How Can Supplements Help My Weight Loss Journey?
Time, travel, hunger, energy—all of these are barriers that can get in the way of living a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or doing your best to maintain good habits, you might face some challenges along the way.
Total Lean’s product line is designed to support your journey and help you overcome these challenges. Learn more about what Total Lean supplements can best support your goals.
How can I get more protein into my diet?
Meeting daily protein needs isn’t what most people struggle with. In reality, it’s getting adequate protein at certain meals. Breakfast and snack time are often key times that this lack of protein consumption occurs. To combat this, consider drinking a Lean Shake or eating a Lean Bar.
Lean Shake 25 is an easy way to pack 25 grams of high-quality protein into your breakfast. It also makes a great afternoon snack—providing you with protein and fiber before leaving work.
Lean Bars are another way to take your protein with you. Keep a bar in your desk drawer, purse, car or pocket so you can have a convenient, protein-packed snack any time of day, no matter where you are.
I don’t think I’m getting enough fiber in my diet, what can I do?
Focusing on getting adequate fiber in your diet is a smart move and incorporating Total Lean products makes meal planning easy.
All varieties of Lean Shake are formulated to include fiber. There are at least 7 grams of fiber, and possibly more, depending on the formula you choose.
How can I satisfy my sweet tooth with nutritious options?
It’s possible to support your weight loss goals while still satisfying your sweet tooth. We promise! You just have to learn how to incorporate sweets in a healthy way.
You can use a variety of Lean Shake powders as the main ingredient when baking. By doing so, you can create a delicious treat that is also packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Visit our recipe page for some ideas — like cookie butter bars or an indulgent cookies and cream smoothie.
If you have an appetite for birthday cake or chocolate chip flavor, a Lean Bar may satisfy your craving.
Are there caffeine-free supplements that support metabolism, lean muscle mass and exercise recovery?
Some Total Lean supplements are specifically formulated with ingredients to support your metabolism and lean muscle mass. Other ingredients can aid exercise recovery.
Carnitine is one of those ingredients. Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that can be synthesized by the body. It is found abundantly in red meats and is stored in skeletal muscles where it is needed to transform fatty acids into energy. Carnitine helps transport and facilitate the metabolism of long-chain fatty acids. It also helps fuel skeletal muscles and nitric oxide production, supporting exercise and muscle recovery.
Another popular ingredient to support body composition and metabolism is CLA: Conjugated Linoleic Acid. CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid that fuels energy and fat metabolism. Clinical research has found that supplementing the diet with a minimum of 3.4 grams of CLA daily can support a healthy body composition and lean muscle mass.
Total Lean has a variety of Carnitine and CLA supplements that provide support for healthy body composition, lean mass and metabolism.
Is there a supplement to help me burn more calories?
While there isn’t a magic pill to help speed up your weight loss efforts, there are some ingredients that are shown to fuel calorie burn. Those ingredients are commonly referred to as thermogenics.
Thermogenesis is the production of heat and a thermogenic supplement simply drives metabolic functions. When used as directed, Total Lean thermogenics can support your energy levels, metabolism and overall calorie burning.
Don’t let the word “thermogenic” scare you. Caffeine has thermogenic properties and is subsequently a main ingredient in thermogenic supplements. Herbal preparations—like guarana, which comes from seeds similar to a coffee bean—are also common ingredients in these types of weight management supplements.
When used as directed, and in conjunction with a healthy exercise and diet program, thermogenic supplements can be a great tool to have in your arsenal and may help support your weight loss efforts.
How can I meet my daily nutrition needs while following a low-calorie diet?
Reducing calories means eating less food and less food may mean fewer nutrients. Even with a perfectly planned diet, getting 100% of your daily recommended intake for all vitamins and minerals is a challenge. That’s why Total Lean has two options to help you reach your daily vitamin and minerals requirement: Lean Essential Multivitamin and the Burn & Define Vitapak®.
A Lean Essential Multivitamin helps fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, while the Burn & Define Vitapak pulls together a multivitamin, Burn 60 and CLA all in one convenient daily pack.
I’ve decided to start my weight loss journey, but how do I get started?
You know you need to eat better. You know you should be exercising. Now comes the hard part—getting started.
While some people find success making small changes over time, others may benefit by going all-in. If that’s your focus, start with a short-term cleanse.
The idea of using a “cleanse” might sound extreme and conjure up visions of food elimination and liquid diets, but not all cleanse supplements are so extreme. The Total Lean 5-Day Cleanse doesn’t suggest that you starve yourself or skip meals. Instead, it’s designed as a kickstart to your weight loss plan. This high-fiber fruit and veggie powder is meant to prepare you for your new lifestyle.
How do certain supplements decrease the caloric impact of carbs?
Alpha amylase is an enzyme involved in the digestion of starches and carbohydrates in the human digestive tract. Certain foods and ingredients have been shown to inhibit the action of that enzyme, therefore interfering with the digestion of carbohydrates. This interference with carbohydrate digestion can potentially decrease the number of calories obtained from the carbohydrate.
One such ingredient shown to have alpha amylase inhibiting properties is Phaseolus Vulgaris, an extract from white kidney bean. That clinically studied white kidney bean extract is the active ingredient in the Total Lean Phase 2 Carb Controller.
Does Total Lean have any products suitable for a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle?
Yes! Lean Shake Green is 100% plant-based and suitable for a vegan diet.