I agree with everyone who says lg or if in general just helps them enjoy life more. I can go out to eat with family or girlfriend and eat whatever, as long as I have a 8 hour notice lol. Props to the guy who takes time for his son, the world needs more dads like you.
The only issue I have is not being able to eat enough in time due to family or relationships and events. Solution. Force feed.
As far as bcaa's, I have 1kg of Leucine and that's all I drink now. I could add some glut and isol but haven't yet. I also like to flavor them with mio I you have ever heard of it. The lime or melon juice works too.
Anyways, carry on.