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    Hello! I'm new around here. I've been lurking around today and have a few questions. I'm not sure if it's okay...I've started clean eating and lifting a few months ago but starting this week will be kicking it up. I have prepped all my meals and workouts from as far as internet reading can take me. I don't know for sure if it's where I need to be though. I'm still coming in at calorie deficit but a protein surplus:/ îm overweight so my current goal is to lose. My long term goal is to compete. My questions are:

    what are some recommended supplements to start with?

    Any suggested sites to help with meal prep and diet?

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    Hi there r u wantin' to compete, n figure, wpd, bodybuildin', bikini or fitness?

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    I am wanting to compete in figure ultimately

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    Supplements:
    Keep it simple. Decent multi-vitamin, EFAs (fish oil), I also like to include potassium & magnesium (helps w/ cramping).
    If you want to use a fat burner, I'm sure there are a million out there. That can be a personal choice because everyone seems to tolerate different ones. They "help", but generally more as a stimulant than anything else. Be sure you don't take it later the 3-4 pm if you train at night because it can screw up your sleep. (Noting that your "recovery" quality is as important as diet & training. This includes both the quality of your sleep and daily stress levels, as both can contribute to cortisol, which in turn, promotes particularly belly fat depositing.)

    What is your current training level? My primary comment is that it is great that you want to compete, but the biggest thing to know about competition is that it is "journey" and not a "destination" - meaning TIME spent in the gym and building lean muscle mass is what you need to focus on and not look to see how quickly you can get up on stage.

    And also what does your current diet look like - e.g. a typical day's meal plan, including total calories (you can use a food counts program like www.fitday.com to calculate that as well as the macronutrient breakdown - % and grams of fat, protein, carbs.)

    For a beginner, I always like to point people to Bill Philips' BODY FOR LIFE book. It gives an approach and guidelines that are very similar to most of the competition diets I've followed, very generally speaking.
    "The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it's never too late."
    ~Jack Lalanne



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