Here is an idea: let’s consume the crap out of large quantities of unregulated and questionable fat burners and hope for fast and easy weight loss. Fun!
But do fat burners help you lose weight? Well, a new meta-analysis looked at the effect of fat burners on body composition:
What did the researchers find? They found that fat burners do work! Apparently, they are great at smuggling high quantities of money from your wallet while doing absolutely nothing for weight loss. Fun!
The researchers concluded that:
Green tea, ephedra, garcinia cambogia, thermogenic agents… You name it. They investigated all of them. Anything they could buy legally — sucked. According to the researchers, it was so funny they forgot to laugh (They didn’t laugh, I’m totally making this up. But it’s funny).
In many of the studies that researchers included in their meta-analysis, fat burners had no effect on fat loss at all.
Menno Henselmans, physique coach, summarized the use of fat burners like so:
So stop buying dumb shit that has been named “fat burners.” They don’t work. US Food and Drug Administration is very clear about fat burners and weight loss supplements in general:
Instagram fitness numbnuts recommend people to buy their magic products and pills. I too have a recommendation when it comes to fat burners. My recommendation is that they suck balls (both fat burners and Instagram “influencers”).
The most reliable (and free) multi-ingredient supplement is caloric deficit combined with strength training, consistency, and patience. You don’t need any supplements to lose weight. Fuck them in every hole.
Further Reading: Fat Loss Fundamentals (And Shit That Can Just Piss Off)
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Originally published by me on Medium on December 20, 2021