The Brisbane Obesity Clinic is a Formulite stockist, and we now carry their soups, shakes, and bars in our clinic.
Keep reading as we share more information about these meal replacement products.
Disclaimer: Please seek advice from your healthcare professional to assess your individual needs before using Formulite. This blog post is not sponsored by Formulite.
What is Formulite?
Formulite is a brand that offers nutritionally complete meal replacement products which may be suitable for the preoperative weight loss phase.
Preoperative Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss prior to bariatric surgery has been shown:
- To reduce intra-abdominal / visceral fat
- To reduce the size and volume of the liver
- To allow for easier access to the stomach during the operation
- To improve metabolic status
- To reduce risk of excess blood loss, anaesthetic risk and post-op complications
- To reduce surgery time
- To promote for a shorter recovery
For these many reasons listed above, we recommend that patients undergo an intense weight loss program in the lead up to their surgery.
This weight loss program consists of following a very low calorie diet (VLCD), generally for a minimum of 2 weeks, depending on your body mass index (BMI).
Benefits of Formulite
Formulite is a VLCD product that assists with rapid weight loss.
Other benefits of Formulite include:
- High in protein (30-35g per shake, 12-22g per soup)
- Low in carbohydrates and sugar
- A good source of fibre, digestive enzymes and probiotics
- Contains 24 added vitamins and minerals
- Offers a variety of flavours
- Gluten free
- Low in lactose
Formulite Shakes and Soups
At the Brisbane Obesity Clinic we stock Formulite’s meal replacement shakes and soups.
Shake flavours include:
- creamy vanilla,
- choc hazelnut, and
Soup flavours include chicken, beef and vegetable.
Formulite soups are a great source of lupin flakes (a high protein and fibre legume), which is designed to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Did you know that Formulite now have bars?
Formulite bars are a tasty, nutritious and a convenient snack or meal replacement product. Each bar consists of 2 pieces, which means you could have 1 piece as a snack option, or have both pieces for a meal replacement.
They come in 2 delicious flavours; Choc crisp and Lemon coconut. Each bar provides roughly 240 calories and 20 grams of protein. They are gluten free, low in carbohydrates and a good source of fibre (5.4g fibre in each bar).
Where can I find Formulite products?
Formulite can be purchased online, at select Malouf pharmacies, or in our clinic.
Here at Brisbane Obesity Clinic, we stock individual bars for $5 each or a box of 7 bars for $35.
Give them a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!