Like most of you, I’d heard all the horror stories out there about diet pills – how they don’t work, how they're a waste of money etc. - but fat burning supplement Raspberry K2 Forza kept catching my attention and cropping up everywhere I looked, admittedly mainly because of its large celebrity fan base. Billed as the UK’s number one diet supplement, Made in Chelsea stars Spencer Matthews and Binky Felstead have credited the fruit-flavoured capsules with helping to hone their now hot physiques, while Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson and former TOWIE girl Frankie Essex have also dropped some serious pounds with help from the seemingly magic pink tablet. So, with bikini season falling all year round in Dubai, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
What’s in them? The Rasberry Ketone tablets are made up of three simple ingredients: raspberry ketone, caffeine and resveratrol. While raspberry ketone is one of the most commonly used ingredients in weight loss supplements, caffeine gives added energy and resveratrol is an antioxidant. Each bottle comes with 90 capsules and, shock, they actually taste quite nice!
How to take them: The diretions are pretty simple: take two capsules in the morning with water after breakfast and one capsule in the afternoon after lunch and it's recommend to start off with one tablet first, before building up to taking two. As an avid Diet Coke drinker, I, with much difficulty, quit the fizz while I was taking the Rasberry Forza in order not to overload on caffeine. And of course, merely taking the pills isn’t going equal instant weight loss (much to our sadness) so a healthy diet and exercise has to be maintained.
The Result: There’s no denying the caffeine in the tablets and from day one, I felt that added buzz, which helped with giving me energy to hit the gym. While some users have also boasted of a suppressed appetite from the tablets, I made sure to eat as clean as possible and sure enough, within a couple of weeks I was down a couple of KG and I’ve no doubt that the tablets helped speed up the process.
INFO: Available from www.forzasupplements.co.uk, Dhs130