I’ve been doing a decent amount of research on supplements to take when trying to lose weight or body fat pecentage and this is where I’m starting.
My average day begins with a meal replacement shake and a fish oil pill. Depending on how hungry I am, I might have a small handful of almonds, fruit, or a sandwich (If I’m starving).
Sometime around noon I have a snack which is probably a handful of almonds or some fruit. I like to save my second meal replacement shake (and fish oil pill) until around 3pm or 4pm (I get off work at 5pm) that way I will have enough energy to complete my workout and give it my all.
Speaking of energy, Around 5pm, I like to take my amino acid supplement and creatine. (This gives me about 30 minutes for it to kick in before my workout.)
Post-workout, I take a protein shake with creatine within 30 minutes of completing my exercise and a fish oil pill after a nicely portioned, healthy meal.
This is the start of my eating healthy journey as well as my first time ever taking supplements. I am in no means an expert and I am still figuring out what work best for my body. So far I have lost 5 lbs since I started 1 1/2 weeks ago. There would probably be more weight loss but I am incredibly awful at eating healthy and moving around (let alone exercise) on the weekends since I stay in my room a lot and don’t leave the house.
Below I have written my personal review for the supplements and what not…
SLIM FAST MEAL REPLACEMENT:
I take this meal replacement twice a day when I wake up and for lunch Monday through Friday typically. I buy the powder because it’s cheaper and mix it with 2% milk. It does an awesome job at keeping me full for about 4 to 5 hours with one small healthy snack and I love the taste.
I bought mine off of bodybuilding.com. It’s lemon flavored and doesnt give me fish burps which apparently is a problem with these supplements. I take mine 3x a day with a meal as recommended. When I take them with my meal replacement, I feel slightly nauseous but it normally goes away within a hour or so. Probably because I’m not getting enough calories from the slimfast but it’s tolerable. I’m not too sure if the fish oil is doing anything for me but from my research, it has a lot of benefits for everyone.. plus I got a great deal on them!
AMINO ENERGY :
I take 3 scoops before a workout for energy and to help recovery time. It definitely puts some pep in my step but the flavor is really strong.
Today is my 2nd day taking this. I buy the unflavored and mix it in with my slimfast or protein shakes. Not sure yet how much it benefits me but it’s suppose to help lose body fat and build lean muscle mass.
MUSCLETECH PLATINUM WHEY:
I take this once a day after workout. It’s the first protein powder I’ve ever used and it’s delicious.
I’ve also been drinking a minimum of 64 ounces since last Monday.
Again, I’m still new to all this so I’d love to have your input or what supplements you like to take!
I’m still tweaking my workout schedule but I will have it posted by the weekend. Probably sooner rather than later.