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Anvanca by Phytology Labs (Review & Giveaway)

Part of our Father's Day Gift Guide

*This is a special review. Our sincere apologies to our friends at Anvanca, who sent in their product to be reviewed quite some time ago. Though the review was completed, unfortunately (due to my error), fell by the wayside in my draft folder, and remained unpublished. This review has been re-vamped to fir in with our Father's Day Gift Guide. Hope you enjoy it!

Health, fitness, diet and exercise aren't exactly what comes to mind when I think about Father's Day. However, my husband is a sturdy guy, and while he gets tons of exercise, his weight remains a trouble spot for him. Maybe it's genetics- he isn't very tall, and he does go for second helpings sometimes, even when he isn't hungry anymore. He isn't into shakes, drinks or fitness fads, so trying to get him to focus on a weight-loss or maintenance track has been quite a challenge for me. I try relentlessly to get him to exercise with me, but after a long day of physical labor, he isn't much into a round of Pilates with his wife- and who can blame him?

 Makers of Anvanca

A few months back, I was contacted by Shannon, of Phytology Labs- maker of Anvanca Weight Loss Pills. Anvanva offers a fantastic supplement, which is designed to aid your weight loss efforts. So may people try to lose weight by diet and exercise and just don't see the results they're looking for. Personally, I don't have that problem. I have a pretty fast metabolism, and chasing around a toddler provides me with plenty of exercise. On the other hand, my husband, who works in home repairs, is technically exercising all day long, but has a slower metabolism, and rarely sees changes in his weight.

Anvanca Weight Loss Pills (56 Capsules to a bottle)

Though I didn't really need to lose weight at the time, I wanted to try Anvanca around the holidays... when life was stressful, time was short, and I was constantly shoveling holiday goodies into my mouth, just because they were offered to me. By taking two Anvanca supplement capsules twice a day, with food, I was able to maintain my normal weight through the holiday season. After the holidays, I dropped down to just one capsule of Anvanca a day, but as I started making a few adjustments, like cutting out sweets, adding a little more exercise on top of my usual morning walk with my son, I started losing weight.

I tend to be very careful when trying weight loss supplements, because too many of them have had negative effects on my body. I can gladly say that I encountered zero problems while taking Anvanca. I did feel like I had more energy, felt fuller for longer periods of time after meals, etc..., but I never got that jittery feeling that I often get when trying a new dietary supplement. Yay!

Last summer, I didn't want to get into a bikini, because I still had 'baby weight,' but this summer, with help from Anvanca and proper diet and exercise, I felt comfortable enough to rock three new bikinis! (Photo- May 2012, Holden Beach, NC.)

Now, it's important to note that Anvanca Weight Loss Pills are not a meal replacement, in any way. Anvanca is a great program, which is designed to increase your metabolism, and reduce your cravings. So, if used correctly, and taken as directed, Anvanca will aid the person taking it in their sensible quest to lose weight- up to 2 lbs. per week.

My husband has become intrigued by Anvanca, and has wondered about taking it, himself. After a few conversations, I am happy to say that he's ready to try it. He's not looking for drastic weight-loss, but he does want to get back to a healthy weight, and is willing to see if Anvanca can help him with that. I am confident that it can, and will. Now that my sweet hubby is a daddy to our beautiful son, he recognized how important it is to stay healthy- for himself, and for his family. Balian and I want Sacha to be around for a long, long time!

To help those who are just starting out on their journey with Anvanca, Anvanca offers Tip My Balance Dollars & Sense Program, and the Daily Tracker. This is a helpful, practical approach to weight-loss. The Dollars & Sense Program is really kind of neat. The idea is that each day, you're given a balance- or a dollar amount, if you will. The goal is to have money left at the end of the day. To start this program, you simply place a jar on your kitchen counter, or favored space in your home. Each day that you go over your daily amount, you put the difference into the jar. Any money that is saved on a particular day, you take out of the jar. What you really want to do is to keep the jar empty. Every meal is given a dollar amount, like nickels, dimes, etc- broken down per item in the meal. The Anvanca website has tons of examples, and meal break-downs to look at. 

Tip My Balance Screen Shot (Overview)

How to keep up with it all? When you're trying to lose weight keeping track of your activity and food intake is really sort of crucial. I hate looking at the scale, so I fell in love with Anvanca's Tip My Balance Daily Tracker. It's a free app, with the purchase of Anvanca, which allows you to keep track of your exercise, and keep track of what you're eating each day. It literally shows you your weight-loss progress, as you go along! Sometimes, seeing really is believing, and Anvanca lets you see the progress you're making, right on the screen!

Between the Dollars and Sense Program and the Tip My Balance Daily Tracker, you will be armed with priceless tools, 24/7, to aid your weight-loss with Anvanca. My husband isn't too crazy about keeping up with the 'tip jar,' but he loves the idea of putting in his activities, and breaking down his daily meals.

Anvanca is for anyone who is looking to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. If you're not sure about taking the four Anvanca capsules each day, I would recommend chatting with Shannon, and asking about how you might tailor the program to suit your needs.

Me, my hubby and Balian on vacation- I'm feeling pretty fit, but my husband isn't comfortable with his tummy, so he wears a rash-guard.

Want It? Buy It?

If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for your dad or husband, any special man in your life, or even for yourself, why not give Anvanca a try? You can achieve your weight-loss goals, and Anvanca can help. There's a lot more information available on the Anvanca website, and I would encourage you to check it out. Anvanca offers meal plans for everybody, too- broken down for males and females, vegetarians, carb lovers, low carb lovers, etc. You can keep up with Anvanca on Facebook, and follow Anvanca on Twitter for great tips, and updates, too!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky reader will win their own 56- Capsule bottle of Anvanca Weight Loss Pills.Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win.

Special thanks to Shannon over at Phytology Labs for allowing me and my husband to experience Anvanca, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

Disclosure: Other than the above featured product, which I received free of charge, directly from the sponsor, for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ.


  1. eating healthy and exercising regularly

  2. The main struggle is finding the time to do strenuous exercise.

  3. Every tub of ice cream has my name written on it in invisible ink that only I can see.

  4. my challenge is cooking for my family
    pin as jacksondeb


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