Fat burners are diet supplements that when used with a proper diet can help you shed pounds. In other words, they “supplement” other things that you are doing, such as eating right and staying off your booty with exercise. These are not miracle pills that allow you to sit on the couch and eat whatever snacks you want. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, then it’s a LIE.
No matter how big your weight-loss goals are, whether it’s 5 pounds or 50-plus pounds, it begins with a need to burn fat. Most fat burners work by accelerating your metabolism. Some offer the added benefits of meal suppressants and energy, to help stave off the desire for snacking.
Ephedrine is a common ingredient in most fat burners, because of its appetite suppressant ability.
Thermogenic means to produce heat. To help you body burn fat, thermoegenic ingredients increase the basal metabolic rate, or more simply how much energy your body uses. It does this by speeding up the nervous system, that causes your heart and breathing to speed up. This means that the body needs to consume more calories to adjust to the increased metabolic rate.
Fat burners should be treated with the same caution just as any other drug. If you have a heart condition it is recommended that you avoid fat burners.
To help keep yourself safe, make sure that you read all of the ingredients. Also pay close attentions to the directions on the packaging and NEVER exceed the recommended dosages.
You have to know when to quit. Fat burners can become addictive, but they are only intended as short-term aides, rather than long-term partners. It’s recommended that you take a break from the fat burners once you achieve your weight-loss goals.
Taking too many fat burners can lead to heart palpitations, which is an irregular heart beat that feels as though it’s out of rhythm. This can potentially be serious and it’s very scary.