CHEATmeals is an OTC diet pill that is marketed as a fat and carbohydrate blocker. Its purpose is to help support healthy weight management, blood sugar, lipid levels and digestion. It contains multiple ingredients that are believed to help block carbohydrates, prevent the body from absorbing fat, aid in the feeling of fullness and help to regulate blood sugar levels.
CHEATmeals’ ingredients are part of the “Synergy Optimizer Technologies – Patent Pending Blend” which is split up into three different formulas as follows:
Fat Blocking & Neutralizing Formula:
- LipoSan Ultra Chitosan
- Cassia Nomame
Carbohydrate Blocking & Neutralizing Formula:
- White Kidney Bean
- Hydroxycitric Acid
Digestion Enhancing Formula:
Does It Work?
On the official product page, when this CHEATmeals review was written, the manufacturer posted results that supposedly show “why CHEATmeals is proven to work.” It states that the product has “a 19+ proven track record” because the formula uses “scientifically researched ingredients that have been supported by clinical data.”
This is highly misleading because the manufacturer makes it seem as though the actual CHEATmeals formula has been studied and proven, which it has not. The truth is that only the ingredients have been individually studied and not studied together. Moreover, although the ingredients have been clinically researched, they have not been clinically proven, which are two very different things.
Even white kidney bean studies that have found it to show potential promise in the treatment of obesity, say that further studies with larger groups of people are needed to conclusively demonstrate its effectiveness.
Safety and Efficacy Are Not Guaranteed
The bottom line is that CHEATmeals, like every other dietary supplement for weight loss on the OTC market, is not FDA approved and the claims that have been made about it have never been scientifically proven.
On the one hand, it does contain ingredients that have shown the potential to help regulate blood sugar and block carbohydrates. However, it also contains other ingredients that have received a lot of hype in the weight loss world, but scientific evidence to support this hype is severely lacking, such as in the case of garcinia cambogia (hydroxycitric acid).
It should also be noted that simply because an ingredient may block a percentage of the carbohydrates or fats you ingest, this does not mean that weight loss will result. Following a sensible diet and engaging in regular exercise is still required.
If you should decide to take CHEATmeals, it would be in your best interest to consult with your healthcare professional first, especially if you have diabetes or any other medical condition.