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Here’s how to shed those lockdown pounds – without the stress

Do you feel a little heavier than usual?

More than 40 per cent of adults have gained weight during the pandemic, according to a Public Health England survey. Blame it on being stuck indoors, the increased stress and plenty of solace in eating – and drinking – during challenging times.

Bright idea: give your body a boost with the Almased meal replacement program.

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Bright idea: give your body a boost with the Almased meal replacement program.

A few extra pounds may sound trivial, but the reality is that they can affect our physical and mental well-being.

So, now that the limitations are firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to head to the MOT, increase energy levels, lose unwanted weight and optimize our overall health.

Understandably, that may feel like a daunting prospect after two years of a laissez-faire approach, which is why a kickstart meal replacement program like Almased can make all the difference.

Not only does it provide focus and guidance while nourishing the body during weight loss, it also helps people maintain a healthy weight over the long term.

Good Apple: The key is to find a plan that really fits the bill.

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Good Apple: The key is to find a plan that really fits the bill.

Backed by science

The key to weight loss is simple (obviously burn more calories than you burn), and yet our calculations often go wrong, resulting in an endless cycle of yo-yo dieting.

Almased eliminates the need to do the calculations because its scientists have been doing them for us for the last three decades.

They have developed a high-protein, calorie-controlled meal replacement that is a healthy and sustainable way to look and feel good.

Her achievements have even been published in leading medical journals like The Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

“Extensive clinical testing has been carried out on the product for over 30 years to study the effect it has on body weight, satiety and the maintenance of essential muscle mass (1) and blood sugar management. These factors, particularly muscle maintenance, all affect metabolic activity,” notes Kevin Greene, Nutritionist and Director of Almased UK.

The all-round benefits

Recent scientific studies have shown that Almased resulted in higher calorie expenditure over 24 hours, increased fat burning and greater body fat loss compared to a standard 2,000 calorie diet (2).

In fact, you can expect twice the weight loss and three times the reduction in waist size compared to a regular low-fat diet (3) by incorporating Almased into your diet.

It may help reduce the effects of type 2 diabetes (due to its low glycemic index and exceptionally low glycemic load). And it helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels; protects the health of skin, nails and hair; and supports a healthy immune system with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and zinc. These are just some of the reasons why Almased is the number one meal replacement choice (4) and was voted the 2020 Most Trusted Weight Loss Brand (5).

What is the problem? This product consists of three healthy ingredients: soy, yogurt and honey.

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What is the problem? This product consists of three healthy ingredients: soy, yogurt and honey.

Clean and healthy

It’s no secret that certain meal replacement plans have met with cynicism over the years, but unlike gimmicky products loaded with empty calories, fillers, unnatural flavors and preservatives, Almased is a superior, clinically-tested formula that only three natural, wholesome ingredients used – non-GMO soy, premium yogurt and enzyme-rich honey. These are blended to ensure every ounce of nutritious goodness is preserved.

It’s also gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians and diabetics and packed with hunger-satisfying protein – more than any other meal replacement in the UK.

“Non-GMO soy protein is a plant-based protein that provides all of the essential amino acids to help maintain the body’s muscle mass, which is essential for successful long-term weight management,” says Greene.

“The premium yoghurt provides additional protein as well as calcium to support the normal function of digestive enzymes while promoting gut health; Meanwhile, the honey is carefully processed to optimize the natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and most importantly, the active enzymes that support healthy digestion.

“It also provides the natural sweetness of Almased.”

Easy to follow plan

For those who want to follow a regular eating plan, Almased offers two weight loss programs: the 14-day plan, which is ideal if you have a special occasion coming up or you want a kick-start to your weight loss journey; and the long-term plan, which helps you achieve your weight loss goal over a longer period of time.

Both programs are divided into four phases (Initiation, Reduction, Stabilization and Life) of varying lengths that combine Almased shakes and nutritionally balanced meals. Visit Almased.co.uk for more details – as well as tips and recipes.

The perfect mix: Almased is gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians

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The perfect mix: Almased is gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians

Did you know already…

Aside from weight loss and weight management, Almased can be used as an energy training supplement or post-workout nutrient replenishment, and with its high concentration of energy-supplying B vitamins such as biotin and vitamin B12, it provides that much-needed morning energy boost.

How to make the perfect shake

  1. Pour 50g (5 heaping tablespoons) of Almased into a glass or Almased shaker
  2. Mix with either 200-350ml of water or 200ml of semi-skimmed, unsweetened almond or soy milk
  3. Add 2 teaspoons oil rich in essential fatty acids (flaxseed, olive, walnut, or canola oil) — optional
  4. For extra flavor, add cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, or an extract of your choice

Almased is available from Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Amazon, Chemist Direct and independent pharmacies. For more information visit almased.co.uk or call 020 3463 9769.

references

(1) Deibert, P. et al. (2004). International Journal of Obesity; 28(10):1349-52

(2) Oliveira, C. et al. (2020). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 00:1-12.

(3) 2nd King, D et al. (2008). Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism; 52(1):74-78.

(4) Euromonitor International (2019)

(5) Reader’s Digest. Trusted Brands, 2020, Germany

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