Our expert says:
As I do not exactly know which products you used I cannot give you an answer with regards thereto, however, you need to understand that the first step is always your diet!
You are not seeing results as you are most probably under eating! You need to start by calculating what your daily calorie need is for the weight you want to be and add calories to that to support your training program and daily activities. If I use 80 kg and my own assumptions you will need about 2400 – 2500 calories per day. If a person wants to loose weight and specifically body fat they will need to consume less calories than what their body needs and in your case you want to build muscle you will need an additional amount of about 15% extra calories and you need to be in a positive protein balance, which constitutes about 2, 5-3g protein per kilogram of body weight if you want to build.
Divide your energy need into six meals per day with the following ratio: 40-60 % carbs, 20-40% protein, and ONLY 20% fat of which most should be good fats (avo, olives, olive oil, safflower oil, nuts and seeds). Split these values into six meals per day – eating about every 3 hours – this keeps the body’s metabolism running.
Re the supplements – always take a liquid meal = protein & carb combination which is low in fat - this is known as a meal replacement supplement, without stimulants, immediately after your training session. This is where supplements play a role – you cannot depend on a plate of food to digest in time (max 45 min post exercise) to refuel the muscle stores that you have emptied during a training session. The only other place for a meal replacement supplement is when you do not have time to prepare food and you have to increase your protein intake then another one of these servings stand in for you as a snack meal. Lastly you can include a scoop or two of pure whey with your rolled oats in the morning and on its own before bedtime if you need to further increase your protein intake – it is just convenience!
This way you are not upsetting your body’s own workings with stimulants and hormones and you will certainly not feel fatigued again.
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