I have a new toy – a Slissie. Have you heard of it? You may mistake it for a vapour, but this lil’ gadget claims to curb your desire to snack. I’m not usually one for gadgets like this, but considering how often I binge on chocolate, cakes and crisps it’s promises caught my eye. So, I’ve got my hands on one and I’ve been pleasantly surprised.
How does the Slissie work
You hold the Slissie and suck on it like a straw. It’s filled with a natural appetite surpassing liquid that comes in a range of flavours; including mint choc, vanilla and gingerbread. The sweet taste is meant to reduce cravings and help put a stop to overindulging on foods that may lead to weight gain (if your goal is to lose weight).
First impressions of the Slissie
The Slissie is a nice looking piece of kit but, even though it definitely isn’t one, it does look like a vapour. When It arrive, there were more parts than I expected and I thought it would take a while to set up – I later discovered I was wrong and it’s all pretty simple to get going. The Starter Kit essentially includes the Slissie, replacement tanks filled with the natural appetite suppressing liquid and a charger.
Dieting just got Slissier
I love the ethos of this product and I really didn’t expect to read such a lovely introduction to the Slissie. In a nutshell, the inventor explains how she wanted to empower women to take control of how they eat; and what they feel when they eat, without constantly being on a ‘diet’. She encourages you to use the Slissie alongside a healthy eating plan, just to make it a bit easier (or Slissier, as it says on the box) when you’re trying to lose weight. She also talks about still being able to eat sweet treats, without feeling the urge to overindulge on them. It was a relief to read this, as I was worried it would suggest that this miracle liquid would mean I would never want to snack again – which we all know is not realistic.
The Slissie in practice
The Slissie definitely help to curb my cravings for sweet foods on occassions but, as it’s own literature says, it’s definitely not the one and final solution. I have still wanted, and enjoyed, chocolate while using the Slissie – I’ve not binged though like I might have done, so perhaps it is working. I feel like I need to give it more time and feed back again in a few weeks from now, to see if there is major difference with how I snack, and how I feel when I do snack. As much as I’ve found my Slissie experience very interesting, it does feel a little unnatural and I have to keep reminding myself I have it. That isn’t necessarily a crictism of the kit, it’s more that I have an awful memory and I’ve been turning to chocolate for years – so breaking the habit will take quite some time! I guess, if I start turning to the Slissie more than I do chocolate, than that would be ok, do you think? Is that the whole point?
Are you curious to use a Slissie or have you tried one with success? I’d love to hear more your Slissie experiences or if you’re not sure about this device. Use the comments box below, or post your view on my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page.
Starter Pack RRP £39.99
Since writing this review the lovely people at Slissie have given me a 20% off Slissie Starter Pack voucher code. Just use DIETMUM20 at the checkout xx