STIMULANTS

There are three methods to burning fat:

  1. Stimulants

  2. Non – Stimulants

  3. Nighttime Formula

STIMULANTS:

Stimulants, in my opinion, are probably the most falsely advertised product out there. They can definitely help accelerate results if you are doing everything else right: diet, exercise, sleeping, etc. but they are not magic pills.

There are three main benefits of stimulants:

  1. Gives you energy, providing you with sustained energy throughout the day.

  1. Suppresses your appetite, reducing/eliminating cravings.

  1. Raises your core temperature about 1 degree, causing you to sweat more during your workout, and throughout the rest of the day, which will help burn more calories.

Stimulant products have a variety of levels and specific benefits:

If you are looking to try a stimulant for the first time, many people like to go with a product with lower strength, containing 100-150 mg of caffeine, for example, which would give you good sustained energy throughout the day.

(Suggested Product: Thermo Evolution.)

Another great aspect of stimulants is that many contain an ingredient called dendrobium. Dendrobium helps to release the serotonin in your brain, which serves sort of like a happy pill. Companies use this ingredient to fight the hangry feeling people get when dieting. If you are looking for a mood enhancer, increased energy and good value, try something like this.

(Suggested Product: Black Orchid or Flyte Burn)

Powdered stimulants can be a great, healthy alternative to coffee or energy drinks. These can be drank a couple times per day.

(Suggested Product: Motiv8 Burn)

Something else worth noting about stimulants is that most stimulant products contain ingredients such as Raspberry Ketones, Garcinia Cambogia, and Green Tea Extract. These ingredients have been discussed by Dr. Oz and are very popular but are actually combined in many products. Since these ingredients are already mixed into the stimulants, you don’t have to worry about going out and buying each separately, which can become more expensive.

Important: If you have high blood pressure, it is best to NOT take stimulants or proceed very cautiously.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROTEINS


You may not be aware, but there are many different types of proteins out there. When you can distinguish how they are different from one another, you will understand the times when it may be more appropriate to take one versus the other.

WHEY PROTEIN:

This is the most common type of protein you will hear about in the supplement world. It is the fastest digesting protein, therefore the one that you want to consume when your body is craving nutrients immediately [Post-Workout], but it isn’t a great option for a meal replacement due to the fact it digests so quickly. It is in your body for roughly 30-60 minutes.

Whey Protein does come in a few forms:

  • Concentrate [Cheapest, most basic form. ex: NutraBio Whey Concentrate]

  • Isolate [Faster digesting than concentrate due to being more purified, can be free of carbs, fat, etc. ex: NutraBio Isolate]

  • Hydrolyzed [$$$, most pure, high quality whey with an extremely high and quick absorption rate. Ex: 1st Phorm Phormula-1]

CASEIN PROTEIN:

This is an extremely slow digesting protein that goes to work in your body in a strange way. After it is consumed, it forms a gel in your stomach and is absorbed by your body over 6-8 hours. Sounds freaky, but casein protein has its place. It is the ideal protein to take before bed so your body doesn’t become catabolic overnight, and due to its slow digestion it is great when dieting to lose weight because it acts as an appetite suppressant.

[Note: most of the protein in milk is casein]

These are the main two types of proteins you will find yourself using. Yes, there are many others out there such as egg protein [digests in about 2 hours] or soy protein. I personally, don’t suggest using soy protein due to all of the controversial studies out there of it lowering testosterone. It has its perks as it is heart healthy, etc… but it doesn’t impress me enough to recommend.

When protein shopping you will come across many tubs that are a blend of multiple protein types. I like them and highly recommend them! Proteins such as NAN Matrix or Level-1 are ideal for getting your body the fast digesting whey it needs to satisfy your body in the moment, but also includes the slower digesting proteins to mimic the digestion of real food & keep you full for hours. This makes proteins like these an excellent meal replacement and very versatile protein powder since they can be used any time during the day!