Frequently Asked Questions
Are all meal replacements the same?
Many people are confused about Meal Replacements because they think that they are the same as “Diet Shakes” or “High Protein Powders” or “Low carb Powders” or “Muscle Building Powders” etc. but they are not the same!
Meal Replacements must meet stringent criteria – standard 2.9.3 of the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Dr Cabot has formulated QuickLoss to balance carbohydrates and protein for healthy weight loss. Meal Replacements must provide 25% of the RDI of vitamins and minerals per serve. Thus if you use a real meal replacement whilst trying to lose weight, you cannot develop nutritional deficiencies.
Can I drink alcohol while following the QuickLoss Program?
It is best to avoid alcoholic drinks that are high in sugar – these include wines, beer, champagne, sweet liqueurs and alcoholic drinks mixed with sweet soft drinks. Choose a low carb alcoholic drink; this can be made with a clear dry spirit (such as vodka, gin, brandy, rum, whisky or scotch). Add water (still, mineral or sparkling) and fresh lime/lemon juice and stevia to sweeten if desired. Excess alcohol of any type will put a strain on your liver and lead to easy weight gain – so restrict your intake to 3-4 units per week.
Can I use an extra protein shake?
It depends on what is in the shake and it is important to use only very low carb protein shakes. Some protein shakes have artificial flavours or are too high in sugar. The lowest carbohydrate protein snack is Dr Cabot’s Synd-X Slimming Protein Powder. Synd-X is very high in first class protein (80.9% by weight) and is extremely low in carbs (less than 2 grams per serve). Thus you can use Synd-X powder as a non fattening snack. Mix it in unsweetened milk, sprinkle it over fruit salad, stir it into plain yoghurt or you can even make ice-cream out of Synd-X powder by blending it with equal amounts of dairy cream, coconut cream and berries – yum!
Will QuickLoss help me get my food cravings under control?
QuickLoss contains Tyrosine, an amino acid helpful in suppressing the appetite, reducing body fat and is vital for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Tyrosine may assist in food addiction, stress management, mental fatigue, anxiety and depression. You may also like to take additional Tyrosine Pure Mood Food which is available as a separate supplement.
Are there any foods or herbs that will help me lose weight?
Yes there are! These include raw vegetables and citrus fruits – especially good are apple cider vinegar, green apples, berries, all types of onions and red radishes. Herbs include cinnamon, nutmeg, basil, coriander, rosemary, turmeric, curry, chilli, garlic, mustard, oregano and paprika.
What is NeOpuntia®?
QuickLoss contains NeOpuntia® which is a patented cactus fibre that creates a feeling of fullness and reduces appetite. It also binds the fat in the digestive system, reducing its absorption and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. NeOpuntia® is derived from prickly pear cactus.
QuickLoss does NOT contain vegetable oil – why not?
Vegetable oil or vegetable fat are terms used to describe what are usually poor quality, highly refined and processed oils. The fat in QuickLoss is lecithin and this has been chosen because it is beneficial for the body in several ways – it helps fat metabolism and digestion.
How long can I stay on QuickLoss?
You can stay on QuickLoss as long as you want. It is quite safe and healthy to use, for one to two meals a day, long-term.
If the someone is on a fluid restricted diet (e.g. they have heart, liver or kidney disease etc.), what should they be told?
They will still be successful with weight loss if they follow the eating plan and use the QuickLoss meal replacement, even if they are unable to drink a lot of water. They must drink the amount of water advised by their own doctor/dietician if they are on a fluid restricted diet.
If a participant wants to have a light dinner and a large lunch, can they take the QuickLoss meal replacement powder for the evening meal?
Yes, they can. The QuickLoss meal replacement can be used for any two meals of the day, including the evening meal.
Is there a recipe for hot QuickLoss drinks?
Yes, there is! Try some of the following:
Into a mug of warm milk (dairy or non-dairy) add 1 or 2 scoops of QuickLoss and add any of the following and stir:
- One teaspoon of pure cocoa powder (with no added sugar) or some carob powder for a chocolate taste.
- One teaspoon of instant or some brewed coffee for café latte.
- One teaspoon of both pure cocoa powder and coffee powder or some brewed coffee for a mocha taste.
Can I have QuickLoss if I am breastfeeding?
Dr Cabot says it is perfectly safe to take QuickLoss when breastfeeding. Please use it in conjunction with a good healthy nutritional eating plan such as that outlined in Dr Cabot’s book, “Healthy Bowel, Healthy Body“. When breastfeeding, it is encouraged to maintain a healthy body weight through good nutrition.
Can I have QuickLoss if I am pregnant?
Dr Cabot says not to take QuickLoss unless under the guidance of you own healthcare practitioner. Please use it in conjunction with a good healthy nutritional eating plan such as that outlined in Dr Cabot’s book, “Healthy Bowel, Healthy Body“. When pregnant, it is encouraged to maintain a healthy body weight through good nutrition under the guidance of your own healthcare practitioner.
Can I add something like Milo to my QuickLoss meal replacement?
No, because it is too high in refined sugars for this program. There are other chocolate drink powders on the market which use xylitol and stevia as sweeteners and it is okay to add these to your QuickLoss occasionally.
What is NeOpuntia®’s main purpose in QuickLoss?
NeOpuntia® is present for four reasons –
- it lowers insulin resistance
- swells in the stomach and makes you feel full
- its high in fibre and thus avoids constipation
- it absorbs some fat from the bowel thus reducing calorie intake (fat = 8 cals per gram)
What can the Synd-X Slimming Protein Powder be used for?
Synd-X Slimming Protein Powder increases the protein intake and provides a delicious sweet taste and can be added to –
- Fruit salads
- Yoghurt – acidophilus, plain, full fat
- Home made, low carbohydrate ice cream
Is the QuickLoss program suitable for type 2 diabetics?
Yes it is and is an effective way for them to lose weight. They must eat the snacks included in the QuickLoss diet brochure to maintain blood sugar levels. They must inform their doctor before starting the QuickLoss program or any other weight loss program.
Is this program suitable for type 1 diabetics?
No it is not.
What should diabetics be told to do in order to avoid low blood sugar attacks (hypoglycaemia)?
Always keep several jelly beans in your handbag or pocket and suck on one, at the first sign of an attack (hypoglycaemia).
What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar attack (hypoglycaemia)?
Light-headed feeling, dizzy, headache, foggy vision, sweating.
Is this program suitable for children under 15 years of age?
Generally we recommend the QuickLoss program is only used for children over the age of 15 years and not any younger than this unless otherwise advised by their doctor.