4 Simple Tips to Stay Consistent with Your Daily Supplement Regimen
The Importance of Consistency when Using (Most) Dietary Supplements
Consistency is important in all walks of life and is especially crucial for achieving your health and fitness goals. One thing that people tend to overlook is staying consistent with their use of dietary supplements, particularly ones that don't trigger an instant effect.
When you take a pre-workout powder, for example, the caffeine elicits a "kick" within about 20 minutes that lets you know the product is "working." However, that's not what most supplements do. You might take your multivitamin one morning and skip it the next day without noticing much of a difference in how you feel.
Intuitively, the same can't be said if you were to skip your habitual morning cup of coffee—you'll definitely feel the difference and probably have a hard time staying focused and motivated. But in order for the majority of nutritional supplements to be effective, they need to be taken daily for an extended period of time.
So, we're going to show you four simple strategies to remain consistent with your supplementation of products that fall under the "health and wellness" categories, such as Transparent Labs Multivitamin, Krill Oil, Prebiotic Greens, and Joint Support.
4 Tips to Remain Consistent with Your Supplementation
We realize it's hard to stay motivated when you don't get instant gratification. But pretty much any endeavour that requires your best effort entails doing things consistently for weeks, months, years, or even decades. Successful people know how to embrace that "grind."
In other words, consistency is important to achieving your long-term goals, health-related or otherwise. Developing habits that help you move closer to your ultimate vision makes it much easier to stay consistent over time.
Naturally, it's the initial hurdle that stands in the way for most people. The procrastinator's creed, "I'll do it later," is the antithesis of consistency, so here are four simple tips to get you on the right track with your daily supplement use.
#1: Set a Time to Take Your Daily Supplements
Setting a consistent time to take your daily supplements is a foolproof way to stay on top of your health goals. For example, many people find it convenient to take their multivitamins and omega-3s with breakfast every morning. Over time, the process of taking your supplements will become virtually automatic as you associate it with a specific meal/time of day.
Be sure to read the supplement label directions and find a time that fits. Some supplements are better taken on an empty stomach, so it makes more sense to take those in between meals.
#2: Use a Pill Container to "Prep" Your Daily Dose(s) of Supplements
If you're someone who likes to meal prep for the week ahead, odds are you'll appreciate the consistency of loading up a weekly pill container with your encapsulated supplements. It takes just a few minutes and will save you time during the week if you're in a pinch for time. Plus, it'll be a consistent reminder to take your pills so you don't skip doses.
#3: Don't Beat Yourself Up When You Forget a Dose
We're all human, so don't let a small slip-up throw you off track altogether. If you forget to take a dose (or several doses), simply get back on schedule the next time you're supposed to take a serving. (Do not double or triple up on servings in hopes of "catching up" on the missed doses.)
#4: Use Our "Subscribe and Save" Option So You Don't Run Out
All Transparent Labs products come with a subscribe and save option that will save you time and money while also ensuring you don't run out of supplements that you take every day. Your every day supplements will ship automatically with a discount, and for free! Click here to check out the TL Subscribe & Save options.
Maintaining Consistency Pays Dividends in the Long Run
Consistent, hard work leads to lasting results, especially when it comes to your health and fitness goals. Don't expect immediate results in the gym or with (most) supplements. The vast majority of ingredients you find in nutritional supplements need to be taken for weeks, if not months, to achieve significant benefits.
Consistency is key, so let's build momentum by creating new habits with some helpful strategies. Before long, you'll notice that taking small steps consistently leads to big changes.