Before you even consider adding supplements to your diet and training plan you have to consider what you’re already doing to help you reach your weight loss goals.
The right supplements can help you reach your goals faster, but by themselves with no diet and training plan they will struggle to have the desired effect.
To lose weight, it is generally agreed that a basic principle in science is always required to see results; a calorie deficit. For those not familiar with the term, a calorie deficit is when you consume fewer calories than your body requires to stay at its current weight. So in essence, if you want to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than your body requires for its maintenance level of calories per day in order to lose weight.
How many fewer calories you might ask? Well that is the golden question. It differs for everyone.
Some people might only consume 200 calories under the maintenance level and see good results, but others may need to go lower to see the same results.
When looking to achieve weight loss goals a lot of people may be in a deficit on weekdays without realising their unmonitored weekend habits are undoing all of their progress.
Then there are other people who actually are already in a calorie deficit but still aren’t seeing results and there can be reasons for that. One example is that they may have a very low maintenance calorie amount due to prolonged dieting. That can actually result in firstly requiring a diet break or ‘reverse diet’ to get themselves into a better place before they start a new diet.
Another common cause is that people get sick of calorie counting and try and follow a healthy diet without knowing how many calories they are consuming. This means they may underestimate their calorie consumption so once people begin to track their intake its often a lot more calories than they’d be able to remember.
You will always hear some people saying “calorie deficits don’t work.” But they REALLY DO work. It’s a FACT.
Whenever it looks like they’re not working, it’s often because people are not actually in a calorie deficit. Just make sure you check everything and monitor your calories for a while to ensure that you are, in fact, in a calorie deficit and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t reach your weight loss goals quickly.