So your fat burner is not working out for you?
Okay, so you’ve invested a lot of time searching the web trying to find the best fat burner, and avoid saying “this fat burner is not working“. And whether you’re a man, or a woman, it makes no difference, it can still make the choice just as hard as there are so many to chose from.
After, days, weeks and possibly months of trawling the web and reading through useful blogs like MaleFatBurners.com (I’m trying to remain modest here), you finally think you’ve found the perfect formula.
It looks great, ticks all of your boxes of what you require, and better still it’s reasonably priced. But there’s one problem, you’ve started taking it and it’s not working. But why?
There could be a number of factors here so lets run through them all to make sure you’re not missing out on your chances of having a lean and ripped physique.
In this 3 part post, I’ll run through everything you need to know in order to get your fat burner to do the most damage to your fat cells as possible so you’ll never have to say “my fat burner isn’t working” every again.
Okay, here’s what I’ve found:
Checklist For Using Fat Burners
Now, this is just a general checklist, but one that certainly hold a lot of weight when taking male and female fat burners. Many people have used this checklist, and within weeks, they’ve notice huge differences.
Take myself for example. I thought everything was in place. I had the perfect diet, drank lots of water each day, and exercises 3 times per week, but my results weren’t happening as quickly as I’d liked.
But I just kept on pushing through, but still, it wasn’t working. My favourite fat burner just wasn’t working the way I wanted it to.
It wasn’t until I did some research and thinking and came to a conclusion. I wasn’t getting the right amount of sleep my body required. That was all it took for me to drop 20lbs. For others, it may be a multitude of things, or like myself, just the one. Needless to say, analyzing all of these aspects will help no end.
- Sleep – are you getting enough?
- Calories – are you supporting your daily activities optimally with the right nutrients and calories?
- Timing – are you using the fat burner at the correct times?
- Sugar – are you consuming too much sugar or calories in general?
- Medical conditions – do you have an underlying medical condition that is preventing the fat burner to work?
- Hydration – be honest, do you still drink alcohol or cinnamon spiced latte
- Exercise plan – are you actually training or are you just sat at a desk hoping for it to work without changing anything, diet included?
Some of this may come as a brutal truth to some people as I know, for myself included, I’ve been guilty of more than one of these things on the list in the past. But it’s always worth mentioning to clear the air and get the elephant out of the room to start with. This will greatly improve your chances of making sure you don’t fall into the trap of your fat burner not working.
I hear these words so many time “it’s not working” or “this fat burner is a waste of money.” Well I’m here to tell you all these fat burners, especially those in my Top 3 fat burner list will certainly work if you have everything in place to start with.
Getting down to low body fat percentages is achievable for everyone, and if you find you are, or have been one of those people (like myself) saying “this is not working,” then I’m here to tell you otherwise and show you how it can be done.
Importance of Sleep
When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies hold on to excess weight over long periods of unrest. Sleep effects hormone levels, productivity, mood, insulin sensitivity, and the list goes on.
The more sleep-deprived you are, the higher your chances are the stress hormone cortisol will be elevated, which increases your appetite. Also, it will heighten your negative response to stressful situations, and general attitude towards life.
Many people overlook the importance of sleep. For men, losing out on precious sleep can not only result in weight gain, but it can also reduce testosterone levels, something that’s also is important for weight loss. Below is a graph on how people weight increases over time with lack of sleep. It’s a direct link between the two.
[Graph courtesy of http://www.fat2fitradio.com/2008/04/are-sleep-and-weight-connected/]
We all know what it feels like when we didn’t get enough sleep the night before, we feel foggy and tired. This can also affect our better judgement when it comes to making the right diet choices.
Long periods of poor quality sleep can also affect overall health in a more serious way. By having broken sleep, or below what your body needs over many years can result in heart problems, diabetes, and mental health disorders such as depression.
All the more reason to make sure sleep is no1 on your checklist to make sure you don’t fall into the trap of saying your diet and fat burner is not working.
Sleep deprivation outcomes
- Overeating – weight gain.
- Mental health issues such as depression.
- High blood pressure.
- Heart disease.
How to cure your poor sleeping habits
There are a few ways in which you can help improve your sleep, let’s run through some of the expert tips that will help you get a good nights sleep.
- Don’t drink caffeine if you’re already taking a fat burner.
- Stop taking the fat burner well in advance to bedtime.
- Eat smaller meals at night.
- Shut out the light.
- Get settled in and read a book – or listen to relaxing music.
- Avoid alcohol altogether (you shouldn’t be doing this anyway if you’re trying to lose weight.)
- Take a hot shower – or have a bath.
- No electronics in the bedroom.