From the beginning of my challenge, I was clear on what I wanted to achieve, my goal as I said before was to be a figure competitor, to achieve that I knew my supplementation, nutrition and training were going to need to be on point as the standard at figure competitions is now amazing.
I bulk cooked and shopped for all my food, and I essentially did the same with my supplements.
I didn't want to be in a position where I could run out of my favourites like the Carbwatchers Lean Body meal replacement or the Lean Body on the Go Shakes, I was meticulously organized with my supplements and that ensured If I was in a rush or life's daily stresses took over that I always had a nutritious meal at hand even if I didn't have time to cook.
Carbwatchers Lean Body was a staple because it's extremely low in sugar with only 12 grams of carbs and just 240 calories, I was really focussed on fat loss and gaining lean muscle , so Carbwatchers perfectly matched my requirements and I loved the Chocolate ice cream, strawberry flavor was my second favourite.
For convenience , I would always order a case or two of Lean Body on the Go Shakes.
That way, It didn't matter whether I was shooting out the door, driving back from the gym, trying to juggle work commitments, I knew I could just twist the lid and get a nutritious liquid meal in seconds, 25 grams of protein and packed with vitamins, ideal meal replacement when you're up against it time wise or out of the house.
I also went through a lot of the Lean Body Cookie Rolls because they felt like a treat meal. If I felt the urge for chocolate or something sweet, out came the box of Cookie Rolls. Melted chocolate whilst getting in 25 grams of protein, low fat , low calorie , low carbohydrate, absolutely perfect.
Sometimes I would microwave them for 20 seconds or so or sometimes just put them on the car dashboard and let the sun heat them up, hard to beat the chocolate chip or raspberry cheesecake flavors, if you often crave a treat, Cookie Rolls are the answer whilst still being able to stick to your diet plan for the day.
When I was lacking energy, Super Charge Xtreme came in handy, you can take 2 scoops , but one was just right for me and it made a tub last 50 workouts, so it's incredible value.
I tended to take it just before I left for the gym, by the time I reached the gym 20 minutes later I was raring to go, huge instant energy boost and increased focus in the gym. I had my best workouts on Super Charge Xtreme, really helped me burn some more calories and revved up my metabolism, plus it's packed full of recovery nutrients as well which really helped, blue raspberry was my favourite , one word of warning, don't take it at night-time...wowza, you won't be able to sleep for hours.
As one of my primary goals was to look after my health, I took and will always take EFA lean gold, if you look into the studies on essential fatty acids, the benefits are so impressive, my whole family takes them, so many life long fantastic health benefits and when you're exercising so hard so often the added benefit of joint lubrication is very welcome indeed.
That pretty much wraps up my supplement protocol, I kept it simple and everything I took was chosen to help me achieve my goals, burn fat, have more energy, retain and build lean muscle tissue and look after my health and joints.