Skinny Sprinkles! It sounds like something you might throw on top of a fairy cake, doesn’t it? Or possibly some form of sugar alternative dieters can sprinkle in their tea.
It’s neither one of those things, but it is something that has been attracting the attention of a lot of people who want to get rid of their excess fat because Skinny Sprinkles is a diet drink and the fact that a few celebrities favour its use has also allowed the product to capture the attention of the paparazzi.
The newshounds are always sniffing for a good story and the ways celebrities lose weight has audience pulling power.
The fact that someone has decided to liken the product to “a gastric band in a glass” has only served to fuel further interest in Skinny Sprinkles, but not all media coverage is favorable.
Metro reporter, Helen Scott, says the product should not be seen as a “magic health fix” and states people would be better of sticking to healthy foods and stopping eating when they are full.
She then goes on to say, “you don’t need a pink drink promoted by reality TV stars to do that”. Life is not that simple though.
A lot of people who are overweight don’t feel full until they have consumed far more calories than they need. Perhaps such people don’t need a pink drink, but it’s pretty clear they need some kind of help.
Skinny Sprinkles is granule-type supplement that comes in one-serving sachets and is mixed with water to make a weight loss drink, and the fact that it’s a pink drink probably suggests it’s intended to be more attractive to women.
The granules contain a number of ingredients, including caffeine, but the driving force is a plant extract called glucomannan. It’s one of the few weight loss ingredients that is scientifically proven to work and it has even won the favour of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Glucomannan is an appetite suppressant that fills up the stomach and makes it feel full. The EFSA state the ingredient should be used before mealtimes, three times per day, and further state a 1g dose will be required each time and should be taken with plenty of water.
The good news is, the makers of this pink drink have got everything right, so it should be good for preventing overeating and making hunger pangs go away. The caffeine content is not strictly needed though, and may make the drink unsuitable for anyone who has a problem handling stimulants.
If there is a problem with Skinny Sprinkles it could probably be the manufacturer has made the product more complicated than it needs to be.
The Skinny Sprinkles Celebrity Buzz
A number of celebrities endorse the use of Skinny Sprinkles to lose weight. Geordie Shore star, Holly Hagen, loves it and claims it was the secret weapon that allowed her to drop four dress sizes from a 16 to an 8.
Fellow Geordie Shore stars Sophie Kasaei and Chloe Ferry also say they are tickled pink because the drink has helped them to lose a few stone. Skinny Sprinkles isn’t just a big hit on Geordie Shores though.
TOWIE star, Billi Mucklow became a fan after it helped her to shed the extra three stone she put on during her pregnancy. She used Skinny Sprinkles to back up her existing efforts with diet and exercise and successfully returned to her target weight of nine stone 10lbs.
Her love of the product became a paying gig in January 2016, when Skinny Sprinkles announced they had signed her to front one of their ad campaigns.
Should You Sprinkle?
As far as natural appetite suppressants go, glucomannan has some pretty impressive credentials and Skinny Sprinkles contains the exact right amount, so anyone who uses it with diet and exercise should lose weight faster. However, most other glucomannan providing supplements are pills.
They are swallowed with water instead of being mixed with it. Glucomannan works so well because it absorbs water and forms a gel in the stomach. It is this that creates the feeling of satiety.
Mixing the grains with water before drinking them will cause the viscosity of the liquid to change and one customer likened the taste and texture to “strawberry vomit”.
Complaints about the taste are quite common, so this is an option that is obviously not suitable for all.
People who don’t mind the taste and texture may find the pink drink is right up their street, but Skinny Sprinkles is unlikely to do anything that a good glucomannan powered diet pill won’t be able to do equally well.