My belief is that you are what you eat. Eat too much, you become too big. Now, I'm not trying to berate the obese citizenry. There are some other issues that are probably at work there. For those folks, other actions, some more drastic and invasive, may need to be done.
In essence, the equation for weight-loss is calories in vs. calories out. If you wish to drop weight you need to eat fewer calories and burn more. A caloric deficit needs to occur.
Now, I also believe that the type of calories ingested will play a big part in this as well. By that I mean the amount of sugars or high density carbs, etc. will play a part as well. Thats why I say nutrition, rather than diet, is what you should focus on. I've stated that I don't really believe in DIETS. I believe in NUTRITION.
Make sure you have a good balance of nutritive foods on your plate. Watch the amount of sugars. sugars can be found in all kinds of foods but there are different types of sugars as well. Just don't be afraid of sugar. Our brains need sugar to work!
Now, don't go out and eat a whole Costco sized pack of Snickers bars and say my brain needs fuel! Sugars are found in fruits, vegetables, breads/grain foods. Just some are better than others. Fructose vs. glucose for example.
Now as for weight-loss supplements, hmmmmm. Not a big fan of them as I said already. Many of them contain caffeine in pretty high amounts, and that is not healthy. It also brings about a heavy drop in energy when its run out. I've also noticed that most of the studies done on them are fairly small. Larger studies need to be done.
The supplement that the commentor seemed to suggest was Forskolin. I've never heard of it before but thats par for the course with me as I don't take them.
I decided to look up forskolin and found this information. I'll let you decide on what you decide to take or not.
Forskolin is a natural compound found in the root of the Indian coleus plant. Its related to the mint plant and it's been used as a medicinal plant for centuries.
It's been found to help stimulate the usage of stored fat in fat cells whilst maintaining lean muscle mass. However, it doesn't necessarily, equate to weight-loss.
There doesn't seem to be any adverse effects to taking forskolin. In fact it may help asthma sufferers, may help in the prevention of osteoporosis, and help to stimulate testosterone levels which can help increase muscle mass. Nothing bad about those effects but nothing to really promote weight-loss. www.healthline.com/nutrition/forskolin-review#section1. There does seem to be evidence of more health benefits associated with forskolin. draxe.com/forskolin/.
Some of the research I've done on this, and don't get me wrong, it's not all that much, says that although forskolin doesn't really promote weight-loss, it does seem to help prevent weight-gain! That alone may help many people.
What ever you decide, please do yourself a favor and do a little research before you take any type of supplements. This one seems to be pretty safe and does have a number of medicinal benefits though weight-loss isn't really 1 of them. But many do have side-effects that can prove harmful or worthless at the very least.
Surprisingly enough, The FDA does not regulate supplements so be careful. I wish they did but they don't. I'll admit, I was quite surprised when I found that bit of information out, years ago. The producers of supplements can claim just about anything so buyer beware.
The 2 articles I've linked above are interesting reading so enjoy. As the gentleman who commented on my post written in April stated, there are no magic cures to weight-loss. Remember, calories in vs. calories out. Thats the way to permanent and safe weight-loss. Slow and steady wins the race. You are what you eat Hmmm, any other sayings? I'm sure I could come up with more but I'll spare you this time. Hee-hee-hee!
Now, for my workouts, I did hop up on my rebounder some more this week. I'm going to go for multiple bouts per day this week. I am getting my HR up to between 111-144bpm. There I go, calories out! Most of the time this past week it's gone to around 127bpm.
I found my cat on the rebounder right after I'd gotten off it. silly little goober. He really is funny. He just looked at me like "What?"
My fresh, home-made (right down to the noodles) came out sooooooo good. Not "diet" food but freshly made and delicious. Nothing beats fresh pasta noodles. A little time consuming but well worth it.
Now, more natural disasters happening. Hurricane Maria, 2 earthquakes in Mexico, It's awful. Please help with whatever you can but, again, make sure you're sending the donations to reputable organizations.
Thoughts and prayers to all.