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Build My Body Supplement Pack Competition!

10 Jan

My WONDERFUL sponsors over at Build My Body have been kind enough to put together a little pack for me to giveaway to one of my lucky blog readers!   These are all products that I personally use and endorse!

Pack Includes:

  • ON Opti-women High Potency Multi-vitamins;
  • Inner Armour L-Carnitine; and
  • Gaspari MyoFusion Protein Powder in Milk Chocolate

All you have to do to win this FABULOUS pack is head on over to Facebook and like my Facebook page and also like Build My Body’s Facebook page then post a status on your profile that says:

“I want to win a @Build My Body – Supplements pack please @Amanda’s Daily Dose of Awesome because [insert exciting and original reason here]”

The bold parts are where you need to mention both my facebook page and Build My Body’s Facebook page.  If you don’t tag us in your status I won’t be able to see your entry on my wall and your chances of winning reduce to zero!   Note, when you post your status update, change the setting from “Friends” to “Public” on the drop down so that we can see it on our walls.

If you are entering the comp via twitter, simply follow me (@mevsthebulge) and Build My Body (@BMBSupplements) and send a tweet that says:

“I want to win a@BMBSupplements pack please @mevsthebulge because [insert exciting and original reason here]”

I must see that you are following us both to win!

Also, yes, they are women’s multi-vitamins but don’t let that stop the fellas from entering!  I’m sure you all know a special lady that needs some vitamins in her life!

A winner will be selected at random on Friday the 20th of January at 10am EST.  Sorry, competition entry only available to Australian Residents.

Get cracking people!  This is your chance to start the year off with a bang and get your best body yet! 😀

Supp Y’all?

23 Sep

This is how many supplements you will need. NOT.

I often get asked what supplements I take and to be honest I don’t take a whole lot but there are 3 supplements that I am currently taking on a daily basis and that I swear by.  I think that if you have a rich and varied diet that you should get all the nutrients you need but when you put your body through strenuous exercise regularly, you sometimes need a little assistance.

Whey Protein Isolate

I have written a little about whey protein in another post which you can read here.

I usually mix my WPI with a little skim milk, vanilla extract and cacao powder.  It’s great to have any time of day as a snack but is particularly beneficial immediately after exercise as it quickly provides protein to the muscles.


I’ve only recently starting taking BCAAs and I am now converted.  The brand I use currently is Xtend but I think I will change to something else when I’m done as it contains artificial sweeteners and is really REALLY sweet.  You get used to it but, yeah, wow, it’s sweet!

Since using them I have found that I recover easier and have less muscles soreness, which is exactly what I need when I have been smashing 5-6 weight sessions a week and a few cardio sessions too!


I take glutamine for its immune and digestive system benefits but it is also another supplement that aids recovery post exercise.

I also take, as required, but not every day:

Fish Oil

For the anti-inflammatory and omega-3 benefits.

Bio Magnesium

To help with muscular cramps and ease premenstrual symptoms.

I would recommend talking to your GP before commencing any supplement usage to ensure that they are safe for you to use!

What supplements do you swear by?

Fantastic Flaxseed Oil!

9 Feb


I’ve started adding a tablespoon of flaxseed oil to my morning smoothie (I’ve ditched my omelette breakfast in favour of the easy and super convenient breakfast smoothie – 1 banana, ½ cup of lite milk, 2 tablespoons of organic non-fat natural yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of LSA, 1 teaspoon of honey) and I have decided, for your own benefit, that you should too.  I’m always looking out for you!  And don’t you forget it!

You don’t HAVE to have it in a smoothie, you could drizzle it over a salad or over vegetables.   You could mix it in water or freshly squeezed juice and gulp it down.   You can even get it in capsule form.   Whatever way you take it doesn’t matter but you SHOULD take it.   And here’s why:

  • It shortens muscle recovery time which means less pain for you – yippee!
  • It increases the body’s production of energy and increases stamina – look at you go!
  • Assists in the weight loss process – that’s what we are after!
  • It stimulates brown fat cells and increases your metabolic rate making it easier to burn fat – yes please!
  • It improves the absorption of calcium – hence why it’s great in a smoothie!
  • It may improve the function of insulin – stay away diabetes!
  • It helps in the healing of bruises, strengthens nails, improves eyesight, improves liver function, keeps dry skin at bay, treats dandruff and dull hair and may even relieve some cases of PMS – yes, yes and yes!
  • Plus many more benefits! Have a Google yourself!

I’m not sure why I haven’t got on to this sooner.   I was definitely aware of its existence but had not thought to purchase it until I saw it sitting on a shelf in the health food aisle at my local Woolworths.  “Ah yes” I thought, “that stuff is good for you! I must have it!”.  Hence, my love affair has started.  Even if it does only HALF the things it claims, I will be happy.  Who wouldn’t be!

Do you take flaxseed oil? How do you take yours?