The Weight to Go diet is a meal replacement diet which means that you replace your normal food menu with a Weight to Go alternative. You will eat only what is provided within your chosen diet box with the exception of a portion of fruit and a portion of vegetables that you will add each day. There is no weighing of ingredients or complicated recipes to follow, simply eat and enjoy losing weight.
Clinical trials have shown that meal replacements offer a highly effective, predictable and safe approach to weight loss. In fact, more than 3 times as much weight is lost and maintained using meal replacements compared with traditional diets.
In addition to the food in your Weight to Go diet box, you will need to add a portion of fruit and a portion of vegetables each day. These can be fresh, frozen, dried or tinned.Example of fruit portion = 1 apple, 1 banana, 2 plums, 7 cherries, 7 grapes, 12 raspberries, handful of raisins Example of veg portion = 80g carrots or broccoli or green beans, ½ side plate of salad, NOT POTATO.
You can stay on the Weight to Go diet for as long as you need to lose weight. We have people with over 10 stones to lose who have been successfully following Weight to Go for many months now, and we also have people who just want to shed half a stone, who follow the diet for just a couple of weeks.
Weight to Go is a Low Calorie Diet, whereas 'Lighter Life' is a Very Low Calorie Diet. They offer you under 800kcals a day and are liquid only. We offer you at least 850 kcals a day, plus you add your own fresh fruit and vegetables. But most importantly we give you a combination of shakes and real food.
It’s similar in that it is calorie controlled and includes meal replacement nutritional products, but there are some important differences that, in our opinion, make our diet easier to follow. Most important among these is the fact that our diet includes readymade soups and meals that come in handy microwaveable pouches and taste delicious. On the Weight to Go diet you’ll consume 850 calories per day through a combination of 3 shakes and real food soups and meals made from chef prepared recipes. The soups and meals contain 3 of the 5 pieces of fruit and veg per day that are recommended. Why not try them and email us to tell us how they compare to those offered on other diets ?
For best results and to create the most filling drink, we recommend that you use an electric blender. If, however, you do not have access to a blender, our handy shakers have been designed to help. Carry your shake sachet in your bag and when you are ready, simply add some water and ice (if possible) and give it a good shake. Perfect for people on the move!
The shakes are milk-based and will last in the fridge for up to 12 hours or out of the fridge for approx 6 hours. They are thicker and creamier if consumed immediately - if left to stand, give your drink a shake before drinking.
The Weight to Go range is absolutely delicious. We take enormous pride in the food we offer and have a dedicated team of chefs who have taken great care to ensure the food you eat is not only highly nutritious, but also wholesome and tasty. All the Weight to Go meals are made using prime ingredients from carefully sourced specialist producers who care about the food they produce. Our unique cooking method seals in all the wonderful flavours without using any additives or preservatives.
All allergens are clearly detailed on the meals. The Weight to Go range is low in salt, sugar and fat and contains no hydrogenated fat. Call 0845 468 1280 (lines open 24/7) with your specific requirements and let our Health Educators guide you through the range and help you make the most appropriate choices.
To maximise your workout it is important not to be hungry. Eating a Weight to Go bar before you exercise will give you an energy boost without adding too many calories to your daily programme. What’s more, they are high in protein, so will make you feel full for longer.
Often people following a diet plan feel isolated but there is no reason why the whole family can’t enjoy the Weight to Go range. To add extra calories for hungry partners or children simply serve their meals with pasta, rice or a jacket potato. For anyone under the age of 16, we recommend you seek a GP's advice before commencing our plan full time.
Occasionally, it is nothing to worry about. However, we do not recommend missing meals or shakes every day as this results in following a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) and the risk of nutritional deficiencies and loss of lean tissue.
It does depend on the product! Some of the fat-free or low-fat options have very high amounts of sugar to make up the taste and should be avoided (e.g. many cereals and cereal bars). Other foods such as some light yogurts or cheese are better options and will help you lose weight.
Any time is good! The main thing is that you feel you are ready for the change (don't forget that we are here to support you in your weight loss journey!) If you want to lose 1 stone, follow Weight to Go for 4-5 weeks. If you want to lose around 3 stones, then the Reward 4 offer would suit you best.
Before or after exercise, especially a vigorous session! If your workout is light to moderate and you can manage without the energy bars, cut them in half and enjoy them with a nice cuppa as a sweet treat!
There are no side effects. Initially, however, you may experience headaches and lethargy; but this happens with any low-calorie diet, and symptoms subside once your body has re-adjusted to the lower calorie intake.
No it won't matter! You can enjoy a nice hot chocolate protein shake before you go to bed if you wish! If you try and stick to 1200kcal on your day off then no, it won't matter and you will continue losing weight!
A Very Low-Calorie Diet (VLCD) is a diet which is lower than 800kcal. These diets will help you lose weight quickly but the majority will be 'water weight' and muscle loss. You are also at risk of nutritional deficiencies. Weight to Go is a Low-Calorie Diet (LCD) which doesn't put you at risk of deficiencies. A comparison of VLCDs and LCDs shows that weight loss at 6 months is very similar, so why put your health at risk? Always choose LCDs over VLCDs.
Weight to Go is delicious, real food which is nutritionally balanced and high in protein. As it is a meal replacement diet, you are more likely to achieve your goal weight (scientifically proven) compared to other 850kcal diets. Plus it is so easy to follow; no calorie counting, no weighing of ingredients and the meals only take 2 mins to warm up!
You should definitely limit sugar. Not only can it cause tooth decay but can lead to weight gain, as many foods high in sugar are also high in fat and therefore very energy dense: biscuits, cakes, chocolate etc. Plus it causes a rapid increase in blood glucose levels. With wheat and dairy there is no need to avoid them (unless you are intolerant), you just need to make the right choices. Whole grains and low-fat dairy are packed with nutrients and can help you to lose weight. Avoid white bread, butter, full fat yellow cheese (high in saturated fat) and substitute it with brown bread, skimmed milk, low-fat yogurts and low-fat soft white cheese.
Yes, fruit has natural sugars but this is definitely a healthier choice as it is packed with vitamins and minerals and high in fibre; but you will not lose weight if you have too many! I recommend 1 or 2 portions of fruit per day and 3 portions of veg (that makes your 5 a day!).
Yes! It does need discipline and good planning but definitely can be done! The key is to choose healthy low calorie, high protein and high fibre options and to make a note of what you eat in a food diary so that you can keep a close eye on your total daily calorie intake. It can be tricky, however, to get a nutritionally balanced diet, so we would recommend you have a daily multivitamin tablet.
If you are sticking to the diet religiously, then you should only be adding one portion of fruit and one 80g portion of boiled/steamed veg to the Weight to Go plan. You can add any herbs or spices as well. Like this, the diet averages out to 850kcal/day. However, if you are struggling to stick to the diet, you can take your intake up to 900-950kcal. You can for example choose a larger portion of veg, an extra fruit, a side salad, or add a little skimmed milk to your tea and coffee.
A breakfast which is high in protein and in wholegrain carbohydrates will kick start your metabolism and will keep you going until lunchtime. Breakfasts which are high in simple carbs and high in fats should be limited.
Yes! You really can exercise with an energy intake of 850kcal. 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise is advisable. If it is going to be a vigorous session or a longer session, make sure you have one of the Weight to Go energy bars.