You can look through any exercise magazine or hell almost everywhere and you will see advertisements with the latest fat burning miracle.
It still surprises me to this day that people fall for this. There is no “secret” or “magic” formula or potion/pill that will burn the fat off of you without you having to change your diet.
But it’s human nature to want to believe a lot of this stuff and this is where common sense goes out the door.
Don’t get me wrong there are a few supplements (are illegal) that can help speed up the process…but only if your diet is on. Also they are like the “icing on the cake” of a good diet and workout program. Maybe improve your results by 10%. As for the legal ones the results are negligable.
The appeal with these supplements is that they increase your heart rate and metabolism and blunt hunger. Also help with energy when dieting.
I would say they help more with weight loss because of their ability to blunt hunger as opposed to speeding up your metabolism.
I don’t like giving them as they are bad for your heart and adrenals. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that being wired 24/7, heart pounding, and sweating is good for you. And yes people have died taking these things.
I have helped many people lose a lot of weight rapidly without them.
Remember nothing beats being in a caloric deficit for weight loss.
You just have to know how to put together a diet that works for you. Something simple, that you can follow, and won’t leave you hungry.