As a lot of you know, I’m desperately trying to lose weight. It’s not really happening that fast and is taking me A LOT longer than other people but slowly I am seeing a difference on the scale. Nutribuddy sent me their weight loss kit to try out for 2 weeks and today I’m going to give you a run down on what I think of it and my results. I did do a first impression on the kit the day I got it which you can read here: https://abbienicolex.com/2016/06/20/nutribuddy-the-weight-loss-kit-first-impression/
So first off the weight loss kit includes:
- Sculpting whey powder – you get a choice of vanilla or chocolate, I went for vanilla.
- Multi vitamins capsules
- Hunger fix capsules
- Shaker bottle – you get a choice of red or black.
- Recipe book
- The little book of weight loss
I’m going to go through the products one by one and tell you what I think of them, I’ll also give them a score out of 10 and then we’ll get on with my results.
I got the sculpting weigh powder in vanilla as I figured it would go with more than chocolate & I’m not the biggest chocolate flavour fan (I love chocolate just not chocolate flavoured things, like ice cream). You can have the shake as a snack or replace a meal with it, Nutribuddy suggest if you are going to replace a meal you do either lunch or dinner. I personally replaced lunch with my shake and ate healthy balanced meals and snacks throughout the day. I mixed my powder with almond milk, berries and a banana, you can definitely taste the vanilla powder but it isn’t unpleasant. The shakes did a pretty good job at filling me up, I didn’t really feel hungry for another 3 hours or so which for me is really good as I am ALWAYS hungry. I’ve tasted quite a few powders you put in shakes before from well known brands and I have to say this is the nicest I have tasted, it is pretty sweet but I definitely have a sweet tooth. I always work out before lunch so it’s a perfect time for me to have a protein shake after! There are some pretty cool ingredients in the powder and it claims to do some good stuff for your body. Here, their website says:
‘Sculpting Whey also contains some metabolism boosting natural ingredients: green tea and guarana. These little guys help you burn food at a faster rate and give you more energy which you can use to work out.This fantastic shake is 100% natural and made form non-GMO ingredients. This means it’s super healthy. There’s also no added sugar. Sculpting Whey is only 115 calories per serving, making it one of the lowest calorie shakes out there.’
I’d give the powder a solid 8/10. The only downside for me is I suffer from chronic gastritis and protein powder is known to irritate it, this isn’t the companies fault whatsoever, it was something I was aware of before even considering trying their products.
There isn’t too much I can say about their multi vitamins, I’ve only taken them for 14 days and most vitamin tablets you get in shops and through health/nutrition companies contain basically the same ingredients. As always you are advised to take this with your biggest meal of the day, for me that was dinner, and plenty of water. The information they have on their website states: Our Multivitamins are a great all rounder. They have numerous health benefits including keeping your immune system and skin healthy. Some ingredients within them can also help with weight loss through metabolism boosting and fat burning. This is the only product I’m not going to rate seeing as I can’t really see any benefits of them after only 14 days.
Now… The hunger fix capsules. This is what I’ve been asked most about, everyone wants to know if they really work. You take these tablets 15 minutes – 1 hour before your breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can only take 6 tablets per day (1-2 per meal time) and you MUST take them with 1-2 glasses of water. The website says: Hunger Fix tablets are tiny but mighty little capsules which can effectively stop hunger cravings. It’s key ingredient, glucomannan, is clinically proven to help you lose weight via appetite suppression. These awesome tablets can prevent snacking. In all honesty I really don’t like taking tablets when I’m unsure on what it’s going to do to my body so the first 2 days I only took 1 capsule before dinner as I snack mostly in the evening. For the first 3 or 4 days all they actually did was bloat me. It wasn’t a super uncomfortable bloat but I could definitely feel it, I don’t know if that is how they actually work but I definitely didn’t want to eat anything! The bloating slowly got less the more days I took them. I think snacking can be controlled by will power anyway but if you are like me and find yourself hungry CONSTANTLY then I would actually recommend you try these, you can buy them separately from the kit and they are very inexpensive. I give them a 6.5/10.
The shaker bottle! Not much I can say about it but I got it in black, it also comes in red. It is super handy not only for shakes but I also used it during my workouts for water. There IS a huge ‘design fault’ in my eyes, there is a strap that I actually had to cut off as it is fabric and every time you wash it, it gets wet and doesn’t smell to pleasant after a week of washing it about 4 times a day! 5/10
The recipe book & little book of weight loss, in my eyes, are what separates this company from A LOT of others. Not many brands who sell similar weight loss products take as much time and care as this brand do in making sure you are well informed on all of their products. The little book of weight loss is PACKED full of info on all of the products you have in the kit as well as a lot of tips and tricks, it is a super compact book, very small but full of facts! The recipe book I also really really loved, I did try cooking a few things from it and really enjoyed it. They have a range of meat dishes as well as vegetarian, which for me is great as I don’t eat meat! I was surprised when I received these as, like I said, not a lot of companies send these sorts of books out and I really did appreciate it as I felt like I was being extremely well informed on everything I was taking/consuming. Absolute 10/10 from me!
So like I said, I replaced my lunch every day with the shakes. I walked my dog 5 days a week both weeks for an hour or more and worked out on my treadmill 5 days a week also. The second week in I included 3 yoga workouts. Over all, I lost 5lbs in 14 days. I am honestly really impressed with these products. Do I believe you can lose that amount of weight without the products? Yes, probably. For me, my main problem is usually snacking and this really encouraged me to not pick at things when I didn’t need to. I’d never recommend anything I didn’t believe in to you guys and I 100% DO recommend trying Nutribuddy’s products. Everything in the weight loss kit is available to buy separately, everything is EXTREMELY affordable which is another reason I LOVE this brand. You can check their website & products out here: http://nutribuddy.com/
If you do try anything from them make sure to let me know how you get on, I’d love to hear! I hope you’ve found this review helpful and informative. I hope you have all had the best weekend, there are lots more reviews coming your way so make sure you keep your eyes peeled! Also, make sure to go over and follow all my social media to find out what I’m up to and what sort of stuff you can expect on the blog, everything you need to know will be listed down below.
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