There are many weight loss supplements on the market and all of them promise an easier time losing weight.
The key to taking the weight loss supplements is to know your body well enough to determine what the best strategy is for you.
Below are some questions that can provide you some useful knowledge about yourself:
- Are you considering weight loss supplements because you don’t want to change your diet or exercise?
- Have you used diet changes and exercise in the past but didn’t get good results?
- When you made diet changes in the past, did you utilize the services of a nutritionist or healthcare practitioner who is well versed in nutrition?
- Have you used weight loss supplements in the past? What type of results did you get?
- Is your fat throughout your entire body? Or concentrated in your hips, thighs, or belly?
- When you diet, how often do you sneak foods because you have bad hunger cravings?
- What’s the one food you won’t give up, even on a diet? Is there more than one?
- Do you have any additional health problems that need to be considered before you start losing weight or start using weight loss supplements?
- Have you been tested for any fat imbalances in omega 3 fats or GLA?
The answers to these questions determine what weight loss supplements you could use.
For example, if you don’t want to change your diet or exercise, you’ll do best by adding fat burner weight loss supplements. The weight loss will be slow but can be counted on over time.
If you have fat in your buttocks, you might want to try Dr. Oz’s prescription: 1000 mg chitosan before every meal and a whey protein shake daily for breakfast. But be mindful of the mineral depletion effects of chitosan.
If you have fat in your thighs, you might try 1000 mg calcium pyruvate before every meal, plus increase the number of vegetables in your diet and decrease meat. (another Dr. Oz recommendation)
And if you have flabby arms, 6 cups parsley tea will act as a diuretic daily to flush out some of the edema that also may be there. For this Dr. Oz recommendation, he adds using sweet potatoes as the only starchy carbohydrate eaten each day and allows one serving sweet potato for every meal. That means sweet potato pancakes for breakfast, sweet potato fries for lunch, and baked sweet potato for dinner. No sweet potato pie, though.
And if you suspect a fat abnormality, going for 1000 mg GLA weight loss supplements before every meal is the answer with a cup of beans to accompany it.
These are just some suggestions to get you started. If taken strategically and under the guidance of a nutrition specialist, weight loss supplements can fill a gap in your nutrition and in your weight loss needs.