Diet insurance

Yesterday, my 13-yr-old son did his first “real” leg workout.

And here was the text I received around 4p today:

I am so sore

Yup. He’s a real wordsmith.

When he got home from school, he was rooting through the pullout shelf with all of the vitamins, supplements, shakes, and god knows what else my bride has in stock.

He was on the search for a DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) miracle cure.

My cure for him?

Take the dog for a walk. That’ll help loosen you up.

Clearly not the answer he was looking for.

But while he was in there, I told him to take his vitamins.

And for years…dating back to my Flintstone vitamin days as a kid…I really had no idea why we took vitamins or supplements.

That lasted until a few years ago when somebody finally dumbed it down for my tiny, little brain.
I’m paraphrasing, but here’s the gist…

Supplements are an insurance policy to cover as many known and unknown gaps that exist in an otherwise balanced and healthy diet.

It’s kinda like a road with a bunch of potholes on it.

Sure, you can drive on it okay, but it it’s definitely not an optimal surface.

But, once the road workers patch all of the holes, the road looks and feels better driving on it.

My biggest problem is that, while I eat very clean and healthy, I’m not psycho enough with my diet to fill all of the potholes.

I’ve met a few people who are.

And their diets do not sound like fun.

So, us “normal” people have to supplement.

The baseline is a good, reputable multivitamin.

Then, once you get more dialed in, you can slowly add supplements.

It’s really about knowing your body. And knowing your diet.

Right now, I take a product called Micro Factor.

It has a multivitamin as well as some other goodies like a probiotic, antioxidant, etc.

I like to take the powder form because I feel like it helps curb my appetite.

BUT, I have no scientific proof.

Could definitely be between my ears.

Or, could be the 24 oz. of water I mix it with.

Either way, I notice that my energy levels are higher when I consistently take it.

My advice is to start with a reputable multivitamin, then go from there.

Alright, I’m starting Obliterated on Netflix tonight, so I’ve gotta run.

Hit ‘em straight,

PS – One of the secondary benefits of spending our hard-earned $$$ on supplements is that it forces us to listen to our bodies more.

I don’t know about you, but if I’m gonna spend $100/mo on supplements, I better feel a difference.

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