I too am a nutritional pill junky
It is definitely very easy to get carried away, particularly with all the loads of information that is out there. I was up to 20+ tablets per day, but managed to pare it down a bit now!
I have found a pretty good protein shake. It is LadyBird Figure Tone
. I like it as it is 82% protein and can be used as a meal replacement (breakfast yum
) as it has all the vitamins/minerals. Also it's not milk-based, but it does contain whey protein, which as I found out is derived from milk solids... I'm basically vegan so I take notice of these things
Oh and it's way cheaper if you order it from Complete Health
Another good one is Nature's Way soy protein. That is available in all the supermarkets. I get the natural flavour one as it's higher in protein. As it's a bit bland, I load it with sweetner, or blend it in with some fruit and soy milk.
The same LadyBird brand has a good multivitamin. It's in a capsule, with the loose powder inside. My mind says this would be easier for the body to break down than a tablet. (Does anyone know how many vitamin tablets end up in sewage farms?? Amazing
I also take Chromium Picolinate for sugar cravings, vitamin B5 for stress (hoping this will also help reduce cortisol levels, which I am sure are responsible for those annoying leftover fat deposits... wonder if anyone knows about this?), and ThermoSlim Plus for my metabolism (or lack thereof!).
When I remember, I take liquid L-Carnitine before I go for my workouts, as it helps the body to use up fat stores for energy. I can actually notice this one working, as I am far warmer during the workout than without it. I remembered to take some this morning and, even though it was a freeeezing morning, I was hardly cold at all
During TTOM I also take a herbal diuretic for fluid retention, evening primrose oil, and Vitex, which work pretty well.
I am a very good girl and religiouly eat my 5 veg and 2 fruit every day. But on occasions when I don't I take an Agel EXO
. It's a little packet of gel that contains a big dose of antioxidants... apparently equivalent to 3-5 serves of fruit/veg
Anway, I just think they're yummy.
Most likely I don't need any of this as my diet is pretty good and every blood test I've had has been spot on. The things we do