Have you ever thought you have a voracious appetite? All this calorie counting and controlling thanks to the Fit Girl’s Guide has got me feeling pretty hungry. 🙁

As a person who loves her food, I’ve always wondered about appetite suppressants. The folks over at Eatless Arabia were happy to let me have a go at their new product, eponymously named the same for a month. It’s only been a couple of days since and I can’t wait to share my thoughts and results with you. 🙂

Check it:

Here's a glimpse of what it looks like while mixed in a smoothie.
Here’s a glimpse of what it looks like while mixed in a smoothie.

Eatless is an all-natural spinach extract based appetite suppressant that’s supposed to help you control your cravings. How you ask?

It’s like this. Spinach contains something called ‘thylakoids’ that help you satiate your appetite. Thylakoids actually reduce the process of breaking down your fat, thereby leaving the fat in your stomach for longer. The result? You remain full for longer!

A group of scientists at Lund University in Sweden ran a trial for three months on overweight women and discovered that a lot of them reported lower Body Mass Indices (BMIs), lower fat mass and an increase in lean body mass if they consumed between 3.7 and 5 grams of spinach extract in a meal. It is also said to drastically reduce up to 95% of your sugar cravings.

I did a bit of my own research and it seems that the only studies I’ve seen on thylakoids are by Lund University and its affiliates which are proprietors of Eatless. The only way to know if it really works is if you try it. But it does make you wonder why noone has researched the same.

And so I, my dear reader have humbly agreed to be a guinea pig.

The mixture is to be consumed first thing in the morning with a glass of water with a teaspoon of oil or with your morning smoothie. To be honest, I didn’t enjoy the taste of it. It’s not smelly, but the powder thickens when you mix it with water and forms a residue at the bottom which is almost not ingestible. Have a look here:

Mixed with water and oil, Eatless is less than pleasant. I recommend you try it in a smoothie for a more pleasing taste!
Mixed with water and oil, Eatless is less than pleasant. I recommend you try it in a smoothie for a more pleasing taste!

Let’s just say it’s almost undetectable in a smoothie, especially a green smoothie. I suggest you skip the kale or spinach and add it to the same.

Also, note for Hashimoto’s disease sufferers and thyroid issue sufferers: Spinach contains iodine and is one of the few cruciferous vegetables that doesn’t inhibit your thyroid function!

While having this, you are advised to follow a well balanced diet and exercise (No excuse for that folks!)

So how did it do so far?


In the four days that I have consumed it:

  1. I’m actually less hungry than I usually am! I am however consuming a balanced diet of roughly 1,200-1,350 calories.
  2. My sugar cravings have legitimately reduced. I no longer have ‘muffin Monday’ cravings!
  3. I haven’t binged since I started having it.

So far, so good! Will update this post in 2 weeks and then in a month. Stay tuned for more!

If you’re interested in trying Eatless for yourself, it’s available in the UAE through 4 major health stores: Holland and Barrett, Life Style Nutrition, Docib Nutrition and Good Health. A 14-day pack costs AED 160, but they recommend a minimum one month supply which costs AED 280 for 28 days.

2 week update!

Hi all, just checking in from my ‘Eatless’ venture. I’ve lost 2 kgs with a decent diet and exercise and my sugar cravings has really dipped down! Really pleased with the results so far! Let’s see how I do in a month, shall we?

I’ve tried this in a green smoothie like below and it was pretty good as it tastes basically the same as spinach does.


1 packet of Eatless

1/4 cup spinach

1 cup almond milk

1/2 mango chopped

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tsp chia seeds

A drizzle of agave/honey to taste.

Aaaand voila!

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