The body recognizes nutrients from foods first and foremost. Neither powder nor supplement has the same effect as food does, no matter how “clean” or natural the product is touted to be. If you want to hurdle a plateau, and overcome yo-yo dieting, certain nutrients must be implemented consistently in order to keep the hormones happy. Diet is the most important component to fat loss, comprising 80-90% of your success. The combination of proper diet, weights, cardio and flexibility will bring optimal results.