welcome to mini mims! I have been doing a daily dairy on here since I started on Exante a VLCD at the beginning of June this year. A lot of the time I am rambling nonsense but I have found it so invaluable to be able to have somewhere to report to everyday and you aren’t shouting into a void everyone on this forum is lovely and very supportive, non judgemental and welcoming.
I haven’t done lipotrim but Exante is 800 kcals a day with approx 3 litres of water so as @AliGal
says you do wee an awful lot but you get used to it😂. I haven’t done any exercise the duration of this because the calories that you are on and if you burn too many would take you into a deficit which is probably far too low! I am active as I have two young kids who have endless energy but I haven’t done any gym sessions or swimming but plan to once I teach my goal and up my calories! I hope to be successful and have had good results so far so a things I have found useful for me are:
-Eat your calorie allowance don’t try to go lower it’s set at that for a reason.
-Take it one day at a time don’t think of weeks days or months ahead just take each day as it comes!
-I have found having an Oxo as my evening tipple(!) has helped me lots and can help if you have a headache the first few days!
-Be kind to yourself and let people who you love and are closest to this is the plan you have chosen and you want their support not (my experience this is) ‘course you will do it this time like the other time and the other time etc’ families and friends should build you up not pull you down 😀
-I have my first meal replacement at 1pm in the afternoon which helps to space my day out and not have my bar which is a meal replacement as my dessert (!) later on the evening. You will find what works for you we are all different!
It’s a lovely community and I have found it a big help on my journey.