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    First Few Days :(

    Hi everyone,

    Have bought myself a 4-weeks supply of Exante shakes and bars, and start last Wednesday. I was following the diet properly, but by Thursday night I was feeling so drained, hungry and irritable that I decided to come off it.

    I've read on here though that this is quite common in the first few days, and that it gets easier after you make it past this point? Can anyone give me any advice about this, as I'd love to continue with it?

    Many thanks

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    Hi! I am on day 2 and totally understand why you caved, it is hard. However, it really does get better, I did 11 weeks back in march last year and lost 1 stone 13! Day 3/4 is the turning point, after that you are there! My tips are.... Water, water, water and distraction. Paint your nails, indulge in a hot bath, clear out the harry potter cupboard under the stairs! You can do it!

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    Hiya, I'm in day 5 - first 3 are the worst: 1st hunger pangs, 2nd HEADACHES (yes it deserves shouting, very very bad), 3rd shakes, 4th curiously good, 5th full over engergy. Its quite a motivator to not break ketosis to not have to face those side effects again. Try it again and stick with it - me and my friend lost 20lbs in the first week!!

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    Start Weight: 17st7lb
    Current Weight: 12st3lb
    Goal Weight: 9st0lb
    Goal Date: Christmas 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 45.4
    Current BMI: 31.7
    Goal BMI: 23.3


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st3lb
    % Lost 30.2%
    Stick with it MissJ, that phase will soon pass and you'll be feeling great, it's only the first few days that you don't feel so good.










    All losses since restarting Exante 06/01/14
    Into the 16's - done 13/01/14
    To 15st 13lbs - done 08/02/14
    In size 18 Next jeans - done 23/02/14
    To 14st 13lbs - done 03/03/14
    Into size 16 Next jeans - done 15/04/14
    To 13st 13lbs - done
    To 13st 9lbs (move into class 1 obese on my spreadsheet) - done

    To 13st 3lbs (over half way to goal!) - 10/05/14
    To 12st 13lbs - done 15/05/14
    To 12st 12lbs (lowest weight in ?24? years) - done 18/05/14
    To 12st 7lbs (5 stone loss) - done 28/05/14
    To get to 12st 6lbs - done 02/06/14
    Into size 14 Next jeans - done 27/05/14
    To get to 11st 13lbs
    To get to 11st 6lbs (no longer obese - overweight)

    The Final Leg Restart 08/07/14 - 13st 6lb

    Week 1 -13lb
    Week 2 - 4lb
    Week 3
    Week 4
    Week 5
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8
    Week 9






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    Diet: Exante
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    Start Weight: 16st13lb
    Current Weight: 14st11lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: 01.08.2014


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    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 33.4
    Goal BMI: 27.1


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    Total Weight Loss: 2st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st11lb
    % Lost 12.66%
    Do stick with it if you can MissJ - it really is the first 3 days that are horrid. I'm now onto day 7 and feel absolutely fine - the only cravings I have are in my head as I'm definitely not hungry and I feel great


    Goal 1 - Loose 1 stone. DONE - 27.01.2014
    Goal 2 - Fit comfortably into size 18 clothes. DONE - 01.02.2014
    Goal 3 - Get my engagement ring back on. DONE - 01.02.2014
    Goal 4 - Bring BMI under 35. DONE - 01.02.2014
    Goal 5 - Loose 20lb before Italy in 8 weeks. DONE 01.02.2014
    Goal 6 - Not to gain any weight in Italy!!!
    Goal 7 - Get back onto Exante 17th March
    Goal 8 - Loose a further 10lb in 3 weeks
    Goal 9 - Wear a size 16 on my 40th birthday... 10th April
    Goal 10 - Back on Exante by 21st April until goal weight reached.

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    Start Weight: 11st12.0lb
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    Goal Weight: 9st7.0lb
    Goal Date: May 2014


    BMI Information:
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    Current BMI: 28.5
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    A big thank you to you all for replying to my post...it's been really encouraging. Have started again today, so I'm just gonna persevere with the first three days and see if I can get through it ��

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    Start Weight: 17st7lb
    Current Weight: 12st3lb
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    Goal Date: Christmas 2014


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    Start BMI: 45.4
    Current BMI: 31.7
    Goal BMI: 23.3


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    Total Weight Loss: 5st4lb
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    % Lost 30.2%
    Please stick with it, you will really feel better after the first few days, please keep us posted and yell if you want any support.










    All losses since restarting Exante 06/01/14
    Into the 16's - done 13/01/14
    To 15st 13lbs - done 08/02/14
    In size 18 Next jeans - done 23/02/14
    To 14st 13lbs - done 03/03/14
    Into size 16 Next jeans - done 15/04/14
    To 13st 13lbs - done
    To 13st 9lbs (move into class 1 obese on my spreadsheet) - done

    To 13st 3lbs (over half way to goal!) - 10/05/14
    To 12st 13lbs - done 15/05/14
    To 12st 12lbs (lowest weight in ?24? years) - done 18/05/14
    To 12st 7lbs (5 stone loss) - done 28/05/14
    To get to 12st 6lbs - done 02/06/14
    Into size 14 Next jeans - done 27/05/14
    To get to 11st 13lbs
    To get to 11st 6lbs (no longer obese - overweight)

    The Final Leg Restart 08/07/14 - 13st 6lb

    Week 1 -13lb
    Week 2 - 4lb
    Week 3
    Week 4
    Week 5
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8
    Week 9






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    Diet: Exante
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    Start Weight: 17st7.8lb
    Current Weight: 16st3.2lb
    Goal Weight: 14st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.3
    Current BMI: 32.6
    Goal BMI: 28.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st4.6lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st3.2lb
    % Lost 7.57%
    MissJ - are you still with us?!? I really hope you managed to break that 3 day barrier

    It honestly does get better!

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    Hiya! I've restarted again after Christmas and found it really hard this time round. I'm on day 4 now and seriously, if you can get over the hump it's definitely worth it. If you're feeling hungry at home, guzzle water and then just jump in a hot shower or bath and really distract yourself. I often paint my nails coz then I know I can't touch anything (food!) for a good 20 minutes without messing up the nail polish by which point the craving has gone. Take each hour as it comes and once you power through day 3 you will honestly feel so much better. xxx
    x-Katie-x and boo.radley like this.
    2013 (November)
    Week 1: -11lbs
    Week 2: -3lbs (14 lbs / 1 stone in total)
    Week 3: -3lbs (1st 3lbs)

    2014 (Having gained 8lbs back over Christmas - whoops!)
    Week 1:-11.5lbs
    Week 2: -2.5lbs (14lbs / 1 stone total)
    Week 3: -1lbs (15lbs total)
    Week 4: STS - got back into Ketosis after CNY so I don't feel so bad!

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    I am on the evening of Day 3 now and have a banging headache. Loads of water & paracetamol and hopefully day 4 will be a bit easier.

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    Charlie Brown you're doing the right thing taking the paracetamol to get over the headache, it'll soon be gone and you'll be amazed at how good you feel. It's only the first few days that people feel bad, I find it amazing how I always have more energy and feel brighter in myself - hang on in there










    All losses since restarting Exante 06/01/14
    Into the 16's - done 13/01/14
    To 15st 13lbs - done 08/02/14
    In size 18 Next jeans - done 23/02/14
    To 14st 13lbs - done 03/03/14
    Into size 16 Next jeans - done 15/04/14
    To 13st 13lbs - done
    To 13st 9lbs (move into class 1 obese on my spreadsheet) - done

    To 13st 3lbs (over half way to goal!) - 10/05/14
    To 12st 13lbs - done 15/05/14
    To 12st 12lbs (lowest weight in ?24? years) - done 18/05/14
    To 12st 7lbs (5 stone loss) - done 28/05/14
    To get to 12st 6lbs - done 02/06/14
    Into size 14 Next jeans - done 27/05/14
    To get to 11st 13lbs
    To get to 11st 6lbs (no longer obese - overweight)

    The Final Leg Restart 08/07/14 - 13st 6lb

    Week 1 -13lb
    Week 2 - 4lb
    Week 3
    Week 4
    Week 5
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8
    Week 9






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    Goal Date: May 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.5
    Current BMI: 28.5
    Goal BMI: 22.8


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 2st5lb
    % Lost 0%
    Hi everyone,

    I had a lot on last week, what with birthdays and meals out, so I decided to save my shakes and start again properly tomorrow. Feel so much better about the diet now after your posts...I've just got to stick with it and bear in mind that the discomfort is only temporary and that I should hopefully be feeling ok by next weekend.

    How is everyone else getting on?

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    Start Weight: 17st7lb
    Current Weight: 12st3lb
    Goal Weight: 9st0lb
    Goal Date: Christmas 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 45.4
    Current BMI: 31.7
    Goal BMI: 23.3


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st3lb
    % Lost 30.2%
    Hi am glad you're giving it another go, it'll all be worth it in the end.

    All going ring well here, just finished day 14 so it's weigh in tomorrow so I'm hoping that'll be good.

    Keep us posted with how you're getting on










    All losses since restarting Exante 06/01/14
    Into the 16's - done 13/01/14
    To 15st 13lbs - done 08/02/14
    In size 18 Next jeans - done 23/02/14
    To 14st 13lbs - done 03/03/14
    Into size 16 Next jeans - done 15/04/14
    To 13st 13lbs - done
    To 13st 9lbs (move into class 1 obese on my spreadsheet) - done

    To 13st 3lbs (over half way to goal!) - 10/05/14
    To 12st 13lbs - done 15/05/14
    To 12st 12lbs (lowest weight in ?24? years) - done 18/05/14
    To 12st 7lbs (5 stone loss) - done 28/05/14
    To get to 12st 6lbs - done 02/06/14
    Into size 14 Next jeans - done 27/05/14
    To get to 11st 13lbs
    To get to 11st 6lbs (no longer obese - overweight)

    The Final Leg Restart 08/07/14 - 13st 6lb

    Week 1 -13lb
    Week 2 - 4lb
    Week 3
    Week 4
    Week 5
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8
    Week 9






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    Goal Date: 15/3/14


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    Start BMI: 30.9
    Current BMI: 30.9
    Goal BMI: 27.7


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 1st7lb
    % Lost 0%
    I'm on day 3 now, new to VLCD diets and really am struggling with tiredness and nausea but if you keep drinking water, I've found personally that the tiredness goes away too. My only problem is having a headache and being hungry at night, waking up at 3am ready to raid the kitchen for food and painkillers, is anyone else the same?

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    Current Weight: 11st9lb
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    Hi phild,

    I find that most, if not all, symptoms pass as you get into ketosis on a VLCD. I am day 2, and not too troubled by night-time hunger so far, but am finding afternoons and evenings hard. I tend to drink lots and lots of allowed drinks, which helps a great deal.

    I remember reading years ago regarding night-time cravings: 'The best cure is to go back to sleep'. For some reason that came to mind, but I am sure you knew and were practising that already! Hope the side-effects settle soon for you.

    Good luck,
    Tammy

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