Once you decide on an eating and exercise plan, there are extra measures you can take to boost your weigh-loss efforts. Herbs and supplements can help turn fat into muscle, reduce appetite and boost energy and endurance levels. Many herbs boost your metabolism and resting thermogenesis (resting metabolism).
Medical herbalist Dominique Finney says the best time to lose weight is when you are resting. "The most effective weight-loss programs incorporate herbal medicines with exercise. The aim is to keep your energy boosted all day and night, even when you are sleeping. "Herbal medicines can also assist with detoxification of the liver, digestive tract and bloodstream. We all carry from three to 10 kilograms of excess putrid matter in our digestive tract and the herbs help eliminate this." We look at the most common supplements.