There Is No Need To Worry
I felt I had to do this post because I think some people still worry about diet meal replacements and I know this because I was one of them. Most of us grew up with the low-fat high carb brigade jumping around in front of my Rosemary Connoly and Beverley Callard exercise DVD’s (loved Beverley’s DVD’s) clad in lycra. And the things we wore when we did it, oh my god talk about cringe.
We know now that it has actually gone full circle. With the ketogenic diet and lifestyle, it has shown that low carb and high fat is a lot better for you. Not only do you lose weight you can put things like type 2 diabetes into remission and it doesn’t stop there. It has shown to be beneficial in many chronic health conditions including fibromyalgia.
How We Used To Diet
We were taught to believe that diet meal replacements were no good. This was because you would just start eating as you used to at the end of it and put it all back on. Well, there is that argument but with the fasting diets i.e. the 5:2 and the Exante very low-calorie diet plans (VLCD) it has been proven that because of the quick weight loss it actually motivates you more and helps you to stick to the plan. But it also has other health benefits.
Weight Watchers and Slimming World
I’ve done the weight watchers and I’ve done the slimming world and more times than I can count. Now after trying the Exante diet meal replacement meals and plan I can see why the others didn’t work. I also understand now how neither of them helped my diabetes or fatty liver either. Being on a VLCD put me and my housemates into a state called ketosis. Because of this, the ectopic fat in my fatty liver and my visceral fat (the fat that surrounds the organs) starts to go first.
Basically, this is a bit like a reboot to your system. Because my liver had started working properly it meant so did my pancreas and the quick and effective reduction in my blood sugars. Remember at The Fast Fix Clinic we were taken off our diabetic medicine on day 1. We controlled our own bloody sugar purely by a diet which was low carb.
The problems I had with weight watchers and slimming world is that it doesn’t deny you of any type of food. So basically if you had 1500 calories a day to stick to; you could pretty much eat 1500 calories a day in chocolate if you wanted. Realistically, it obviously wouldn’t have been encouraged but you could use your points as you see fit. Well, obviously this didn’t work for me and many others. Although obviously a lot of people are fine with it.
The same thing is with slimming world I would eat tonnes of pasta, rice and potatoes things now that I have to avoid due to the way my body processes them. If I went back to those products I would just become diabetic again.
Exante Diet Meal Replacement Meals
Science has come on in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years and Professor Roy Taylor has changed the lives of so many people by using very low-calorie diets. It was Professor Roy Taylor and Professor Jason Gill who supervised and looked after us in ITV’s The Fast Fix Clinic. Our lives were changed and so much so that for me it felt like a complete miracle.
Now Exante diet meal replacement meals contain all the essential vitamins and minerals you need each day and you can get all of these by using 4 products a day. They do a Total Solution plan which is 3 products but you can only do this if your BMI is a certain level.
Now you can’t live on these products forever as you need to eventually get back onto normal food. So it is very important while you are taking these products to educate yourself about healthy diets of which I would recommend the low carb diet or the ketogenic diet. But do what suits you so get doing some reading.
I did struggle with weight watchers and slimming world and the weight loss seemed to take forever which is the complete opposite of a VLCD. This definitely beyond a shadow of a doubt motivates you so much more.
A Lot To Choose From
I have to say that out of all the VLCD plans out there I think Exante is the best. They are very reasonably priced and 2 weeks would cost you approximately £35 which is fantastic. You have a choice of shakes, meals, bars, desserts and they also do a range of snacks and water enhancers. I’m not saying you will like all of them I know I don’t – sorry guys but the carbonara makes me heave. Give me the pink shakes and the bars any day. I have done a post previously about my favourite bars and the link for that is here.
I would just suggest don’t buy 50 of something without trying them first. My favourite shakes as I have said are the pink ones, particularly Cherry Bakewell Frappe, Strawberry and Cherries and Berries. Steve one of my fellow housemates loved all the sweet ones and didn’t like the savoury whereas Jeana preferred the savouries to the sweet. It’s obviously personal taste.
However, the first day when I tried them I thought they were revolting but now I love them. Your tastes will definitely change. Before I would drink gallons of diet coke and now I can’t bear it as it is so sickly. I find it is the same with chocolate. To be honest it isn’t that nice now. These days I treat myself to nuts (peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts) and berries which is usually strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.
I am going to be podcasting about The Fast Fix over the coming weeks so I hope you will find that helpful. If you get any questions please feel free to message me.
The link to the FREE podcast is here
Where To Find Them
If you click on the link below it will take you to the products we used on The Fast Fix and it will also entitle you to use my exclusive money off voucher TRACEY35 which will give you a massive 35% off of your shop.
They have been a bit low in stock over the past couple of weeks but I have been assured there are a lot more on the site now and a lot more on the way including some new flavours. They are actually expanding the company right now and the low stock situation is being addressed so that it doesn’t happen again which is wonderful news. It has just become so popular and that is simply because it works.
I have lost over 37lbs and 58″ which is staggering. But not only has it helped me to lose weight it has actually given me my life back.
I am now a completely different person in so many ways. So grab the bull by the horns, get your products, follow the blog and the podcast. There is also my Food Journal/Diary which you can get from Amazon which will help you a great deal on your weight loss transformtion. I can’t wait to hear about your results and see the photos.
All you need to do is believe in the products but most of all in yourself. You are the only that can do this I can’t do it for you. But I can be here if you want to sound off or ask questions or to give you support.
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