I have tried for the last few months to reduce my intake of food. Mainly this involved cutting out snacks but I am an emotional eater and if I am happy, sad or just in a bad mood I will want to eat.
This time round I have had a helping hand. I have been taking Actislim Satiereal® which is based on a saffron extract which is clinically proven to reduce your hunger.
I was a little sceptical at first. I have tried all the tricks in the book. Drinking a pint of water, distracting myself, having a filling breakfast etc. etc. but I admit snacking is one of my favourite things to do.
These tablets come in easy to swallow capsules and you take them once around 9am then again around 1pm. This is perfect for me. Usually these types of things you need to take before you eat and yes you guessed it I usually remember after I have stuffed my face. Let’s face it when you are hungry that’s the only thing on your mind.
So what’s the magic ingredient? It’s Satiereal which originates from Saffron. The chemical helps to stabilise your levels of serotonin (the chemical in your brain that makes us happy, satisfied, full, etc.). For example when you eat chocolate serotonin levels increase rapidly they then fall just as quick and that’s what makes us feel down. These tablets control these levels so we feel happier and more content.
The first thing I noticed was an increased energy level coupled with more alertness and I didn’t feel the need to eat to keep levels up. I am guilty of reaching for chocolate when I feel tired or low in energy but I have not been tempted once in the 2 weeks I have been trying these.
It definitely reduced my hunger. This week I was at a trade show and I was aware that it might be a long wait between breakfast, lunch and dinner. However it did not affect me at all, I didn’t feel the need to snack nor did I overeat when I did get my meal.
Overall first impressions are great. I hope to track weight loss over the next 4 weeks in the run up to my holiday.
Actislim, launched in 2016 is the first supplement in the UK to incorporate Satiereal®. Priced £29.95 for a month’s supply of 6o vegan-friendly capsules, available from health stores nationwide and www.healthy2u.co.uk.