The first thing you need to keep in mind in that there are no ‘magic bullets’ nothing you take alone will get you to lose weight. It takes hard work, correct nutrition, time and dedication but if you already have all of those then there are a few extra things that you can add in to really help push things along and increase your overall weight loss.
Here are my top 4 supplements that I recommend to help speed up your metabolise, normalise your blood sugar levels and speed up the weight loss.
1. Chromium Picolinate – You want to aim for 600mg spread across three servings preferably taken with a meal, the main benefit of this supplement is with regards to your blood sugar, it can help normalise these preventing fluctuations which rob you of your energy and produce fat storage. Chromium Picolinate also has been shown to help reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone)
2. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) -CLA is an essential fatty acid found in most common foods, but in very small amounts, this fatty acid will help to reduce your fat levels whilst improving your overall health.
3. Leucine – This is another supplements that will help to normalise your blood sugar levels, it also prevents muscle breakdown whilst exercising, so it’s great for maintaining muscle tone whilst dieting.
4. Cod Liver Oil – Probably the most important supplement there is in terms of overall health, obviously fish oil is naturally occurring in our diets but most of us do not eat enough. Fish oil contains vitamin a and d and a whole host of other anti oxidants, it will also help to get your body metabolising fat for energy and there fore more efficient at burning fat for fuel.
Always follow the instructions on the label and consult with your doctor before taking any supplements.