Program Questions Answered
Ingredient Questions Answered
Yes. The sachets meet all guidelines for formulated supplementary food as laid down by the Australian Food Authority The programme was introduced into medical centres in 1987 and has been used under medical supervision by tens of thousands of patients with “outstanding success”.
Dr Holloway, the first doctor to introduce the Medical Vita Diet into his clinics, describes the program as “proven, safe and sure” Pharmacies have also achieved excellent results over the last 18 years. Before embarking on any weight loss program, people should always consult their doctors. GP approval forms are available from their pharmacies.
The weight loss program is based on the 'protein sparing modified fast' which was devised by doctors as a safe and effective way of treating obesity. The eating program comprises an adequate intake of proteins and low carbohydrates. Because of the limited carbohydrate intake, the body turns to an alternate source for energy. namely the fat cells. Doctors can measure the ketone levels in the urine to ensure that fat is being burnt off at a satisfactory rate. The body's lean muscle mass is protected by the inclusion of 200 gms of protein in the daily diet as well as protein in the sachets.
The eating program is designed for weight loss, but as it cuts out bread, pasta, rice and fruit, it is not a balanced diet. The Medical Vita Diet sachets have been formulated to provide most of the required levels of vitamins, minerals, low GI carbohydrates and proteins. A multivitamin tablet is taken daily, or, for added nutritional insurance, with every shake. The main meal of the day comprises either fish, meat or poultry and a healthy serve of fresh vegetables or salads.
Because the weight loss program satisfies nutritional requirements most people experience no hunger. Apart from the nutrient enriched shakes and the main meal, the program allows for the intake of unlimited vegetables from the list during the day. If dieters go off the diet and back on to junk food, they can experience cravings because the body is not receiving its usual nutrition. It is easier to stick to the program.
Most people lose about 1kg a week if they follow the weight loss program correctly. Men sometimes lose more weight, especially if they are involved in manual labour or if they exercise frequently. In the first week some dieters lose up to 3 kg.
Yes. The milkshakes are a healthy and nutritious drink which all members of the family can enjoy as they contain minimum additives.
If you feel you have a lot of toxins in your system because of poor diet habits we suggest you go on a cleansing diet by eating nothing but fruit and vegetables and drinking water for three days. You might experience symptoms of nausea, sluggishness, headaches or light-headedness. This is due to stored toxins being released into the system. Once these symptoms have passed, usually by the third day, you can commence the Vita Diet program.
Yes. You can maintain your weight by having one Vita Diet sachet a day to keep up your vitamin and mineral intake, and then eating a normal diet. Avoid junk foods and fatty foods and eat smaller quantities. If your weight starts to creep up, go back on the Vita Diet program.
We suggest one glass of dry white wine or whisky mixed with water. These are refreshing and have the least calories. No beer. After that, stick to the water. Alcohol should be avoided as the body will always burn alcohol first, before stored fat.
A small percentage may develop this due to not drinking the required 8 glasses of water a day. It could also be due to a reduction in saliva, ketones or reflux of gas from the stomach. Sugar free mints and gum will aid this.
You might find that after losing weight initially your weight remains the same for a few weeks even though you are following the program faithfully. Make a note of everything you eat and drink and you may find that you are consuming too many carbohydrates. It is also important to take measurements because this might show that you are continuing to lose cms. You might be losing fat but you are contributing protein to maintain your muscle tone and this might be the reason that the weight loss remains static. The fit of your clothes is the best test! It also helps to increase your exercise levels.
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