Week 13’s TFR Break

Slim & Save adhere to all UK and European guidelines and legislation’s as well as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidance on Obesity. Due to the very low calorie intake on both our Simplicity & Lifestyle plans it is essential that after 12 weeks of following the plan you increase your calories for at least one week.

Customers need to remember that this week is not a week off the plan. This is a break from TFR (Total Food Replacement) and VLCD calorie levels, which involves including some additional items for seven days before commencing with TFR.

So from the start of week 13, you should include the following into your daily diet:

  • One Pint/568ml of Semi-Skimmed Milk (includes current milk allowance of 150ml).
  • Include two small pieces of fruit per day.
  • Include 300g of Vegetables per day (or increase to 300g if you currently have a 200g vegetable allowance).

Please be aware when you follow this plan for seven days you will see your weight slightly increase. This is completely normal as your body will be slightly out of ketosis and allowing glycogen to store with water in the muscle. You must remember this IS going to happen, it is normal and as soon as you resume the VLCD plan this gained weight will drop instantly.

It is imperative that you do not allow yourself to lose control and eat what you like this week. A lot of damage can be done to your weight loss results if you come completely off of the plan in this way.