By Nick Nilsson
Author of Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss
There are many good supplements on the market today that are extremely effective for fat loss. Fat loss is big business and this has fueled tremendous developments in technology. There are more high-quality fat burning products out there now than ever before.
Properly used, these supplements can make a difference in your fat loss efforts, helping you reach your goals quicker.
Improperly used, however, fat burning supplements can actually make you fatter, no matter how effective they are. In fact, the more effective a supplement is, the worse off you could be.
To be clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using supplements to help lose fat. I'm all for it. The main problem with fat loss supplements lies with how people use them (and how they are told and encouraged to use them).
Armed with the knowledge in this article, you will learn exactly what you can do to break the diet pill cycle and keep the fat off for good.
The Big Diet Pill Secret
The diet pill and fat loss drug industry is built on ignorance: not theirs, yours.
Many of these companies bank on that fact that people generally don't know a whole lot about fat loss or supplements. They are in the business of selling shortcuts to you so that you don't have to know anything about fat loss. The reason for this is simple: if people knew a lot about fat loss, they wouldn't need fat loss products anymore and the companies would go out of business.
As backwards as it seems, the diet industry can only stay profitable by keeping people fat.
Look at the typical business. They do their best to keep customers coming back to them. That's how they make money. Why would the diet industry be any different? If you lose fat and maintain that fat loss you won't need to lose fat anymore. You won't be their customer anymore.
As little business sense as it makes, the ideal situation would be to have companies that are dedicated to the goal of losing customers. If they do their job, you will lose fat and keep it off and never need them again! As a personal trainer, my goal has always been to train people so thoroughly that they don't need me anymore.
Is this sort of reform going to happen in the diet industry? Not likely. But there is something you can do to stop the cycle (you are doing it right now): LEARN.
How Fat Loss Pills Can Make You Fatter
The bottom line is...some fat loss pills can work. This is both the best thing about them and the worst thing about them.
When you take a good fat burning supplement, you lose a lot of fat, you feel better about yourself and you are happy, right? This is the best thing about fat loss supplements.
The worst thing about these supplements is that because they work so well, you don't have to change your eating or exercise habits to accomplish your goals. You get results simply by taking a little pill.
Does this phrase sound familiar: "Eat whatever you want and still lose weight!"
Here's the scenario: you take the pills and you lose all the weight you want. What happens when you stop taking the supplement once you've reached your goals?
Since you haven't had to change your eating or exercise habits, you regain the weight. Then you buy their pills again and start the same cycle again. It is very similar to the yo-yo diet syndrome of weight loss and regain.
How do you break this cycle? The solution is very simple though it may not be glamorous or easy: you learn to eat properly and you exercise regularly.
When you remove your dependence on fat loss pills to lose fat (through education, nutrition and exercise), you free yourself to use them to enhance your efforts, not anchor them. You will be able to lose your extra fat and keep it off without having to depend on fat loss pills to make it happen.
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