Would it shock you to know that one of the most popular stimulant on the market is also legal? That’s right – it’s caffeine.

As a personal trainer who used to be 20kg overweight I know for a fact that there is no “magic pill” when it comes to weight loss but if burning body fat is your goal the answers you’re looking for might be right under your nose.

How it helps you burn fat?

By stimulating your nervous system caffeine enable you simply to train harder for longer which in turns helps you to burn more calories. More importantly though, caffeine encourages (enables) your body to release fat that has been stored to act as a fuel for energy.

Caffeine is also a natural appetite suppressant so it should prevent you from taking in extra calories throughout your day.

How to use it?

If you aren’t looking to take a caffeine supplement then your best bet is coffee – black, about 30mins prior to a workout.