We chatted with a professional… aka Ben, our Fitness Director at Fit Factory Braintree. Our calendars are starting to fill up now that the holidays are around the corner! Sometimes when life gets busy, your first thought isn’t to meet your macros but this is when you need them the most. You’re getting your workouts in, you’re trying to build muscle but you're lacking the nutrients you need to really reach your goals and see results. We’re here to help you discover the best meal replacements to get the macros you need when you’re busy!
Here’s what Ben has to say about using supplements:
“Trying to gain muscle is only 1 small reason for supplementation. The objective from the beginning is to fill gaps in our diets to ensure proper functioning of our bodies' many processes. There are an abundant amount of nutrient deficiencies a person can have from Vitamin C to Calcium that play a vital role in our health. A good example of when this can happen is when we go on a calorie deficit diet to lose weight. By cutting total daily calories we limit the total micro and macro nutrients we give our bodies. Supplementation of these nutrients allows us to ensure proper daily intake without the added calories to help with weight loss.
Think about pregnancy, every mom does their very best to keep to a clean diet to help with their child's development. Even with this conscious effort, doctors recommend a prenatal vitamin. This is due to knowing that even if we eat absolutely perfectly, a mother will still not hit the appropriate daily nutrient numbers that are shown to decrease risks during the stages of pregnancy. All in all, supplementing more of certain nutrients can aid in the development of muscle, but the primary goal should be a balanced diet with supplements helping to fill the gaps where needed.”
Ok… so where do I start?
Well, first, never skip a meal because you’re busy. Being busy enhances your need for nutrients! You have plenty of options when it comes to meal replacements such as dotFIT protein powders or protein bars! For example, meal replacements such as the LeanMR™ have demonstrated positive results in weight control studies when used to replace one or two meals a day, allowing freedom of choice for remaining allotted calories. You’re allowing the flexibility you need to get your nutrients while on the go AND there is still room for treats from the holiday party!
Need something even more convenient? Try dotWAFERs! These bars are perfect for people “on the go” when whole food is not available or convenient. From portion control, to managing your appetite to accelerating weight loss, these nutrient-rich meal substitutes will be the perfect solution. Like many of the dotFIT bars, dotWAFERs are handmade and baked with high quality ingredients. They are high in protein with low cholesterol and a good source of calcium. Bars are great for guiltless dessert options or even just an anytime meal replacement… oh and to really make them melt in your mouth, they are microwaveable!
Learn more about dotFIT and how these supplements can help you prioritize your health during this busy season.