Here at Exante, we want to offer you all the help and support you need to get your on your way with your weight loss journey. Read our 5 top tips for weight loss and our guide to VLCD and Ketosis to get started.
What Does VLCD Mean?
A ‘Very Low Calorie Diet’ also known as a VLCD diet means consuming less than 800 calories a day. It would be very difficult to create your own VLCD using conventional food that is nutritionally balanced, giving you all the quality protein, good fats and vitamins and minerals that your body requires.
Here at Exante, we do all the hard work for you; our VLCD products are specifically formulated to meet all the bodies’ nutritional needs while being very low in calories, and they taste delicious too!
All of our VLCD shakes, bars, desserts and soups:
- Contain 17g of Protein
- 27 Vitamins and Minerals
- 1/3 of your RDA
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is the state of metabolism whereby your body uses fat (rather than carbs) as its main fuel source, stimulating weight loss. It’s extremely effective, the first three days can be a challenge as your body adapts to the diet, but once your body enters ketosis you will find you feel less hungry and may even experience a surge in energy!
The first few days of any diet are the toughest, so we’ve complied a list of 5 hand hints and tips to help you on your way…
1. Find Your Motivation
Willpower is a valuable thing, so don’t underestimate it. Write yourself a letter before you begin your weight loss journey detailing all the reasons that led you to make the decision, and go back and read it every time you need a boost to carry on.
Take a ‘before’ picture as you embark on your weight loss journey and take another to compare after your first 4 weeks. You could soon find yourself on our Success Stories page!
2. Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is key, especially during hot weather. While we suggest drinking 2-4 litres daily, it’s always advisable to drink to thirst when following one of our Exante diet plans. Feeling fruity? Give your water a splash of personality with our special Exante Orange Drink Mix. It gives a zesty hydration hit helps you blast those dull dieting days into the past!
3. Get Tasty
Here at Exante, we believe that being on a diet doesn’t have to be boring. We offer Europe’s largest range of Meal Replacement products and with shake flavours like Lemon Cheesecake, Honeycomb and Creamy Coconut it certainly won’t feel like you are going without. Start cooking up one of our Gooey Chocolate Puddings, and you might start to wonder why everyone isn’t on a diet!
Find your favourites and mealtimes be a treat rather than a chore. Check out our blog on our customer favourite flavour bars for inspiration; Cookies and Cream anyone?
4. Get Prepared
Ordering a 2,4 or 6 week pack will ensure you are fully prepared, and preparation is the key. Pop a couple of Exante bars or shakes in your bag as you head off to work and you can guarantee you will always have a delicious, healthy and perfectly balanced meal at your fingertips.
Dieters are easily derailed by busy lifestyles or unexpected events (like when Sue from finance turns up with cupcakes for her birthday!) Stick to the plan and you will soon see results.
5. Get Support
We get by with a little help from our friends, and there’s no exception to the rule when it comes to dieting! Buddy up with a family member, friend or colleague and start the plan together, Our Official Facebook Group is a great place to seek support from other members and our Customer Service team is always on hand to offer advice and guidance. Check out the Exante blog for recipes, news, hints and tips.