OK, it is around the second week of February, how close are you to keeping your weight loss New Years Resolutions? If you are not as far along in your 2013 weight loss goals as you would like to be, here are seven supplements that may be able to help.
1. Raspberry ketone
The link between Raspberry Ketones and weight loss was first reported in a study published in the medical journal Life Sciences, in 1995. In the peer-reviewed study, Japanese researchers concluded that a raspberry ketone supplement prevented obesity in mice that were feed a high fat diet. It is recommended for those who want to lose pounds and inches around the belly and the bottom, two areas that are particularly problematical for women. But it is good for anyone who is 15 or more pounds overweight to supplement any diet or weightloss program in an all-natural and safe way.
2. L –Glutamine
When taken on a regular basis, L-Glutamine has been shown to regulate your blood sugar and stop sugar cravings. Sugar can be as addictive as cocaine or heroin, so it’s no wonder giving in to those late night chocolate cravings is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for dieters. According to researchers at the University of Southern California, upon regular daily use of 500 milligrams three to four times a day of L-Glutamine, sugar cravings typically disappear within a month,
3. Green Coffee Bean Extract
The polyphenols in Green Coffee Bean Extract (GCBE) inhibit glucose absorption. Blocking the absorption of glucose helps reduce insulin resistance, which is a common reason why people turn almost anything they eat into fat. These beans also prevent your liver from creating excess sugar. This is a dual action that reduces the amount of sugar available to your body. With less sugar around, your body is forced to burn stored fat instead of sugars for energy.
4. Vitamin D
Most of us get all the vitamin D we need through sunlight. But in these cold and dark winter months we see a lot less of the sun, and our bodies can become vitamin D deficient. Adequate vitamin D levels help the body respond to insulin, which lowers the chances of the food you are eating being stored as fat. Low levels of this critical vitamin have also been found to interfere with leptin, the hormone that tells your brain you are full.
5. Omega 3
Studies have shown that dieters taking omega-3 fish oils lose more body fat and increase lean muscle mass. Omega 3s are an essential fatty acid that can help regulate insulin levels, so your body stores less fat. Omega 3s also help reduce inflammation and improve the body’s blood flow to muscles during exercise, increasing the overall benefits of any workout.
Probiotics are tiny bacteria that occur naturally in a healthy gut. However, in many of us, diet and stress have lead to an over abundance of unhealthy bacteria. When the bad guys outnumber the good guys, the imbalance in the gut also leads to an imbalance in neurotransmitters, or “mood chemicals.” Low motivation and lack of energy will quickly hinder your weight loss goals. Supplemental Probiotics will help keep everything in balance.
7. Green Tea Extract
Studies have shown taking green tea extract results in a significant increase in metabolism and fat oxidation. While these effects were originally theorized to be due to the caffeine content of green tea, researchers discovered that the tea actually has properties that go beyond those that could be explained by the caffeine alone. Researchers say the results indicate that substances found in green tea known as catechins may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and decreasing body fat.