Do Fat Burners Work?


Do Fat Burners Work?

IMG_1345The quest of shedding unwanted pounds can be a slow process that takes both time and dedication to a healthy diet and steady exercise routine.  At times it can seem difficult and I’ve had personal training clients ask me about adding fat burners as a supplement to help them achieve their goal.  Before I recommend any type of fat burner, it is important to understand what fat burners are and how they work.

What Is A Fat Burner?

A fat burner is a supplement that is meant to boost the metabolism and provide more energy.  Some companies combine fat burners with appetite suppressants advertising that you will lose weight without feeling hungry.  There are several brands on the market with most common containing an E/C/A stack which stands for Psuedoephedrine, Caffeine and Asprin.

How Does A Fat Burner Work?

Fat burners work by speeding up the metabolic rate causing the body to break down body fat and burn more calories in the process.  There are some fat burners that work by increasing the body temperature to boost the metabolism in a process called thermogenesis.  Thermogenic fat burners also increase the rate at which food is digested causing the body to store less fat from food consumed.

Do Fat Burners Work?

Some fat burners work and some do not.  When used properly, along with exercise and a healthy diet, they can be effective in losing a reasonable amount of weight over a reasonable amount of time.

They are not a miracle supplement and will not work for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle and/or eat foods that are high in fat and calories with little nutritional value.  They are also not meant to be taken for extended periods of time.  Over time, the body develops a tolerance for any type of fat burner that is used.

Who Should Use A Fat Burner?

Fat burners work best for people who have already put in a good amount of time towards losing unwanted pounds.  Usually, someone starting on a weight loss and strength training program will lose weight naturally without taking a fat burner.  Once a person is close to their goal weight it may become more difficult to lose those last few pounds and a fat burner can help them achieve that goal.

Losing weight can be challenging but attaining a lean, fit physique is highly possible when incorporating both cardiovascular exercise and a strength training routine with a healthy, well balanced diet.

For more information about fat burners, nutrition supplements, physical fitness, or if you’ve been thinking about hiring a personal trainer, contact us.


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