Weight loss and weight maintenance therapy should be based on a comprehensive weight management program including diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy. The combination therapy is more successful than using any one intervention alone. Data has been published to suggest that commercial weight loss programs like Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig can help people achieve weight loss. These programs help explain calorie restriction, review exercise goals and promote group support and weekly weigh ins that make you accountable for staying on track. In addition there is some evidence based data to support these types of programs. Weight loss medication can be helpful in certain cases but have side effects and can be costly. In addition without the proper education regarding nutrition and exercise weight loss medications alone will not help you keep the weight off since most weight loss medications are only prescribed for a short period of time.
One great weight loss ingredient that has worked for me and many other clients is African Mango extract (also called Irvingia gabonensis). Without stimulants, it helps control meal size by helping your brain become more sensitive to natural satiety (or fullness) hormone leptin that is released during meals. When you eat less, you lose weight. African Mango also reduces inflammation, which helps your fat cells burn fat easier. As a bonus, it also levels bloods sugar and lowers cholesterol.
Just make sure you look for a product with the patented IGOB131 African Mango extract, because that is the extract that has been tested in 3 published clinical weight loss trials, whereas other ones (non-patented) on the market have not been tested at all.
Both African Mango and a good omega -3 can reduce C-reactive protein which can influence leptin levels. Leptin is the hormone that determines your hunger.