VLCDs (very low calorie diets) are popular for people looking to shed pounds quickly and our itty bitty tummies make this much easier than it was prior to weight loss surgery!
On a VLCD meal plan you usually consume around 800-1000 calories per day and getting enough protein is vital as this supports healthy metabolism, reduces appetite and helps you lose body fat without losing muscle.
Your body uses more energy to digest protein than it does fat or carbs, which means that you burn more calories in the process. This effect — called the thermic effect of protein — may even provide a slight metabolism boost!
Meal replacement shakes like My New Tum™ PROTEIN* are a convenient way to add more protein to your diet and generally help you feel full for longer while maintaining a very low calorie diet.
Therefore, a high protein VLCD — especially when combined with strength training — is an effective way to tackle regain!
If you’re looking for quick and healthy meal ideas, check out the range of recipes on My New Tum’s WLS-friendly recipe blog. These recipes are generally low calorie and high protein, meaning they will help you feel full while still providing enough energy to keep you going throughout the day.
*We recommend taking My New Tum™ PROTEIN in conjunction with My New Tum™ MULTI while on a very low calorie diet meal plan. Always consult your dietician.