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Hey, guys, what’s up? Okay. So I wanted to talk a little bit about fat burners and my thoughts on fat burners. This is just from my experience.
Based on my reading, listening to podcasts, personal experience, researching products, reading studies, listening to other professionals in the business in regards to fat burners, and the overall consensus of the educated in the nutrition exercise world – I think fat burners are trash.
Fat burners are the trash of supplements. They do not work like you think they do. They actually can cause havoc on your system and cause a whole lot more issues worse than just trying to lose weight.
They can make it harder to lose weight in the long run.
Why? Fat burners contain some kind of stimulant. There are many different types of stimulants used and they do increase your energy.
These stimulants increase cortisol. Chronic elevated cortisol levels from taking the fat burner daily will reduce insulin sensitivity, which reduces our bodies ability to use carbohydrates as fuel/
There’s a difference between burning fat and losing fat. It is possible burn fat all day long by using it as a primary source of fuel, and still not lose weight.
At the end of the day, calories in versus calories out is the key weight-loss equation. If you are not in a calorie deficit and you’re not eating carbs because you’re thinking carbs are what’s making you gain weight and you’re overeating on fat – you are not going to lose weight.
Using fat burners over an extended period of time will create the opposite effect of what you think they will do. The will limit your ability to lose fat, lose body weight.
You will probably feel like hell and eventually going crash. You can start to have other issues with your adrenals.
Your sleep will likely be negatively impacted as well, which negatively impacts insulin sensitivity.
So just stay away from fat burners.
They’re junk. There are so many other things that you can take to improve your metabolic composition to improve digestion.
First and foremost, if your sleep is shit and you’re trying to lose weight, work on your sleep, that in and of itself will help you drop weight if you can just work on improving your quality of sleep. A sleep tracking device like a Fitbit or an Oura Ring (which I wear), can give you feedback on your sleep performance.
Next, find ways to reduce your stress. Learning how to breathe properly is a great way to destress.
These practical steps will help you drop weight more effectively than fat burners.
There was a study that measured two different groups. One group used the fat burner and another that did not. The only variable was one group was doing fat burners, and the other group was not.
The result of the study was that the fat burners only increased your calorie burn by five to ten calories.
The people using the fat burners were starting to experience some negative side effects, plus hardly burning any extra calories.
There was very little calorie burn difference and zero difference in muscle gain, fat loss, anything like that across the board.
You can find a lot of information by doing your own research on the impact of fat burners on sites such as PubMed or Science Daily.
I always tell my clients to educate themselves before you just take supplements or anything like that.
I will make my recommendations, but I always preface that with do your own due diligence.
All I’m doing is making a mere suggestion and you take it from there.