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CLA for Fat Loss?

December 15th, 2009

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) has been known to help with fat loss and preserve lean body mass. CLA is a fatty-acid found in dairy foods and meat from grass fed animals and is considered a “good fat” for your body.  By taking a CLA supplement you can add the good fat into your body without adding the calories from food; you just take the recommended dosage in a supplement form.  Some people take two every time they eat and believe that by adding the good fat in with their meal, their body won’t store the fat they have eaten.

Some scientists believe that America’s obsession with dieting means people are reducing good fats which are essential for a healthy body.  Without them, the fat we eat will be stored on our body instead of being converted into muscle.  This is why some claim that taking 3.5 grams of CLA on a regular basis leads to significant belly fat loss, because it seems to target the problem areas where fat is stored.  It could be that CLA has an ability to keep the blood vessels clean, which may aid in fat transport through the body. 

You have to remember CLA is thought to influence the fat to muscle ratio in your body when used as a committed, long-term supplementation plan.  It works independently from a diet and exercise program and shouldn’t be mistaken for a magic diet pill.  It has none of the effects that a diet pill has – it won’t boost your energy or curb your appetite.   Though CLA is a fatty acid that is already found in foods we eat, in order to reach beneficial levels of CLA in our body we probably need to take a supplement.  You can consider it a stimulant free weight loss option. 

You can buy CLA from many different brands, but what is important is that you find a trusted brand with a low enough price to fit your budget.  Results can only be obtained with a little patience, so you need a brand that you can buy on a regular basis without breaking the bank.

2 Responses to “CLA for Fat Loss?”

  1. March 31, 2011 at 11:08 am, David Oneal said:

    I truly pity women which have to suffer some of those miserable diets or intense routines to get a toned, attractive bellies. It’s good for guys that if we want muscle mass we’re going to shed our body fat on auto-pilot, as an upkeep expense of your muscles. All I am saying is I am glad I am a guy.

  2. April 04, 2011 at 10:51 am, Paul_Baeyens said:

    David, I wholeheartedly agree. -Paul

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