Fuel Asks: What supplement can’t you live without? – Tim Taylor
Without a doubt for me, it would be the 100% Whey Protein Fuel® I put in my homemade shakes.
A lot has been written about the importance of meal-timing in regards to “getting big,” but even with all the information that’s already out there, I feel that a bit more emphasis could be placed on just how critical daily nutrient timing is when the goal is “getting lean.”
A quick example that I’ve experienced is when I switched from the popular six meals a day to eight. I had been splitting my daily food intake into six meals a day and realizing pretty good progress, when I read a simple article by one of the current fitness models I respect that simply mentioned in passing that he ate eight meals a day. I did some further research into that Meal Number question and found that many of the top pros, both fitness/athletic competitors and nationally ranked body builders, eat eight times a day. I made the change, and for me, I credit that simple decision as being the “secret” that has resulted in more than a few wins, when otherwise, while I might have still done well in the particular contest by placing high in the lineup, I wouldn’t have taken the show with what a judging panel viewed as the completely dialed-in physique.
In meal-timing, the critical nutrient that separates the athlete from the average Joe/Jane on the street, is protein, and with the busy lives most of us are living in this day and age, having a protein shake handy in my cooler that can be downed easily and quickly throughout the day has made the meal-timing issue I’m referring to possible. Otherwise, if I had to sit and chew food at every single one of those eight meals on any given busy day, it just wouldn’t happen, and the results would suffer.
I hope to write more on exactly what that meal-timing has looked like for me in the future, but for now I’m simply answering that for me, it’s protein powder that’s the supplement I couldn’t live without.