Diet and exercise are the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle and burning off excess fat. While there are no shortcuts, besides expensive surgery, nutritional supplements can help make your diet and exercise more effective. Below are four nutritional supplements that you should consider including in your diet and exercise plan.

White Kidney Bean Extract

White Kidney Bean Extract

White Kidney Beans

This stuff should be a part of your daily regimen. At a minimum, it should be a part of your regimen on the days that you want to eats some delicious carbs! In fact, carbohydrates are the greatest source of calories in most diets. But there is hope! The common white bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) produces an alpha-amylase inhibitor that binds to carbohydrates and prevents your body from absorbing carbohydrates and turning them into stored energy, also known as fat. [Source]

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia

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Garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a popular weight-loss supplement. People say it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too. You’ll find it in bottles on the shelf at the store as well as mixed with other ingredients in diet products. [Source]

Raspberry Ketone

Raspberry Ketone

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A 2005 study on mice fed a high-fat diet found raspberry ketone prevented weight gain in the liver, and gains of visceral fat (“belly fat”) that surrounds organs, according to the paper in the journal Life Sciences. [Source]

Forskolin

Some research suggests that forskolin may aid in weight loss and muscle building. In one very small study, overweight and obese men took 250 milligrams of a 10% forskolin extract twice a day. After 12 weeks, they lost more body fat and had a greater increase in testosterone levels compared to similar men taking a placebo. More research is required, but forskolin looks very promising as a weight loss aid.

Diet and Exercise

Usage of nutritional supplements should support not replace a good diet and exercise regimen. Check out this video from Brightside on simple exercises that do not require any special equipment other than a drive to do them regularly:

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