Fat burners 101

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Fat burners – yay or nay? Summer is always that season of the year that makes us extra motivated to lose fat in all areas of our bodies. And even if you spend a lot of time in the gym, you probably have some extra fat that just won’t come off, no matter how many fat burning workouts you seem to do. That’s precisely the time when you will start to think about alternative ways that can help you lose the extra weight. What a lot of people do is either turn to cosmetic surgeries or different supplements. If you are considering taking supplements that will help you burn fat, then you are in the right place. Today, we are going to dig deep into what these supplements do, how do they function, and whether they are a truly necessary option. 

What are fat burners?

Let’s start with the basics, shall we? What are these supplements that burn fat and how do they work? This term is used to describe a nutrition supplement that is supposed to cause long-term adaptations that promote fat metabolism by: 

  • Increasing energy expenditure
  • Impair fat absorption
  • Increase fat oxidation during exercise

What these supplements contain is a number of ingredients that are going to add to fat loss. Only some of these ingredients include caffeine, L-carnitine, green tea, and conjugated linoleic acid. Now, if you know anything about the fitness world, then you know that there are many pros and cons of supplements. While they could help you target specific aspects such as weight loss, they could have a detrimental effect on other areas.

Pills, including fat burners, arranged in a way that spells health.
Your health can greatly be boosted by different supplements.

But the real and quite possibly the only problem with fat burners is the misconception people have about them. These supplements can only get you so far – but you have to do the real work by yourself. That means eating right and exercising with a fitness trainer Dubai based a couple of times a week. What it all comes down to is the fact that fat burning supplements can only account for 10% of weight loss. That means you have to do the other 90% by yourself. And if you do decide to include a fat burner in your daily regimen, we will be more than happy to help you do it the right way. Here are some things you need to remember when taking these supplements.

Have realistic weight loss expectations

Too many times, people set themselves up for failure. If you expect to see a miraculous weight loss just from fat burning supplements, you are only setting yourself up for failure. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. Most importantly, we here at Dubai PT know that it doesn’t happen without a lot of work invested. So don’t expect the supplements to be a magical pill that will shed those pounds in a matter of days. In fact, the less weight you have to lose, the harder it will be for it to come off.

When it comes to fat burners, more is not better

Another common mistake people make is thinking that, if they consume more of these supplements, they will be more successful with their weight loss. However, this misconception can be quite dangerous. There is a good reason why there’s always a prescribed dosage on the label. There’s also a very fine line between using supplements to your favor and having them hurt your body and mind. So save your money and health by always following the recommended dosage of supplements. This is one of those situations where less is definitely more.

Three stacks of coins and a jar full of them.
Why would you waste your hard-earned money only to end up with no benefits?

Be careful when it comes to caffeine consumption

As previously mentioned, most fat burning supplements contain caffeine. Unless it’s specifically written on the package that they are caffeine-free. So if you are the type of person who runs on multiple cups of caffeine a day, you might want to reconsider including these supplements in your everyday life. Too much caffeine will burn your adrenal response quickly, which will make you fatigued more easily. On top of that, you will have a harder and longer recovery time after your workouts, all of which will actually slow down the process.

80% of your weight loss should be caused by your diet

Look at it any way that you want, but abs are built in the kitchen. We hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you want to get a perfect summer body, you are going to have to make some sacrifices when it comes to what you eat. Forget about late-night dinners, daily sugary snacks, and lots of fizzy drinks. If you want to lose weight, you are going to have to commit to a diet that’s nutritious and healthy.

You can never go wrong by introducing more protein and fiber to your diet. Foods such as fish, lean meat, eggs, and vegetables will always be a great choice – even if you aren’t trying to lose weight. Good nutrition isn’t something you should introduce once your weight gets out of hand. It’s something that should be your focus every day of your life, which will prevent you from becoming overweight.

A bowl full of fruits and nuts.
Eat clean, exercise regularly, and take fat burners. The good results will be there shortly.

So what’s the conclusion? Will fat burners work or will they just turn out to be a waste of money? If you use them correctly, then these supplements will definitely be a worthy investment. However, if you only rely on these supplements and disregard the other, more important ways to lose weight, you are going to be in for a rude awakening. So do your research and make sure you are familiar with all the rules that you should follow while consuming fat burners. We are sure that the great results and a leaner body aren’t far behind.

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