There's no magic pill or silver bullet. If there was, don't you suppose everyone would have used it/them and no one would be overweight? You can't target fat loss in a specific spot, either. You *can* tone areas with specific exercise, but that's not what you're asking about.
Many diet aids have side effects which are at least as unhealthy as carrying excess pounds. In some cases, those side effects can be really dangerous - such as hormonal "aids." Our bodies function on a series of minute details, each of which have to be in accord with all others. If you fiddle with one, you strongly risk unbalancing the others. Hormones are especially notorious for this. You can get in deep metabolic trouble if you go that route without continual medical supervision.
Besides, using a "crutch" isn't going to help you learn a lifestyle which will serve your health from now on. I agree, it's frustrating for changes to occur so slowly. But it's healthier, and will give you time to adapt to a new way of eating. Hang in there. You'll reach the goals you've set for yourself, if you just persevere and don't let "magic" temptations lead you astray.
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fresh fruits and veggies are natural products you can eat that will help you lose weight. If I were to go back in time and give myself one piece of advice that would help me lose weight, it would be to eat 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each and every day.
If you want to lose fat off your belly, you really do have to eat right and watch your portions. If Americans suffer from anything, they suffer from portion distortion. They eat too much of the wrong food and not enough of the right food. QUALITY of the food you eat not only impacts your health, but your waistline too.
In short, don't buy into the hype. There are no fast ways to lose weight. The fact is, you didn't gain the weight overnight, it's not coming off overnight. Slow and easy really does win this race.
It takes longer to lose weight the closer you get to your goal. Just keep measuring & tracking your food, and also consistently exercising, and that will eventually do it.
If you are measuring and tracking your food, and creating a calorie deficit with exercise, and are still not losing weight, you could ask your doctor about your concerns. Certain medications can cause weight gain, and certain conditions can slow it.
If there was a guaranteed "natural product" that would eliminate the work of tracking my food and keeping up my activity level, I'd be all over it, but sadly there isn't.
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If there was a magic pill, trust me, you'd know about it. The only guaranteed way to lose weight is to make sure you're burning more calories than you put in. That deficit can be created through diet, exercise, or (more practically, imo) a combination of the 2.
While we're on the topic, you can't pick and choose where you lose weight from, your body does that and there's nothing in the world (other than surgery) that can change that.
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Hi, Is anyone aware of anything like that? I am working for a long time to lose some weight but I find it very difficult to lose the extra weight from my stomach. Can you recommend anything?
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