View Full Version : Will adding a little cardio make a big difference? Which supplements are essential?

09-09-2010, 06:58 AM
So I've been working with a trainer that comes to my house 3 days a week for strength training for the past 4 weeks. I've lost 20 pounds (214 to 194) in that time mostly by changing my diet (started that 4 weeks prior to working with the trainer). I'm on a low carb diet (under 100mg) currently eating:

7am: 6 egg omelete (2 whole 4 whites + turkey and broccoli)
1/2 cup sugar free oatmeal + coffee (otherwise it turns into a solid lump in my stomach..ugh)

10am: Protein Shake

1:00pm: 6 ounces lean meat + sweet potato

4:00pm: Protein Shake

6:00pm: 6 ounces lean meat + green veggie

10:30pm: 1/2 cup cottage cheese

I also take 100mg 7-Keto, 500mg Lean Green, and a 200mg caffeine tab twice a day (my own "KetoCuts"). My doctor has me on 500mg Niacin for high cholesterol which I'm hoping to eliminate with this new lifestyle change. I also take a multi vitamin and 2 fish oil capsules nightly.

I've pretty much stopped loosing weight but I'd like to be a lean 170 (5'8").

This week I started morning cardio - 30 minutes of treadmill around a 135 heartrate at 6am on empty stomach.

Should the morning cardio make a big difference in my weight? Do you see anything else I should be doing?

Besides the protein powder, what other supplements should I be taking? I don't have a lot of money to spend (after the trainer) so I want the biggest bang for the buck. I'm considering Creatine and Casin (if that's any better - for the money, than just plain cottage cheese)?


Off Road
09-09-2010, 07:15 AM
It looks like you have your bases covered. I would look at purchasing a quality protein powder like Nitrean (http://atlargenutrition.com/nutrition_detail.php?products_id=1) from At Large Nutrition (http://www.atlargenutrition.com). It is a quality supplement and has won awards for the best protein powder by Men's Health magazine. You might also want to look into Results (http://www.atlargenutrition.com/newsletter/results_outofstock.html) from the same company.

Sean S
09-09-2010, 09:57 AM
Sounds like you are doing the right things. Adding the cardio will help, but 30 minutes isn't going to make a huge difference overnight. Over a longer period of time the cardio will help though.