TMHS 061: 7 Fat Loss Herbs That Really Work (And Supplement Mistakes To Avoid!)

Whenever you hear “billion dollar industry” your ears should perk up automatically.

With the supplement industry banking billions of dollars each year, there are more and more products hitting the store shelves all the time. More money in play, and more unregulated claims, means someone is usually getting screwed along the way. That somebody is you, the consumer.

So, which fat loss herbs really work? And how do they stack up to the other lifestyle factors like diet, sleep, and exercise? Today you’re going to find out the surprising truth about these 7 fat loss herbs, plus critical supplement information that will help you make better decisions for a lifetime.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why most fat loss herbs don’t actually work.
  • The medicinal herb clinically shown to block your body from producing more fat.
  • How caffeine works in burning fat (this is must know information!)
  • Why your unique metabolism determines how caffeine will work for you.
  • Why some sources of coffee can be dangerous for your health.
  • Which proven performance enhancing herb can improve your insulin sensitivity.
  • How to make a potent fat loss elixir.
  • What adaptogens are and why they’re important.
  • How everyone in our modern society is bombarded with estrogenic compounds.
  • Why testosterone is important for both men and women.
  • Why it may not matter as much if you “eat local” in our world today.
  • Which historic fat burning herb improves insulin sensitivity and blocks cells from completing the fat storage process.
  • Which fat loss herb in your spice cabinet is proven to regulated blood sugar, lower LDL cholesterol, and normalize glucose metabolism.
  • How a prized compound found in cayenne pepper can actually shrink your fat tissues.
  • What “thermogenesis” is and how it impacts weight loss.
  • Why “biopotentiators” can radically improve the benefits of other nutrients.
  • How hCG really works (get your umbrella ready!)
  • Why calorie restriction can damage your hormones (for in-depth info on this click here.)
  • What the major pieces of a fat loss lifestyle are.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Unstoppable Fat Loss Webinar
* Sleep Smarter – Book
* Why Cutting Calories Will Never Work For Long-Term Weight Loss
7 Fitness Fads That Don’t Work – Podcast
* ReWild Your Workspace

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  • gigi
    23 Jul 2014, 11:17 pm

    Please help. I need and want to lose 10kgs or a little more. GIGI

  • Anthony
    24 Jul 2014, 7:02 pm

    Great podcast. I loved hearing about the different herbs to take.
    Where would you recommend purchasing Pu Ehr or Shilajit from? Going down to the corner supplement store doesn’t have it, and every website has completely different prices for gram and therefore I assume the quality can be worse and better and who knows,

    Any recommendations to a good supplement store would be greatly appreciated.


    • Shawn
      14 May 2015, 8:04 am

      Anthony, I’ve tried many different brands. My favorites right now are Ultimate Superfoods or Ojio for Shilajit and you can find Pu Ehr at any Whole Foods Market.

  • Walter
    25 Jul 2014, 5:56 am

    I am with Anthony, I would like to know where the best sources to find shilajit and Pu Ehr.

  • Steve
    25 Jul 2014, 10:06 pm

    I’d love an entire show on tea. Where to find good sources, how to make it properly and the benefits. I know you mentioned a couple of other teas on the Abel James show.

    • Steve
      26 Jul 2014, 2:26 am

      You could also add smoothies to a show on tea.

  • Jamie Tomlinson
    6 Aug 2014, 11:15 am

    Thanks for another enlightening episode. This episode interested me on two fronts. Firstly I am coming to then end of my own fat loss journey having lost 36 pounds from my heaviest to now – who knew following government guidelines would make me fat and ill… My diet now is pretty clean and my main indulgence is fruit based but only one piece a day etc. I seem to have hit a plateau and am now wondering if some of these ideas will help me with the final few pounds I know I have left to lose.

    The other side is the fact my wife has mentioned fat loss supplements and I have erred on the side of caution when talking about them stating that diet should be the primary focus – glad we agree on that one. She also mentioned raspberry ketones / green coffee extract which seems to be making the headlines at the moment. I was hoping you might mention these in this podcast either to confirm or debunk? My initial thoughts are that it seems so hyped and almost mainstream that it probably has some roots in truth but the supplement form is probably low in efficacy / potency. Would appreciate thoughts on this?

  • K Khan
    7 Sep 2014, 9:41 am

    A great poscast. Thanks. Just a question about cinnamon. I read it on the internet that it triggers headaches and migraines? what is you say on this?

    Thanks again.

  • Josselyn flores
    18 Feb 2015, 3:33 pm

    Hi, i would love to know your recomendations to where buy the best quality of Shilajit and Puerh. Thank you!! Your podcast its awesome. Thanks so much for sharing great stuff to us.

    • Shawn
      18 Feb 2015, 9:32 pm

      Josselyn, it’s my honor, thank you!

      For the Pu-erh tea you can simply grab some from an organic tea company like Numi. For shilajit I like Ultimate Superfoods or Ojio.

      • Josselyn flores
        11 Mar 2015, 11:02 am

        Thanks so much. I always listen to your podcast and every time I learn something new and I try to do everything you recommend. I’m 20 years old and I’m very interested in health and human behavior and for sure the way we behaved have something to do with our diet and I want to be the best I can to make this world better by making my self better. I feel healthy and with a lot energy and I always want to feel like this young and healthy. I’m very thankful there are people like you making a difference in this world by helping other people. Besides helpful your podcast it’s also very fun to listen too. My English its not perfect and by listen to podcast like yours and others I learn new words and I’m just trying to improve in eveyway I can.

        • Shawn
          11 Mar 2015, 2:53 pm

          Josselyn, I think this is one of the most beautiful messages I’ve ever received. You are amazing, and I have so much respect and admiration for you. Lots more good stuff coming your way 🙂

  • Josselyn
    14 Mar 2015, 5:50 am

    Thank you Shawn, I’m very excited to give some of these healthy stuff to my mom. 🙂

  • Kim
    12 May 2018, 7:57 pm

    What is your take on the intermittent fasting and ketosis plan?

  • 28 Dec 2018, 3:24 am

    Thanks for sharing this information.