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Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD's) have been available to slimmers for over 30 years. Used both in the NHS & the private health sector, they are an effective, sustainable way to lose weight quickly and safely. 

What is a VLCD? 

A VLCD involves participants consuming maximum of 1000 calories per day.  They also contact the recommended daily requirements for vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients and proteins. VLCD's offer rapid weight loss to the slimmer due to the low amount of calories consumed and because of a process called ketosis that is achieved when the body consumes a reduced amount of carbohydrate. Due to these factors, it is not unusual for slimmers on a VLCD to lose on average 1 stone per month (sometimes more depending on initial body size).

With the SMLDiet & our products, we have formulated our meal replacements so they can be used as a TFR (Total Food Replacement) so you can use them on their own or with food as part of our weight loss plans. Our slimmers find our weight loss plans easy to follow as they take unhealthy food taken out of the equation. This means they can concentrate on their weight loss & reaching their ideal weight.

Medical facts surrounding VLCD's 

A lot of research has been conducted surrounding VLCD's & their effectiveness & many medical experts encourage the use of VLCD's - Dr Hilary Jones regularly speaks about the benefits of VLCD's and the health benefits they offer.  Patients with a BMI of over 30 are usually encouraged to embark on a VLCD to help encourage rapid weight loss & help prevent the onset of certain obesity related issues such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, or strokes. Prior to embarking on a VLCD, we would encourage you to talk to your GP about the possiblity of starting a VLCD plan such as the SMLDiet and to see if it is the right weight loss plan for you. At the SMLDiet, we take your health very seriously & would encourage you to please read our medical information as there are certain conditions that could exclude you from embarking on a VLCD such as the SMLDiet. For example: If you are pregnant or breast feeding, have epilepsy or heart conditions.

SMLDiet benefits you in so many ways

We have conducted extensive research and development into our products and their taste/effectiveness. Our Meal Replacements have been used by thousands of slimmers across the world and our slimmers see on a daily basis, the benefits of our products.

As a TFR (Total Food Replacement), our slimmers can take a break from conventional food and their unhelpful eating habits that led to the weight gain. Whilst having that break from food, they can wipe their slate clean & start to develop healthy eating habits that will help them with their future weight management. The SMLDiet team have also developed a weight management plan so once you are close to your ideal weight, you can start to look into moving on to the next phase of your journey - The Balance Plan



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    Results may vary from person to person. Please contact your doctor prior to embarking on any weight loss plan such as the SMLDiet. Please ensure you have read our medical matters information guide prior to purchasing particularly if you have any special needs or conditions, such as food allergies, dietary restrictions, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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