This is a good one – I really need to share this story with you! It’s too good to keep to myself!
A good buddy of mine has a nutrition store in North Vancouver and the other day I went there to buy some protein powder. He showed me a few new products he just received. I love looking around his store to see what’s new on the market. I’m like a kid in a candy store!
We are in the middle of a conversation when a young woman, around 25 years old, came in and started to look around the store. My friend goes over and asks her if he can help, and she said ‘I’m looking for a fat burner. Do you have something new? I’ve tried a few of them and they don’t work. I really need to lose some weight.’
When I looked at her, do you know what she held in her hand? A chocolate bar. Now why do you think none of the fat burners she used didn’t work? You don’t need to be a genius for that. My friend looked at her and said ‘You shouldn’t eat that if you really want to lose some weight.’ She started to laugh and just keep on talking like nothing happened.
After few minutes chatting with her we discover this young woman want to lose some weight but the problem is she doesn’t exercise, eats only 2 big meals a day, and uses fat burners to lose weight. I don’t understand why she can’t lose any weight… (I’m just kidding!!)
That’s the problem. Some people use supplements but don’t exercise, and their nutrition isn’t right. They rely on supplements to get results. Supplements are here to give you some help. I don’t know anyone who has a great physique but doesn’t do any exercises and just takes supplements. It’s a package deal. Exercise, nutrition and supplements will give you some good results. You need all of them.
When I won the Lean Body Challenge last year (2008) I bought some Charge (fat burner), protein powder (pre and post workout), bars (for snacks) and Super Charge (for workouts). These are the supplements I used to win the challenge. I exercised 5 days a week and my nutrition was really good – lean protein like chicken breast and fish, a lot of vegetables and fruits and some complex carbs like oatmeal and brown rice. Like I said, it’s a package deal. You need all of them to be successful in your workout program.
Nutrition is the number one reason people get – or don’t get – results. Nutrition is the golden rule of fitness. It doesn’t matter if you want to gain some weight or want to lose some weight. Nutrition is where everything starts for you. This is why in my e-book The Ultimate Guide to Express Fat Loss I talk a lot about nutrition. I know this is the number 1 key to achieve a lean body.
Train hard, eat well and use supplements wisely and you will be on track for success!
Martin Bolduc is the winner of the Lean Body Challenge 2008, a certified Personal Trainer (ACE and BCRPA) a natural bodybuilder and the author of the Ultimate Guide to Express Fat Loss. www.ExpressFatLoss.com . Martin helps hundreds of clients to reach their goals. Click Here to know the truth about Nutrition.