So it’s the start of a brand new year and whilst we throw out the xmas day leftovers, talk about how bloated we feel and return to our usual routines, a lot of us will start to embark on new ideas for change.Why not we say?! January can be a great time for change. A new year and a new you plan!
In fact this can provide us with an excellent starting point for motivation. Some people will be looking at weight loss plans and boy are there lots to choose from so if you are thinking about weight watchers, slimming world or maybe even joining a local gym, here at the SML Diet, we would like to wish you the very best of luck and hope you reach your goals.
For those thinking of embarking on a VLCD plan (Very low calorie diet plan), here’s some more information for you.
What is a VLCD?
A Very Low Calorie Diet plan or VLCD as it’s commonly known is simply a weight loss plan that offers rapid weight loss whilst restricting your carbohydrate intake and calories. The average calories consumed are about 600 – 800 per day and most VLCD ‘ers normally do not exceed 70grams of carbohydrate per day.
If you have ever been on a plan such as lighterlife, exante, slim and save or even Cambridge weight loss plan then it’s safe to say you have been on a VLCD. Slimmers can have amazing success with VLCD’s after all, they offer rapid weight loss, they are convenient – no calorie counting, no point counting (literally make a shake and away you go!) and lastly they can be so motivating if you have a lot of weight that you would like to lose.
What is the SML Plan?
The SML Diet is a VLCD which was founded in 2012. The founder (Ally) had worked as a lighterlife counsellor for over 5 years and brings a wealth of experience to the SML Diet company.
Having worked with Lighterlife, Ally, has personally helped thousands of clients lose weight and even supported them through to weight management. Ally wanted to start a company that allowed slimmers to choose their own weight loss journey, get support for those that need or want it and for slimmers to realise that they aren’t alone. The team at SML want your journey to be a shared experience. In other words, the SML Diet team are walking that path with you – every single step!
Our VLCD weight loss plans have been carefully structured to help you lose weight in a safe but caring way.
the simple plan is a total food replacement plan (TFR). Ideal if your BMI is 30+ or you would like to lose 3 stone plus, you would consume 4 meal replacements per day instead of conventional food. This plan is also better known as a VLCD as you will be consuming a maximum of 800 calories per day. This plan is fantastic if you want to lose weight fast (on average a dress size per month) and if you want a break from eating food for a while.
the social plan is more commonly known as a low calorie diet as you will be consuming up to 1000 calories per day in the form of 3x meal replacements and foods from an allowed food list. Your body will still achieve ketosis (like the simple plan) but this plan allows you the option of eating foods which is great if you have a very busy social life and do not want people knowing how you are losing all that weight so quickly!
Once you have reached your ideal weight (target weight), then we will help you re-introduce foods gradually. The last thing you or we want is for you to re-gain so we are with you every step of the way with this. Working together, you will start to reduce the amount of foodpacks that you consume and introduce more and more conventional foods at a pace that both you and your body can manage.
5:2 intermittent fasting plan
If you haven’t heard of the 5:2 fasting plan then where have you been?! It was the most talked about diet of 2013 (apart from sml of course ) and caught the nation by storm!
it can be used for weight management and a lot of our customers are having amazing success with this plan for successful weight management but it can be used as a way of controlling your diet if you don’t fancy embarking on the simple or social plan just yet.
you would eat normally for 5 days and for 2 days per week, simply reduce your calorie intake to just 600 cals per day. Using our foodpacks, you can ensure that you have all the nutritional content that you need on these days – we have seen some weight loss forums out there and some slimmers starve themselves on the fast days and we wouldn’t recommend that. So by having 4 foodpacks on these fast days at least you know you will be eating the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay happy & healthy.
Men. We know that you want to lose weight too and more often than not, these diet companies target their plans and websites towards women! PAH to that we say. So we have developed a plan that will suit you down to the ground.
You are very lucky as you lose weight much quicker than us women however, we know that men generally need more calories than women. So your man plan is as follows
Man plan simple – it’s very much like our simple plan i.e complete food replacement but you would consume 5 meal replacements per day
Man plan social – You guessed it, it’s like our social plan but you would consume 4 meal replacements per day and be able to choose food from our allowed food lists.
and if you are still unsure as to which plan is best for you, then do contact one of our customer care team. We are based in the UK and with over 7 years experience in the VLCD industry, we are more than happy to help you.
Best of luck with your SML Diet journey, lets make 2014 a slimful one xoxo