How many Formulite meal replacement shakes do I have per day?
The number of Formulite products you have per day will depend on your goal. To use Formulite as a pre-baritric surgery VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), replace three meals per day with a meal repalcement shake. For an LCD (Low Calorie Diet) replace two meals per day as a tool to maintain weight loss and optimal health, replace one meal per day.
How long can I use Formulite shakes for?
If replacing three meals per day as a part of VLCD you can use Formulite for up to 4 weeks. A LCD, replacing two meals per day can be used for up to six months. Using Formulite to replace one meal or less per day can be followed for as long as required or until the age of 65 years, when nutritional needs will change.
Are Formulite shakes a VLCD or an LCD?
Formulite meal replacement shakes can be used as both a VLCD and a LCD. To use it for a VLCD (800cal/day), replace three meals per day. For an LCD (1200cal/day) replace two meals per day.
What makes Formulite shakes different to other meal replacements?
Formulite provides a healthy balance of protein, low sugar and fibre in one meal replacement shake. Each 55g shake contains healthy fats, 24 essential vitamins & minerals, prebiotics and probiotics. Formulite is naturally sweetened with Stevia.
Are Formulite products gluten free?
Yes. All Formulite shakes and soups are gluten free.
Are Formulite shakes lactose free?
No, the typical amount of Lactose is 2.22grams per 55g serve. Of note is that Formulite shakes are much lower in Lactose than most other VLCDs as they do not contain skim milk powder.
Are Formulite soups lactose free?
Yes. All Formulite soups are lactose free.
Do I need to take a multivitamin while using Formulite products?
No. Formulite products contain all of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health.
Do Formulite products contain fibre?
Yes, each Formulite shake provides 4.95g of dietary fibre and soups between 6.85-10.5g of fibre.
Do Formulite products contain caffeine?
No. Formulite is caffeine free.
Is Formulite suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
The protein in Formulite meal replacement shakes is derived from milk. There are no other animal products used in the production of Formulite therefore it is suitable for vegetarians who drink cows milk, but not vegans.
Formulite vegetarian soups are suitable for vegans, however the chicken and beef flavoured are not.
Can the shakes be made up with milk instead of water?
Yes, however this will add extra calories, protein and carbohydrate. Making up the shakes with 250ml skim milk will add an extra 90 calories, 375kJ, 9g protein and 12.5g carbohydrate.
Do I need a prescription to order Formulite?
No. Formulite can be purchased without a prescription however it is important to consult a medical practitioner prior to using Formulite, to ensure it is right for you.
Once I mix up a shake, do I have to drink it straight away?
Formulite shakes will keep for up to 2 hours outside of the fridge.
Can I use Formulite when pregnant or breastfeeding?
No. Formulite products do not meet the increased nutritional requirements of pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Will Formulite interfere with my medications?
Formulite is just like food, however some medications may require you to limit intake of certain vitamins and minerals. It is important to consult a medical practitioner prior to starting Formulite to ensure the product is right for you.
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