If given the option of waking up to 1k new Instagram followers or waking up with no belly fat at all. Which option would you select? Probably no belly fat, because by uploading a picture with no belly fat, one can easily get attention on social media. To observe World Health Day, OnlyMyHealth has organised a week-long campaign, "Health For All". In this special series, we'll talk about supplements, including their naturalness and effective dosage.
Without a doubt, nothing makes us happier than receiving a compliment from a friend or colleague that "you look slimmer." Weight loss is one of the best things a person can do for themselves because it has more mental benefits than physical ones. The problem with weight loss is that it eventually stops after a while, which is when our trainer suggests supplements. So, if you're stuck at the same weight or going supplement shopping, let's start by understanding why weight loss stops, how supplements can help, and the best supplements for weight loss.
Why Do Weight Loss Stops?
If you've ever tried to lose weight, you're probably aware that the first five kilos are the easiest to lose, and then the weight loss stops. This happens because the human body becomes accustomed to the same stimuli, and it is referred to as a weight loss plateau. To break through the plateau, one must shock the body, which is where supplements come in.
Can Supplements Help You Lose Weight?
When it comes to losing weight, your lifestyle plays an important role. Supplements can help you break through the plateau or increase your recovery, but only if your sleep and training are on point. Relying solely on supplements would result in a loss of money rather than fat loss.
Supplements For Weight Loss
L-carnitine is an amino acid found naturally in our bodies that aids in the burning of stubborn body fat. Because carnitine is present in trace quantities in our bodies and the vegetarian diet generally lacks it, you must take supplements with carnitine. L-carnitine works well when combined with caffeine, so taking it pre-workout with an espresso shot will help you target fat cells.
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CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is an omega-6 fatty acid. While it is a trans fat, it aids in the weight loss process. You can easily get enough CLA by eating eggs, chicken, and fish, but if you are a vegan, you can supplement it. CLA is most effective when used in the later stages of weight loss, i.e., in the final weeks, and should be consumed before your cardio sessions.
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories while exercising, which is where caffeine comes in. Caffeine not only makes us active, but it also mentally prepares us to run for an hour. Caffeine should be consumed before exercise. There is no need to invest in caffeine supplements, if you are a beginner because one can easily get enough caffeine from coffee.
The human body grows when it is given time to rest, not when it works out. Magnesium is one of the most effective sleep supplements. Make it a habit to take magnesium before bed, and aim for six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per day.
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Before taking any supplements, consult with a doctor and get a blood test to see how your organs are functioning.
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