Description: This article gives you a list of vitamins that are known to aid in weight loss. It also talks about the low carb diet and how it helps you lose excess pounds.
We’ve all heard about those weight loss pills that are supposed to help us lose as much as 10 lbs a week. Majority of these products suck and this is exactly why more and more people are becoming wary about such products.
But what a lot of people aren’t aware of is that there are also vitamins that help you get rid of excess pounds. Yes, you read that correctly: there are vitamins for weight loss! So aside from making you healthy and providing you with all the nutrients you need, you can take these vitamins in order to trim down to a size 4.
OK maybe you won’t shrink to a fabulous 120 pounds in a month but now that I’ve gotten your attention, let’s take a look at what these weight loss vitamins are, shall we?
Vitamin B2 and B3 aids in the proper functioning of your thyroid. When your body doesn’t have enough thyroid hormones, you are likely to gain weight and feel lethargic. Vitamin B6 helps in the metabolism of fat and ensure that your metabolism is at optimum levels. B12, on the other hand, aids the synthesis of fatty acids, promotes proper digestion and energy production. When you are deficient on any of these B vitamins, not only will you have difficulty getting rid of unwanted fats, but you will also inadvertently gain weight.
For the longest time, medical experts have attributed a lot of diseases with low levels of vitamin D. Recently, it was found that overweight individuals are also deficient in this vitamin. When you increase vitamin D levels in your body, your fat mass decreases. Moreover, a 2012 study has also shown that combining vitamin D with calcium also results to significant fat loss in the abdomen.
Vitamin C not only boosts your immune system, but it also aids in proper fat metabolism. Vitamin C has been found to maximize the utilization of fat during exercise. It ensures that stored fat is used up especially when you engage in strenuous activities. If you are exercising and not losing weight, you could be deficient in vitamin C.
Low Carb Diet
A low carb diet is a type of diet that limits your intake of foods such as grains, fruits, starchy vegetables (such as potatoes and corn), nuts, alcohol and sugar. The goal of this diet is to help you lose weight in a shorter amount of time and it’s also quite effective. You see, this diet will reduce your appetite so you are less likely to overeat. Less calories equal weight loss. Low carbs also mean your body will have less glycogen stores and when you have less of these, you also lose weight.
If you are trying to lose weight fast, you will have a much higher chance of success if you follow a low carb diet coupled with the vitamins mentioned earlier.
Just keep in mind that if you are trying to gain muscle mass, a very low carb intake is not recommended. For bodybuilders, it’s best to keep your carb intake to 0.70 – 1g of complex carbs per pound of bodyweight to get the best results.