About Us

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Since 1999, UltimateFatBurner.com has been one of the few sites on the Net dedicated to bringing you unbiased and science-based reviews of all your favorite (and not so favorite) diet, weight loss and sport supplements. Unbiased, of course, means we’re not owned by a supplement company or affiliated with anyone in particular.

We do our own thing, because it’s the right thing to do.

Unlike our competitors, our mandate is not the sale of supplements (although we are fans of many of the better products, and of supplementation in the correct circumstances) but the education of our visitor… you! In other words…

We’re here to level the playing field… to give you a fighting chance! With UltimatefatBurner.com bookmarked, there’s no need to worry that you will fall victim to the outrageous and unsubstantiated claims made by many supplement retailers and manufacturers.

While you’re thinking about it, we urge you to bookmark us (just hit “Ctrl-D”), subscribe to our newsletter, tell your friends about us… and then sit back and enjoy the ride while we save you money!

Who we are…

Paul Crane: Author, Founder, Webmaster

Paul began UltimateFatBurner.com in 1998, after watching a late night infomercial for a weight loss “miracle pill.”

A dedicated weight lifter with a passion for both sports and weight loss supplements, Paul has built UltimateFatBurner.com into one of the largest and most respected supplement review sites on the Net.

Other passions include Japanese motorcycles and Internet marketing (Paul served as Site Build It! Product Manager for SiteSell.com from 2000-2006 and is also the webmaster of No-BS-Marketing.com, Real-Customer-Comments.com and BestDietProgramReviews.com).

Elissa Lowe: Author, Blogger, Scientific & Technical Advisor

Elissa’s credentials are impressive, and we’re thrilled to have her on board! She’s a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals (yes, you can find Elissa on PubMed!).

Elissa is currently a freelance writer and researcher. She brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on bodybuilding nutrition and supplements.

Thanks to Elissa, UltimateFatBurner.com now features a glossary, a section on Functional Foods, a daily-updated blog and an extensive section on Body Building reviews. She’s a frequent contributor to our vitamins and minerals section, too.

Sumita Singh: Contributing Author

Sumi Singh is an experienced group fitness instructor, personal trainer, full-time public policy manager, and mom to three-year old Shaila. She is also an ISSA Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist, holds her personal trainer certifications from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the International Fitness Professionals Association, and is a Les Mills Group Fitness Instructor. She has her own fitness blog at www.goddessoffitness.com, and is a contributing author at Will Brink’s BrinkZone.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University and a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University. Sumi is very passionate about body building and strength training, and enjoys working with clients to find the barriers to their fitness challenges and works to eliminate them. A life-long weight-training addict, some of her most proud fitness accomplishments include: losing all the baby weight just eight weeks after a C-section; bench pressing her own body weight; and placing in her age class in several 5 Ks.

Sumi will be trying and reviewing products, as well as writing fitness and supplement-related articles.

Lisa Eftaxias: Editor, Proof Reader, and Contributing Author:

A former A.C.E. certified personal trainer and a huge fitness fanatic herself, Lisa makes sure our authors have their “i’s” dotted and their “t’s” crossed.

A proficient writer herself, Lisa will occasionally be adding a variety of “general fitness” articles to UltimateFatBurner.com in the near future.

Her most popular article, “Core Training: What It Is And Why You Need It!” can be reviewed by clicking here!

Amie Gantt: “In The Trenches” Product Tester

A career dieter, Amie has tried every program going. She’s gone “all citrus”, toyed with the Atkins program, become a vegetarian (for a short time only, Amie likes her rare steaks), experimented with the Slim Fast and Weight Watchers programs, plus too many others to mention.

Amie boasts a red belt ranking in Tae Kwon Do, and is not afraid of rolling up her sleeves and working hard in the gym. We thought she’d make a great addition to our team, testing products and programs and reporting on her experiences.

You can read Amie’s first article, documenting her experiences with Hoodia, by clicking here! She’s also reviewed the Diet Power diet software — you can read about her experiences and conclusions here!