We’ve all heard the statistics: Two out of three adults in the U.S are considered overweight or obese. While media reports typically focus on those people who are 20, 30, 40 or more pounds overweight, there are countless others who are struggling to lose just 5 or 10 pounds. That amount of weight may not put you at risk for diabetes or hypertension, but it can definitely still impact your confidence and overall quality of life. And I know that, for many people, losing that last five pounds can be more difficult than losing the first 50.
If this applies to you, I suggest starting with the basics: Review your current eating and exercise habits, identify areas where there’s room for improvement, and then put a new plan in place that can help you boost your metabolism and peel off those last few pounds. Part of that is incorporating healthy nutrients into your diet. Below are the nutrients that best aid in weight loss and where to get them:
- A high-quality protein powder will ensure your body gets the needed protein to build lean muscle and burn fat, while also helping to regulate calorie intake if you replace one meal with a smoothie or protein shake.
- A green superfood powder will help you get in the necessary vitamins from greens with minimal calories. Look for one that contains fat-burning compounds like green tea, coffee, chlorella, and wheat grass juice.
- Finally, a fish oil supplement that contains vitamin D will help reduce inflammation, support muscle synthesis and balance hormones, which will aid in additional fat loss.
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