I know this has been asked many times before and this was exactly the reason I went out to buy some creatine monohydrate.
First a little bit of history. I started lifting weight when I was 16. I got addicted to it and was also happy by my process. There were times when i worked out for more than 2.5 hours. I never took any supplements then. I did manage to lose about 50-55 pounds of my body weigh and about 6-7 inches from my waist (from 39 to 32.5). I only lifted weight and didn't do much cardio.
Later I got a job and the time spent on exercising went down drastically until I totally stopped doing it. I regained my weight and also the inches around my waist.
Now, I am 30 and weigh about 230 pounds. My waist size is 38 inches. Most of my fat is about the middle. I dont have a huge belly but a good size of love handles.
Currently I am on a business trip and would get enough time to work out atleast for a couple of months. I want to lose as many pounds as I can and also get a good amount of muscles in this period. All just to motivate me when I go back home to get time out to exercise.
I read a lot about taking creatine in this forum as well as on some other websites where the users have said that Creatine does increase water retention but does not hamper fat loss. For this reason I went out to buy some Creatine from a local dealer. He advised me against buying any creatine and suggested I bought some l - cartinine instead or some other fat loss supplements. I frankly do not want to buy any of these as I know the moment I stop taking them, I will start getting fat again.
I went on to buy Creatine from another shop as the previous one didnt have a small pack for me to try out if it suits me. Even the second shop owner suggested me not to take Creatine and suggested Lamrada charge instead.
I have started taking whey isolate from the last week (Syntrax Nectar sweets) and am really very very confused if I should be taking the Creatine or not.
Any help on this will be highly appreciated.