If there is one misunderstood product in the world of supplements, it would have to be the classic “diet pill”. Perhaps it is the decades of marketing or perhaps it is consumers desire for a magic-bullet but for whatever reason, people seem to blindly expect dazzling results from their fat burners.
Look, supplements are tools. Just like a hammer will make it a lot easier to build a house, the right supplements can make it easier to lose weight. With New Year’s Resolutions fresh in everyone’s minds, people across the globe will be grabbing diet pills getting ready to shed that winter weight. In my opinion, if you’re not engaging in regular exercise and (at a minimum) trying to keep an eye on what you eat, diet pills will not help you get the body you desire. On the other hand, if you’ve got your bases covered even at a basic level, like you’ve cut out fast-food, joined the gym or started some cardio, then layering in a diet product is a good option. Here are just a few of the questions that I get asked on a regular basis, especially during this time of year: “What should I expect from these pills?” What is in them? Are they dangerous? How do they work?
Fortunately for us, science has been studying weight loss for a long time and there is a lot of solid data around a host of herbs, amino acids, and vitamins that may aid in metabolism support and appetite control. Some of the most trusted and effective ingredients like caffeine, B vitamins, CLA, carnitine, BHBs, MCTs, and fiber are all available to consumers, and in many different forms.