I want to talk to you about a word that makes everybody skeptical.
That word is supplements.
I don't blame you if you're skeptical when you hear this word, because supplements are not even regulated by the FDA. You really have to do your homework in order to understand if you can trust a supplement.
But here's the thing. There's really only four ways to help yourself get to your fitness goals.
There are many kinds of supplements out there. There's a pill for anything these days. Let's start with a couple that we'll both agree right away that are necessary.
Most doctors will tell you that you don't get all your vitamins, so take a multivitamin.
Many doctors will tell you that you don't get in all the fiber that you need. You need 28 to 30 grams of fiber a day, so many people supplement with a fiber source, Metamucil, or something like that.
But that's not all. There are other supplements that are necessary for our bodies.
For example, our diet is ketogenic, so if you really want to experience the benefits of ketones, you may want to try adding some exogenous ketones.
This is especially important if you're somebody that kind of dips in and out of your regiment. Maybe you still have a few treats and cheats here and there so you're not really able to experience that nutritional ketosis that maybe a body builder or a dedicated movie star getting in shape for a movie might experience. Then you would want to incorporate exogenous ketones into your daily routine.
Exogenous ketones have so many benefits. So. Many. Benefits.
And so many more important things we all struggle with.
Exogenous ketones are a supplement that you want take because you can't produce enough ketones on your own.
This is one thing that I take every morning. In fact, I take it with a little Airborne, because I want to make sure that I don't get sick.
Nobody's got time for that, right?
Next up on the list: a cleanse.
We said that most doctors would recommend that you supplement with fiber, especially on a ketogenic diet. When you eliminate breads, fruits, and things like that, those are fiber sources.
So we're going to need to supplement with fiber.
This is mostly fiber, but there's a couple other things in here, because it's necessary to cleanse our body. We need to detox.
Many diseases start with a build up of toxins in our intestines.
See, we look at our hands and we see that our hands are dirty, so we go wash 'em.
But we don't have that same chance to look at our insides.
If we did look at our insides, we'd find out that 50% of people, that's one out of two, that's you and me right here, one of us could be walking around with a parasite.
You can have up to 25 pounds of undigested fecal matter just packed on to your insides at any given time.
If it sounds gross to you, then here's something you might wanna do to prevent having a body that's just so toxic, that it's building up with carcinogens and leading to other diseases and problems.
Cleanse. Detox. Every few months. It's very important.
Last but not least, it's crucial to supplement with protein.
Can't I just eat steak or chicken after a workout? Or have some eggs? You could, but they're slower digesting.
What we need is a high quality protein that will be fast digesting. What you want right after a workout is whey protein.
They used to say that eggs were the best protein, we know now that whey is the best protein for fast digestion after a workout.
Here's what's happening: after a workout your muscles are catabolic. That means they're breaking down.
You want to shift them into an anabolic state, which is where they're recovering. The way you do that is by giving your body a dose of fast-acting protein.
At night-time you want a slower-acting protein.
See, we want protein every few hours, but we don't want to have to wake up in the middle of the night just to get our protein in. This is why you would have a slow digesting protein before bed.
You want protein every few hours because proteins break down into amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle tissue.
Here's the catch; they disappear every few hours, so you need to add a few more to your body.
Most studies would suggest that we need one gram of protein per pound of body weight, per day. So we try to divide that into of 30 grams of protein per meal throughout the day. It works out to about five or six meals.
That's going to satisfy the typical person.
However, at night time, when you're trying to do that every few hours, you need a slower digesting protein like casein.
My favorite is Chocolate Peanut Butter from Ascent Protein. This company's parent company is actually Leprino's, a company local to me. It's known to be one of the less processed proteins, probably the least processed protein, and it's the most natural.
I mix my casein with four ounces of almond milk and it turns into a pudding consistency. I can have my self a little chocolate peanut butter pudding at night.
I can feel like I'm cheating, taste like I'm cheating, but I'm actually doing something really good for myself. I'm having a slow digesting casein protein before bed so that while I'm asleep for eight hours, it's digesting more slowly and still feeding that muscle tissue that is now recovering.
So, let's recap. Here's three supplements that I that you have to have.
There's really no way to get them from just a health diet, so this is a great example of why supplementation is important.
Remember, there's only four ways to help yourself.
That's the answer. Now get out there and tackle those goals!
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