Here’s my .02, TC.
Take supps that are going to promote health. You’re certainly on the right track with the Flameout, as it’s a very high quality product.
REZ-V seems to be another one that has many positive health benefits that may help you in the gym as well.
I’d be carefull with taking too much in the form of shakes. They really don’t do anything for me as a meal replacement, so I always end up taking a shake with food anyway which simply just increases that caloric intake for that meal. The shakes are good for post workout, but I would just stick to that for a while.
Instead of shakes (throughout the day), I’d recommend BCAA’s. From my research, I’m pretty confident that taking them is a way to be calorie efficient. You get all the benefit of the protein source that going to help repair and build tissue with zero calories!
I’d probably drop the Creatine…all it seems to do is add water weight, and even though it isn’t bad weight, added weight doesn’t help BP, and really, the Creatine effect isn’t drastic enough to keep it in your supplement intake.
My last recommendation is to do some research on Berardi’s diet recommendations. I find that he’s about the best for that when it comes down to body comp changes.
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Some good ideas for sure. Creatine? It was actually Dr.Berardi’s book that got me to take 5 g. of creatine a day. The Metabolism Advantage book. So I only take 5 grams a day. Not the heavy doses the bottle recommends. REZ-V ? ? What is this? Also…what do you think about the Muscle Milk? I am beginning to think it has too much fat per serving. 18 grams ! “Lean Lipids” Whatever that is supposed to mean.