1. F

    Getting fit for 40! My diary (feel free to join me)

    Feels a little strange typing into the nether. But I would like to keep a little diary and maybe meet likeminded people along the way - there doesn’t seem to be any places to discuss diet anonymously on the internet these days. It’s all on Facebook where you are publicly announcing your...
  2. F

    VLCD (Cambridge/LL/Shake that weight) support 2024 ✨

    Hi folks, how is everyone doing? Not sure if anyone is still active in this site as haven’t been here for a looong time. I’m hoping to start a thread for support/progress with a food replacement VLCD. I did Cambridge weight plan years ago and maintained well but have had three kids since then...
  3. Clkielty

    New Weigh

    Hi all, Is anyone else on the New Weigh? I'm 21lb down in 3 weeks, previously did exante and enjoyed the choice options however New weigh's options are shakes - strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. Whilst I normally have a very sweet tooth I'm really craving savory. 3 weeks down, 7 more to go!
  4. E

    New here vegan VLCD

    Hi, I’m new here will be starting Exante in the next day or so as soon as my products arrive. I lost a lot of weight with it years ago but alas I’m a serial yo yo dieter and am need of doing something drastic again. I might try the fast 800 diet shakes too as they look good and do some vegan...
  5. Puppy Fat

    Just started Slim and Save VLCD

    Happy Friday! I started on SNS last Monday so today is just Day 12. I would like to lose 3 stone in 3 months as I have an event to attend. I need to lose 8 stone in total :oops: though my initial mini goal is 3 in 3 months (accounting for 2 short breaks in that time too). I can honestly say...
  6. Kob

    A 2021 Cambridge Story

    Today's the day. 1st February 2021. Time to hit the reset button on my relationship with eating. I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I'm constantly out of breath, I've a ruptured meniscus in my left knee, plantar fasciitis in my right foot and despite trying my damndest to own being a big girl, the...
  7. C

    Coco's diary - Day 1

    Hello! I'm yet another 'New Decade... New Year.... New Month.... New Week.... New Start' but this really needs to stop! I keep finding myself back in the same position each year, with the same resolution of losing weight, loving myself and feeling attractive enough to start searching for a...
  8. K

    My journey to lose 5 stones on exante

    Hi everyone, i am starting exante tomorrow. I have 5 stones to lose! I have my graduation coming up in 2 months so i need to lose as much as i can by then. Has any one tried exercising and has it given better results? I will be logging in my weight loss weekly would love some buddies to join me...
  9. pippotter1996

    EXANTE, anyone?

    Anyone doing the exante diet? or any other vlcd. I want to hear about side effects, weight loss (time scale if possible) i've lost 4 stone using exante. i want to lose abit more.
  10. S

    Sarahosaurus Exante Diary

    Hi there!! I purchased exante last year, completed 2 days and gave up. I think I pushed myself too hard, added exercise too soon, I was just exhausted. But 6 months on....I’m a few lbs down but I’m still obese and unhappy with my body. I lost my father in law to Parkinson’s disease last week and...
  11. D

    Are there any resources for planning your own VLCD/LCD

    Hi, Is anyone aware of any good resources for planning your own VLCD/ LCD? I.e. websites and books etc with information / recipes / tips on meals you can create yourself with "real food" rather than using any meal replacement products? Many thanks in advance! B.
  12. MsDev

    Exante HELP!

    Hello! I am desperately trying to start on Exante total solution, 3 days in and I've failed by the end of each day! I did CWP a few years ago and lost two stone and maintained that weight loss for two years..fell pregnant and lost all pregnancy weight very quickly. but in the year following I've...
  13. jfc

    hair loss on VLCD...HELP please !

    My hair was always very fine and on the thin side (unlike the rest of me :) ) I have noticed my hair Is getting really really thin, in fact my colleague commented on it the other day and said I should take a supplement, can anyone recommend something that wont impact my CD diet and weight...
  14. A

    Determined to stand in front of the camera

    Hi all I have my beautiful step daughters wedding to attend in 8 weeks and I’ve been so anxious. Tried every diet in the past but found Exante and thought I would give it a try. I’m determined to feel comfortable enough to be in the wedding photos. I have a total of 5 stone to loose obviously...
  15. hunni17

    New start 7 stone...off you go!!

    Hey guys I'm starting exante today, i need to lose 5 stone (First large target). Would love to hear any success stories, hints and tips to maximise my time doing it. Sick of being a large version of myself but often find it hard to stay motivated 😏 Hope to hear from you 😘
  16. S

    Exante - My Way

    I have tried exante in the past and although I know it can stick to it and works. It doesn’t fit in with my life. I have 2 children under two and that evening meal is important. We need to eat together as a family to establish a good routine, teach my kids about the importance of healthy eating...
  17. B

    Exante VLCD Diary

    I have tried pretty much every diet you could think of, but just never managed to stick to one properly. I now have PCOS, and according to my endocrinologist, the extra doughnuts around my middle (and pretty much everywhere else) really need to go! I have tried exante before, and actually like...
  18. Sheslosingit

    Not another FAT holiday

    Hello! I’ve just completed my first week on exante and lost 7lbs. I am a previous slimming world member and I’m packing that in this week, in favour of a food diary shared here with you guys. Today I booked a little holiday to Mallorca in September. Last year, on holiday I promised myself...
  19. Sweet2Def

    June 2018 - My LT Diary

    I thought I should begin another thread, a bit more up to date for anybody thinking of beginning the diet this month. I start on 8th June (payday), and because I have done the diet before and recall how horrendous the first three days were., I'm preparing my body leading up to this by slowly...
  20. Sheslosingit

    Serial dieter looking for tips?

    Hello! I've been on a diet for a decade with weight ranging from 11 stone to 15 and a half (im 5ft 11). This time last year I got married and was at the bottom end weight wise after more or less starving myself with stress. Since our wedding day I've gained 4 and a half stone in under a year...
  21. Alsay

    Exante Total Solution

    Day 1 here I go 😁 I am staying with my parents for the next week, so I've brought along a mixture of different exante shakes. All I have to do is pick 3 each day. Every 7 days or so I'm planning on logging my weight loss in kilos on here. Let's do this!!
  22. Alsay

    My Introduction:)

    Hi all! I've come onto minimins at the very start of my true weight loss journey. I hope to actually get through it to my final destination this time round. A bit about myself - I'm 26 and now at the highest weight I have ever been (132kg) and aim to finally reach around 72kg (sometime soon I...
  23. FullFathom

    Tales from the Secret Dieter

    Hallo everyone. Firstly, May I just say a big thank you to all of you for the questions, answers, diaries and stories that I’ve read and survived on while lurking on this forum all year! Success stories, struggles, celebrations and grumps - I’ve found everything very, very helpful, so thank you...
  24. SPE

    6 Stone to lose 😭😭😭

    So here I am again.......I am terrible at diets. When I was pregnant I had Gestational diabetes and stuck to a low carb diet with ease. I didn’t gain pregnancy weight and it was a breeze as I was doing it for my baby. Here I am 4 months pp and I can’t stick to anything. I gained weight 3 years...
  25. S

    Start now or new year

    Am so glad i found this forum. I'm going to use VLCD to help me lose weight. Problem i have is that i want to lose 4 stone and i don't know wether to start in the new year or now? I've been thinking of buying packs ready to start for monday but my problem is that i'm going to stay with family...
  26. Dinma

    Total Solution Peeling off the final layers with Exante

    Hi, everyone! I've been obese all my adult life, carried most of my weight in my hips, and thankful to have a not so big tummy. Turning point came in 2012 when I got on a scale and I weighed 130kg! I didn't realise I was that heavy!!! Anyway, I lost 34 kg on the Stillman's Diet in 2012, and...
  27. H

    Slim n Save or Shake that weight

    I am about to start a Vlcd diet but i'm not sure which one to start with between slim n save or shake that weight.I want opinions based on taste and price. Thank youu
  28. Terilbs

    VLCD Reccomendations

    Hi All, I am new to mini mins and I am currently trying to decide what diet would be best for myself. Currently I am leaning toward VLCD but there are so many out there I don't know which is best to choose and best value for money. Can anyone help? Teri xx
  29. L

    Exante diet after frequent yoyoing

    Hi Everyone, Despite the fact I am a somewhat professional dieter, I have never joined a forum before, so am really hoping this will help me stay on track! I am three days into the Exante Total Solution and finding it ok so far. I have previously tried all sorts of diets and successfully lost...
  30. Izabellaboo

    a first day rant...

    let me just start by saying this is not my first vlcd, I did Cambridge for 2 months last summer and apart from 3 pre-decided weekends (sisters wedding etc. ) I did not cheat and last 2st2lbs I started my exante shakes yesterday and have never felt so horrible in my life, it didn't help that I...
  31. angie-bum

    New thread for a new start

    I have been here many times b4. Not sure of my strategy yet, but it involves losing at least a lb a week I will- Weigh daily Be accountable Eat mindfully Limit sweets til end of day, and have a controlled amount Lose 1lb a week If I sts or gain I will do Vlcd/low carb til I rectify the situation
  32. S

    Back to VLCD from Atkins

    Hi all, This is my first post as I'm new to minimins! I started Exante VLCD on 5th Jan and managed to lose just under a stone (6kg) in 3 weeks, which brought me down to 64kg. Since then, spent a few days slowly phasing myself and I did a week and a half of Dukan (induction phase) and lost...
  33. R

    Step 1 Sole Source Returner and cant get into ketosis

    Hi there, Id really appreciate some help. I last did Cambridge diet 6 years ago and lost 3 and half stone. Ive since gained 2 stone due to a knee injury which prevented me from my normal 4 to 5 day gym routien. Im now ok to exercise so have joined cambridge to kick start my weight loss...
  34. Muso_Girl

    Total Solution 2nd Attempt for Goal Weight!

    Hello MiniMins! I started the Exante TS in January 2015 and despite a few mishaps here and there, I went from 15 stone to 12 stone and was pretty pleased with that! I'll be honest, I didn't stick to it 100% and I know that in the four months that I was on the diet, I could have lost another...
  35. Shuckels

    Exante Works. I'm Living Proof. (Pics Included)

    Hi guys, first ever post and was the only forum I could find that had a good Exante thread. Well, it's been an extraordinary journey, but I'm nearing my goal. My starting weight: 308 lbs - Current weight 202 lbs (7 months I have lost 106 lbs). When I first looked into VLCD's there were so many...
  36. I

    Day 1... Need to be accountable!

    Day 1 of Slim and Save... Feeling a bit hungry but its not overwhelming. Decided to create a diary to keep myself accountable! Eaten so far: Banana Shake Cottage Pie Plan to have banoffee porridge for tea and then a chewy chocolate bar for a snack before bed :)
  37. Q

    Total Solution 3 Stone in 6 Weeks Possible? Let's find out...

    It’s Friday 1st July and in exactly 6 weeks (42 days) from today, I’m off on holiday. My Background: I’m a guy, 31 years old, 5'10. For most of my adult life I’ve always been around the 12 stone region, but in the last 3-4 years I’ve been rapidly letting myself go, jumping well over 16 stone...
  38. Julie2011

    Groupon Special Deal for Exante Shakes - £29.99 for 2 weeks, £39.99 for 4 weeks

    Free Delivery. These are selling really fast so probably won't be available for too long. Also, if you are new to Groupon (or possibly will work with a new email address) you can save £10 on the 4 week offer by using SAVE10 in the promo offer box at checkout. Even when I am not doing Exante...
  39. K

    Hair loss

    Hi, I've lost 3 stone with CWP and have now stopped as my hair is falling out. Can anyone else tell me if they had this how long it lasted for? I'm so worried as so much is coming out! Thanks x
  40. Mini

    Step 1 Sole Source Australia Discovers Cambridge Weight Plan!

    Looks like from this article on the link below, that it is only now that Australia has discovered the Cambridge Weight Plan... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3625823/New-Australian-diet-craze-called-dangerous-medical-professionals-lead-pregnancy.html Not sure if this article is being...
  41. L

    Total Solution L's "Slim by Summer" 2016 diary

    Hi all, After a tough past couple of months filled with lots of comfort eating, and little to no physical activity, I decided to give Exante a go, as my weight had crept up so quickly! I started on Monday 22nd of February weighing in at 80.5kg / approx 12 stone 9.4 lbs, and having weighed...
  42. E

    Is anyone on Shake that Weight?

    Hello, I started my shake that weight diet a week ago. I'm on three shakes a day and a low calorie meal at night. I couldn't find a recent threat for this so I'm wondering if theres anyone out there to chat to? :)
  43. S

    Total Solution and..the journey begins..again.

    Hi All! Brand new here, so, I'm gonna put myself out there and tell you my goals, what's happened and various other bits. My story has many ups and downs, but, I hope it can help inspire and also support me! I'm 30. A male. I am 6ft 2 and I weigh, whilst writing this, a whopping, 24 stone 1.6...
  44. smidge87

    Total Solution Smidge's 2016 Diary :)

    So... I'm a typical yo-yo dieting female who has conquered exante once before losing about 4 stone in 3 months for a summer holiday. That was 2 years ago and now I'm back, bigger than my starting weight then! Anyway, no point dwelling too much on the past. I'm here now and I will do it again I...