Sometimes when the weight loss bandwagon slows down a bit, we get frustrated about not seeing results fast enough. When this happens, we tend to have a more negative self image and a feeling of general frustration. I hope that’s not you, but if it is, please do not resort to the diet pills you are seeing on TV. Many of those pills contain ‘uppers’ like high amounts of caffeine or other ingredients that can cause irritability, anxiety, shakiness, and even heart trouble in some people. They periodically take pills like this off the market because of adverse effects that they are having.
So, what’s a dieter to do then? Well, first you must limit your calorie intake and increase your calories burned. In order for the best result, you must do both calorie restriction and exercise. This article will be important to any of you that want a quicker result with supplements. I fully support dieting with a little help, as long as the ‘help’ can actually be assimilated by our livers because our livers know what substance you are taking. Start with a lower dosage to make sure your body can handle these nutrients before diving right in. And, seek the advice of your expert practitioner if you have any questions. I have a list below of my favorite weight loss tools:
1. CLA-Conjugated Linoleic Acid: reduces body fat and increases lean body mass [muscle]. Works to melt fat in the abdominal area. Accelerates the body’s metabolic rate while slowing the body’s conversion of dietary fat into body fat. CLA is found in good, grass-fed meat and dairy, but unfortunately has been depleted because of mass farming methods. 1500MG a day, 500 with each meal. You can take up to 3000-4000 a day, split up into three servings.
2. Super Citrimax [similar to citric acid found in citrus fruits]: Blocks fat synthesis and reduces body fat. 1500 MG daily, 500 with each meal.
3. EGCG [a component of green tea]: Burns fat through thermogenesis, except without the jittery side effects. 250MG once a day
4. Chromium: a mineral found in very low concentration in the human body. Involved in nucleic acid metabolism. Regulates insulin and blood sugar levels and supports normal cholesterol levels, both very important when dieting. 200-250 MG once a day.
5. L-Carnitine: regulates fat burning, by transporting fat into the cell’s mitochondria so that it can be oxidized [burned]. You can take 1000 MG a day, split between 3 meals, up to 3000 MG a day.
When you do all of this and mix it with a healthy diet and exercise, you will see results faster than just dieting and exercise alone. As always, consult with your trusted practitioner. Good luck! Let me know how you do.
To Your Health,