Hi!!! I can totally relate! I’m 17 almost 18 and it can be rough! I’ve been on and off with popilates for a few years now and I feel like I’m ready to be committed! I would follow Cassey’s meal plan like Greer suggested and the apps are a really good idea! But the most important thing is to just give yourself some time if you follow the beginner’s workout and do the meal plan I’m almost % you’ll see a difference :D I worked out for 1 week and ate my normal diet except I cut down some of the bread and no kidding I saw results emotionally, physically, and mentally!!! It’s ok to be scared, frustrated, and angry but I am sure you’re going to see a difference with Cassey’s meal and workout plan! Keep pushing through and I wish you the best of luck <3 :D
I wouldn’t change anything diet wise for now. If anything eat a little bit more like I said, but no need to completely change everything. If your diet is okay, I don’t think you have to use supplements, but getting the extra calories from a protein shake or two would be good. There’s not really a “best” time, just getting them in is good enough. Drinking one after working out never hurt, when you first wake up is cool or when you go to bed.. Really there is no better way to take it so just make it easy for you to consistently take.