Exante: Why I love them even more the 2nd time around!

If you follow me on Instagram then you will have seen me share a big box of goodies that were delivered from Exante. This was over 2 weeks ago now and since then I’ve been following my new plan as much as possible.

If you’re a reader of mine from way back when, you will know I have worked with Exante in the past and 2nd time round, they lived up to my high expectations. Exante plans are flexible and easy to follow and are perfect for someone wanting to lose weight, change their eating habits or even trying to tone up if you’re one for home workouts or hitting the gym.

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I started my 2 week trial a couple of weeks ago and it states that it can be enjoyed as part of a healthy balanced diet therefore this is the way I chose to integrate it into my routine.

I opted to have a shake for my lunches at work and alternated between the different flavours. I can honestly say they are delicious and I really enjoyed them all (including the banana which normally would not be the one!).

I found it hard to stick to 2 shakes a day so I had a small portion of porridge in the morning as well as a couple of portions of fruit throughout the day alongside my snack bars.

After 2 weeks I’ve found my appetite for snacking has decreased rapidly and no longer do I want to indulge in huge sharing bags of crisps. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve still enjoyed a takeaway one night and the odd snack but I’ve definitely felt my trousers getting a little looser over the last 2 weeks and that’s the best part for me.

Now let’s face facts here.

I stepped on the scale on Sunday 24th expecting a whopper loss and instead was met with a gain. I felt crap if I’m honest until my husband reminded me that the scales aren’t everything and my increase in exercise will have built muscle in the meantime. Quickly I realised that although the scales weren’t what I envisioned, my clothes felt less snug and I felt better in myself. Confidence is key and I definitely think having the Exante products in my life has helped me really adapt my eating habits to be that bit healthier and feel better when I look in the mirror.

Will I carry on with the Exante way of life?

I absolutely want to keep going with these fab products, the snack bars and shakes are yummy and have really kept me going at work on busy days. I also received some soups and meals which I’ve liked but not loved. I really love the shakes and when I went onto the web site, I found even more flavours I hadn’t tried. Needless to say I can’t wait to get my hands on these and give them a try.

Fancy trying the products for yourself?

If you want to try the meal replacement products like the shakes etc then I have a fab discount code for 35% off at checkout by entering LAURA35 and you can find those located HERE.

Or if you want to put the 2 or 4 week plans to the test then enter LAURA5 at checkout for an extra 5% off and you can find them located HERE.

Laura x

*Items in post are gifted in exchange for a review*

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Beating the Christmas Bulge

This is not a pre-christmas-post christmas workout plan so don’t be alarmed!

Today on the blog, I’m telling you my thoughts about Exante’s christmas range and how it’s helping me beat any post-christmas bulge.

The christmassy options from Exante include, a chai latte shake, irish cream shake, and gingerbread latte shake as well as some of their usual products; chocolate muesli and chocolate orange meal replacement bar.

After trying out lots of their other products in recent months which you can read about HERE, I jumped at the chance to try out some more Christmassy options. I was slightly apprehensive of the flavoured shakes but wanted to give it a go, so bit the bullet one morning.

The results were: I loved them all! They taste incredible and it’s made me want to rush out to a coffee shop and buy a gingerbread latte now I know I love the flavour. These products are fab at keeping hunger pangs at bay and leaving you fuller for longer. I definitely found I snacked less and if I did want a snack, I chose fruit as an option.

Overall I have been really impressed with this diet range having never been a big diet person in the past. On the run up to my wedding in May, I plan to use these as much as possible to maintain my size and fit into my wedding dress on the day. The plus side of using them in the run up to Christmas is that any weight I’ve lost, may be gained again at Christmas but it won’t have as big an impact hopefully.

Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for reading as always.

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post with Exante diet*

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Getting My Exante on…

It’s now just about 7 months until our wedding! (Screams at the fact that I am struggling with wedding planning so much right now) 

One of the biggest things on my list has been trying to feel good about myself; mind & body. That means trying to get a better nights sleep and not get stressed too much as well as trialling some new skincare out to try to clear my skin. Recently I’ve been testing out some health & protein products from Exante Diet to try to build up the protein in my diet and ultimately tone up for the wedding day.

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Exante offers a range of different diet plans and using the website, you can input some information about yourself that allows the website to choose the appropriate plans for you. Some of the main benefits of the Exante diet plans include:

  • Its affordable
  • No calorie counting involved
  • Flexible options to suit your dieting goals
  • No subscription is required
  • High protein, low-carb weight management meals to help you stay fuller for longer

Yes I used my products slightly different to most in that I’m not trying to lose a huge amount of weight and would rather eat more protein to tone up, but that just proves how versatile the programmes can be.

Now it’s time to share some much-needed photos of the products and my thoughts about them, so here goes.

The muesli is up first and this was one of my favourite products of everything I tried. It was really yummy and filled me up for a morning of errands and jobs in the house which is fab.

Then came the porridge which was yum again and I even used the chocolate syrup on top which added a little extra something to it.

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Then came the protein shakes; chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Surprisingly my favourite one was the strawberry which is usually the one I hate. It was really nice and didn’t taste protein like at all. I wasn’t a huge fan of chocolate or vanilla on this occasion but I would definitely get the strawberry again in future.

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Then the many snack bars etc that I tried…

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Every single bar was yum and I was really taken back by how much they filled me up and left me wanting to snack on junk a lot less. Normally I’m a massive snacker on crisps and biscuits but these curbed my appetite for rubbish and left me fuller for a lot longer. If I had to choose my top 3 it’s the Peanut Butter bar, the chocolate protein wafer and the chocolate caramel bar. Everything tasted great though and I would recommend them to anyone.

Overall I have been really impressed with the Exante diet plan and having had quite a negative view of diet plans in the past, I think my mind has been swayed. This plan definitely shows flexibility and how it can be used for weight gain as well as weight loss. If you visit the website you will find they have great offers on all the time meaning you can grab quite the bargain if you want to try it out without a huge expense straight away. If it works for you then great and you won’t be disappointed by the range on offer, which you can find here!

Laura x

*these products were sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, all thoughts and photos are my own as usual*

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