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The Best Natural Fat Burner For Weight Loss

I’m not a big fan of weight loss pills. In fact, I hate them. They’re a complete waste of money and those companies make billions on the desperate and uneducated. But this isn’t a rant post.

One thing that most weight loss pills have in common, is that there is almost always some type of stimulant in it. More than likely it is caffeine.

Although I despise weight loss pills, I believe caffeine is a good ingredient that can help blunt your appetite and give you energy. Some also say it increases your metabolism but there isn’t really much evidence of that, how the hell would you measure that anyways?

This doesn’t mean go out and buy a diet pill that contains caffeine. I don’t even recommend caffeine pills. The sources of caffeine you should be consuming should be NATURAL sources.

Black Coffee, Black Tea, and Green Tea!

Black Coffee is a great source of caffeine that can help with your weight loss.

Green tea doesn’t have as much caffeine per ounce, but it is still a great option, and it’s what I drink before my workouts.

I’m also not referring to the black/green tea drinks you see at the grocery store. Those are full of sugar and are terrible for you. Even the diet ones suck (artificial sweeteners).

You can add lemon juice to the green tea for added flavor, but not too much. I usually brew a big pot and pour it in a milk jug and throw it in the fridge. I drink it straight — I won’t lie to you guys, it tastes like death but I drink it for the caffeine, not taste. Try chugging it if you don’t like the taste.

I’m not familiar with the flavor of black tea, and I can’t stand any kind of coffee but I recommend drinking both straight with no milk, sugar, etc. Those are just added calories.

Drinking these things plain is much healthier for you and allows your body to easily process is since it’s natural. Most diet pills have a bunch of other crap in it that you might have side effects with, not to mention they’re insanely expensive.

The great thing about all 3 of these things is that they’re all relatively inexpensive for the amount that you get.

One more important thing to remember about caffeine, try not to drink these things at least a few hours before you go to sleep, otherwise you will most likely have a hard time falling asleep.

Caffeine perks you up and keeps you awake with energy, something you obviously don’t want before you go to bed.

Like with other stimulants, your body will eventually develop a tolerance for caffeine. This means that over time, you will have to keep taking more and more of it to get that same “perk up” effect that you want.

How do you solve this? By cycling it. Cycling is where you have periods of time (usually a few months), where you take the stimulant (in this case caffeine), followed by periods of time where you don’t take it.

As a general guideline, I’d say you should stop taking it after a few months, and go without it for at LEAST 4 weeks. This gives your body a break and let’s it “reset.” The longer you go without it, the more powerful it will be when you start up again.

Hopefully you don’t get to the point of addiction where you feel like you need it regardless of if you’re working out that day or not. Don’t let it get that far.

For example, I only drink about a cup or so right before my workout. I workout 5 times a week so that’s around  5 cups per week — which is nothing compared to other people.

Try to limit your caffeine and not go overboard with it. Don’t forget that there is caffeine in other drinks such as energy drinks and soda, so always remember to account for those as well — even though you shouldn’t be drinking those.

Last but not least, be wary of the side effects of caffeine and the effects it has on your body. It increases heart rate so those with hypertension and other heart conditions need to pay very close attention, I don’t even  recommend it for those with the aforementioned conditions.

Just use your common sense when determining if these things are right for you.

 

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October 23, 2012

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November 18, 2012

Dawn Sylvester @ 6:18 pm #

People spend so much time on diet and training. It amazes me that they don’t realize that the ONLY time the body is in repair, and recovery is during sleep. I value my sleep, and let every client know that it is as important as nutrition, and working out.

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