If fat loss supplements need another controversy, Tonalin CLA can help. Holiday binge eaters can rest at ease. If you take some Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), you can keep your weight and fat gains at bay – – or can you?
A recent study “sought to determine if CLA would help overweight adults reduce body fat and prevent weight gain during a six-month period that included the holiday season.”
What was the result of this study? In their press release, they call the findings “dramatic”. [Shudder] The CLA group lost 2.2 pounds of fat and 1.3 pounds of weight, while the placebo group gained 1.5 pounds of fat and 2.4 pounds of weight.
“CLA may serve a critical role in reducing the cumulative weight and fat gainâ€¦“, the study concluded.
I think the result of this study is dramatically depressing. Your body weight fluctuates constantly. You can lose, or gain, up to 10 pounds in water-weight. In fact, I have seen some clients with said body weight changes.
Even if we assume that water-weigh was not an issue in this study, the CLA group lost a ridiculously small amount of weight. On average, they lost 0.09 pounds of fat and 0.05 pounds of weight in a week. One can probably lose more weight just by sweating alone.
But perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this study is its message. Instead of encouraging people to make smart food choices, it seems to suggest that CLA can “buy” you a weight loss insurance.