People spend an incredible amount of money on weight loss supplements, but are they really worth it? There are many different types of weight loss supplements, but they can generally be broken down into three categories: metabolism boosters, appetite suppressants, and supplements to prevent you from storing calories as fat. Naturally, there are some weight loss supplements that do not fall into any of these categories and some supplements fall under multiple categories, but for the sake of this article, these categories will cover the vast majority of weight loss products.
In truth, every weight loss product has some problems and if you have used these types of products in the past, there is a good chance you did not experience the results you wanted. Some of these disappointments are due to marketers making people think that taking Mellitox a weight loss product will magically transform your body without effort, but no supplement can make up for poor nutrition and a lack of exercise. These supplements should ideally be used by people already trying to eat right and exercise consistently and if you are doing those things, the better supplements can improve your results a little more.
Of course, many weight loss supplements are essentially worthless and they will not improve your results regardless of how well you eat or how much you exercise. I would say that of the three groups listed above, the supplements designed to prevent your body from storing calories as fat are by in large the worst group of weight loss supplements. They are often promoted as being able to let you eat what you want and the supplement will absorb the calories instead of your body. This sounds potentially useful in theory, but these supplements never live up to their hype.
Perhaps the biggest problem with these supplements, other than them not doing what they promise, is they convey the message that you can lose fat without eating right or exercising. Any effective fat loss plan must include healthy eating and exercise and any product that suggests it can provide good results without you eating right or exercising is something you should definitely avoid.
The other problem with fat blocking supplements is even if they do work correctly and absorb some of the calories you eat, they also absorb vitamins and minerals, which is bad for your health and your ability to lose fat. In addition, the calories that are not stored as fat, still have to be processed and eventually passed through your system. Not only can this be demanding on your body, it can also be uncomfortable and the better the product works, the worse these effects become. The worst part is even when the product does what is should, it doesn’t improve your fat loss results significantly, so the best thing to do is simply avoid these products altogether.
The other groups of weight loss products, metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants, are not quite as bad as the calorie absorbers, but they each have some definite problems of their own. They actually have some of the same functions and problems, so I will cover them together. In the most basic terms, weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you consume and both metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants work to shift the number of calories consumed or burned in favor of promoting weight loss.