With all the new weight loss supplements entering the market and engendering controversy, most of the people are looking for supplements to aid weight loss. A visit to those shelves at your local store and you are guaranteed to feel overwhelmed. The biggest question is which one really work? And are they safe?
Whether it comes from shakes, food or supplements, protein helps you lose weight faster because when protein is at least 30 percent of your diet you will experience this:
- You will burn at least 260 extra calories on daily basis or the same amount you will burn with an hour of workout with more protein in your diet.
- You won’t consume as much, to be exactly around 441 less calories according to several studies and that is because protein makes your body release a lot of appetite suppressing hormones such as GLP – 1 and CCK while lowering hunger causing hormones like ghrelin.
- According to several experiments, after 12 weeks women lost 11 pounds doing nothing but including more protein in their diet.
- For every 100 calories of protein you consume, 30 of those are burned off during digestion because protein is very hard for your body to process and also protein increases your metabolism by maintaining and building lean muscle.
Consider this when buying protein supplements
- Avoid protein bars that have lots of sugar which will make it tougher for you to lose weight.
- You only need to use protein shakes, bars and meal replacements if you are unable to get enough protein in your diet from food.
- Optimum Nutrition Whey, Quest Protein Chips and Combat Crunch Bars are great examples of good protein supplements that aren’t filled with sugar.
According to many researches, fat burners help your body to lose weight faster in these 4 ways.
- They suppress your appetite making you consume less.
- Will boost your metabolism by activating fat burning hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline.
- They give you more energy to help you exercise longer, faster and harder so you will lose more calories.
- Will make it so that more fat is burned instead of sugar/carbs when you are exercising.
Consider this when buying fat burners
- Make sure you buy a fat burner like Hydroxycut or Lipo-6 that contains Caffeine or Green Tea in it which are both very well proven fat burners.
- Don’t get any fat burners with “proprietary blends” where you have no idea how much Green Tea, Caffeine or any other fat burning components are actually in the supplement.
When using fat burners
- The best time to use fat burners is before a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workout to lose more calories or you can take your fat burner before your first meal to suppress your appetite to end up consuming fewer calories through the day.
- Do not consume your fat burner every day because your body will raise your tolerance level to the caffeine intake where you will no longer get the same boosting benefits unless you take weeks off from taking it. How quickly you will build up a tolerance varies from person-to-person.
- You can try taking your fat burner only 3 days a week or you can use it on days when you do HIIT workouts, so you can use your fat burner for longer period without building up a tolerance.
Glucomannan is a natural fiber supplement that works the best if taken before meals because it takes up space in your belly and makes you feel fuller which will stop you from consuming too much and just enough to lose weight faster.
- Use glucomannan powder nstead of taking Glucomannan pills, the glucomannan powder you can dissolve in water. This is simply because the pills have a higher chance of causing a choking threat by expanding your throat before it reaches your abdomen.
- More is not better. Average human only need to take 1 gram of Glucomannan before meals. You will end up losing up to 6 poinds in just 8 weeks with Glucomannan as shown in many studies.
- Chia seeds taken with water will also fill up your stomach decreasing hunger.
- If the choking risk scares you then you can get the same weight loss effects by drinking water or vegetables and fruits before meals.
Diuretics don’t give you energy, burn fat or even suppress your appetite. They only help you to lose water weight very fast.
- You’d be better of consuming plenty of water and limiting your salt intake to stop you from gaining lots of water weight in the first place or/and…
- You can simply add more diuretic foods to your diet plan instead of using a natural diuretic supplement such as Xpel.
When using diuretic supplements
- You should know that these supplements and prescription based diuretics such as Hydrochlorothiazide are not meant to be taken for no longer than 3 to 7 days.
- Using diuretic supplements on a long term can cause cramping, dehydration and other side effects.
- If you are not consuming enough water or eating too much salt, then there is not much diuretics can do to help you lose your water weight.
- The rapid weight loss from these supplements could be temporary depending on how you gaining water weight before using diuretics.
Fats That Burn Fat
- People with higher levels of Omega-3 fats are more likely to game smaller waist sizes and lower bodyweight according to many researches.
- In one study, a group of overweight people lost 9 percent of their body fat and increased their lean muscle mass by 2 percent with using CLA over the course of a year.
- Many researches prove that you can lose 8½ pounds every 12 weeks or lose around 37 pounds a year with more MCTs in your diet.
- Instead of getting supplements you can simply include more foods high in CLA, Omega-3 and MCTs to your diet.
Curcumin & Garlic
Curcumin and aged garlic extract will help you to gain more brown fat.
- Brown fat boosts your metabolism by burning off your white fat to get the energy it needs to generate enough heat to keep your body warm but…
- You will gain a lot of brown fat while you lose more weight just by relying on some cold exposure techniques instead of only relying on Garlic and Curcumin to gain more ‘fat-burning’ brown fat.
All the fat on your body has alpha-2 and beta-2 receptors and without continuing too scientific, the beta-2 receptors speeds up fat burning and the alpha-2 receptors slows down fat burning and your belly, hip and thigh fat has more alpha-2 receptors than beta-2. One way to get rid of your last 5 to 10 stubborn pounds is to get a natural alpha-2 blocker such as Yohimbine HCL, to make it easier for you to burn off your stubborn fat when used with diet or workout.
To use Yohimbine HCL
- Take it 30 to 60 minutes before doing cardio or HIIT fat loss exercises on an empty stomach, it is recommended before your first meal or during your fasting period because too much insulin stops Yohimbine form doing its job.
- Start off with half the recommended dosage and work up to the recommended dosage of:
- 11 mg for a 120 pound person
- 14 mg for a 150 pound person
- 18 mg for a 200 pound person
- 22 mg for a 250 pound person
Consider this when buying Yohimbine HCL
- Buy Yohimbine HCL instead of yohimbe. Yohimbe is the herbal from where only a small percentage of it contains the useable Yohimbine HCL for fat loss.
- Yohimbine HCL usually comes in 2.5mg pills so a 150 pounds person would need to take 6 pills to get the maximum effect.
Should you use Yohimbine HCL?
- Yes you should, if you are trying to lose your last 5 to 10 pounds of stubborn belly, hip and thigh fat because Yohimbine HCL turns off the alpha-2 receptors in those parts of the body which make it easier for you to lose stubborn fat.
- NO, if you are more than 5 to 15 pounds overweight because your main goal should be losing fat all over your body with or without supplements, and stubborn belly, hip and thigh fat is always last to go as you lose weight all over.
Caffeine & Green Tea
Caffeine and Green Tea are almost always the most important components in any fat burner.
- Green tea boosts your metabolism by 4% while also helping your body to burn 24% more fat when working out.
- Caffeine boosts your fat burning metabolism by 11% or even more depending on how much you take.
- Caffeine gives you more energy to exercise harder and longer so in that way you will burn more calories to lose weight faster.