While following a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) like the Exante VLCD Diet Total Solution you'll consume fewer calories than your body requires on a daily basis. This creates a calorie deficit. After 2 to 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 its energy reserves of glycogen before starting to burn fats from its fat stores, this process normally begins after 3 to 4 days on the plan. 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 x 200 calorie or 4 x 150 calorie Exante Diet 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.
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.
If Total Solution is for you, then you need to decide how many packs a day you want to consume. You have two options:
3 x 200 calorie food packs
4 x 150 calorie food packs
Drink between 2 to 4 litres of water a day. See our list of allowable drinks and extras. Click here. Remember if it’s not on the list though it's not part of the plan!
During your Low Calorie Week, continue to have your VLCD shakes and other Exante products each day, but 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 201kcal 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 maintain your weight loss. Read more about how the Low Calorie Week works .
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