You obviously clicked on this article because you want to kick start your fat burning? Or you might want to learn more about fat burners Well, you came to the right place, sit down and make notes if you want, because the CHROME fat burner class is in session

FIRST SOME TRUTH ABOUT FAT BURNERS

If there are any products that fly off the shelves, it’s fat burners. I mean, think about it, take a pill and you will roughly lose 10 kilograms in the next month, sounds too good to be true right? That’s because it is. Weight loss is not that easy. Yes, if you are looking to speed up your fat burning ability, then supplementing with a fat burner is a great idea. However, you need to know that a fat burner alone is not going to miraculously burn all your body fat by itself within days. It’s a lot more complex than that. Also, you need to follow a restricted calorie plan, along with an intense fat loss training plan in order to maximize the results; otherwise you might end up wasting your money!


WHAT DOES A FAT BURNER DO?

  • Fat burners  can help increase overall energy levels 
  • Fat burners  can help elevate mood 
  • Fat burners  can speed up your metabolism 
  • Some can aid in curbing your cravings and appetite 
  • Fat burners  can help increase focus 


MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS IN FAT BURNERS:




PHASE 1: FAT RELEASING INGREDIENTS:


CAFFEINE

There are a couple of benefits to caffeine, but the two most important are:

  • Providing you with energy for the day  and
  • Freeing up fat from fat cells to be used as energy for the day (pretty cool huh?)

CAN YOU TAKE A CAFFEINE SUPPLEMENT ON ITS OWN?

Yeah, if you are looking to do that I suggest that you take approx. 200-300 milligrams  of caffeine before workouts and first thing in the morning, studies have shown that 400 milligrams of caffeine per day tends to be safe.  Caffeine can act as a natural diuretic, so I also suggest you stay hydrated by drinking a minimum of 2 liters of water.

SHOULD YOU CYCLE CAFFEINE SUPPLEMENTS?

Yes, caffeine is a stimulant which acts on receptors, it actually binds on receptors of your fat cells for that matter. But this means that receptors can get fatigued, and after a while, the effects will also be less dramatic than before. I suggest you use a caffeine supplement for approx. 4 weeks before taking approx. 5-10 day break. I can almost guarantee significant results when you add caffeine back into the mix.




YOHIMBE

Never heard of yohimbe before? Well, then it’s time you welcome it with open arms. Yohimbe is a bark extract taken from trees mostly found in West Africa. Effects of yohimbe are:

  • Increases the amount of fat released by fat cells, almost like caffeine but through different mechanisms.
  • Yohimbe provides anti-oxidant support
  • Yohimbe also aids erectile dysfunction and can help to increase blood flow


CAN I TAKE A YOHIMBE / YOHIMBINE SUPPLEMENT ON ITS OWN?

Yeah, but the effects will be more dramatic when you use it in combination with other fat burning ingredients like caffeine and l-carnitine to name a few.


WHAT ARE RECOMMENDED DOSAGES?

According to PhD. Jim Stoppani, you can use yohimbe extract (yohimbine) at 5-20mg per dose , two to three times per day. It’s best to take it before workouts. HOWEVER, yohimbe does show to have some side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Light headed
  • Uneasy feeling
  • If you do take yohimbe and experience any of these symptoms, I highly suggest that you stop taking it.

Now that we have spoken about the fat freeing ingredients, there are also other ones to take into account, like the calorie burners. It’s great that your body is freeing up energy from fat cells, but it’s not going to help if you are not burning that energy / calories.




PHASE 2: BURN ENERGY


GREEN TEA EXTRACT:


GREEN TEA HAS GOT TONS OF BENEFITS SUCH AS:

  • Helps speeds recovery
  • Helps combat certain cancers 
  • Serves as an anti-oxidant
  • But the most important one being that it helps your body to burn more calories during the day. So, now imagine freeing up energy from fat cells and burning it too. There are active ingredients in green tea extract called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which are responsible for its fat burning effects.


CAN I TAKE GREEN TEA BY ITSELF?

Of course, but as I have mentioned, what’s the use? What’s the use if you can burn more calories during the day, but you can’t free up some energy from fat cells?

WHAT DOSAGES SHOULD I USE?

To get the most out of your green tea high dosages of EGCG is necessary, roughly 400-500 milligrams per day.

BEST TIMES TO TAKE YOUR EGCG

  • First thing in the morning
  • Before workout

CAYENNE PEPPER

I’m saying cayenne pepper but I’m actually referring to the ingredient capsaicin. This is the chemical that give peppers and chillies there heat. This chemical increases ones epinephrine levels (almost the same as adrenaline) which enables you to burn more calories during the day. Japanese researchers found that capsaicin can increase metabolic rate up to 30% when ingested with meals. 


WHEN ARE THE BEST TIMES TO TAKE MY CAPSAICIN?

30min before meals, once to twice daily.


RECOMMENDED DOSAGES?

Individuals can take between 30mg to 120mg up to three times per day.



RIGHT, TIME FOR PHASE 3, OUR FAT TRANSPORTERS.


Now that we can effectively release fat from fat cells as energy and burn more energy during the day, we still need to make sure that it all gets burned away for good! According to PhD. Jim Stoppani the following ingredients can help transport fat into the mitochondria in the body cells, and this is where it will eventually be burned up as energy.

CARNITINE:

You might have heard about carnitine and its benefits. A lot of studies show that it can help burn up fat as energy for good. 


CAN I SUPPLEMENT WITH CARNITINE BY ITSELF?

Yes, but like all the other supplements we have mentioned, it works a lot better when combined with other fat burning ingredients.


RECOMMENDED DOSAGE FOR L-CARNITINE

Studies suggest that you take approx. 1-4 grams of L-carnitine with meals and before training. You can take 1 serving with breakfast, 1 serving before training and another with your post-training meal. 



PHASE 4: OUR FAT STOPPERS.


Now that most of the focus was placed on getting rid of fat, we must also strengthen our defensive line by adding a fat stopper in the mix.

CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID (CLA)

CLA has been around for a while, and you have probably heard of it already. CLA can limit the amount of fat being stored in the body by inhibiting the enzyme lipoprotein lipase (LPL). See, LPL sometimes decides to take up fat from the bloodstream and store it as fat within the body, not cool! 


CAN I SUPPLEMENT WITH CLA BY ITSELF?

Like all the others yes, and you know what follows by now…


HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

Preferably 1-3 grams servings with breakfast, lunch and your last meal of the day. This basically concludes the most important ingredients with regards to fat burning and fat burning supplements. Make sure that next time when you choose a fat burner, that they contain some of these ingredients.



FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:


WHAT FAT BURNERS ARE THE BEST TO TAKE?

There is no magic fat burner on the market, different types of fat burners work for different types of individuals. Some people might find one product effective while others don’t. This has got to do with each and every individual’s receptor response.

CAN I STACK MY FAT BURNER?

It all comes to down to the fat burning ingredients, but mainly it depends on what type of fat burner you are taking, and depending what you want to stack it with. Effective stacking will be a thermogenic fat burner, along with CLA’s, EFA’s, Multivitamin and Whey Protein

CAN I DRINK MY PRE-WORKOUT ALONG WITH MY FAT BURNER?

Once again it comes down to what is in the bottle. This is not really advised as you can easily exceed your caffeine intake for the day which can have some negative side effects. Some fat burners have between 200-400mg of Caffeine per serving, this is roughly 3-4 cups of strong coffee. Most pre-workouts also have approx. 200-300mg of caffeine which means you can easily end up having 8 cups of coffee within 3min. — NOT GOOD!

HOW QUICKLY WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE RESULTS WITH A GOOD FAT BURNER?

It all comes down to your nutrition and training program. Nutrition accounts for 80% of your results. If you are going to eat what you want your results will be slow, if you get any at all. With an effective training program and meal plan results can be experienced within 1 week.

WHY DO I RUN TO THE BATHROOM MORE FREQUENTLY WHEN USING A FAT BURNER?

Because of some stimulants that can act as diuretics, for example caffeine is a natural diuretic meaning your body will get rid of excess fluids, meaning for the first few days on your fat burner you might pay more frequent visits to the loo than usual.



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