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Using health supplements and going gym regularly. Am I taking correct supplements and how to use them?

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I have been using Health Suppliments for 4 YEARS and I go to gym regularly (twice or thrice in a week )

I request you to please guide me that :

1. Whether the suppliments you That I am using is correct or not ?
2. Proper ways of using them.

I will provide you any details you need.

Please let me know the process.

(Gurgaon , INDIA)
Posted Thu, 30 Aug 2012 in Diet Plans
Answered by Grace Abraham 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

I can understand from your query, that you have been using health supplements when you are working out in Gym.

It would be good if you can provide information with regard to supplement that you are using and tell me the goals for your workout, purpose of workout, what is the duration of your goal and give your anthropometric details like Height, Weight, Waist size, etc.

Awaiting your response.

Grace Abraham
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Follow-up: Using health supplements and going gym regularly. Am I taking correct supplements and how to use them? 1 hour later

Can you guide me in sports nutrition as well ?

Right now I could not find my details , I will take my record from the Gym (2marrow ) and will let you know.

Details which I know are:

Fitness Score 69 ;
Heigt : 5ft 7 inch
Weight : 82

Muscle Mass : 56 kg
Mineral Content : in normal range
Water Content : NOrmal Range
Bone Density :Normal Range
Blood Pressure: Normal Range

Fat Percetage :30

Control weight : 12 kg
Fat percentage : To reduce between 15 - 20
Fitness Score : to increase uptoo 80 or 85

Suppliments USED:

Muscle Pharma Assault ;

Post Workout :

ON Whey (2- 4 scoops)

Current Suppliments:
Prework out:
Muscletech NITRO AMINO

During Workout :
Electral Powder (1 Sacchet)

Post Workout :
1 sccop whey

Additional :(consumed within whole day)
Aloe vera + Amla Juice (30 ml);
whey (2- 4 scoops);
Liv 52 DS (2 tabs in lunch);
2 Teaspoonful Olive Oil (Figaroo)
Lunch 3- 4 chappati + 1 kattori dal + sabzi
dinner : --same--;

Can you guide me on this...?

I will let you know other details as well (Just let me know what are the other things..?)

I go to Gold`s Gym.

It has been almost 5-6 years me going to gym (n I AM QUITE REGULAR AS WELL)
But from the last year I was not regular due to Job responsibilities !
and my fitness score reduced to 69 from 80`s.

Can you help me ?

Answered by Grace Abraham 3 hours later
Thanks for writing back.
According to the details which you have sent, your fat percentage is on the higher side. Taking supplements is not much required as of now, since you do not workout regularly.
Try to follow a diet which is a balanced with all nutrients and adding more fibre and a diet with low fat. Have a goal of reducing the fat in the body first, and then concentrate on body building.
You can have a diet with natural foods, including carbohydrates, protein & essential fats which will surely aid in loosing fat . You can include Flax seeds (helps to reduce fat) in the morning cereal along with skimmed milk without sugar and you can also take a fruit along with it.
Mid morning snack can be whole wheat sandwich with tofu and cucumber, tomato, lettuce salad.
For lunch, you can have roti , dhal, vegetables and curd. Evening snack will be any one of the following like sprouts chat, or boiled corn, or a fruit bowl with any protein drink if you are doing workout.
Dinner can be roti with dhal, vegetables , include salads or in the form of raitha.
Bed time can be a glass of skimmed milk or tofu (soy paneer).
This diet provides sufficient protein to help to maintain your weight and also will help to reduce your fat.
Initially you can target of losing your fat and also be regular to the workouts and slowly you can start on high protein diet with supplements if needed after following the diet for three months. Add more variety to your diet and don't depend on these supplements throughout. You should start weaning out of them gradually as of now.
Hope I answered your query.

Grace Abraham
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