Lose weight: Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is said to help reduce body fat
Yes, CLA works. CLA has been studied on humans, and there is significant evidence to show that it does work in reducing body fat.
Studies have been done on humans and animals using CLA, and it does seem to be effective in losing body fat, even with no exercise or change in diet.
I do use CLA, I lost most of my fat already, and lately my body weight never seems to change, but then again I am guilty of eating junk food every now and again.
I do cardio, which is only 20-30 minutes a day, whereas other people can do up to an hour of cardio a day to get lean.
If I changed my diet and cut out all the bad fatty carbo-loaded foods, and increased my cardio by another 10 minutes a day, I would lose weight. It is just common sense.
Maximizing your fat loss
- If you do not do cardio, start now. Aim for 20 minutes or more.
- If you already do cardio, increase the time by a few minutes each week, and mix your cardio with other cardio exercises (don’t just cycle, use other machines). If you feel the stepper is way too difficult to do, then do the stepper! Laziness is what is stopping you from losing the extra weight!
- Take the recommended dosage of CLA – follow the packaging dosages
- Cut out all juices and fizzy drinks, and drink water during the day
- Change your diet to a higher protein, low carb and low fat diet for enhanced results
Losing weight is never quick, it takes time, sometimes months – but starting now is the first step towards losing weight.
So what exactly is CLA, and what makes it work?
CLA does not suppress your appetite, and it does not increase your heart rate or blood pressure. It does not work on your nervous system at all, which is great news if you suffer from side effects when you take other fat burners.
CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid – it is a good fat found in foods such as meat and dairy products – albeit at low levels.
Getting CLA from a diet is not ideal as the levels are too low to be beneficial, and meats have high levels of saturated fats, reversing any positive effect the CLA may offer.
At least 1.4 to 3.0 grams per day dietary CLA is necessary to achieve body fat loss, and this can only be achieved by taking supplements. Studies have shown CLA to work in reducing body fat.
Taking high dosages of CLA is bad though, as it does not enhance the effect, it wastes your money, and it might cause health problems, so keep within the dosages on the packaging as the dosages on the packaging has been approved as being safe and effective .
Natural CLA in food