Before buying into the hype, we all want to know if using a fat burner supplement is worth it and how exactly do fat burners work?
Fat burners can be incredibly helpful for those that are looking to lose weight. But don’t give all the credit just to a fat burner powder—you must also implement a healthy, well-balanced diet with regular exercise, along with taking the correct amount to get the best results.
Fat burners work more like an enhancer, giving you an extra boost of energy, speeding up your metabolism, whilst also encouraging the body to utilise fat stores as energy during an intense workout. We recommend always reading the instructions and ingredients on the product before deciding on which fat burner is best for you. If you are unsure, consult your healthcare professional to determine if it’s the right supplement for you.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FAT BURNER POWDER
When shopping around for fat burner powder, ensure you choose a product that contains all-natural ingredients. You want to be putting good stuff into your body, so you can stay healthy and avoid nasty chemicals that can cause health issues in the future.
Many fat burners use caffeine as an energy-boosting stimulant. So if you are trying to limit your caffeine intake or avoid caffeine completely, look for a fat burner that has a low dosage, or one that’s caffeine-free.
Because you will be drinking your fat burner daily, either in the morning or before your workout, it’s ideal to find one that tastes great! This way you will be more enthusiastic about taking your supplement every day.
At Happy Way, our Charge Up powders are vegan-friendly and gluten-free. Our Charge Up powders are the perfect fat burner supplement and are available in 5 delicious flavours—Dragonfruit, watermelon, mango, pineapple and green apple. Check them out here.
HOW TO USE FAT BURNERS
The best time to take your fat burner is when you wake up, 30 minutes before breakfast or your morning workout. This is because your body’s metabolism slows down when you’re asleep. Taking your fat burner first thing in the morning will act as a kick start to your day, allowing you to complete a more intense workout.
For people that are sensitive towards stimulants, we recommend that you take your fat burner powder before midday, so your body has time to wind down before bedtime.
After you take your morning fat burner, it’s time to exercise. This will maximise its fat-burning effects. Think of fat burners as extra ammunition power. On its own, it will give you some benefit, but to get the full value, you must use it in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
To test the effects of your fat burner powder, take measurements or a photo of yourself and review the progress after 3-5 weeks. If you’re noticing improved results compared to when you weren’t consuming a fat burner powder, you will know that you have found a supplement that’s right for you.
Our Charge Up powders are a great addition to any diet, especially for those individuals who have weight loss goals and are looking for fat-burning benefits. For a full list of ingredients and FAQs, check out our Charge Up powders on our website.
DO FAT BURNERS HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
As much as we wish we could get away with eating chips, pizza and cake on the regular, a fat burner supplement can’t fight against poor food choices. A fat burner only works as an addition to your workout and nutritional dietary choices. As we all know, consuming too much junk food can have mood-altering effects, making you feel fatigued and lethargic.
Close attention and implementation of a healthy diet are essential for burning fat and revealing lean muscle. According to Nutrition Studies, 80% of weight loss is due to diet and only 20% is exercise. This goes to show just how much our diet can affect our fitness outcomes and achieving our goals.
Our Charge Up powders are made with key ingredients that work to stimulate hormonal reactions in the body to break down fat stores to be used as fuel. Our unique formula offers premium ingredients needed to boost performance and provide fat-burning benefits. Free from artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives, Happy Way’s Charge Up powders are also 100% natural.
To get more fat-burning tips read our blog, ‘Burn more fat with these life hacks’.
OTHER WAYS TO MAXIMISE ON FAT-BURNING BENEFITS
EAT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PROTEIN
Whilst you’re burning fat, you want to make sure you’re maintaining muscle mass. If you aren’t getting enough protein, your body will start to eat away at the muscle to provide you with energy. By getting enough protein you can keep those lean muscle gains you’ve been working so hard for.
Need to increase your daily protein intake? At Happy Way, we have a range of protein powders available in both whey and vegan formulas that are all-natural and packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. If you’re not sure about which protein is best for you, check out our blog, ‘How to choose the best protein powder for you’. Additionally, if you are not sure about how much protein you should consume, see our blog, ‘How much protein should I have?.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
A fat burner powder will increase your energy, therefore, intensifying your workout and making your body sweat more. Increased loss of water through sweat can cause dehydration, slow down your metabolism and make you feel fatigued. To counteract this, ensure you are consuming lots of water during your workout and throughout the day. This will also help your fat burner supplement to continue to work. The average recommended daily intake of water is 2L, but you will need more if you are in a hot environment or working out.
GET QUALITY SLEEP
Getting enough sleep and allowing your body to rest will make your health and fitness goals a lot easier to achieve. Your body and brain need sleep to be able to reset, so you have the physical and mental energy to take on the day!
It’s also important to avoid all stimulants including coffee, soft drinks and any supplements that contain caffeine after 6 pm—this includes our Charge Up powders as they do contain small amounts of caffeine. If your body is sensitive to caffeine, avoid taking any of the above in the mid to late afternoon also.
A lack of sleep often leads to fatigue and when we are tired we can make poor food choices, also finding we don’t have the energy to keep up with our regular exercise routine. It’s important to listen to your body, allowing it the time to unwind and rest from life's daily demands.