Weight Loss

Manage T2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure | Low Calorie Soup and Shakes Diet

There has been lots of research mentioned in the news lately about the profound impact a low calorie shake and soup diet can have on , weight loss and risk of health issues*. Most recently the ITV News Feature- “Soup and shakes NHS diet programme rolled out to help tackle diabetes”.

A study conducted by Oxford University has found that very low-calorie diets (VLCDs) may be a more effective weight loss solution than the commonly recommended ‘slow-and-steady’ approach for those who with a BMI of more than 30*.

800 Calorie Shake and Soup Diet

Our plan allows you to eat three of our soups, shakes, bars and a day plus either 200 calories of high protein food or an extra exante meal replacement product.

800 calorie Shake & Soup Diet

As the Oxford University research found, this low-calorie diet plan is most effective for those who are considered ‘obese’. We recommend the exante 800-calorie diet plan for those with a high BMI*.

With the largest meal replacement range on the market – from Red Thai Chicken Soup to our ‘world’s first’ plant-based juicy meal replacement shake, JUICED– there is a soup, shake, bar and meal to suit everyone. This makes sticking to your diet much easier as you can choose flavours you really enjoy!

To ensure that reducing your calorie intake does not mean you miss out on essential nutrients, all our meal replacement range contain 27 vitamins & minerals, protein and fibre.

See the results for yourself!

Start Weight: 15 Stone 6.5lbs 

Current Weight: 11 Stone 13lbs 

I started on 3rd February weighing 15 stone 6.5lbs & on my last weigh in (1st June) I weighed 12 stone 3lbs. actually haven’t found eating 850 calories a day too hard, I’m obviously very motivated. 

“I went to my  check up on 5th February -all my blood results were bad. My doctor told me that the results “suggested” diabetes but that wasn’t confirmed before a second blood test. I’d taken my trusty book with me & told her I’d already started the diet & wanted the repeat blood test at the end of the 8 week reversal period instead. 

My repeat blood tests were delayed due to Covid-19 but were finally taken on 18th May. I finally rang for the results on 28th May & I was told they were normalI was so shocked I couldn’t take it in & had to ring back to confirm it & ask for my HbA1c level which was 41 (it had been 85). 

I’d done itI’m hopeful that by the time I’ve lost my remaining weight my level will drop still further & I intend to keep it there.

Age: 53

Starting Weight: 19st 2lbs

Current Weight: 15st 7lbs

Lisa was first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2007. She found that her diagnosis completely changed her relationship with food. She became focused on the protein and carbohydrate content of what she was eating, which didn’t feel like a healthy mindset for her.  

After hearing about a trial which is investigating how Type 2 Diabetes could be reversed, Lisa decided to give exante’s shake and soup diet a try as it was listed as a recommended productvery low calorie diet like exante  has been suggested to help people put Type 2 Diabetes into remission due to the rapid weight loss it can promote.  

Lisa’s managed to put her BMI into a healthy range and ultimately put her Type 2 Diabetes into remission by eating between 800 and 850 calories a day as suggested by her GP.

Give it a go, if I can do it anyone can!”

NHS Trials

The NHS is currently trialling a  diet of 850 calories a day that could be used to put patients’ diabetes type 2 into remission.

Following a landmark medical study, almost a third of the patients on low calorie soups and shakes were able to manage their type 2 diabetes and remained free of it two years later.

143 volunteers are also taking part in another study demonstrating how a 12-week shakes and soup diet could help lower their blood pressure. 69 patients were taken off  their blood pressure tablets before embarking on the meal-replacement plan, and two-thirds of them, no longer needed the drugs at the end of it.

The Fast Fix – exante’s low calorie diet in practice

ITV’s programme ‘The Fast Fix’ a study followed five volunteers with type-2 diabetes along their weight-loss journey, which involved them following the exante plan.

The study reported that, in just the first four weeks, all of the volunteers lost between 13lbs and 24lbs, going on to lose even more weight in the following weeks. What’s more, all of the volunteers seriously reduced their liver fat and glucose levels, putting some of them back into a normal, healthy range.

Steve and Jeana, two participants of the The Fast Fix Study, gave us their stories on the astounding impact that exante’s 800 calorie diet had on their lives.

exante, the Fast Fix and Type 2 Diabetes | Meet Steve and Jeana

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exante, the Fast Fix and Type 2 Diabetes | Meet Steve and Jeana

Steve and Jeana took part in ITV's medical experiment 'The Fast Fix', in which they followed the Exante 800 Calorie Plan in an attempt to reverse their Type 2 Diabetes - here are their inspirational stories.

2019-06-11 16:09:15By Kat Myers

Try out* the soups and shakes diet  today for just 85p per shake and soup with our Shake and Soup Diet Bundle – the most affordable on the market.

*If you have a medical condition or a BMI of over 30 please consult your GP before making any changes to your diet.

**We recommend following exante’s plan for a maximum period of 12 weeks.

*** Meal recplacement products shouldcomplement a balanced diet and lifestyle, make sure to drink 2L of water a day.


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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