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Don't Be Fooled by Diet Gimmicks, Find a Plan That Works

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 140

Spending on weight loss reaches well into the billions of dollars annually. This includes money spent on medical procedures and prescriptions, books, DVDs, CDs, body wraps, and every type of contraption imaginable claiming to shed pounds while you sleep or watch TV. So, why are we all still so fat? Certainly billions of dollars would be enough to find a diet solution that works. Sadly, we keep spending and the pounds just do not come off, at least not as seen on TV.

Before you order the next belt that claims to give you six pack abs while you eat ice cream on the couch, there are a few basics about weight loss and legitimate supplements that you might want to consider.

How does weight loss work?

A body loses mass when the energy used exceeds the energy ingested. In essence, this means burning more calories in a day than the number of calories you are eating. When this occurs, the body begins to use energy that is stored in fat to make up for the deficiency. This is, of course, the most basic description of what is happening, but it will work for our purpose here.

No matter how much research has gone in to the latest lose weight quick device or best-selling weight loss book, they are essentially worthless unless your body is burning more calories than it is taking in on a daily basis. There are, however, products that are designed to increase metabolism and suppress your appetite which may provide the jumpstart to weight loss some of us need.

What to look for when deciding on a weight loss supplement:

First, an appetite suppressant can be helpful to manage your cravings in the beginning while you are getting your weight loss program off of the ground. Look for ingredients like Hoodia Gordonii, Cralluma Fimbriata and other naturally occurring substances, which have been used for centuries to suppress appetite.

Reducing your caloric intake may also reduce the levels of essential minerals you are taking in daily. These minerals are important to organ and enzyme functions that contribute to your total well-being. When shopping for a diet supplement, look for one that contains these natural trace minerals.

Cutting back on calories is a big part of the equation, but it is not the whole thing. You must also be more active to speed up the weight loss and see the results you desire. In this case, a supplement that contains some type of energy boosting element will be helpful. Changing your diet alone may make you feel weary; look for ingredients like Pyruvate and Garcinia Camborgia which provide a natural boost of energy. Some supplements even include stress relievers that can take some of the pressure off your mind until you create some new healthy habits.

Anyone can successfully lose weight with the right plan of action in place. Crazy contraptions will not do it for you, but supplements may give you the kickstart you need.

M. Dwyer is the founder of Healthe Trim, a natural weight loss supplement clinically shown to promote weight loss. Healthe Trim combines natural ingredients such as Hoodia gordonii and green tea leaf extract in order to reduce food cravings and boost energy naturally.

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