Three unlikely supplements that will kick your fat loss into high gear – Supplement Giant

Three unlikely supplements that will kick your fat loss into high gear

Fat loss is pretty simple, but that doesn’t mean its easy. And every little extra boost helps. Burn more calories than you consume, they say. Yeah, thats pretty much it. Unless you are running marathons or playing competitive sports daily, you can't out work a bad diet, and with all the delicious processed, high sugar, high calorie food that is out there, its nice to have a little "help". The supplement that most people think of when thinking about fat loss is a "thermogenic fat burner". Thermogenics like Thermogenic Flux will speed up your metabolism by heating your core temperature, suppressing your appetite, or speeding up your heart rate to burn more calories. Thermogenics are great for fat loss, but there are three other supplements that can give you that edge that you are looking for in your fat loss journey.

Proteins are the main building blocks of your body. Getting enough can boost your metabolism, reduce your appetite and help you lose body fat without losing muscle. Whey protein shakes like Isothority are an easy and delicious way to add more protein to your diet. When it comes to controlling your appetite, protein shakes are an extremely effective way of curbing your appetite (and sweet tooth), while also supplying your body with such a positive nutrient for fat loss (and many other functions).

A nice benefit to eating calories from protein vs eating equal calories from carbs or fats, is that the process of digesting and metabolizing protein burns more calories than digesting carbs and fat. About 20-30 percent of the calories consumed from protein are burned off by metabolizing the protein. This is called the thermic effect and protein has the highest!

Another positive attribute of protein for weight loss, given that we know muscle is made of amino acids, is that protein protects the loss of muscle as you are in a caloric deficit; minimizing the risk of your body breaking down muscle protein for energy, instead of glycogen or fats.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids
The most prominent source of omega 3 fatty acids is fish oil! Fish oil is, among both medical and supplemental communities, one of the most recommended supplements to incorporate into your daily diet. For fat loss, supplementing fish oil omega-3s from products like Omega3 + D3 may help people lose weight in several ways, the first of which involves reducing hunger and appetite. In one study, healthy people on a weight loss diet consumed either fewer than 0.3 grams or more than 1.3 grams of fish oil omega-3s per day. The high-fish-oil group reported feeling significantly fuller up to two hours after a meal.

Another way fish oil omega-3s may help you lose weight is by increasing your metabolism. Research suggests that consuming fish oil may also amplify the number of calories and amount of fat you burn during exercise. Researchers believe this happens because fish oil may help you switch from using carbohydrates to fat as a source of fuel during exercise.

Hormonal Balance Supplements
Hormones play a huge role in whether your body is in a fat storing mode or a fat burning mode! Two main hormones that need to remain regulated to help stimulate fat loss are cortisol and estrogen. Given that estrogen plays an important role in regulating fat accumulation, estrogen regulating supplements may aid weight loss. Furthermore, estrogen regulating supplements may stimulate fat breakdown and inhibit fat cell formation.

Like estrogen, another hormone that, if unbalanced, can lead to weight gain and higher body fat percentage is called cortisol, commonly referred to as ‘stress hormone’. When we hear the word ‘stress’, we often think of being upset about something, or ‘wanting to pull our hair out’. While, yes, these things do lead to high cortisol levels, other things that we don’t typically think about that can be just as bad, if not worse, are:

Over training
Irregular sleep cycles
Lack of sleep
Sudden life changes

Some cortisol regulating adaptogens, like ashwagandha, found in products like equilibrium, have been studied and proven to help manage these stressors, leading to more regulation of cortisol levels and keeping fat loss on track. Another huge benefit of these products is their ability to lower blood sugar levels, too.

In summary, if you are looking for an almost unfair advantage, adding protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and hormonal balance supplements to your diet and/ or thermogenic could give you an almost unfair advantage when you are trying to drop a few pounds.