How Are Weight Loss Supplements Meant to be Taken?
Most -if not all- weight loss supplements are taken orally. They usually come in a capsule that you swallow with water, much like a medicine you’d take over the counter. Inside the capsules are little granules that dissolve and enter the blood stream exceptionally fast.
When is the Best Time to Take a Weight Loss Supplement?
Most weight loss pills contain quite a bit of caffeine, due to it’s incredible help when trying to lose weight. Caffeine on it’s own raises your energy level and suppresses appetite. Most pills for weight loss will also contain other ingredients designed to boost your energy level while reducing the urge to eat food. This allows you to burn more calories than you take in consistently thus losing weight.
However, because of the caffeine it is highly recommended not to take any weight loss supplements after 3 or 4 pm. Because it is very likely to cause insomnia. Which means bad sleeping habits, this in turn hurts your weight loss journey, not to mention your professional life.
The best time to take these pills is right when you get up during breakfast – make sure to eat a full meal, but a healthy one. A great breakfast will boost the effects of the pills and help you start the day with an elevated metabolism ready to kick some butt!
The next dosage (if two are ok) should be around lunch time. This will help you get through that two o’clock feeling but wear off in time to get some good rest.
It might sound backwards, but great sleep is essential for losing weight and getting the most out of your weight loss supplement. Don’t skimp on sleep!
A Word of Warning About Supplements…
As with all things, moderation is key. Don’t let any supplement become a crutch for weight loss, or any ailment for that matter. Supplements are just that, designed to help supplement the fixing of an issue, not magically cure it. If you take more weight loss supplements than you should be you could severely hurt your health. Caffeine is a drug, like all drugs they can and will harm your body.
Our bodies are extremely complex and there is virtually no room for error, drugs make errors happen. For instance too much caffeine can cause heart palpitations, insomnia, and many other issues. There not to mention the other ingredients in supplements may exacerbate any issues caused.
Just make sure you keep it in moderation and you will be fine, in fact – you’ll be better than fine! You’ll be one super sexy girl, it will be worth it in the end. I wish there were shortcuts to a great and healthy body but it just doesn’t work that way.