18 January 2014

Introduction to Nupo

Dia daoibh!

Today's post is an introduction and a little about Nupo. I posted on >Facebook< yesterday that I will be starting a new weight loss journey and will be taking you all along with me by documenting it on my >Vlog Channel< and updating here on my blog.

Before I get into my own personal details and reasons as to why I am starting this new weight loss programme (coming on Wednesday), below is a little about how the programme works. Ultimately it's a meal replacement/shake diet, along with other products available such as soups, smoothies and bars. I myself have never tried a meal replacement programme so am intrigued as to how it will go. Here are the options you can choose:
About Nupo!
All of Nupo’s products contain all of the necessary nutrients, such as proteins, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals – but with a minimum of calories. Together, they give you a good feeling of fullness and well-being because you do not lack any of the vital nutrients you need. This gives your body the chance to burn your fat deposits, and therefore you lose weight.  A Nupo diet can consist exclusively of nutritional powder, or your Nupo diet can also be a mixture of normal food and Nupo products.

Rapid Results - The Nupo Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) is designed for rapid weight loss and is perfect for people who want to see instant results. The plan consists of six Nupo meal replacements shakes or soups per day, which come in a variety of flavours. The VLCD diet makes dieting healthier for the body with products containing all the essential vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibres – but with a minimum of calories. This gives the body the chance to burn its fat deposits, and therefore facilitate rapid weight loss up to approx. 10lbs in two weeks. 

Slow and Steady - The Nupo diet of convenient ready to drink meal replacement shakes or meal replacement bars is one of the most effective and safe methods of achieving sustainable weight loss. The meal replacement diet is adaptable to different lifestyles and diet preferences. The Brick Booklet is a supportive directory of food and drinks, each of which has been assigned a colour indicating whether the item is high in protein, carbohydrates, fat or sugar, allowing flexible eating as long as dieters stay within the boundaries of the daily brick count. 

The 5:2 diet - The 5:2 diet is relatively straightforward - you eat normally five days a week, and fast on the other two days. It is based on a principle known as intermittent fasting (IF) - where you eat normally at certain times and then fast during other times. Dieters can use the VLCD on their fast days which makes it an easy and hassle free way to get your full nutritional requirements on both days.

After my research and speaking to Rachel Kumar, Nupo Ireland Nutritionist, I decided  to go cold turkey and go for the first option - Rapid Results, meaning that I will be off food and on shakes. As I mentioned I have never been on a meal replacement diet before. Some people are hesitant or sceptical about these types of programmes, others are all for them and believe they are the way forward for people who are serious about losing weight. Depending on how things are going I will see how long I feel the need to stick to this plan and perhaps then re-introduce healthy foods into my diet. I may love this diet plan, I may hate it - that's what the point of the trial is (and to fingers crossed lose weight along the way) so hopefully it will be beneficial to those of you who are curious about it

If you have read all the way to the end, I thank you and I hope you enjoy checking back in again on Wednesday for my initial weigh in :)


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