Posted by Dayne Hudson in Weight Loss
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It's one of the most common questions, and too many supplements/products are promised to assist you with your fat loss journey but simply don't. But let's start with number one: our Bulk Nutrients Protein Oats.
What's the rage about oatmeal? Well, in a nutshell, it's incredible at keeping you full and stopping you from overeating. This is thanks to the soluble fibre in oats called β-glucan.
Research shows oatmeal:
1. Suppresses appetite
2. Increases satiety
3. Reduces energy intake.
And this is particularly the case when compared to other cereal options.
But oatmeal doesn't just have to be eaten in the morning. In fact, it's a great midday snack (particularly with the added protein) to hit hunger on the head and increase satiety. Moreover, there are over 5 grams of fibre per serving in our protein oats.
And we've added protein into the already potent product, because of protein's positive effects on weight loss! This leads us to the next fat loss supplement:
When it comes to fat loss, protein powder is one of the BEST supplements you can get. It allows you to get a huge, quality hit of protein, for so few calories. Protein is CRITICAL for fat loss, because:
1. It has a huge effect on satiety (the feeling of being full).
2. It's LOW in calories (just 4 calories per gram).
3. Our bodies burn many calories just trying to digest it (~30% of calories ingested are lost).
4. It allows for a high level of dietary satisfaction and thus keeping weight loss on track.
Stick these 5 points on your wall and share them with everybody! People still aren't sure why high protein diets are touted as the best for fat loss, and these points illustrate succinctly as to why.
And the best thing about protein powder is that it can be consumed just about anywhere. Mix it with water when it suits, take it to work, on holidays, or into the office; you won't have an excuse for overeating when you have a supplement that can knock hunger on the head so effectively!
3. Will a Pre-workout supplement help me lose weight?
Directly and indirectly, it absolutely can.
This is because research shows pre-workout supplements significantly improve average and peak anaerobic power. And when we have more energy and power to complete our workouts, this can obviously lead to more calories burned. Moreover, the caffeine present in pre-workout blends has unquestionable effects on fat loss. A recent meta-analysis into caffeine concluded:
"...caffeine intake might promote weight, BMI and body fat reduction."
Further research shows caffeine is related to successful weight loss maintenance, whilst the other all-important amino acid in our Pre-workout 101 product, beta-alanine, has been shown to improve body composition in college wrestlers and football players in the USA.
Whilst some companies and products will promise all sorts of pills and potions to help you lose weight, we're being upfront with these three supplements/products that absolutely assist you in your fat loss goals.
You need more than just a well-calculated calorie deficit diet plan with the appropriate allocation of macronutrients; you also need supplements and food products that make sticking to this process as simple as possible. So now that you know what some of these products and supplements are -- all the best with your fat loss goals!