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The Truth About Taking Supplements

You’ve just joined a gym, you now have a date on the calendar, and you are ready to reach your goals. What do you do now? Some people will hop in the car and head to their local supplement store looking for the magic pill or powder that promises all their goals will be met by using their product. In reality, what you should have done is head to grocery store. Supplements are great for maximizing all the work you do in the gym. However, supplements are not a solution for a bad diet.



Eating high quality foods and limiting the food you eat outside of your home will help produce results faster than anything. All nutritional needs can be met through a balanced diet. If you are thinking, “Matt, I don’t know what quality foods are” here are five sources from the three macronutrient categories of high quality foods that you can eat in the comfort of your home.

Dietary Fats

  • Avocados

  • Fish

  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts, etc.)

  • Eggs (whole)

  • Oils (olive or coconut)


  • Lean Beef (90/10)

  • Poultry Meats

  • Whole Cheeses / Plain Yogurt

  • Fish

  • Beans (for Fiber too)


  • Fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Rice (Brown/White)

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Whole Wheats

When it comes to choosing your food sources from above, you don't need to purchase organic. However, if you choose to, remember that it will be more expensive to buy organic foods. If you shop at the right time and stores, you can purchase the foods from above for very reasonable prices. We recommend that you shop at Sam's Club, Costco, or Aldi's.

With that being said, supplements can definitely help you achieve your goals once your training and diet are where they need to be. I personally am a big proponent of the Never Been Stronger (NBS) brand for several reasons. They use high quality ingredients when creating all of their products. Never Been Stronger Supplements offers a whey protein blend unlike any other; it is 100% all natural. It provides everything you need and nothing that you don’t. It is a chocolate flavor that can be used as a healthy snack or an alternative for other things if you have a sweet tooth.

Never Been Stronger also offers a pre-workout that will give you the energy and focus to crush your workout. Careful consideration goes into all of NBS products with the consumer in mind. Never Been Stronger will not promise you anything you don’t earn, but it is there to help you accelerate towards and past your goals. If you have any questions regarding supplements, diet or training, please reach out to us as our number one goal is to help you reach yours.

Matt McVey

About the Author -

Matt McVey is a fitness enthusiast who loves helping people reach their goals. Having gone through a big transformation himself, he understands the amount of work needed to reach your goals. He’s a competitive powerlifter for #TeamFranklin and a NESTA certified nutrition coach. Matt is also a proud member of the Never Been Stronger team.

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