Can you lose fat with CLA, Chromium, and EFA supplements for your figure competition? That’s the sixty-four thousand dollar question. What is the sixty-four thousand answer? Drum roll please. And the answer is: YES. Definitely, yes! These three are safe and effective.
IMPORTANT: Before exploring each of these products, it is important to point out that in order to get the most results from your figure training and diet you NEED to understand what these three fat burning supplements are and why they work so well. As you already know, it takes a lot of hard training and proper dieting to achieve your total body transformation. You do want your figure ready body, yes? Okay. Ready? Let’s begin.
CLA, conjugated linoleic acid, helps to shift your body composition so that there is a drop in fat and a boost in muscle development. This is definitely good. Chromium, a trace mineral, helps your metabolism. Keeping your metabolism in check helps weight loss and muscle development. This is good too. What about EFAs? Your body NEEDS essential fatty acids to build muscle and burn fat. Great!
So, we now have learned that each of these three supplements are geared to do the same job in your figure prep. And, what is that job? It is to decrease fat and increase lean muscle tissue. We are on a roll now. Let’s continue.
How are these three amazing supplements taken for the best benefit? After all, it is your life and your lifestyle that needs to be taken into consideration. It is important to take a minute to explore how these supplements are taken each day.
CLA (The Hidden Truth)
With CLA, you need to take a minimum of 3 grams (3,000 mg) a day. At each meal — breakfast, lunch and dinner – this equals almost 1 gram a day. This is the amount necessary for fat reduction and muscle development.
Chromium (Hunger Regulator)
Chromium regulates your hunger and reduces your cravings for sweets and sugary foods. It is good for your heart and it protects your DNA and RNA. Wow! Chromium, who knew you were so important? Sweet stuff (no pun intended).
Essential Fatty Acids (Fat Burns Fat?)
What about EFAs? Remember, EFAs are essential fatty acids. Wikipedia.com clearly defines EFAs, “Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them.”
First, there are two families: omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. For men, it is recommended to take 3 – 3.5 grams per day of omega-3 and 9 – 14 grams per day of omega-6.
Consider a supplement that has a 3:1 ratio or higher of omega-3 to omega-6. That’s the right combination. Oh, and by the way, you can take this supplement in capsule or oil form. We’ll discuss that later on.
The above has been quite interesting. A good read as some would say. Let’s, however, explore our three fat loss supplements still further and how they will best benefit fat reduction and muscle gain in your figure competition prep.
Not Enough Credit Given To CLA (Breaking New Ground)
It works by “keeping little fat cells from getting big … perhaps by blocking certain enzymes that let fat cells swell.”
What’s good about CLA is that your loss comes from body fat rather than overall weight or body mass index. It is also easy to add these 3 grams to your everyday life by including one with each meal.
What About Chromium? (Old School? Perhaps, but it WORKS!)
Did you know that you can lose fat with chromium? It controls fat and cholesterol levels in your blood and maintains blood glucose levels. Did you know that chromium metabolizes carbohydrates? In fact, it shuttles these sugars into cells to be stored as energy. So, if you increase the metabolism and energy in your body, your body will burn fat. You lose weight and you lower your cholesterol. More cool stuff, right?
Can EFAs REALLY Increase Muscle and STOP Fat Formation?
Let’s discuss EFAs next. EFAs help not only in the process of muscle growth; they have a profound way of effecting fat formation and metabolism. EFAs have these terrific benefits: enhances stamina; speeds healing of injuries; and improves sleep concentration and cardiovascular function. Why, the list of its benefits can go on and on and on. It can. Trust me in this. What’s very important to remember is that an EFA deficiency will interfere and short change muscle growth and fat reduction.
Remember, though, most foods are high in omega-6 but low in omega-3 which is why taking a supplement is a good idea. Looking for omega-3 foods? Try fish oil, flaxseed oil, walnuts, seasame seeds, avocados, salmon, mackerel and whole eggs. Want omega-6 foods? Flaxseed oil has this too as well as pistachio nuts, sunflower (raw) seeds, olives, and grapeseed, borage, evening primrose and chestnut oils.
So, when taking EFAs, do you take capsule or oil form? Good question. Here is the answer: Capsules are more convenient and are taste-free while oils are a bit more cost effective and can be mixed with oatmeal or protein shakes. You have to decide which works best for you. Honest. There is no other answer. It’s your preference.
Are CLA, Chromium, and EFAs Effective for Figure Prep?
So, can you lose fat on these supplements, and are all three are safe and effective. Each in its own way helps reduce fat and increase lean muscle tissue. You alone are the one to make the decision as to which supplement you want to take.
Listen, you work very hard at your training. You do. You need to work just as hard on your diet. Don’t fail in your prep because you didn’t take in enough healthy fats. Isn’t it wonderful to know that there are healthy fats?
It’s a balance of all three — figure training, cardio, diet, and supplements — that will ensure you will be on the right path to the figure-ready body you have always wanted. It’s never too late. Never. Honestly. The next time you take stats or look into the mirror, like your body transformation you are making. Be proud of all the work and dedication you have done to make your body the best it can be. You have only one life to live. Live that life with a fabulous body. You deserve it.
What To Take And When To Take It?
Okay, so you want to know which if these fat loss supplements you need, and when to take what, right? That’s a very good question, and I’ve done ALL the research for you. I’ve complied 25 years of studies, research, and personal trial-and-error on some of the best weight loss supplements. I have personally written “Figure Competition Secrets,” the number one selling eBook on ClickBank. If you are serious about losing fat, you really need to download FCS.
Karen Sessions – Figure Coach
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