First and foremost, this is not an article claiming that our fat burners are miracle pills. One of the biggest misconceptions people have about fat-loss supplements is that they are a one and done product – just take the pill and watch the fat melt away!
In reality, fat burners are meant to supplement your weight loss efforts, not do all the work for you. To lose weight, you have to exercise consistently and stick to a diet. Fat burners compliment these measures in a variety of ways: they can provide energy, help control appetite, boost metabolism and even increase your internal temperature to help you burn more calories. However, without the proper diet and exercise regimen, none of these effects will help you see the results you want.
Once you understand the fat burner’s role, you can pick the product that’s best for you. To help, we’ve broken our supplements down into two main categories: those with stimulants (like caffeine) and those without. Keep reading for a brief description of each.
Stimulant Fat Burners
This one-a-day thermogenic can help boost your energy, metabolism and focus with caffeine, Yohimbe, lemon extracts, white willow and niacin.
Niagenix™ uses caffeine, carnitine, alpha GPC and Grains of Paradise to help increase energy levels, focus and your body’s ability to burn calories. It also contains the patented ingredient, Niagen®, which helps fight the effects of aging by creating more mitochondria.
This thermogenic doubles as a pre workout, using caffeine, Yohimbe and niacin to help increase energy, focus, metabolism and endurance.
Non-Stimulant Fat Burners
Best BCAA Shredded™
While BCAAs are primarily used for muscle building and recovery, Best BCAA Shredded™ contains carnitine and Grains of Paradise to help increase fat- and calorie-burning potential.
CLA + Coconut Oil + Aminos
CLA and the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil have both been clinically shown to help burn fat for energy. In addition, amino acids are beneficial to anyone on a diet, as they help prevent muscle loss in a caloric deficit.
Nite Burn™ is a non-stimulant fat burner that also promotes relaxation and deep sleep. Getting the right amount of sleep each night is key to weight loss. That’s why Nite Burn™ combines the sleep-enhancing ingredients tryptophan and melatonin with raspberry ketones and green coffee bean to help boost your metabolism while you rest.
Once you’ve selected the supplement that’s best for you, set realistic goals. Losing one to three pounds per week is a good average, and tracking your results on a weekly basis will help hold you accountable. Be sure to take progress pictures, fat caliper measurements and to weigh yourself on the scale regularly. If you don’t measure your results, you can’t be sure you’re making progress.
Most importantly, remember that diet and exercise are the key!