Sometimes we can be tempted to fixate on the DIY lifestyle. After all, do-it-yourself projects are all over social media, and doing projects ourselves can be extremely rewarding.

In general, though, there are some things to consider, and the first is expense. Sometimes it can cost far more to build a bookshelf than simply purchasing one. Fat burners are no exception.

We’ll break down common ingredients in fat burners and then recommend some cost effective ways to meet your goals.

What Goes Into Homemade Fat Burners

Before you start any recipe you need a shopping list. For most effective homemade fat burners, you’re going to need to go to a specialty fitness or health store. Here are some common ingredients to look for:

  • Cayenne pepper or Capsaicin powder.
  • Creatine.
  • Caffeine.
  • Fiber.
  • Green Tea.
  • Lemon Juice.
  • Black Pepper.
  • Ginger.
  • Turmeric.

The most common way to blend these all into a digestible fat burner is to mix them into some kind of juice or shake. It shouldn’t surprise you that all of those ingredients together don’t make a very palatable beverage.

Many people go the route of combining various of these ingredients into two, three, or even four beverages they take throughout the day. By finding the right balance between only a few ingredients taken together, some people find they’re able to tolerate the ingredients easier. Also, some of the ingredients can be purchased in capsule form, and taken that way.

The Better Alternative

Before you’ve gotten very far down the list above, you may have noticed that it has gotten a little expensive. Or very expensive. That’s because of complex supply and demand economic factors that are quite beyond this article. But suffice to say that unless you’re buying creatine by the truckload, you’re going to be paying the retail price.

By contrast, we’ve compiled a list of the very best fat burners on the market (also find best fat burners for women and best fat burners for men here), many of them available for a dollar or two a day. And almost all of them with money back guarantees. That means if they don’t work, you get your money back. There’s no way you can get that deal on ginger from the supermarket.

The other benefit of going for the purchased fat burner is that you’ll get rare or impossible to find ingredients like glucomannan that will help far more than simple fiber supplements you can get at the store. Also, some products contain proprietary ingredients you won’t be able to find anywhere.


For the sheer thrill of drinking a turmeric and green tea cocktail that has all the spice of cayenne and black pepper, there’s nothing better than a homemade fat burner recipe. But for cost effectiveness and making sure you’re using a product that will actually work, there’s no replacement for the proven products we’ve reviewed.

About the Author

Steven has been into health, nutrition, and fitness for over 10 years, and has a degree in Physical Education and Coaching. He is an expert in supplements and is devoted to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals and live their best lives.

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