Could it be? Is this the diet aid that’s actually going to give me a little nudge in the right direction? Maybe. I am hesitantly optimistic. I’m been using it for two weeks and I’m down five pounds. That’s about the rate you’re supposed to lose at for “healthy weight loss”. That’s also all they tell you to expect after weight-loss surgery – I swear! Check the websites. Anyway, the important part is that I lost those five pounds WITHOUT CHANGING ANYTHING ELSE. I thought if I was going to review this product honestly I had to see what it could do on its own. I mean, what’s the point in saying, “I lost 15 pounds in a week using this, drinking only protein shakes, and working out for two hours a day every day.” So I read the instructions, “Drink your little Slim Shot with food and it will decrease your appetite for at least four hours, up to eight hours.” East enough! No small print saying “Don’t eat anything with fat in it or you will have to live in the bathroom for the next three days” or “Prepare to be so jittery you won’t be able to apply mascara”. Well, it did decrease my appetite. By the time I get an opportunity to eat lunch every day (usually about 7-8 hours after breakfast) I’m usually so hungry I make REALLY bad decisions – the “do you want fries with that?” kind of decisions. And then when I get home from work I’m so hungry I just grab the first thing I can get my hands on, and portion control is not a concern. While I was taking the Slim Shots (one with breakfast, one with lunch) I wasn’t EVER so hungry I couldn’t make a good decision. I would pass up the drive-thru and eat the salad I’d brought to work, or the Lean Cuisine -type meal I had stowed in the office freezer. And then I FORGOT to snack when I got home. I just didn’t think about it. And I ate more reasonable portions at supper, too, ’cause I just wasn’t that hungry. No side effects, no inconvenience – they even include a little plastic holder to protect your lunch-time Slim Shot so you can just drop it in your purse. I’m going to keep using this (best price I’ve found so far is on Amazon – $7.75 for 14 shots) and maybe add in some exercise sessions for the next two weeks. This could be the start of something wonderful!