- Diet & Weight Loss
Fat Burners for Beginners
Debunking the myth
I want to start this hub with a bit of a disclaimer. Fat burners are a supplement, not a cheat pill. If you've ever heard the phrase "abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym" you'll already know that a ripped physique is a combination of many things.
This hub is designed for beginners who already understand the benefits of a good clean diet and fitness regime, but now want to step up another level and find something that can help them get rid of excess body fat.
One of the biggest mistakes that many people make is thinking they can just take a few fat burners and the results will come easy. They think the fat burner is the miracle solution they've been looking for. But sticking to a calorie restricted diet is 80 percent of your battle.
The rest is exercise and hard work; any help you can get from supplementation such as fat burners is a bonus. Go for meats like chicken breast (no skin) and lean steak. Turkey is another great source of low fat protein.
Swap white rice for brown, same goes with pasta. Try eating sweet potato instead of normal potato. Cut down on fats and sugars and spend at least 30 minutes a day exercising before you even think about supplements!
Beginners Fat Burners
If you are just starting out then its important to remember to measure the results. Give it 2 - 3 weeks and make sure you are tracking something constant. Weight, body fat %, or just use photos as a benchmark. You will not see results from ANY fat burners instantly, but if you stick to your diet, exercise and supplement plan over a period of a few weeks you will see results. All people react differently to fat burners so if you don't feel one is working try a different brand.
Remeber, fat burners contain active ingredients that are designed to act as a stimulant. They are not suitable for, but not limited to, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with cardiac problems, insomnia, high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, any form of gastric problem, prostate problems including difficulty in urinating, turrets, sufferers of depression or bipolar disorder, anorexia or those of a nervous disposition.
If in doubt, or if you ever feel any adverse effects from taking fat burners, seek advice of your healthcare practitioner.