Frequently asked questions

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The number of Formulite weight loss shakes you have per day will depend on your goal. To use Formulite as a pre-bariatric surgery VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) or for rapid weight loss, replace three meals per day with a meal replacement 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.

Formulite meal replacement shakes can be used as both a VLCD/VLED and a LCD. To use it for a VLCD (800 cal/day), replace three meals per day. For an LCD (1200cal/day) replace two meals per day.

If replacing three meals per day as a part of VLCD you can use Formulite for up to 4 weeks. For periods greater than 4 weeks we recommend you consult your Healthcare Professional.

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.

Formulite provides Balance of protein, low-sugar and high-fibre in one meal replacement. Each 55g shake contains healthy fats, 24 essential vitamins & minerals, prebiotics and probiotics. Prebiotics are a form of dietary fibre that acts as a “fertiliser” for the good bacteria in the gut. Probiotics are live bacteria that can be found in yogurt and other fermented foods. Neither are affected by cold, heat, acid or time. Formulite is naturally sweetened with Stevia.

Formulite weight loss shakes have one of the highest protein levels and this in turn keeps you feeling fuller for longer and reduces muscle loss during rapid weight loss.

Yes. All Formulite products are gluten free.

No, the typical amount of Lactose is approximately 2.4grams 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.

Yes. All Formulite soups are lactose free.

Formulite weight loss shakes are considered nutritionally complete and contain 24 vitamins and minerals.  Please consult with your healthcare professional to make sure you are not suffering from deficiencies.

Yes, each Formulite shake provides 3.5g of dietary fibre and soups between 7-10.5g of fibre. Most Australians do not consume enough fibre (on average 20-25g). The Heart Foundation recommends adults consume 25-30g daily.

All of the Formulite Soups and shakes are caffeine free apart from the Coffee flavoured Meal Replacement Shake which contains 55mg of caffeine.

The protein in Formulite meal replacement and bars shakes is derived from milk. There are no other animal products used in the production of Formulite shakes therefore it is suitable for vegetarians who drink cows milk, but not vegans.

Formulite Vegetarian soups are suitable for vegetarians but not vegans as they contain the Vitamin D3 which is derived from either fish oil or sheep lanolin.

Yes, however this will add extra calories, protein and carbohydrate. Making up the shakes with 250ml skim milk will add an extra 90 calories, 375 kJ, 9g protein and 12.5g carbohydrate.

No. Formulite can be purchased without a prescription however it is important to consult a healthcare professional prior to using Formulite, to ensure it is right for you.

Formulite shakes will keep for up to 2 hours outside of the fridge and up to 6 hours within the fridge.

There are no ingredients within Formulite products which will harm mum or baby, however we do not recommend that mothers replace meals during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.  Formulite products do not meet the increased nutritional requirements of pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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 Healthcare Professional prior to starting Formulite to ensure the product is right for you.

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