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Do Fat Burner Pills Really Work If You Exercise?

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UPDATED: Aug 25, 2020

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  • It is more of a personal preference regarding the effectiveness of fat burner pills during exercise.
  • It may be hard to determine if fat burner pills or proper exercise and diet is the cause of weight loss if both are used in conjunction.
  • It is best to consult your doctor to ensure that taking fat burner pills are safe for you.

There is some debate pertaining to fat burner pills and exercise. The bottom line is that if you are exercising the way that you should then you will burn fat.

The question is, are you burning more fat when you exercise with the fat burners than without.

The problem is that there is no clear answer to this question.

According to Dr. Ian Smith via a Time Magazine article, fat burners don’t work at all, or if they do they don’t have any scientific data to support their use.

However, there are thousands of people who are willing to testify that the reason they lost weight is that they took a fat burner as part of their exercise routine.

So, do they really work? The only way to know for sure is to try it for yourself.

Before you do, take the time to get some advice from your doctor about fat burners.

You want to ensure that you aren’t at risk for any heart-related problems if you start taking a fat burning supplement.

Remember that exercise is the surefire important component of losing fat with or without fat burning pills. If you are looking for an exercise routine, look no further. Go PRO today for access to certified personal trainers, workout plans, and more.

Why Do Fat Burner Pills Cause Heart Problems?

First of all, fat burner pills aren’t dangerous for everyone. There is no long term data to actually support long term use. Because of this, even if you don’t experience any adverse reactions, your use of fat burners should be minimized as much as possible.

In the past, fat burners were especially dangerous because they contained ephedra, a herb that was banned in the United States in 2004. Severe heart attack, stroke and even death were associated with ephedra, which are all reasons that this herb was banned.

On a side note, ephedra is all-natural and many people think that all-natural products are completely safe. However, you should never assume something won’t hurt you just because it is made from all-natural ingredients. Especially if you have a medical condition.

With the removal of ephedra from the fat burner market, the incidence of problems associated with fat burners has reduced drastically. However, fat burners still contain stimulants, which can cause the heart to beat too fast which can cause jitters and even a heart attack.

It is for this reason that you should see your doctor before taking any fat burners. You need to be cleared for any heart conditions that might respond negatively to fat burners. If you are healthy, you should be able to take fat burners safely, so long as you don’t abuse them.

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Is There a Difference Between a Fat Burner and an Appetite Suppressant?

Yes, there is a difference between fat burners and appetite suppressants. Fat burners are marketed as a product that helps to boost your metabolism. This leads to increased fat burning as well as the ability to eat more junk food because your higher metabolism is going to convert more of that food into energy.

Appetite suppressants are designed to curb your appetite. It depends on what they are made from as to how they work.

For example, some appetite suppressants are designed to release hormones that send signals to your brain that you are full. Other suppressants actually use fiber to make you feel full.

In some cases, companies will combine both of these elements to create what they would call the perfect one-two punch against fat. Not only will you have increased metabolism, but you will also not be hungry.

Why Are Fat Burners so Popular?

Let’s face it, in today’s world, everyone wants instant gratification and instant results. When someone wants or needs to lose weight, they will often look for the easiest course of action. What could be easier than a pill that promises to increase your metabolism so that you can lose weight faster?

Of course, there is no silver bullet when it comes to weight loss. Without a proper diet and exercise, no pills are going to help you to lose weight.

Many people claim that with the help of fat burners, diet, and exercise, they have a great deal of success. However, it is very possible that you could have that same success without fat burners.

Does this mean that you should simply say no to fat burners? No, of course not, if you really feel like they will help you then it is your decision.

In most cases, at the very least, a fat burner supplement will give you a burst of energy to help you feel more motivated to get your exercises done.

And remember to keep in mind that fat burners or supplementation of any kind is not enough for your overall health and fitness needs. Exercise is important. Go PRO today for access to certified personal trainers, workout plans, goal trackers, and more!

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