New weight loss drink Slimsticks has been likened to a “gastric band in a glass”, due to the drink’s hunger busting properties.
Experts are raving about 40-calorie drink Slimsticks because of what they claim to be a “miracle ingredient” within it.
This magic ingredient, called Konjac, expands in the stomach to provide an instant feeling.
Konjac, a natural ingredient derived from a plant native to Asia and palm oil and oat oil, supposedly provides a long lasting feeling of fullness.
Supported by numerous clinical studies, Konjac provides a physical reaction in the stomach making the eater feel full very quickly, then after 3-4 hours the palm oil and oat oil get to work, fooling the brain and body into thinking there’s still fat to digest, which prevents the hunger signals that normally see us reaching for snacks in between meals.
Available in Strawberry, Vanilla and Double Malt, each sachet of Slimsticks has to be mixed with water and drunk three times a day before meals.
British nutritionist Jenny Dawes, who has worked with the likes of Ulrika Jonsson, said: “This is just another high fibre <<quick fix>> product which claims to make the stomach feel full quickly.
“There appears to be no stimulants and the side effects can cause flatulence and mild irregularity especially if you are not use to a high fibre diet.
“If the appetite is reduced and insufficient energy calories are cut then exercise – which is the best way to permanently lose weight and keep healthy – may not be performed due to reduced energy levels.
“Personally rather than <<sitting in the chair>> drinking <<quick fix>> products, which will not increase your lean body tissue muscle, why not get up and exercise go for a power walk, jog or run, which will lead to a healthier body and stronger mind which will permanently keep your body and mind healthy without any <<smelly odors>>. Simple!”