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Wheyless has been designed to be used with milk and mixes well into 200mL of milk of your choice, e.g:  full-fat; light; skim; oat; rice; almond or soy.  You could also use coconut water or natural yoghurt. Place 1.5 scoops (or 1 heaped scoop of the Double Chocolate) into a protein shaker or wide-neck bottle and keep this at your work desk or in your bag; add your desired liquid base and shake to dissolve for a no-fuss instant protein drink.  Alternatively it makes a great smoothie using the blender, adding in fruit, yoghurt and your choice of liquid.

It's best not to heat the Wheyless or add to hot liquid as it could affect the product.

Wheyless shakes are different to other meal replacements/protein powders because of what they do contain and also what they don’t:

Wheyless Shakes DO Contain:

  • 15-16g protein from Whey Protein Concentrate and Isolate
  • Branched Chain Amino Acids
  • 12 Vitamins including the natural forms of Vitamin E 
  • 11 Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • LactiumⓇ
  • up to 6.5 billion CFU live probiotics per serve from 6 strains
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Natural sweetener - Xylitol
  • 10.4 - 11.7g carbohydrate per serve
  • 1.6 - 2.4g fat per serve
  • Wheyless shakes are a part of a Weight Management Program which includes recipes for healthy eating and an exercise plan to suit people of every level.

Wheyless Shakes DO NOT Contain:

  • Gluten
  • High Lactose - only 0.8g per serve (Most lactose intolerant individuals can tolerate up to 12g per day)
  • Casein
  • Soy
  • Artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives 
  • GMO ingredients
  • Added Sugar

It will last 10 days if taken twice daily as per the directions of the label, Please read the label. Serving size may vary between flavours.

Please follow the directions on the label of your Wheyless as serving size does vary between flavours.  A serving of Double Chocolate Wheyless equals 1 heaped scoop due to the higher density of the powder with this flavour.  A serving of the other flavours is 1.5 scoops.

Wheyless containing whey protein is an excellent choice for vegetarians who include dairy products in their diet.

Wheyless protein is very light and settling of the product occurs over time. The container does have the correct weight as per the serving size on the label.

Losing weight when working irregular shifts is possible! The best time to have your Wheyless breakfast smoothie would still be after you wake up (even if it is at 7pm) as your body will need the energy and nutrition provided by Wheyless to kick off your "day". Your biggest challenge will probably be avoiding sugary and fatty snacks. Try to pack healthy meals high in low-fat protein, such as skinless chicken breast, and have some almonds handy if you are feeling peckish throughout the night. Most of all, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!

A new diet and exercise plan can shock the body into delivering fast results - that is, until the body adapts to the new routine. This is why variety is such an important part of the weight loss process. Mix things up by varying the foods that you are eating and your fitness routine. Keep a food diary to assess your diet and lifestyle, and exercise routine. Wear a pedometer to see how much physical activity you are achieving each day. Another thing to keep in mind is that the Wheyless Programs also help you build muscle mass, and muscle weighs more than body fat. If you have increased muscle mass then you will weigh more... this is a good thing though, as more muscle mass assists with greater fat loss.

Remember: It's not all about the scales - but how your clothes fit!!

For the Wheyless Weight Management Program, we recommend no more than 5000-6300 kilojoules (1200-1500 calories) daily. For a clearer guide on calorie counts, www.calorieking.com.au is a good reference point.

Vegetables and fruit should be considered as your main source of carbohydrates while on the Intensive Program. Once you've achieved your healthy weight and are looking to maintain this weight, complex whole grain carbohydrates can be introduced as part of the Wheyless Maintenance Program.

The general amount of protein recommended per day is 0.8-1.0g/kg (see Australian Institute of Sport). That means that if you are 70kg, you should be consuming at least 56g of proteins per day, and that's if you're not exercising. Two serves of Wheyless per day gives you a total of 30g protein per day.

We recommend that Wheyless is consumed immediately after blending or shaking. That's because, yes, its nutritional composition does change somewhat, but mostly, it tastes so much better when freshly blended! 

Wheyless has a low Glycaemic Index and is meant to create a feeling of fullness. It is perfectly normal to not feel hungry while on the Wheyless Program. If you are feeling bloated, this can sometimes occur when first starting a high protein diet. We've added probiotic bacteria to Wheyless to help the body cope with these changes, but it's possible that your digestive system is taking a little longer to adjust, and it should subside after just a few days. If discomfort persists, or if you are concerned, don't be afraid to speak to your healthcare professional.

Anyone can use Wheyless; it's not all about weight management. You can most certainly enjoy Wheyless as a nutritious fruit smoothie during the day for a source of protein, probiotics, minerals and vitamins - nutrients that your body needs for lean muscle development, healthy bones, general wellbeing, and other nutritional benefits.

You are most likely not following the Wheyless weight management program.  Please click here to download the booklet and ensure you are following all dietary guidelines.

If you are following all dietary guidelines other reasons might be:

  • Poor sleep - hormonal disturbances impair fat burning and promote fat storage due to lack of sleep. The body looks for another way to find energy and quick fuel such as cakes and biscuits to fill the requirement.
  • Stress - when the body is under stress it makes more of a hormone that actually increases the appetite and stores fat - generally around the mid-section.
  • Hormones influence weight and cravings and any sudden shifts or even mild imbalances can have a huge effect on weight gain.
  • Medications have side effects of which weight gain and gastrointestinal disturbances are common - you may need to discuss this with your healthcare practitioner.
  • Water is a natural appetite suppressant and quite often hunger is mistaken for thirst - try increasing your water intake.
  • Weight loss is a shift in personal attitude, a lifestyle change that will work if there is some goal setting. Keep a food diary which can help keep a check on food intake.
  • Quite often there has been a body shape change which can be measured via the waist, or how clothing fits, even though there has been no weight loss which is also significant to the goal.

 

  • A new diet and exercise plan can be a shock to the system initially till the body adapts to a new food plan and exercise routine.  Some people experience results immediately, while others may take a few weeks to get going.
  • Variety is an important part of the process and you need to mix things up by varying the foods that you are eating and varying your fitness routine.
  • Muscle weighs more than body fat and if you have increased muscle then you will weigh more even though this will assist with better fat loss.
  • Fluid retention due to hormones and monthly cycles can happen. Stress can also produce a hormone cortisol which can lead to inflammation and fluid retention.
  • Keep a food diary to assess your diet and lifestyle.
  • Wear a pedometer to see how much physical activity you are achieving each day.
  • Set a series of short term goals to keep you motivated.
  • Take your physical measurements regularly as this is a more accurate indicator of body composition changes than weight alone.

Diarrhoea can be a problem for anyone making changes to their diet. Acute diarrhoea may last 1-2 days and usually resolves on its own without any special treatment.

It is possible that changes you've made to your diet by starting on the Wheyless program have caused a digestive disturbance.  You may be experiencing some difficulty adapting to the xylitol natural sweetener in Wheyless or if you are mixing your Wheyless with milk, you may be experiencing some intolerance to the lactose or casein in the milk, which can be difficult for some people to digest.

Other causes can include viral, bacterial, parasitic infections, reactions to medication, intestinal diseases, such as Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis and functional bowel disorders such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

We'd recommend that you start slowly with a half serve of Wheyless per day building up to a full serve and then two servings per day if you choose.

If your diarrhoea persists, stop taking your Wheyless and consult with your healthcare practitioner.

This symptom can occur when first starting a diet higher in protein than you're accustomed to.  It indicates your digestive system is taking some time to adjust to the change and should subside after a few days.

It may be that you are not drinking sufficient water or that you are not getting sufficient fibre and/or essential fats.  Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water or equivalent every day.  Increase your "good" essential fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) found in nuts and seeds, avocados, olive oil and oily fish and bump up your vegetable intake which can add soluble fibre to your diet and help promote digestion and elimination.

A change in diet can cause digestive disturbances or highlight issues within the gastrointestinal tract that sometimes need to be addressed such as food intolerances, allergies or dysbiosis.  Also introducing a natural diet full of fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds can cause disturbances as it may provide a higher amount of fibre than usual in the diet.  It is recommended to start off with one serving per day of Wheyless and build up to the recommended serving, this will help the body adjust.  It may be best to take the Wheyless with water, yoghurt and some fruit or an alternative to milk such as rice milk, in the event milk consumption is an issue. Wheyless contains active friendly bacteria that replenish the good bacteria in the intestinal tract and help restore normal bowel function over time. 

There are no documented side effects provided a person does not have an allergy to dairy proteins or does not need to restrict dairy products for medical reasons. If you are allergic to dairy proteins please consult with your healthcare practitioner before consuming any type of whey protein.

Wheyless can be mixed with 200mL of water, non-dairy beverage or low-fat natural yoghurt, and still produce the same effects as mixing it with low-fat milk. 

We do not recommend consuming Wheyless with hot milk, as the whey in Wheyless is denatured when it is heated. In other words, its composition changes, much in the same way as when eggs are scrambled and put into a frying pan - the egg changes as it is heated and becomes something different. And while most of us enjoy eggs when cooked, some training camps recommend raw egg white. We're not quite sold on that idea, but much of Wheyless' nutritional value is lost when heated, so best to have it as a cool, refreshing shake.

Yes, avocados are a great choice as part of the Wheyless Weight Management Program. They are nutrient-dense and contain monounsaturated fats which are much better than the saturated fats you get from fatty meat. Avocados are also a wonderful source of fibre and vitamins C and E, which are antioxidants and brilliant for the skin.

It is not recommended to have diet soft drinks while on the Wheyless Program, as the focus is to make a lifestyle change and consume healthy foods. Whilst diet drinks do not contain any calories, unfortunately they are full of lots of other artificial sweeteners which disrupt appetite control and are more likely to increase cravings. If you feel you must have soft drinks, remember: everything in moderation.

It's good that you are adding some fruits to your shakes if you feel that you aren't completely full after drinking the shakes - it also boosts the nutritional benefits. While it is fine to add fruit to your shakes, just remember: everything in moderation! Even good foods shouldn't be eaten in too large a quantity.

Some low-fat dressings can be okay to add to food, however commercial brands of low-fat dressings tend to be loaded with sugar, salt and other additives, such as preservatives and thickeners - all things that you need to cut out from your diet to reduce your toxic load.

It is better to make your own dressings. A simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice and fresh herbs could be an option, or, if you prefer oil-free, mix up some dijon mustard with red wine vinegar. A third alternative is apple cider vinegar and water with some cracked pepper. A different one again is an Asian-style dressing with light soy sauce, ginger, fresh lime juice, rice wine vinegar and chilli if desired. The options are endless!

Our answer here depends on which Wheyless Program you are following. If you are currently on the Intensive Program, we recommend that you limit your carbohydrate intake (you will still be getting carbs from your fruit and vegetable intake). If, however, you have achieved your healthy weight and are following the Maintenance Program, you may re-introduce more carbohydrates to your diet. We recommend complex carbohydrates which are low in GI and slow releasing - these will help keep you fuller for longer!

We recommend that when making your food choices, your daily intake does not exceed 5000-6300 kilojoules (1200-1500 calories).

A handful of almonds, a piece of fruit, vegetable sticks with hummus, a boiled egg, Wheyless Protein Balls.

There are several variables which determine how much weight you can expect to lose per week (such as your current weight, how closely you follow the program, etc.), but results from past studies indicate that the average weight loss to be expected from consuming two Wheyless shakes a day, plus regular exercise and a balanced diet, is 1-2 kilograms per week.

Whey protein is a high quality, low allergenic and easily digested protein, therefore it is highly beneficial as part of weight loss management.

The ingredients contained in Wheyless are not contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation, however it is generally not advisable for pregnant women to use formulated supplementary sports foods without medical or dietetic supervision.

Wheyless is a safe choice as a high quality, high biological value protein.  It is a good choice for diabetics who need to carefully manage their food intake and blood sugar, particularly because of the chromium contained in Wheyless. Please consult with your doctor before taking Wheyless.

Please consult with your doctor before taking Wheyless. It is best to take the Wheyless away from medication as some blood pressure medication impacts potassium levels (dietary mineral contained in Wheyless) and it may be necessary to cut back on potassium containing foods such as bananas, orange juice, sweet potato and avocado. It is recommended to have only one serving per day of Wheyless.

Wheyless can be taken by cancer patients as it is full of vitamins, minerals and glutamine which may boost nutritional status.  Nutrient repletion is often impaired due to lack of appetite and nausea. It is also easy to mix and digest and thus is gentle to their system. It contains zinc and iron for immune health. Please consult with your doctor to discuss taking Wheyless.

Coeliac disease is a reaction to gliadin, gluten protein found in wheat. Wheyless is gluten free and thus can be taken if you have coeliac disease. It is recommended to start off with one serving per day of Wheyless to check for any intestinal sensitivity and build up to the recommended serving. The Wheyless could be beneficial in boosting nutritional requirements which are often reduced due to bowel lining damage.

Wheyless contains 0.8g lactose per serve.  Most lactose-intolerant individuals can tolerate 12g lactose daily, so we’d recommend that you mix Wheyless into whichever lactose free milk option you prefer.

Tocomax is a complex of the natural forms of vitamin E, containing the full spectrum of 8 isomers of vitamin E as found in nature (tocopherols - alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and tocotrienols - alpha, beta, gamma, delta).

Yes.  Although exercise is an important part of the Wheyless Weight Management Program, if you are unable to exercise for any reason, you can still enjoy Wheyless and use it as part of a healthy eating program to help you reach your health goals.

There are no eggs in Wheyless.

There is no fish, seafood or shellfish in Wheyless.

There is 2.3mg caffeine per serve of Iced Coffee Wheyless.

None of the ingredients in Wheyless are contraindicated for children (except in the case of allergy).  Wheyless can be a healthy protein and nutritional supplement for children but it is not recommended as a sole source of nutrition or a weight loss product for children under 15 years.