After having 3 children I would give anything to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight – anything that does not involve too rigorous a regime. So when I got an opportunity to review Aspire – the drink that promises to burn calories, I jumped at the chance. When I did sign up to review it, I actually did so with little faith in yet another product promising weight loss.
I soon came to find out that Aspire is different to other weight loss drinks.
Firstly, it does not restrict your diet to only drinking Aspire. You can continue to have a healthy diet (or a not so healthy one) and what the drink does is increase your metabolism so that you burn more calories. And obviously since you burn more calories, you keep your weight down.
Secondly, Aspire is a lightly carbonated drink that does not make one feel overly full. Its cranberry flavour is also quite welcome.
How did I find the drink?
- Taste – I thought it tasted good and the fizzy nature also made it really nice to have chilled. It is tangy because of the cranberry and though I am normally not a fan of cranberry juice, this seemed to grow on me. I think the fizziness also seemed to help. One thing I like about the taste is that it does not have that artificial taste which is present in many other energy drinks.
- Did it deliver what it promised? I think it definitely did. I have been taking the product for about 2 weeks now and I have actually lost a kg and about 2 centimetres on my waist.
- I have been using the product almost every day and have tried it out at different times of the day. For me it seems that around 11am or around 4pm is the best time to drink it.
- The best feature of the product is that it actually makes me feel less tired and when you have 3 children all under the age of 8, it is bliss. I feel energetic and I am able to get much more done.
- Another thing about Aspire that I found and I have to mention this is that I have found that it somehow manages to keep my headaches at bay. I suffer from migraine and I have on more than one occasion taking the Aspire drink to have my headache so much better. I really don’t have a scientific explanation for this but it has worked.
- While it did not make me feel overly full, I didn’t feel quite so hungry after taking it and I found myself not craving snacks in between meals.
- Guarana Extract
- Green Tea Extract
- L – Carnitine
These products help in raising metabolism, suppressing appetite and oxidising fat to aid in the weight loss process.
Aspire has been tested and it has been found to burn 209 calories per can depending on age, weight and time of day.
All in all, I think this is a product that does work. It is a tad bit pricey retailing at £1.79 a can and is available at a number of retailers like Tesco, Holland and Barrett and Waitrose (it is actually on offer here at the moment for £1.45 and a 3 for 2 offer on it as well) But then again, most weight loss products are.
What I really liked about the product is its ability to make me feel more energetic and the refreshing taste and the fact that I did lose weight is a bonus.
Disclaimer: I was given the product to try out for 2 weeks. All opinions and views are entirely my own.