Meal Replacement Plan
You should talk to your G.P. about weight management when pregnant. NewWeigh MRP foods are not suitable.
No. The Meal Replacement Plan (MRP) foods are full of vitamins and minerals but are not nutrient complete. Only Total Diet Replacement TDR is nutrient complete. MRP foods are designed to be used with one light meal a day. The light meal should be less than 500 Calories, ideally from the list of foods in green in the MRP booklet. The amount of weight you will lose depends on what you eat in addition to your MRP foods and your own individual energy usage (TDEE). You should be able to lose 1 to 2 lbs (around 1kg) per week if you keep the calorie content of the additional meal below 500 Calories.
NewWeigh Meal Replacements are nutrient enriched foods which can be used in adolescence. However we would always advise that dieting under the age of 18 should be carried out in conjunction with the G.P. The G.P. may also recommend the involvement of a dietitian.
Your pharmacist may provide free samples under certain circumstances.
Calorie restriction may reduce lactation and so your child would need to be weaned before commencing any diet method.
Yes. Your pharmacy will actively encourage you to return for regular free weigh-ins. Supervision and advice from the pharmacy is the ideal way to help manage your new lower weight. You can register with NewWeigh and keep track of your weight. You can also use our online weight tracker
Carrying extra weight and the fluid associated often contributes to high blood pressure ( hypertension) . As you lose weight your blood pressure will fall, particularly after the first stone (6kg) of weight loss. If you are taking anti-hypertensive medication whilst dieting it is important that it is reviewed regularly by your G.P.
No. If you have a medical condition or you are taking prescription medication it is always wise to consult with your pharmacist or G.P. before commencing any diet.
The NewWeigh Meal Replacement Plan Booklet contains food tables with the healthy foods marked in green. These healthy foods should make up a substantial part of your diet. https://newweigh.ie/how-it-works/maintenance-food/
No. We do not recommend using diet drugs and supplements whilst using MRP foods.
All products except the Bakewell Bar are suitable for Coeliacs. The Bakewell Bar may contain gluten.
Each MRP food is high in fibre, protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. They are an ideal way to lose or manage weight whilst ensuring you get good nutrition.
Our MRP foods are filling as they are high in fibre and protein.
Alcohol is high in calories and will make you hungry, often leading to grazing and loss of appetite control. It is better to avoid alcohol if you are dieting.
Yes. MRP foods are an ideal way to get back in control. Try using the Refeed week to kick start your good eating habits.
Yes. Artificial (low calorie/no calorie) sweeteners may be used as a useful alternative to high calorie sweeteners.
The aim is to eat only three times a day as every food intake causes an insulin response. Regular snacking can cause cravings and make your appetite and weight harder to control. Most people who successfully manage their weight long term do not snack. The recent fashion of eating small amounts frequently is disastrous for weight control. If you are hungry or feel like a snack, try having a cup of tea/coffee or drinking some water. Sometimes this makes the hunger go away. Remember your goal is to control your weight. Keeping a food diary is also a good way to control snacking. Record the type and amount of food in the diary BEFORE eating it. The very act of recording before eating can lead to you making the portion smaller or maybe deciding not to eat it at all! If you wish to have a snack occasionally, try low glycaemic index (GI) foods in small portions. Examples :
- NewWeigh MRP Bakewell Bar or Shake
- Low calorie soups
- Sweet potatoes with skin
- Figs and prunes
- Minimally processed grains
- Low-fat dairy foods e.g. low fat yoghurt, low fat cheese
- Whole wheat pitta with tomatoes
- Boiled egg
- Small piece of meat, chicken or fish
- Salad (no dressing)
- Wholegrain crackers