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As many of you know, I’ve been working out fairly regularly since May 2019. Shortly before that, I focused mostly on running. Of course, that changed when I needed something to do after I fractured my left ankle.
These days, I lift weights 3 to 4 times per week – and run only occasionally. It’s done wonders for my ability to keep weight off and I’ve done a fairly decent job at building muscle. Still a long way to go!
In my quest to rid myself of the “dad bod,” I’ve also turned to supplements – as many of us do – to achieve better results. Enter Naked Nutrition. Today, I’ll be sharing my experience taking two key supplements: Naked Whey and Naked Fiber.
The one thing I appreciate about the folks at Naked Nutrition is that they offer products without all the junk you get from other supplement companies. That’s why I prefer their Naked Whey protein powder over others on the market.
If you’ve read or watched anything from Dr. Jason Fung, you know how sugar affects your insulin resistance. Aside from the low sugar content of 2 grams, you get 25 grams of protein and 5.9 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs).
That’s why the ingredients in Naked Whey have made me a repeat customer. I don’t have to worry about taking something that has as much sugar in it as protein to make it “taste good.” No thanks!
Instead, I’ll add a banana or some peanut butter to my smoothie if I want to add flavor. I’ll also make it with some almond milk (or water), ice, and creatine. The point is – I get to choose what’s in my smoothie that day. Then, I feel like I have control over what I’m putting into my body – and can fuel my muscle gains with something healthy.
In supplementing with Naked Whey, I’m satisfied that I’m getting the protein I need to fuel both my day and my workouts. As I’ve said, I like knowing I’m not putting unneeded additives into my body. Plus, I know my wife has complimented me more than once on my workout gains – so that’s a nice added bonus.
At first, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted (or needed) a fiber supplement. However, as many of you know, there are many benefits to increasing your fiber intake.
As Amber J. Tresca explains for VeryWell Health, “Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Despite being so plentiful, most Americans do not eat enough of the foods that naturally contain fiber… Supplements can help people to enjoy the many health benefits of fiber, which include helping to maintain optimal blood sugar and cholesterol levels.”
The article also mentions an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommendation of 38 grams of fiber for men and 25 grams for women. So, yeah, I’m definitely NOT getting enough fiber. That is – until now.
What I like about Naked Fiber is that it includes what’s called a prebiotic. According to the Mayo Clinic, prebiotics are just as important as probiotics – a term you are likely more familiar with. As the Mayo Clinic Staff explain, “Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers. They act like fertilizers that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.”
When trying out Naked Fiber, I simply stacked it with my usual post-workout smoothie. I added it in alongside my Naked Whey, creatine, almond milk, fruit, and peanut butter. I felt like I was more regular during the two weeks I took it – and plan to continue to do so while monitoring the results.
As I’m approaching my 40s, gut health is becoming increasingly important to me. One of the things I battle with Hashimoto’s is inflammation – so maintaining a healthy gut is crucial. That’s why I’m doubly excited for Naked Nutrition’s fiber supplement.
As I continue to work on developing a healthy lifestyle for myself and family, I like to experiment with different products, supplements, and meals. What works? What doesn’t work? Ideate, implement, adjust, and go again. I’ve found Naked Nutrition products to be among the best – and plan on continuing to use them as part of my healthy routine.
My suggestion to you is find what works for you. Give these a try – and see if you agree. Good luck in your fitness, nutrition, and – of course – money goals!
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