True Nutrition

I’ve been asked a few times of late what I’d recommend as far as supplements go. This is a massive billion-dollar industry that preys on individuals looking for that magic pill to success, so I’m advising you not to spend hundreds of dollars every month on overpriced placebo supps, but I WILL recommend my must haves below:

First off, I get my supplements from one place…

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Unlike most of the name-brand stuff you can buy at Popeye’s etc., when you order 5 lbs of protein powder from True Nutrition, you GET 5 lbs of protein powder. Most of the mainstream stuff includes 4 lbs of protein and a lb of cocoa powder, splenda etc. for flavouring. Tastes good, sure, but you aren’t getting what you pay for.

Egg White protein powder: For those with a whey allergy, this is a high quality product you won’t find anywhere else. They also carry vegan-friendly brands, including pea protein, but it’s an acquired taste… consider yourself forewarned.

Fish oil caps:  Good luck finding a better deal than this… 1,000 caps for $24! You’d be lucky to get 60 at your outlet mall nutrition store for that price. Read up on the health benefits… heart friendly, mood boosting and potentially even fat burning, this is something I take nearly all year-round.

ALA: Alpha-lipoic acid is an anti-oxidant, glucose disposal agent (meaning it burns through those carbs you can’t help yourself from eating). So the Doc says you have ugly cholesterol numbers and wants to put you on a statin drug that’ll cause its fair share of side effects. Convince him to hold off and take 300mg of ALA 3x a day a half hour before each meal. Watch your LDL go down and your HDL go up like magic! I’ll save my “told you so’s” for later.

Flavour packs:  I get my protein plain and then buy a few of these to flavour it with. Keeps things fresh with different tastes each day.

There’s a few other things in my daily arsenal, vitamin C & D and flax seed among them, but those can be had at your local grocery store for cheap.


Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.