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Top 7 Supplements for Weight Loss Success

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Vitamin B-12 helps metabolize fats. C Vitamins, lack of it promotes inflamed fat cells that cause vicious cycle of weight gain. Vitamin D, lower levels of this cause weight gain. Magnesium helps body utilize fat and promotes insulin balance. Omega 3 fatty acids promote weight loss. Selenium promotes healthy thyroid function. Fiber tames hunger cravings.

Is there such a thing as weight loss in a pill? While there are no magic pills or potions to help you instantly melt the fat, there are supplements that will absolutely aid your weight loss.

Many people when trying to lose weight, cut calories that reduce the nutrients you need to lose weight.. not to mention create or maintain optimal health! Many also do not realize that water is required for effective weight loss and without water, you are losing critical nutrients that are necessary for weight loss (aka optimal health).

 

Here are the Top 7 Supplements for successful weight loss:

1. B-Vitamins

B vitamins are critical for keeping stress under control, remembering where you left your car keys, bumping up your immune system and boosting your metabolism. The specific vitamin B-12 is especially important in helping to metabolize fats. B vitamins help to burn fat by increasing the absorption and utilization of protein. Protein is key to boosting metabolism and weight loss. Important: maintaining muscle mass while you lose weight is critical as it is easy to lose muscle along with fat.

Foods high in B Vitamins: Dark green leafy veggies, poultry, beef, fish, shellfish and eggs and whole grains.

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin C takes a star role in boosting immunity, forming red blood cells, helping to prevent inflammation and weight gain. Research suggests that a lack of vitamin C promotes low-level inflammation and this equates to FatFlammation – inflamed fat cells that promote a vicious cycle of weight gain. Most animals make their own vitamin C but we mortals must obtain it from our diet.

Foods high in vitamin C: Dark green leafy veggies (yes!), red bell peppers, strawberries, kiwi and citrus fruits.

3. Vitamin D3

The ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ promotes optimal health outside of just bone health..it boosts mood, immunity and weight loss. Research shows that low levels of this nutrient can actually help pack on the pounds. A 2012 study in the Journal of Women’s Health, followed over 4,600 women over four and a half years. The researchers found that those with lower levels of vitamin D gained more weight than those with higher levels. Also, taking vitamin D3 will help reduce low-level inflammation.

Foods high in vitamin D: Fish, eggs, mushrooms and fortified foods. *Remember that fortified foods have the synthetic version of vitamin D2 added and thus the body finds it challenging to absorb it.

4. Magnesium

Magnesium is critical for optimal health and weight loss. Every organ and every bodily process requires magnesium..yet most people are walking around with a magnesium deficiency; in fact, 80% of all Americans are deficient as well as most overweight people. Magnesium is also involved in helping your body utilize proteins, carbohydrates and fats as well as promoting insulin balance. If you feel anxious or stressed, magnesium may help as well as tamp down on the stress hormone cortisol (the fat-promoting hormone if in excess).

Foods high in magnesium: Green leafy veggies, whole grains, dairy, apricots.

5. Omega 3 Fats

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fats that we must obtain from our diet. These fats not only help promote weight loss, but improve heart health, brain function and improve mood. Omega 3 fats are also well-known for their ability to reduce inflammation – including fat cell inflammation. A 2013 study reported in Food and Function found that women who took an omega 3 fish oil supplement lost more weight than those who did not.

Foods high in omega 3 fats: Wild salmon, shrimp, tuna, sardines, DHA-enriched eggs, grass-fed beef, walnuts, chia seeds, algae-derived DHA.

6. Selenium

Your healthy thyroid is key to your metabolism and selenium promotes healthy thyroid function. When your thyroid is not functioning properly, hypothyroidism can develop and lead to weight gain. In fact, many people are unaware their thyroid is not working the way it should. Weight gain can be a symptom of hypothyroidism.

Foods high in selenium: Beef, poultry, fish, eggs, Brazil nuts.

7. Fiber

A plethora of research shows the importance of fiber in weight loss. When you ingest fiber, you are decreasing the appetite hormone ghrelin or as I like to refer to it as the ‘gremlin ghrelin.’ You know that growling sound in your belly when you are hungry? That is ghrelin in action. Fiber tamps down ghrelin’s ability to trigger hunger and cravings. Studies show that those who take a fiber supplement lose more weight than those who do not. If you take a fiber supplement, ensure you drink enough water consistently throughout the day.

Foods high in fiber: Veggies (including artichokes, avocados), beans/legumes, whole grains, chia seeds, flax seeds, and nuts. The above seven supplements will help with your weight loss efforts! Remember that they are just that – supplements. Supplement your healthy weight loss plan and watch the fat melt and your overall health increase.

To Your Health.

 

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

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Rashmi thatal
Rashmi thatal 5pts

Hi my name is rashmi and my height 5.4 and my weight 65 but i want 40 or 50 but i have no time to do excersie coz im working in hotel 13hours im workin so can u tell me wat should i do become slim n fit

Sam Town
Sam Town 5pts

I was thinking the same thing

Robyn Machado
Robyn Machado 5pts

Somehow the weightloss made her tanner. And her head bigger.

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Christina Gibbons Hayeck 5pts

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Michael Moreno
Michael Moreno 5pts

1. water 2. fruit 3. Veggies 4. Lean protein 5. Exercise 6. good rest 7. Constant training

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Benjamin King
Benjamin King 5pts

I expected to see some supplements like Alpha Lipoic Acid, Raspberry Ketones, Garcinia Cambrogia, green coffee bean extract and thermogenic shreds. But nope. The basics. Get your macros and your micros right and then use advanced supplements

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for sharing! Sneha Pooja Brathi! :)

Danielle Malmberg
Danielle Malmberg 5pts

Selenium is best when not ingested with far soluble vitamins if I remember correct. Or vitamin c makes it inactive. I need to find my nutrition book.

Gary Wardell
Gary Wardell 5pts

Try giving up toxins and going organic and detoxing. That did it for my non-beer belly. Arms and legs too. Now I have a lot of lose skin.Oh, I am eating a lot of turmeric, paprika, coriander, dry mango, cumin, mint leaves, and ginger, too.

Kada Bradfield Kelley
Kada Bradfield Kelley 5pts

A person has to still work at diet and exercise there is no other way around it.

Meena Jain
Meena Jain 5pts

Aap Yahaan batayenge UN suppliments ka naam Ayurveda ji

Beth Ruppel
Beth Ruppel 5pts

Eat healthy foods having these vitamins, Eat 5 times a day, 3 meals and 2 snacks, try to stay around 1500 calories, drink your water and some kind of V8, you'll lose weight. Do not eat within 3 hours of going to bed!

Ritchie Sonata
Ritchie Sonata 5pts

Nina what is your chronic condition? Have you had your hormones checked?

Nina Dyson
Nina Dyson 5pts

When your body has chronic diseases sometimes that is not as easy as it sounds! I walk every day and do yoga every day! Eat healthy food and it very difficult! Something is not right I am sure but no one seems to be able to help me!

Sandi Lanham
Sandi Lanham 5pts

Definitely!! Love all your posts!! I'm heading to naturopathic medical school next year and all your stuff is right up my alley!!!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for the suggestion Sandi Lanham :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Ritchie Sonata Very true!

Sandi Lanham
Sandi Lanham 5pts

Add the natural supplement Keto//OS to that list! It contains MCT oil (that's found in coconut oil) and BHB salts (betahydroxybutyrate ) ...therapeutic ketones

Ritchie Sonata
Ritchie Sonata 5pts

Will and you want to lose. Weight loss is much like giving up smoking,drugs or alcohol you have to want to lose weight sincerely from the heart. Free med advice from MD soon to be!

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