It is tempting to undergo weight reduction surgery if you have the money and want to lose that stubborn body fat for good. It might take time for a weight loss meal plan and regular workouts to bring about significant changes in your body composition and fitness. Although the results are slow, proper diet and exercise remains the best way to reduce your weight.
Supplements are worth considering, too. However, not all weight loss supplements are safe to use, or effective.
For instance, if you have a COMT genetic mutation, you might be the type who are too sensitive to caffeine-based fat burners or other types of stimulant-based fat burners. Any supplement that has stimulants may also aggravate an existing sleeping problem. You can check your COMT genotype through genetic testing via 23andme. If you have a COMT mutation, fear not, non-stimulant fat burners are here to save the day. They don’t work as quickly as their stimulant-based counterparts but they can help you retain the weight loss you worked hard to achieve in the long run.
Below are the main ingredients to look out for in the best non-stimulant weight loss supplements you can choose from. It pays to read labels in supplements and other food products so don’t forget to look for these ingredients when you shop. Don’t buy on hype!
When you fast, your body will go under a metabolic change called ketosis. In this state, your body converts your stored fats into ketones which is an alternative energy source for the body. These ketones then become your cells primary fuel instead of glucose such as from foods rich in carbohydrates.
However, you can’t go fasting all the time just to lose weight. You have to eat but you have to stick to a keto diet to remain in ketosis and burn body fat. With exogenous ketones, your body will be in ketosis in less time and easier maintain it, helping you get rid of that stubborn belly fat and get it off your body.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplements promote weight loss by preventing the creation and storage of new body fat. They also help suppress appetite, increase fat utilization and testosterone levels. Good dietary sources of CLA include grass-fed milk and meat but the amount tends to be low, so supplements are usually the best bet for weight loss.
Carnitine (L-carnitine and acetyl l-carnitine) can keep your hunger at bay and help you to stick to your meal plan. Aside from that, the amino acid assists in the delivery of fats and triglycerides to the muscle cells and mitochondria. Carnitine promotes the burning of fats for energy which is why it is often marketed as a fat loss supplement to be consumed during workouts.
Fucoidan and Siphonaxanthin
Fucoidan and Siphonaxanthin are the main fat-burning ingredients found in seaweeds. Flucoidan works by breaking down fats and enhancing metabolism. Siphonaxanthin prevents the production of new body fat. Together they for an effective due for weight loss.
Sesamin is a compound usually found in sesame seeds, flax, oats and other types of grains. This compound has a unique approach to weight loss. It targets the liver enzymes involved in fat metabolism. By boosting the activity of these enzymes, more fats are processed and fewer fats are stored in the body.
Garcinia Cambogia contains hydroxy citric acid (HCA) which inhibits carbohydrates from getting converted into body fats. It suppresses appetite as well. Supplements that have HCA must be taken hours before meals as they might attach to some foods and become ineffective for weight loss.
It’s true that proper diet and exercise can never beat weight reduction surgery in terms of speed. When it comes to efficiency and safety, however, opting for diet and exercise is way better.
You can add a couple of non-stimulant weight loss supplements to your regiment to speed up the process. These are not only effective; they tend to be safer than their stimulant-based counterparts, too. Keep in mind that you should aim for better health and not just for a slender physique.
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