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.

*gifted 2 week plan*

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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Switching up my breakfast

Lately I’ve been trying to get a bit healthier with my diet and lifestyle and it made sense to start with the first meal of the day; Breakfast.

I’ve always gone for the easy option and bungled a bit of bread in the toaster then ran out the door for work once eaten or a bowl of cereal that’s full of sugar. Having hated muesli and granola as a kid, I never took the plunge in trying them again until recently.

After trying granola and realising I absolutely love it, I decided to venture into the world of Muesli and see what it had to offer. My brand of choice for my first dabble came in the form of Moma. I’ve tried some of these products before and absolutely love their porridge range, so I thought I’ give their DIY Bircher Muesli a go.

Bircher Muesli for those of you that are wondering; is an oat mix with fruits and seeds. Moma use gluten-free oats in their products which is a huge plus for me as too much makes my stomach all funny. This Bircher Muesli is raspberry and coconut and contains raisins, apple, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, desiccated coconut, raspberries and blackcurrant as well as their usual gluten-free oats.

Now the reason it’s called DIY Bircher Muesli is because it’s great for those of us that don’t have a lot of time in our morning routines. Here’s 3 ways the folks at Moma recommend trying this product:

  1. Just add milk or a dairy free alternative (1 minute to make)
  2. Add to a bowl and mix with either yoghurt or apple juice and leave it to soak (5 minutes to make)
  3. As above but if you have more time you could grate some apple of add more chopped up fruits (10 minutes to make)

I’ve only tried mine with almond milk so far but would give it 10/10 for taste and texture. Next on my list to try it to pop some apple juice in and leave them to soak and see what they can do.

I would definitely recommend Moma and their DIY Bircher Muesli if you’re looking for a healthier alternative for your breakfast routine. If you have any other recommendations then please drop me a comment below.

Laura x

*This muesli was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts are my own*

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