My supplements what should I add or drop?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by machine29, May 28, 2008.

  1. machine29

    machine29 Guest

    so, i am just getting back heavy into supplements and I need some advice on what I should keep and what I should drop and anything else I should be taking:

    Right now I am taking:

    Multivitamin
    Glucosamine
    Flaxseed Oil
    DHEA
    Xenadrine Thermogenic
    Xyience Muscle Meal, 32g protein, 2g creatine glutamine



    Im about to order a Green supplement from GNC

    how does it look?

    I am a runner and I circuit train with weights.
     
  2. Graver

    Graver Blue Belt

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    i would swap the flax oil for straight up fish oil or do both, and get rid of crappy overpriced xyience in exchange for plain ole whey and bcaa powder or pills.

    greens is a good idea, i personally favor greens+ powder

    and u might might want to try some creatine monohydrate post work out depending on your goals...more and more good research is coming out on it daily.

    im all for thermos/"fat burner"/energy pills as long as their used in conjunction with good diet and excercise, not in lieu of
     
  3. machine29

    machine29 Guest

    Im a vegetarian so I cant do the fish oil

    I got the Xyience for 34 bucks for a 5lb tub, so it was a good deal and tastes good.

    Im gonna finish it out and then switch to something else.

    I use thermo's with a great diet and tons of conditioning.
     
  4. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Define great

    Give us a general outline


    NOW
     
  5. machine29

    machine29 Guest

    maybe not GREAT but decent enough to lose 100lbs


    Breakfast:
    weight control oatmeal
    5 egg whites
    fruit

    Lunch
    bowl of vegetable soup
    salad
    protein bar

    Dinner:
    Whole Wheat pasta with organic sauce
    2 veggies


    Drink an afterworkout protein shake

    snack:
    Fruit Aoples,strawberries,grapes, pineapples *not all in the same day but variations*

    100 calorie bag of Orville Redenbacher natural popcorn


    Thats a sample day
     
  6. Gary Peters

    Gary Peters Purple Belt Professional Fighter

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    Umm or why dont you eat 4-6 meals a day containing either:

    A. Vegetables/Lean Protein
    B. Fruit/Lean Protein

    It's a simple formula that works.
     
  7. Ziltoid

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    Yeah man. You should eat more often to get your M E T A bolism revved up to help burn fat.
     
  8. takeahnase

    takeahnase watching the swarm

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    I think your diet needs more work than your supps. Add some nuts at least.
     
  9. machine29

    machine29 Guest

    Ive honestly considered going back to eating meat.

    Im not a vegetarian like others. I dont care about causes or killing animals. I was tired of being fat and challenged myself to become one.

    4 years later and I have lost a ton of weight and it really helped me get disciplined in a lot of other areas of my life.

    I no longer drink sodas or caffeine and I have been able to accomplish a lot of goals.

    Goin back to eating lean meats though i feel would elevate me tremendously.

    I just worry if I go back, maybe some of my other bad habits will come back.......

    probably a stupid way of thinking.


    I guess I worry that if i start back eating meat, I will become very ill.

    I dont know how to start back without getting real sick or if that would even happen.


    Ill definitely add nuts in there.

    also, i eat every 3-4 hours.
     
  10. takeahnase

    takeahnase watching the swarm

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    I was a vegetarian (for "moral" reasons) for 5 years in my teens and early 20s. I went back to eating meat and had no health issues at all. I farted a bit more and toilet smells became somewhat more pungent, that was it. Being a vegetarian for "health" reasons does not really make sense for most people.
     
  11. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    ^^^^

    when i cut down on meat (never cut out), I find when I go to the toilet its much worse (smell wise). Too much fiber!

    It is very stupid

    You won't become ill, just slowly work it back in so your body doesn't freak out. Don't start by eating a 500g steak for example

    Almonds- eat them

    Fish oil- don't be a hippy. If you don't have an allergic reaction to it. The conversion of ala to dha and epa is like 5-10%
     
  12. Cydewynder20

    Cydewynder20 Green Belt

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    Haha.....I'm tempted to put that line in my sig.

    But seriously, if you have no moral objection, you should be taking fish oil.
     
  13. machine29

    machine29 Guest

    ^
    thanks guys

    Going to go out and get some fish oil.


    I also got some Muscle Milk today *the individual pack* and it was very very tasty.

    So Im gonna buy a tub of it Sunday and stop the shitty Xyience which destroys my stomach.

    quick question:

    Should I take Muscle Milk BEFORE I work out

    Or just take it after?

    Or both?
     
  14. mackz

    mackz Guest

    ^ If you still have some dough to waste get some

    BCAA and Creatine

    Also, I've noticed that Greens (any greens supp) gives me gas. This also includes Fishoil (Most oils)..just a heads up. Wait....most of my supps give me horrendous gas problems.

    As for Muscle Milk, you can take it pre and post.... I usually take whey protein post
     
  15. machine29

    machine29 Guest

    HAHA hopefully i won't be "wasting" my money!

    Recommendation on a good Creatine?
     
  16. Gary Peters

    Gary Peters Purple Belt Professional Fighter

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    Creatine Monohydrate Powder... the other forms of Creatine don't have much research backing them up. I have tried a couple other kinds and personally did not notice the kind of differences I have with mono.
     
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    Ban for stupidity
     
  18. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    Honestly, I think you need to get your diet in check before you start cramming in supplements. Just from looking at your diet, you're probably undereating...and you're a vegetarian who barely eats vegetables.

    Those are the two I'd change first, then work on nutrient timing (ie: carbs primarily PWO and in the morning). I bet you'll see more rapid change from that than adding a greens product - if losing fat is your goal.
     
  19. machine29

    machine29 Guest

    Thanks a lot

    I dont know what I would've done without your trolling.
     
  20. bSquared949

    bSquared949 Guest

    i never really used to eat greens because of taste so i bought some greens supplements.
    after drinking that nasty greens shit i decided that regular greens taste so much better.
     

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