As previously disclosed I may be carrying more weight than the average momma bear! In fact according to my BMI calculations I am nearly 11 stone overweight, which to be honest feels like too big of a number to achieve so I’ve decided to concentrate on the smaller goals rather than the bigger one.
I had read about Exante and I was intrigued by the number of milkshake flavours available and also the fact that it’s not JUST milkshakes, yes you can eat actual food! Well Exante food, but the point is not just milkshakes.
Groupon regularly do great deals for Exante and you can pick up a months worth of milkshakes (3 a day) for £39.99 which is an absolute steal compared to the regular price on the Exante website.
You can have milkshakes, bars or ‘meals’. I say ‘meals’ as they also come in powdered form in a sachet. You can even have pancakes, pizza and scrambled eggs. With three products a day on Total Solution you consume 600 calories a day. A helpful aid is to buy ketosis sticks from Amazon or somewhere like Boots, peeing on these in the morning will tell you if you’re in ketosis which is the goal as that’s when you’re not hungry so the meagre portions won’t bother you anymore.
I’ve been on the diet since the end of June and have had plenty of cheat meals and even had 6 weeks off where I nursed my partner after a hernia operation and it was too hard to do it while he was around eating tasty things all the time! In total I have lost 4lb off 2 stone.
The first week you tend to have a big drop then it tailors off into more reasonable losses each week, every 4 weeks you have a ‘food’ week where you have your three products and add an additional 200 calories a day. Some people take this increase in milk which I intend to do on my next food week as it threw me off the wagon having some normal food again.
In my 6 weeks off I was still careful about my fat and carb intake and managed to remain the same weight for the 6 weeks which was a blessing as it could have all gone back on and it showed me when I’m down to my desired goal I should be able to maintain (fingers crossed!)
I’ve taken some pictures of the food so you can see the befores and afters for the some of the meals and also the bars. I’ve found the bars extremely difficult to eat they have an extremely thick texture or the texture is like rice krispies but they all have the same funny taste, soya like would be the only way I can describe it.
I definitely intend to stay on the diet and shift more weight, I’ve found it easy to stick to and once you’re in ketosis you’re not hungry although preparation is the key to making sure you’re not tempted, I’ve even sat in a Pizza Hut drinking one of my shakes rather than pizza as I took one of my sachets with me.
If you decide to go ahead with Exante there’s a really supportive facebook group which I’d recommend joining and GOOD LUCK!
Double Chocolate Bar
Exante Shepherds Pie Before
Exante Shepherds Pie After
Exante Spaghetti Bolognese
Exante Spaghetti Bolognese After