I first discovered raspberry ketones (or “raz keets” as my friends and I like to say) the same way most others did- by the one and only Dr. Oz. Although I am not an avid follower and really know nothing about this man, I read up on the supplement that evidently took the weight loss world by storm after he first put it on the radar. As it is, I’m not one for weight loss supplements but I somehow found myself lured in by the herbal, all natural vitamins.
According to Dr. Oz,
“This compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster.”
I’ve seen recommended doses range anywhere from 100mg-500mg a day, so I started with 250mg. I took the supplement every day for a month and combined with exercise (about 4 days a week) and a healthy diet (aside from my FroYo weakness) I definitely have seen results. My stomach feels tighter and more flat, and because the compound is all natural I didn’t feel like I was ingesting chemicals every day. Another plus is that it didn’t upset my stomach at all and I didn’t find myself running to the bathroom after taking them (Beware, some weight loss supplements have that not-so-pleasant effect on their users!). So in essence, I would recommend it.
But! There are skeptics out there, and tons of them, too. Sure it may be the placebo effect and I could just be eating healthier, in which case the raspberry ketones are just a hoax. That said, however, the worst that I’m doing is taking the equivalent of 90lbs of fresh raspberries without all the sugar. And I’ll take the flat stomach either way.
What do you all think about Raspberry Ketones and other diet/weight loss supplements?
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