They say certain herbs can enhance your weight loss experience. Advertisers claim that herbs, being natural originations from the earth, can and will accelerate your weight loss efforts if you choose to supplement your diet with the correct herbal weight loss elements.
Here's a quick reality check: Weight loss is not herb based. Never has been, never will be.
Weight loss has more to do with mental programming than any other circumstance you can create, herbal or otherwise. So maybe the title of this article should be "mental weight loss magic."
Let's stay with the herbal subject for the sake of argument. Here's a question: Can an herb stop your body from processing extra calories into fat storage? Is it possible for any herbal supplement to reprogram your thoughts on diet or exercise?
That would be a cool invention. No drug can do that. Neither can an herb.
Weight loss is based upon one simple factor: you body using more calories for energy, daily, than you consume, daily. Losing weight is no more complex than that. Eat less and burn more calories and bang! Weight loss has arrived.
The difficulty that most probable success stories face is coming to terms with that one "small truth." But if you can come to terms with that: you must burn more calories than you consume on a consistent basis to lose weight. Then you will be well on your way to weight loss success!
Now if you want some herbal weight loss assistance, I recommend one ingredient that you can find at your local health food store. No, it's not Hoodia. It's an amino acid called L carnitine. L carnitine is produced naturally in the body and is a fat transporter. In other words, L carnitine shuttles fat into the cells for energy.
Unfortunately, the body does not make enough to be super effective. The best way to combat that, and maximize your weight loss efforts is to supplement your diet with extra L carnitine. 2 to 4 grams daily seems to be the right amount.
Losing weight is not complex. In fact it's very simple. But it does take some time. Last I checked, no herbal weight loss remedy can make time go by faster, either.