Total Solution (VLCD 600kcals)



How Does a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Work?

While following a VLCD like the Exante Diet Total Solution your body will consume fewer calories than your body requires on a daily basis. This creates a calorie deficit. After 2-4 days your body will enter a normal metabolic state called Ketosis. During this stage your body will use its fat stores to produce energy. Even if you were not following a diet plan most people will enter a state of ketosis at some point in a 24-hour cycle. This is usually during sleep.

Your body initially uses up its energy reserves of glycogen before starting to burn fats from its fat stores; this process normally begins after 3 - 4 days of the programme. When the glycogen stores are used up, your body will then switch its main energy source to burning your fat. When fat is burned rapidly the body produces a by-product called ketones and the person is said to be in ketosis.

Our products are very high in protein and fibre. Just 3 Exante Diet meal replacement products will give you 100% of your Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) for vitamins and minerals. They contain nutrients such as Chromium which helps to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels; Vitamins B6 B12, Vitamin C and Iron which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, protein to help the maintenance of muscle mass and magnesium to help contribute to electrolyte balance.

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Who can use a VLCD?

It is important to check that you are suitable for Total Solution (Very Low Calorie Diet VLCD), by checking who Exante Diet is suitable for and talking to your GP. You must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 25 to use Total Solution and not have any of the contraindications listed.

Our Total Solution (VLCD) diet plan is ideal for someone who has quite a lot of weight to lose who finds it very tempting to have food around whilst dieting. Removing conventional food from your diet also means you don't have the hassle of calorie counting.

What do I do on the Total Solution?

  • Have three Exante Diet meal replacement products a day - Choose from creamy VLCD shakes, delicious VLCD soups, VLCD bars and VLCD food packs like our porridge packs and pasta carbonara. The choice of product is up to you, some customers prefer shakes only and others prefer to mix and match our meal replacement products. Three products a day will give you 100% of your recommended daily amount of nutrition.
  • Drink between 2-4 litres of water a day. See our list of allowable drinks and extra's. Click here. Remember if its not on the list though it's not part of the plan!

Important: The Total Solution (and any Very Low Calorie Diet VLCD) can be used for up to 3 weeks, then you must take a break and follow the 'Low Calorie Week' plan.

Low Calorie Week

During your Low Calorie Week, you should still have 3 Exante Diet meal replacement products a day, but you must also include at least 201 calories of conventional food, or if you wish to abstain from conventional food for longer then a milk allowance of 201 kcal is suitable. At the end of the week either go back to Total Solution if you want to lose more weight or try one of the other Solutions if you are ready to stabilise your weight loss. Read more about how the Low Calorie Week works .

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If you're ready to say hello to the new you, visit our shop to order your products. Remember, you only need 3 Exante Diet meal replacement products a day on any of our diet plans.

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