Total Solution Well, hello there!

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  1. Bravocharlie

    Bravocharlie Member

    Hi guys,

    new to the forum and currently on day 1 of the Exante diet :) i found this page last night and it gave me an idea of what to expect... or so i thought!

    a bit about me, i'm a 21 year old male from Scotland, who has found himself in a position he never thought he'd be in. i used to work 3 jobs, all of which kept me active and i had an active gym routine until about september when i started getting problems with my back. i stopped exercising (partially pain, partially laziness) and found myself at 16stone.

    Before Christmas, i went in for surgery on my back, and as a result i've gained over a stone (17.7) in that length of time which is just too much! So, whilst i am deemed unfit to go to the gym, i thought i would give myself a head start on weightloss and i've started Total Solution today.

    it's been a difficult day. i normally didn't eat in the morning but today i decided a shake in the morning would seem logical. before my shift i had a Strawberry shake, tasted alright but i assume will take some getting used to! lunchtime i had one of the toffee and raisin bars which was just awesome, i didn't finish it however, as i got engrossed in a phonecall and then had to go back to work. all day i've had hunger pangs and it has been killer! came home and had Thai chicken soup which was OK, but by the end i found myself keen on chewing something. rather than helping myself to a slice of bread, i powered through it, and rather than rewarding myself with a biscuit or chocolate, i remembered i had some of my toffee bar - result !:woohoo:

    so, tonight i have still around 1L of water to drink but that's it. nothing more, nothing less!

    Anyway, i was just wondering what i can expect in my first week/month of TS?

    any help would be appreciated, and i'm sorry for rambling on.
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  3. TAUPE

    TAUPE Full Member

    Good luck Bravocharlie. I'm a newbie too, Day 2 for me and so far so good.
  4. Darcy15

    Darcy15 This is my year

    Hello and welcome! :)

    The first few days are tough - but get past this, and things become so much easier :D

    Expect a really good loss in the first week as you deplete your glycogen stores

    .....after that, average loss is 14lbs a month

    Use the support here - it really helps :)

    Best of luck!
  5. BabyBlueEyes

    BabyBlueEyes Full Member

    The first few days will be hard while you adjust but it'll be worth it if you stick with it :) Good luck!
  6. Bravocharlie

    Bravocharlie Member

    Thanks guys I appreciate it. Today I started with a chocolate shake, not often a fan of chocolate shakes but I enjoyed it. I've just finished the chocolate orange bar for lunch - which was really tasty! I tried to keep a bit for aftertaste veggie soup tonight but I couldnt resist! Speaking of the soup, anyone any experience with it? Is it any nice?

    I also woke up with a hideous taste in my mouth this morning which was strange.

    A question regarding ketosis, someone in the office reckons that ketosis makes you a bit whiffy, I thought that it was only your breath that smells? Im not at that stage yet I don't think but I'm kinda worried for when I do! Any advice on that?
  7. Darcy15

    Darcy15 This is my year


    A metallic taste can be an indication of ketosis

    ...and breath can smell a bit too, but not the rest of you!! :eek:

    Brush your teeth and use a mouthwash, that should take care of it :)

    I like the vegetable soup, not so fussed about the chicken one might find them better with a little extra water as they are very thick. A bit of pepper livens them up too :D
  8. Bravocharlie

    Bravocharlie Member

    Hi Darcy,

    thanks for the heads up, thats exactly what it was! didn't think i could go in to ketosis on day 2, mental!

    i settled with the tomato and basil soup tonight - it was really nice, i'm actually surprised at how nice the majority of it is :)

    it's making me more determined to crack on with things, though the work mates were teasing me with chocolate brownie flavoured toffee!
  9. Darcy15

    Darcy15 This is my year

    Stick with it and the weight will go - well done for resisting temptation!

    The first few days are tough, no doubt :rolleyes:

    ...but once ketosis kicks in the hunger does reduce :D

    I like all of the Exante products - but the spaghetti is probably my favourite :)
  10. Bravocharlie

    Bravocharlie Member

    i dont have the meals, unfortunately. i thought i ordered them but i never got them, just meals, bars and shakes!
  11. Chunky Madwife

    Chunky Madwife Full Member

    Hi there!

    Good luck, sounds like you got off to a good starts. I think I hit ketosis on day 2 (just finished my first week). I haven't been hungry once.

    Ican't face anything in the morning - I've been having the first pack around lunchtime, although today it wasn't til 5pm as I was working all day .

    I weighed in and lost 11lb this morning, so ultra happy. X
  12. Bravocharlie

    Bravocharlie Member

    Hi :)

    Thanks, and congrats on the weigh in, I'd love to lose that on my first week!

    Ive the day off work so I got a good kip and only woke up thinking about a shake, so I'm sat with vanilla, seems nice so far! Think a trip to the cinema is on the cards though, which is annoying because normally me and the missus would go toTGI's where I normally tuck into a steak! So temptation is there but I guess I gotta stay good!
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