Protein pills and powders are popular but they arent necessarily the fastest path to weight loss. Powders have their place, but if youre trying to get lean I like to see people eating as much solid food as possible. Not only are whole foods more nutrient dense, but they fill you up better, which is so important in a hypocaloric environment, says Tony. Hollywood stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton agrees. One of his diet tips for men is to eat real food instead of supplements or powders.