The RINGANA weight loss programme with COMPLETE d-eat consists of three phases – weight loss, stabilisation and maintenance.
Kick-off: Before you start off with COMPLETE d-eat, it’s important to take stock and set yourself clear goals. Because if you don’t know where you want to go, you’ll never get there. Meas-ure your waist circumference directly above your navel; measure the circumference of your hips and thighs at their widest point. During the programme, weigh and measure yourself once a week, always on the same day at the same time. That way, not only will you see the results in the mirror after only a short time, but you’ll get them in black and white as well. Now you’ve taken the first step towards achieving your ideal weight.
#1 Weight loss phase
If you want to lose weight effectively, you should replace two of your main meals with COMPLETE d-eat every day. For maximum effect, drink 2–3 litres of calorie-free beverages and ensure that you get at least 30 minutes of movement daily. Continue with this phase until you have reached your desired weight.
#2 Stabilisation phase
You’ve almost made it! So what you now want to avoid is falling back into old habits, risking a yo-yo effect. During the stabilisation phase, you replace only one meal – ideally your evening meal – with COMPLETE d-eat, and eat two normal, balanced meals. Your weight will stabilise or drop a little more. Once your weight has remained stable over some time, stop replacing any of your meals with COMPLETE d-eat, and eat three balanced meals.
#3 Maintenance phase
Your friend forever
Congratulations! You’ve reached your feelgood weight! So that it stays that way, we’ve created d-eat Day. It’s a great way of maintaining your weight with ease over the long term. The principle is really simple: on one weekday of your choice, you replace 2 of your meals with COMPLETE d-eat, and eat one normal balanced meal. On the other 6 days, you can just eat as usual.
A chocolate here, an orange juice there, and there are always some nuts lying around. If you don’t take a break from eating between meals, you won’t be able to lose weight. The reason for this is that every time you consume food that contains calories, insulin is produced, and this prevents fat burning. Only when your insulin levels are normal again can the fat melt away. So you should leave a gap of at least 4 hours between meals. And the longer the break, the better the results.