Weight loss supplements are so predictable. They truly are. How else can you explain the classic fascination with ‘no workout weight loss’ or ‘no exercise weight loss’? The truth is that supplement makers and their promoters are just doing their jobs. People, after all, are creatures of convenience. We want all the rewards, but we don’t want to put in the work to get the rewards. Sound familiar? If this applies to you, you are in good company.
The Least Resistance
The truth is that most people always prefer the path of least resistance – if they can afford to. This is the magic ‘trigger’ that weight loss companies always play to. From amazing diets that help you burn fat just by doing what you are already doing to all sorts of supplements that are packed with a mysterious new compound that seems to get the fat off without any effort on your part, the market is filled with all sorts of products that appeal to our need for effortless weight loss.
Interestingly enough, you don’t have to travel to the far ends of the Earth for compounds that let you lose weight without exercise. They already exist. In fact, you might have taken them this morning. They are called vitamins and yes – they do work.
No Apostrophes Needed
One of the most frustrating things about many diet supplements is that many of their claims come with an apostrophe. This is a legal tactic to avoid getting sued for getting people’s hopes up. The truth is that most of these supplements work best if coupled with the very same exercise that people bought the supplement to avoid in the first place. See the irony? With vitamins, there are no apostrophes needed. They are thermogenic. They do boost your energy levels. The downside is that people often use the fact that they are taking supplements to super size their meals or otherwise boost their calorie intake.
The Right Foods
The truth is if people just ate the right foods, they don’t need to exercise to stay at a good weight. Vitamins like the B Vitamins help your body’s metabolic system. True enough. However, don’t expect a miracle if you are using supplementation as an excuse to double up on your meals or if you continue to eat junk while taking supplements. Weight loss isn’t just going to happen under these circumstances. You have to help it along by eating the right things.