Choosing the Best Fat Burning Supplement

Diet and exercise are fundamental elements for losing weight. But if you want to bust through a weight loss plateau, supplementation can provide in edge for doing so. This guide will help you identify the best ingredients, products and strategies for your goals.

Before picking a fat burning product you should ask yourself a couple questions to determine what your goals and expectations for the product are. This will help make sure your product selection can actually help you reach your goals.

What do you want the fat burner to do?
Although on the surface the obvious answer may be to burn more fat you will need to do a more thorough assessment to really choose the right product. Different fat burners serve different purposes, so the first thing to decide is what you want your fat burner to do. In other words, what do you want to accomplish from using it? Some of them will specialize in appetite control some can help with energy and others with metabolic rate.

Are you sensitive to stimulants?
Many fat burning products contain some type of stimulant ingredients including caffeine. Assessing your tolerance to stimulants before choosing a product is a must in order to find something that you will be able to take without feeling jittery or affecting your sleep. While stimulants definitely have advantages for energy enhancement, if it comes at the expense of sleep and your overall well-being, you’re better off without the stimulants.

Are you continually stressed out?
High stress may result in loss of lean muscle, increased fat storage, and slower recovery times between workouts. So, while many people want to turn to fat burners as the only solution to overcoming a weight-loss plateau, there are other beneficial products on the market that shouldn’t be entirely neglected. Products like rhodiola, ashwagandha, and phosphatidyl serine can help manage stress making it easier to get rid of body fat.

Dominick Walsh is a blogger for Performance Nutrition and and covers all men’s health topics and exercise issues including protein powders, diets, weight loss, weight lifting supplements, fat burners and supplement reviews. Dominick’s columns cover everything you need to know about your pre, during and post workout nutrition.