This post is part of a sponsored campaign with FitFluential and Thermo Heat. While I received compensation for my time, all thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own.
I received a bottle of Thermo Heat to try out before doing this review. I was a little apprehensive and nervous. I’ve never tried anything like this to help with weight loss. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know I’m a mom and a runner. You’ll also know that I’ve had THE hardest time dropping the final 10 (or fewer) pounds since my son was born.
I’ve run a marathon and three half marathons since he was born, as well as countless other races. Running just didn’t drop the pounds. Neither did breastfeeding (because I did that for two years.)
When I was approached about Thermo Heat, I read through their website. I read through clinical studies and everything about Thermo Heat sounded legit. It appeared that every ingredient (I’m a total ingredient-reader) had a specific purpose to burn fat/increase metabolism. I even read a review on Fitness RX for Women. And I googled Thermo Heat, just to see what was out there. The reviews were definitely mixed (as far as results people were seeing.)
The people behind Thermo Heat are also the same people behind creatine, which is a supplement my husband took when he was weight lifting years ago.
I talked it over with my doctor (because I just happened to have an appointment schedule. Talk about convenience.) And then I began taking the capsules. You start with two daily and can increase to three. The maximum recommended amount is four capsules, but I did not go that far.
I felt the heat from the first Thermo Heat capsule within minutes of taking it. And within an hour I really felt energized. I remember running that day and I just felt I had more energy. Such an exciting feeling! After the first day, I was down almost 2 pounds. Most likely it was water weight. Because Thermo Heat has so much caffeine, I was nervous to drink too much soda, so I really cut back on my soda intake. (I’m trying to eliminate it completely.)
The upside: I felt like I had a ton more energy. Probably from all of the caffeine one capsule fills. I started to drop the hard-to-lose pounds. I really was focused. And I found myself not snacking much. I just wasn’t as hungry between meals.
The downside: Each capsule contains a lot of caffeine (250 mg) and I was WIRED. You have to be extra careful to not take it too close to bedtime, unless you want to be awake all night. The capsules also made me feel a little nauseous (especially the first couple of days.) The feeling went away, but I found myself needing to eat graham crackers or something to help with the nausea. (A lot of pills make me feel this way. In fact, this is why I still take children’s chewable daily vitamins.)
And there was one day where the capsule didn’t quite go down the first try. I felt like my throat was on fire – and it took over an hour (and drinking a ton of water) to feel better.
In the end, I did lose some weight. I think that the weight loss was a combination of Thermo Heat and a change in my eating habits. I wasn’t snacking as much, and the snacks I had were healthier options. My weight fluctuated daily (as it always does) during the time I took Thermo Heat. It’ll be interesting to see how my snacking habits remain the same or revert back to old ways over the next couple of weeks (I’d love for them to cease!)
Have you ever tried a supplement? Did you see any results if you have tried one?
**This post is part of a sponsored campaign with FitFluential and Thermo Heat. I was provided a sample of Thermo Heat and compensation for my time. As always, all opinions are my own.