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Slim Shots

Appetite control without side effects.

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  • Established: 2008
  • Founder: Royal DSM
  • Headquarters: Heerlen, Netherlands
  • Accessibility: Online, retail locations
  • Diet Type: Supplement, appetite suppressant
  • Gender: Male, female
BACKGROUND

If you're looking to curb your appetite, now you can take a shot. Slim Shots triggers the body's natural appetite control mechanism, also known as the ileal brake, satisfying users for long periods of time and in turn, allowing them to eat less, without sacrificing or depriving themselves of tasty foods. You can drink Slim Shots by itself or mix it with your favorite food or drink.

For the best results, you take two shots a day (20 calories each) the first week, then after that, just once during breakfast. Slim Shots is supposed to start working a couple hours after you take it. It has no stimulants, so there are no jittery side effects.

The company rightly advises that you need to do Slim Shots in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise.

PRO
  • The Slim Shots website offers clinical studies
  • It doesn't act like a cure all, stating that you need to live a healthy lifestyle as well
  • Convenient cups travel with you
  • No side effects
CON
  • Slim Shot is not FDA approved
  • There isn't a clear and concise idea of how it actually works, doesn't give specifics about how the ingredients affect change
  • Each shot contains 20 calories
  • Ingredient Phenylalanine (50% of aspartame), can have dangerous effects for diabetics and those with ADD/ADHD
  • Should not be taken by those patients with PKU
INGREDIENTS

Slim Shots contains natural oat, palm oil, artificial vanilla flavor, sweetener, aspartame (Phenylalanine) and beta carotene color.

Phenylalanine makes of 50% of aspartame, an artificial sweetner commonly used in diet products. ADD/ADHD patients and diabetics may experience negative side effects as a result of consuming this ingredient. Those with PKU, or at risk for PKU, should avoid Phenylalanine as it can cause brain damage or even death.

EXERCISE

Unlike many other supplement websites, the Slim Shots site gives relatively in-depth nutritional advice. The exercise advice is very rudimentary: Commit to work out three times a week for 30 to 45 minutes. It also advises that you join a fitness class or devise a home workout routine that incorporates both aerobic and strength training.

CONCLUSION

The editorial tone on the Slim Shots website doesn't lead you to believe that the company is in the snake oil business. There are clinical studies posted, and good advice about how you should eat and exercise. Even though the language is not over-hyped, there still is some question as to how Slim Shots actually works.

Ultimately, it's up to the consumer to decide if it's worth, um, a shot.

Common Misspellings

SlimShots, SlimShot, Slim Shot, Slimming Shot, Slimming Shots, slimshots.com


Related Diets: Akavar, Alli, CreVax, Hydroxycut, SlimShot Diet


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Angela

I have only been taking this for two days. I decided to go easy with just one a day. I put it in my morning coffee around 7am, the vanilla, then around 9 or 10 after I get the kids off to school I make my breakfast. Today I had a peice of low carb mulit grain toast and 1 hard boiled egg and got extremly nauseous, to the point of nearly vomiting. Yesterday when I took it the same thing happened but the urge wasn't as strong as today. Is anyone else experiencing this? Or does anyone know why it's happening. Thanks.

posted May 3rd, 2010 10:33 am



Candace Penner

I only bought this last night, so can't really give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. What I can say, is I bought the chocolate flavor of this, and it is nasty! It tastes like really nasty, weak flavored chocolate milk that is slightly oily. But, I will keep at it, and hopefully that combined with my daily Wii workouts will produce results.

posted Apr 24th, 2010 1:55 pm


Jamie

I saw a few comments saying SlimShots gave people headaches. I'm willing to bet it's the aspartame. A lot of people are sensitive to this artificial sweetener and get headaches from it. I used to drink a low-calories lemonade every day, and couldn't figure out why I was getting headaches so often. My doctor told me to cut out artificial sweeteners. The headaches disappeared. Try taking a pain reliever about 30 minutes before taking the SlimShot to prevent the aspartame headache. :)

posted Apr 21st, 2010 3:23 pm


*A*M*

I am 26 years old, 5??9 and currently 205 lbs. I gained 60lbs over the past three years due to many rapid changes that happened in my life. College graduation, promotion at work, house purchase, and a wedding all came around at the same time. My stress level increased and I was not moving around as much I used to. I quickly gained the pounds. At the end of the day I was too exhausted to go to the gym. I realized that it is time for me to make a lifestyle change. I have tried everything to get back to my original weight of 145lbs. Every other diet program I tried left me miserable and hungry all the time.



I purchased a box of slim shots last night because majority of the reviews seemed good. I used the first shot today around 1:00PM with a light lunch and a cup of coffee. I noticed that it really curbed my appetite (within fifteen minutes) and no side effects.



I bought the chocolate slim shots. The taste is pretty bad I have to admit. They taste as if they are expired. I mix them with a cup of orange juice and it helps get rid of the bad taste.



Three hours later I went to the gym and I have noticed that my performance extremely improved. I was on the treadmill for one hour and I felt that I had enough energy to keep going.



However, I noticed that I felt thirsty and that I was drinking a lot more water than normal.



Around 8:00 PM I started to feel hungry. I took another slim shot with a small turkey wrap. Within 15 minutes I felt full. This is amazing!!!! I am eating a lot less and I have more energy when I work out. I will continue to exercise six times a week and take two slim shots per day.



I will post my comments weekly to keep everyone updated with my results.



Increase in exercise and decrease in calorie intake can only result in weight loss. =o)

posted Apr 17th, 2010 10:06 pm


Barbara Knight

I like it, but, the last that I bought (Vanilla) had liile bits of stuff like soured milk in it, I would like to know if I should continue to drink it or should I throw it out and buy some more?

posted Apr 15th, 2010 5:11 pm


Heather

I'm on day 2 of taking the slim shots. I thought I felt pretty hungry today still, but when I looked at the food I ate for the day it was a lot less than I usually eat. I feel full. Worried about the potential ADD side effects but we'll see. My husband has ADD as well and he's been taking them for months without effect.

posted Apr 9th, 2010 5:59 pm


judy

my first shot was tues afternoon felt full. drank water following, wed took 2, still feeling full. hopefully continues. not as hungry as before.

posted Apr 8th, 2010 10:02 am


Sue

I have only been taking a few days and cannot really judge what results will be. I have had no side effects; the only thing that bothers me is that it tastes terrible; a rancid taste and I thought maybe I had gotten a bad box of product until I read that others felt the same about the taste. I have a glass of water and something ready to eat and as soon as I get the Shot down, I take a big drink of water and eat. Just hope that I see results.

posted Apr 6th, 2010 2:24 am


rayelynn

I have used this product for about 2 weeks, coupled with WW points system and so far I have lot 5 lbs. It is a slow process but I feel better that the pounds aren't fly'n off (especially since fast weight loss in a short time is a clear indicator that you will pack the pounds back on later). I have used the Chocolate & Vanilla and both are just fine. I think someone here said it best...Slim Shots isn't a mircle drug but if you are willing to workout, do portion control and make smart food choice you will come out just fine. I will post again with another update...not going to check my weight until 1 May. So far I am very please with the product...no side effecfts, the taste is fine and steady process make Slim Shots a winner for me...

posted Apr 6th, 2010 2:05 am


Beth

I purchased this 3 days ago after seeing a few ads describing how it curbed your appetite with no major side effects. I was also pleased there were no unreal claims like "lose 20 pounds in 3 days".

I will say the first day I didn't notice a difference, but the second day I noticed I was craving sweets less (chocolate is a HUGE problem for me). Today I noticed it worked much more. I take 1 with breakfast and another with lunch and that really does hold me all day. I do find myself thinking about eating and snacking alot, but, I think it's more a habit than a hunger.

I would reccomend this product. It helps you to realize most of your "grazing" is emotional and you can choose to continue this pattern or stop.

Give it a few days to work!

posted Mar 31st, 2010 9:03 pm


wendy

love this product!!! when i first tried it for the first few days it gave me diarrhia but that went away..the vanilla tastes alot better than the chocolate, i know they are both aweful for taste but do the vanilla. i am eating so much less and i feel fuller alot faster..

posted Mar 28th, 2010 6:12 pm


Beverly

I use it in my coffee, and yogurt. Works great. It does make me feel like I dont need to eat all the time...I have lost 7 pounds, but honestly I work out alot too, so with the shot, it can really boost weight loss...I would totally recommend this product....I gove it a huge A+

posted Mar 27th, 2010 8:10 pm


lorie

Just started today. I just wanted to say that the taste/smell is really not that bad. It did leave an after taste that I really could have done without, but one sip of coke took it away, so have a drink ready. But it was not so bad that it would make me not want to use it. I'm not really wanting to lose weight (but will be really happy if I do) but I'm going on vacation and really would like to NOT gain any.

posted Mar 26th, 2010 12:49 pm


rachel

i just started using slim shots last sunday, and i have to be honest, at first the taste was horrible (even the chocolate) but the result is awesome! it really does decrease your intakes. i am a 30 years old female who weighs 205 lbs. since i have started last sunday i am now down to 198 lbs. im not as hungry as i used to be, don't have snack cravings, am able to skip dinner now. i push aside my number 1 weakness, rice, i never thought i would be able to lose any weight again...but slim shot is it for me!

posted Mar 25th, 2010 7:30 pm


Vera

Is my second day, taking slim shots, yet I have no decrease in appetite, but I'll give the product time to work, I will finish the box, the taste are not bad if you take it with a liquid such as orange juice, smoothies, shakes, etc, thenI'll let you know the results of my experience with slim shots.

posted Mar 24th, 2010 3:56 pm


James

I want to try it!

posted Mar 20th, 2010 10:39 pm


Lizette

I love this product!! it works extremely well...no jitters and controls my hunger all day long.

posted Mar 20th, 2010 10:24 pm


Lucy

I started on Feb25 and I posted here about it. No more headaches after second day. I have to weight myself because I did not have the chance yet but i feel I might have lost a little, like 5 or 6 pounds. The good thing for me is I DO NOT FEEL HUNGRY like I used to. I have my slim shot with milk in the morning and then I only eat at lunch. I have a little snack around 4 because I always like having dinner with my husband, so i "save" my calories for dinner. Before using the product, I was hungry all the time and I needed bread and chocolate. Now I am fine. I do still have a little chocolate every other day, but that was dramatically reduced.

posted Mar 12th, 2010 1:50 pm


DIANE

I tried them for the first time yesterday. I only took one in the morning when I ate. It worked through the day, But in the late afternoon I was starving. Today so far so good I have had 2. Hopefully it works I really need to lose weight. I did notice that I was really thirsty during the day so I did increase in water drinking

posted Mar 10th, 2010 7:05 pm


brenda_in_ky

I have tried these too, I am not sure I like them I wish I had cought them on sale BOGO. I don't like the taste, also I am will try them again the correct way (for a week) then leave a real comment. But I see more yeahs...than nays..so I think it is a decent product.

posted Mar 10th, 2010 1:04 pm



 

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