How a fat binder can aid weight loss

If you are committed to losing weight and have either found yourself starving most nights before you turn in for bed, or spending most of your non-office waking hours hunched over an exercise bike, you just might be interested in the role of fat binders when it comes to weight loss.

Fat binders?

A fat binder is a chemical substance that you ingest in pill form that aids weight loss by binding with the dietary fat in the food you consume. When taking a fat binder, the substance forms a layer of gel around the fat that is in your stomach upon consumption. The magic works when the gel around the fat disables the cells absorption of fat with any calorific value.

After the digestion process has passed, the fat simply remains in the stomach and is passed through the system as general waste.

Who’s it for?

Fat binders work best for individuals who enjoy high-fat foods. In the same vein, it won’t work for those whose diets are dominated by carbohydrates. So, if you’re finding yourself churning through several loaves of bread, then a weight loss plan combined with a fat binder may not work out for you.

Conversely, if you are finding yourself keen on starting a new weight loss regimen combined with exercise, then fat binders may be just right.

It’s important to bear in mind that fat binders will not bind with 100% of the fat that you consume, as the absorption rate will mostly depend on the brand and type of product that you are using. However, it’s safe to assume that a 25-50% absorption rate can be expected.

Sometimes referred to as fat blockers, if used properly, safely and regularly, they can help you lose and control your weight levels.


One of the main advantages of using a fat binder is that, unlike other solutions, they are virtually free of severe side effects such as an abnormally high metabolic rate or sudden and severe weight loss. The effects are generally achieved gradually and safely over a period of time as opposed to in a week.

There are currently many different types of fat binder available such as the XLS-Medical Fat Binder which has been clinically proven to help you lose up to 3 times more weight than dieting and exercise alone, and promises noticeable results within 4 weeks.

Other tips

Along with your new fat binder supplements, it’s worth taking note of other weight loss products. There’s nothing that aids in fat burning more than the following:

–          fish oil (aim for 6mg of Omega-3 every day),

–          oatmeal (fibre stays in your stomach and you’ll feel full for hours)

–          water (drinking lots of it will keep you replenished and stave off hunger pangs while helping you to burn calories

–          almonds and other nuts (another favourite to avoid that empty feeling)

–          olive oil (great for lowering cholesterol levels and a nutritious option to fulfil that daily allowance)

–          exercise (while supplements can do much of the work, exercise is a valuable way of staying healthy and managing your weight in the long term).