Ever wish there were a vitamin you could take to erase stubborn fat? Good news: Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), dubbed the “liposuction nutrient”, has been found to slow production of lipase, an enzyme that tells the body to store fat. Plus, CLA helps build lean, fat-burning muscle and increases functional strength to keep you nimble as you age. In one study, women who supplemented with the nutrient (a type of fatty acid) for 12 weeks shed 20% of their body fat without dieting or exercise. Aim for 1,400 to 3,000 mg. daily. Try: Uni Key CLA-1000 (UniKeyHealth.com)
Wouldn’t it be great if something you enjoy daily could boost your health and melt fat? Good news: Sipping your morning coffee will do just that! The brew has gentle diuretic properties to flush water weight. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, the most abundant of which is chlorogenic acid (CGA). CGA curbs appetite boosts metabolism by 50% and cuts blood-sugar fluctuations in half. So you stay slim and lower your risk of diabetes. Even better? Opt for medium or light roasted brews, which have more CGA.