VLCD's are fantastic weight loss plans as they use our bodies natural ketogenic defences to help us lose weight QUICKLY!
SMLDiet has a VLCD meal replacement plan called the Simple plan. The Simple plan has been created to help your body enter a state called ketosis in order to burn your fat stores and help you lose weight quicker than conventional food diets.
The great thing about ketosis is
the fact that once we're in ketosis, we don't have a physical hunger. Yes that's right. Being in ketosis acts as a natural appetite suppressant and here's why...
Usually with our conventional food diets, you can be assured that they are high in sugar and or carbohydrates. This means that you can have sugar level swings.
What's a sugar level swing?
This is basically where your sugar level rises due to the food you have eaten and then it's followed by a low (or a sugar crash as it's known). This can leave you feeling low in mood, leave you with cravings and can lead to feelings of hunger. Of course you need to feed that hunger so you eat again (sometimes a quick fix food) and as a result you have that sugar level swing again.
If you are on a diet such as the SMLDiet VLCD plan, your body will enter a state called ketosis and once ketosis kicks in, you are burning your fat for fuel. Due to this, you will find that your blood sugar levels stabilise leading to less 'sugar crashes' and less cravings for the sweet stuff.
Lets talk hunger for a second...
Hunger is caused by a hormone called Ghrelin and this can caused increased appetite. When you eat food, your ghrelin levels decrease. If you are trying to lose weight and simply start cutting back on calories on a general conventional food plan, your body will think that it's being starved. This can cause your ghrelin levels to increase and that can lead to more hunger and cravings. On a ketogenic diet such as the SMLDiet however, your ghrelin levels remain consistent.
Ketosis is great for reducing cravings. Here's why
As said earlier, these sugar highs and lows can have HUGE consequences to our reactions and in turn our weight.
Have you ever noticed how you eat something with sugar (such as chocolate) and then crave more and more? It's a horrible cycle that can lead to increased weight, dull or tired looking skin, feeling fatigued and problems such as diabetes.
Ketosis can stabilise your sugar levels and reduce your cravings. Leading to a more balanced way of eating, less snacking and increased weight loss and well being.
The SMLDiet is a leading weight loss plan in the UK. Specialising in VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diets), TFR (Total Food Replacement products and meal replacements.