Hoodiestud saidSo....lately, I have been trying to get my body fat percentage down....so that my muscles will be much more apparent, especially in my mid-section region. I would like to slim my stomach down just a little more....well actually more torso in general. And i have been running for an hour for 5 days a week, burning up to 800 calories, eating the right foods, and right portions for the past 2 months. I have seen some difference, but not that much of a significance fat loss. Ive been thinking about trying some "fat-burning" products, but i want to know, is that going to far, considering I am already pretty small?? Or is it okay to take a few, until i am where i want to be??
Any information that has to do with pills, cardio and fat-loss would be GREATLY appreciated!
At 5'10" and 146, as your profile reads, you're incredibly thin and shouldn't be considering getting a whole lot tinier.
Chances are you're under eating, and over-training, and have your diet upside town. You need to quantify your numbers and more than likely you're under-nourished (you look under-nourished) and you need to eat more. Your body is probably in famine mode and you've taught it how to be a fat-storing machine, which is not what you probably want. You need to quanitify how much you're eating, and how much you're training and apply some science to it to see where it leads you.
Diet pills work mostly with caffeine, but some work with some other chemicals, too, invoking a shiver response. Coffee is a cheaper way of getting the caffeine, or green tea, but, the pills can be handy.
Note that most diet pills also act as a diuretic and will cause you to drop off 5 to 15 pounds in water weight. That's not fat loss. Just water loss.
Best way to get lean: Weights (to increase lean muscle mass and increase base metabolism), HIIT (to increase cardiac threshold and stimulate metabolism), calories (to activate metabolism and provide energy for intense physical activity).
It's all just science. Read, read, read, and read some more.
Find someone who understands, and looks, the way you want to, and hire them to help you. Starvation will only make you tiny with a slow metabolism. You have to "fuel the furnace." A flame without fuel barely burns at all.