Which Fat-Burning Supplements Work?

People looking to lose weight are always looking for a helping hand, and for honest weight loss tips. This only stands to reason, it makes sense, because losing weight is, let’s be honest, hard work. So people often turn to fat burning supplements. People often want to know how well these really work, and if they really work in the first place. The answer is, it depends. Some work great, others don’t. Others are really meant for things other than losing weight and so on.

If you want to find some effective supplements for fat loss, they should USUALLY contain one of the following ingredients.


Dietary fiber actually does nothing for you, and that’s the point. It contains no real nutrients or anything, so it helps you feel full without having to eat as much. This means that you feel like you have more energy, so you can hit the gym longer and harder than before. Plus, it helps to keep you regular, it keeps you “clean” more or less, so you have less unnecessary weight when you hit the scale.

Water And Electrolytes

Electrolytes are great for keeping you energized. They help your body get the water in there and hydrate well. This means that, as with fiber, you can hit the gym for longer hours without getting tired. Most energy and sports drinks have some electrolytes in them. They’re best for restoring yourself after a hard workout, so keep some handy. When you get winded, you can grab a little of your drink and be ready to go again for a full hour extra, or longer. Of course, even so, water is still the best sports drink in existence.

Vitamin B

Good old vitamin B is probably the very best source of extra energy. Many people don’t even bother with coffee or energy drinks, they just take a vitamin B and call it a day. Give it a try and see how you feel. The more vitamin B you take, the more energy you’ll have, simple as that. And it doesn’t weigh you down or make you burpy like most energy supplements.

Protein And Body Builder Supplements

Body builders have it made when it comes to supplements, but people just trying to lose weight should think twice about taking any of these. They can help, sure, but creatine, protein, and so on will only add muscle to your body rather than helping you lose weight specifically. If you have both goals in mind, go for it, otherwise, take with caution, and remember that muscle weighs more than fat, so don’t be surprised if you wind up weighing exactly the same by the end despite looking and feeling much better.

The truth about supplements comes down to this: They work, but they don’t work FOR you, they work WITH you. They don’t do the work for you. If you want to lose weight, they only help you. If you’re looking for a magic treatment, if you want a quick fix, look elsewhere. Supplements help, they don’t do the whole job alone, so don’t think that you can drink a health smoothie in the morning and just sit on your butt watching TV and seeing pounds fall off one after another. Work out, hit the gym hard, eat healthy, and drink plenty of water, and supplements will help you see results.

Or to sum it all up: Drink lots of water, work out, eat healthy and walk more. Supplements can be a huge help, but don’t expect to get quick weight loss with them alone. Without a healthy lifestyle, you may as well just be eating salt tablets and pretending they’re helping you to lose weight and get fat loss.

– Ben Pate