About Formulite

How to get started with Formulite

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A VLED is an intensive weight loss program consisting of meal replacements preparations usually taken 2-3 times a day. This results in a significant energy deficit and rapid weight loss. Weight loss of approximately 1-2kg per week can occur but will vary depending on baseline weight, sex and activity level. Many meal replacements are available but not all will be nutritionally complete.

Set your expectations and write down your goals.

Some things to consider when beginning the Formulite VLED:

  • What are your health goals?
  • How quickly do you want to lose weight and how much?
  • How will you fit exercise into your routine?

Choose the program that is right for you:

Maintenance Program

Replace 1 meal a day and consume less than 1200 calories per day:

Patients choose to replace 1 meal a day when they are in the “maintenance” phase of their weight loss. This program is focused on gradual, long-term weight loss as opposed to rapid weight loss. This is a convenient option for patients with busy lives who are not heavily focused on losing weight.

Standard Weight Loss Program

Replace 2 meals a day and consume less than 1000 calories per day:

This is the most common program for people who are just starting out with meal replacement shakes.
This program allows for 1 meal per day, usually a dinner that consists of 2 serves of lean protein and 1 cup of low starch veggies). For breakfast and lunch, you will have a Formulite shake.

Rapid Weight Loss Program

Replace 3 meals a day and consume less than 800 calories per day:

This is the program to follow for rapid weight loss – typically this diet is prescribed before major surgeries like bariatric surgery, where the patient must lose weight quickly.