Do you want to lose 10, 30, 50 or more pounds? Have you recently reached your weight loss goal but want to maintain it? Are you willing to dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle? Then this blog is for you!

I have lost 118 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for two years. One of the things I have learned during the weight loss process is that it is much easier to reach and maintain your goal weight if you surround yourself with like-minded individuals to support you in the process (whether they be in person or online).

I also have learned that learning as much as possible about healthy living gives you the knowledge and expertise needed to lose weight the “right” way. So this blog includes regular posts, a book list, website list, TV list, video list and book and website of the month. In addition, there is a recipe of the month and product review section. Visitors to Weight Loss Aficionado can just enjoy the site for informational purposes or can comment on posts, ask questions, share resources, their triumphs and pitfalls during the weight loss process.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Use Fat Busting Supplements!

An episode of Dr. Oz last week discussed the use of fat busting supplements. There are four “fat blasters” that he recommends: safflower oil, calcium pyruvate, chitosan and GLA.

  • Safflower Oil- may reduce belly fat and increase muscle
  • Calcium Pyruvate (1000 ml before meals)- calcium helps pyruvate get into the fat cells and burn fat more effectively
  • Chitosan (1000 ml before meals-comes from the skin of shrimp). It acts like a barrier and keeps fat from absorbing into the walls of the intestines. 
  • GLA (800 ml a day) reduces inflammation and convinces fat cells to get rid of fat Dr. Oz recommends you try this one first.

I don't currently use any supplements for weight loss but, I plan on doing more research on each one of these and choosing one to try.  As any person who has been through the weight loss process before knows, it gets harder to lose weight the closer you get to your goal weight. At the start of my diet I was losing 2-3 pounds a week. Now I'm losing 1-2 pounds a week. This may give me the extra oomph I need!

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