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What Supplements Should You Take?

What supplements should you take? (Shelves of vitamins)

I’m gonna keep this real short today. What kind of supplements do we recommend you take?


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OK, Fine, I’ll Elaborate

I don’t want to leave you thinking supplements are bad.

They’re not.

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)?


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OK, One More Thing

If you came to this blog hoping we’d recommend a supplement to help you lose weight and maybe build up a little motivation, I don’t want you to be disappointed.

There’s good news.

You can still get started with losing weight, and the easiest way to do it is by avoiding the myths that only make weight loss more stressful (like when you waste time and money on supplements or pills that only leave you frustrated).

We list some of the most common myths in our free guide, “5 Myths You Have to Stop Believing to Lose Weight” and also tell you what to do instead. In that guide, you’ll find that you:

  • Do NOT need to rely on motivation for success

  • Can lose weight while enjoying your favorite foods

  • Will actually feel BETTER as you lose weight so you can enjoy your life

OK, The End (for real this time)


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