Following on from my original How I Plan To Lose 5 Stones post, I thought I’d come back with a little update on how I’ve been getting on. I can tell you it’s been a rocky start! I began really well, exercising for half an hour almost every day, eating well and completely cutting out any unhealthy snacks. The food consumption side of things was difficult to begin with, I’d been used to big portions as well as grazing throughout the day, so cutting right down left me feeling pretty hungry! After a few days though I think my stomach must have started to shrink a bit because I started to feel less hungry, I also incorporated some Exante Diet products into my regime too which I think helped, and after just over a week I’d lost 4 pounds! I was so pleased!
I loved Exante’s products because they’re so quick and easy and fuss free. I’m not one for making complicated meals anyway, and with my job, blog, son, husband and house to look after, I’m busy most of the time so it’s handy to be able to just grab something when you’re on the go! Exante sent me a selection of their products to try out, including meal-replacement shakes, diet meals and snack bars and I think I loved the shakes the most. They were super handy for me to have for lunch on days when I went to work because you just add water to the powder and mix to create a shake drink. The flavours were really nice and surprisingly filling! The diet meals, I must admit didn’t initially look that appetising (see the Pasta Carbonara packet in my first image) In fact though, I was surprised with how good they tasted! The Pasta Carbonara was lovely – again you just add water like the shakes, but you also put these in the microwave. I borrowed the above image from Exante’s site as my crockery didn’t do the meal justice! All of Exante’s products contain 100% of your daily requirements for vitamins, minerals and protein each day, no artificial colours, aspartame, monosodium glutamate, or genetically modified products, and they’re also suitable for vegetarians.
I love that Exante Diet products are flexible enough to fit into your routine however you need them to. I’ve been using them as meal replacements here and there, and their snack bars are really handy to have around if you’re craving something sweet. You can also use them as part of the 5:2 diet or just as an addition to a healthy lifestyle.
Ok so back to my progress. Basically I lost 4 pounds, I was really happy, but then somehow I put it back on. I have no idea how, I was being really good! And I was SO annoyed. I’m thinking possible water retention? I’ve then lost 2 pounds again but it’s also TOTM, so I’m thinking definite water retention right now. I’m still feeling positive though, it’s still an over all loss even if it’s only small!
I’ll have another update for you in the next couple of weeks, I’m aiming to lose another 4 pounds by then so wish me luck! I hope you enjoyed my post xxx
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