What supplements can I take for weight loss?

Answer:

Keep in mind that weight loss occurs when you maintain a calorie deficit - that is, you're burning more calories than you're consuming. Supplements can help meet your daily nutrient need and meal replacements have been shown to improve weight loss and maintenance. 

Here's a sample Weight Loss & Health Supplement Program:

ActiveMV - Multivitamin & Mineral Formula - take one daily immediately following first regular meal of the day

LeanMR:

  • Use as directed within daily meal planning (see below) and to make sure you get ~1 g of protein per pound of lean body mass (or weight if not overweight) daily from all sources divided 3-5 times daily 
  • Can also be used as a supplement to a meal or by itself (or mixed with desired supporting contents) to shore up total daily protein needs 

As Needed:

Super Calcium+ - Use if you do not meet the daily needs of calcium (~1,000 mg) from food 

  • Take 1 or 2 daily with meals; if you need to take 2, one with AM meal; 2nd with PM meal; Males take 1 only if needed 

SuperOmega-3 Fish Oils

  • Take 1 daily with meal if not consuming 8 ounces weekly of fatty fish 

Meal Replacement Integration

Weight loss phase

Meal Replacements (MRs) generally supply two small meals a day and allow freedom of choice from traditional foods for the remaining allotted foods/calories. Therefore, use as two small meals within any calorie restricted meal plan of 3-5 meals since it's been shown that frequent small meals are better for weight loss than fewer larger ones especially as it relates to satiety, preservation of lean body mass (LBM) and energy levels 

Maintenance phase: 

Continue to consume 3-5 small meals daily within caloric allotment that include 2 meal replacements or convenience and to help ensure overall diet quality while reducing food costs