When you decide you want to get lean, you want it to happen as fast as possible, especially when the weather starts warming up. We’ve got good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that you need a little patience—you aren’t going to go from round to ripped in a couple of weeks. The good news is that, along with diet and exercise, there are a few supplemental secret weapons that can help make your beach body prep go a little quicker.
Here are a few body-shaping supplements you should consider adding to your arsenal of get-fit fundamentals when it’s time for your beach body prep.
The key nutrients in fat burners generally include caffeine, green tea extract (EGCG), yohimbine, forskolin (coleus forskolii), and others. The positive side effects of many of these nutrients, aside from simply ramping up fat loss, are boosted energy and mood, improved high-density lipoproteins, and in some cases, increased free testosterone. Testosterone isn’t just good for building muscle—it’s also known to help burn body fat.
Most fat burners should be taken with food (or as listed on the bottle), and because of the caffeine content, you’ll want to avoid using them late in the day or sleep could be disrupted.
Tight Xtreme Reloaded: The legendary formula that supports metabolism, healthy body weight, and aids with power and endurance.
Tight Fem: Formulated specifically for women as a potent thermogenic that can also curb appetite, boost mood, and reduce water retention.
L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine are renowned fat burners because they can enhance the fat-burning process by transporting fat into the mitochondria of cells, fueling your fat-burning furnace. L-carnitine also enhances muscle-force production, which is an obvious key to stimulating muscle growth and burning more calories.
L-Carnitine Power: A potent form of L-carnitine tartrate for effective fat burning, healthy metabolism, and improved cognition in a vegetarian-friendly formula.
ALCAR 500: The potent and easily absorbed acetyl-L-carnitine HCl version of this energy-boosting and fat-burning amino acid in convenient 500mg capsules.
We’re not just talking about building and/or preserving muscle while dieting and training hard. Protein is also considered thermogenic, which means it helps increase your metabolism to burn more fat. It also has a higher energy cost than carbohydrates, so if you’re serious about getting in shape, you should eat some protein at every meal.
100% Pure Titanium Whey: Easy mixing whey protein ideal for boosting protein at meals or using as a post-workout protein source, and it just happens to be delicious enough to curb your cravings for sweets.
100% Casein Fusion: The ideal slow-release protein for between-meal snacks, protein shakes, or for using before bed to make sure you avoid going into a catabolic state overnight.
RawFusion: Delicious, plant-based protein with an amino acid profile that rivals milk-based proteins but with no dairy, soy, or animal proteins, making it ideal as a balanced protein choice for anyone.
Use any or all of the recommendations above for your beach body prep, and get ready to be in the best shape of your life whether you’re going to the beach or not. You’ve got nothing to lose…except all that unwanted body fat.