Can Fat Burning Supplements = Success?

So, you've been training hard, you're counting calories, and you're managing your macro nutrients, but you're not quite getting the results that you want. Have you considered trying a fat burning supplement?

There are many different types of fat burning supplements. Some use stimulants, such as caffeine (or, in some countries, ephedrine), and others are more natural, such as the acai berry which relies on its natural properties as a way to stimulate weight loss. The acai berry weight loss effects come from the anti-oxidants in the berry, as well as the fact that the acai berry contains healthy fats, which encourage feelings of satiety, making it easier for you to stick with your diet.

The Acai Berry Weight Loss Supplement vs. Other Solutions:

You may have heard of the EC stack (ephedrine and caffeine). Some people choose to add other supplements or stimulants to their "stack" of supplements, hoping to make it even more potent. While this might be OK for athletes that are taking such concoctions under the supervision of doctors and trainers, the dangers of someone taking such stacks alone should be clear to most people.

Stimulants can help you lose weight because they increase your heart rate, and make you feel more alert, and more energetic. Ephedrine also works as an appetite suppressant. However, there is a risk with such stimulants. If you have a heart condition, for example, then high doses of stimulants would be dangerous.

There are more natural solutions thankfully, such as the acai berry. However it's important to remember plans require that you pay close attention to your diet. The acai berry is not a magic pill that will make you lose a lot of weight if the rest of your diet is not in check. It can, however, give you a helping hand.

There are some weight loss pills that do more than just nudge your metabolism briefly in the right direction. Some pills, for example, hinder the absorption of fat – thereby meaning that you get fewer calories out of the food that you consume. The problem with these pills is that they have nasty side effects; that fat has to leave your body somehow! Of course, those side effects could be considered a good thing, as you quickly learn to avoid food with a high fat content.

Which kind of weight loss supplement or pill you choose will depend on the amount of weight you have to lose as well as your personal preferences and your lifestyle. For most people, something gentle such as an acai berry weight loss supplement is a good initial choice as long as it is combined with an overall healthy lifestyle.

If you have a lot of weight to lose, however, then it is a good idea to speak to your doctor first before making any decisions. They will be able to guide you towards a safe and effective choice that fits your circumstances and your general health, and may have some suggestions that you might otherwise overlook.

Antony Belanger runs a successful blog about slimming (, covering all the last trends in dieting and weight loss. You can read his latest post about the Paleo diet here.


  1. Pat says:

    I am using some kinda protein supplements as a meal replacement diet. But, i am not sure about the fact that if it will help me for reducing my extra calories or not. Please suggest me!!