Mixing different products?

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  1. yorkiegal

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    I've switched to exante but still have some LL food packs left, though it's the soups which I don't like. But it got me thinking, does anyone here buy different brands for the vlcd? There isn't much choice with Exante and I was thinking of buying a few Avidlite packs too.
     
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    justgina taking it 1 day at a time

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    Will be watching this thread with interest. I was using Avidlite shakes (which are wonderful, rather like a McD shake!), and got my Exante variety pack yesterday. I've tried a bar (OK) a soup (Lovely) and a shake (very disappointing and tasteless). I might sit down later and compare the nutritional info.
     
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    I've just ordered some Exante products and will be using them along with some Avidlite shakes as well as a few CD shakes that I have left. I also have a few cartons of low carb milshake from Tesco thats handy when out and about. The nutritional values are all very similar and I dont see any reason not to pick favourites from the different brands.

    I also intend to have a low carb meal on some days (maybe every day).
     
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    I suppose the concern is that by mixing the products, will you be getting your full complement of vitamins and nutrients... most of these plans have been created to work as a whole and if you mix and match you are messing with that. Not that I don't understand why and what you're trying to do - just a word of caution I guess...
     
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    Hi DQ I know exactly what you are saying. I take a general multi vit/mineral every day anyway. Always have. I went to a nutritional conference and apparently the official RDA's are the absolute minimim that the body needs and were set years ago. Science and nutrition have moved along since then.

    I also have to say that my previous diet of processed crap food wasn't giving me the right balance of nutrients either hence the weight gain and bad moods.
     
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    thanks for the replies. i think i'm going to try a few different products, as the variety will help me stick to a diet. I take a multi vitamin pill every other day and a capsule of essential fatty acids a couple of times per week so will probably be ok. I much prefer the exante shakes to the LL ones which were just so strong flavoured yet watery. But I only like the one bar from exante, the choc and orange, so I'm going to buy others from elsewhere too.
     
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