I’ll start this post by saying it isn’t sponsored in any way, I chose this diet plan myself and paid for it.
I want to lose weight, it’s literally that simple and I’ve suddenly found myself in the right headspace to get on with it. I’ve spoken about my weight before here, I am sick of being in pain with chronic hip condition and I want to see if losing a few pounds will help. I spent an evening looking up diets and healthy eating and kept coming back to Exante. I want a good start because many times I’ve tried, not lost anything in the first week and given up in disappointment. This time I am determined that I am going to stick it out and get to my goal weight.
If you haven’t heard of Exante they offer a huge range of meal replacement options which include bars, shakes, soups and more that are a complete nutritional substitute for traditional food . All containing 27 vitamins & minerals, high in protein and low carb.
Exante Diet Plans
Exante 800: An 800 calorie total meal replacement diet plan for fast, visible and effective weight loss.
Exante 1200: A 1200 calorie diet perfect if you want steady weight loss or to maintain your goal.
Exante 5:2: An intermittent fasting plan, with 2 fasting days per week.
The plan I chose
After reading about all the different plans I have chosen to try the Exante 800 plan. This is a Very Low Calorie Diet or VLCD and involves substituting 3 meals a day for Exante products and then eating a healthy meal from their suggestions such as lean chicken breast with greens or a 4th product depending on what you fancy.
What I bought
I had a look at the offers page to see which would suit me best and plumped (heh) for the 100 meal replacements for £99 with the code 99pmeal that ends on the 31st July 2020. If I’m going to do it I might as well go all in was my thinking. I chose all 100 items myself from the wide range, ordering a mixture of bars, shakes, desserts, pancakes and savoury meals. I placed my order and paid and I was extremely surprised and pleased to find it arrived the very next day in a huge box packed chock full of my items!
Above you can see just a handful of the different items I ordered in a range of flavours.
- Indian Daal Pot £2.70
- Lemon Pancake £1.69
- Vanilla Shake £1.69
- Coconut Smoothie £1.69
- Apple & Cinnamon Porridge £1.69
- Indian Style Curry £1.69
- Beef & Black Bean £2.00
- Carrot Cake Bar £2.50
- Banana Bread Bar £2.50
*All prices correct at time of posting.
Things I particularly enjoyed
Chocolate Shake. It’s a chocolate flavour shake. What’s not to like?
Chocolate Coconut Bar, I’m a huge fan of coconut so this is amazing! Chewy and coconutty and covered in chocolate.
Cinnamon Porridge. This was really lovely to set me up for the morning with a lovely sweet cinnamon kick.
Maple Syrup Pancakes. I adore pancakes at any time of year and I was really surprised to see that they were included in a diet plan as I usually have them smothered in sugar & lemon or golden syrup. These cooked exactly as a normal one would, was super easy to do just by adding water and tasted great. They seemed more dense and had a bit more chew than a standard pancake but I enjoy them.
How much I lost
I was really pleased with this, I did make a few mistakes during my first week, I ate some fruit a few of the days not realising that I shouldn’t have due to the natural sugars. Thankfully the meal replacements contain all the vitamins and minerals you need so there’s no need to worry about missing out. So this week I will be sticking to it to the letter and we’ll see how I get on! The only downside I could mention is the dodgy windy tummy I got for the first few days, appears this is a common side effect though. It luckily seems to have settled now. I wasn’t constantly starving which was something I had prepared myself for in fact I sometimes struggled to get the fourth meal in so it is satisfying. I just need to remember to drink more water as I don’t really enjoy the taste of water I’m thinking of ordering some of the Water Enhancers to improve the taste.
Are you trying to lose weight? Have you tried Exante before? Join me next week to see how I go! If you decide to join up and order would you consider using my link? It won’t cost you anymore and it just means I could earn some credits towards my next purchase.