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FAQ

We have compiled our most frequently asked questions and added them all to one helpful page. Tap the question to open the answer box.

How does the GoFigure plan work?

Our meal replacements work by restricting your daily calorie intake with easy-to-use 200 calorie shakes. The snack bars keep you feeling fuller between meals and help you to stop snacking on poor food choices.

We've devised an easy to follow regime, we call 2:2:GO. This plan helps you get the most out of our products and maximises on healthy sustainable weight loss. It is our call to action, the blueprint for your weight management success. Simply replace 2 meals a day with our healthy GoFigure shakes and enjoy 2 energy boosting GoFigure natural flapjack snacks. As part of this, don’t forget to do some fun daily exercise. It's also important to have a healthy dinner too, what you have is up to you, just keep it healthy is all we ask! Need some dinner ideas? Click HERE.

How should I prepare my GoFigure shake?

Ideally, you want to be using a shaker (but you can use a blender or NutriBullet) to get the best mixability. Start by adding 250ml of water to your chosen shaker, then add a serving of GoFigure Meal Replacement powder (45g). Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and drink immediately and follow up with an extra glass of water or herbal tea. If you want to dilute the shake simply add up to 350ml of water instead of 250ml.

How much water do I add for the shakes?

We suggest adding between 250ml and 350ml of water. The shakes are meant to be thick but feel free to add more water if this suits your tastes.

When should I drink my shake?

You should drink your shake for breakfast and lunch alongside a glass of water or herbal tea. They should leave you feeling full and satiated and will give you all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. If you are going out to a restaurant for lunch, you can always have the shake for dinner instead.

When do I have a snack bar?

The idea is to have a bar at around 11am and 3pm – just about the time when you start to feel a bit hungry and might need an energy top-up. Drink a glass of water or herbal tea with your snack bar.

How much weight should I expect to lose?

It is very difficult to predict how much weight each individual can expect to lose, as there are many different variables that can affect the outcome. These variables include your BMR, exercise, eating habits, how much weight you have to lose, and how well you stick to the programme. On average our customers lose around 1 – 2.8 lbs (0.5-1.3 kg) each week. A weight loss of 1-2 lbs a week is considered a safe and sustainable rate of weight loss.

How do I keep the weight off once I have lost it?

We suggest moving onto our 'Start The Day Right' plan. To get you off to a healthy start, simply have a healthy GoFigure shake for breakfast and have one of our delicious snack bars at 11am to set you up for the day. You can do this for as long as you like.

Once you have reached your weight loss goal, we suggest that you have one GoFigure healthy meal replacement shake a day, and one or two of our healthy snack bars. It is very important that you continue your daily exercise routine and that your meals are a balance of healthy protein and/or wholemeal carbs (about 25% of your plate) with plenty of vegetables and fresh salad.

Can I use your shakes on the 5:2 plan?

Absolutely! Our shakes compliment the 5:2 plan perfectly.

What is SlimBiome®?

SlimBiome is included in all of our products. It is an award-winning scientifically formulated and patented natural weight management product that supports weight loss as part of a calorie controlled diet and exercise program. It was developed by professors from Liverpool, Reading and Sheffield universities.

One of the key ingredients in SlimBiome is glucomannan, a water-soluble dietary fibre. It takes up space in the stomach and promotes the feeling of fullness (satiety), reducing food intake at a subsequent meal. It also delays the emptying of the stomach, contributing to increased satiety or feeling of fullness.

The prebiotic fibres in SlimBiome feed the friendly bacteria in the intestine, contributing to more efficient digestion, whilst the mineral chromium enhances the action of insulin, promoting the catabolism (breakdown) of carbohydrates (sugars) and fat in the body.

Will I put weight back on after following the GoFigure Diet plan?

If you go back to eating in a way that caused your original weight gain, then you are likely to put on some weight. However, we suggest that once you have reached your target weight, simply start the day right with a tasty and nutritious shake. It's also important that you continue your daily exercise routine and that your meals are a balance of healthy protein and/or wholemeal carbs (about 25% of your plate) with plenty of vegetables and fresh salad.

Vegetarians and GoFigure – the perfect mix

Being vegetarian doesn't mean low-calorie. Vegetarian cookies, cakes, pasta, white rice, butter and pizza usually contain large numbers of calories and could undermine your GoFigure results. The key is in the name – VEGetarian. Salads are excellent meal options, as long as you limit the amount of high-calorie dressings – including bread croutons, creamy dressing, cheese, dried fruit and nuts.

Skip the refined sugar and grain options that may fit the definition of vegetarian, but add excess calories and limited nutrients. Stay away from fried vegetarian foods, including French fries and tempura vegetables.

Poached eggs or egg whites with veggies, scrambled tofu with salsa or a large salad with chickpeas, vegetable soup with kidney beans or black beans with brown rice are all high-fibre diners. The beans add fibre as well as protein, both of which help make you feel more satisfied and not deprived. Try a stir-fry tempeh or tofu with minimal oil and serve with a mound of roasted vegetables, or steam the veggies and dash of lemon juice. A small serving of whole grains, such as quinoa or wild rice, or a starchy vegetable add to the meal. Watch portion sizes!

Remember that a small handful of nuts or two tablespoons of hummus fit into a GoFigure vegetarian weight loss plan, but if they turn into a big serving you are going to struggle to lose weight. Opt for a snack of our fabulous natural flapjacks with SlimBiome – hunger free dieting.

Do you recommend consulting my GP before starting the programme?

It is good to ensure your health is being monitored by a professional before starting any diet or weight loss programme.

Can I replace all my meals with GoFigure to lose weight faster?

Losing weight fast is not considered healthy and it is not something we recommend. By simply combining two GoFigure shakes and two snack bars with a daily healthy balanced meal will help ensure you are getting a good intake of additional fresh food nutrients every day. Which in turn will help you lose weight and stay healthy.

Allergens and GoFigure

Our products are gluten-free although they are made in a factory which handles gluten. Our shakes specifically contain milk-derived ingredients and also contain soya protein.
Some flapjack flavours contain nuts and peanuts, and are made in a factory that contains nuts and peanuts.
Please see our ingredients listings within the product page for more details.

I am lactose intolerant. Can I use your meal shakes?

Our shakes contain milk derived ingredients, and therefore we advise those whom have lactose based allergies to avoid our shakes. Our flapjacks however, are suitable!

Is the GoFigure plan suitable for those with Diabetes type 1, if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or want to lose more than 20% of your body weight?

We always advise those with medical conditions or those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have more than 20% weight to lose, to speak to their Doctor or Dietician before starting any weight loss diet.

Will I notice any changes to my bowel motions (bloating, constipation etc)?

You may notice that your stools are looser or fuller for a few days at the start of your GoFigure plan. You may also have a little wind/flatulence which can be awkward and embarrassing. This is perfectly normal as your body adjusts to the increased fibre intake, the prebiotics and the fat burning MCT oils. Simply have an extra glass of water or herbal tea after each shake and bar to help. The discomfort will pass as the bowel adjusts to the new and healthier fibre intake. Should you experience anything making you uncomfortable, we advise that you drink the shakes slowly and perhaps reduce the amount of powder you use for a few days.

Is it OK to sell GoFigure products on eBay or Amazon?

Unless you have been given specific permission from us, we do not allow the resale of our products to a third party.


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