Leslie’s Supplement Toolbox

Hey!

So just to be up front and clear… this isn’t a page full of crappy overpriced products that I’m gonna try to “con” you into buying so I make a referral income or something. These are nutritional supplements that I found helpful on my journey, and since I think they may also help you – key word here is “may” – I’m sharing them here with you.

Try ‘em, or not. Up to you. Remember nothing here is a miracle cure for anything. Supplements help, but that’s all they do. You still have to do the work.

Whey Protein

whey protein

It’s hard to get decent food on the road, and it’s certainly difficult to get a high quality protein source. Sure, there’s protein, but it’s usually deep fried and breaded and slathered in sauce. Not good.

A couple of scoops of why protein placed in a ziplock baggie and thrown into your suitcase, takes care of this in a hurry. I like whey for a number of reasons; it mixes up well in a shaker cup (I mix mine with milk so I also get some carbs with my shake) which means I don’t need to haul a blender around. It’s a smooth tasting, comes in many flavors, and even aids in weight loss.

Need I say more?

Glutamine

Glutamine is a conditionally-essential amino acid which – the supplement retailers tell us – we should supplement with under periods of extreme training because our body needs more of it. Is this true? No fucking idea. Sounds a bit like advertising bullshit to me. All I know is that glutamine the bomb for supressing sugar cravings. It takes a lot to suppress my sweet tooth and this stuff works like no tomorrow. You have to take a lot though – 5 to 10 grams (1 to 2 teaspoons per serving) for it to work, so buy a bulk powder, not capsules, if you want to give this one a try.

Green tea

green tea
Green Tea

Yeah, yeah, here comes the hippy, new-age feel good shit about green tea. After all, everyone is talking about this stuff. And yeah, I get it… it’s an acquired taste. And I don’t want you buying that shitty Lipton stuff either. To get the most benefit, you need to buy the loose leaf stuff and make it in a diffuser.

Green tea may help with weight loss a bit, but it’s so much more than that. The list of benefits is crazy – it’s an amazing anti-oxidant to start with, and it goes a long way to reversing the damage we’ve done to our bodies from years of over indulgences. Great stuff if you can handle taste (start by making really mild tea… that’s easier to deal with).

Chromium

This is another supplement I really like for its ability to control my sweet tooth. Chromium helps regulate insulin response so it helps moderate blood sugar levels and may have value to pre-diabetics. I like the chromium polynicotinate version the best.

Hope these supplements help you achieve your goals!

Cheers,

Leslie