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Reality Check: Skinny Water Won't Make You Skinny

Reality Check: Skinny Water Won't Make You Skinny

Kristen Bell and Nicollette Sheridan are fans of Skinny Water, the beverage whose motto is "Get Skinny, Stay Fit." These beverages contain "0 calories, 0 sugar, and 0 guilt," and they're made with the green tea antioxidant, EGCG, to help tame your metabolism. While green tea has been shown to speed up your body's calorie-burning process, you can't add these drinks to your diet and expect to miraculously lose weight, which is what Skinny Water implies. On their XXX-Detox drink's description, it says "Three Xs and you're . . . in the skinny club."

What you discover when reading the ingredients is that these drinks contain Splenda (sucrolose), an artificial sweetener that may be calorie-free, but is not exactly good for you. Skinny Water is basically like fruit-flavored Diet Coke — no calories, no nutrition. To get the benefits of green tea, you'd be better off drinking a freshly brewed cup.

I have a bit more to say on the matter, so to hear why Skinny Water annoys me


Even the name of this drink bothers me because I'm tired of the constant emphasis on being thin. We get that message already from magazines and TV, so we don't need it from our beverages. Skinny Water reminds me of those thinkThin bars. Both products have callous marketing ploys to make people think thinness is a must, and that we have to eat these foods to achieve it. Grr! Am I just being overly sensitive, or do these kinds of products bug you, too?


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FHawkes FHawkes 4 years
Skinny water isn't zero everything. It's loaded with vitamins and almost like a light energy drink. Artificially sweetened of course. There may be plenty of negatives, but it's far from zero.
jessicafox jessicafox 7 years
This really bug me, Totally agree.
Jdavid Jdavid 7 years
Say what you want. But, I have lost 83lb/37.65 Kg with Crave Control Skinny Water. Their ads don't say so; but, it blocks carbs and definitely raises the mood. I live in the Northeast and we've got Seasonally Affective Disorder (SAD) up here. I drink two bottles a day in the winter. 3-5 in the summer. Sure cuts the depression. I find Skinny Water is the easiest way to lose weight. By the way, it also cuts my cravings for carbs. Most people who criticize it never gave it a real test. Drink 3 bottles of the Crave Control in a day. You'll back away from the table about half way through it because you are full.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Sigh. Love these anonymous comments.
bunnyblogger bunnyblogger 7 years
"Anonymous" This is to you! If you have proof , then post it or else your comments have no merit! I do not work for this company however you sound like you work for a competitor. This product is great!! I've lost weight I ditched my supplement pills and replaced them with this water which is working out big time! I am thrilled to see a different product out there that actually works. Cravings have disappeared ,,,,,,,woohoo! FYI I purchased the water from their website for 1.00 a bottle....
Jdavid Jdavid 8 years
Say what you want. But, I have lost 72 lbs drinking the American made Skinny Water. And, that was without a lot of exercise. I would have gotten rid of a lot more fat much faster if I went to the gym. It has taken about 10 months of on and off use of this great product to lose 3/4 of my 100 lb goal. From 280 lb to 208 feels real nice. 11" lost from waist. I drink 2 bottles a day in the winter because it raises my mood (serotonin booster) and 3 bottles daily in the summer. Love the fact that it cuts my cravings for sweet items.
Stallonelove92 Stallonelove92 8 years
I tryed it and it worked along with healty eating and exercise it stopped my cravings and it helped me lose weight so I dont know what everyone is talking about
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
I like how the label says: 0 Calories 0 Sugar 0 Guilt. Plain tap water has the same thing, doesn't cost 2 dollars, and doesn't call itself "skinny water". This is just silly.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
It irks me too. I hate the emphasis on "eat or drink this and you will achieve the must have skinny body!" People who market that are only in it for the buck, getting dough from the gullible and the hopeful. People want to believe in these drinks and foods because they want the lose weight quick miracle. As for me, I decided a long time ago that I would not use artifical sweeteners like Splenda or Sweet N Low. They taste nasty, fake and I never believed they were good for you. If I want to color my water, have it taste like fruit and get my nurtrients then I'll take my chances on filtered tap water Koolaid and vitamins. Sorry for the rant ^^;
mtiger mtiger 8 years
So I can just drink that water, go out and eat a cheeseburger and fries, and I'll lose 5 pounds, right? :) Marketing people really know how to get to people. I'm sure a lot of overweight people (not all of them) are buying this up!
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 8 years
Isn't this just the "diet" version of Vitamin Water? I don't see the big deal.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
Funny that. Ordinary FREE water also has 0 calories, 0 sugar and minus ten million guilt, no?
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