Dietary supplements are one of the best ways to naturally support your metabolism to run more efficiently, and when combined with a healthy diet and proper eating pattern (the Leptin Diet®) and exercise, you create an opportunity to burn calories in a more optimal way. The problem for many consumers is knowing which dietary supplements are likely to be of help, especially considering the fact that numerous weight loss scams saturate the WEB, radio ads, and TV ads and infomercials.
Any product that claims you can lose a certain number of pounds by taking it is a blatant fraud. Such claims really get out of hand when it is implied you don’t need to improve your diet or exercise to gain the benefits of such wonder pills. Current examples of the wild imaginations of slippery marketers center around products based on acai berry, hoodia, and Irvingia.
On the other side of the coin is the federal government, with the rather blatant goal of propping up Big Pharma drugs and weight-loss surgeries, while actively suppressing knowledge on the subject of metabolism. They do this even though an obesity epidemic has occurred on the watch of their Food Pyramid goons.
These people think that eating less and exercising more is the only official way to lose weight. Our government pays for “expert” puppets to make false proclamations about metabolism, based on the rate that calories burn in an oven. Apparently they forgot to notice there is considerable calorie-burning variance based on the health, fitness, timing of eating, and quality of food - let alone the role of dietary supplements as cofactors for numerous metabolic processes involved in calorie burning.
Unless you are a couch potato on a junk food diet, once you start exercising more you will need to eat more or you won’t have any energy. You can only get so far exercising more and eating less - as the strategy itself tends to induce low-leptin “starvation metabolism” over time, in turn setting up the yo-yo diet response long before you ever get to your goal weight.
Individuals should understand that the role of dietary supplements for weight loss is not a quick fix, rather it is a tool. While leptin is the key hormone to get on track and keep on track, there are millions of chemistry reactions that must work in harmony for weight loss to occur.
A common sense approach to this issue is the best way to go. Of course, you will need to watch what you eat and consistently exercise. Following the Five Rules of the Leptin Diet is a really good idea, as it creates the potential for your body to burn calories more efficiently.
Any nutrient that help you make energy better will help you burn calories, thus the most basic nutrient for anyone is a high quality multiple vitamin such as Daily Energy Multi. The key calorie to increase is protein that is high in branch chain amino acids. The next most important food type to boost up is fiber, especially soluble fiber as in LeptiFiber or Fiber Helper.*
Adding to this basic program you can support various areas where you may have a weak spot. The Leptin Control Pack is a combination of nutrients that comprehensively address key areas that are typical stumbling blocks for metabolism. It contains primary leptin-modulating supplements (Leptinal and LeptiSlim), a boost for the typically struggling thyroid (Thyroid Helper), an excellent fat metabolizing and stress reducing product (Stress Helper), natural support for insulin and blood sugar (LeptiSlim and Cinnamon Plus), appetite suppressants (Pine Nut Oil and LeptiSlim), and a product to help with fluid retention (Mangosteen Plus with Cranberry).*
This collection of nutrients hits key areas that are typical trouble spots when someone is trying to stay on a healthy exercise program and a good dietary pattern.*
Some individuals may want to begin by focusing on one trouble spot area like thyroid or stress, and others may need help with detoxification or general inflammation reduction beyond Leptinal. They key is to get started on a program that gives you enough energy to exercise while helping to keep your sweet tooth and overall appetite in check.
You can always add more support as needed, especially if you hit a weight loss plateau. We have an extensive health topic section on weight management, which outlines the key trouble areas that most people run into and what you can do if you either can’t get on track or stay on track.
The key to successful weight management is a combination of consistent exercise, proper diet, and appropriate dietary supplements that help keep you on track. Needs vary from person to person based on many factors, which is why we provide so much information in our books and health topic pages to assist you to understand what your needs may be based on the symptoms and issues you are experiencing.
When you start becoming friends with leptin a whole new world of possibilities opens up. Good luck - and have fun getting yourself ready for a lighter summer.
By Byron J. Richards CCN
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