Frequently asked questions about the Rapid Loss weight loss program

FAQs

NB: Consult your doctor or healthcare professional for advice before starting on a weight loss program.

What flavours do the Rapid Loss products come in?

The Meal Replacement Shakes come in several different flavours. We have our original flavours Chocolate, Latte, Banana, Strawberry and Vanilla; and now our latest additions Chai Latte, Mint Choc, Salted Caramel and Lemon Cheesecake.

Are the Rapid Loss shakes gluten free?

Yes, Rapid Loss is Gluten Free.

Is Rapid Loss suitable for those who are lactose intolerant?

No, unfortunately Rapid Loss shakes are not suitable for Lactose Intolerance due to the inclusion of milk powder.

Is Rapid Loss Low GI?

Yes Rapid Loss Chocolate is low GI (Glycaemic Index).

Why is a low GI encouraged for weight loss and diabetes?

Foods that have a low GI help to keep sugar levels steady. This is very important for those that are diabetic, have insulin resistance, and most people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. People with these conditions have trouble either producing enough insulin or the insulin they do produce is not being utilised well. Insulin is the hormone that removes sugar from the bloodstream so by having the sugars released slowly it allows the body to be more efficient.

Having a low GI also helps control cravings, so that’s an added reason to follow this format for losing weight!

Can children use Rapid Loss?

With children under the age of 16 it is best to avoid any supplements and instead work in with a dietician to provide a suitable and sustainable weight loss program. For those over 16, the Rapid Loss meal plan can be followed so long as they have passed their pubertal growth period. The free Rapid Loss education program aims to inform the user about healthier lifestyle options regarding both food and exercise.

How important is it to use multivitamins and mineral supplements during the Program?

When mixed with skim milk Rapid Loss shakes provide 25% if your recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamins and minerals. However, to make sure you’re getting everything you need in your daily diet it may be useful to use Multivitamins.

Will the products interfere with any medications that I’m currently using?

For most people the products are unlikely to interfere with any medication. However, it is important that you speak to your healthcare practitioner if you have any health conditions, prior to commencing the Rapid Loss Program. People with diabetes and hypertension may require frequent monitoring by their doctor whilst losing weight, as medications may need to be reduced.

Does Rapid Loss comply with the Food Authority regulation?

Yes. Rapid Loss meal replacement shakes are formulated to comply with Australian & New Zealand Food Standard 2.9.3 for Formulated meal replacements and formulated supplementary foods. Rapid Loss Shakes are not designed to be used as your sole source of nutrition.

Why do the shakes contain sugar?

The fact is, sugar in itself is not bad for you. It’s the amount and quality of the sugar that is the issue. Rapid Loss has protein and fibre (which makes up some of the carbohydrate content) and this slows down the release of sugar into the bloodstream (ie, Low GI). Not only that, the combination of high fibre along with protein also makes you fuller so you don’t feel like eating as much.
All doctors and researchers agree that the best thing you can do for your health is to reduce your weight to a healthy level, and modify your diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables. That’s exactly what the Rapid Loss Program does!

Does Rapid Loss contain any artificial Sweeteners?

Rapid Loss does not contain any Artificial Sweeteners.

What Type of Fibre is in the Rapid Loss?

Rapid Loss contains a combination of Polydextrose, and Inulin (primarily inulin).

What is the ball that expands in the stomach?

The combination of fibre, protein and vegetable gum creates a gel like feeling in your stomach, which will minimise the amount of food you can consume, therefore shrinking your stomach.

So is it safe?

They are all natural products it’s the unique combination of these natural products that keeps you fuller for longer.

Should I take Rapid Loss as a meal replacement or as a snack between my meals?

You will lose more weight, and faster, if you replace meals. However, if you follow the meal plans outlined and just replace snacks you’ll have a greater chance at sticking with the program. It really depends on you. If you feel that you won’t have any problem going without a couple of meals each day then go ahead.

If you have the shake as a snack between your main meals (i.e. between breakfast and lunch) it is recommended that you mix your shakes with water, and stick to the healthy meal choices in the Rapid Loss booklet.

How do I have the shakes?

OPTION 1: Snack Replacement: (Mix the shake with water)

This option is recommended when starting the program as you are only replacing 2 snacks with the shakes- morning and afternoon tea. By doing this you will have less chance of feeling hungry. This means that you eat the breakfast, lunch and dinner meals provided in the booklet, and just incorporate the shakes as your snack between them. If you decide to have the shakes as a snack between your meals it is very important that you stick to the meal plan to promote fast weight loss.

OPTION 2: Meal Replacement: (Mix the shake with skim milk)

This option allows you to choose which 2 meals per day you would like to replace. We do not recommend you replace more than 2 meals a day.

Choose which meal you would like to eat, (either) breakfast, lunch or dinner, and replace the other two meals with a shake.

Choose one of the following at each of the 2 snack times:
• Apple
• Banana
• Orange
• 1 boiled egg
• A 95g can of spring water tuna (you can squeeze lemon on top)
Is Rapid Loss sustainable long term?

It is often said that shake diets are not sustainable and to be honest our team initially had the same opinion and this is how Rapid Loss came about. We went through the research and designed this scientifically based format that ensures long-term weight loss success.

Research shows that for a meal replacement shake program to be successful long term it not only must taste good and be affordable, but there must also be education and support. Rapid Loss provides education through the free booklet. We also provide free support in the form of email, phone and online via our Social Media Accounts.

In addition, Rapid Loss is different from other products in that you have the option to have the shakes as a meal replacement or as a snack. By having the shake as a snack you still get to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner so you’re still getting to eat real food.

The other important factor is that we teach you how to go from having the 2 shakes per day, to simply eating fresh foods. We do this by progressing you through a simple 4-stage Program.

How many calories do the Rapid Loss Shakes contain?

If you mix the Rapid Loss shake with 200ml water then it will roughly equate to 152 calories per serving. (It may vary slightly by a couple of calories depending on the flavour)

If you have the Rapid Loss shake as a meal replacement and mix it with 200ml skim milk then it will equate to 222 calories per serving

Can I eat Fruit while using Rapid Loss?

If you’re having the shakes as a snack between your meals then you don’t need to be having fruit.

You only add the fruit (An apple, banana or orange) if you are having the shakes as a meal replacement. Fruit is considered a snack and if you’re having the shakes as a snack then you will just be adding calories if you have fruit as well. Just remember, although fruit is healthy you can still eat too much of it and this will limit your weight loss results.

If you are replacing meals then you can have (either) an apple, banana or orange as your snack between your meals. The main reason these fruits are chosen is because they are high in fibre, and comes in a good portion size already. This is important, as we want you to feel full without the need to overeat.

Emulsifier 471 – is the source animal or plant derived?

The emulsifier 471 is soy derived.

What ingredients in the Rapid Loss Shakes are animal-derived?

The skim milk powder, milk protein in the beverage whitener, whey protein concentrates and calcium caseinate are all animal derived.

Can I drink Tea or Coffee in Stage 1?

You can have 2 cups of coffee per day, but no Lattes, Cappuccinos, or Flat Whites. Simply a cup of black coffee with a splash of milk. In addition, you can have 6 cups of tea as well. You cannot have artificial sweetener (or natural sweeteners) as they have been shown to increase cravings!

What about Other beverages?

Alcohol – Not many people know this but Alcohol is quite dense in calories, which is about 7 calories per gram compared to carbohydrates and protein, which is about 4 calories per gram.

If you’re on stage 4 and incorporating drinks to your diet just make sure you count these in your daily intake. If you’re on stage 1-3 you definitely shouldn’t be drinking!

Sports drinks, soft drinks, cordials and juices contain excessive amounts of calories. Diet soft drinks contain artificial sweetners; research shows that artificial sweeteners can increase the cravings for real sugar. When trying to lose weight cravings can be dangerous so you need to eliminate this stuff from your diet.

Herbal Teas are great, especially Green tea. Drink as many of that as you want but don’t add sugar of course!

How much water should I be drinking?

Try to drink 2-3 litres of water each day.

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING

Can I use Rapid Loss while pregnant or Breastfeeding?

If pregnant, consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner prior to commencing Rapid Loss. Your healthcare practitioner will review the ingredients used in the shakes as well as the meal plan and determine whether or not it is safe for you to use. If your healthcare practitioner advises you that Rapid Loss is safe for you to use then stick to the male 1500-calorie meal plan outlined in the program and ensure that the shakes are only taken as snack between the healthy meals not as meal replacements.

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Can I follow the Rapid Loss plan if I’m a Type 2 Diabetic?

Although we have many Type 2 diabetics who have lost loads of weight and reduced their medications by using Rapid Loss and following the meal plan we always recommend you consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to starting the shakes. When consulting your healthcare practitioner be sure to take the Rapid Loss Program with you so they are able to see the meal plan that we recommend you follow whilst having the shakes. If you’re doctor decides that the shakes and meal plan are suitable for you then as a diabetic we recommend you have the shake as a snack between meals only, in other words we do not recommend you have the shakes as a meal replacement. Have a shake between breakfast and lunch and between lunch and dinner. Remember to mix the shake with 200ml of water instead of skim milk when having it as a snack.

Be sure to remind your doctor that the Rapid Loss shakes are Low GI as it ensures a slow release of sugar into the bloodstream, which is important for diabetics.

After commencing Rapid Loss we strongly encourage you to make regular visits to your doctor so that your medications can be adjusted accordingly whilst losing weight.

I have high blood pressure. Can I be on the Program?

Yes. One of the primary treatments for high blood pressure is weight loss so the Rapid Loss Program is ideal. You will need to advise your doctor that you are on the Rapid Loss Program so that they can monitor your condition on a regular basis.

Will the products interfere with any medications that I’m currently using?

For most people the products are unlikely to interfere with any medication. However, it is important that you speak to your healthcare practitioner if you have any health conditions, prior to commencing the Rapid Loss Program. People with diabetes and hypertension may require frequent monitoring by their doctor whilst losing weight, as medications may need to be reduced.