Best Fat Burners 2018/2019: My #1 "No BS" Recommendation! -

Best Fat Burners 2018/2019: My #1 “No BS” Recommendation!

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*Last Updated: Jan 1, 2019

On a quest for the best fat burners of 2018 or 2019? Or the fastest working diet pills? Or a list of good diet pills to lose weight fast? Or natural weight loss products that work?

If so, I have a recommendation for you.

If you want, you can skip all this stuff and scroll to the end of article and check out my recommendation now. However, I do suggest taking a quick moment to skim this article though so you understand why I’m recommending it. It’s kinda important 🙂 ).

No Bullsh*t

None of this… really!

Today’s recommendation comes without the typical bullsh*t you’ll normally find when searching for the most effective diet pills or supplements.

You know, the “you’ll lose 10 lbs. in 30 days” type of bullsh*t.

In fact, I don’t make recommendations for fat burning supplements very often, because well…

Most of them deliver subtle results at best. The real key to weight loss is calorie consumption. If you continue to over consume calories, well…

There’s nothing I, or any belly fat burner can do for you.


I know.


You won’t find it too often on sites reviewing weight products.

Why Make a Recommendation Then?

Good question.

After 19 years of managing this web site (holy crap! 19 years!), writing 100’s of reviews and reading 1,000’s of comments from our readers, it’s clear that despite the fact that most fat burners don’t ever measure up to their advertising claims, many people still find them helpful.

Why? Well…

A properly formulated weight loss product will give you a boost of energy, suppress your appetite slightly, help balance your blood sugar levels, provide mental focus and sometimes even more (if you’re interested I’ve wrapped up these points and more in the video just below).

As a result, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a disservice not to make a recommendation to you… especially if doing so leads to the purchase of some over-priced bogus product.

Best Fat Burners 2018

Best Recommended Diet Pills: Criteria I Don’t Use

There are only three criteria I am using for selecting today’s top rated weight loss pill. Before I tell you what they are, let me tell you what I do NOT use…

  • Testimonials: Complete and total bullshit. A retailer can purchase testimonials from a number of places online, or delete negative ones to create an artificially positive feedback profile, or simply make them up. Testimonials can have some value in some cases, but almost never when it comes to weight loss supplements sold online. In short, since you can’t verify them, they mean nothing. Solution? Ignore.
  • Re-Order rates: Also bullshit. No company in its right mind would make this info public and even if it did, how would you it’s not completely fabricated? Unless they were audited by a credible third party, you wouldn’t.
  • Safety Record: Yep bullshit, once again. Safety record as reported by whom? The supplement retailers themselves? How likely are they to make public the fact that their clients are experiencing negative side effects with their products? In order for a safety record to mean something when reported by a retailer, it would have be overseen by some sort of regulatory agency. There isn’t one.
  • Patented Ingredients in Formula: Again, bullshit. Patented ingredients are not “proven to work”, although that is the misconception retailers like to capitalize on. A patent is a legal “instrument” only. You do not need to prove something works in order to patent it (yes, really!)

Best Loss Weight Products: Criteria I Use

So what criteria am I using to make this recommendation to you…

  • Credible company: Are these products produced by a real, verifiable company with a proven track record? I won’t recommend products sold by “fly by night” supplements that avoid accountability to consumers by hiding their identity and operating only online.
  • Credible formula: Is formula decent? Pretty straight forward here… if the formula sucks, I won’t recommend it.
  • REAL Money back guarantee: I say “real” here, because most companies appear to support their products with a money back guarantee. It’s only when you try to get your money back that you find out how little these guarantees actually mean. A REAL money back guarantee should be a good faith demonstration of a company’s confidence in their products, not a tool used to tip the balance in favor of a purchase and then ignored later. And in my opinion, a good guarantee is one of the most important factors in making a product recommendation, because it completely removes ALL your risk from a purchase. And that’s the way it should be.

Drum Roll Please: Best Fat Burners 2018 / 2019

Here is my #1 pick for the 2018 / 2019 best fat burning supplement for men OR women…

#1 Legion Athletics’ Phoenix Fat Burner

Why am I making this recommendation?

While Legion Athletics is a credible company and this product’s formula is certainly well-thought out, it’s the money back guarantee that has got me so excited.

It’s the best I’ve seen in almost 20 years.

The guarantee: If you don’t like the product, you can keep it.

No shit.

Just let the folks at Legion know you’re unhappy and they’ll refund your money.

No, no need to go through the hassle of sending the empty bottle / remaining product back.

Just ask for a refund.

Simple as that!


Talk about awesome!

What you need to know: This guarantee is valid on your first purchase of a single first bottle, and only for 90 days from the date of purchase.

This is fair.

If you buy 5 bottles and decide after the first that you’re not happy, it’s reasonable for Legion to ask for the remaining 4 bottles back so they can resell them.

It’s also unreasonable to come back and buy a second or third bottle later and expect a refund on that purchase. You can’t really claim to be “unsatisfied” if you re-order the product again.

That makes sense, right?

Product details: Retails for $35. Contains a full 30-day supply.

Where to order: Click here to order direct from Legion Athletics.

Your Comments

If you’ve used Legion’s Phoenix fat burner and would like to share your comments, please leave them below. Both I and my readers would really appreciate it!

Author: Paul

Paul Crane is the founder of His passions include supplements, working out, motorcycles, guitars... and of course, his German Shepherd dogs.


  1. Paul, I’ve been reading your site since…2007? I’m glad to see it has grown and you’re still in good health. As a bit of a science nerd and someone who has a ConsumerLab membership, I have to say…Legion appears to be the real deal ingredients wise. And thanks to your recommendation, I’m going to be ordering from them. Life caught up and I really need to get my health back and Legion products, along with your reviews will help.

    You were the reason why I discovered MX-LS7 so many years ago that helped me meet my goal, Your site showed me which vitamins to take to help me. I didn’t need a program. It worked. So I want to say thank you.

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    • James, thank you so much for the kudos and for the support. It really means a lot and I’m so glad I was able to help in a small way… after all, YOU were responsible for all the hard work! 🙂

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    • Have you tried this yet?

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      • Hi, Paul, wow, it’s really been a long time since I’ve been searching for a appetite suppressant and I’ve come to the right place. My Keto program needs a boost and I’m very active at work 5 days a week and I’ve just started Pilates program 4x a week a month ago. Although my carb intake is less than 20gr. carbs, my results are slow to none. I’m going to research your site for s strong appetite suppressant to assist my intermediate fasting.

        I’m glad I’m back!

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        • Hi Linda, nice to hear from you… I’m glad you’re back too! 🙂

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      • On the list. Nevertheless, my experiences would only be anecdotal, and not evidence of effectiveness.

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  2. You recommend it but I can’t find one of your typical in-depth reviews outlining each ingredient and why it is or isn’t a good addition. Why is that?

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    • Joel… I didn’t do a super in-depth review because of the crazy money back guarantee and the fact that the article is so damn long already that I’m not sure anyone would read it. However, I have looked closely at the ingredients profile and Legion’s rationale for including each one, and am obviously OK with the recommendation (once again, the fact that it’s a risk-free purchase made a huge difference in my doing so). Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  3. Hi Paul. Just happened across your site today on You Tube while investigating fat burners. I watched your clip on that, won’t be buying one. May however, purchase the Legion fat burner. I also subscribed to your channel.

    I’d love your input on my dilemma. I’m a male, 56 year old Harley riding banker. Lost my son 7 years ago, and just ended a 35 year marriage this past week after a year of court battles. I filed, not that it matters. I was a competitive powerlifter until my son’s passing. I went into depression, gained a ton of weight and now here I am, 5’7, 270lbs. I still lift some but not like I did. I still bench 350, squat 400 and deadlift 500, but fat and out of shape. I’d like to compete again, but first want to get my weight down between 200-220. I feel like I’m a walking stroke or heart attack waiting to happen. Work stress doesn’t help. I’ve considered KETO, intermittent fasting, but so many views on everything I’m stuck in analysis of paralysis. You seem like a knowledgeable straight shooter, no BS guy. I need some straight no BS advice. I like strength training and am a member of a gym. Need some help on weight loss. Thank you!

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    • Hi Darrell, so sorry to hear about your trials over the last years. That would be enough to send anyone into a depression. Good for you for reaching the “other side” and wanting to get back on track, and thanks for reaching out.

      To address your comments…

      1) All diets work in the short term, provided they adhere to golden rule; consume fewer calories than you expend. It’s difficult to recommend a particular way of dieting because it’s really about finding what works for you. I happen to like intermittent fasting the best, because it’s just easier for me. I also have mostly eliminated simple carbs – like breads, buns, etc – from my diet, getting most of my carbs from high fiber veggies, steel cut oats, etc. I just recommend you start something – anything really – and see how it goes.

      If I was going to recommend somewhere to start I’d suggest the Atkins diet – which is really a Keto diet (high fat, moderate protein, low carb).


      Low carb diets seem to work better:

      2) Get some blood work done. The weight gain and the stress is a bad combination and if you are a heart attack waiting to happen, you can mitigate this risk by getting on the appropriate meds. Then when you’ve lose the weight and are back where you need to be, you can phase them out again.

      3) If you’ve read this article you have a solid idea of what a fat burner can do for you. They certainly can provide a bit of a boost, but the key is diet and exercise.

      Hit me up with any questions.



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  4. Hi Paul,

    While searching for fat burners I stumbled across your website. I love how in depth you get! Its been incredibly helpful. Maybe you wouldn’t mind taking a peak into my situation and let me know if I’m doing something incorrectly? I’m breastfeeding for a couple more months so I’m waiting to take a fat burner. But the reason i even started looking is because I’m struggling to lose weight.

    I’m 5 ft 7” … 163 pounds and have lost a little and hit a stall. Started only eating 1880 cals in a day and bumped it up to 2000 cals, thinking I wasnt losing weight because I was eating too little. I make the best attempt to hit my macros (which is not always successful), which is high proteins, carbs then fat. No exercise because I’ve found it hard to fit it in at the moment so I’ve been very attentive to my diet.

    I want to give this fat burner a go but any other recommendations would be VERY appreciated. Thank you!


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    • Hi Lauren… thanks for the great comment and the kudos!

      No worries about not exercising… while it’s absolutely great for you, you actually burn relatively few calories while doing it, so watching your diet is really the smartest and most effective way to lose weight anyway. Two things I would try…

      1) Use a BMR calculator (here: to get a clear idea of how many calories you need daily (you may simply be consuming too many).

      2) Drop the carbs and boost your friendly fat content instead. Unless they’re all coming from veggies and high fiber fruits, carbs spike insulin, which trigger “fat storing mode.” Do you eat avocados? Super high in great fats, decent in fiber, low in protein/carbs. A nice addition to any diet – you can even throw them in protein shakes.

      Hope this helps! Let me know how you make out!

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  5. hi paul can you tell me is it possible to get the legion athletics phoenix fat burner in europe,


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    • You’d have to check with them and ask, I’m not sure.

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  6. Hi. when I click on the link, it brings me to a product with the same name, but the bottle is different.
    Are the current ingredients the same as when you reviewed it?

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