OK, we’ll admit parking on the couch, eating junk food and STILL losing weight certainly sounds appealing. But let’s face it, it’s exactly that kind of decision that caused many of us to pack on a few more pounds than we’d like in the first place.
If you’ve resolved to shed that extra weight in the New Year we’ve got good news. We can help you boost your weight loss for even better results.
Because besides eating healthier and moving more it turns out there’s one more step you can take to help whittle down your weight faster than you thought possible. Simply add one of these fat-busting supplements to your routine and watch even the most stubborn pounds melt away.
1. Alpha Lipoic Acid:
We’re starting with alpha lipoic acid, or ALA, because it’s an undeniable winner when it comes to fat-busting. People in studies who took ALA combined with diet and exercise lost more weight, more body fat and more inches than the volunteers in the control groups. This powerful antioxidant helps us metabolize the food we eat into energy to burn (rather than storing it away as fat).
2. Green coffee bean extract:
In studies, green coffee bean extract – made from coffee beans that haven’t been roasted yet – helped people burn fat better, and lose an average of five pounds more than the unlucky folks who didn’t get the supplement. Before coffee beans are roasted they contain a chemical called chlorogenic acid that experts believe is behind the fat-burning boost the beans provide.
3. Green tea extract:
You probably think of a green tea as a soothing way to relax after a long day, and you’re right. But it turns out green tea is a powerful fat burner too. A compound in green tea called EGCG literally helps burn up fat cells. So go ahead and start sipping away the fat with a delicious cup of green tea. If you’re not a tea fan look for a green tea supplement instead.
When it comes to burning fat, it’s hard to beat this exotic fruit. Mangosteen, or Garcinia Mangostana , attacks stubborn fat in several ways. The fruit influences fat cells on the cellular level, as well as improves your body’s response to insulin. Plus, mangosteen reduces the inflammation that often plays a role in weight gain. While mangosteen works wonderfully on its own, combining it with sphaeranthus indicus, a flower more commonly known as East Indian Globe Thistle, may boost its fat-burning effects even further.
During an eight week study, women taking saffron, or crocus sativus, supplements lost more weight and reported snacking less than women taking the placebo. Surprisingly the women didn’t even have to change or restrict their diets in any specific way. The weight loss just happened naturally, thanks to the appetite supressing spice.
There’s no single magic pill that will instantly transform you into the slim and trim version of yourself you see in your dreams. But these five powerful supplements can certainly help jumpstart your weight loss so you can reach your goal faster.