Losing weight can be tough. As I get closer to being out of my 20s, I’ve noticed that losing weight isn’t nearly as easy as it used to be. Now, I need to work at it a little harder, and that is something that I’m really struggling with. So when I had a chance to try SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix, I jumped on it.
SLIMQUICK Pure is a mixed-berry drink mix that you can put right in a bottle of water (think Crystal Light packets). It is supposed to tackle the 6 reasons why women have trouble losing weight including:
- increasing metabolism
- reduce appetite
- boost energy
- reduce excess water
- support hormones
- reduce stress
I thought this would be a great product for me. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out that way.
- The taste: While the berry flavor wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great eaither. It also tasted much better when the water was very cold, as in sitting in the fridge overnight. I found it got a bit chunky/chalky when the water wasn’t really cold.
- The quantity: The first few days, you have between 2 and 3 servings. By day 4, you are supposed to have 4 servings a day. Plus you need to take into consideration that you shouldn’t drink it within 5 hours of bed, which for me is about 5 or 6 pm. Now, I’m used to drinking almost 100 oz of water a day plus a couple cans of pop, those 4 bottles were a lot. Even though I replaced the pop for the most part with SLIMQUICK, I found it difficult to drink 4 bottls between the times of 7 am and 6 pm while still giving myself a break between servings. Plus, my water was never able to get cold enough. I wasn’t about to buy a bottle of water each time to make the mix.
- The feeling: With any weight loss item, you know your stomach/body will feel something. But I really struggled with how SLIMQUICK made my stomach feel. You know that feeling when you are not quite sick but your tummy just isn’t right? That is how I felt all day when I drank this and for at least an hour after. By that time, it was almost time for the next serving. After a bit of research, it was likely the caffeine that was giving me issues. One serving of SLIMQUICK has 250 mg. For comparison, a 12 oz can of Diet Mountain Dew has 54 mg and a 16 oz can Rockstar Pure Zero energy drink as 240 mg. That is a lot of caffeine to consume in one day.
- The hunger: This was likely my own fault, but there would be several times throughout the day when I would just end up STARVING. I’m guessing I didn’t time my food consumption right with my servings of SLIMQUICK. I always tried to eat something with each serving, but it is likely that I needed a bit more of a meal with it.
Because of these reasons, I stopped drinking SLIMQUICK. Overall, I think most of my problems came from user error. It was especially hard to be at work when your stomach just doesn’t feel right. I feel if I wasn’t stuck in the restrictions of the workplace, it would be much easier to use.
Have you tried SLIMQUICK Pure Drink Mix? If you would like to try it, be sure to use this coupon for $5 off a box.
I received a free sample via Brandbacker. All opinions are my own.