"I use BioBIND, a natural fat binder, to keep my weight in check"
In the article Gemma said she decided she wanted to lose the weight a healthy and sensible way. She added: 'I refuse to adopt the usual celeb fad diet and gruelling exercise regimes, so I decided I would lose the weight by making small and healthy lifestyle changes."
In addition to sticking to a diet and exercise regime, Gemma has been using BioBIND to help her on her weight loss journey - a natural diet supplement which claims to reduce calorie intake. Gemma said: 'I refuse to compromise on high fat food such as mayonnaise as I cant stand the lighter versions so when Im particularly busy and I cant make it to the gym, I use BioBIND, a natural fat binder, to keep my weight in check. 'It means I don't have to deny myself and my diet works around me.'
"After taking BioBIND for a couple of months and staying on top of my diet and exercise, I soon slimmed down to a size 8"
In the article Gemma Bissix commented "I couldn't always get my hands on the healthy foods I wanted and would often have to grab a sandwich full of carbs and fat. It was really frustrating, but then I heard about a product called BioBIND and decided I'd give that a go. You take it just before your meal and it absorbs the fat that you've just eaten. It was perfect for me as my lifestyle means I'm not able to stick to a very strict diet every day and I might be too busy to go to the gym. Some of my friends take diet pills and I really wasn't keen on taking anything that could be bad for my body. BioBIND is a natural product, which doesn't absorb into your body, so I knew I wasn't doing myself any harm. After taking BioBIND for a couple of months and staying on top of my diet and exercise, I soon slimmed down to a size 8."
"BioBIND stops you absorbing a third of your intake of fat"
In the article Gemma Bissix said: "At 10st 6lbs and 5ft 6in, i'd always been curvy, never exercised, and ate whatever I wanted."......"I started to eat more sensibly, having cereal for breakfast and lots of fruit throughout the day instead of junk food". She also started taking a natural herbal supplement called BioBIND. "It stops you absorbing a third of your intake of fat, so I decided to give it a go." Amazingly, seven months on, the star is now 9st 3lbs and has dropped two dress sizes to a size 8.
BioCARB is extracted from white kidney beans which have an ability to reduce calorific absorption from starchy carbohydrates including potatoes, pasta, rice and bread
Can pills made from kidney beans help you lose weight?
Could eating kidney beans - or a pill made from white kidney beans - solve your weight gain problem?
It is well known that eating too many carbohydrates can lead to weight gain. This is a particular problem with simple carbohydrates - those found in processed foods and white flour.
As these carbohydrates are digested, the starchy part is converted directly into sugar, and any that is not used is stored as fat.
Products to block carbohydrate digestion have been available in the UK for several years, both via prescription and over the counter.
When made from an extract of the white kidney bean, carbohydrates are broken down by an enzyme known as alpha amylase, produced in the pancreas.
It reduces the effectiveness of this enzyme, preventing carbohydrates being converted into sugar. This means side effects are virtually eradicated.
In a small study carried out at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, a 1.5g (white bean extract) tablet cut the amount of carbohydrate absorbed in a meal by up to 66 per cent.
BioAPP contains Glucomannan which absorbs up to 200 times its own weight in water providing a naturally full sensation. When taken before eating it encourages the body to feel fuller quicker.
Five of the best fibre booster
Fibre helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and aid absorption of nutrients. Found in grains, fruit and vegetables, it can help lower blood cholesterol and can aid weight management by controlling blood-sugar levels. Medical advice says adults should consume 18g a day, which is where supplements can come in handy.
Thekonjac plant contains glucomannan, a chemical which has been shown to provide a feeling of fullness and help maintain steady blood-sugar levels.
BioBURB contains recommended levels of green tea extract which seeds up the rate your body burns cellular energy by up to 40 per cent, according to research reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Why green tea and grapefruit juice will help you burn fat
Scientists in Holland have discovered substances in red pepper and green tea that encourage cells to break down calories faster.
'We identified plant molecules that speed up metabolism and reduce appetite,' explains Professor Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga of Maastricht University.
So which plants are proving to be the best fat-busters?
Naringenin, a flavonoid in grapefruit, balances out blood sugar levels and helps to prevent metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetic condition associated with weight gain around the waist. Scientists at the University of Western Ontario found it worked by programming the liver to burn up excess fat, rather than store it.
Asked to drink grapefruit juice before each meal, obese people lost 31/2-10lb over three months through this alone, according to a study at the University of California.
Green tea speeds up the rate your body burns cellular energy by up to 40 per cent, according to research reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The plant also increases the rate of fat burning. Researchers have found this effect is caused by the combination of caffeine and flavonoids found in the tea, whether it is drunk hot or cold.