Fitness is and always has been a priority of mine typically throughout the year I focus on a routine that consists of plyometric training, swimming, free weights and body weight oriented exercises I rarely ever get on a scale and can typically assess myself by looking in the mirror to determine if I am on track with my body image goals.

All that being said once or twice a year I usually have occasions arise where simply being happy with my “body image goals” doesn’t quite cut it. perhaps it is the up coming reunion, or beach vacation or pool party where you want to do better than just be happy with how you look but also show to friends and family that you’ve still got it.

Over the years I’ve tried a variety of supplements to cut weight for those crucial occasions almost all of the supplements I have tried have been non-natural more aggressive fat burners like hydroxycut, lipo 6 etc and while I’ve had great success with these supplements recently I decided to try an all natural green coffee bean extract by adding it into my current supplement regime.

As you all know simply taking fat burners of any kind is not enough to help anyone get that ideal body that they might be looking for hard work, healthy eating and dedication are ultimately the most important components. However after a few weeks a taking green coffee beans I did find a definite improvement in my metabolism. Even after reaching my big day and entering into a small rest period my weight loss and muscle gains were mostly unaffected.

According to Doctor Louise Chang from

“Ground green coffee beans, taken daily, seem to spur steady weight loss, according to new research.

In a small, 22-week study, researchers found that 16 overweight men and women lost an average of 17 pounds. They took the green (unroasted) coffee beans in supplement form and, for comparison, took a placebo at a different point of the study.

They did not change their diet. They were physically active. They lost more while on the supplements than while on placebo. They lost the most when on the higher of two coffee bean doses.”

There are a variety of green coffee bean extract supplements available over the counter at most health and nutrition stores. One of the things that I personally liked about the Green Coffee bean extract supplements that I tried was that none of them came with the negative side effects such as jitters, nausea etc that are so often associated with other fat burners on the market today.

I have to give this new trend a 4.5 out of 5 as it does seem to very effective, inexpensive (avg bottle is less than $40.00) and has minimal to no side effects on most consumers the only reason I am not giving it full marks is because it is still early in the product life cycle and I feel more research is required to determine any additional potential positives or negatives.