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What's the Deal With Slim Shots?

What's the Deal With Slim Shots?

I've received many questions about Slim Shots lately so I thought I'd address the topic. Slim Shots are little vanilla-flavored oil filled (each dose contains oat and palm oil) shots to be taken at breakfast that claim to trigger the body’s natural appetite control mechanism, which is supposed to satisfy shot slingers for longer periods of time. Being satisfied longer ideally means that you would then eat less during the day and lose weight. The shots come in little dairy creamer-looking packages, and you take one or two shots a day, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise program — of course.

Slim Shots, while not my cup of tea, do not seem horrible to me (it's no Pink Patch, that's for sure). The site does not promise outrageous results and there are even some clinical studies to back the product up. It's not approved by the FDA and the other downside is that the shots are not cheap. A one month's supply is $40. While I'm still not 100 percent on how the product works (the explanation is a little vague), I do know that you could basically get the same benefits from foods with other good fats likes avocados and nuts. Me, I'd rather top my salad with avocado than slurp down a shot of oil on the side.

Have you ever tried Slim Shots? Share your experience below.

cstampa cstampa 8 years
I love Slim Shots! I heard everyone in Hollywood is doing it, so I started putting them in my morning coffee a couple weeks ago. My clothes are already much looser. No jitters or other bad side effects. I found them on sale at Walgreens for $30. I highly recommend them.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
If I want a low calorie snack then I'll grab a handful of trail mix. At least I KNOW what's in a bunch of nuts!!!!!!!
alliep627 alliep627 9 years
Red Sharpie - It looks like the reason you would pay extra money for it is because it's such a lower amount of calories than eating the equivalent amount of nuts or oils to get the same effect. Nuts and olive oils are SUPER but they do add up rather quickly in calories...and when you are in the mid 40s, perimenopause, menopause time period of your life you simply cannot put in as many calories as in your teens, 20s and 30s. I don't really know if this stuff works or not but I think I am going to give it a try. I am counting calories EXTREMELY carefully and close - logging everything in a journal and I know I have more room for a 20 calorie slim shot AND getting all my other nutrients and requirements than I would by just consuming more oil and nuts. Time will tell...stay tuned.
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 9 years
So basically they make you full by adding fat? Why on earth would you need to pay extra money for this? Are nuts and oils too hard to eat? I just don't get it.
duffy duffy 9 years
Alliep, I totally hear you. If I eat avocado on my salad all week, you'll see it on my hips. And I ran 5 miles this morning. I think people here are more concerned about the issue of gimmicks, rather than finding some sort of diet supplement or support to help control appetite. The thing I find suspect is the fact that oils are so en vogue right now - Omega 3s, flaxseed, fish, etc. So this little shot thingie seems gimmicky to me. Personally, I think the best thing to help curb your appetite is a big glass of water.
haelmore haelmore 9 years
There's definitely something to be said for adding some (healthy) oil as an appetite suppressant. As part of a whole diet/exercise remake under a physician, my mom ate beef broth with coconut oil twice a day. She swears it helps reduce appetite...and she's healthfully lost 50 pounds in the past year (obviously, again, with other diet and exercise changes).
luiyuming luiyuming 9 years
I agree with the logic but why not just pinch your nose and gulp a teaspoon full of olive oil which is much better for you? That's what the Shangri-la Diet proposes. Btw, isn't palm oil considered "bad" because of its saturated fats?
underyourwaves underyourwaves 9 years
Haha, I read about this in Self magazine the other day. :) Their response was the same as yours.
alliep627 alliep627 9 years
ok everyone here's another angle to look at on the topic of slim shots...I would LUV to use avocados to keep me full! and I do every chance I get but because I love them so much it can be tempting to watch the calorie count add up with them. Slim Shots are I believe only 20 calories a shot. If something that IS healthy and CAN keep me fuller longer for only 20 calories why can't there be room for some slim shots AND some healthy MUFAs (avocados, walnuts, etc)? I try to eat as healthy as possible but I gotta be honest. Now that I am 44 years old staying full, healthy, safe and LOSE weight?? It's getting mighty dicey and tricky. I need to find things that are going to help me do this. Yes, I do work out and do everything right and clean...and trust me...something happens when you get to be in the mid 40s. The weight just does NOT go away like it used to...I'm not endorsing slim shots but I do want all the info I can find on it. Good and bad. I'm so glad FitSugar posted this topic for discussion! I don't know if it's a rip off or not. I wish there were some good scientific studies to back it up or some doctors to say yeah or nay on it. Just wanted to my chance to have people look at it from another point of view. Thanks.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I believe it is just a rip-off. Eat right, take in fiber and workout and you will lose weight.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 9 years
Do you think products like these are partly a mental thing? Like if you believe that something is going to suppress your appetite, then you will actually feel less hungry? I know that when I'm bored or watching TV, I'll sometimes think that I'm hungry, but if I then get distracted, the "hunger" goes away and I usually don't need to eat for several more hours. I could imagine products like these having a psychological effect, although I find it hard to believe that any of them really WORK. As natural a life as possible for me, please. :)
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
It sounds kind of gross. The words oil filled cause me nausea.
teacherturtle1 teacherturtle1 9 years
what a co-ink-e-dink! :p i just saw these at the store yesterday because as i was walking by a shelf full of these shots, a couple of girls where pointing at them. i glanced over and saw these shots. i had assumed they were stimulants of some sort like many weight loss products. now i know what they are haha
Spectra Spectra 9 years
It sounds like kind of a gimmicky thing to me. Like you said, Fit, I think you could get the same effect by eating foods that naturally have mono/polyunsaturated fats to curb your appetite. I could buy more than a month's worth of avocados for $40.
cmd0610 cmd0610 9 years
Ugh sounds revolting. Just watch what you eat, and exercise- what's the big deal . . . or chew gum all day- that helps with wanting to eat haha.
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