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International Women’s Day 2022: Celebrating #WomenOfexante

Celebrated worldwide, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a great time to reflect on women’s rights and achievements, and celebrate the true brilliance of female empowerment. At exante, celebrating everyone’s journeys is integral to us, but today, we’re focusing on the incredible #WomenOfexante.

But first, let’s find a little more out about International Women’s Day 2022…

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is dedicated to women across the globe with the purpose of celebrating achievements and successes, while focusing on women’s rights and gender equality.

IWD has a mission statement to:

  • Build workplaces where women thrive
  • Elevate visibility of women creatives
  • Forge women’s empowerment worldwide
  • Forge women’s equality in tech
  • Celebrate the women forging change
  • Empower women’s choices in health

To find out more about International Women’s Day check out their website here.

When is International Women’s Day 2022?

Like always, International Women’s Day 2022 falls on 8th March. Every year, IWD will fall on this day in March- so remember to add it to your calendar! International Women’s Day 2022 has a brand new theme, dedicated to asking women to #BreakTheBias.

How can I celebrate?

You can celebrate International Women’s Day in any way that you want to. Whether it’s simply reaching out to the women in your life or doing something a little more special, there are plenty of ways to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.

Celebrating our #WomenOfexante

We’ll be celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 by shouting out some of the amazing and inspiring #WomenOfexante, let’s meet them!

First up, meet Mel who has lost over 6 stone on her exante journey…

International Women's Day 2022 #womenofexante

Why did you start exante? 

“Hi, I’m Mel and I’m a Mum to 2 young boys. Back in the 2020 Lockdown, my weight reached its peak, so, in May 2021, I decided to make a change.

I tried the exante 800 plan and lost 12lbs in my first week, I carried on doing the 800 plan for the next 5 weeks then decided I wanted to exercise as well so I could tone so went onto the 1200 plan. And I lost 6 stone 6lbs in 8 months- that’s 1/3 of my body weight! I havenever felt more comfortable in my own skin, I’ve gone from 19 stone to 12 stone 8lbs and now I have a BMI of 26 (my BMI was 41 before).  The energy and confidence I have has made the hard work so worth it!”.

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“To be a #womanofexante feels like a huge achievement, I never believed when I started my journey that I would ever get this far! That in itself is empowering.” -Lauren

Our next inspirational woman is Rachel, who has already lost 2 stone with exante and is excited to see how she progresses over the next few months…

International Women's Day 2022 #womenofexante

Why did you start exante?

“I noticed the exante plan online and knew I had nothing to lose (apart from weight, of course), so I thought why not! It’s hands down the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve not struggled with the lifestyle change at all. The bars and shakes are delicious and so filling and I never feel hungry or that I’m missing out. I have a personal trainer too so on days where I train I will add in an additional say 400 calories but it seems to work for me. I still have a journey ahead of me but I’ll be continuing with exante as it’s the only weight loss plan that has worked for me.”

“It means everything to me , to be considered as a #womanofexante is just amazing! before exante, I had completely lost my self-confidence and wasn’t really in a great place with my mindset. When the weight started to come off,  I realised I was capable of anything! In turn, I gained so much confidence and self belief. It really did help me change my life for the better and I hope other women can feel inspired by this!”-Karen

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Finally, meet Lauren who has lost over 5 stone and feels more empowered and confident than ever...

International Women's Day 2022 #womenofexante 

Why did you start exante?

“I think the most empowering part of my journey isn’t just the weight loss. Instead, it has been finding myself again and gaining my confidence. Also, knowing that I’ve inspired so many other people to start their exante journey is so amazing! I’m down from a size 24 and can now wear size 14 tops and dresses which is something I never thought I could achieve!” .

“exante his given me back my confidence! I am so grateful that my daughter recommended exante! Without the support and encouragement from fellow members in the official group and the amazing products, I might not have reached the weight I am. I can’t wait for lockdown to be over so I can show off the new, empowered me!”-Doreen

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How can I get involved?

Feeling inspired? Join our #WomenOfexante tag & nominate challenge on Instagram! We want to spread the Girl Power of all our fantastic women on this special day.  

International Women's Day 2022, exante challenge

To get involved, you’ll need to follow our Instagram page. 

Simply take a photo of yourself feeling empowered, this might be on a walk, out on a night out with your girls or enjoying a pamper. Upload it to the group using the hashtag #WomenOfexante and tag up to three women you’d like to see get involved too! Let’s see how many inspiring Women of exante we can empower 

Do you know some amazing women in your life? We’d love to hear about them! Get in touch via our Facebook and Instagram and tell us how they inspire you. 



Katie Jerome

Katie Jerome

Writer and expert

Katie graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a BSc in Marketing. Since leaving university, Katie enjoys discovering new recipes and making healthy food at home. As a follower of the exante 5:2 plan, Katie, who works in the Social & Content team knows first-hand the importance of a balanced lifestyle to reach an end goal.


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