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 creating a calorie deficit. After 2-4 days your body will enter a normal metabolic state called Ketosis where your body will use its fat stores to produce energy. Even if you weren’t following a diet most people will enter a state of ketosis at some point in a 24-hour cycle, usually when asleep.
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 high in protein and fibre. 3 Exante Diet products will give you 100% of your Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA’s) 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.
Who can use a VLCD?
All Very Low Calorie Diets, including our Total Solution alter the way your body handles food. This can be influenced if you have certain health conditions or are using prescription drugs, so it is important to check that you can use Total Solution (Very Low Calorie Diet VLCD), byand 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.
Total Solution (Very Low Calorie Diet) is ideal for someone who has 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 hassles of calorie counting.
What do I do on the Total Solution?
- Have three Exante Diet meal replacement products a day – Choose from , , and like our porridge and pasta carbonara. The choice of product is up to you, some customers prefer shakes only and others prefer a mix of all products (but we recommend no more than one bar a day as part of your three meal replacements). Three products a day will give you 100% RDAs
- Drink between 2-4 litres of water a day, some of which can be flavoured with our . You can also drink any green leaf tea or coffee without milk or sugar, however you can use tablet sweeteners. Herb teas are fine as long as they don’t contain any fruit or citric acid flavouring as this can take you out of ketosis
- Don’t eat anything else
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 '' plan.
Low Calorie Week
During your Low Calorie Week, you can 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..
How quickly will I lose weight?
Everyone loses weight at different speeds. Being more active will help your weight loss efforts as well as keep your muscles toned, but if this is your first time to exercise for a while, do check with your GP first. Look at our Success Stories to see the amazing results of different people who have used Total Solution, or join us on Facebook to hear from our customers in their own words.
Will I feel hungry?
Being on Total Solution (Very Low Calorie Diet VLCD) puts you into a normal metabolic state called. Once your body has used up its energy reserves of glycogen it starts to burn fats from its fat stores. When fat is burned rapidly the body produces a by-product called ketones and the person is said to be in ketosis.
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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.