Losing 120 pounds is not easy. It takes time, dedication, and persistence. To help me lose fat and build muscles I take 4 different supplements along with eating a strict diet and an intense strength training regiment. This has been my supplement regiment over the past 6 months to help me lose the last 35 pounds.
I take Whey Protein, pre-workout, BCAAs, an ECA Stack, and the most important is eating real food. I use these for muscle recovery, energy, and as an appetite suppressant. I recommend consulting your doctor before taking any supplements.
The Whey Protein that I am currently using is
MusclePharm Combat Powder. I use Whey Protein as a post-workout supplement for muscle recovery. The protein is easily digested which allows it to get to the muscles faster to help rebuild muscle and recover from my workouts. I also use the whey protein in my nighttime smoothie. I blend the protein with frozen berries and almond milk for my last meal of the day. I consume at least 350 grams of protein a day and it is an easy delicious way to get the protein I need. Whey protein can also be used for cooking. I add protein to oatmeal bites I make to sneak a bit more protein into my diet. Oatmeal Protein Bite Recipe.
Most all of the pre-workout supplements I have used containing Caffeine, B-Vitamins, amino acids, creatine, beta-aline, and niacin. The pre-workouts delays fatigue while improving reaction time and muscular endurance. I am currently taking
Pro Supps Mr. Hyde.. This is a pretty powerful pre-workout and I wouldn’t recommend taking this unless you have taken pre-workout before and have an idea of how your body reacts to them. If you are new to pre-workouts I would recommend.
Cellucor,C4 I take my pre-workouts about 20 minutes before my workout.
These are Branch Chain Ammino Acids, they consist of three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAA supplementation can promote muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time. I take the BCAAs in the morning, mix with my pre-workout, and mid afternoon usually with a protein bar. I would recommend,
BPI Sports Best BCAA Powder or
Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy.
ECA stacks are used in weight loss programs and as a stimulant. ECA is an stands for ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin. I use this supplement as a fat burner and appetite suppressant. I am not recommending a particular brand because I think you should do research on this before taking. I take one pill first thing in the morning.
Eating real food is the most important part of any supplement regiment. On average I consume 350 grams of protein, 220 grams of carbohydrates, and 70 grams of fat each day. I eat 4 large meals and have 3 snacks throughout the day.
Most of my protein comes from eggs, chicken, lean ground beef, lean cuts of pork and steak. These foods are high in protein and low in fat.
For carbs, I eat lots of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, rice, potatoes, and quinoa. These sources are high in fiber, low amounts of sugar, and have a low on the glycemic index.
The fats that I get come from the meat that I eat, nuts, and olive oil. I try to limit my saturated fat intake and eat foods that are higher in unsaturated fats.
I try to eat as little processed foods as possible. Most the processed foods I eat come from foods like my protein bars. I try not to drink too much alcohol, maybe once or twice a month. Over the past 6 months, I have cut out fast food altogether. Eating foods that are nutrient dense and have low calories allows me to eat larger amounts of food which helps me stay fuller longer. This intern leads to me being able to limit my cravings.
Over the past 6 months, I have cut out fast food altogether. I’m eating foods that are nutrient dense and have fewer calories allows me to eat larger amounts of food which helps me stay fuller longer. This intern leads to me being able to limit my cravings.
Eating these foods and taking these supplements will not work if you don’t work. I strength train 1.5-2 hours a day plus 20-25 minutes of cardio each day. Eating these foods and taking these supplements allows me to recover from my workouts, and they give me the energy to endure the workouts.