Did you know that Americans spend over $40 billion dollars a year on weight loss products? Yes you read that number correctly. Roughly $13 billion is spent on supplements alone. This article will help you to clear up the confusion regarding fat burning pills.
It is no secret. The weight loss industry wants your money! And they will tell you anything to get you to believe their claims. In fact, they may even flat out lie.
In the 2008 documentary Bigger Stronger Faster fitness model Christian Boeving confesses that the supplement ads are often misleading. Not only is he taking the fat burning supplement Hydroxycut but is also taking anabolic steroids.
Most people who pick up fitness magazines fail to realize this. Christian further states that if someone looks at an ad and thinks he takes Hydroxycut that it doesn’t always mean he isn’t taking something else. Although he does take Hydroxycut he reasons that if people want to believe that is all he is taking then they should be smarter than that.
So where does that leave you, the average consumer looking to lose body fat and improve their appearance? It is quite insulting when you think about it.
The documentary then goes on to show a photographer doctoring before and after photos using image editing software. Not only that, they use excessive grooming and emotional triggers to project certain images in the before and after photos.
In fact photographer Rick Schaff says that he has even done before and after shots on the same day! Do you still think these products are the miracle products they claim to be? Yes, they can give you a slight edge but no, they do not take the place of diet and exercise.
Anyone with a good physique will tell you that there are no shortcuts to losing fat. Work on the fundamentals first before moving to the next step. For example, if you are skipping workouts or eating junk foods do you think fat burning pills will really help you?
It pays to do research, create a plan and then follow that plan successfully. A lot of marketing works because you can’t market “hard work.” No one is buying that.
Focus on your nutrition, cardiovascular activity and weight training and you can’t go wrong. Once you are doing these things consistently you can then consider the next step.
You must also keep in mind that a lot of these products also have side effects. There is a difference between supplements and fat burning pills. Supplements are more or less powdered food while diet pills can often cross the line to be classified as a drug.
A lot of them contain the ingredient ephedra in them. If you have cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure you should avoid these products. Consult with your physician if you are not sure.
Ephedra is a thermogenic agent. This means that it will raise your body heat a little therefore increasing your metabolism. It also will give you extra energy and also suppress your appetite.
It is also a stimulant so if you are the jumpy type you might want to stay away from this product. It always pays to do your research first.
I hope this article has informed you about the facts and fiction concerning fat burning pills. By now you should be better equipped to pick out scams and also know what it really takes to build a better body!