An important part of any fat loss plan is appetite control, which can include appetite suppression.
Will power alone is sometimes not strong enough to help you resist the cravings for something ‘bad’ when you are on a calorie deficit.
Of course, there are products – dietary supplements in this case – which have been developed to help the would-be dieter to curb their hunger, particularly for food which is counterproductive to the slimming cause.
Boots Appetite Control is one such product.
Boots Appetite Control and How It Works
With Boots weight loss products, they go for a simple approach. Each one tends to act on one fat loss or fat burning mechanism and that’s your lot. Appetite Control is no different because, as the name suggests, it has been made to control your appetite and little else.
Appetite suppression/control is nevertheless one of the most important aspects of losing weight. Exercise is important, as is eating the right things, but much of it comes down to calories in versus calories out. Losing weight means taking on less than you utilize for energy. With appetite suppression, the calories never make it to your system in the first place.
So, how does Boots Appetite Control go about this? – solely with the use of a fibre which absorbs liquid in the stomach (namely water) and swells to form a comfortable mass which makes you the user feel as if you are full and satisfied. As it adds zero calorific value then you are feeling full from nothing essentially.
Now, Boots don’t actually say the ingredient exactly but it is without much of a doubt – glucomannan, aka Konjac root.
As stated above the ingredient included in Boots Appetite Control is glucomannan. There is 500mg per serving.
Does It Work?
Glucomannan – or Konjac root – is a very effective appetite controller in our opinion. What’s more, 500mg doses have been shown to be successful. The key is to take it at the right time, i.e. before meals, and with a good 2 large glasses of water each time.
We feel the main problem with this product is that they could have done so much more with it. 500mg fits in the capsules with room to spare so why not add a bunch of fat-burning ingredients and energy booster on top of it: the product Instant Knockout is the perfect example of this.
With 500mg of Glucomannan it easily matches the appetite suppression of Boots Appetite Control, but then it adds 4 times that amount in other ingredients like Green Coffee, Green Tea Extract, Caffeine and so on. It even has the B vitamin support.
Instant Knockout bottles might look a bit odd with the fist-shaped bottle but does it ever get the job done in our opinion!!!!
Boots recommend their Appetite Control tablets be used alongside an A-Z multivitamin and mineral product as it may interfere with normal nutrient absorption. Presumably this means the fibre can soak some of that up and lock it in before the body absorbs it. Not a big problem though as a multi-vitamin widely recommended anyway.
Is Boots Appetite Control Recommended?
We like Glucomannan/Konjac and we like 500mg of it. However, there is a product which includes this and so much more.
Instant Knockout is our recommended alternative product, and by a country mile. Click on the link in the previous section to read the full Instant Knockout review.