More and more people in dedicated BodyBeast group on Facebook are complaining about getting a lot of weight gain by following Body Beast nutritional recommendations. Apparently, that's not all muscles but fat as well.
Body Beast is an excellent and well-balanced bodybuilding program.
Body Beast diet, however, is very high in calories (which is not surprising for such high-demand program), but it also high in carbohydrates. And while one recommended supplement - Base Shake looks really good in its nutrition components, another one called BeachBody Fuel Shot - is, in my semi-educated opinion, a useless fiasco.
To, "instantly trigger an insulin response with its high glycemic index (GI), for more energy and faster recovery during and after workouts" one could use Coca instead - with pretty much the same harmful results.
Serving Size: 1 scoop (55g)
Cholesterol 10 mg - 4%
Total Carbohydrates 47 g - 16%
Sugar 24 g
Protein 5 g - 10 %
Calcium (from Whey Protein Concentrate) 32 mg - 8%
Sodium 70 mg - 3%
Potassium (from Whey Protein Concentrate, Potassium Phosphate) - 280 mg - 8%
Ingredients: Natural Carbohydrate complex (Dextrose, Maltrodexin), Whey protein concentrate, Potassium phosphate, Carrageenan, and Sodium chloride.
I'm not following Body Beast nutritional guidelines. I have my own rules which work fine to me. I don't believe blindly to everything BB recommends.