Supplements could help in weight loss efforts

Certain supplements could help trim fat, tone muscles

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HOUSTON - If you're one of the millions of Americans looking to lose a pound or two, doctors said certain supplements could boost your results.

Doctors and dieters have found along with the proper diet and exercise, drinking protein after a workout can help with fat loss and body transformation.  Also, supplements like whey protein and creatine, introduced the correct way, can help replace fat with muscle.

Fish oil is another supplement you can slowly introduce. Green tea is a popular supporter of weight loss efforts.  Doctors said you should always consult your physician before taking the supplements, which can be expensive and ineffective if not used correctly.

Supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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