REVIEW – Skinny Sprinkles

Looking to shift a bit of weight? Have a read of my Skinny Sprinkles review to see if this product could help you…

I’m one of those people who love eating. I love the taste of food, I love how it feels in my mouth and I love how it makes me feel. To me, eating isn’t just a survival thing, it’s a total pleasure. I often think that if I could have one wish, I’d choose to be able to eat and drink whatever I wanted and it never have any adverse effect on my weight or health. Sod world peace.

Which is all well and good, except eating does make you fat. There’s no escaping that, and eating at my normal rate, which is me being fairly restrained, seems to equate to putting on about half a stone every year. Half a stone may not seem like much, but add that up and it means that by the time I’m 50 I’ll have put on eight stone. Not pretty.

Skinny Sprinkles review

Me after a week of Skinny Sprinkles. They really do wonders for your hair. (Not really).

Now generally I don’t buy into the whole dieting culture, and I certainly don’t think women need to be thin to be sexy or desirable or feel good about themselves, but I also don’t particular want to be a heffalump when I retire, so when I was asked if I’d like to review Skinny Sprinkles, I thought I might as well give it a go, and see if I could shed some of 2011’s excess.

I was slightly worried at first that I’d signed up for one of those diet regimes where you eat nothing but shakes, but thankfully Skinny Sprinkles are snack replacements, rather than meal replacements, designed purely to control your appetite between meals and your portion sizes, rather than turning you into a starving, caffeinated lunatic.

When they arrived, I got rather excited by the idea of having three ‘smoothies’ a day as a treat, and after I’d made up the first one, (paying careful attention to the instructions, and not simply opening the sachet and sprinkling the powder into my mouth*), I began sipping my tasty snack. This was a big mistake. These ‘smoothies’ are not delicious. They taste a bit like soluble paracetamol with strawberry pips in. I would recommend stirring them really fast until everything is floating nicely, and then gulping it down in one. [Update – Skinny Sprinkles have improved their recipe since I wrote this – check out my later Skinny Sprinkles review for more info.]

Still, they are a diet aid, not a Mars Bar, and actually the fact that they were a tad gruesome worked in their favour. If I did find myself wanting something else to eat, I just remembered the smoothie, and asked myself ‘do I really want to have drunk that for nothing?’

I’m being a bit melodramatic, and they did grow on me after a while to be honest – I just needed to get into the right frame of mind, and not expect them to be an actual replacement, enjoyment wise, for three chocolate Hobnobs.

How do they work then? Well, here’s the science…

“Glucomannan is scientifically proven by the EFSA to aid weight reduction as part of a calorie controlled diet and is a water-soluble dietary fibre from the root of the Konjac plant. By delaying the absorption of glucose by the stomach, it slows down the digestive process and absorbs up to 200 times its weight in water – swelling when it mixes with water in your stomach – making you feel fuller.”

They also contain caffeine in the form of guarana and green tea for an extra pick me up, although I did check, and a whole day’s worth of sachets contains less caffeine than one fresh coffee, so you’re not going to be bouncing off the ceiling or anything.

And you know what? They actually worked. Whether it was the sachets themselves, the boost it gave to my willpower, or a combination of the two, I don’t know, but at the end of a week I had lost four whole pounds!

The downside I’d say is the cost. At £29.95 for a week’s supply, this certainly isn’t a cheap long-term solution, but I reckon for just a couple of weeks a year, if it means that for the other 50 I can eat my usual amount of cake for breakfast, then it’s not a bad investment at all.

Have you tried Skinny Sprinkles? Why not leave your own Skinny Sprinkles review in the comments and let me know what you think!

*This was an actual warning. Who would do that??

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10 Comments

  1. 26 March, 2012 / 9:48 am

    Hi, I’m a fellow slummy single mummy! I really enjoyed your blog. I too have been using skinny sprinkles for the past week and have lost 4Lb! What I love about it is that it’s so easy to use and I can keep it in my bag and use it in public without it looking like an obvious slimming aid. I’m now used to the taste, as I’ve swallowed worse ;-) lol .x.

    • 26 March, 2012 / 12:31 pm

      *snort*

      I reckon you can get used to anything :-)

  2. 19 June, 2012 / 11:49 am

    It tastes to me like.. that flavour carbonated water has? Only they’re not carbonated. With a hint of strawberry. About to put them to the test…!

  3. 30 August, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    I’ve been using them too and find it is so much nice in skimmed milk!

  4. Sue
    19 November, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    Thinking about trying this but as i dont like milk shakes could i mix it in yoghuts?

  5. 11 February, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    Skinny Sprinkles weight loss diet drink works. Your review is factual and the comments are from genuine users and those who are likely to use it. Thanks.

    I am promoting the product for your information.

  6. 6 March, 2013 / 7:27 am

    I really liked your review of Skinny Sprinkles, a good laugh :) … our review of skinny sprinkles isn’t nearly as entertaining, however we did dig down and really try and understand the science behind it all, so it might be interesting reading for some. Are you still using the product?

  7. Vilma
    8 March, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    hello every one! It is my first day of Skinny Sprinkles, i am bit exited i immidiately took the small sachet and mix it with water and have it shake for a bit drunk it for me it actually taste good love it! I am 49 Kls and turning 45 this year hmmmm. I love to eat must anything it is true food for me is the most pleasurable thing on earth yum yum!,, just everything i fancy i would eat untill i get kinda tight up to my neck.

    About 2 years ago my body measurement was 36-25-39 ho ho ho just too big in the bum and now i am like 36-27-39
    But always feeling bloated i think i would be bigger tnan what i expected.
    I will up date you guys of my development right now i fancy about 4 slices of Diablo most spiciest pizza i hope my wish will be granted.

    Enjoy yuor day
    Vilma

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