Activ8 X Diet Drops, AVX Diet, review

[Product Review] Activ8 X Diet Drops And Diet Plan: Part Two

9th August 2013

It’s been one month since I started on the Activ8 X Diet Drops and AVX Diet, so it’s time for my one-month update and review.

The Diet Drops

The Diet Drops have a flavour that’s difficult to describe. It doesn’t taste like most diet supplements: it doesn’t taste like herbs. It tastes kind of sweet. And when you’re resting it under your tongue, it kind of tingles. The only difficulty I’ve had is in getting the dose right. Don’t try and do it without a mirror! A mirror makes it much easier to make sure you’re not letting more than one drop in at a time in.

The AVX Diet

It took me a couple of days to get used to the diet. It was pretty restrictive when compared with how I was eating before (and I thought I had been eating pretty well! Apparently not, haha.) but once the drops kicked in and I got used to the smaller portions, it wasn’t that bad at all. There are recipes in the back of the Diet Plan book that are pretty delicious – especially the smoothie and the overnight oats! – so there’s something for everyone’s taste buds.

The hardest part was in trying to decide whether I wanted to do a Protein Day or a Carb day – the basis of the diet is switching between the two. You’re also allowed an EVERYTHING day twice a month. Carb Day is an A Day, protein day is a V Day, and an everything day (for birthdays or weddings or when you just really want a take-away) is an X Day. See where the name comes in? Foods are given certain amounts of credits – on different days, they cost different things. On A and V days, you have 100 credits for foods that aren’t free on those days, and on X Days, you have 300 points to use as you wish for foods that aren’t on the Zero Credits list.

Now, I’ve used the Weight Watchers Core Plan, so that’s what I immediately thought of. It did help me adjust to it, but as I said, it took me a few days to get used to it. Once I did get used to it, though, it was easy. I even got into the habit of putting the hard copy of my Diet Plan into my backpack when I was taking it with me, but you can also download a PDF copy from the members’ website that you can then put onto your smartphone!

The only drawback I found was in trying to point/credit something that wasn’t on the plan or in the book, for example if I was making one of my own recipes. In those cases, I just tried to count up the individual ingredients as best as I could.

And there were plenty of recipes on the website, anyway, so it’s not like I was ever without meal ideas. (The 15-minute, 15-credit section is awesome, but you have to be a member to see any of the content!)

Effects

The biggest thing I noticed while taking the Activ8 X Diet Drops is that my sugar cravings have severely diminished. I was hoping it would happen, as I’ve taken Chromium before and know that it worked very well for me, and this time, there’s no difference. I’ve felt no need to rush to the shops every other day to buy a bar of something sweet or a pastry. Something sweet once a week has kept me happy.

I’ve also been happy with the smaller portions that the AVX Diet requires. If I’m at Mum and Dad’s and I’m given too big a portion, I just can’t eat anywhere near what I used to be able to eat.

With regards my energy, I haven’t really felt the effects of the stimulants as much as I expected. But I was recently told that my folic acid is really low, so that’s like fighting a losing battle. It’s entirely possible that it would affect someone else greater. Maybe in the next month, now that I’m taking folic acid tablets, I may feel the effects of the stimulants in the Activ8 X Diet Drops, too. I’ll let you know next month.

I haven’t had any weird side-effects, either. No gut problems or headaches or nausea; nothing like that.

Physical Outcome

Since the weigh-in when I started taking Activ8 X, I’ve lost 8lbs – which might not seem huge to anyone else, but my year has been really, really bad, and to have lost 8lbs in one month is pretty damn impressive to me.

My starting physical measurements were the same as the last time, but for those who weren’t aware, here they are again:

July 2013

Right upper arm: 18″
Bust: 59″
Under bust: 52″
Waist: 55″
Hips: 69″
Upper Right Thigh: 34″
Upper Right Calf: 19.5″
Upper Left Calf (mutant/left leg): 21″

And here are my measurements on Tuesday:

August 2013

Right upper arm: 18″
Bust: 58″ (-1″)
Under bust: 51″ (-1″)
Waist: 55″
Hips: 68″ (-1″)
Upper Right Thigh: 33″ (-1″)
Upper Right Calf: 20″ (+0.5″)
Upper Left Calf (mutant/left leg): 21″

Total inches lost: -3.5″

Now, as always, these losses could be down to fluctuations in where I’ve placed the measuring tape, or in the case of my mutant leg how swollen it is that particular day, but I’m fairly confident that at least some of them are correct. 🙂

Anyway: so far, so good. Expect the third and final part of my review in a month’s time, where I’ll hopefully have lost another few inches and a good wee bit more weight.

[Update]: The 2-month review has now been posted here, showing some really good inch-and-weight loss.

Availability

If you’re interested in what I’ve written here and want to try out Activ8 X and the AVX Diet for yourself, you can find it on the web over at http://activ8x.co.uk/. You can buy a 1-month, 2-month, 3-month or – if you can get a hold of it – a super-saving 6-months’ supply.

Disclaimer

In the interests of full disclosure: I have received a free three month’s supply of Activ8 X Diet Drops and a copy of the Activ8 X Diet Plan to review. I will also receive a monetary compensation upon publication of my one-month and two-month reviews. None of this has in any way influenced my opinions, which remain my own, as ever, and everything I’ve said is true.

If you would like me to review your product, please contact me fatso@fatgirlslim.org, although requesting a review does not guarantee acceptance.

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  • phadeb

    Hello, thank you for this honest review.

    Can you include your goal size for each part of your body and in how much time you think you can reach it.

    • Hi, phadeb! As I was only using the Activ8X Diet Drops and Diet Plan for review purposes, I’m no longer using the drops or following the Diet Plan.

      To be honest, I have no idea what a healthy body size is for someone of my height! 🙁 As I’ve never been a healthy weight as an adult, I’d need to actually do research into it… but at an estimate, I could reach my target goal weight of 145lbs – the middle of my “healthy BMI range”, which I know is a load of BS but is what Doctors recommend – within two years time. Unfortunately, this would leave me with mounds of loose skin, so I would probably still not be at a healthy goal size for my body!

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.