Skinny Coffee Club is a British company based in Liverpool. Products are on sale from Holland & Barrett as well as other retailers, and the company are happy to ship abroad. All purchases come with a free weight loss plan.
Skinny Coffee Club promises a way for coffee lovers to lose weight without any effort. You can choose between Instant coffee or Ground coffee but with just 1 teaspoon per serving, the Instant coffee looks a better bet because it is less likely to run out before time; a common issue with many buyers.
Although this coffee claims to help you lose weight without effort, the exercise plan that comes with all purchases is very intensive and could be the factor that has led to the weight loss results seen on Instagram. It is undeniably popular on Instagram, but elsewhere there is a lot of negative feedback and Skinny Coffee Club has been branded a gimmick by nutritionists.
It is important to know that you should not use this coffee if you are allergic to shellfish or have a hormonally related medical condition such as breast cancer, as it could cause unforeseen side effects.
There have been reported side effects from some users including allergic reaction, throat infection, palpitations, diarrhoea, and mood swings.
If you are allergic to sea food, spirulina can cause an allergic reaction with symptoms including swelling, throat irritation, and hives.
Other side effects may include increased blood pressure, mood swings, anxiety, palpitations, headaches, and gastrointestinal issues.
Skinny Coffee Club contains Siberian Ginseng. This can act like oestrogen in the body, so should be avoided if you have or have had a hormonally related medical condition such as breast cancer.
Skinny Coffee Club is very expensive. You can choose between Instant and Ground coffee at the point of sale. New customers can benefit from a 15% reduction off their first order. The Instant Coffee version is slightly more expensive, but will probably last longer making it the better deal.
The Original 28 Weight Loss Program with Instant coffee costs £27.95 for 1 x 70g package, containing enough for 28 days at 2g or 1 teaspoon serving.
You can also make savings on bulk orders:
The Original 28 Weight Loss Program with Ground coffee costs £24.95 for 28-day supply.
Worldwide shipping is free.
You can also buy Skinny Coffee Club from Holland & Barrett, Amazon UK where it is slightly cheaper, and from Amazon USA where it costs $38.87 for a 28-day supply.
In our opinion, the Skinny Coffee Club promises of easy, effort-free weight loss are misleading. And although this supplement is popular on Instagram, this view is not shared by independent customers many of whom have been left feeling disappointed and out of pocket after trying this supplement.
We feel it is unlikely that the ingredients will work as described. Garcinia cambogia and green coffee bean extract come with very little evidence they work, and although we like the green tea/coffee combination which might actually do something, we have real concerns about spirulina because of the risk of contamination of pollution in the seas where it is harvested. Siberian ginseng is an added concern because it can cause side effects in some users.
Skinny Coffee Club has created a buzz and has been very effective in using Instagram as a method of promotion, but when it comes down to it, this is a very mediocre product. Yes it has the right fashionable look and the exercise program looks good but otherwise, there is no reason why you should bother with this overpriced coffee.
We do not recommend Skinny Coffee Club to the Watchdog readers.
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Skinny Coffee Club is a range of weight loss programs all based around Skinny Coffee, a blend of coffee with added weight loss ingredients.
The different programs are essentially about how long you take it; you can choose the Original 28-day program, Day and Night which also lasts for 28 days, the Super Skinny Bundle, or an Intensive 7 Days program. However the most popular option is the Original 28 days Program so we will focus on this product in the review.
Skinny Coffee is a coffee blend you drink in the morning. It comes in the form of instant coffee, but many people seem to opt for the ground coffee option which you can prepare with a cafetiere (sometimes called a French press). If you don’t have a cafetiere you could just use filter papers that you fit into the cup as a cheaper option.
The coffee contains a blend of ordinary ground coffee plus ground green coffee bean extract. It also includes garcinia cambogia extract, green tea powder, Siberian ginseng, and spirulina. All these ingredients may have weight loss benefits such as improved mood and increased metabolism, reduction of hunger, and a mild carb blocking effect. The coffee contains only 6 calories, and all purchases come with a free weight loss plan that some customers have said is useful.
Skinny Coffee Club is popular in the UK and was featured in an article in the Daily Mail. In the article nutritionists criticised the coffee as a gimmick saying that it was not backed with any approved health claims, and that the only way to increase the metabolism was by changing diet and getting active.
However many people have used this coffee for weight loss support and according to Holland & Barrett nutritionist, “We would recommend drinking Skinny Coffee Club as part of a healthy balanced diet to give your wellness plan a boost in the right direction”. Source
A major part of the Skinny Coffee Club marketing is via Instagram, where people using the supplement are encouraged to post before and after pictures.
The company has more than 172,000 followers, and although the genuine pictures are interspersed with models posing holding packets of coffee, it does seem that some people have lost weight while using this supplement. However, according to the comments in the Daily Mail article, many of the so-called success stories looked better in their before pictures than their after pictures!
According to the advertising,
“Skinny Coffee Club is ideal for those looking to lose weight, fast. It’s tastes fab and was designed specifically to raise your metabolism, burn fat, fill you with energy throughout the day and leave you feeling fuller for longer. Formulated with all-natural, highly sought after ingredients each sourced and selected for their unique properties.”
There are lots of questionable and unproven claims too such as,
“Clinically proven to lose weight fast”, “Improves complexion – amazing skin” and “-All day energy without the come down”
You are advised that you will “See visible results in just one week” and that you will “Look and feel fabulous”
Skinny Coffee comes with a free weight loss plan. We were unable to see the diet plan but we located the free exercise plan, and found that you are advised to exercise four times a week using a mix of low-intensity training and high-intensity training. This does not sound as “effort free” as the advertising suggests!
Skinny Coffee may help get you in the frame of mind to stick with a weight loss plan, and if you use the provided exercise plan and stick to it, you will undoubtedly get fitter and lose weight.
The plan advises you to take part in 2 x low-intensity exercises and 2 x high intensity exercises a week. The low-intensity exercises include an hour’s power walk, 30 minutes jog, or 30 minutes on a rowing machine.
You can carry out the high-intensity training by following the suggested routine of 10 exercises, such as press ups and lunges. We would be cautious about this. There is no proper information about how to carry these out safely, and intensive exercise could be dangerous for some users.
Skinny Coffee Club does not mention the need for exercise in their advertising, so it is misleading to then slip in an intensive exercise plan in order for the coffee to work!
According to the publicity, drinking the coffee is enough to cause weight loss without effort, but it seems unlikely that it will make much difference to most users.
Serving size is equal to 2g – this is roughly the equivalent of a heaped teaspoon.
There have been reported side effects from some users. These include:
If you are allergic to seafood, spirulina can cause an allergic reaction, with symptoms including:
Other side effects may include:
Not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding. You should avoid if you have or have had a hormonally related medical condition such as breast cancer because Siberian Ginseng may act like oestrogen in the body. Speak to your doctor before drinking this coffee if you have an underlying medical or mental health issue or are taking prescription medication. Do not take if you are allergic to shellfish. Discontinue use if you experience side effects.
We took a look on Amazon UK in order to see some independent customer reviews, and despite all the hoo-hah on the Skinny Coffee Club Instagram page, it seems that most people do not like this coffee.
In fact, the negative comments far outnumbered the positive reviewers. Just 27% of users left five-star reviews. Positive comments include
5lb lost 1st week
Very good coffee. I am sure it does good.
This leaves the 73% of customers who are less favourable, with a whopping 49% leaving one-star negative reviews.
Many customers enjoy the taste of the coffee regardless of the results,
I do slimming world any way and thought I try the coffee too give me a boost … the coffee is lovely but I haven’t even lost a pound this month using the coffee so I wouldn’t recommend spending this on coffee that doesn’t help with weight lost x
This customer was disappointed after seeing Skinny Coffee Club on Instagram,
So unhappy with this product! After following all the positive comments from customers on Instagram I decided to purchase it. There is no way you get enough for 28days. I had the exact recommended amount once a day and it lasted 14days. It’s very expensive for one cup a day for 14days!
There are lots of customer complaints about the small serving size,
Weak tasting and not effective as a weight loss aid.
This customer seemed to sum up the mood of consumers
Tastes nice but overpriced. Comes with a diet and exercise sheet which is the only way to lose any weight, nothing to do with the coffee l would say. Save yourself some money and just do the diet and exercise
We tend to agree with this last customer!
You can buy Skinny Club Coffee direct from the official website or via Instagram. It is available to overseas customers as well as those based in the UK.
UK customers can buy Skinny Club Coffee in High Street Holland & Barrett stores, and it is also on sale from their website.
It is also on sale via Amazon UK and Amazon USA.
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