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International Women’s Day…celebrating the #WomenOfexante

The 8th of March has become a key day in our calendars…International Women’s Day is an annual date known for celebrating the fantastic women everywhereCelebrated 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; their success stories, and how exante has helped them feel empowered as women.  

So, let’s meet them!… 

First up, meet Lauren who has lost over 5 stone on her exante journey. Lauren follows the exante 800 plan during the week, and at weekends increases this to the 1200 plan 

Why did you start exante? 

I first started on my exante journey nine months ago after being diagnosed with IBS and having my gallbladder removed.  I was at my heaviest I’ve ever been at 17 stone 10 and extremely unhealthy relying on prescription medications daily. My diagnosis gave me the wakeup call I needed. Since starting on exanteI have since lost 5 stone 5lbs! 

What has been the most empowering part of your exante journey? 

I think the most empowering part of my journey is finding myself again and gaining my confidence. Also hearing that I’ve inspired so many other people to start their exante journey! 

What does it mean to you to be a #Womanofexante? 

“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.” 

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Our next inspirational woman is Karen, who having lost over 3 stone on her exante journey has not only achieved fantastic results, her confidence and fitness levels have soared 

Karen lost over 3 stone on exante

Why did you start exante? 

I was told I had to lose weight for surgery I needed, so I started my exante journey out of health reasons initially. My BMI hadn’t been in the healthy range for years, so when my doctor urged me to lose weight for my surgery, I knew something had to change. I started exante in May 2020 and since then, I have lost over 3 stone! My weight is thankfully within the healthy BMI range now which is fantastic. I’ve been maintaining that weight since with the 1200 plan and healthy eating”

What has been the most empowering part of your exante journey? 

“The most empowering part of my journey has been taking control of my life and health again! I am now a much more active mum with my kids and love having more energy. When I saw my consultant last, they couldn’t believe how much I had changed and how much more positive I was! With BMI being such an important factor for me, going from overweight to healthy was a very proud and empowering moment.”

What does it mean to you to be a #Womanofexante? 

“It means everything to me , to be considered as a #womanofexante is just amazing! before exanteI 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!”

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Finally, meet Doreen who has lost a fantastic 6 stone on the exante 800 plan! Let’s hear more about how she feels empowered…

Doreen has lost over 6 stone on exante! 

Why did you start exante? 

“Initially I started with another VLCD company as I had not heard of exante. My daughter introduced me to exante as the products were by far more varied, less expensive and delicious in comparison. I was a little apprehensive as I felt I couldn’t lose weight without face to face consulting, but as lockdown came, I decided to transition to exanteAnd since September, I am pleased to say that I have lost 6st.3lb!”  

What has been the most empowering part of your exante journey? 

“Seeing the weight disappear so fast empowered me to carry on! I have never found exante a drudge, in fact I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey and never tire of choosing something different from the vast range.”  

What does it mean to you to be a #Womanofexante? 

“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!”  

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How can I get involved this International Women’s Day? 

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

international womens day

To get involved, you’ll need to be a member of Facebook Closed Group – if you’re not already a member, this is our private group with over 40,000 supportive and like-minded members 

To get involved, simply take a photo of yourself feeling empowered, this might be after your weigh in, on a walk 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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