I had a dilemma last January that you might relate to this summer: My friend was getting married in Leyte at the end of the month, and one of the activities she planned for her guests that weekend was a day trip to a private beach. I only had a few weeks to lose all the holiday weight I put on, but I also had to lose all the pounds and inches I gained from my birthday weekend celebrations a week before our trip. And at the time, I still haven’t found a place to workout in Iloilo, where I’m now based.
The Kilo Off products I tried are the Flat Stomach Liquid Drink (orange bottle), Powder Drink (pink box), and Capsule (silver box)
My guardian angel came in the form of a friend who sent me Kilo Off products in the nick of time. Kilo Off is a weight-loss system designed to help you slim down the healthy way. It was created in France by Laboratories Vitarmonyl and launched in over 20 countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, Korea, Italy, Japan, Belgium, and now, Manila.
You may choose from a wide variety of products according to your weight-loss objective and lifestyle: revitalizing powder drink, energizing capsule, and a refreshing natural juice. You may choose to take a product on its own or follow a recommended program that involves combining two products for faster results.
No need to worry: All Kilo Off products are made from all-natural ingredients and are safe, with minimal side effects. The products have been approved by the European and local FDA.
Since it was my first time to try the products, I took them one at a time so I can isolate each of their results.
Kilo Off Capsules and Powder Drink
Kilo Off Capsule (P850 for a box of 30 capsules that’s good for 1 treatment period)
I started with the capsules, since it reportedly gives the maximum effect of slimming you down and providing 24-hour fat burning. Compared to the powder drink (pink sachet above), this capsule is more focused on burning fat, so it’s perfect if you need to lose weight quicker. It’s made of green tea and pepper extracts (to burn fat), fennel (for detoxifying and maintaining a flat stomach), and coriander (to improve digestion).
The ideal usage is taking 1-2 capsules per day before meals (i.e. one before breakfast, another before lunch). You can take a maximum of four per day, when you have an urgent weight-loss goal like I did. I ended up taking 2-3 capsules per day before my beach trip. It’s designed to be a 2-week treatment, with a 15-day rest period before taking the capsules again if necessary.
Be sure to take it within 5min before eating, as it’s a fat burner/ blocker. However, I often forgot to take it before meals and would usually remember to take it after I’ve eaten, so I’m not sure if it worked 100% on me. My friend told me that it would have been better if, after forgetting to take it before a meal (say lunch), I took it before the next meal instead (i.e. dinner).
Kilo Off Flat Stomach Drink (P795 for a 400ml bottle that’s good for 1 treatment period)
After I finished off all 30 capsules, I shifted to the drink the next day to help me reduce bloating, flatten my stomach, and help with indigestion. It’s also supposedly great for people with gas pains. It’s made of tamarind and balm, which facilitate digestion and help relieve heaviness, bloating, and a swollen stomach; as well as acacia, rhubarb, and fiber that contribute to intestinal balance.
You just need to drink a 50ml dose (a bottle cap-full) as a shot on its own or diluted in water after lunch or dinner. This was one of the easiest and quickest to take, as the recommended treatment period is just 8 days, and since it’s only required once per day, I always remembered to take it after dinner. It’s delicious, just like tamarind juice.
My husband tried it, and we both liked it so much, we did the program again after observing the recommended 1-week rest period. We noticed that each morning after we took it, we were assured an effortless trip to the toilet. And I can attest that this drink helped me maintain a flat stomach the whole eight days when I was taking it, and then some. I would even show off my flat stomach to my husband each day, I was that pleased, and he’d be impressed by the effect.
Oh, and yes, all Kilo Off products can be taken by both men and women (even if some products have hot pink packaging, haha).
My husband and I looked fit and happy during a beach trip in Leyte after my friend’s wedding
Kilo Off Powder Drink (P995 for a box of 10 sachets that’s good for half a treatment period)
The last Kilo Off product I tried was the Powder Drink, which is also meant for overall weight loss. Best taken as a treat after breakfast, this flavored powder juice is meant to supplement your diet and workout, and provide a 4-in-1 slimming action: burn fat, reduce cravings, keep a flat stomach, and drain water and toxins.
It’s made of 12 natural active ingredients combined to deliver the benefits we’re looking for: green tea, guarana, mate, and green coffee extracts to burn fat; cherry stalk, meadowsweet, grape marc, and orange peel extracts to drain water and toxins; pineapple and papaya extracts to help maintain a flat stomach; and citrus and apple pectins and guar gum to reduce cravings and hunger pangs. It even includes 10 vitamins at 100% of the recommended daily allowance.
Just dissolve one pack in a glass of water (I prefer cold, but you can also use warm or hot water), mix, and drink after 10 seconds. This is my favorite product in terms of taste: It’s supposedly citrus fruit flavored, yet it tasted more like berry fizz to me. I took it after breakfast, but you can also take it as an afternoon “snack.” Just take it once a day for a recommended treatment period of 20 days (with a 15-day rest period before restarting the treatment).
Since this product is pricier than the rest, I was only able to take it for a 10-day period, but I feel that within those 10 days, it helped me manage my weight and curb my appetite, ensuring that I lost weight even if I wasn’t exercising.
Each Kilo Off Powder Drink comes with a 42-page booklet with expert information about nutrition and weight loss, the recommended schedules and amounts of dosages, and even a healthy meal plan and a quiz that will help you find out what kind of eater you are so you can adjust your habits and plan your daily grub ahead.
We went on a quick beach trip to Cebu before hitting Tacloban, and this is how my body looked while on the Kilo Off program
My Results & Experience
Since I was using the products for the first time, it was recommended that I take each product one at a time and complete the cycle of each product before trying a new one. After all, each product has a different effect. They should also NOT be taken at the same time.
You may, however, do a program, like say the fat burning & stomach toning program before going to the beach: Take the Kilo Off Capsules before breakfast and lunch, then drink Kilo Off Flat Stomach before dinner.
I must admit that while I was able to reduce my food intake while I was taking Kilo Off products, I did not get the chance to exercise much, which is actually recommended, since Kilo Off is meant to improve the effects of both dieting and exercising. I did do minor physical activities each day, like walking around the mall doing errands and groceries and doing 150 crunches almost every other day.
What helped was to maintain a food and exercise journal (similar to the Kilo Off journal in the top photo), where I listed all my meals and fitness activities each day, as well as the Kilo Off product I took. I did not get the chance to weigh or measure myself while on the Kilo Off program, but I can tell you I looked and felt like I lost weight. In fact, my body looked better and slimmer while I was on the Kilo Off program without exercise and much effort to cut back on food than it did on my recent beach trip to Bohol, for which I got to do a few yoga classes and an inch-loss treatment, as well as go on a calorie-counted diet plan.
I just had a buffet lunch and a huge breakfast before this photo of myself eating gelato was taken on our pre-Tacloban beach trip to Cebu, and I love how slim I still looked, while on the Kilo Off program
There are minor side effects, as mentioned, and they vary from person to person; some may not feel any at all. Personally, it increased my trips to the bathroom to pee—I guess this is the effect of expelling liquids in my body and reducing water retention. I also noticed that the products increased my sweating, especially when walking around or when not in an air-conditioned room, because the products increase fat burning (make sure to always bring your anti-perspirant since you may need to reapply). The Powder Drink also makes one more alert, awake, and energized, so it’s best not to take it at night.
For others, the products may have a laxative effect if they go beyond the recommended dosage. Some may also feel a momentary heated sensation in the tummy when taking the capsule because of the pepper extract in it (I didn’t).
Note that Kilo Off is not meant for kids, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with heart disorders, and those undergoing anti-hypertensive treatment.
Kilo Off products are exclusively available at select Watsons branches nationwide. For more information, you may visit their website.