started exante total today!

S: 13st12lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st13lb Loss: 2st4lb(16.49%)
Hi candy. I'm new to VLCD too, started last week and currently on day 8 however I don't know about those teas? There is a thread about what you can drink however I'm not sure they're mentioned? But if you ask in there maybe someone will know.

Good luck x
 

candy68

Member
Hi (if at first), thanks for your reply, which plan are you following? im on the total plan. Well done on your weight loss! I wondered if you can answer a question for me can you make up the soups before you go out and reheat in the microwave at work? How easy have you found it sticking to the diet. I got such a shock this morning I weighed myself for the first time since the beginning of December and I had put on a stone! I really hadnt expected it to be so much. I knew I had put on but not that much. Bit of a sod as I thought I might have a stone to stone and a half to loose but no its 2 stone! Its all got to go I can bear it and my clothes are all too tight. Good luck, would be lovely if we could keep in touch if you like? love Candy xx
 
S: 13st12lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st13lb Loss: 2st4lb(16.49%)
I'm on total too although as I said somewhere else I've not been 100% throughout. I haven't 'eaten' as such but I have a nibble here and a bite there so my loss rate should be slower but I can handle that :) (although knocked myself out of ketostis today so trying to refocus, be sensible and am drinking loads of water)

I don't have facilities at work so I only have shakes or bars when I'm there.

I had a similar shock to you when I bought scales so I sympathise there but use it to drive you onwards :)
 
S: 13st12lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st13lb Loss: 2st4lb(16.49%)
I took half of my staff out for lunch yesterday and I am currently sat in an all you can eat Chinese buffet with the other half and I've not eaten a thing. Today's lunch is HARD as this is my favourite place

Excuse me why I have a little cry...
 

candy68

Member
Bless you, very brave to go there, not sure id have the strength not to eat. Im on my 4th day. I feel like i smell of butter milk. Ive looked this up and apparantly its part of being in ketosis? very strange! smelling like an old cow. Anyone else noticed this? Had a mad desire to clean the whole house, not my usual self! feel a bit strange slightly light headed. Keep strong if a first! love Candy x
 

kapekapekapekape

Awesome cool :)
S: 12st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 31 Loss: 1st0lb(7.87%)
Hope everything is still going okay! Good Luck!
 

candy68

Member
Hi Kape, well done on your loss fantastic result! I am a bit puzzled its day 5 and i have tested with ketones sticks and i am still not in ketosis. I havent cheated except for adding about 60-70g of brussel sproats or cauliflower to my evening supplement. I asked the customer centre and they said it would be fine and not effect me going into ketosis. I havent weighed my self yet. Any ideas?

Candy xx
 

kapekapekapekape

Awesome cool :)
S: 12st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 31 Loss: 1st0lb(7.87%)
Hmmm - I haven't ever used those ketone sticks before, so I couldn't tell you how reliable they are. However, I wouldn't expect the brussel sprouts/ cauli to take you over as long as you don't have too many! I would maybe just wait it out and see what results you get when you step on the scales :) and go from that.

It normally takes from 3-5 days to get into ketosis, maybe even a week. With exercise that time can be reduced to as minimum as 1-2 days.

Don't worry Candy - just keep plodding along and see how you do. If you don't mind me asking - what is the reasoning for adding the sprouts and cauli?

x
 

candy68

Member
Adding the veg was more of a volume thing. I looked at the portion size of the carbonara and felt scared and the veg would ease me into things a bit. However, just stuck to the meal replacements today and dont feel any different. I do have a bit of hunger/rumbling although nothing like a craving! Thanks for the great advice I will weigh on Wednesday and see! love Candy xx ps would be great to keep in touch x
 

kapekapekapekape

Awesome cool :)
S: 12st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 31 Loss: 1st0lb(7.87%)
No problem Candy68! You will probably find that you wont need the extra veg, I would consider going without it just to ensure that you definitely experience the full potential of the Exante diet. It'll be worth it in the end chuck. :) - deffos keep in touch!
 




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