Ah January. The hottest selling items in the first few months of the new year are likely health related items to combat whatever cold is lurking around and weight loss items to help combat the bulge lurking around since the holidays! Webber Naturals, available at department stores and pharmacies across Canada, have a large range of items for both these needs and more.
I was asked if I’d like to check out PGX from Webber Naturals. Have you heard of it? The product was featured on Dr.Oz, and here’s a quick clip to further explain why people are so excited about this product.
I get freaked out by weight-loss pills that promise huge results and hide the health risks involved because of the ingredients used. In reading and researching PGX before agreeing to take it, I was comforted reading that – essentially – PGX is fibre. It’s not as simple as that, but that’s the basic ingredient in the product – not some chemical component.
Clinical research has shown that as PGX thickens and expands it creates a sense of fullness and satiety that controls appetite for several hours, making it possible to decrease food intake without hunger. PGX also delays gastric emptying, prolonging satiety.
PGX improves glucose (blood sugar) balance, particularly postprandial (after meal) glucose levels. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study; subjects taking PGX for 3 weeks lowered their after-meal blood sugar levels by approximately 20%. Insulin secretion was also reduced by approximately 40%, producing a whole body insulin sensitivity index improvement of nearly 50%.
So, in addition to the info Dr. Oz presented above, the real draw to PGX for me was that it gives you a sense of fullness. This should, in theory, make you eat less at meals and snack less in between.
I’m fortunate that I maintain a pretty steady weight, and if I want to lose weight one of the easiest ways to jump start it is to stop night time snacking. This, unfortunately, is much easier said than done since I work late hours at night after the kids are in bed and this is definitely my snacking time.
PGX is to be taken before meals, starting out with 1-2 softgels and working your way up to up to 6 softgels before each meal. Yes, that means potentially 18 softgels a day (and they’re not tiny!) I worked my way up to 6 softgels before meals and continued my regular diet, not omitting anything or upping any exercise. One week on PGX equaled a 1 pound weight loss. Well, then! I had to stop taking them for awhile when a stomach flu made it’s way through our house, and have gradually started taking them again last week but at just 2 softgels before each meal for now.
What I have noticed is that while I seem to eat the same amount at meals (I don’t typically go back for seconds, for example, so all stays the same), my night time snacking becomes non-existent when taking PGX. This is an interesting observation since my last PGX softgels for the day would be taken around 6pm yet I have no hunger in the evening hours until I go to bed around midnight.
If you’re interested in learning more about PGX I’d suggest checking out the Webber Naturals website and the PGX Facebook page as places to start. Then, just Google PGX and you’ll find a lot of message boards and other sites where the product is discussed.
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