I’m a big advocate of intermittent fasting not only because it’s a useful way to lose weight but because its a lifestyle.

With conventional diets (low carb, low calorie, low fat) we lose weight in the short-term but eventually drop-off and gain the weight back + extra weight.

Systems like Weight Watchers slimming world are very expensive ways to lose weight and again are largely unsustainable.

Fasting is it is a lifestyle, in line with that consistency and time is key.

A question I often get asked is how to speed up the weight loss process.

The fundamentals of weight loss are intermittent fasting, clean eating, exercise and mind interventions like meditation and cbt (to change our self image and associations with food).

There are how are supplements which have preliminarily been shown to have positive results on weight loss

I am very conservative about recommending supplements as there is so much fake and unproven stuff out there and so have only referenced compounds which have been shown to be effective in clinical trials.

I’m not big fan of supplements and they should only ever be an adjunct once you get the fundamentals in place.

Chromium is needed in small amounts to form a complex known as glucose tolerance factor this encourages the production of energy from sugar and lowers body fat.


Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is fatty acid that helps to regulate enzymes involved in the mobilisation and transport of dietary fats so that less fact is laid down in fatty tissues and more is transported to muscle cells


Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is a fruit acid derived from the grind of and exotic fruit that curbs appetite and blocks and enzyme responsible for converting excess dietary carbohydrate and protein into fat.


Chitosan is a fibre supplement derived from shellfish to buy its own weight to dietary fat when taking with new so that less is absorbed and more is excreted.


Zotrim are A blend of three plants which slow the rate of stomach emptying to help reduce food intake and help you feeling full. In one study 47 overweight people were divided into two groups those who took Lost an average of 11lb over 45 days compared with under 1 pound in those taking a placebo.


Iodine is essential for the production of thyroxine, a hormone that regulates metabolism. normal range from for thyroxine hormone is wide, with the upper limit three times  three times greater than the lower. Iodine is those who are deficient (often vegans are low in this) can produce thyroxine to increase metabolism.


An extract from green tea leaves was shown in clinical studies  to boost the rate at which the body burned calories by as much as 40% over a 24-hour period this is due to its ability to inhibit metabolic enzyme so that the level of noradrenaline increased the bodies thermogenesis. it also blocks the activity of intestinal enzymes needed to digests dietary fat so that RT percent less fat is absorbed overall


It goes without saying, you shouldn’t buy them all and that them all at the same time. You will have no idea of what is working if you do that. Take one at a time and finish the course, if it works stick with it, if it doesn’t, try one of the others on the list.

All consult your doctor when taking anything new and do not take if pregnant.