Supplementation is wildly debated in fitness and dietary circles, alike, mostly by people who have no idea what they’re talking about. Whether you’re a body builder and you want to build muscle in a healthy way, or you want to get more fit and lose weight, supplementation is always recommended. It allows you to get what you can’t naturally receive from food. It’s not steroids or anything like that, so don’t let other people fool you. As far as dietary supplements go, they’re completely safe and natural, as long as you don’t use them as meal replacements.
If you want to lose weight, you will have to reduce your caloric intake. You will be hungry and you will hate it. You will hate your diet, you will hate doing anything, and you will feel like quitting every single day until you finally reach for that donut you were stopping yourself from doing, and then completely forget about your diet.
Supplementation can help you with those feelings. It will keep your mind on the right track. You know why you’re doing what you’re doing and that you have to move on. Some supplements stimulate the release of hormones that tell your brain you’re satiated so you don’t feel that hungry. It’s a lot easier to stay true to your diet if you don’t feel like you’re hungry all the time.
There is only one danger. Many people think that supplementation is some kind of magic that will allow them to eat whatever junk they want while still losing weight. This is not how it works. Diet pills are there to help with your diet, but they won’t automatically make those calories disappear. Calories in, calories out. If you get more than you need, you will gain weight, and if you get less, you will lose weight. This is the basic principle and no supplement can change that.