Exante or Optislim taste?

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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    Has anyone tried both shakes and liked one brand better than the other.
    I have only tried Optislim shakes and really like them, they mix up real easily , smooth and full of taste.
    Just considering trying some Exante because its cheaper than Optislim but if it does the same then its worth a try.
     
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    which optislim variety?
    theres a VLCD and an LCD versian
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    I have the LCD shakes they have 200 cals each.I have not seen the VCLD version.
     
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    never seen them myself, but i know there is a VLCD one :)

    i have the LCD ones too, they are sooooo nice!
     
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    The Exante shakes seem to be pretty popular with people moving from other VLCDs

    You can buy a weeks supply iniitally though which might be an idea to try first :)
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    The price of both of them work out roughly the same and I think that they are the same diet its just a matter of taste. Optislim do mix really easy,just a quick shake, what about Exante? The taste of Optislim is lovely and wouldnt want to change and find the other one is not as nice or if mixing is a pain.
     
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    Not sure how you mix Optislim but I use a wee battery operated milk frother for my shakes and it does them brilliantly :)

    Is Optislim a VLCD? How many cals a day are you on and what are the losses like
     
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    According to their website it's a LCD you have 2 shakes and a meal xx

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    Each shake is 200cals 2 per day and 1 meal 500 cals and snack 100 cals. only been on a week and lost 7lbs ,so really pleased with that, wasnt hungry. 2 litres of water,well juice and couple teas or coffees. So no it not a VLCD .
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    Wouldnt call 7lbs in one week too bad. I have NEVER lost that much in one week.
     
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    No thats fab :) Well done

    I just havent heard of Optifast before was just curious what it entailed and what the losses are like. What are the expected losses for a month do you know?

    Obviously the main difference with Exante would be the fact its a VLCD which means the losses are higher but then the main programme doesnt include food so it really depends what youre looking for :)
     
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    No I am on Optislim, Optifast is something else.
     
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    The free access you get to Cluboptislim is really good. Consultants answer questions and you get a daily food planner plus weight and inches losses planner, really good and its free access. when you buy a sachet of shake.
     
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    Thats the one area Exante lets its self down at... the website is pretty poor. It has no member features their customer services is brilliant, they reply within a couple of hours but the website lets them down
     
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    i tried the chocmint optislim shake, never again! ( still have a sachet of it in my cupboard ) it tasted like someone had added a pile of toothpaste to a weak hot chocolate
     
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    I have a couple of them to try yet, will let you know what I think. Havent tasted one I dont like yet !!!
     
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    agree! it doses taste foul!

    i like the banana, strawberry, vanilla and caramel ones :)
    just havent tried chocolate, and dont want to, i dont like choccy shakes

    the honeycomb one looks nice, but not avalable in stores!
     
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    I had the honeycombe one for breakfast, yes its really nice very sweet and I do put 350 mls of water with mine. Gonna have to have the choc mint one tommoorrow now to see what all the fuss is about.
     
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