Supplements are becoming more and more popular with people who want to lose weight or re-shape their bodies. Supplements will never replace a great diet and hard training, but they can help you hit you lose fat and build more muscle. If you're wondering where supplements fit into the Lean Body program, this is the page for you.
Supplements are safe for men and women to use, but you should always read the full product label on anything you want to purchase. I recommend a combination of tried and true products to help you get the most from your training and nutrition plan, so let's dig into the specific supplements to use during the Lean Body Trainer.
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It's easy to get confused by the massive selection of sports and dietary supplements on the market, which is why I'm here to help. The supplements below are my personal recommendations to help you get the most from the Lean Body program. They'll help you tackle every training session and get great results from your transformation.
If you've already got a nearly full supplement cupboard and just need to add a few essentials, you can pick each product individually. If you want a synergistic supplement combo to support your hard work, my male and female stacks will equip you with everything you need and save you a little extra cash.
Lean Body Essentials
Protein is responsible for tissue growth and repair, which includes muscle growth and recovery. Protein supplements can make your life much easier and make sure you don't miss out on this essential nutrient.
Protein PowdersProtein powders typically contain protein—whether whey, casein, egg, or a blend—and very little filler. They're a great way to boost your overall protein intake without additional fats, carbohydrates, or other ingredients. You should mix protein in a blender or shaker bottle with skim milk, water, or fruit juice.
Recommended: Lean Pro8
Ready-To-Drink SupplementsRTDs are packaged individually and ready to use when you are. Choose "soft-side drink boxes" rather than cans to avoid the over-cooking that can happen during the canning process.
Recommended: Lean Body RTD
Protein BarsYou also have protein bars, which can be a good alternative to candy bars, but read the labels of any protein bar you consider! Some bars are very high in sugar and fat, and they might even have more calories than a candy bar!
Protein supplements can be taken at any time during the day when you need a snack or extra nutrition. I recommend taking a protein shake directly after your workout to give your muscles the necessary nutrients to kick start recovery and growth.
Remember to follow the recommended serving size for each individual protein supplement so that you don't overdo the calories. As always, read the label for best results.
Meal Replacement Powder
Meal replacement powders (MRPs) act as mini-meals. They have a solid serving of muscle-building protein and also include carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals. They're a convenient way to get great nutrition, especially on the go. Since protein is essential for muscle growth and repair, a good MRP is always the first supplement I recommend for people ready to transform.
Recommended: Lean Body MRP
Pre-workout supplements can help boost your energy and performance in the gym. They typically contain desirable performance ingredients like creatine, beta-alanine, nitric oxide boosters, caffeine, and more. These ingredients can help you train harder and get the most out of every workout.
Recommended: Super Charge Pre-Workout
Fish oil and other essential fatty acid supplements are extremely beneficial for overall health and wellness. Essential fats are called "essential" because your body can't produce them on its own, which means they must be obtained from diet or supplements. Essential omega-3 fats, like those found in fish oil, provide a wide array of health benefits. They may support your fat-loss efforts; support normal, healthy immune function; and support heart, brain, vision, and joint health.
Recommended: EFA Lean Gold
Fat burners can be useful weapons in your supplement arsenal, but if you're taking a fat burner and expect fat to melt off your body without any work, you're going to be disappointed. Use a fat burner to support your lean-body goals, but make sure to keep your focus on clean nutrition and hard training.
Fat burners typically contain natural herbal extracts and other ingredients that may curb appetite, support a healthy metabolism, and promote extra energy. My recommended fat burner is free of stimulants and contains three powerful fat-burning compounds, including green coffee bean extract.
Recommended: Garcinia Cambogia
Lean Body Optional Supplements
Advanced Fat Burner
For extra results, consider adding a stimulant-based fat burner to your supplement regimen. Stimulant-based fat burners may help curb appetite, support positive mood, and give you an extra boost of energy to assist your fat-loss efforts.
To help support your micronutrient requirements, you should start your day with a natural multivitamin-mineral supplement. A good multivitamin helps fill any gaps left in your whole-food diet by providing a full array of micronutrients. A multivitamin supports your overall health and wellness, may boost your energy levels, and can help your muscles recover from your workouts.
The best time to take a multivitamin is in the morning, but some products will suggest a serving in the morning and at lunch. Always follow the label for maximum results.
If you're interested in getting the most from the Lean Body program, I suggest you invest in supplements before you get going so you're fully prepared and have everything you need to make some serious progress.
You can find all the essential supplements for the complete 12-Week Lean Body Program in the men's and women's stacks below. These stacks have everything you need to succeed, including information on how to use the supplements for best results!