Some of you already know that I have been on a health and weight loss journey. In the past few months, I’ve really cleaned up my eating, began getting serious about my workouts again, and I’ve even included a few supplements to help with performance and weight loss. One of the supplements I recently tried was a product called Calorease, which claims that it can reduce fat from the food you eat. I was very skeptical of a claim like this, so I decided to give it a try and see what happens.
The way Calorease works is explained like this:
“Humans cannot absorb fat without digesting it first. In the small intestine, a digestive enzyme called lipase processes fat droplets into smaller fragments called fatty acids. Fatty acids are absorbed through the digestive tract, and then reassembled within the body to form fat. When the FBCx in Calorease binds with and coats the fat droplets, they become resistant to digestion so that the fat is less likely to be absorbed. Instead, the bound FBCx and fat complex passes through the digestive tract and is eliminated as waste.”
Sounds interesting, but honestly, I am not a fan of taking pills to offset the “fatty foods” I eat. And I wasn’t sure what type of fat it would prevent from being absorbed. Was it the good fat from avocados, nuts, etc.? Or does prevent only the bad fat from foods like cakes, pies, etc.? Since I don’t typically eat the “junk fat” but I do eat fat from coconut oil, avocados and the like, I was a little unsure of what exactly the product would do.
Another requirement for Calorease to work, is that you need to be consistently taking these pills, up to six tablets a day. Again, this was a bit of a challenge for me to remember to take the pills and then to remember to bring them with me if I was going to eat away from home.
Overall, I can’t say that this was a good product for me. Since I am on my way to transitioning to a raw vegan diet, I find that I don’t really need a product like this to control my weight or to help me lose weight. And I am not a fan of a product that doesn’t seem to really help a person to make better food choices in the first place. I know losing weight is hard, but I truly believe that weight loss starts with a conscious decision to first get educated about our bodies and nutrition, and Calorease seemed to be more of a hindrance than a help. If someone has to rely on a pill to help them not absorb fat from the food they eat, then how does that support them in making better food choices in the future? And how does that change a person’s eating habits for the better? Why not just reduce the amount of fat you eat in the first place so you don’t need to take a pill?
I don’t know, I can’t really recommend this product as it goes against my beliefs about how food is really only one part of the total picture of health. Losing weight should not be a process that is dependent on taking pills to offset consuming a poor diet. I know no one is perfect, but sometimes making mistakes and learning from them is the best way to make a permanent change for the better.
Have you had any success with weight loss aids? Tell me your experience in the comments below.
Disclosure: A complimentary sample of this product was provided in exchange for an honest opinion and review.