Fat loss is BY FAR the most common health and fitness goal out there. Almost every customer that visits our stores has a goal of being leaner.
Whether it’s a few percentages of body fat, 10 pounds or 100 pounds … the majority of us wouldn’t mind dropping a little extra fluff.
Especially with the weather improving and pool season approaching …
Who doesn’t want to look just a little bit better in their swimsuit?
I know I do.
So … What should you do?
Where do you start?
What can you use to help?
With fat loss being a common fitness goal, no matter what time of year, we are frequently asked about supplements that can be used to help … aka Fat Burners.
Do fat burners work?
How do you pick one?
What do you look for?
Well … let’s talk about that!
Fat Burning supplements can definitely work ... but ONLY if you work with them.
The truth is that fat loss is simple … You must be burning more calories than you take in, creating a caloric deficit. It is that simple.
What a good quality fat burning supplement can do is amplify that process and help you battle the struggles that occur during a fat loss journey.
If you are ready to put in the work, have a diet and workout routine in place … then you could absolutely benefit from a fat burning supplement.
Think of your diet and workout routine as a fire … and then think of your fat loss supplement as throwing some serious gas on that fire!
With so many different options available to us, it can be very overwhelming trying to decide on the best product for you.
A good amount of fat loss supplements are more or less a fancy caffeine pill.
They contain large amounts of stimulants and other ingredients that may amp you up a bit, make you sweat a little more and possibly reduce your appetite.
Now this is not necessarily a bad thing and those benefits may be exactly what someone needs in order to stick to a diet … but they really aren’t doing much for your actual metabolism.
If you want to see the best possible success from a fat loss standpoint, you need a product that actually has metabolism boosting ingredients.
These products yield much better success and have a multitude of benefits aside from just giving you energy and suppressing appetite.
You’ll notice that your typical fat loss supplements come in just one bottle with minimal ingredients. Most of them just being caffeine and other stimulants.
Metabolism boosting supplements will typically be found in systems … containing multiple products designed to attack fat loss in many different ways!
This gives your body the necessary jolt it needs to promote a true boost in metabolism, because of the multitude of ingredients.
It would be impossible to pack all of those metabolism boosting ingredients into a two-pill serving, which is what you most commonly see.
Metabolism boosting supplements will contain components that attack fat loss and improve your metabolism multiple ways.
These will have a variety of full dosed ingredients that:
-Reduce Stress and Cortisol (helping target midsection fat)
-Boost Metabolism and help use stored fat as energy
-Balance blood Sugar
-Help increase the number of calories you burn throughout day
-Kill sweet and salty cravings
And also provide some incredible, focused energy … not just a stand-alone caffeine kick.
As you can see, it would be impossible to put all of these ingredients in just one bottle or one single product … you could, but not in the correct doses needed to benefit your goals.
When you use a product like this … your chances of success sky rocket when you are dieting and exercising. You can almost guarantee success at that point.
Since this is a lot of information, let’s recap a bit:
1. Fat Burners only work if YOU WORK. Diet and Nutrition will always be the main drivers of fitness success.
2. Many Fat Burners are just fancy caffeine pills that do not actually provide ingredients for enhancing the way your metabolism works.
3. Look for products that contain multiple ingredients to truly maximize and improve the way your body burns fat.
4. If you are struggling with fat loss and finding a product that best fits your needs, reach out to any of our Sports Nutrition Specialists and Personal Trainers. We would be more than happy to make sure you have the perfect game plan to see the best results possible.
*This post was written by Andrew Lynn, who has a Bachelor's in Science Nutrition and Dietetics. He is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.