With a host of weight loss pills and supplements out there it can be hard to know where to start and who you can trust. Many of these over-the-counter supplements are not approved by the FDA so it is always a good idea to speak to a professional before using them to make sure they are suitable for you and not likely to be harmful to your long-term health.
In this blog post, we take a look at two of the most popular weight loss supplements on the market: Herbalife and Metamucil and see how these can be used for weight loss.
Using weight loss supplements
When it comes to losing weight the old method is still the best: eating healthily and taking part in regular exercise. For some excellent healthy recipe ideas to help with weight loss check out our blog post here.
However, if you do decide to go down the weight loss supplement route you should always consult your physician first and look into the possible side effects of taking a weight loss pill or supplement.
How To Use Herbalife For Maximum Weight Loss
Herbalife offer various weight loss programs that generally revolve around their meal-replacement shakes. They also offer metabolism-boosting supplements and supplements which manage blood sugars and digestion. It can be an expensive program to follow and, while offering quick results, may not be a sustainable method of losing weight in the long run.
To use Herbalife for maximum weight loss you will need to get in contact with your local Herbalife independent distributor. They will inform you about the right program for you and should encourage you to check with your physician before beginning the course.
How to Take Metamucil for Weight Loss
Studies have shown that as little as 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily dose of fiber (38-grams for men and 25-grams for women) from the food they eat. This can lead to constipation and even putting on weight. The Metamucil fiber supplement aims to aid with all of these issues and in just 2-weeks people can start to feel lighter and notice weight loss by adding this supplement into their diet. Remember to always check with your physician before implementing the Metamucil program.
So, how do you use Metamucil for weight loss? Here are 4 quick steps to take you through the first 2-weeks:
- Start with adding 1 daily teaspoon of Matamucil to a cup of juice or water.
- Don’t increase the dose for at least 3 days as you may experience bloating and discomfort. This is normal but should pass in a few days.
- If you start feeling the benefits of improved digestion and increasing regularity when it comes to visiting the toilet and ‘passing on the goods’, as it were, then you can try increasing the dose up to a maximum of 3 teaspoons a day. However, for the first two weeks at least it is best to stick with the base dose.
- After 2-weeks, some people notice they feel less sluggish due to improved digestive health.
Losing weight can be a difficult journey to go on so it can be tempting to have the helping hand of weight loss pills or supplements. Always make sure you weigh up the pros and cons of such assistance in terms of achieving sustainable weight loss and also check out any side effects as well as consulting an expert before taking anything.