Can a tablet dropped into a glass of water really help you lose the weight that you’re so desperately trying to lose?

Are Skinnytabs the magic elixir that we’ve all been searching for, or is it just another diet gimmick designed to give you a short term solution for a long-term problem?

I came across Skinnytabs recently and decided to take a closer look at this supplement that so many people are seemingly raving about. This is my complete, unbiased and unsponsored, review of Skinnytabs.

What Are Skinnytabs?

They are a detox tablet made from a blend of superfoods and vitamins. They are designed to help give your metabolism a boost, reduce your cravings, and flatten your tummy.

Each tab contains 15 different superfoods, in fact, it appears that they are now calling these superfood tabs, steering clear of using the word skinny (a smart move in my opinion).

They’re designed to help rid your body of toxins, which can mean less bloating, healthier skin and hair, increased energy, and fat reduction. Typically, this means you’ll be going to the bathroom a lot, but the website is claiming that there is no diarrhea associated with taking these tablets.

an image of the weight loss product skinnytabs

How Do You Use Them?

Each dose comes in a small tablet that can be placed in a glass of water. Once placed inside, the tablet should dissolve completely within three minutes. The directions advise taking one dissolved tablet 30 minutes before each meal, so three tablets per day.

How Does It Work?

I dug into the ingredients really deep here, as I do with any diet supplement that makes bold claims. Unfortunately, as I suspected, the claims made by Skinnytabs are largely unfounded. Aside from the caffeine that can boost energy and mental concentration, the other ingredients are not medically proven to do much other than make you pee.

Many of the main ingredients are diuretics, which leads me to believe that these tablets “work” by ridding your body of water weight. Which we all know will come back. There is no evidence that these tabs promote any kind of fat loss.

Ingredients List

Below are the 15 “superfoods” included in this supplement:

  • Elderberry extract
  • Goji Berry
  • Beetroot
  • Green tea leaf extract
  • Matcha tea leaf
  • Burdock root
  • Ginger root
  • Dandelion extract
  • Lemon balm extract
  • Milk thistle seed
  • Ginseng
  • Pomegranate fruit
  • Aloe vera powder
  • Wheatgrass
  • Chlorella algae

Upon doing some digging, I discovered that many of these, if not most, are included to enhance the taste as they don’t really provide many other health benefits.

Are These Worth It?

My honest opinion is no. I don’t necessarily think that there’s any harm in taking them, however, I also don’t see a huge benefit either.

If you’re someone who has significant weight to lose and you’re looking for a reliable, healthy, and manageable way to lose the weight and keep it off, then you need a lifestyle and/or mindset change, not a quick fix elixir.

Over the past year, I’ve discovered macro counting as a lifestyle and am convinced it’s the healthiest, least restrictive way to lose and manage your weight. I’m not saying this is for everyone, but it’s certainly a fantastic option for many as it allows you to eat essentially whatever you want. 

I’ve been a longtime follower of I Heart Macros and love her programs and highly recommend her programs and coaching. Macros can be intimidating at first, which is why having a coach to walk you through every step of the process is so important to your success.

I also highly recommend Noom. I wrote a full review here. This is a totally unique approach to dieting and weight loss, changing your mindset about food and eating to help you create a sustainable, effective way to lose weight for the long-term.

You can sign up for free right now. I’m not sure how long they will offer this for free so if you think you’re even a little interested, I recommend doing so ASAP. I personally went through Noom and am beyond impressed with their take on losing weight for good. I’ve even recommended it to several family members!

Wrapping Up This Dietary Supplement

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to losing weight. While I think that the ingredients in Skinnytabs are essentially harmless and may help you shed a few pounds of water weight for a temporary fix, I certainly don’t recommend them for long-term use, especially for the price.

If you’re serious about changing your lifestyle and learning a sustainable way to eat and exercise to achieve maximum results for the long term, I recommend checking out Noom. It’s going to change the way you think about fueling your body and you’ll never feel restricted or feel diet fatigue.

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About the Author
Tami Smith, CPT, Nutritionist

Tami Smith is a certified Macro Coach, Nutritionist and an ACE certified fitness trainer, specializing in pre and post-natal fitness. She studied business and earned her bachelor's degree in Business Economics. Tami is a mom of two and women's health advocate. Her passion is to help people live a fit, healthy life through proper nutrition and exercise!

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