Total body weight takes into account all body elements, such as organs, muscles, bones, fluids, fat, etc. The weight loss process depends on a negative energy balance (spending more calories than the ones consumed), but there are nutraceuticals that can help the body to increase this deficit. Among them, there are supplements like thermogenics, fibers, appetite suppressants, fat absorption blockers and some others.
Weight Management and their sub-outcomes
Appetite include physical hunger, subjective appetite (desire to eat) and satiety. These aspects are controlled and regulated by hormones (leptin, ghrelin, serotonin, etc.) that act in the gastrointestinal tract and in the brain through negative feedback. In addition to hormones, appetite is also influenced by metabolic factors, hydration, blood glucose, intestinal motility, among others. The nutraceuticals that influence appetite are those that regulate the hormones involved, assist in satiety, benefit the gastrointestinal tract, improve blood glucose, among others.
Fat loss is a different process than losing body weight, because when you lose weight, it does not necessarily mean that there is fat loss. For fat loss to happen, caloric deficit and practice of exercises are necessary. There are certain supplements that assist the metabolism of energy and nutrients, which cause the body to control appetite, increase its metabolic rate and reduce the absorption of macronutrients during digestion.
Thermogenesis is the body's energy production process, responsible for regulating internal temperature and all natural energy processes. There are some nutraceuticals that can amplify this process, such as caffeine and other thermogens.