What Supplements Should You Take?
I’m gonna keep this real short today. What kind of supplements do we recommend you take?
OK, Fine, I’ll Elaborate
I don’t want to leave you thinking supplements are bad.
They can be harmful if you use them when you don’t need them, though. So if you’re going to take any, you’d better be pretty sure it’s necessary.
Like, if a doctor says you have a nutrient deficiency, and it’s one that can’t be quickly fixed with an easy change to your diet, that would be a good time to take one.
What About Specifics?
I know I’m running the risk of sounding like a jerk by writing an overly simplified response to this topic. There are certainly supplements you can take that have benefits even if you don’t have a deficiency.
I’m intentionally not getting into the merits/drawbacks of specific supplements because there’s a far more important point I don’t want you to miss…
If you’re looking for a way to get in shape or lose some weight, supplements are not the answer.
The advantages they give are inconsequential compared to the results of focusing on things that really matter.
We’d rather have you start with things like limiting processed foods, eating more veggies, exercising for 20-30 minutes a few times a week — things that make a bigger difference.
If, through that process, you discover issues that supplements might help, you can address them as they arise. But many of those potential issues will be resolved by working on healthy eating habits anyway.
So, yes, there are times when you CAN take supplements, but are there any we would broadly recommend for all people all the time (or even for most people most of the time)?
OK, One More Thing
Speaking of healthy eating habits, we’ve opened enrollment for Megan’s 12-week online group nutrition coaching program.
This one is for women only. Specifically for busy women ready to eat better, but with little time to spare.
It offers accountability, weekly goals, daily check-ins, and teaches you the healthy habits that make the biggest difference in how you look and feel, as well as giving you confidence about your eating choices (because we know it’s not always easy to do it on your own).
Doing this group program is not only a more affordable option than our 1-on-1 coaching, it also offers additional community support because you’ll be going through it with other women at the same time.
If you’re interested, get in touch with Megan ASAP, because after August 31, enrollment closes.
OK, The End (for real this time)