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maldonado

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If you want to lose fat switch your diet to whole grains for carbs, lean meats for protein. The only fats you need to worry about are trans and sat fats. The other 2 fats mono and poly help stimulate metabolism. Forget about the shakes not good for your kidneys. You need some cardial of course at least 20 minutes 3 to 4 times a week. If you want to melt the fat off add some forslean. Find it in vitamin stores it's scary how good it works and it's not a stimulant pill.
 
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i dont know if this will help but i used phd wired in afgan and it is awesome, it doesnt give you a sudden hit of energy but is slow re-leasing so whatever your doing you can now do it longer plus it is really easy to drink
 

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Go onto Amazon and look for a book called "The Abs Diet".....written by the editor of Men's Health.

Followed it now for 6 yrs with amazing results!

Good luck
 

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tnation.com look for 'V-DIET' in the Red bar on the top side of the page. I lost 17lbs in 28 days. Read it, and check it out. It works very well.

CPTRook
 

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Hi not sure protein is the way forward here you body can only take in a certain amount of protein a day and the rest gets peed out unless your taking steriods then put as much protein in as you can. You get enough protein with a good diet

Try grenade pink for ladies (green for men) these are fat burners


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Citrus Aurantium 500mg (synephrine)***
Caffeine 300mg
Tyrosine 200mg
Chromium Polynicotinate 10mg
Coleus Forskohli 200mg

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This is not a weight loss gimmick that simulates weight loss in the first week by diuretic effect (which is mainly short term water loss from the tissues.)

What are the benefits?

Natural appetite suppressant (helps to restrict your food intake without losing energy)
Reduces the cravings for sweet & over calorific sugary foods.
Works thermogenicaly with the bodies’ natural thermometer control to help burn off unwanted fat.
Boosts energy and endurance levels smoothly to burn off fat reserves.
Unlike many other weight loss products, Citrus Aurantium does not over stimulate the central nervous system or the cardio vascular system.
We squeeze the most potent natural plant extracts into our supplements.
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Serving Size: 1 capsule and gradually increase dose to maintain adrenalin surge, most should not take after 6pm as it may affect sleep. It is common to consume one capsule in the morning on rising and one 20 mins before exercise providing wakening and exercise is at least 6 hours apart.

Do not use if:

You are pregnant or nursing.
You are being treated for high blood
 

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Wow, I just read through this and there is some strange advice given, and some very conflicting! Hopefully by now the OP has the answer they seek, but just in case I'll add my advice. The basics for loosing body fat are a calorific deficit but not too much otherwise your body enters starvation mode. Basically eat less than you burn. Now there are many, many way's to do this, cyclical ketogenic, targeted ketogenic, carb cycling, timed carbs etc, etc. But you need to choose one that suits your lifestyle. You basically need a balanced diet throughout the day, and to keep your metabolism going. One of the most simplest ways to do this is with small and many meals throughout the day. 4 - 6 meals a day is good, as that will keep the metabolism fired. now obviously eating 6 proper meals a day can be difficult and this is where protein powders come in. They are a great way to keep your calories at the required level without introducing fats or carbs.

Also bear in mind that it is the protein in your diet that repairs and rebuilds your muscles after a workout so a steady supply throughout the day is best. You can drop carbs and it works well but you need to be carefull of rebounds when re-introducing carbs and remember, that when you cut carbs you need to increase your fats, otherwise, in a nutshell,the only source of energy your muscles will have will be protein and muscle. Protein is a great supplement when used as a SUPPLEMENT, don't use it as a main source of nutrition, and make sure you eat plenty of greens if possible, and drink lots of water.
 

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Evening all

Lots of good advice and judging by the age of this thread its probably no longer relevant but for what its worth...

In answer the original question I would recommend USN Pro IGF, compared to most its not got the highest protein content (40g) but its low in sugar and only 2.2g of carbs, and the protein is made up of a mixture 6 types of protein rather than the straight whey protein which I'm told is quickly digested, the idea behind this mixture is a staged release of protein over a period of about 6hrs.

it also tastes pretty good which is quite an important thing for me, I've tried plenty of brands and if its absolutely minging I find it a chore to drink but I realise i'm a ponce and probably on my own with that. My gym buddy would drink tramp urine if someone released a paper claiming it was beneficial!

Another thing to bear in mind is something that works for 1 person may not work for another, as an example I have never seen any benefit in creatine but some people rave about it. we're all different or "special" as my teachers used to call me.
Having said all that I would say i'm a total amateur and in no way an expert on exercise or nutrition.

Thanks, and remember, "pain is weakness leaving the body" ha
 

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Saw this thread and although its fairly late for the op maybe might help out others reading this and have got to the end.

Protein powder


  • Loads of brands but only couple manufacters they buy from. This means your getting the same protein powder complete with bells and whistles as you'd get from a bog standard powder you'd find in a bulk website. Check CoA's (Certificate of Approval) this will show you the make up of the powder where it was tested and i think how bio-available it is, some can be as low as 35%.
  • Dont buy flavoured whey as your get less of the protein you want for more cost. Add Nesquik added sweetener or go for the sugar variaty as thats what most flavoured powders use expensive ones especially.
  • Protein powders do not contain PRO-HORMONES as one poster mentioned and deserves a slap.
  • Protein powders are overrated
If your getting bloated or suffering gas this can be one of three reasons:


  1. Your intolerant to something in the powder either lactose, whey, or whatever
  2. The bad bacteria in your gut is feeding off the crappy carb/filler source your powder contains.
  3. Your body just adjusting to the powder can take a couple weeks.


Fat loss

In a calorie deficit you will always lose muscle mass the only thing that will help stop this is juice as it keeps you in a positive nitrogen balance. Why its best to stick to maintenance cals for as long as possible and sort out your eating habits.

Metabolism


  • If you increase your activity level your metabolism will raise same if you go in a hot or extreme cold environment or increase food consumption same with carrying extra weight on your frame, despite popular misconception fattys have burning white hot metabolisms due to the food consumption and excess weight they have to walk about with, it simply takes more energy (cal's) to do anything.
  • Lower your food intake (dont have to be in a deficit for this to happen eating excessively is what got you fat not maintenance), lower your weight and your metabolism is going to lower as well and theres nothing wrong with this. The more responsive your muscles will get to nutrients.
  • Caffeine increases metabolism but can de-sensitise the muscles at the same time.
  • Most fatloss brands are loaded with caffeine.
  • Some dont but neither will ever be as good as a 20-30% calorie deficit.
  • You can get all the ingredients off red bull for cheaper the cost using a bulk website that sell the individual ingredients in power form.
  • Exercise helps with digestion but it has a very small effect on metabolism. Just lower calories.

Fats


  • Saturated fats or transfats are NOT bad for you. Theres more than one type of saturated fat and can actually help with lowering the bad form of cholesterol (if there was ever such a thing, but i digress).
  • Transfats can be found in offal its what supplement companies make a fortune on advertising it as a potent fat loss product. Ofcourse im talking about Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA).
  • There are man made fats its due to the heating process making transfats, these come in unatural quatities and cause problems. Hydrogenated oils as well.
  • Despite what some may think, poly oils can be quite nasty as well you dont need it in high quantites and the stuff is very fragile which can turn rancid quite fast, reason why i wouldnt take peanut butter for the health benefits or live on mcdonalds fries.

Going off topic if i may nuts/oats or whole grains in general need to be prepared properly they have a nasty coating of anti-nutrients and on the whole really quite difficult to digest and can have negative effects on water retention due to intolerances it causes.
 

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In order to increase my calorie and supplement intake I am taking a protein powder by Olymp out of Poland. The strawberry flavour is very nice and mixed well in the blender. No side effects this far after being on it for a month. it can be expensive if you don't have a direct contact as it's just under 20quid for 750g.

Tapmaster
 

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Okies the very best flavor - does taste like a dessert if u use only 8 ounces / 350ml of water in the shake - is PURE PROTEIN from USN.. U cant go wrong there.. no carbs. They have it in spitachio, vanilla, strawberry, chocolate.. It is the BEST !!
 

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Reflex Instant Mass if you want a quality weight gainer that isn't full of sugars. Bodybuilding Warehouse is hard to beat for protein, huge amount of servings per tub!
 

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Did anyone see that BBC documentary that investigated protein powders and other such supplements. There was no scientific evidence to suggest that protein powders led to any real gains and was referred to as just a "very expensive glass of milk"

Creatine was the only supplements which led to performance increases in the average human being.
 
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