Fat loss supplements can be used to boost the fat-burning of the workouts you do on low glycogen stores. Lucille Roberts recommends the fat loss supplements Pounds Away or African Bush Mango. For those who can’t tolerate caffeine, Weight Wizer Pro is a great alternative. (As always, check with your doctor first.) The all-natural ingredients in these products increase fat burning, act as antioxidants to fight free radical damage, and help detoxify your liver and kidneys. The result? Faster weight loss and better health overall.
To incorporate the supplement into your routine, take 1 capful (equal to 1 oz. or 2 tbsp.) with at least 4-8 oz. of water when you first wake up in the morning. Then work out! Even just 15 minutes of of SSC (steady state cardio), HIIT (high intensity interval training) can be effective. Or, try a strength training session followed by aerobic activity. When glycogen stores are low (as they are when you wake up and haven’t eaten breakfast yet), more fat is burned, including fat stored in the muscle. This happens because mitochondria–the powerhouse, fat-burning furnaces of the cell–increase their activity. In fact, the number of mitochondria in the cell actually increases, which in turn increases the efficiency of fat burn both during exercise and at rest. The weight loss supplement you take prior to your workout will assist your body with this process.
Follow your work out with a Live Rite whey protein shake made with fat-free milk and a little fruit for maximum absorption and recovery. A bit of healthy fat, like 2 teaspoons of peanut butter (no turns fats), can be added as well. Check out some of our tasty recipes for other ideas.
Remember to continue to hydrate properly throughout the day with 8-11 glasses of water!
Trainer Tip by Sandra Ferrerio, certified Live Rite weight loss coach, trainer, and class instructor at Lucille Roberts in Yonkers. Read her full bio here.