With dieting and fitness, we are bombarded by products that are supposed to help you lose weight. There's crash diets and fitness DVDs and supplements. It's a big industry. Have you ever wondered if supplements succeed at burning fat like the say they do?
What Do They Promise?
These supplements try to tell you that you will lose a massive amount of weight. They even say that you can do it without changing your diet or exercising. That's when you know it's a scam. You can not substitute supplements for diet and exercising. They are meant to be an aid in the process.
They promise to:
- Reduce appetite
- Reduce absorption of a fat or some other nutrient.
- Increase fat burning
- Increase energy
There's one type of supplement that people use when working out. "Pre-workout" supplements promise to provide energy through a tough workout. These things also promise to melt fat.
Examples Of Pre Workout Fat Burners
Advanced Health Capsiplex Sport is a fat burning pre-workout supplement. It promises to increase your energy and help you stay focused during your workout.
BPI Sports STIM-ELITE Pre Workout Fat Burner is another one that promises to be very effective. It also has caffeine to keep you awake and motivated during your workout.
They are meant to be paired with protein supplements as well.
These supplements and many others promise to be thermogenics. This means that they aid in increasing your metabolism. Some of the popular ones include caffeine, guarana, green tea extract, garcinia cambogia, and ephedrine.
There are some risks with these supplements. They can cause:
1. Acute Liver Failure
2. Caffeine Overdoses
3. Chest Pains
4. Increases in Heart Rate & Blood Pressure.
Natural Ways To Burn Fat
Your food can do double duty as a metabolism booster if you eat the right things. Bone broth, chia seeds, chicken, and coconut oil are great for fat burning. Choose one food a week that you would like to eat more of. Slowly work some of these foods into your diet. Spicy foods can also help. Try adding some cayenne pepper to your food.
Coffee and green tea are good fat-burning drinks. Just don't go overboard with them. Too much caffeine can be a problem depending on your heart-health. It can boost energy levels and rev up your metabolism.
It is possible to burn fat with supplements, just make sure not to use the dangerous ones.
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