Diet Planning – Do I need Supplements? Part 1
Supplements can be in the form of; Whey protein powders, Casein protein powders, BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids), creatine, Pre-workouts, intra-workouts, mineral supplements, vitamin supplements, raspberry ketones, ‘slimming teas and shakes’, Herbalife…. (makes me shudder when I mention their name), slim fast, aloe vera, cod liver oil, Visalus and all of the other pyram… I mean MLM (multi level marketing) scheme brands. These are just to name a few.
Basically nowadays, there is a supplement for pretty much everything! There will be many more supplements created for many more purposes. In fact, if anyone reading this can think of a new reason people need to take a supplement (doesn’t have to be backed by good science, there are many out there that making lots of money which aren’t!), email me and we’ll create something! We’ll get some good marketers on board and we’ll make a killing!
All joking aside, when it comes to diet planning supplements can in fact be a useful addition to a person’s daily nourishment. Especially if an individual struggles to obtain good quality food and drink in sufficient quantities to support whatever their body composition goals are, provided they have any in the first place!
There are many reasons a person does not need them or should refuse to use certain types. In Part 2 of this topic, I shall list some reasons for and against supplement inclusion in diet planning and then from there, you can decide whether you think you really need them or not!