Over half of Americans are now classed
as overweight. Even though we are spending billions of dollars
on the battle of the bulge—more than ever before—generally
speaking, we are not winning the war. The study of bariatrics
is finding that genetics may be more involved in weight concerns
than previously known. However, for the present the formula
that works is still burn more calories than you consume. Unfortunately,
there is no magic pill that makes the pounds peel off…but there
are dietary supplements that can assist you with your work
at hand and the battle of the will. Below are five of the best:
- CitriMax—Helps tame the appetite, and it is especially
effective during the first four weeks of a reduced eating program
when it’s needed most.
- Tonalin CLA—Helps you maintain
lean muscle and burn calories more efficiently.
- Chromium—Assists insulin with the
process of moving sugar out of the blood into cells.This
action helps you feel more satisfied, craving less sugar.
- L-Carnitine—Amino acid that transports
fat into the cells to burn as energy. According to Robert Crayhon, one of this country's foremost nutritionists and author of the book The Carnitine Miracle, L-carnitine may be a powerful advantage to your weight loss program. In one particularly impressive study, participants who ate a healthy diet and exercised moderately for 12 weeks, lost an average of one pound. For those who added two grams of carnitine per day to the same regimen, however, weight-loss averaged 11 pounds. Merely adding 2,000 mg of carnitine tartrate increased weight-loss elevenfold (11 pounds in the carnitine group versus one pound in the non-carnitine group).
fiber from shellfish that binds to some of the dietary
fat you consume and removes it from the body
before it is absorbed.
A Few Tips for Easier Weight Loss
- Drink water to increase metabolism. One study showed that
metabolic rate increased in participants by as much as 30%
after drinking approximately 17 ounces of water.
- Snack on a handful of almonds. They’re filling, healthy
and tasty! They aren’t exactly low in calories, though;
so don’t eat more than 10 or 15 at one time.
- Use mental imagery to boost your willpower. In addition
to identifying why you want to lose weight, visualize a picture
of the reason in your head and focus on it often throughout
- Turn off the TV at dinnertime. Studies show that undistracted
eating means you’ll eat less.
- Don’t fall for the lure of crash dieting. Losing
large amounts of weight all at once causes you to lose muscle,
not fat, and the pounds quickly return. Make healthy eating
a way of life and the pounds will disappear slowly but steadily.
- Eat foods with plenty of fiber like whole grain breads,
beans and fruits with the skin. Be sure to drink them with
lots of water, as it makes the fiber swell much like a sponge
in water, thus making you feel more full.