Even though you may be overweight, you might not get all the nutrients you need. Dr. Ahmed and our knowledgeable team at Weight No More in Newport Beach, California, determine which vitamins and supplements help fill these gaps in your nutrition. We also recommend certain supplements to speed up your metabolism, which may be sluggish due to a variety of health issues, poor diet, or insufficient exercise.
Supplements to increase metabolism
Dr. Ahmed offers you the option of IV vitamin therapy. He suggests the following supplements to rev up your metabolism:
B-complex vitamins: These help metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, activating stored energy instead of letting it turn to fat.
Niacin, vitamin B-6, and iron: This impressive trio increases your body’s production of the amino acid L-carnitine to help burn fat.
Calcium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin B complex, and vitamin C: These provide nutrients that help you function better all around.
These also improve metabolism to assist your weight loss:
Green tea: Caffeine and catechins in green tea and other products may help with weight management.
Resveratrol: This compound, found in the skin of red grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and more, may help burn fat.
Capsaicin. Pep up your metabolism with jalapeños and other spicy treats to burn up to 50 extra calories per day.
Turmeric. Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, is an antioxidant renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to boost metabolism. Turmeric also helps maintain brain function, fight chronic illnesses from cancer to heart disease, and much more.
Follow the sun to increase vitamin D
A 2011 study showed overweight adults who took vitamin D and calcium lost more fat from their abdomens than those who didn’t. Vitamin D, which is a hormone, helps your body absorb calcium. To increase your levels, get sun exposure daily. You can also obtain vitamin D from a supplement or foods, such as salmon, tuna, egg yolks, and fortified milk, yogurt, and cereals.
Winning the weight-loss challenge
Dr. Ahmed and our team customize your plan to help you lose steadily and eventually maintain a healthy weight. We can help suggest:
- Supplements to assist your weight loss
- A meal plan to satisfy both your hunger and nutritional needs
- An exercise program you can stick with for the long run
Move it and lose it
Dr. Ahmed stresses the importance of a good exercise regime for successful weight loss. Exercise not only burns calories, but it also speeds up your metabolism and keeps your mind and body fit. It also helps stabilize your moods, keep your heart pumping, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. You get all this and more in return for just 30 minutes of exercise a day.
Let us help you look and feel your best
Our caring team at Weight No More helps you remain accountable for your weight loss. Your ultimate success begins and ends with you. If you’d like more information about how to achieve your healthy weight loss goals, give us a call or book an appointment online today.