I know everyone has bouts of depression from time to time.  It’s very normal but for myself when I’m in a depressed mood or stage I try to find ways out of it by going out with friends and family or going to do things I enjoy.

I’ve realized with the people I know who have clinical depression the main difference is how they almost latch onto the depression.  They lock away do actively take actions that cause the depression to worsen without even realizing it. It also becomes an excuse for why or why not somethings occur.  Deflecting any personal responsibility onto this real but inanimate thing.  At this point they usually begin to identify themselves as depressed or just say it is part of who they are, the problem with this is that they can never recover it if it is literally who they are.

If you ever find yourself down n out.  Reach out don’t Lock Up.  There are plenty of resources available.

Supplements, And the Confusion on what they are for!

During my time here at Gold’s, I’ve noticed a lot of people don’t grasp the concept of what a Supplement is or even means, let alone how to add them in addition to a diet to obtain their goals.

Recently one of our membership advisors giving a tour to a new member.  The Member asked about what supplements he could take to remove his belly fat.  My 1st thought was *NONE* but that obviously doesn’t work in the business world.  Our Membership Advisor did ask some of the correct questions, the main one being “how much water are you drinking?”

The guy answered that he doesn’t drink water, he drinks Gatorade and Fruit Juices.  I felt like facepalming myself.  Obviously, the guy has no idea how much sugar he is consuming on a daily basis.  They went on to look at some of the fat burners we sell and things like that not realizing those things work about as good as 3 cups of coffee does at burning fat.

1st off, a supplement is nothing more than what the definition of a supplement is.  “Something that completes or enhances something else when added to it.”  Keywords there are Completes and Enhances.

If you are not eating an ok diet that adding supplements isn’t going to fill all the gaps, you’re still going to have holes which are going to end up hurting things in the long run from nutrient deficiencies and it can even lead to a  compromised immune system.

While you are dieting down it is very important to make sure you are getting enough nutrients through as much food as you can have while keeping your macros and calories down where you need them.  Supplements should be used to simply fill in the gaps where your diet is unable to do so.  I find Supplements can be beneficial when gaining but are completely unnecessary when a good diet protocol for gaining is followed.

They become more needed when dieting cause you have to remove so many foods and sometimes meeting protein requirements or vitamin requirements is almost impossible without supplementing some of the necessary components.




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