Welcome to the third and final part in this article series on how to safely and healthily lose weight fast.
In the first part of this series, we covered the diet and nutrition part of rapid, healthy weight loss.
In the second part, we discussed various exercise strategies you can use to speed up the fat loss.
In this part, we’re going to talk about what types of safe, effective supplements you can use to lose weight fast.
So, let’s start with a simple fact that the weight loss pill manufacturers don’t want you to know…
No matter what the advertisements or sponsored athletes say, know this:
Weight loss supplements can only help speed the process if you’re maintaining a calorie deficit.
There is no such thing as a safe, natural substance that will cause you to lose fat if you’re not properly restricting your caloric intake (as discussed in part one). And ironically, many of the weight loss pills on the market won’t do anything at all, proper diet or not.
That said, there are a handful of natural supplements that, when combined with proper diet and exercise, you can use to safely speed up weight loss.
Personally, I use all of the supplements below when I’m dieting to lose weight. I’ve gotten to the 5 – 7% body fat range both with and without supplements, and there’s no question: it’s faster with.
The main reason why I want my “cutting” to go as quickly is possible is not impatience, but because it negatively affects my training. When you’re dieting for weight loss, you eventually begin to lose strength, and as time goes on, you can lose more and more muscle.
Thus, my goal when cutting is to use all the safe, natural, and effective methods I can to reach my target body fat percentage as quickly as possible.
So, let’s look at the natural weight loss supplements you can take to lose weight fast, and how to take them properly.
There aren’t many weight loss supplements that have been scientifically proven to help you lose fat, but here are the ones that we know work:
In the spirit of full disclosure, I want you to know that the supplements I recommend in this article are not just what I personally use but they are from my supplement line, LEGION.
As you probably know, the supplement industry is notorious for its lies and shenanigans. The truth is the majority of the supplements you see in the magazines and on the shelves aren’t going to help you reach your goals faster.
That’s why I decided to create the products I myself have always wanted: science-based formulations, clinically effective dosages of all ingredients, no fillers or unnecessary junk, and natural sweetening and flavoring.
And if you like what you see and decide to support my work…you’re awesome. 🙂 It’s because of people like you that I get to spend my time writing articles like this that help others get into the best shape of their lives.
As weight loss boils down to energy consumed vs. energy expended, caffeine helps you lose fat by increasing your body’s daily energy expenditure.
Part of maximizing the fat loss benefits of caffeine is preventing your body from building up too much of a tolerance, however. The best way to do this is to limit intake, of course.
Here’s what I recommend:
Personally I get my caffeine from my pre-workout PULSE, which contains a dehydrated and concentrated form of caffeine (caffeine anhydrous) shown to be more effective for improving performance than what is naturally found in beverages like coffee.
PULSE also contains clinically effective dosages of 5 other ingredients scientifically proven to improve workout performance:
And what you won’t find in PULSE is equally special:
The bottom line is if you want to know what a pre-workout is supposed to feel like…if you want to experience the type of energy rush and performance boost that only clinically effective dosages of scientifically validated ingredients can deliver…then you want to try PULSE.
Yohimbine is made from the Pausinystalia yohimbe plant, and it helps the body “tap into” fat stores.
(Not a very technical explanation, I know–if you want to know exactly how it works, check out this article of mine on how to lose stubborn fat.)
I’ve cut both with and without fasted training and yohimbine and I can say with absolutely certainty that with is noticeably faster. So much so that I think the biggest benefits of fasted training are that it lets you use yohimbine and it makes the other supplements discussed in this article more effective.
By itself, fasted training will make a slight difference in how quickly you lose fat. Combined with these supplements, however, it’s quite dramatic.
In terms of dosages, research has shown that .2 mg/kg of body weight is sufficient for fat loss purposes, and that ingesting it prior to exercise is particularly effective.
Some people get overly jittery from yohimbine, so I recommend you start with .1 mg/kg of body weight to assess tolerance. If you feel fine, then increase to the clinically effective dosage of .2 mg/kg.
Furthermore, yohimbine can raise blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, I don’t recommend you use it.
In terms of which specific yohimbine supplement I recommend, you’re probably not surprised that I’ve included a clinically effective dosage in every serving of my pre-workout fat burner FORGE.
FORGE is a fat burner made specifically for use with fasted training and it contains clinically effective dosages of…
Research shows that HMB is an extremely effective anti-catabolic agent, which means it’s very good at preventing muscle breakdown. And this means you will recover faster from your workouts and experience less muscle soreness.
Research shows that supplementation with CDP-choline improves attentional focus, and I included this in FORGE because most people find fasted training more mentally draining than fed training and CDP-choline can help counteract this.
The bottom line is FORGE helps you lose fat–and “stubborn” fat in particular–faster, preserve muscle, and maintain training intensity and mental sharpness.
PHOENIX’s caffeine-free formulation is quite different from FORGE’s and is actually meant to be “stacked” with it (taken together).
PHOENIX helps you burn fat faster in three different ways:
It accomplishes this through clinically effective dosages of several ingredients, including…
Through these mechanisms, naringin also works synergistically with synephrine and hesperidin to further accelerate the basal metabolic rate.
I want to wrap up this series of articles with a summary of everything covered, for easy reference and reminders. (Make sure to read parts one and two of this series if you haven’t already–the bullet points below won’t quite make sense if you don’t.)
Well, that’s really everything there is to say on the subject of safely and healthily losing weight fast.
If you use the strategies outlined in these articles, you will rapidly lose weight, and you won’t pay for it later in metabolic damage or muscle loss.