Weight loss supplements attract a bit of a bad rap in some circles and this leaves many people skeptical of their efficacy. Far too often, desperate users look at the latest and greatest supplement as a panacea for all their ills. The problem with this thinking is that although supplements can help, they cannot do the impossible. You should think of supplementation and weight loss like trying to drain a bucket through a hole in its bottom — supplements will help to enlarge the hole in the bucket but, if you just keep filling the bucket faster than it can drain, the bigger hole is all for nothing.
Forskolin is much like this metaphorical hole in the bottom of a bucket. It increases the size of the hole by inducing lipolysis(1) simply stated, a process that breaks down fats, which is a huge advantage when you’re trying to manage your weight. Of course, even with supplements, there is a limit to how much fat your body can break down. The bucket metaphor should be quite clear by now and, in case it’s not obvious already, food is like the water to this metaphorical bucket.
This is why it is critical to have a diet plan in place when using Forskolin. Increasing the rate at which your body burns fat is not enough to guarantee success, you need to make sure that you’re not just replacing the fat as soon as it’s burnt. With this is mind, let’s go through the most important steps to consider when utilizing a Forskolin diet plan.
Burn Fat, Don’t Eat Fat
With the weight loss mechanism of Forskolin being lipolysis, it makes sense to avoid eating fats. Eating fats will only set the Forskolin to work on the newly ingested fats rather than the fats your body has already stored. While the Forskolin may help to prevent you gaining any additional weight when eating fats, you will only lose weight when the Forskolin can act of existing fat deposits. Therefore, avoid fats whenever possible.
Processed Foods can Ruin the Process
Processed foods typically contain much more sugar than you would expect. The problems associated with added sugars in processed foods are relatively well publicized now(2), but it is still worth mentioning that they should be avoided because they can be problematic for Forskolin users. By consuming foods that contain added sugars, you will cause your body to experience an insulin spike. This in itself is nothing to be alarmed about as, in a healthy human, an insulin spike is just a mechanism through which your body controls its blood sugar levels. The problem for Forskolin users is that, in the presence of higher insulin levels, your body will not only attempt to store more fat than normal, but it will also attempt to inhibit the breakdown of fat(3). Remember that Forskolin works by helping to break down fat, don’t help your body to jeopardize the process.
Feast on Fresh Food for Fiber
Fresh fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, thus they are a great way to fill up. This has the dual benefit of not only filling you up faster for fewer calories(4) but also promoting better metabolic health(5). As Forskolin speeds up your body’s metabolism of fats, it is important to have good metabolic health in place to support this process.
Combine with Caraway
When combined with Forskolin, Caraway can assist with dramatic weight loss. Caraway is a powerful appetite suppressant(6) that has been demonstrated to be an effective weight loss supplement, even when used in isolation from any other techniques(7). As Caraway acts as an appetite suppressant its mechanism of action is different to that of Forskolin, thus taking one does not make the other redundant. Quite the opposite actually, combining Forskolin with a natural appetite suppressant will make for dramatic weight loss results.
With the exception of Caraway, all of this advice largely falls into the category of common sense weight loss advice. With the theme of common sense being our focus here, the final piece of advice is that it’s important to get regular exercise. There’s no need to join a gym or begin a strenuous regime, just make sure you move each day. A couple of short walks here and there, a little vigorous housework. You’d be surprised how many opportunities you have each day to add a little activity to your schedule.