America is fat. It’s just a fact.
Obesity has become such a big problem it’s officially been named a national crisis. The pandemic didn’t help with many people packing on the “COVID 15.” You got nothing better to do than stuff your face? (Not really!)
According to the numbers, about 65 percent of adults and 15 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. are overweight or obese. During the pandemic, 39 percent of patients in a study of 15 million people gained weight above the normal fluctuation. Ten percent gained more than 12.5 pounds and 2 percent gained more than 27.5 pounds.
So, what’s the best way to squeeze back into those non-stretch pants? Of course, diet and exercise are important to maintain a healthy weight, you know that. However, we are going to explore a different product on the market: Fat burners.
What Are Fat Burners?
Fat burners are dietary supplements that might contain natural or artificial compounds. They burn fat by increasing your metabolism, decreasing your fat absorption, and increasing your weight loss and fat oxidation during exercise.
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They usually come as a supplement containing a number of ingredients such as caffeine, L-carnitine, green tea, “conjugated linoleic acid,” forskolin, chromium, yohimbe, glucomannan, and raspberry ketones. And a partridge in a pear tree.
Do Fat Burners Really Help Reduce Belly Fat?
Don’t expect any miracles. Fat burners don’t melt fat away and you’ll still have to put in work. Remember, John Cena and the Rock aren’t sitting at home snacking on fat burners to turn into yoked beasts.
Fat burners increase your metabolism so you burn more calories. They also reduce the amount of fat your gut absorbs and suppress your appetite so you consume fewer calories. Targeting weight loss to one specific body part is a myth, so know if you lose fat, you’ll lose it all over your body.
Exercise, eating right, and having patience will also go a long way in seeing results on the scale. It's recommended you wait until you have developed your diet and exercise plan to introduce fat burners. Once your body has adapted to your eating and exercise routines, the results of the fat burners can be more effective.
Are Fat Burners Dangerous?
Yes, fat burners can be dangerous. For one, most of the supplements haven’t been tested in scientific studies.
Fat burners do not need to be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration before they hit the market. Which means companies can make all sorts of claims about their products, even if they don’t have the evidence to back it up.
There have been many instances of fat burners being removed from shelves because they contain harmful ingredients. Some of these instances have caused consumers to feel side effects such as high blood pressure, strokes, seizures, and, the worst side effect of them all, death.
We recommend doing solid research into the fat burner you are considering to ensure you are getting a quality product.
When Should I Take Fat Burners?
If you do choose to take fat burners, there are two recommended times to take them: 30 minutes before breakfast or/and before your workout.
Your metabolism is at its slowest in the morning due to it slowing down during your sleep. Taking your fat burner before breakfast will give time for your metabolism to speed up and will help not only the fat burning process but will also help control your appetite throughout the day.
Taking your fat burner just before working out will give you that extra kick of energy you might need to get through a grueling workout, leading to you burning more calories during your workout and throughout the day.
What Are Some Natural Fat Burners?
- Caffeine—helps you burn body fat by giving your metabolism a boost and also helps your body burn fat as energy.
- Green Tea Extract—all of the nutritional benefits of green tea in a powder/capsule. The extract contains caffeine and polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which both help you burn fat.
- Protein powder—boosts your metabolism which will help burn fat and curb your appetite.
- Soluble fiber—a supplement of soluble fiber will curb your appetite and promote fat burning while restricting calorie absorption from food.
- Apple cider vinegar—contains acetic acid and it is known for its great effect to the body and the overall health. Specifically, it helps burn fats and suppresses appetite. And you only need one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per day.
Why Are We Telling You This?
Kill Cliff’s lines of clean energy beverages are FDA-regulated and contain caffeine and green tea extract which are two natural fat burners. Kill Cliff will give your metabolism a kick and will burn your fat as energy. The 150mg of caffeine in Kill Cliff drinks is sourced from green tea extract which also assists in burning fat.
Additionally, Kill Cliff’s line of drinks include only FDA-regulated ingredients in its specialized blend of B-vitamins and electrolytes. They provide you with 10 percent of your daily values of magnesium and potassium, which helps regulate hydration and blood flow.
And now you know.