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Ellen Diamond

The Beginner’s Guide to Using Fat Burners for Weight Loss

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Ellen Diamond, (2021, May 14). The Beginner’s Guide to Using Fat Burners for Weight Loss. Psychreg on Wellness. https://www.psychreg.org/using-fat-burners-for-weight-loss/
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If you are on your first weight loss journey, you will discover many options in the market to help you reach your weight goals. One of the options available is the use of fat burners, like the thermogenic fat burner.

What is a fat burner?

The fat burner is a nutritional supplement that acutely increases fat metabolism, slows fat absorption, and ultimately leads to weight loss. Fat burners are available in pill form. 

When buying fat burners, it is essential to pay attention to the ingredients because they tell how they work. Most of the common ingredients in fat burners stimulate normal body functions to help the body function optimally. 

Getting in shape is a complex process. Even after following the right combination of exercise and diet, losing weight often remains an uphill task for some people. When you don’t see the results you seek, incorporating a fat burner supplement into your weight loss routine may be necessary. 

Common ingredients in Fat burners

Manufacturers of fat burners use a combination of various ingredients. These ingredients aid in weight loss in multiple ways. 

  • Caffeine. Caffeine is one of the main ingredients in most fat burners. It is an essential component because it burns free fatty acids in the bloodstream. Caffeine is critical in burning fats as you work out.
  • Green tea. Green tea is another form of caffeine found in fat burners. It is an active ingredient that helps with appetite suppression and decreases the absorption of fatty acids.
  • Tyrosine. L-tyrosine is an amino acid that helps to boost attention, alertness, and focus. When taking fat burners, you are likely to start eating less. L-tyrosine is a vital ingredient because you still maintain the same energy levels, if not more, even though you are eating less.
  • Naringenin. Although Nargenin is not a fat burner, it helps to slow down the breakdown of caffeine. It enables the caffeine, a fat burner, to work for longer, making it more effective.
  • Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has many health benefits. As a fat burner, cayenne pepper is a thermogenic ingredient because it raises the body temperature, which helps to burn calories and fats. Regular intake of cayenne pepper will improve your body’s metabolism. 

Do fat burners work?

Yes, fat burners work. This explains the continuous growth in the fat burners market. This industry was worth $192.2 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $295.3 billion by 2027. 

However, you need to maintain reasonable expectations when using fat burners. Many people assume that they will be losing massive amounts of fat weekly. This is not true. 

Fat burners increase the rate of fat loss. However, you should expect an average of 1-4 pounds of fat loss weekly. Of course, your success depends on the type of fat burner, its effectiveness, and your lifestyle.

If you maintain an unhealthy diet and still expect to drop 10 pounds weekly, it is safe to say that the fat burner will not be helpful. 

When you assume that you will be losing a lot of fat, you are likely to become disheartened when this doesn’t happen. Fat burners are designed to help with moderate fat loss. When you lose weight too quickly, it means you are also losing lean muscle mass. 

Follow the recommended dosage, choose a healthy lifestyle, and you’ll start seeing positive changes in your body’s appearance. 

Are fat burners safe?

The safety of fat burners is a concern for many people using fat burners for the first time. Believing that fat burners work is one thing, but many people wonder at the safety of ingesting the pills. 

Most manufacturers appreciate the concern. This is why many opt to use natural ingredients that have fat-burning properties. These ingredients have mild side effects, which include headaches and nausea. 

Fat burners are available at a range of prices. Some are cheaper, while others are costlier. It is important to point out that price does not represent the effectiveness of the fat burner. 

Research what other consumers are saying about the different products to help you make the right decision. Fat burners work in different ways for different people. 

Some people will start seeing changes in their weight immediately, while others have to wait a little longer. Before giving up on a product, it is best to use it for some time before deciding it doesn’t work for you. 


Ellen Diamond did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.


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