Proven Weight Loss Supplements

on Wednesday, 09 March 2011.


However, there are some proven weight loss supplements available. Which weight loss supplements may be safe and helpful during a diet ? Here’s a brief review on six products you can buy at most health food or drugstores that have some weight loss evidence behind them:

  • Calcium. Recent studies in obese peple who had 3 servings of low fat dairy products loss more weight than the placebo group.
  • Fiber. Gives the sensation of fullness by delayed gastric emptying.
  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Yes a fatty acid.
  • Green tea extract. Studies do show weight loss. More studies needed.
  • Meal replacements. Replace a meal packed with calories.
  • Orlistat, an over-the-counter weight loss drug. Brand name Alli. This product is a drug, not a supplement. It has proven evidence showing its benefit of weight loss by blocking fat absoprtion.

You should always check with your doctor before taking any type of supplement. Even supplements can have side effects and may interfere with medications you take. And, when it comes to weight loss, there are no quick fixes. A healthy eating plan and regular physical exercise should be the foundation of any weight loss program and should be included in everyone’s lifestyle.


Diet is a term which many doctors and nutritionists do not like, as it means short term change. It is better to have a lifestyle change that you can continue.




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