Do you buy into supplements that advertise themselves as “Metabolism Boosters” or “Fat Burning”??
Do you restrict your calories in attempt to lose weight faster?
If you workout intensely 3-5 days/week, your body needs at least 2,400 calories a day to maintain its energy level. Depleting your body of this caloric intake signals stress and turns on fat storage instead of burning fat! Why?? Because women’s bodies are designed to STORE fat.
Now let’s talk supplements…
Supplements should be used as a supplementation to a diet rich in whole foods, NOT a replacement
If you’re not flooding your body with the nutrients it needs, it cannot function at its best, but certain supplements can be added to help boost body functions.
A daily multivitamin is a good way to cover your nutrient bases.
Fish oils are also essential to help you get your healthy Omega’s in each day.
Vitamin D is important especially if you live somewhere without regular, direct sunlight as it plays a key role in cell function and immune system support.
Good digestive bacteria can be diminished through stress and an unhealthy diet, so it is important that you replenish that on a regular basis with probiotics.
Digestive enzymes are useful to help break down the food you are eating so you can absorb the most amount of nutrients.
Too much stress on the body disrupts the endocrine and digestive systems; Taking daily adaptogens can help the body deal with and manage stress.