These are questions we get a lot.
While many of you have written to us to say how much you appreciate our reviews, we see the frustration in those of you who are desperately looking for a quality fat burner to help make your weight loss journey a little easier… and can’t find one.
And while we do make recommendations, we stay away from making emphatic recommendations for fat burners and diet pills.
If you are eager to get to our recommendations…
Click here to review our thermogenic or stimulant based product recommendations (these products may contain caffeine, synephrine, yohimbine, 1-3 dimethylamylamine and other stimulants).
Click here to review our stimulant-free recommendations (if you have heart problems or high blood pressure, these are a more suitable choice for you!).
Well, it’s not that we feel that they are all useless. They aren’t.
Many are well formulated quality products that can have a place in a properly constructed diet and weight loss program (in over 10 years of reviewing fat burners we’ve heard from thousands of people who love these products and find them helpful).
Unfortunately, there are very few supplement manufacturers that don’t hype their products abilities to the “max”, making exaggerated claims and ridiculous promises about their performance.
On a purely ethical basis, we don’t like to make recommendations for products that are advertised in a misleading, and in my opinion, unethical manner.
The second reason we don’t want to heartily endorse any product is this..
Many of you who write us with questions like “what is the best fat burner?”, usually preface the question with something like this…”I have to lose 5 pounds fat (or 10, or 20, or 50). What’s the best fat burner for this?”
The problem is, we can’t recommend a product for you because there isn’t such a product in existence.
And we can’t recommend a product for you without telling you what you don’t want to hear. We’re not here to take advantage of you or squeeze your wallet or purse dry—there are plenty of other people on the Net that will do that.
Our job, in large part, is to act as educators and consumer advocates, which means we help give you the information you need to make informed decisions.
So if we make a product recommendations without telling you all the facts first, you’ll have wasted your money, you’ll be angry with us, and our credibility will be shot.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about a couple of good fat burners, and what you should have straightened away before you begin supplementing with a fat burner or diet pill…
1. Determine your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate, or the number of calories your body requires to sustain itself over the course of a day):
Weight loss is really nothing more complicated than monitoring calorie balance. If you eat more calories than you use in a day, you will gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you use in a day, you will lose weight. Simple, right? However, most people don’t have any idea…
- How many calories they actually require in a day.
- The caloric value of the food they are eating, and the number of calories they are actually consuming in a 24-hour period.
A 150 lb. woman who lives a sedentary lifestyle might be surprised to learn that a fast food lunch of a Big Mac, large fries, and large coke will provide her with more than 3/4 of her daily required calories… in one sitting.
The point of all this is…
The best of the best ephedra free fat burners might increase your metabolism to the point where you burn an extra couple hundred of calories a day.
However, if you continue to consume significantly more calories than you require, it will certainly appear that the fat burner is doing nothing. Because even if it is “working”, it cannot reverse
The easiest way to determine your Basal Metabolic Rate is to use a simple BMR calculator—like this one here, for instance. Remember, this will only give you a rough idea of how many calories you require on a daily basis.
2. Start eating properly and begin an exercise program:
The unfortunate truth is that there is no product in existence that let’s you “eat what you want and still lose weight”. You don’t have to believe us, of course. There are plenty of manufacturers who will tell you that their product has “unlocked the key” to effortless weight loss.
But be careful. They are lying.
Can you really trust someone who tells you exactly what you want to hear, and then asks for your credit card?
3. Acquire a little dieting knowledge: A wise man once said “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”. In this case, learning about the ins and outs of dieting and how your body really works is not dangerous for you, but dangerous for those people who manufacture products designed to take advantage of you.
Once you know how things really are, you won’t fall victim to ridiculous claims, recognizing them immediately for what they are. Although this isn’t compulsory, the efforts you make here will pay you back with great dividends. Any of the following are worthwhile…
- Tom Venuto’s Burn the Fat diet program
- Jon Benson’s Every Other Day Diet
- The Idiot Proof Diet
- See more diet programs!
Now that you’re aware of the realities of fat burners, we’re happy to direct you to our list of recommendations…
If you’re looking for recommendations of thermogenic or stimulant-based fat burners, click here!
If you’re looking for recommendations for stimulant-free fat burners and diet pills, click here!