We believe that clients need to be able to choose an eating plan that works for their own
eating personality. We offer personality profiling online to establish the best diet for
you. We help you to choose a plan at an initial one to one consultation because choosing the
right diet plan is key to supporting you for long term success. Our philosophy is about what you CAN do, not what you can't do
At your Initial consultation your coach will take you through the results of your psychological questionnaire to help you to understand your Profile results and help you to choose a plan that will fit with your personality and your lifestyle, consisting of dietary and lifestyle recommendations for the next few weeks.
This Very Low Calorie Diet Plan is really effective, and the Fast Track Plan provides approximately 600 calories a day via your choice of meal replacement shakes, meal packs, bars and soups. You consume fewer calories than your body requires on a daily basis. This creates a calorie deficit.
After approximately 3 days your body will enter a normal metabolic state called ketosis. During ketosis your body will use its fat stores to produce energy and this will help you lose weight. It's simple to follow. Just replace breakfast, lunch and dinner with four meal replacement packs, and the pounds will soon fall off revealing a new healthier you. Our food packs provide 100% of your recommended daily allowance (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals.
The Fast Track Plan is a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) and is suitable for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 looking to lose weight fast. Using 4 meal replacement products per day, you’ll get all the protein, vitamins and minerals your body needs from our specially formulated VLCD meal range including delicious diet shakes, VLCD soups, meals and bars.
Enjoy 4 packs a day, and in addition a bowl of raw green vegetables and/or salad with a teaspoon of oil (not low fat). You can make this into your own salad dressing, use garlic, lemon and herbs for added interest.
We advise that you consume 1-2 litres of water spread over the day and stay on the plan for no longer than 12 continuous weeks. If you have any pre-existing health complaints, we strongly advise that you contact your GP before starting a VLCD.
Our Fast Track Plan includes a choice of healthy low calorie snacks to prevent the urge to snack on unhealthy foods.
This is a realistic lifestyle (LCD) plan which allows you to eat a low carbs low GI meal every day, plus 3 of our great meal replacement foodpacks (a total of approximately 800 Calories per day). This plan is designed to make it easy to lose weight while combining conventional food and meal replacement packs. You are free to choose which meal is conventional food and when you wish to have your shake, soup, meal or bar.
All the conventional foods we recommend are low glycaemic index. That means that they keep you fuller for longer. It also means that they are the perfect food to make up the bulk of your diet long term.
You can still go out and socialise while on the programme. If you want any advice about choices when you are eating out just let us know. Most restaurants have standard dishes on the menu that are fine.
Our Mad Plan even includes a choice of healthy low calorie snacks to prevent the urge to snack on unhealthy foods.
Having three food packs plus a healthy meal, means you’ll lose weight, enjoy normal everyday healthy food and get 100% of your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDAs). Each food pack provides 25% RDA of essential vitamins & minerals, you will therefore need to ensure you have a varied selection of vegetables in your low carb meal.
This programme is 2 meal replacement packs a day, and 2 conventional food meals that you make for yourself from a list we provide. This is an ideal plan for people whilst on holiday.
This plan allows you to eat two low carb, low GI meals every day, plus 2 of our delicious meal replacement foodpacks.
This will allow you to enjoy 50% healthy foods and 50% meal replacement foodpacks, this is also a very cost effective way to start with Practically Slim.
Your meal is made up of the following
This is an ideal plan for those who have social commitments at the weekend, but still want to lose weight. On Monday through to Friday you will follow the Fast Track Plan and at the weekends you use the 2 + 2 Plan. See above for full details.
Alternate day fasting involves eating what you want one day (max 2000 calories for Women, and 2,500 calories for men), then 4 Practically Slim meal replacement packs the next, and most surprisingly, it does not seem to matter that much what you eat on non-fast days. On the fasting days you need to consume approximately 600 calories for men and 500 calories for women. Using 4 Practically Slim meal replacement packs per day, you’ll get all the protein, vitamins and minerals your body needs from our specially formulated meal range including delicious diet shakes, soups, meals and bars.
How do fast days (seven fast days per fortnight fit into the average person's lifestyle?) People tweak the diet in a way that works for them - there is no hard and fast rule. We want the diet to be flexible.
One of the arguments for intermittent fasting is that it mimics the way our ancestors ate. They didn’t have access to food 24/7, and underwent alternating intervals of 'feast and famine.' The human body is adapted to this, and research shows that abstaining from food now and then, actually optimises biological function all-around.
We know, for example, that it’s only in the periods when you don’t have food that your body goes into a sort of repair mode. When you go without food for 12 to 14 hours, your body starts to think, "Well, let’s do a little bit of repair now instead of having to concentrate on digesting all that food."
The Alternate Day Diet (also known as Intermittent Fasting, The Longevity Diet and the Up Day, Down Day Diet) encourages you to reduce your calorie intake every other day. Research has shown that this method of dieting triggers a skinny gene that encourages the body to burn fat.
Fasting doesn't just help you lose weight, it also improves metabolism, lowers cholesterol, and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. It may even help us live longer by reducing levels of IGF-1, the growth hormone responsible for ageing. We would advise our clients to exercise because you lose more weight if you do so - your muscle mass will stay high and, as a result, so will your metabolism.
The 5:2 diet is based on a principle known as intermittent fasting, where you eat normally at certain times and then fast during other times. Eat what you want five days a week; send your body to starvation mode for two.
The simplicity of the diet and the fact you can eat pretty much what you like five days a week, are key to its popularity. We recommend that you consume a ‘normal’ number of calories five days a week and then, for two, non-consecutive days, just replace your usual food with four Practically Slim meal packs and know that you are getting 100% nutrition. You can't do that very easily with ordinary food!
In other words that’s five days of normal eating, with little thought to calorie control; then, on the other two days, using our delicious meal replacement packs you reduce your calorie intake to approximately 500 calories for women and approximately 600 calories for men. This type of diet is not a true ‘fast’ as the name implies. You don’t go for two days without eating anything at all.
You can do your Fast Days back to back, or split them. Our experience is that splitting them – say, fasting on a Monday and a Thursday – seems to suit most people, allowing a couple of days recovery between fasts.
The plan is based on the energy density concept. You can eat anything but you need to pay attention to its “energy density” which is the number of calories in a certain weight of food. Foods with high energy density have lots of calories for not much food. But foods with a low energy density provide fewer calories for more volume – filling you up more without the calories. Evaluating the energy density of foods is the key component of this energy density eating plan.
You will join one of our 'Lifestyle Intervention Courses' which will ensure you learn the skills which will enable you to stabilise your weight forever.
Gather together with 5 of your friends and we will come to you...we will provide the weighing session, and the coaching session for your group.