Losing weight is not a magical thing that can just happen instantly, but it is still possible to be done. You need efforts and strong motivation to have a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps, some of you already feel depressed because you have followed all type of diets to lose weight, but there is no positive results. Even, you feel frustrated every time seeing your number on weight scale. You have tried to hold your hunger and eat healthier, but the result does not make you happy. In the end, you allow yourself to have sweets as an excuse to relieve your frustration. “Around 100 percent of women and 70 percent of men experience food cravings in any given year. Entirely separate from hunger pains, which can be satisfied with a variety of foods, food cravings make you yearn for a taste of something very specific, usually a food rich in sugar, salt or fat,” said Dr. Mercola (2011).
You may be wondering how some people can successfully lose weight. Of course, those people have experienced the ups and downs of losing weight. People who wants to lose weight, normally they cut the fats and carbohydrates on their diet, but there are other things that you must remember as well. If you won’t be eating carbohydrates, it will be very difficult for your body to do its everyday activities. Then people start to look for another dietary supplements for supporting their diet. There are a lot of losing weight supplements bombarded people with a guarantee of a success in losing weight. However, are those product safe to be consumed? What are the side effects? These are the most important questions that many people ignore because they are being charmed by the promotions of those losing weight supplements.
A recent studies by natural health practitioners, found that they can control their sugar craving through a chromium supplement. Chromium helps to move blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells to be used as energy and to turn fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy (WebMd). Some studies showed that chromium supplements helps people with diabetes type 2 and insulin resistance. Another study proved that simply taking 600 micrograms of chromium for 8 weeks significantly reduced carbohydrate cravings (Jeff S. Volek). Chromium supplementation is safe with no reported significant side effects. Effective doses seem to be in the range of 200 to 600 micrograms (0.2 to 0.6 mg). It is generally sold in 200 microgram capsules or tablets.