Monday, August 6, 2012

BB Body Beast: Excellent Program, Questionable nutrition guidelines and supplements.

More and more people in dedicated BodyBeast group on Facebook are complaining about getting a lot of weight gain by following Body Beast nutritional recommendations. Apparently, that's not all muscles but fat as well.

Body Beast is an excellent and well-balanced bodybuilding program.

Body Beast diet, however, is very high in calories (which is not surprising for such high-demand program), but it also high in carbohydrates. And while one recommended supplement - Base Shake looks really good in its nutrition components, another one called BeachBody Fuel Shot  - is, in my semi-educated opinion, a useless fiasco.
To, "instantly trigger an insulin response with its high glycemic index (GI), for more energy and faster recovery during and after workouts" one could use Coca instead - with pretty much the same harmful results.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 scoop (55g)
Calories 210
Cholesterol         10 mg - 4%
Total Carbohydrates 47 g - 16%
Sugar               24 g
Protein              5 g - 10 %
Calcium (from Whey Protein Concentrate) 32 mg  - 8%
Sodium              70 mg - 3%
Potassium (from Whey Protein Concentrate, Potassium Phosphate) - 280 mg - 8%

Ingredients: Natural Carbohydrate complex (Dextrose, Maltrodexin), Whey protein concentrate, Potassium phosphate, Carrageenan, and Sodium chloride.

Compare it with ingredients in PSN PowerShot Elite and Recovery Shot!

I'm not following Body Beast nutritional guidelines. I have my own rules which work fine to me. I don't believe blindly to everything BB recommends.

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