What are the contraindications?
- Children and adolescents
- Pregnant or breast-feeding women
- Behavioural disorders in particular, eating disorders, alcoholism or drug addiction
- Cerebral arteriopathy
- Liver and kidney diseases
- Diabetes (insulin-dependent)
- Non-insulin dependent diabetes treated by oral diabetic medication
- Blood disorders, cancers
- Electrolyte disturbances
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Cardiovascular or cerebrovascular diseases (heart rhythm disorders, recent infarction, unstable angina, congestive heart failure, recent stroke)
- Hereditary metabolic disease
- Crohn Disease
- Severe ischemic heart disease
No information on this website is provided as medical advice and should not be considered medical advice. Any information is followed at your own risk. Always seek medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional regarding any medical condition, treatment or dietary needs.
Should I get a medical certificate or have a medical check-up before considering a programme?
It is not an obligation, however, it is imperative to ensure that you do not have any of the contraindications listed in the previous question. If you have any doubts, please consult your doctor.
Can I follow a Diet Expert programme if I have thyroid problems?
Thyroid problems are not a contraindication. However, if your condition is not stabilised, it may cause a slowdown in your weight loss.
Can I follow a Diet Expert programme with high cholesterol?
Even if you have high cholesterol, a high protein diet is very appropriate. Weight loss helps you to normalise your cholesterol.
I have reached menopause, can I still follow a Diet Expert programme?
Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, mood changes, weight gain, loss of muscle tone and a larger appetite. The Diet Expert programmes respond to your concerns. They will help you to lose your excess weight, tone your body and reduce hot flashes by improving blood circulation and reducing irritability. With proteins, you will have fewer cravings.
I am over 65 years old, can I still follow a Diet Expert programme?
For healthy older people, following this diet has no known risk. However, for people over 65, it is best to seek the advice of a doctor.
I am planning to get pregnant can I start a Diet Expert programme?
Yes. However, you should switch to stabilisation once you discover you are pregnant. If you are following a course of treatment to increase your chances of pregnancy, talk to your gynaecologist first.
Do Diet Expert programmes have an impact on the menstrual cycle?
Why do I lose less weight in the premenstrual period?
This phase is often accompanied by water retention (see "water retention"), bloating, constipation (see "constipation), so it is common to see the weight stabilise during this period of the cycle.
Should I be exercising during a Diet Expert programme?
Exercise is not contraindicated, it is in fact highly recommended. Better to focus on activities that last a long time and that will tap into your fat reserves. In addition, this type of physical activity (walking, swimming, cycling) will allow you to reshape your figure faster.
Walk as much as possible on a daily basis and never take your car for short journeys. Similarly, choose the stairs rather than the lift.
What should I do if I become constipated?
Throughout the day it is important to drink at least 1.5 litres of water. Choose water with a high mineral content that has the advantage of having a laxative effect.
Make sure you chew your food well to aid digestion.
To increase the intake of fibre and fluid in the day you can make homemade soups (only green vegetables) and drink a large bowl ½ hour to an hour before each meal. You should also eat cooked AND raw vegetables.
You can add wheat bran or oat bran to your diet (soups, dairy products, sauces etc ...) to increase fibre intake.
Finally, do not hesitate to use the fruit snack in the morning on an empty stomach: squeeze an orange and dilute the juice in a large glass of water.
What should I do if I suffer from bloating?
If swelling, bloating or discomfort after meals occurs, charcoal can help you fight these inconveniences. Limit raw vegetables which are a little more aggressive and do not drink more than 2 or 3 small glasses of water during the meal. In addition, dairy products containing bifidus can restore the balance of the intestinal flora.
How do I recognise and combat water retention?
If you realise that you are drinking enough (at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day in the slimming stage) but you are not passing enough water and therefore your shoes and rings are less comfortable at night, you have heavy legs, etc ... These are signs of water retention. In this case, it may be advantageous to use a diuretic dietary supplement, walk as much as possible, choose teas / herbal drinks with diuretic properties (diuretic plants: meadowsweet, heather, ash, dandelion, black currant, green tea ...).
Is it normal to have a headache?
In the early days, this type of pain may occur. It is due to ketones, products of the breakdown of your fat reserves.
Headaches during the programme are signs of poor hydration. Be sure to drink enough each day.
What should I do if I get sick?
In some cases (flu, gastroenteritis, ...) the priority becomes healing and not slimming: your body will try to find enough energy to fight against the infection. Thus, we recommend that you suspend the Diet Expert programme until you get well again. However, it is essential to maintain a sufficient level of hydration to fight against fever and promote the elimination of waste (including that resulting from your medication). It is essential to consult your doctor if symptoms persist.
How can I prevent my skin from deteriorating as a result of my weight loss?
Following weight loss, it is possible that the skin becomes loose or loses its elasticity. To prevent this, it is essential to drink well, to maintain a minimum amount of fat (rich in omega 3) and at the same time use treatments tailored to your skin type. Think about Diet Expert cosmetics that will allow you to act on specific areas of your body.
I am gluten intolerant, can I follow a Diet Expert programme?
If you have a gluten intolerance you not have any problems following the Diet Expert diet. You can follow our programme by selecting the products that do not contain gluten. To be sure, check the datasheets available on each of the product pages.