The holidays are over, and you may or may not have overindulged. Whether you had too many canapés, one too many decadent desserts, or an extra glass of wine, those holiday calories can equal post-holiday pounds. Before a few pounds turns into more, it’s a good idea to work on losing them now. Exercise is always an important aspect of losing weight and creating good health, but the role of certain vitamins, amino acids, and minerals in weight loss shouldn’t be underestimated.
Macro versus micro. Big vs. small. Macronutrients come from protein, carbohydrates, and fat. They provide our bodies with energy and furnish most of the nutrition our bodies need to function. Micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals, are equally as important as macronutrients, but we need them in smaller amounts. Micronutrients are necessary to optimize the ways in which our bodies work across many biological functions.
Amino acids are organic molecules that make up proteins in the body, and they are responsible for other biological functions that support health and well-being. Together with micronutrients, amino acids can play a weighty role in weight loss.
What They Do
Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids work individually and in concert with each other to impact:
- Fat storage
- Appetite regulation
- Preventing fatigue during workouts
- Regulation of blood sugar
- Supporting optimal insulin utilization
- Reducing sugar cravings
- Promoting lean muscle mass
The right combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids can be highly effective in your weight loss journey.
How They Work
Vitamins, including vitamins D and B-complex, play a vital role in the ways our bodies function. For example, vitamin D can help with:
- Weight loss
- Decreasing BMI
- Decreasing waist circumference
- Managing inflammation which can prohibit weight loss
While vitamin B-complex:
- Helps metabolize macronutrients
- Promotes muscle health
- Helps manage the fatigue that may prohibit exercise
Minerals are important in weight management, too. Chromium, for example:
- May reduce hunger and food cravings
- Can help reduce body fat
- Lends itself to the development of lean muscle mass
- Helps promote muscle development and function
- May help regulate glucose absorption
And zinc may:
- Reduce inflammation
- Decrease appetite
- Help with insulin resistance that makes weight loss difficult
- Decrease weight, BMI, and waist circumference
Amino acids, which are critical to innumerable biological processes in the human body, can help with by:
- Increasing the amount of weight lost
- Improving lean muscle health
Supplementation of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids can be highly impactful in weight management.
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Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.