With so much new science coming out of the fitness industry and so many supplement companies competing, eventually; we are going to end up with pills that are a whole meal that I used to see on cartoons growing up.
But the question today is can you live on a supplement only diet? Yes. Yes you can survive on a supplement only diet. The supplement industry has made great advances in their products and there are so many now you have one for everything. The problem with supplements is that no matter how awesome they are they don’t complete the whole equation. Three or four days in to a supplement only diet your energy levels will deplete and any physical activity would be fairly difficult and it would only get worse from their. You won’t die but its not healthy either.
Supplements are best when used as they are intended, to supplement a diet. Having a good diet and using supplements to make it even more well rounded or even an extra push of protein so you can make those gains is the best way to do it. Supplements never have and never will beat a well rounded diet but combine them together and that’s a beautiful thing.
A well rounded diet with proper supplementation would look something like this.
Breakfast: 2 eggs could how you like
protein shake and multi vitamin
snack protein bar
lunch: chicken breast sandwhich
post work out: protein shake
dinner: Lean meat
potato, rice, or beans
snack: protein bar
desert: ice cream
Calories: 2, 500
Obviously this is for someone that is trying to gain mass, but it can be adjusted to fit anyone’s needs.