Diet and exercise are fundamental elements for losing weight. But if you want to bust through a weight loss plateau, supplementation can provide an 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 read this article on genetics and weight loss, also 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?
On the surface the answer to this question may seem obvious: burn more fat. However, 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 prior to choosing a product is crucial to find something that will work best for your lifestyle. For example, ask yourself how many cups of coffee or energy drinks you consume during the day. Once you have assessed your tolerance, one potential option is ANS Ultra Lite. This product has more versatile dosing (1-3 caps per day) than most, making it ideal for those new and experienced with these kinds of products.
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 them. Non-stimulant products aim to optimize thyroid function and metabolism resulting in a larger caloric burn throughout the day. One potential non-stimulant option is ANS Melting Point. This product contains 7-keto-DHEA and can potentially block the stress hormones that tell your body to store fat.
Can I take Stimulant and Non-stimulant metabolism boosters together?
Pairing a stimulant and non-stimulant product together is actually ideal and has the potential to speed up your results. The more angles you attack fat burning from, the better your chances for success.
Is there anything else I can take?
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 and can be taken alone or potentially with metabolism boosters for accelerated results. Refer to Performance Nutrition for other potential supplements that can aid in getting leaner.
Dominick Walsh is a blogger for Performance Nutrition and TMRzoo.com 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.