Skinny Fiber is all over the net. Sneak into any teen chat room and you’ll find plenty of talk about the subject, not only as a weight loss supplement but also as a great business opportunity. It seems pyramid selling has finally reached the younger generations but what is this new diet pill everyone seems to be touting.
Any attempt at researching this product leaves one with a general sense of confusion as you try to decipher intriguing catch phrases that frankly make little physiological sense (with a striking lack of reference to any food plan).
Hmmm, I thought enzymes
were a nutrient in their own right…and created by the body itself? In fact the
active enzymes contained in the product (Amylase, lipase and protease) are digestive enzymes normally
created by the pancreas, only prescribed to
people as a supplement when diseases such as chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis or cancer of the pancreas have damaged normal
Their claims are fast and furious, proclaiming weight loss success unlike anything you have experienced before – followed of course by statements such as “May help promote weight management”, to which the accompanying necessary small print appears to be well hidden or indeed missing. In fact the only ‘small print’ to be found is extensive details about how to become a distributor and the terms and conditions of this financially fantastic partnership.
But placing skepticism aside for now it appears there are three primary plant based ingredients; Cha De Bugre, Glucomannan and Carraluma all of which do have recognized properties that can actively assist with appetite suppression, however doubtful in the quantities contained in each capsule.
Unfortunately claims such as “the natural weight loss ingredient Carraluma, will burn more calories and melt away the fat without doing any extra work”, sounds a little unrealistic. Movement is always good for the body.
There also is no diet plan or even very many dietary recommendations to follow while taking the capsules, except you are apparently expected to eat less than you normally would and cut out sugar and processed foods. That I believe is where the weight loss comes from. No surprises there.
There is no disputing that fiber is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet, along with exercise and adequate water intake. If you are looking to become part of a weight loss movement that promotes community support then Skinny Fiber may be for you, however there are cheaper and healthier options available.
All three active plant ingredients can also be found as individual supplements at your local health food store and often at a much cheaper price - along with the correct associated nutritional advice and warnings.
On a personal note:
I did try Skinny Fiber for myself but it didn’t last long due to the overwhelming amount of painful gas and bloating I experienced. I know that this is not necessarily a bad thing but it did not fit my lifestyle, I simply couldn't go to work like that! J
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