"These six great supplements will help you on your journey to LEAN-ville."
Many of us have tried to lose weight for some reason or another. Sometimes, we do it in healthy ways, other times, not so much.
I'm here to tell you that you DON'T have to eat The Grapefruit Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet or The Twigs and Berries diet, just to see results for that special occasion. There are things out here to help you on your journey to LEAN-ville.
They're called supplements, and they're great. However, I have to call 'caveat emptor' on this one ('Buyer beware'). Supplements ARE NOT the magic bullet of fat loss; they don't solve all of life's problems, and they won't do the work for you.
First and foremost, your diet needs to be on point. You have to make sure that you're eating clean, healthy, nutrition dense food. When you're confined your meal plan is optimal, you can then perfect your training. Making sure you're getting to the gym as often as you can and you're pushing it to re-max day in and day out.
You need muscle to burn fat people; it's the second part of the equation. Also make sure you're doing cardio (how much you do depends on your metabolism, bodytype, activity level, etc.). Once you're committed to your training, you're ready for the last piece of the puzzle: Supplements.
Right now, I am preparing for a bodybuilding competition that will take place November 8th; so I know all about the perils of trying to lose weight. When I knew that I had gone as far as I could go, relying exclusively on training and diet, I knew it was time to step it up with supplements.
Remember to check out with your doctor first if these supplements are appropriate for you. Here is what I recommend as six great supplements for fat loss:
Some of the food we eat is normally malnutritious due to mass harvesting, pesticides sprayed on food, and hormones given to animals. Consistent use of multivitamins and other key supplements can promote good health and help prevent disease.
A report from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) found that ongoing use of multivitamins (preferably with minerals) and other single-nutrient supplements (like calcium or folic acid) demonstrated quantifiable positive impact in areas ranging from strengthening the immune system of highly-vulnerable elderly patients, to drastically reducing the risk of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida.
Not to mention, when you're dieting, you're depleting some of your own vitamins/minerals AND/OR not taking in some of the essential nutrients you get from foods you've cut out of your diet.