Holidays are just around the corner, and we all know what that means—celebrations filled with family, friends, and heaping plates of delicious food! Here at It Works, we believe healthy, whole food options and proper nutrition are the best choices when it comes to eating, but we also know that no one is perfect, especially around the holidays. That’s why we came up with Advanced Formula Fat Fighter with Carb Inhibitors.
This special cactus-based supplement gets its fat-fighting and carb-blocking abilities from the It Works proprietary blend of natural ingredients, along with NeOpuntia®, a powder made from the “prickly pear” cactus. These ingredients form a gelatinous membrane around the fat from your foods while it is still in your stomach, which then allows the fat to pass through your body naturally, instead of sticking to your arms, thighs, or tummy.
But Fat Fighter does more than help save your waistline from fatty foods; if carb cravings are your vice, then you’ll be happy to hear that Fat Fighter also has carb-blocking properties.
It’s true. There are many products that claim to block carbs and limit fat absorption from foods, so how can you be sure you’re getting the best one?
Here’s a handy checklist:
Many products use shellfish, a common allergen, to provide fat-binding properties. Advanced Formula Fat Fighter with Carb Inhibitors, on the other hand, uses NeOpuntia®, a powder made from the “prickly pear” cactus that is 100% kosher, vegetarian, and harvested through a gentle, environmentally-friendly process.
The unique formulation of Fat Fighter captures all the benefits of opuntia ficus indica (“prickly pear” cactus), a natural plant that has been known for centuries to provide exceptional nutrition through its high dietary fiber content, 17 essential amino-acids, and minerals. Thanks to its unique balance of soluble and insoluble fibers, opuntia ficus indica has quickly become the preferred ingredient for a high fiber substance with lipophilic (fat-binding) properties.1
Did you know that, overall, 95% of fat absorption actually takes place in the small intestine, not the stomach? This is due to the presence of pancreatic lipase in the small intestine. While a different type of lipase (lingual lipase) is present in the stomach, pancreatic lipase is simply a more effective fat-buster. So if you can protect the fat from your meals from being absorbed in the small intestine, the amount of fat that your body (literally) hangs on to can be dramatically minimized.1
That’s what is so special about Advanced Formula Fat Fighter with Carb Inhibitors. The proprietary blend and NeOpuntia® fiber interact with fats while they are still in the stomach, forming a protective, fibrous gel around them that keeps the fats from being absorbed while carried through the small intestine.
Can you imagine having to plan ahead for the times when you are going to “cheat” on your diet? Many solutions require just that—taking a pill up to an hour before your planned meal.
Fat Fighter is different. Because it works in the stomach, Fat Fighter can be taken 15 to 30 minutes after you’ve—oops—eaten that gooey piece of cake or fried dish that you just couldn’t resist. And this is actually the most effective way to take Fat Fighter.
After you’ve eaten, food stays in your stomach anywhere from 15 to 120 minutes. Since fats have a lower density than water, they float to the surface of the stomach during the first phase of digestion, placing them in the perfect position to mix with the fat-binding and carb-blocking ingredients in Fat Fighter. Simply take one to two tablets 15 to 30 minutes after your meal for optimal results.1
In this video, we’ve taken two Fat Fighter tablets and mixed them with olive oil and water to show just how effectively Advanced Formula Fat Fighter with Carb Inhibitors binds to fat from foods.
From our It Works family to yours, we wish you happiness, health, and a trim waistline this season as we all embark into the holiday season! To go a step beyond managing your mistakes with Fat Fighter, try the delicious, metabolism-boosting recipes that our own FITworks creator, Carla Burns, R.N., C.P.T. has put together for all It Works Loyal Customers and distributors.
Not sure where to start? Try these festive fall recipes featured in this issue of Living It Up. Carla recommends eating FITworks meals (visit FITworks community for the recipe database) daily paired with two It’s Essential bars for best results.
And since we can’t always eat perfectly, keep a bottle of Fat Fighter handy at all times—just in case!
1. Reference: Neopuntia® – the healthy lipophilic fiber.BIOSERAE Laboratories.