The first step to a ripped physique is to gain control of your appetite. These products can help.
By Jenevieve Roper, PhD, CSCS, CISSN, SFN
Surviving the holidays unscathed is hard enough as it is, but adding in the potential of weight gain from all the family meals you’re expected to attend, and it can seem almost impossible. Well, here you are. But now is the time to get back on track. One of the things that will help you return to the rigor of your diet and training is an appetite suppressant. And typically they work exactly how they sound: They keep raging hunger from derailing fat-loss efforts.
Now that’s just a simple explanation. Many appetite suppressants work by activating things such as cAMP and a-amylase inhibitor, which are molecules that reduce starch metabolism or delay gastric emptying. Either way, you end up eating less and hopefully dropping those unwanted holiday pounds.
Now there are many, many products out there that claim to have appetite-suppressing effects. After a thorough search through a lot of literature, we found the ingredients to look for that have the most promising results when it comes to suppressing appetite and helping you get shredded.
Caffeine: Our old friend caffeine is something we consistently mention. It has many different benefits, most notably its ability to elevate the metabolism and increase energy expenditure. But one of the few things we tend to overlook is caffeine’s ability to curb appetite. Ever noticed it? Well, it appears that caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and increase a molecule known as cyclic AMP. This will then start sending satiety signals from the liver due to increased lipolysis (fat breakdown), meaning you end up eating a bit less than normal.
A 2009 study indicated that after just 50 milligrams of caffeine, energy intake was reduced by