Itâ€™s become increasingly documented that sugary snacks are not only bad for our teeth, but for our overall wellbeing too. Sugar has been proven to have a negative impact on our waistlines, energy levels and also our skin (too much can prematurely age the complexion and speed up the formation of fine lines) but that doesnâ€™t stop us from giving into cravings or sneakily having another slice of cake at 3pm. If youâ€™re trying to cut down on snacks for any number of reasons but have become exhausted and lethargic, then this little gadget may be able to help.
Slissie is a revolutionary lipstick-sized anti-snacking device that delivers appetite-suppressing flavourings that instantly help you resist temptation. At the press of a button youâ€™ll taste delicious flavours (including chocolate, vanilla, fruit or mint) without any calories passing your lips, helping to stop you from eating things you know you really shouldnâ€™t. Slissie is not a diet; itâ€™s an aid that can be used in conjunction with any weight loss or lifestyle plan you choose, putting you back in control without having to take drastic action.
The Slissie is portable and handbag friendly while being rechargeable and refillable; itâ€™s easily charged using a USB connection and each refill lasts around 7-10 days. (Thatâ€™s 250 uses and works out at Â£1.33 per day, but the more you use Slissie the more affordable it gets – a Â£12.99 refill pack works out at only Â£0.62 per day!) The sugar and calorie-free flavours include: Super Mint, Fruit, Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Orange, Gingerbread, Banana Bread and Caramel Coffee.
So how does it work? Taste and smell (olfaction) have a direct effect on appetite regulation. Flavours that contain aromas of food are sensed by olfactory receptors and convey messages to the appetite control centre of the brain â€“ leaving users feeling in control of what they eat and making it easier to avoid unhealthy snacks. You donâ€™t have to physically eat something to get the gratification, so the Slissie helps to overcome overeating or over-snacking in a simple and discrete way.
Psychologist, Corrine Sweet, says â€œIt is entirely possible to retrain yourself to break old, bad habits and adopt new, positive ones, to help you curb your food cravings. You need to identify your behaviours and make a decision to stop them.Â Then replace them with a positive strategy for curbing old habit patterns. This may take effort and time, as we often hang on to what is familiar, but if you stick to it, you will soon be reaping the rewards for a little thoughtful decision-making, retraining and application of willpower â€“ with a little help from your Slissie friend.â€
Liz Casely, the founder of Slissie is a mum of two who wanted to stop eating so many biscuits with her coffee. â€œI invented Slissie as a helping hand to empower women, like me, to take control of what they eat without having to constantly diet. By cutting my bad snacking habits, my clothes fit better and I have more room left to enjoy special treats whenever I want to.â€
The Slissie can help anyone that struggles to cut down on sweets and snacks â€“ whether youâ€™ve got a big event coming up and you need to look your best, you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle, or youâ€™re just sick of being a slave to the chocolate!
If youâ€™re interested in testing out the Slissie and documenting your experience over a number of weeks, we have a number of kits available for members of Thirty Plus. Interested? Drop us an email with your name, blog URL and monthly hits to email@example.com and weâ€™ll give you some more info.
The Slissie Starter Pack costs Â£39.99 and Refill Kits start from Â£12.99. For orders and details on the full range visit www.slissie.co.uk