Nutrition Tip #3: Fish Oil

I don’t believe that you need to take a ton of crazy supplements to get the results you want or have a well-rounded nutrition plan.  I do, however, think that there are a (very) few that are worth the time and money. 

One of these is Fish Oil, which is John Berardi‘s Tip #3:

Tip #3
Fish Oil Rules
by Dr. John Berardi

I consider fish oil to be an essential supplement for fat loss. Data from the University of Western Ontario shows that fish oil supplementation increases lean body mass (during non-dieting conditions), increases BMR (by up to 400kcal/day), decreases inflammation, and improves the ratio of fat/carb oxidized (sparing carbs, burning fat). Recommended dose: Start with 6-10g per day of total fish oil (assuming 30% EPA and DHA).

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In addition to fish oil, I take a joint supplement, a mutli-vitamin, flax-seed oil (in shakes) and L-glutamine (in shakes) for muscle recovery.  I am also currently considering adding a Greens product to my supplement line-up but I’m not 100% convinced yet. I’m sure I will be writing more about that in the next few weeks.


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  1. What does flaxseed oil do?

    Does fish oil come in numerous forms (ie gel caps and whatnot), or is it a bottle and you have to pour into a spoon and down it, cold syrup style? Is there any one brand that you consider to be ‘better’ than any other brand?

  2. I’m convinced fish oil would be worthwhile to take. I just need to bite the bullet and actually purchase some. Everything I have read or heard about it is positive, and I always feel so much better when I have seafood post running, so there just might be something to it.

  3. Hi there! I just wanted to pop in and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I see alot of lifestyle philosophies that overlap with my own, and yes, I heart fish oil too! I’m a supplement minimalist, but I love them fishes. Have you tried Carlson’s flavoured oils? They are really lovely over a salad or seared meats. Sassy stuff!

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