How many fat loss supplements do you know of that actually work? Personally, I know of one such supplement that’s not only excellent for fat loss but great for overall health, too. Read this article to find out more.
Supplementing with protein for fat loss
So I gave it away right there in the sub-title – the one fat loss supplement that actually works is… protein. Protein is a building block needed for cell repair and renewal. But it does more than that! Protein also helps burn fat because:
- It increases muscle mass and therefore resting metabolic rate which, in turn, helps burn fat.
- It increases satiety and reduces cravings and leptin resistance.
- It stabilizes blood sugar and increases insulin sensitivity (NB: Fluctuating blood sugar and insulin resistance make you gain fat).
Now, I know many of you don’t think of protein as a supplement. But you probably should because you are almost certainly not getting enough protein in your diet. A healthy individual needs about 1,6g – 2g of protein per 1kg of body weight, daily. Most women would be lucky to get half of that.
So my advice is to start tracking the protein you are consuming daily, especially if you want to lose excess fat. And if you are not meeting your daily requirements, seriously consider supplementing with additional protein intake, be it from unprocessed sources or in the form of protein powder.