Does anyone else get these weird fliers in the mail that talk about new weight loss gimmicks that may or may not work?? This one is called the slim ball. It’s basically, what they call, “gastric by pass” in a pill. The ball swells to 50 times it’s weight in your stomach. Which creates a filling affect in your stomach. Here is what the flier promises…
- Curbs your appetite for 6 hours.
- Traps fat
- Stops your cravings for salty foods
- Stops your cravings for sweets
- Lowers your cholesterol
- Stimulates your liver to process fat
- 100% natural.
While doing further research on line I found a website that reviewed this product. Here is a comment from a forum about this product.
phoned the company today (4-8-08) to place an order for the reinforced cure (the between 20 & 39 lbs). The operator informed me there was a company order. I was going to place the order anyway even though she couldn’t give me a timetable when the backorder would be filled. Then she informed me that there were some info in the advertising material which wasn’t clear. Then she informed me that the order I desired was for two week @ 4 pills per day. That I would need to order the strong cure or the four week amount and they would add another bottle, or another week. My body would then be able to adjust. I then asked how much could I realistically lose in the two week with order I was seeking. She informed me that now one can lose 20 – 39 lbs in two week, it wouldn’t good for one’s health. She then admitted that the best I could do would be 2-3 lbs. So, I went from reading the material which indicates I can lose between 20 and 39 lbs on the reinforced cure to maybe 2-3 lbs on the one which is advertised as good for losing between 40 and 59 lbs. My few possible pound loss was getting much more expensive by the minute. How could I trust even good results after several weeks or months if I couldn’t trust what the material implied. That ended our conversation and so I checked it off as another weight loss gimmick. Perhaps it works in the long run, but evidently not as advertised. Hopefully someone else who tries it can prove me wrong (source).
Basically, this little ball is a fiber ball as far as I can tell. Adding fiber to your diet can make a significant difference in the way your body processes fat. It can also decrease your hunger and help you to feel full and satisfied. So, if you aren’t willing to try a slim ball with the economy in a slump, then just try adding some extra fiber to your diet. If you are going to use a powder form (such as Metamucil) then make sure you start with a small amount and increase it slowly. This way your body can adapt to the fiber instead of getting backed up.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)