So today, as it’s Monday, and all diets MUST start on a Monday in girl world, I realised it was only 45 days until my summer holiday with my friends. I’ve been dieting since we booked it (February/March time) and nothing seems to be working! Or maybe I’m just not doing it right… But still, I’ve not lost the 173 stone I was planning to lose.
Then I realised I had a box of Skinny Sprinkles and the time had come to use them!
Skinny Sprinkles are a food supplement to aid weight loss, which are specially formulated to aid weight reduction by reducing snacking and eating.
The benefits include:
– reduces body weight
– reduces hunger pangs
– feel fuller for longer
– contributes to the formation of collagen (I don’t really know what that means either)
– prebiotic action
– gluten free
– high in fibre
– reduces tiredness and fatigue
– contributes to the function of healthy bones and teeth
Yep, this all sounds pretty good to me!
Basically, it’s a drink that helps you eat less- and my biggest problem in life is snacking (and my love for pizza…)
The box provides 21 servings and it’s recommended you drink 3 per day, one 30 minutes before each meal.
Each sachet is only 19 calories too.
By what I can see, the mixture gets thicker the longer it is reacting with water, so once it is in your stomach, it expands into a gel like substance that fills you up more than what you are eating. It sounds fairly strange when you think of it this way, but I’m willing to give it a go!
Each serving is in a small silver sachet, which is so easy to carry around in your handbag rather than lugging a big tub of powder or bottles of ready made drink. You mix the sachet with 200ml of water and you’re good to go.
The flavour I have is Strawberry Smoothie which sounded pleasant so I was looking forward to trying it.
So far, I’ve not eaten anything (I know, it’s bad) as I never have time for breakfast in a morning. Usually my breakfast is an apple and a cereal bar at my desk at around half past 10/ 11am so I’d already passed my breakfast Skinny Sprinkle mix.
With around half an hour to go until lunch, I decided it was time to make my first Skinny Sprinkle smoothie.
I poured the sachet into a water bottle and filled it about half full (estimating that this would be around 200ml.)
I then added water, gave it a mix and a shake and had my first sip.
I won’t lie, the taste isn’t AMAZING, but it’s easily drinkable. My first impression was a weak black current cordial.
At this point, I didn’t realise how thick it would get over time. After 15 minutes of sipping it I could feel the consistency changing and towards the end it had turned into a gel substance that was really difficult to swallow.
However, I finished it off and instantly felt so full! I could have easily gone without lunch but I thought the hunger pangs would be horrendous come mid afternoon.
For lunch I had a tuna salad, and instantly felt like I’d had a gigantic roast dinner – I was so full!
I was full the entire afternoon, so come 6pm, I decided to have another before tea.
I drank this one much quicker and it was a lot easier to consume! I’ll remember to drink these quickly from now on.
For tea, I had a low fat chicken and pasta meal, which was only 260 calories with some salad. Again, I felt really full afterwards.
After tea, I felt the need for something sweet so had a little bit of fat free vanilla yoghurt with some granola.
All in all, I’ve probably had around 1000 calories today (maybe a little more or a little less) and two Skinny Sprinkles concoctions and it was more than enough!
I have a really good feeling about these….
It’s also worth nothing that you need to drink a lot of water with Skinny Sprinkles! I’ve had about 2 litres today.
I’ll blog again next Monday with an update and see if I’ve lost any weight!
You can buy these at skinnysprinkles.co.uk and a pack of 21 sachets are around £17.
Wish me luck and let me know if you get some!