If you've been training consistently and eating well the past two weeks, you're already doing great. Keep it up!
Today, I want to talk a bit about supplements. Supplements like branched-chain amino acids, whey protein, and carbohydrates like dextrose can be beneficial once you've got the training and nutrition components locked in. Supplements can be expensive, but they're worthwhile investments.
If money is an issue, I recommend spending your hard-earned cash on whey protein powder. Each time you have a hard workout, you break down muscle. You need adequate amounts of protein to help repair and build new, stronger muscle fibers. Whey is a highly bioavailable, fast-digesting source of protein, so it's great for this purpose.
Eating enough protein on a daily basis can be a challenge. Did you know that a 4-ounce chicken breast contains approximately 30 grams of protein? If you're a 180-pound man, eating 4 ounces of chicken 5 times per day can get really tiresome. Whey protein supplements allow you to drink your protein and more easily meet your daily protein requirements, but you should also vary your whole-food sources.