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    Hi everyone,
    well as the title says I'm all ready to start exante but doubting myself already. The past year i went from a size 12 to a 16/18 because I was battling against binge eating, i have it pretty much under control now.

    just a few questions if someone could help me out
    Should i limit my food and move to my diet fuel shakes for a few days or jump straight in with exante?
    exercise? Is the 30day shred too much? I work as a special needs teaching assistant so I'm activeat least half the day and at times running around the school for various reasons.

    Any advice would really help Im worried if i loose so little in the first week it will knock my confidence and bring on the dreaded binge.

    thanks guys
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    Hi chuck,
    I too am a binge eater and have clapped on an astonishing amount of weight this year. I've done VLCDS a few times and have tried breaking myself in gently and going at it "cold turkey". This time I did it for a couple of days but still picked to take away the cravings; but in the long run it made it twice as hard.

    my rule would be decide on a date and go for it 100%. You'll feel a bit rubbish but it won't last long. Im still not in ketosis (because of the nibbling earlier in the week)' but apart from a headache (and a bit of a temper) Im fine.

    Don't doubt yourself, just go for it!

    One thing I love about this diet is that if you stick to the rules 100% (which I find easier to do because its so simple) then you WILL lose weight (you can't possibly not)!
    I don't think you'll be disappointed, i look forward to seeing your first big loss!
    Good luck Xxxxxxxx
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    Hey, welcome to Exante! This isn't an easy diet, so first thing to say is you really need to be motivated. If you doubt yourself at the start you won't last long, especially the first 3 days which are really hard. You CAN do it and you will, just believe in yourself!

    You can just go straight into Exante. Some people limit their carb intake the days leading up but I've never done it, the first week is hard either way lol

    As for exercise, I would recommend you see how you get on. It sounds like you're pretty active on a daily basis so you don't want to burn out. Give it a couple of weeks and see how you feel but lots of people do the 30 day shred so I shouldn't see why that would be a problem in the future (I did try it once but failed after 10 days and went back to the gym lol)

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    Pick a date, and go for it

    The first few days are hard, then it gets a lot easier

    You HAVE to be motivated though - tough but true

    Only you can decide if this is what you want to do, and stopping and starting is soul destroying

    Exante is tough, but it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy15 View Post
    Pick a date, and go for it

    The first few days are hard, then it gets a lot easier

    You HAVE to be motivated though - tough but true

    Only you can decide if this is what you want to do, and stopping and starting is soul destroying

    Exante is tough, but it works.

    I have been TS 100% since January 1st and lost 24lbs so far
    Wow Darcy that's amazing! Well done x
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    1st 6.5lb lost / 9.5 lb to go to holiday goal!

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    Thank you so much for replying
    Well done Darcy that is such a fab loss, Fingers crossed It works as well for me.

    I was going to start today but I had a mini meltdown last night and I have been feeling quite odd for the past few days. It's odd I feel like I'm on a boat whilst spinning at the same time, Last night I couldn't even tell If I was walking in a straight line. I have seen the nurse who has OK'd everything and tbh I think my folate is very low again which is nothing new for me, It's been dropping constantly for the past few years.
    I want to start tomorrow so I will be over the worst by the time I start back at work monday

    It's odd but I know I will struggle with not eating anything I want, I often have to force myself to eat as I cycle through starving myself to binge eating when I feel anxious or low. I know I can do it but it's getting in that frame of mind but I now have a goal set so here goes.
    serial binge eater so lets see how i go EEeeeeeeek!
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    I'm glad the nurse has given you the all clear. I think if you do this and stick to it then it may help with the bingeing as it takes food out of the equation. Pick a day and stick to it, you might be surprised.

    Good luck!
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    And good luck from me too! I am only three days in and enjoying it although getting used to the pouches still!

    There are some great tips on my diary for making them up that some lovely ladies have shared with me :-) please do have a nosey :-)
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    Wk1: 13lbs lost 20st1lb to 19st2lb Wk2: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... blip here! WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs
    Mini Goals: 1 stone . 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones
    Weigh less than my husband.
    By my holiday late Aug to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2.
    Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!)
    To have lost more than I still need to lose
    Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size.
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    Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (although I realise this depends on the plane!)

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    Thank you so Much It's nice to find somewhere so supportive, I lost 5 half stone in 7 months around 7 years ago and it was so hard as I had no support. I've tried changing my diet like last time but the weight stays put, So fingers crossed for exante.

    I'm currently sat with my first shake, The initial taste of the chocolate threw me but I'm getting used to it. Im dreading the vegetable soups though.

    bunchomonkeys Thanks I will take a look
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    Thank you so Much It's nice to find somewhere so supportive, I lost 5 half stone in 7 months around 7 years ago and it was so hard as I had no support. I've tried changing my diet like last time but the weight stays put, So fingers crossed for exante.

    I'm currently sat with my first shake, The initial taste of the chocolate threw me but I'm getting used to it. Im dreading the vegetable soups though.


    Bunchomonkeys Thank you I will take a look
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummyboo85 View Post
    Thank you so Much It's nice to find somewhere so supportive, I lost 5 half stone in 7 months around 7 years ago and it was so hard as I had no support. I've tried changing my diet like last time but the weight stays put, So fingers crossed for exante.

    I'm currently sat with my first shake, The initial taste of the chocolate threw me but I'm getting used to it. Im dreading the vegetable soups though.

    Bunchomonkeys Thank you I will take a look
    Yeah please do - you can make crisps from the soup mix, although i haven't tried them yet.

    On day 5 I can honestly say i am getting used to the food more, and i am not hungry either.... I leave my first pouch til as late in the day as possible and drink lots of water before, sparkling sugar free stuff is seeing me through, as i normally eat most in the evening.

    I just pray with 8st to lose that i can last the course!!
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    NEW START 16/06/14 - weighing in at start 19st 11.8lbs
    Wk1:
    Wk2:
    Wk3:
    Wk4:

    Previously.....
    Wk1: 13lbs lost 20st1lb to 19st2lb Wk2: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... blip here! WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs
    Mini Goals: 1 stone . 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones
    Weigh less than my husband.
    By my holiday late Aug to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2.
    Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!)
    To have lost more than I still need to lose
    Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size.
    Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller)
    Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (although I realise this depends on the plane!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunchomonkeys View Post
    Yeah please do - you can make crisps from the soup mix, although i haven't tried them yet.

    On day 5 I can honestly say i am getting used to the food more, and i am not hungry either.... I leave my first pouch til as late in the day as possible and drink lots of water before, sparkling sugar free stuff is seeing me through, as i normally eat most in the evening.

    I just pray with 8st to lose that i can last the course!!
    I had a little peek I will have a proper look in a bit. I'm super tired today and my mouth tastes dreadful, I dread to think what it will be like in the next few days If Im like this now.
    I had a 2 hour nap which I so needed but I woke up really disappointed with myself as I had been eating rubbish in my dream, I really thought I had messed up day 1. Im trying the exante drink mix at the moment, It's a struggle for me so far it's sooooo sweet.

    Crisps sound fab I will have to try them or I'll slowly go mad on a month+ of soup
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    EWWWWWWWWW It has taken me an hour to drink that awful vegetable soup without vomiting, I don't know how I will cope with 2 weeks of that.
    serial binge eater so lets see how i go EEeeeeeeek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummyboo85 View Post
    I had a little peek I will have a proper look in a bit. I'm super tired today and my mouth tastes dreadful, I dread to think what it will be like in the next few days If Im like this now.
    I had a 2 hour nap which I so needed but I woke up really disappointed with myself as I had been eating rubbish in my dream, I really thought I had messed up day 1. Im trying the exante drink mix at the moment, It's a struggle for me so far it's sooooo sweet.

    Crisps sound fab I will have to try them or I'll slowly go mad on a month+ of soup

    The taste in my mouth is bugging me too to be honest, although on the upside its keeping me drinking! I went into ketosis very quickly -maybe the same has happened with you? I bought some ketasticks from Boots which is how I knew although the taste was the first giveaway sign!

    I have not tried the soups as soups yet, am planning one shortly though - think I will go with the mushroom. Have you just got soups and shakes then? I went for a bit of everything although I have no bars......

    I know what you mean about wretching though, the shepards pie got me like that - am trying to find someone on here to swap them with for something else I like! Try a different one next time, or try flavouring things. Garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, chilli flakes, paprika and good old salt and pepper are a must in your cupboard to assist...! Some put tablet sweeteners in their shakes although personally I think they are sweet enough.
    Time to start liking my body again.....!


    NEW START 16/06/14 - weighing in at start 19st 11.8lbs
    Wk1:
    Wk2:
    Wk3:
    Wk4:

    Previously.....
    Wk1: 13lbs lost 20st1lb to 19st2lb Wk2: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... blip here! WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs
    Mini Goals: 1 stone . 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones
    Weigh less than my husband.
    By my holiday late Aug to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2.
    Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!)
    To have lost more than I still need to lose
    Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size.
    Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller)
    Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (although I realise this depends on the plane!)

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