$2,400,000,000… in the U.S. ALONE! What's that massive number for? That's how much the weight loss supplements industry makes per year in just the United States!
Now, why is it such a lucrative industry you ask?
Well, even though most won't admit it, the primary reason most of us will focus primarily on the usage of supplements and diet pills to help us lose weight is because we either don't won't to eat the right foods, we don't want to be bothered with fitness, or we just want to hurry up and get the fastest results possible.
In this article, I'm going to talk about one very important reason why you should not FOCUS on taking supplements for losing weight… and why if you do, your chances of getting results will be very slim… to say the least.
Now, when you look at that massive $2.4 billion dollar number, the one key thing to take into consideration is that it is not just one or a few companies that take a share of that number. There are SEVERAL products and companies on the market… and right there lies the problem…
There is so much to choose from!
When you have such a large number of different celebrities, T.V. shows, online websites, blogs, newsletters, etc. all recommending to you all types of supplements… and will then keep recommending to you later on a different supplement (*insert sarcastic face here*)… you can clearly see how this can become a problem!
What ends up happening for most is that they get overwhelmed and confused. With that, they end up first thinking that the only way to get in shape is by taking supplements, and second, they get paralyzed in making a decision because there's just so much to choose from.
You're going to hate me for this. But, I don't have a super secret solution. In fact, my solution to fixing this problem is something you already know deep down inside… and that would be to stop focusing on what supplement or diet pill to take and instead focus on getting proper nutrition and doing the right types of exercises!
I'm sorry I don't have some magical alternative, but really that's all it comes down to. FOOD is where you get the key nutrients that your body needs to lose weight, burn fat, and get you toned.
Of course you need to eat the right foods in the right way to ensure you get results… and that's where a highly effective and 100% all natural diet comes into play.
Exercising at least a few times a week with muscle training and cardio workouts is also of course a necessary part of you getting the body you've always wanted as well.
Now, I don't want you to get me wrong here. I'm not saying that all supplements are bad. What I'm saying is that your primary focus should be on eating the right foods in the right way and doing the right types of fitness.
If you happen to come across NATURAL supplements that can help improve your body and your weight loss goals (such as Chromium, Green Tea Extract, and Ecklonia Cava to name a few), and as long as you have consulted your physician, then by all means consider adding them ALONG with a good diet and fitness program.
Just remember this phrase: “A supplement is a SUPPLEMENT… not a REPLACEMENT.”