When I was younger, I was horrible at remembering to take my vitamins. Or maybe I just hated to do it.
The same thing with drinking water. But as I get older and mature, I found out the essence of why people tossed three supplements at once every morning down their throats.
Healthy living is an inside-outside thing and that’s why we have to be careful what we put in our body.
Losing weight and eating healthy can be a hassle for many because they focus on getting a gym body while they’re suffering on the inside. It’s much easier to lose weight when you focus on what you put in your body.
Taking these vitamins and supplements consistently, you can accelerate your weight loss journey.
In addition, you don’t need to take all 12 supplements at once but instead, see which one best fits your need and track your weight loss Journey with a scale.
Ready Set Go!
1. Vitamin B12
This vitamin is essential in the formation of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia.
The sad thing about vitamin B12 is that your body cannot produce it even though your body needs it.
Henceforth, you have to eat foods or take supplements that supply this crucial vitamin.
All the awesome benefits of Vitamin B12 include supporting bone health, improving mood and maintaining healthy skin and hair.
Pretty impressive, right? Yeah, whatever…
But, how does vitamin B12 contribute to weight loss?
It helps your body metabolize certain nutrients such as carbohydrates fats and protein. So instead of your body turning these nutrients into fat, vitamin B12 turns them into energy for your body to use.
Foods To Get Vitamin B12:
- Diary Products
2. Matcha Green Tea
Green tea has risen in popularity because of its numerous benefits.
Adding matcha to the combination makes it a plus. Even if you don’t need it for weight loss, it’s a must in your diet because of all the good nutrients found in it.
Matcha tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and minerals.
Drinking matcha tea can help to boost your metabolism and burn fat. This tea is the perfect alternative for coffee as it gives you the caffeine you need to get your day going while being much healthier.
Other great benefits of matcha tea are that it helps to detoxify your body, helps you relax, rich in fiber, contains chlorophyll and vitamins, enhances your concentration and lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, etc.
In addition, it contains cancer-fighting properties.
The reason why matcha tea is more preferable than regular green tea is that it comes in powder form rather than bags.
In other words, it was made from young tea leaves that are grind into a green powder. This method ensures that you get all the nutrients without anything filtered out.
As much as this is calorie-free, helps to speed up metabolism and contributes to weight loss you can’t entirely depend on matcha tea to drop those pounds automatically for you.
Combining this supplement with physical exercise or diet will definitely make weight loss possible.
This is one supplement, I don’t mind having daily. What about you?
3. Protein Powder
Most fitness addicts or anyone in the bodybuilding community will know the essence of protein powder.
One of the ways that protein powders help you to lose weight is to keep you full and satisfied which helps to prevent consistent snacking.
In addition, protein powder helps you gain and maintain muscle mass that is necessary to burning fat even when you’re not working out and prevent the storage of fat in your body.
Protein powder is also beneficial in that it helps you get enough protein in your diet or if your shake or smoothie is lacking protein in it.
If you find it hard to reach your daily protein needs especially if you’re active then this is a great idea.
With that being said, there is a ton of protein powder out there but which one is the best?
Whey protein has gained a lot of popularity because of its weight loss benefit. This powder is easily absorbed by your body which helps you reap the benefits faster.
To see awesome results when working out, try whey protein to increase muscle gain and fat loss.
4. Fish Oil
Yes, fish oil can aid in weight loss.
Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which have many benefits which include fight depression and anxiety, promote heart health and aid in weight loss.
You can find Omega 3 fatty acids in a wide range of foods such as salmon, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, seafood and many more.
Fish oil is able to reduce your hunger and appetite, especially on a diet.
Furthermore, fish oil can help you burn more calories during exercise as it helps your body switch from using carbohydrates to fat for energy during exercise.
Your metabolic rate will increase while taking fish oil which makes weight loss easier.
Many people lack fish oil and Omega 3 in their diet so taking a fish oil supplement is perfect.
This dietary supplement is a type of amino acid that helps you lose weight. How?
It helps your body build proteins which are the key to developing and maintaining muscles.
If you lack enough glutamine or do intense training workouts then your muscle can be eaten up in order to provide this amino acid for your body.
This can leads to loss of muscle mass.
Glutamine is essential when you’re trying to lose body fat so that you don’t lose any muscle mass and prevent a fat plateau.
In addition, glutamine helps to increase energy and stamina along with the increase of metabolic rate which leads to burning fat and building lean muscle mass.
Probiotics have many great benefits other than weight loss which includes improving digestive health, heart health, and immune system.
It’s actually live micro-organisms!
If you don’t know but there are hundreds of different microorganisms in your digestive system.
They’re two type of bacteria in the gut – bacteroidetes, and firmicutes.
Our body weight contributes to one of these types of bacteria.
According to studies, normal-weight people have more bacteroidetes, and obese people have more firmicutes.
This shows that bacteria play an important role in weight regulation and maintenance.
Henceforth, taking probiotics can improve your gut health and help you lose weight.
Healthy gut = weight loss.
Add probiotics to your diet today!
Every time I hear the word calcium, the first thing that comes to my mind is cow’s milk.
We know that calcium is crucial in bone health but how many know that it contributes to weight loss.
Studies have shown that calcium helps the body burn fat which leads to weight loss.
When pairing calcium with a low-calorie diet, weight loss is more effective.
Burning fat will be much easier than before.
8. Vitamin D
You may be wondering why I need vitamin D supplements when I can get it from the sun.
But, do you get enough vitamin D, daily?
And to add to that, vitamin D isn’t found in many foods.
If your body is deficient in vitamin D then you are likely to gain weight.
Vitamin D can aid in weight loss as this helps in the reduction of fat cells within the body.
In addition, vitamin D helps to reduce cortisol; a stress hormone that is known to encourage the storage of belly fat.
If you can’t get enough vitamin D from the sun or foods then try this supplement.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that aids in weight loss.
This supplement is crucial for transporting fat to cells in order to convert it to energy.
In addition, L-Carnitine helps to speed up your metabolism and boost fat burning.
When you combine this supplement with a healthy diet and exercise can enhance your weight loss journey.
10. Cinnamon Extracts
Cinnamon has been used for a long time for different health benefits.
Today, its known to decrease blood sugar levels and increasing insulin sensitivity which is both essential in losing weight and controlling diabetes 2.
Not only that, but cinnamon helps to minimize the negative effects of eating high-fat foods.
It also contains fiber which will help to keep you full after eating.
The wonderful thing about cinnamon is that it tastes lovely and can be added to your meals, for example, overnight oats, baked goods, and your shakes.
11. Apple Cider Vinegar
I have an entire article on how apple cider vinegar contributes to weight loss along with other benefits.
Apple cider vinegar is made from crushed apples which are fermented. This process creates acetic acid which is the main active ingredient that contributes to weight loss.
Some of the results you can look out for when taking ACV includes boost metabolism, suppress appetite and make you full and satisfied for longer periods time.
Your daily intake should be 1-2 tablespoons a day and should be dilated.