Read about my New You Plan and Weight Loss Journey progress here.
A week into the New You Plan and my hips are disappearing!
I. Kid. You. Not!
I have spent the last 22 weeks cutting down on food intake and exercising every day with no movement and a week on the TFR (total food replacement) diet and they are shifting!
Alongside a total loss of 8lbs this week (since I started last Monday), which includes a slip blip on Friday night due to tiredness and a hospital visit to see Jenny!
I am feeling absolutely fantastic not just due to knowing how much weight I have lost but also just in myself. There are no hunger pangs and even my skin is looking great due to all the water I am drinking… along with black coffee!
Due to the different types of meals you can choose, as you aren’t just restricted to shakes, I am finding the diet very easy to manage whilst out and about and choose to take a Chocolate Cream Cookie flavour TFR bar with me. These are absolutely delicious and certainly trick your mind into thinking you are munching on a chocolate bar. So the diet really does fit in nicely with my schedule.
If I need to mix a delicious tasting shake on the go (shake packet + 200ml of water) then shakers are available (complete with the metal shaker ball) to help you mix it all up on the go. My friend has a sip of my shake this morning and commented that she would happily drink the chocolate shake all day – so much tastier than expected!
I have been experimenting slightly in the latter part of the week by making bhaji style Chicken Noodle Curry – which does actually taste like the curry sauce you can order from a Fish and Chip shop – divine! By simply mixing 30ml of water with the packet and baking in the oven at 170degrees for 20 minutes, the mixture rises slightly and forms bhaji style muffins. The packet when mixed according to instructions is liquid like so having it in a bhaji style is awesome and gives you some chomping action!
I even made Chicken Soup crisps by mixing up the packet with around 30ml of water again, smearing the paste in circles on baking paper and cooking in the microwave for roughly 2 and half minutes.
All in all, mentally I am in the right place to stick on this and with a great weight loss already behind me, there is nothing to stop me!
If you are considering trying the New You Plan then don’t hesitate to email me with any questions! There are some fantastic deals on the site at the moment, dependent on how long you wish to spend on the diet, check out the New You Plan site for more details and a look at their fantastic meal plan range!
Always make sure you consult a Doctor before starting on a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) such as the New You Plan. Albeit you may think TFR (Total Food Replacement) seems harsh, the 4 packs you are allowed on a daily basis do contain all the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body requires each day. It just so happens, that when your body is in ketosis (check out my previous post) you also burn fat not only to provide energy and keep you going, but being in ketosis is how you lose the weight so quickly. By drinking the recommended 4 litres of water (black tea or coffee can be drunk too) a day alongside the 4 packs, this is a healthy way to lose weight, just at a slightly quicker pace.
For me personally, a VLCD is a healthier option than what I was eating – although I was calorie counting before, I cannot wholeheartedly say that I was having my full daily intake of vitamins. By using The New You Plan, I can be sure I am, the range is full of flavour and I actually look forward to the next meal – plus the hassle of what to eat has been taken away.
Very Low Calorie Diet Products
All of these products are suitable for Very Low Calorie Dieting and Total Food Replacement.
Shakes: Strawberry, banana, vanilla, chocolate
Soups: Chicken, Vegetable, Mushroom
Hot Meals: Burgers, Chocolate Puddings, Red Bean Chilli, Spicy Spag Noodle Nosh, Cottage Pie, Irish Stew, Spag Bol
Meal Bars: Milk Chocolate Truffa Dark Chocolate Truffa, Lemon Yoghurt, Peanut Crunch, Double Chocolate Moment, Strawberry Cereal Bar.
Porridge: Original Porridge and Apple & Cinnamon Porridge & Maple Syrup Porridge
The New You Plan also offer a range of snacks and nuts that are suitable to take in moderation on your TFR/ VLCD diet which still allow your body to keep in ketosis, but offer you a little treat when needed.