Friday, 20 July 2018

Cutting Cravings & Stopping the Snacking | Boombod Review*

Hey cutie-pies, 

Is it just me or did Summer just appear from absolutely nowhere? What I thought was going to be a week long mini heatwave seems to have turned into actual Summer and as thrilled as I was that I didn't need to take a jacket out with me, I really wasn't prepared for my #SummerBod in the slightest. 

Engage thrusters, everyone to their battle stations, Thunderbirds are go!

Anyone that knows me well knows I've been struggling with an extremely slow metabolism for a while now and it's been really getting me down and pushing me into one of those vicious cycles of snacking rather than eating proper meals, then conveniently forgetting about the snacking, then eating the meal anyway! I was feeling pretty low about myself around a month or so ago when an email popped into my inbox about Boombod. I must admit I was dubious when I saw the words 'Appetite Suppressant' but was also extremely curious to see if it would help with my snacking!


Boombod is essentially a week long programme where you take 3 different sachets per day (the Morning Energizer, Afternoon Motivator and the Night Rejuvenator); each packed with vitamins and minerals and a magical key ingredient. The programme is meant to suppress appetite, curb cravings and help shift some LB's!

I'll point out now that there are absolutely NO laxatives or hidden herbal ingredients that promote a laxative effect, unlike some other "weight loss" products. (Skinny Teas I'm looking at you)


 How does it work?
Each 10 calorie sachet, contains vitamins as well as the key ingredient Glucomannan. When mixed with water this very rapidly turns into a solid jelly-like substance which partially fills the stomach, leaving less space for food AND less desire to snack! (Yay for me!) I felt like it took me a day to get the process right though as the powder solidifies so quickly once water is added that you really need to shot it immediately. Basically just imagine it's tequila... 

It has a sweet, blackcurrant flavour, that while is quite artificial tasting, is not unpleasant at all. The only thing I would say about the taste is that it would be nice for them to consider adding another flavour to the mix for a bit of variation. (As 21 sachets of the same thing does get a little dull.)


Does it Actually Work?
Abso-friggin-lutely! Cause of how saccharin-sweet the flavour is, I found my afternoon sugar cravings almost completely disappeared. (Plus my work head-office has a Sweet Shop about 30 seconds away from my desk, so sweets are always very much within reach.) What's better is it helped cut my snacking down a tonne and decreased my portion size by a good third because I was genuinely full before finishing my plate. 

I even didn't take my Night Rejuvenator sachet one day because I was going to Nandos and didn't want to waste any delicious Peri Peri goodness! 


Final Thoughts and Results
  • I lost 4lbs over the course of the week (and kept three of them off) but more importantly it's got me out of the habit of snacking so often - which is a huge win in my book.
  • At £30 (although currently Buy One Get One Free), it's not the cheapest appetite suppressant on the market however it 100% works and is not a gimmick. I think Boombod have harnessed a really clever ingredient here in glucomannan too.
  • It tastes fine and doesn't give any adverse side effects in the bathroom department. (Like those dreaded skinny teas I mentioned earlier.)
  • It's gluten free, suitable for vegetarians, contains no sugar or aspartame and only 10 calories per sachet. 
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If you're someone that struggles with willpower to commit to a diet, need a quick weight loss fix or want to cut down on your portion sizes, Boombod is definitely a product worth trying. 


Thanks for reading your Dose of Health




Disclaimer: The majority of things on this blog are purchased by myself however this post features press samples received in exchange for an honest review. Obviously I'm not a physician so I'd always recommend checking the ingredients list if you have any personal dietary requirements. As always, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by brands/companies. If you are a company interested in sending me something for a review, you can contact me at izzy@izzymariehill.com
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