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The Fast Fix: Diabetes & exante Meal Replacement Diet

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If you didn’t catch ITV’s 2-part documentary, ‘The Fast Fix’, here’s a brief overview. A study around diabetes and exante meal replacement products really will change the way you think about what you eat. As well as addressing all the problems that come with type 2 diabetes, it details the damaging effects diabetes has on people and how it may not be as permanent as people once thought.

Did you know that over four million people in the UK are living with type 2 diabetes?

The Fast Fix: Study on Reversing Diabetes with Low Calorie Diets

Following studies from the University of Newcastle and the University of Glasgow around whether a low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, Professor Jason Gill and obesity expert, Dr Zoe Williams, have headed-up the research behind the ITV programme. The programme followed five volunteers along their weight-loss journey, which involved them living off 800 calories (4 exante meal replacement shakes, soups and meals) per day. Initially, the volunteers were closely monitored for 4 weeks in a confined environment, then they were allowed to move home to continue the experiment.

Diabetes & exante: Why were exante meal replacement meals used in the trial?

There are a number of reasons why exante’s meal replacement range was used in the experiment. All of our meal replacement shakes, meals, bars, soups and desserts are:

  • High in protein
  • A complete meal replacement: 1/3 of your NRV
  • High in fibre
  • Contain 27 vitamins and minerals

Britain’s biggest health crisis

Type 2 Diabetes is often referred to as the biggest health crisis in the UK. The programme looks to reverse some of the damage done on people’s health and their bodies – the biggest reasons people develop type 2 diabetes is that they are overweight or obese. Through dramatic and rapid weight loss, researchers have found ways to help people living with the condition.

Health risks associated with diabetes

Everyone living with diabetes is affected differently. Some experience minor, short-term problems while others suffer far worse. Although the severity does differ, the likelihood that people living with type 2 diabetes will experience some health problems is inevitable.

Some of the long-term, more severe problems that can arise are:

  • Heart disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Amputation
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Vision problems

So, did the Study Work? – Can exante Meal Replacements help Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

diabetes and exante meal replacement shakes

While we cannot guarantee that following exante’s meal replacement diet will reverse type 2 diabetes, we can show you that for some individuals, it did.

In the first four weeks all of the volunteers lost between 13lbs and 24lbs – going on to lose even more weight in the weeks that followed. All of the volunteers seriously reduced their liver fat and glucose levels, putting some of them back into a normal, healthy range (in just 4 weeks!). Two of the volunteers, Tracey and Steve put their type 2 diabetes into remission following their substantial weight loss!

We have been fortunate enough to follow Tracey’s journey and share her exclusive story from the trial. Find out how Tracey lost over 2 stone, put her type 2 diabetes into remission and completely changed her life with exante.

Tracey's Story: Reducing the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Tracey's Story: Reducing the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Low calorie diets are now being looked at with regard to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and we hear from one volunteer who used exante to help reduce her type 2 diabetes.

2018-06-14 10:41:07By Amy Brawn

Steve and Jeana, two other participants of The Fast Fix also told us about their experience with exante and the profound impact the diet had on their type 2 diabetes.

Exante, the Fast Fix and Type 2 Diabetes | Meet Steve and Jeana

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Exante, the Fast Fix and Type 2 Diabetes | Meet Steve and Jeana

Steve and Jeana took part in ITV's medical experiment 'The Fast Fix', in which they followed the Exante 800 Calorie Plan in an attempt to reverse their Type 2 Diabetes - here are their inspirational stories.

2019-06-11 16:09:15By Kat Myers

While the diet (our exante 800 Plan) is only recommended to women with a BMI 25+ and men with a BMI 30+, with none of these pre-existing medical conditions, it has been proven to significantly help people lose weight and improve their health. We always recommend you speak to your GP before starting any new diet.

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Amy Brawn

Amy Brawn

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