How long do I stay on the program?
For as long as it keeps working for you! Some people follow the
Meal Replacement Program until they reach their goal weight; others
do until they've reduced their weight by 10% or until they feel
more in control of their eating. Once you're in maintenance mode,
you can use meal replacements when you're short on time, if your
eating habits have started to slip or if your weight rebounds.
How much water should I drink?
Aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. Herbal tea,
decaf coffee and the water added to your Biggest Loser Shakes all
count towards your quota.
How do I convert kilojoules to calories?
One calorie is approximately 4.2 kilojoules, so simply divide
the number of kilojoules by 4.2 to work out the calories.
Can I still drink alcohol?
This depends! Alcohol dilutes your willpower and is likely to
increase the chance of overeating. It is also high in calories but
low in nutrients. If you drink alcohol, you need to increase your
exercise to burn off the extra calories. It's also important to
have at least two alcohol free days a week.
Can I reduce my daily calorie target?
You need to eat to reduce your weight and if your calorie target
is too low, you're likely to feel deprived, hungry and possibly
irritable, too. In fact, hunger is one of the key reasons people
give up on diets. The Biggest Loser Meal Replacement Program's
calorie targets give you room to include some indulgences
occasionally, making weight management more achievable and
realistic. We do not recommend reducing your calorie target without
consulting a GP or dietician for personal advice.
Can I use skim milk in the shakes instead of
There's no need to use skim milk with the shakes but you
certainly can if you want to. Just be sure to count the extra
calories. One glass of skim milk has approximately 80 calories (340
Visit your doctor for a check-up
Before you begin The Biggest Loser Meal
Replacement Program, it's a good idea to visit your GP for a
check-up. Please note that if you suffer from a medical condition
or are currently undergoing treatment or taking medication, please
contact your healthcare professional to discuss if the Meal
Replacement Program is suitable for you.
Warning - Monitor your weight change
Rapid weight change, which is weight change greater
than 1.5kg a week after the first three weeks on a weight
reduction program, can occur when dieting. Rapid weight change can
increase your chance of developing gallstones and put your liver
under extra stress. If your weight is changing rapidly, it's
important that you visit your GP to discuss your weight and have
your liver function checked. You should also review your daily
calorie target and increase your intake by 200 calories a day so
that your rate of weight change slows down a bit. And, to reduce
your risk of gall stones, make sure you get at least 20g of healthy
fat and 30g of fibre a day from the food you eat. Lastly, include
caffeine by drinking diet cola, tea or coffee a couple of times
each day. Caffeine helps to keep your gall bladder working.
Replace a maximum of two meals a day
The Biggest Loser Shakes, and Meal Replacement Bars are
formulated meal replacements; they are NOT to be used as a total
diet replacement. The Meal Replacement Program is designed to
replace a maximum of two meals a day. A 'meal' refers to breakfast
and lunch or dinner. Please note that The Biggest Loser Snack Bars
are not considered a meal replacement and can therefore be enjoyed
The Biggest Loser Meal Replacement Program is not suitable for
pregnant or breastfeeding women, adults under a BMI of 25 or
children under 18 years of age.