7 Reasons you don't need supplements
Right, disclaimer: Some of you may benefit from supplements, sure.
But the vast majority of you reading this (my demographic) won’t.
Here’s 7 reasons why...
1. Protein Shakes
Fuck me, protein shakes and fitness. Right let me explain it for you, protein is a requirement by the body, we all need differing amounts to be obtained through a varied diet. Protein shakes are good to supplement a diet deficient in protein and they can be a good idea post workout in shake form. However TOO MANY OF YOU seem to think that you have a shake post workout or with your porridge and that’s your protein for the day done.
I reckon 95% of people who take a protein shake DO NOT GET ENOUGH PROTEIN IN as they’re relying on the damn shake. Are they beneficial, yeah in some cases. Most of the time you just need to eat more of it.
It’s filtered milk people, FILTERED MILK.
Well done for paying £60 for a tub though.
For the top athletes perhaps, research isn’t solid surrounding pre, intra or post use.
But your hero who’s ripped and shredded takes them… It’s called an endorsement
Well done for believing that it was his BCAA’s that got him in that shape (not testosterone.)
3. “Fat Burners”
In most cases a stimulant that increases the amount of calories you would use in that typical period of time. All legal varieties prove to make little to no difference to a bad diet.
Best way to burn calories is not to eat them when you don’t need to.
Besides, drinking enough Boo Tea and you’ll shit the bed, literally.
4. Gainer Shakes
How did fat people get fat? From eating too much food.
If you’re looking to gain size, try more food, not a gainer shake.
Easy ways to obtain calories would be full fat milk and butter, you ever buttered your veg, it’s fucking fantastic, you’ll be hyper-caloric in no time.
(that’s an excess of calories to build muscle, you need to be hyper caloric for muscle growth.)
5. Pre Workouts
Good way to head straight first into adrenal fatigue, they have their place but you don’t need them.
Let’s talk human evolution, we have a fight or flight response whereby under the right stress we can fight to the death against anyone at any time.
Yet you can’t get up for a gym session??
Maybe it’s not the fact that you need a pre-workout, maybe you’re just not that up for this whole lifting weights thing. Try a coffee before you train, if that’s not enough go play Tennis instead or something.
Also to be found in: REAL FOOD!!
Stop eating shit, clear up your diet and eat more greens and you’ll be all good.
This one actually is a fantastic supplement, it makes you stronger, last longer, bigger to name a few.
You need to take it all the time, not just when you fancy.
But here’s a question to ask yourself…
Are you a strength athlete?
Are you even an athlete?
Do you need it?
Chances are probably not, if you’re a 24 year old girl who works in PR and trains occasionally in the evenings, you’ll be fine without it.
Varied diet you’ll get it.
Supplements, massively understood.
“To supplement your diet, not add on the side of a below par diet to expect above par results.”