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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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Maci

i just bought the vanilla. it tastes something like play doh or crayons. it is not good at all. but it seems to be working. i am eating less.

posted Jul 14th, 2009 12:38 pm


JOY

Tastes awfull like its old.

posted Jul 10th, 2009 1:10 pm


bobby

It only works because it taste disgusting and you can't get the disgusting taste out of your mouth so ofcourse you lose your appetite.

posted Jul 9th, 2009 11:58 am


sammy

i have been taking the slim shot drinks for 5 weeks now and i have lost 10lbs its great. i didnt like the taste at first it was horrid but i gave it a go and i really enjoy them. Dont just not do it because of the taste. i got use to it so will you. i feel great its the best thing i have done so far

posted Jul 9th, 2009 7:24 am


deb

I clicked on "I like it" but I have mixed feelings. These taste rancid. .I don't know if that is normal or if they really are rancid. They do not taste at all sweet. I am mixing mine with yogurt (doesn't disguise the taste much) What's good about it: I have to say that I don't have the appetite. I have lost 2 lbs in about 4 days.

posted Jul 7th, 2009 11:07 am


Traci

What about the chocolate I am going to try it have hysterectomy a year ago have pout on 30 lbs nothing seems to work

posted Jul 3rd, 2009 3:40 pm


Cindy

The taste, is AWFUL! Basically like melted playdough, but the results are very noticable. After one day of using, I did notice a big difference in my appetite, but I decided to go the hard way, because of the awful, awful taste. Some may not mind the taste, but I know I did.

posted Jun 27th, 2009 4:01 pm


LC

This is my 2nd week on SlimShots and I'm pleasantly pleased! I've lost 4 pounds and my clothes are feeling less snug. I'm only trying to lose 10 pounds and I'm almost half way there. The taste isn't horrible, I drink mine straight. I'm still drinking two a day because that seems to be working for me. I'm eating less, no snacking and no cravings. I can honestly say its working!

posted Jun 25th, 2009 11:49 am


Cristiane

The taste is terrible and I am still very hungry. I am on a diet and therefore I may have lost some pounds but I am sure it was not because of these Slim Shots. I feel like I've just wasted my money! I don't recommend it!

posted Jun 24th, 2009 2:34 pm


rebecca

I only took on shot last night and usually in the morning I'm starved but I didn't realize I hadn't eaten til hours later. My Mothers been doing these shots once a day and its been a month for her and shes lost 20lbs without exercising . Go to walmart and get these! they are cheap and have some faith because these actually work. My husband is now taking them and hes really impressed as well. You never know til you try them!

posted Jun 24th, 2009 2:17 pm


ana

I started 4 days ago. I'm not "overweight" but I've gained about 15 lbs over the last 9yrs. I'd like to lose 10. I've lost 3 lbs so far. Not exercising yet. However, today I started feeling strange & decided to investigate.

posted Jun 23rd, 2009 8:22 pm


marta

I have just started using it. I hope it works. It has a terrible taste, though. It felt like I was drinking white paint and I am still looking for the vanilla flavor.

posted Jun 23rd, 2009 12:12 pm


holly

Sounds like a wonderful placebo. If you believe in the product, it works for you.

I had this idea years ago. My gimmick was a 6-pack of liquids, each bottle for a specific time of day (before & in-between meals). However, it was just water (no artificial flavorings or sweetners).

Glad to see some folks realize it's just another gimmick and it still takes healthy lifestyle with appropriate balance calorie intake vs calorie output to make body composition changes.

posted Jun 17th, 2009 5:25 am


Theresa

When I saw that this product was vegan I was super excited! I had to try it. I have such a hard time losing any weight. I started taking this 2 days ago. The first day it helped me not eat nearly as much of my lunch, and then when I went out for my favorite thing ever (sushi!) I didn't eat anywhere as much as I usually do. Yesterday it satisfied my cravings all day. I ended up eating one hearty meal and a small lunch. So far I've lost 2 pounds in 2 days. I hope it continues!

posted Jun 15th, 2009 11:53 am


essy

Can I take the slim shots with an other diet pill? If so will it work faster?

posted Jun 6th, 2009 11:45 pm


bets

It seems a lot of people aren't reading on the Slim Shot box that it can take two to three days to start working for some people. For me it takes three days. I took Slim Shots last year and lost ten pounds in a month. When I stopped taking it the old cravings came back. I'm trying it again and will try to be more aware that the "crutch" is gone once I stop.....

posted Jun 4th, 2009 6:59 pm


jennifer

To PJ- I had a bad experience with the taste when i mixed it with milk. It tasted pretty bad.

Besides the 1 bad taste experience I've had really good results with this product.

I am not nearly as hungry as I normally am, and I'm also not snacking. I have started to notice that I even turn down food when I'm not starving.

Combining Slim Shots with exercise and healthy eating has me convinced that I'll achieve my desired results.

If anyone is struggling to lose weight - try it. It's worked for me, and I've struggled with my weight for a really, really long time!

Best of luck!

Jenny

posted Jun 3rd, 2009 10:34 pm


PJ

My "vanilla flavor" slim shots, have a rancid taste, anyone else have this type of taste, or is something wrong with mine.

posted May 31st, 2009 7:16 pm


Britt

I have been taking slim shots for a week now and I have notice a big difference in my appetite. I take a shot in the morning and I may have a yogurt if that. Then at 12 noon I take another one and eat maybe a small salad and by dinner I dont even want dinner. My clothes are starting to loosen up and I feel great.

posted May 29th, 2009 12:01 pm


may

hi i just started taking slim shots yesterday i only took one with breakfast and i didnt snack all day i even skipped lunch and didnt feel hungry .. i like them so far not sure if i am gonna loose wait though but i have to wait a and see ,,

posted May 22nd, 2009 1:59 pm



 

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