A great question we are asked here at Innovative Results from our clients is, “should I take supplements for weight loss, muscle growth, or strength gains?”
Most importantly, please remember that supplements are meant to “supplement” a healthy diet, they are not intended to replace nutrients (real food), or apply a “quick-fix” to your fitness goals.
At the end of the day, you will still have to get moving with some form of exercise and maintain a healthy personal nutrition routine.
That being said, whether you take supplements, or are considering adding supplements to your personal nutrition plan it is important to know what is out there and what your options are regarding personal nutrition, strength gains, and weight loss.
Supplements can definitely help you stay focused, engaged and energetic through your workouts, but again they can’t help you if you aren’t pursuing some sort of fitness training.
A great start is a food journal, figure out where your dietary needs fall and work with REAL food first (if God made it, eat it…natural is better), then if supplementing fits into your nutritional and performance needs you will be well equipped with your personal blue print.
A food journal will help you stay on track with your daily nutrition, and give you a solid foundation for recovery, whether your goal is weight loss, fat loss, muscle gain, strength gain, or increased performance. We recommend My Fitness Pal, because it is easy-to-use, simple, an app on your phone, and FREE.
Ready for your Personal Nutrition and Supplement Blue Print?
Our buddies from the Onnit Research Team have put together a great breakdown of using supplements in capsule or powder form and which will be more beneficial to you!
Ready to add supplements to your nutrition plan?
IR Founder, Owner, and Onnit sponsored athlete Aaron Guyett has some recommendations!
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