When I first heard about this, I was like oh no, not another fad, just like to skinny teas, detox teas and keto drinks, eye roll. However, after looking into it and how it works, I could be a little on the fence on this one, let me explain.
Skinny jab (is actually the name of the company) hasn’t quite made it across the pond yet here in Australia, I have been seeing all over the people I follow socials in the UK. I’m sure we will all be aware of it soon.
What is the skinny jab?
It is claiming that it is the miracle we have been waiting for, the revolution to weight loss. It contains a drug called Liraglutide which is a commonly prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes, so it’s a medically recognized and safe drug. It basically increases insulin secretion and slows down gastric emptying. The drug reduces appetite.
Science alert! Insulin is basically released when food is consumed. Insulin will then be released from the pancreas, take the glucose (sugar) from our blood from the food consumed and pops it into our cells and the cells will use that for energy. For people with type 2 diabetes who don’t get enough insulin released (insulin resistance) this drug will help that. The presence of insulin signals that food has been consumed and it turns down the hunger signals.