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Is Thin From Within a Scam Weight Loss Program? – What You Should Know

Is Thin From Within a Scam

Thin From Within is a new weight loss program that has been getting a lot of attention lately. But is it any good? Or is this just going to be a waste of your time and money? Is Thin From Within a scam?

We have all seen our fair share of scams when it comes to weight loss product/programs. It seems that every new product out there claims to be a super easy solution for you to lose weight, most of which turn out to be complete duds.

So is this the real deal? In this review I will be going over what exactly is included in the program and how it works. In short… No this is not a scam and you will see why.

Thin From Within Review

Thin From Within is a weight loss program that was put together by a guy named Brad Pilon. It is promoted as a healthy alternative to other diets out there, such as keto, and as the focus of being a long-term sustainable method of losing weight and keeping that weight off.

But before I get into it all, who is this Brad guy?

Who Is Brad Pilon?

It it is always important to look into the person, or people, behind the products you purchase. If this guy were just some guy off the street, you might not want to trust his advice. However, Brad is a two times best-selling author, is most successful book being “Eat Stop Eat”, which was focused on the intermittent fasting diet.

I did some extra research into this book and found it to have very good reviews. You can look it up on various websites out there, such as Amazon.

Brad isn’t just some guy that decided to write a book. He has had an interest in health and supplements since a young age and pursued this interest throughout graduate school, having done a lot of research on various subjects over the years.

The point me talking about him is to show you that he is qualified make up a diet program like this.

The Sales Pitch

His program, Thin From Within,  is promoted on a website called Truth About Keto. It is marketed in response to the new ketogenic diet craze with all sorts of keto programs and products, such as Keto OS, being marketed all over. There are a lot of strong believers in the keto diet but many nonbelievers. It is not recommended by many health professionals due to possible negative effects.

Brad explains that the keto diet can be dangerous, it in particular to women, and is just not a good sustainable diet to lose weight and keep it off.

Basically the sales pages that keto is not a good diet and that his Thin From Within diet is a better alternative, which does seem to be true.

What Is The Keto Diet & How Is It Bad?

The keto diet is all about getting your body into a state of ketosis.

What is ketosis?

Ketosis is a state of fat burning where you deplete your body of glycogen (carb storage) and this then causes your body to produce ketones, burning fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. It is said to be a much cleaner and more steady fuel without the crashes that you might experience when running on large amounts of carbs, but there are definitely some downsides.

According to Dr. Pilon, the keto diet is more harmful for women and has more negative side effects. It shuts off the hormone leptin, which, in women, is the main hormone responsible for weight loss and fat metabolism. And where it gets really ugly is when this is coupled with the lack of insulin hormone produced, which is also a result of the ketogenic diet.

Brad claims that ketogenic diets can lead to rapid weight loss, which is what most people are looking for. The problem is that they can also lead to rapid weight gain as soon as you come off of the diet, which is bound to happen due to its unsustainability.

He provides many scientific references backing up the claims made on his website.

But besides what he says, I also have my own knowledge on the ketogenic diet based on research I have done into it previously.

From what I know there is definitely a lack of long-term research on this diet. Most of the studies performed have only watched test subjects for a period of several months at most. This does not show the diet to be sustainable long-term in any way.

What you should also know is that depleting your body of glycogen, which is what you will have to do to get into the state of ketosis, will cause you to lose a lot of water. What this might do is show weight loss in a misleading way, much of the weight loss actually coming from water weight instead of fat.

How The “Think From Within” Diet Works

The Think From Within diet is all about being a healthy and sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off. It does not involve any pills, powders, potions or anything like that.

The approach that this diet takes is a multi-phased approach, which consists of:

  1. Microbolic Rebalancing
  2. Metabolic Override

The “microbolic” rebalancing portion is all about getting the bacteria in your gut back in balance. Have you ever heard of gut flora? Well this is what I am talking about here. For any diet to work optimally you need good digestion and you will not get good digestion without a healthy flora balance.

An imbalance of gut flora can create many different gastrointestinal problems which will more than likely lead to worse results.

This is something that is often overlooked when it comes to diets. Many of the diet pills/drugs out there on the market will just end up distracting this balance and having a negative effect.

The metabolic override portion is all about custom nutrition and workout plans. In this program he offers a variety of different plans available to fit your lifestyle, fitness level, etc.

There are coaching videos for all of the exercises outlined. All in all, the 12 week program consists of 143 videos.

The Cost

To purchase Thin From Within it is going to cost you $37 plus shipping. When I was on the site the shipping was priced at around $9.95, but I have read a few other reviews from people claiming the shipping was up around $19. I don’t know… Maybe this has to do with where you live or maybe they just ended up lowering the price.

Shipping price is a bummer, but paying $37 for the program itself is a good price in my opinion.

Final Thoughts – Scam?

Obviously I do not consider Thin From Within a scam. I don’t know why anyone would either. The weight loss program is designed by someone who knows what they’re talking about, it does not lead you to believe there will be miracles performed, it is all around healthy and does not promote unhealthy forms of weight loss, and overall is just a good program.

The keto diet is good in many ways, and many people swear by it, but there are just too many possible downsides and not enough long term studies for this to be a very good choice as a sustainable weight loss and weight management program.

If you are looking for a healthy weight loss program then Thin From Within it is definitely worth considering.

Anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful in one way or another. Please leave any questions, comments, or concerns below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also, if you have your own review of this program you can also leave that below. I am sure other readers will appreciate it.

Is FenFast 375 a Scam? – What You Should Know

is FENFAST 375 a scam

FenFast 375 is one of the most popular diet pills on the market, but does this stuff really work? Or is FenFast 375 a scam weight loss supplement that you should avoid?

Too many this question may seem out-of-line, but is something that needs to be asked. I’m sure we have all seen our fair share of weight loss supplement scams on the Internet. Many “miracle pills” make big claims that they cannot backup in the last thing you want to do is waste your money and time on another supplement that is going to get your hopes up but not provide what you really want… Just weight loss.

In this review of FenFast 375 I will be going over some of the claims that are made, the ingredients that are included in this weight loss supplement, side effects, real user reviews, and lastly, my opinion of whether or not think it is worth the money.

FenFast 375 Review

This weight loss supplement is very popular and there are many different promotions going around for it. Some of the more popular claims that I have heard include that it:

  • helps reduce fatigue
  • helps you to overcome the battles of dieting
  • improves mental alertness
  • increases energy
  • increases metabolic rate

The goal behind the supplement is to make it easy for people to lose weight, which is what we all want, right? By supposedly giving you more energy to do the workouts and more focused to push through them and stay on track, the hope is that things will be easier.

But are these claims just baseless? Do they hold any truth? Well, to answer these questions which take a look at the ingredients…


FenFast 375 consists of only four ingredients. Well, only for active ingredients. The rest are fillers. These four ingredients include L phenylalanine,1,3,7 trimethylxanthine, Hordenine HCl, and L-Theanine.


First on the list is L phenylalanine, which is one of the nine essential amino acids.

There haven’t really been much in the way of studies that specifically test this amino acid’s ability to aid with weight loss, but it makes sense that it does help and it does so in a couple different ways.

According to LiveStrong, one of the ways that it can help you lose weight is by stimulating Cholecystokinin release, which is a hormone that has been shown to surpress appetite. Another way is by increasing dopamine levels, which it helps to do indirectly. By helping increase dopamine levels it causes you to have less of that urge to go out and eat, which would also help increase your dopamine levels.

1,3,7 trimethylxanthine

It’s a long name but don’t be full by it. This ingredient is nothing more than caffeine… Is just a fancy name for it that no one knows about.

We all know caffeine and we all know that it is a stimulant that is commonly used in weight loss products and many other fitness related supplements.

There are plenty of studies that have been performed on caffeine and its ability to help with weight loss. There is definitely no lack of them here. The proof is there… It works.

One of the ways that caffeine helps you lose weight is by increasing your metabolism which burns more calories, many of which are burned and given off as heat. It is also thought to act as an appetite suppressant. There are some studies that disagree with this but I for one in a believer. I’ve had caffeine plenty of times to know what the effects feel like for myself.

Hordenine HCl

Hordenine HCl isn’t nearly as studied as caffeine is, but it has been shown to stimulate norepinephrine release.

I did a fair amount of research looking into this and it can get pretty confusing. Basically what Hordenine does is helps your body re-align its “set point” (setpoint theory), which basically tells your body that this is its new normal weight so that you lose weight it is easier to keep it off.

You probably are well aware that many people who go on diets in lose weight end up gaining it right back soon after. There are different reasons for this, such as going back to their old unhealthy lifestyle among others, but another reason could be that the body’s “set point” was not re-aligned, as I described above.

Hordenine is also thought to increase energy levels and boost your mood.


And lastly there is L-Theanine.

If you were to do research on L-Theanine you might wonder… Well why would they include this ingredient in a weight loss supplement? This would be a good question, but there is also a good answer.

L-Theanine helps with relaxation and concentration it is known to reduce stress and anxiety which are very important if you want your body to function efficiently.

Reducing stress is a major key to living a healthy life and when it comes to something that is stressful in-of-itself, such as weight loss, it is important to get this under control.

There are an increasing number of weight loss supplements that combine both caffeine and L-Theanine because of how well these two ingredients couple together. The caffeine is the biggest player in the actual losing of the weight part of it all and the L-Theanine helps you handle the stress of your new lifestyle so that you can keep moving along.

Any Side Effects?

Luckily there is nothing really to worry about here. All of these ingredients are safe… No toxic ingredients to worry about.

Now there are side effects, such as how caffeine’s side effects include insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, upset stomach and even vomiting, but most people can take caffeine without any problems… As long as they don’t take too much of it.

As long as you take FenFast 375 as intended you should have no problems. And if you do have any side effects, they will likely be very mild.

User Reviews

Whenever I do reviews of supplements like this I always look into as many user reviews as possible. I’ll go on Amazon, Walmart, pretty much any site I can find that sells the product, and look at all the reviews from real users. I know they post user reviews on their website, but of course they are only going to show the good ones and none of the negative ones, which I want to see.

I’ll be honest here, I was fairly surprised with what I found after scouring numerous websites for reviews. They are overwhelmingly positive and when I say this I am serious. Probably less than 3% actually left negative reviews, which is a pretty big deal because this is fairly uncommon for supplements like this.

Many people are claiming to see pretty significant results within as little as a week and even just several days. Of course it depends greatly on your starting weight, but some people are losing 3 to 5 pounds within the first week and this doesn’t seem to be all that uncommon.

Some other good things that users are saying about FenFast 375 include the fact that there are not really any side effects you and that it has no aftertaste.

There are a few negative reviews that I’ve read over from people claiming that it does not work but you will find this with any sort of supplement like this. As with anything of this nature, there are going to be some people that it just isn’t going to work on and then there going to be a handful of complainers that never gave it a fighting chance in the first place.

Is It Really Worth The Money?

Ok, so people are losing weight with that, it does have ingredients that are backed by science… But is it really worth the price?

Right now the supplement is selling at $49 per bottle, but of course if you buy more than one you get a discount. So is it worth paying the price for?

The answer is…

It All Depends

It all depends on your situation and whether or not you are willing to give this a real try. One thing you need to be well aware of is that this is not a “miracle product”. While you may be able to lose a small amount of weight by taking this product and not changing anything else, if you want to see noticeable changes then you are going to have to put in the work. You are going to have to exercise and eat better, which the supplement should aid you with.

If you have tried many different weight loss methods, diets, supplements, and still have not found anything to really work, then this might be worth giving a try. It also might be worth giving a try if you have been successful with losing weight in the past but have not been able to keep it off long term. As I mentioned above, Hordenine HCl it’s supposed to help with getting your body use to your new weight so that you can keep it off easier.

But anyways, the choice is yours. It is a good product and there are plenty of people claiming that it is exactly what they were looking for.

I hope you enjoyed my review. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please leave them below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂