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Fat Burner Supplements: How To Know If They Are Working?

Fat Burner Supplements: Do  They Work?

There are lots of people who seek out weight loss pills in the hope that they will help them to lose lots of body fat. Most people, when they finally decide that they want to lose weight, want to do so as quickly as possible, and therefore purchase a fat burning supplement.

There’s no doubt that fat burners can help with weight loss, however the most important part of weight loss… is creating a calorie deficit. Without creating a calorie deficit… you wont lose weight, regardless of how good the fat burners are! The best way to create a calorie deficit is to 1) exercise and 2) diet. Then once these two are in place, supplements, such as fat burners can be a good addition.

Certain fat burners contain ingredients such as green tea extract, and caffeine – which can aid weight loss. The Instant Knockout review talks about how these supplement’s ingredients can help you to lose weight and tone up.

So once you start exercising, consume less overall calories, and invest in a high quality fat burner, how do know it’s working?

#1 Weigh Yourself

 Weigh Yourself for fat loss

Probably the most obvious, and common way to assess progress. Before starting your weight loss endeavour, make-sure to jump on the scales and weigh yourself. We recommend weighing yourself everyday, first thing in the morning, before breakfast (ideally as soon as you wake up!).

As your weight will fluctuate naturally throughout the week (hormones, glycogen, water retention, etc) – the best way to get a true picture of your actual weight is to weigh yourself everyday, and then at the end of the week get an overall average.

Don’t panic if your weight goes up, as long as you successfully create an overall calorie deficit, and your metabolism is working efficiently you will lose weight, so don’t worry. If you do things properly you may lose 1-2lbs per week. Don’t rush the process, and try to be consistent and patient. It’s better to try and lose 14lbs over 3 months (1lb per week), instead of trying to do it in a month! Slow and steady wins the race every time.

#2 Assessments

There are also many other ways to track your progress, such as:

Body Fat Callipers – you can buy these online, or hire a personal trainer, who will take your body fat readings from all over your body. For example, the arms, legs, stomach, back, calfs, etc. Your personal trainer will add up all of the measurements, and then divide by the number of measurements taken, in order to get your overall body fat percentage.

Measurements – another great way to assess progress is to take measurements with a tape measure. You can take measurements from your stomach, arms, and legs. It’s good to do this once per week.

Pictures – it’s true what they say “a picture paints a thousand words” – pictures are one of the best ways to assess progress. Take a before picture, then 4 weeks later take another one, you can then compare the differences.

Comments – you’ll find that as you start to lose weight, other people will notice and comment. This could be a friend that you’ve not seen for a while, or a family member, or maybe a work colleague. Either ways it’s nice when people notice your efforts.

Your Journey 

Remember that “Rome wasn’t built in a day” – take your time and don’t rush the process. Have confidence that fat burners, alongside your workout routine and diet will lead you towards achieving your goals. If you can make small progress each week (losing 1lb) and you do this for 3-6 months, you will look drastically different (in a good way!) and be well on your way to a better body shape. You’ll also be healthier and feel better, both mentally and physically.

Wishing you the best of luck!