In this comprehensive article, I have covered everything you MUST know before you hit add to cart on Amazon for a keto fat burner.
A Keto fat burner caters to two categories of people:
Today we will discuss all the benefits and the potential side effects (IMPORTANT) of supplementing with a keto fat burner.
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A Keto fat burner drink, pill or capsule is a supplement that aims to send you in a state of ketosis, so that you burn more fat throughout the day. It achieves this by increasing your blood ketones levels.
But what is ketosis?
In our regular diet, our bodies fulfill their energy requirements from carbohydrates (aka carbs).
Ketosis is a process that happens when your body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates to burn for energy. Instead, it burns fat and makes tiny molecules called ketones, which it can use for fuel.
Additionally, thermogenic keto fat burners also include special ingredients that increase your energy expenditure, making you burn more calories each day. Caffeine is the most common thermogenic ingredient found in keto fat burners.
Note: Many keto diet pills brands claim that their product was featured on Shark Tank Weight Loss by naming their product “Shark Tank Keto Pills” (It’s a 100% SCAM).
As a dietary supplement to help promote weight loss, most of the brands recommend 1 capsule taken twice a day.
For best results, take 30 minutes prior to a meal with an 8oz. glass of water or as directed by your healthcare professional.
However, it is highly recommended to be on a healthy low-carb diet plan such as the popular keto diet which is heavily supported by studies to help people lose weight.
Watch out for these foods in order to lose weight on keto:
If you plan on eating lots of high carb foods (pizzas, pasta, burger) and sugary foods alongside, and still expect to lose weight magically, then there’s no point in investing in a keto fat burner.
A keto fat burner is quite promising in terms of boosting health & performance and losing weight as well.
As good as it seems at first, everything in life comes with a list of side effects (just like your ex!)
Most of the expensive keto supplements include ingredients like ketones aimed at curbing your appetite, electrolytes to treat imbalances due to dehydration, certain vitamins and minerals, and other thermogenic ingredients such as caffeine.
Almost all of them claim to achieve ketosis within three days, enhance performance or boost mental clarity significantly.
The issue here is that these pills can make a dent in your pocket, and could also have some unintended, undesirable effects on your daily life.
Let’s go through some of the common Keto fat burner pills side effects:
Taking supplemental ketones cause a rise in leptin (the hormone that makes you feel full), and lowers ghrelin (the hormone that stimulates your appetite). The higher your blood concentration of ketones, the less hungry you will be.
But once you’re off the keto pills, the appetite-suppressing hormones will increase significantly from your baseline. You are more likely to feel physically hungrier than you did before taking the fat burner.
To combat this issue, stick to your low carb meal plan a few days after your supplement is finished.
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Most of the keto supplements are having electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, potassium) as their base ingredient.
The keto flu is a host of flu-like symptoms such as headache, cramping, exhaustion, diarrhea, and constipation, experienced during the first four days of the keto diet.
Brands such as KetoLogic provide electrolytes in supplement form, but they cost as much as $80 per container, and the basic ingredient inside is sodium.
Hence you’re literally spending up to 100 times more money than you would if you simply bought a container of sodium chloride, a.k.a. table salt! It’s about $1, max.
These keto fat burners also claim to beat the brain fog many people experience when they begin their keto journey. They do this by introducing more and more caffeine in your system.
The laziness and mental confusion is due to your brain not receiving enough glucose.
Research has shown time and again that these benefits can be derived only from natural tea and coffee, which contain caffeine along with natural antioxidants.
So while some of these supplements attempt to do the same (by giving beta carotene), their biochemical effects are not similar to drinking them in their most natural form.
Plus, there’s no surety that antioxidants are really present in those keto fat burners as the FDA doesn’t regulate supplements.
MCT stands for Medium-Chain Triglycerides, which are fat sources that are much quickly digested than the long-chain triglycerides usually found in fatty foods.
They are considered highly efficient because instead of being diverted among other organs that use these fat molecules, they go straight to your liver. MCTs further boosts the production of ketones.
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation are some of the possible downsides of MCTs in keto fat burner. Additionally, dietary supplements come with their own safety gamble, unless they are recommended by your healthcare provider.
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I personally have been on the keto diet on and off for more than 11 years.
I have gone through all the ups and downs in my journey. And by that I mean months of binge eating high-carb delicacies like burgers and pizzas, followed by months of strictly low carb meals.
One of the best advantages of using a keto fat burner is the insane energy boost you get! It made me get through my exercise routines with least efforts and on certain days double my workouts (not recommended though)
If you can’t commit to a low carb diet, these Keto diet pills are not for you. You will definitely, without question lose weight and keep it off as long as you don’t go back to unhealthy eating habits. (By that I mean having Pizzas and coke for lunch.)
If you are someone just starting out on keto, these keto fat burners can speed up your weight loss effects and keep you motivated. I saw a drastic increase in my energy levels and overall wellbeing (due to added minerals and vitamins in some of the products).
You may experience increased blood pressure when being on the keto diet. At first, I thought these supplements were the cause but later found out that its due to the keto diet (which is quite safe).
When the body goes into ketosis, it stores fewer electrolytes which in return causes side effects such as high blood pressure. To combat this, make sure you consume higher amounts of electrolytes and salt!
Keto fat burner helps you achieve ketosis so that you burn body fat effectively without having to spend hours at the gym. You will also enjoy benefits such as mental focus, high energy, endurance, and a suppressed appetite.
However, in order to harness the maximum benefit out of these supplements, you must pair them with a low carb diet.
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