About Slanka

Can I switch between the Slanka Maxi and Slanka Kombi diets?
If you have opted for the Slanka Maxi diet, the weight loss process is easier thanks to ketone bodies that reduce the feeling of hunger. By consuming extra calories you suffer the risk of terminating ketosis (the threshold value is 500 kcal and 50 grams of carbohydrates – this is the exact amount you get from three packets of Slanka powder). If you eat more than that, glycogen reserves are refilled and water (about 2 litres) is retained in the body. In such a case you may gain approximately 2 kilos. You continue to lose weight, but it takes more time, though. If you choose to continue with the Slanka Maxi diet, take into account that your body needs up to three days to start generating ketone bodies again.
Will my stomach shrink as a result of consuming Slanka products?
The stomach can be compared to a soft and elastic balloon. You can blow it up or stretch it out, but it will not shrink to its original size. It is said the stomach should be the size of a fist. Remember this when eating your next meal.
Will my fat cells shrink as a result of consuming Slanka products?
Fat cells shrink as a result of losing weight. Fat cells do not disappear, they just become smaller.
Will my metabolism slow down as a result of adhering to the Slanka Maxi or the Slanka Kombi diet?
Metabolism changes as a result of your losing or gaining weight.
How much weight can I lose with the Slanka Maxi diet?
1–5 kilos a week. Women lose less weight than men.
How much weight can I lose with the Slanka Kombi diet?
0.5–3 kilos a week. Women lose less weight than men.
Is it necessary to eat low-fat foods when following the Slanka Kombi diet?
Always choose low-fat foods over those with a high fat content, because 1 gram of fat contains 9 kcal, but 1 gram of protein or carbohydrates only 4 kcal. You must change your eating habits. What counts when dieting is the total mount of calories consumed in a day. Opting for the Slanka Kombi diet teaches you how to limit and plan your meals. You will acquire new knowledge, the habit of healthy living and the skill of maintaining a constant weight.
Is it necessary to avoid carbohydrates when following the Slanka Kombi diet?
You should avoid fast carbohydrates. Be careful and avoid foods that contain white sugar, flour and white rice. Also, avoid sweets, jams, pasta, white bread, pastries, pies, cakes, cookies, chocolate, lasagne, alcohol, etc. Eat a wide selection of vegetables, because these contain slow carbohydrates. Reduce the amount of salt and cut out fast food.
Does Slanka diet put pressure on the internal organs?
Slanka products do not cause harm to vital organs and muscles while the body uses its fat reserves to produce energy. Ketone bodies also strengthen the immune system.
I am lactose intolerant. Can I use Slanka products?
If you are lactose intolerant, we recommend that you choose specialised Slanka products containing the enzyme lactosum, which breaks down lactose (milk sugar), casein (milk protein) and whey protein (beta-lactoglobulin), or take pills which neutralise lactose. If you are not extremely lactose intolerant, we suggest that before starting a longer Slanka Maxi diet you try some of our products. Another option is to divide the content of a packet into two portions, keeping a 30-minute gap between eating the first and the second serving and drinking plenty of water meanwhile.
I am gluten intolerant. Can I use Slanka products?
Yes, you can eat Slanka soups and milkshakes.
I am adhering to all the recommendations, but I am not losing any weight. What is the problem?
Do not give up! It is completely normal that your weight does not change for quite some time. Your body says: “No, I do not want this!” In such a case it is very important to keep adhering to the recommendations and, if you desire, contact a Slanka expert. You will start losing weight soon. The liver and kidneys work intensively during weight loss, and body fat and muscles undergo changes. If you feel unsure, take a measuring tape and instead on stepping on a scale, measure yourself.
What is the difference between just fasting and eating Slanka products?
Losing weight with the help of extra low-calorie diet products means that you eat a high-value mix with a correct protein, carbohydrate and fat content, which provides your body with all necessary vitamins, minerals and trace elements. At the same time your body continues to burn fat. However, when just fasting, your body burns primarily muscle tissue and a certain measure of excessive fat.
Can I keep a prepared shake or soup in a thermos?
No, the mix should be consumed in 10–15 minutes.
Kan jag använda Slanka när jag ammar?
Vår rekommendation är att du avvaktar lite med Slanka VLCD-mat. Det finns gott om tid för dig att äta Slanka längre fram. Du bör inte äta Slanka medan du ammar beroende bland annat på att levern är så liten på din baby och har därmed svårt att bryta ner mineraler.
Will I gain weight again if I stop the diet?
Weight loss and maintaining a certain weight requires changes in your lifestyle. If you revert to your old eating habits, you will gain weight. Make Slanka shakes and soups a natural part of your new eating habits. If you have eaten too much during the weekend, the following week replace 5–10 meals with Slanka shakes. Replace your breakfast or lunch with our shakes or drink them before a big meal, because this helps you to avoid overeating. Keep in mind that the body tends to build up fat reserves, preparing for a period of hunger, which will never arrive.

Slanka Maxi – the fastest way to lose weight

What is ketosis?
The body produces ketone bodies while burning fat. A state of ketosis is achieved when the body receives a maximum of 450–500 kcal and of 50 grams of carbohydrates a day. A mild state of ketosis, into which the body enters during the Slanka diet, is not comparable to a pathological condition caused by diabetes.
What happens during ketosis?
Research indicates that the body burns ketones as well. This helps to preserves muscle cells during weight loss. In addition, ketones help you to feel more alert and supress the feeling of hunger. The majority of people feel the effects of this state after three days.
Bowel movement
Stress, sedentary lifestyle, coffee, tea, drinking an insufficient amount of water, not being physically active and other factors may affect the stomach. Constipation is a common problem among people whose work is sedentary and stressful. One way to relieve this condition is to take fibre pills. Take one pill in the evening of the third day with lots of water. From there on, take half a pill or a whole pill every second day, if necessary. Also, you can prepare flaxseed according to instructions given on the packaging. This does not involve the risk of terminating ketosis and it is very important to ensure regular bowel movement. While you continue to lose weight, it is very important that you feel well.
For how long may I adhere to the Slanka Maxi diet?
You can follow the diet for as long as you are in perfect health and overweight. Still, keep in contact with a Slanka consultant. You may adhere to the Slanka Kombi and Slanka Balanss diets for as long as you want.
What kind of liquids to drink during the Slanka Maxi diet?
We recommend just water. But you may also choose to drink coffee and tea (preferably red, green or white), but without milk and sugar; sugar can be replaced by an artificial sweetener. Another option is fizzy mineral water or beverages marked as light, but in a moderate amount. Keep in mind that you are trying to change your lifestyle.
Can I use lemon or cucumber slices to flavour drinking water during the Slanka Maxi diet?
No. Lemon and cucumber contain carbohydrates that may cause your body to stop ketosis.
Can I eat fruit during the Slanka Maxi diet?
No. The Slanka Maxi diet means that you eat only 3 packets of Slanka powder and drink 3 litres of water a day. Like other foods, fruit contain carbohydrates. If you eat anything else except for Slanka powders, your body will get energy first from food and after that form fat. If you feel that you cannot do without any food at all, eat some proteins, such as shrimp, chicken, tuna. But eating an extra amount of food should not become a habit. In such a case switch from the Slanka Maxi diet to the Slanka Kombi diet, which ensures that you keep losing weight, although at a somewhat slower rate.
Does the time of day when I eat Slanka powders play any role in weight loss?
Eat at the same time as usual. Leave 3–4 hours between meals. Eat your first Slanka shake in the morning in two hours after getting up. You can divide the rest of the two powders between four meals, especially when you have a low blood sugar level. Drink warm water, because this helps you to supress the feeling of hunger.
Does breaking the rules ruin the outcome of the diet?
Not at all. You continue to lose weight, but you may come out of ketosis and the scales can show that you have gained a few kilos, because carbohydrates bind up water in the body. If you tend to eat lots of snacks, it would be more practical to switch to the Slanka Kombi diet.
I have a low blood sugar level. What would be the best way to adhere to the Slanka Maxi diet?
Divide the content of one packet into two portions and add 150 ml water to each. This way you get six meals every two hours out of three packets.
I feel cold all the time.
You may feel cold while your body is burning fat, especially if you have opted for the Slanka Maxi diet. Wear warm clothes, be physically active and drink something hot. Wear warm socks when sleeping.
I have my period.
During your period, weight loss often stops and you may even weigh 2 kilos more and feel bloated. This is caused by water retention. Be concentrated on your goal and weigh yourself once a week. Soon the body will release excess water and your weight will continue to drop.
I want to lose three kilos and in my thighs, not in my chest. What should I do?
Unfortunately, selective weight loss is not possible. During weight loss you lose fat from all over your body. It is not possible to localise fat burning to certain parts of the body.
Why do I have bad breath?
Acetone is a part of ketone bodies and may cause bad breath. Brush your teeth more often and use mouthwash. In addition, try Slanka peppermint drops or Cool Caps, which ensure fresh breath and do not stop ketosis.
Can I eat at weekends something else, if I stick to the Slanka Maxi diet from Monday to Friday?
As soon as you eat anything else except for Slanka powder, your body will stop ketosis. You will feel hungry again and it will be more difficult to continue with the diet. Re-entering ketosis takes another three days.
What are the benefits of the Slanka Maxi diet?
You will break your bad habits. This gives you a chance to lose weight fast and the motivation to continue. It is worth it: over the course of just a week weeks you can lose lots of excess kilos and change your attitude toward eating. Weight loss means changing your eating habits once and for all, for the rest of your life. Take this as the start of your new and simpler life.
I have opted for the Slanka Maxi diet, but I crave for snacks. What can I eat for snacks?
If you have opted for the Slanka Maxi diet, all snacks are forbidden. If the feeling of hunger grows intolerable, eat 2–3 shrimps or a corresponding amount of chicken or fish, because these do not contain carbohydrates. This amount is small enough not to terminate ketosis. Or chew liquorice sticks, but do not swallow them.
Can I eat Slanka bars, if I have chosen the Slanka Maxi diet?
No. These bars contain too many carbohydrates.
BShould I make a break and eat regular food for a change, after I have been on the Slanka Maxi diet for a while? What is the best way to return to eating regular food?
No. After finishing the Slanka Maxi diet, it is recommended to return slowly to eating regular food. The first day, eat 100 grams of meat, fish or shrimps in addition to 3 packets of Slanka powder. The next day, eat 3 packets of Slanka powder, 100 grams of meat or fish and a small amount of boiled vegetables. Switching to regular food should be gradual, otherwise you may suffer from gastric problems. Over the next days eat 3 packets of Slanka powder and one regular meal, but not more than 1000 kcal a day. Slanka powders protect your muscles, providing your body with necessary minerals and vitamins, so that fat burning and weight loss are not stopped. This is a chance to put your self-control to the test. Continue according to this diet plan until you have reached the desired weight. Cutting out Slanka products and switching to regular food too fast involves the risk of you gaining several kilos. This can be caused by water, which is bound up in the body. Later, you can replace certain meals by Slanka powder, to maintain the desired weight. When eating, follow the so-called food plate model. Making Slanka powders a natural part of you life helps you to maintain the ideal weight.
How many carbohydrates can I eat during the Slanka Maxi diet?
None whatsoever.
How many proteins can I eat during the Slanka Maxi diet?
It would be best to eat nothing except for Slanka powders.
Are sugar-free chewing gums and candies allowed?
No, because both contain calories as well as carbohydrates, which keep your body from entering ketosis. Chewing gum contains xylitol or birch sugar, which is a carbohydrate. Brush your teeth often. We recommend Slanka peppermint drops and Cool Caps, which ensure fresh breath.
I’m going to a party on Saturday. What should I do?
Nice to hear, but it is you who decides whether to continue with the Slanka Maxi diet or not. When you are eating and drinking at a party, prefer meat, fish and shrimp and be careful with alcohol. This will not be the end. You will just come out of ketosis and feel hungrier. Do not weigh yourself. Enjoy the party and continue with the Slanka Maxi diet as soon as possible.
I went to a party the other day, ate a bit and drank a glass of wine. Is my diet ruined?
Not at all. You just came out of ketosis, which means that you will feel hungrier and gain a few kilos, because carbohydrates tend to bind up water in the body. When you carry on with the Slanka Maxi diet, your body will lose the excess water, you will continue to lose weight and the feeling of hunger will subside in 2–3 days as you enter ketosis.
Can I work out during the Slanka Maxi diet?
There are high-intensity and low-intensity workouts. Low-intensity workouts involve short training sessions (weight training, tennis, walking) and you can continue with that kind of exercising. It is very important to drink plenty of liquid. High-intensity sessions involve longer and harder training (indoors cycling, aerobics, running, etc.), and as such workouts put lots of pressure on the body, you need to be careful. If you do indoors cycling, you need to drink one more Slanka shake (that is, a fourth packet) – half of it 30 minutes before and half of it after a training session.

About Slanka meals

What is the best way to prepare Slanka shakes?
Slanka products are perfect for preparing in a shaker. Mix the content of one packet with 2.5– 3 dl of water and shake well. A cold milkshake is best served with ice. To prepare a hot shake or soup, use a Slanka shaker without a sieve and warm in a microwave up to 60°C maximum. Consume the shake in 10 minutes. Do not shake a warm shaker, because its cap can pop open from pressure. To give a cold shake thick consistency, use ice and a blender.
How to prepare a soup from Slanka vegetable and chicken powder?
Dissolve Slanka powder in 2.5–3 dl of water, shake without a sieve and warm in a microwave up to 60°C maximum. Wait for a couple of minutes for chicken or vegetable pieces to become soft. Consume the soup in 10 minutes. Do not shake a warm shaker, because its cap can pop open from pressure. For preparing a purée soup, use a blender.
If I have opted for the Slanka Kombi diet, can I eat only 2 packets of Slanka powder and one regular meal a day?
This involves a risk of not getting enough nutrients. We recommend that you eat 3 packets of Slanka powder and one small meal. Thus you will feel better and not so hungry and you will not crave for larger servings. At the same time, your body gets all the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Is there a predetermined time of the day for eating Slanka powders?
Follow your regular eating times. If adhering to the Slanka Maxi diet, it may be a good idea to shift meals to a later time by a couple of hours, because most people feel hungrier in the evening.
What kind of food to eat during the Slanka diet?
When following the Slanka Maxi diet, it would be best to restrict your diet to Slanka powders. When adhering to the Slanka Kombi diet, prefer proteins (meat, chicken, fish) and slow carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the easiest for the body to processes and burn, and, as such, they are used as the primary energy source. That’s why marathon runners eat pasta before running very long distances. When adding some protein, the body continues to burn fat. For example: if you eat fruit (fast carbohydrates), the body uses first these to produce energy and returns then to fat. Therefore we recommend to add proteins to your diet: a piece of meat, shrimps or an omelette of two eggs.
How many points is one Slanka meal (according to the Weight Watchers system)?
One Slanka shake or soup is 2.8 points. A Slanka chocolate bar is about 4.2 points.

Possible side effects

Dizziness
Drink at least 3 litres of water a day when on the Slanka Maxi diet. When feeling drowsy, drink more water.
Bowel movement
Stress, sedentary work, drinking an insufficient amount of water and other factors may affect the stomach. Constipation is a common problem among people whose work is sedentary and stressful. In such a case, we recommend to take fibre pills. Take one pill in the evening of the third day with lots of water. From there on, take half a pill or a whole pill every second day, if necessary. Also, you can prepare flaxseed according to instructions given on the packaging. This does not involve the risk of terminating ketosis and it is very important to ensure regular bowel movement. While you continue to lose weight, it is very important that you feel well.
Why to drink plenty of water?
Our food contains a great amount of water. If you replace regular food with extra low-calorie diet products or Slanka Maxi powders, you should drink plenty of water. Drinking lots of water helps to avoid headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, dry skin and low spirits. Also, water aids the body in discharging toxins, which are the by-product of turning fat into energy. Although falling into the category of food substitutes, Slanka powders feature a high concentration of nutrients and drinking lots of water makes eating them easier and more pleasant.
Why do I have increased urine excretion?
If you eat regular food, you get a larger amount of salts, which bind up water. When dieting, you drink more water and get less salts than usual, because you are not consuming regular food.
I do not feel that well when eating Slanka powders.
Some people do not tolerate large doses of minerals and vitamins. Drinking plenty of water before and after eating Slanka powders alleviates this problem. If this does not work, divide the content of each packet into two portions (that is, 3 packets = 6 meals). Do not forget to drink lots of water.
Sometimes I cannot sleep well when dieting.
This is due to the fact that during ketosis you will feel an influx of energy and do not need as much sleep as usual.
Can I eat Slanka products late in the evening?
It is important to divide three Slanka meals evenly throughout the day according to your usual eating times.
What to do about constipation?
It helps sometimes to drink a glass of warm water and, if you want, take also 1 Samarin pill. Be physically active and drink lots of water. Massage your body with a brush, especially the stomach area. Try fibre pills or mild laxatives. Consult a pharmacist. Take into account the fact that after you have been on the Slanka Maxi diet for some time, your intestines are quite empty and, as a result, bowel movement will be less frequent. It is important that you feel well during dieting. If the Slanka Maxi diet is not suitable for you, switch to the Slanka Combi diet.
Why do I have diarrhoea?
You do not probably tolerate high doses of vitamins and minerals. Divide one Slanka powder into two portions (that is, 3 powders = 6 meals).
Jag tappar hår. Vad beror det på?
En snabb viktminskning, stress, hormonella förändringar m m kan orsaka att man tappar håret. Det är inte produkten i sig som orsakar ditt håravfall utan själva förändringen i din livsstil. Vi rekommenderar dig att gå över till viktprogram Slanka Kombi och äta t ex 2 Slanka plus 2 mindre måltider. När du återgår till att äta vanlig mat kommer ditt hår att växa tillbaka och vår erfarenhet är att håret oftast kommer tillbaka glansigare och fylligare än tidigare.
My friend developed gallstones after losing much weight over a short period of time.
There is a risk of developing gallstones when losing weight very fast. The body gets rid of cholesterol, which turns in the gallbladder into crystals. These crystals may turn into gallstones. However, being overweight also involves the risk of developing gallstones.

Lifestyle changes

Does working out enhance fat burning?
Yes, because it is muscles that burn calories in the body. The body burns a mix of carbohydrates and fat. Low-intensity workout increases the efficiency of fat burning.
Is daily physical activity really as beneficial as told?
Indeed, it is. When working out, you burn mole calories and use more energy. In addition, physical activity supresses the feeling of hunger, you will have a more stable blood sugar level and can better distinguish real hunger from hunger brought on by emotions. Also, exercising helps to lower the blood sugar and cholesterol level: your muscle mass increases, blood pressure and blood fat levels drop and metabolism improves. Adhering to an active lifestyle guarantees faster metabolism around the clock. It is recommended to go every day for a 30-minute walk.
Should I eat anything particular before and after workout sessions?
It is most beneficial to drink water to have your body’s liquid reserves full. You get necessary nutrients from three Slanka powders, which enable the body to burn fat and preserve the muscle mass. The more you eat, the less fat you burn. Be careful when working out during the Slanka Maxi diet. It is important that you feel well during dieting.
The display of an exercise machine indicates that I have burned 420 kcal. How can I be sure that this is true?
A number of factors affect fat burning, such as genes, sex, age, height, movement patterns, hormones, the amount of water in the body, the food we eat, etc. You can never be completely sure. Such calculations are always based on average results and rates. 1 gram of fat is 9 kcal, which means that for losing one kilo of fat you need to burn 9000 calories. This equals 60 minutes of fast walking once a day for the period of one month.
Do extra low-calorie diets affect metabolism?
All known studies indicate that weight loss speeds up metabolism and vice versa. Slanka powders make the body to burn fat and protects muscles.
Does weight loss have an effect on high blood pressure?
Overweight people have double risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor that contributes to the development of other serious health problems. Weight loss is the first step toward controlling high blood pressure. Often a weight loss of 10–20% is enough to stop taking medicines for high blood pressure. If you have lost weight, discuss this subject with your doctor.
How important is it really to count calories?
The amount of calories you get from food vs. the amount of calories you spend is what determines the rate of your weight loss. Knowing the calorie content of different food products may be of great help.
How dangerous is the so-called yo-yo effect?
Yo-yo effect is a sign of wrong eating habits. We lose weight to a certain extent and then gain weight again. Slanka consultants give you advice on the phone, over the Internet or at personal appointments on how to embrace new eating habits and change your attitude to food. Recent studies indicate that permanent overweight is more dangerous than the yo-yo effect. Overweight in itself is a huge health risk.
Should I continue eating healthily after I have achieved the desired weight?
By now, you have changed your eating habits and lifestyle. In order to maintain the desired weight, you should not revert to your old habits. Stick to the new lifestyle for the rest of your life. When the amount of calories you eat exceeds the amount of calories you spend, you will gain weight. Adhere to the food plate model and do not take second servings. Do your best to avoid foods that contain white sugar, white flour and white rice. Be physically active. Find a training routine that works for you. An easy way to reduce your weekly amount of consumed calories is to replace regular food with 5–10 Slanka powders. For the rest of meals, follow the food plate model.
Can I take Slanka powders with me when travelling?
Yes, even to aeroplanes, but not in a liquid form.