Types of Weight Loss Supplements

Tape measure with supplement pills

Tape measure with supplement pillsEvery day we are bombarded by advertisements of products that can supposedly help us lose weight, it seems that the new illnesses affecting people’s lives have become more severe.  People suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and stroke come from lack of exercise and being overweight.

No one wants to be fat, but sometimes it’s one of those things that subconsciously happens, maybe because we are very sedentary, don’t have the time or don’t pay attention to what we eat. There are other reasons weight gain can creep up on people,  such as thyroid issues lack of sleep and even stress can cause weight gain.

Ok, so you have gained the weight and now want to eliminate those excess pounds, that is the hard part, you know that a proper diet and exercise are the best way to lose weight. A simple rule of thumb is taking in fewer calories than you are burning.  If you consume more calories than you are burning off in a day you are going to to gain weight.

Making things simpler through the use of weight loss supplements

There is no miracle cure to losing weight other than to eat good wholesome foods and stay away from junk foods The ideal thing to do would be to eat between 4 and 6 small meals throughout the day. Those small meals should consist of low-fat proteins such as chicken and fish, along with fresh fruits and vegetables.  The big issue for many of us is not having the time to prepare and micromanage our daily meals which is why weight loss supplements can help.

Choosing the right weight loss supplements

There are many kinds of supplements that can help you lose weight and here we are going to look at the different kinds and how they can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Fat binders also know as fat blockers do just that, they bind or block any fat entering our body. These can be good for people with lots of excess fat and cannot afford to let the body absorb any new fat from fatty foods we ingest. Fat binders are generally taken before meals and prevent fat from being absorbed into the intestinal track and thus are eliminated naturally from the body.

Fat burners are generally used to stimulate and speed up the body’s metabolism, causing you to burn more fat than normal, the downside to fat burners is that they can cause people to be jittery and the feeling of nervousness. The reason behind the jitters is that many fat burners contain high levels of caffeine. If you are hypertensive or suffer from high blood pressure it is a good idea to consult with your doctor before using any kind of fat burner.

Carb blockers are another popular weight loss supplement,  similar to fat burners, carb blockers can help reduce food cravings while blocking carbohydrates and speeding up your metabolism, obviously with these three things working together they can speed up the weight loss process.

While the above weight loss supplements can drastically help you lose weight, you must also understand that you must do your part in trying to follow a reasonable diet and exercise plan, make sure you stick with it for at least 3-6 months,  in the end, you will see positive results.