Choosing a fat-burner isn’t as easy as just walking up to the store shelf and picking one up.
Many things such as your tolerance to stimulants, your medical background and your immediate goal will all determine which fat-burner would be most beneficial to you.
It’s also important to note that a fat burner should not be the sole contributor to your weight-loss efforts, as these tablets only work when taken in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
The main aim of a fat burner is to promote lipolysis (the breakdown of body fat for use as energy), especially during exercise. The tablet is not a wonder cure, but rather a very effective weight-loss tool that, when used wisely, can truly aid in achieving amazing results.
EXAMPLE: A lady who usually burns 1500 calories a day through exercise and daily activity can now conceivably burn up to 1800 calories a day, just by using a thermogenic fat burner.
You can pick your ideal fat burner by answering a few basic questions:
1. What is your medical background and family history?
If you are prone to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction or you are pregnant it would be advisable to stay clear of a stimulant-based fat burners and rather use the non-stimulant form. It is also advisable to consult your physician before using any stimulant-based fat burner.
2. What is the intensity of your training?
An individual who trains at a higher intensity will be able to take a more advanced product.
3. What are your goals?
4. Are you training to compete or are you in your off season?
5. How fast do you intend on losing the weight?
If you want to lose weight over a shorter period of time, a more advanced product could be used, taking into consideration all the factors mentioned above.
Whatever product you choose, always remember that these tablets will only work if you work the tablet!
You will still have to train extremely hard and stick to that eating plan 100% to see results.
At the end of the day, when it comes to supplementation it is largely a personal preference. There are so many great locally and internationally manufactured products on that market today that you are sure to find something that meets your needs and budget. And, with proper guidance these products can play a crucial role in your weight-loss process. Remember, only some people get what they want, but those are the people who show up to get it!
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Co-Publisher at Maverick Media and until recently, Fitness Magazine editor. Tanja now manages multiple digital platforms, consults and create exciting campaigns and opportunities in the fitness industry. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.