I’m looking to rely on food more than supplements. Also, want to cut the cost down and save money. I do take whey protein, casein protein powder, fish oils, ZMA, multivitamin, BCAA, glutamine, and vitamin D currently but I’m thinking of cutting out BCAA, glutamine, and casein protein powder.
What can I cut out? I do take whey protein powder to mix into a smoothie twice a day to help gain weight. I have a hard time eating a lot without getting full so having a smoothie twice a day helps a lot. Any good diet plans that are 2800 calories or more for lean muscle gains? I prefer something like 30/40/30 macros (protein/carbs/fat). I’m currently 145 lbs with 8-9% body fat (27-years old male 5’8). I’m happy with my body fat and feel pretty good but I want to gain more muscle and want my goal to be 165-170 lbs someday.
I feel like supplements do help me especially whey protein powder in a smoothie for weight gain and ZMA for sleep/testosterone support. I take a multivitamin and vitamin D because I worried that I’m missing out on minerals/vitamins that I don’t get from food. Same for Omega-3 fish oils, I don’t really eat fish often because it’s very expensive and low quality in most grocery stores near me.