What is a VLCD?
Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCDs) are a total meal replacement programs which contain 800 calories or less, per day. All three meals are replaced with specially formulated meal replacements which are nutritionally complete and designed to produce rapid weight loss at the start of a weight loss program in people with a BMI greater than 28.
The Proslim VLCD Weight Management Program is an Australian made VLCD product range which is compliant with Codex Alimentarius International Standards for VLCD/VLED, providing you with all your essential nutrients whilst being calorie restricting and low in fat. They contain 25 vitamins and minerals which ensure that you aren’t being deprived of essential nutrients whilst losing weight.
Food Addiction & VLCDs
Food addiction is becoming more widely recognised as a real experience for some people, but overcoming food addiction can be difficult. Treatment usually involves elimination of the substance (eg. drugs, alcohol and nicotine). This method cannot be applied to food addiction as food is essential for survival. Therefore, replacing all meals with a VLCD meal replacement can assist an individual in overcoming the addiction.
How Do VLCDs Work?
VLCDs provide significantly fewer calories than the body requires each day. This forces the body to start using its own fat stores as the main source of energy and, in turn, you will start to lose weight.
In order for the body to stay healthy and well, it needs a certain number of calories each day. Calories are obtained from the food and drinks that we consume, and used as energy in the body to fuel vital functions and processes such as breathing and circulating the blood. Calories are also used to fuel exercise and movement of the body.
For example, if the body requires 2000 calories each day and you only consume 800, the body has to make up the remaining 1200 calories it needs from its own fat store. For someone who has a lot of excess weight, this is a safe and effective way to lose weight quickly over a shorter period of time.
Note: VLCDs are not suitable for use by pregnant/breastfeeding women or by infants, children, adolescents and elderly except when medically indicated.
Who is Suitable for VLCD Use?
Proslim VLCD for weight loss
Anyone who has a BMI of 28 or above who finds regular weight loss methods ineffective, using the Proslim VLCD program may be more of an appropriate way to start the weight loss process. Proslim VLCD is formulated to provide all of the essential vitamins and minerals needed in the diet to keep you healthy, along with high quality protein to prevent loss of muscle mass, whilst reducing body fat and weight.
Proslim VLCD for health improvement
As the level of obesity increases, so does the risk of developing health conditions. Obesity is a major risk factor for preventable diseases and conditions such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Apnoea
- Polycystic Ovaries in Women
Many health conditions can be improved or even reversed by losing weight and making healthy lifestyle changes.
Proslim VLCD Range
The Proslim VLCD Weight Management Program comes in a variety of Shakes, Soups and Bars that are Australian Made and great tasting! In addition, the Proslim Rapid VLCD shakes are made to mix with milk for that real milkshake taste and have the added benefit of Glucomannan which has been clinically proven to promote a feeling of satiety and reduce hunger, along with Green Coffee Extract and Ginseng.
- VLCD Shakes Variety Pack: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Espresso
- VLCD Bars: Caramel Crunch, Berry Crunch, Cookies & Cream and Mocha
- VLCD Shakes: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Espresso
- VLCD Soups: Pumpkin, Tomato and Chicken
- VLCD Rapid Shakes: Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana
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