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Kicstart VLCD Shakes

VLCD stands for Very Low Calorie Diet and usually contains 800 Calories or less. They are generally in the form of a packaged shake or soup and are low in carbohydrate. The value of being low in carbs is that your body uses up its stores of glycogen (sugar) and must burn fat for energy. The sign that this is happening is the production of ketones.

You can test for the presence of ketones using urine test strips called ketostix from the chemist. A VLCD is generally used where rapid weight loss is required. It is also helpful to remove you from your usual eating habits for a few weeks so that you can wipe the slate clean and recreate your eating habits.

We also find a VLCD is handy to use for 2:5 intermittent fasting approaches where women consume just 500 Calories for 2 non consecutive days per week, and men 600. This is generally made up of 1 shake and 1 main meal per fasting day with a portion control approach of 1300 – 1600 Cals on the other days of the week.

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  1. KicStart Pack Black Includes: Blender Bottle Classic and 42 KicStart Sachets
    KicStart Pack Black Includes: Blender Bottle Classic and 42 KicStart Sachets
    Special Price $127.00 Retail Price $159.10
  2. KicStart Pack Blue Includes: Blender Bottle Classic and 42 KicStart Sachets
    KicStart Pack Blue Includes: Blender Bottle Classic and 42 KicStart Sachets
    Special Price $127.00 Retail Price $159.10
  3. KicStart Pack Teal Includes: Blender Bottle Classic and 42 KicStart Sachets
    KicStart Pack Teal Includes: Blender Bottle Classic and 42 KicStart Sachets
    Special Price $127.00 Retail Price $159.10
  4. KicStart  Caramel Fudge Meal Replacment Shake
    KicStart Caramel Fudge Meal Replacment Shake
    Retail Price $3.10
  5. KicStart Chicken Meal Replacement Soup
    KicStart Chicken Meal Replacement Soup
    Retail Price $3.10
  6. KicStart Strawberry Meal Replacement Shake
    KicStart Strawberry Meal Replacement Shake
    Retail Price $3.10
  7. KicStart  Cafe Latte Meal Replacement Shake
    KicStart Cafe Latte Meal Replacement Shake
    Retail Price $3.10
  8. KicStart Vanilla Bean Meal Replacement Shake
    KicStart Vanilla Bean Meal Replacement Shake
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VLCDs are generally also used for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. The evidence is that specific formulations can assist in removing from from the liver. This generally happens very rapidly in the first 2 weeks and then continues to decrease at a slower rate (note the lower line in the graph representing liver volume). Most bariatric surgery programs make use of at least that first two week effect.

 

kicstart vlcd shakes

 

Programs vary in what they recommend you can consume along with your shake program.We find the following to result in the ability to satisfy your need for food and achieve the goals of the program.

We recommend Kicstart because it has the best customer satisfaction, the highest protein amongst similar products and we are able to sell clients single sachets of different flavours for the best flexibility.

Daily: 3 Kicstart shakes or soups

Depending on the individual we may also recommend a Protein water

VLCDs are generally also used for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. The evidence is that specific formulations can assist in removing from from the liver. This generally happens very rapidly in the first 2 weeks and then continues to decrease at a slower rate (note the lower line in the graph representing liver volume). Most bariatric surgery programs make use of at least that first two week effect.

Programs vary in what they recommend you can consume along with your shake program. We find the following to result in the ability to satisfy your need for food and achieve the goals of the program.

We recommend Kicstart because it has the best customer satisfaction, the highest protein amongst similar products and we are able to sell clients single sachets of different flavours for the best flexibility.

Daily: 3 Kicstart shakes or soups

Depending on the individual we may also recommend a "protein water" such as Feel Good Collagen Protein, Bodiez Clear or Peptipro to achieve a higher protein intake for the purpose of maintaining muscle mass.

ADDITIONAL FOODS

Additional daily allowance during VLCD Intensive Phase
       

ALLOWED

     

AVOID

OIL 1 teaspoon      
FRUIT One of – 120g strawberries, 1 passionfruit     All other fruit
LOW STARCH VEGETABLES Alfalfa sprouts Asparagus Beans Bok choy Broccoli Brussel sprouts Celery Cabbage Carrots capsicum Cauliflower Cucumber Eggplant Garlic Lettuce Leeks Mung beans Mushrooms onions Radish Shallots Silver beet Snow peas Spinach Squash Tomato Watercress zucchini Avocado Corn Green peas Legume Lentils Potato Pumpkin Sweet potato
SOUPS Stock cubes Bonox(in moderation) Vegetable soups(using allowed vegetables) Miso soup All others
SAUCES AND CONDIMENTS Lemon juice Vinegar Worcestershire sauce Soy sauce (in moderation) chilli Mustard Tomato paste  
SPICES AND HERBS All spice Basil Celery flakes Chilli Chives Cinnamon Cloves Coriander Cumin Curry powder Dill Fennel Garlic Ginger Lite salt Mint Mustard seed nutmeg Oregano Paprika Parsley Pepper Rosemary Sage Thyme Tumeric taragon  
MISCELLANEOUS Artificial sweeteners Chang’s konjac noodles Unsweetened lollies/gum Diet jelly Essence – banana, mint, strawberry  

 

We have also created the Free Vegetables Cookbook which includes recipes for large serves of tasty food out of the foods allowed in the above table. This includes the konjac noodles by Changs. These amazing noodles are made from an Asian root vegetable which provides little absorbable carbohydrate so they won’t interfere with the regime whilst providing a different texture and a heavier ingredient than just low starch vegetables during this presurgery period.