Elan is dedicated to help you achieve your health and wellness goals, Elan therefore forges long-lasting partnerships with health care practitioners across disciplines and deliver nutritional solutions that work. Elan supplies a wide range of nutritional supplements worldwide that enable you to pursue a lean and healthy lifestyle.

Responsible weight loss

Prior to a medical intervention it is possible that you will be advised by your practitioner to lose a few / many kilos in a short period of time in order to increase the chances of success of your operation. For you, this means that you will have to drastically change your eating habits during this period. The so-called hospital diet is a diet that contains significantly fewer calories than a normal diet. The purpose of a hospital diet is to lose as many pounds of fat as possible in the shortest possible time. By following a hospital diet you can lose a few pounds of body weight per week.

If you want to lose weight in a short period of time, it is important to greatly reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your diet. Carbohydrates is a collective name for all types of starch and sugars. You can find carbohydrates in, for example, bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, legumes, sugary drinks (syrup, soda and fruit juice), fruit (also dried fruit), cake and sweets. When following a hospital diet it is important that you consume very limited products that are rich in sugar or starch.

Because the body is offered little carbohydrates, the reserves of carbohydrates stored in the liver, also called glycogen stores, are used up. This reduces the glycogen reserves in the liver, causing the liver to shrink. In this process, the body switches to burning fats faster, which means that the fat reserves are used. As a result, the fat reserves around the organs will also shrink somewhat.

In addition to reducing carbohydrates in the diet, it is important to pay attention to the fats in the diet. Therefore, avoid as much fat and high-fat foods in your diet as possible. It is, however, important to use oil and cooking fat when cooking the meal. This is important because these products contain fat-soluble vitamins that are essential for the body.

Elan Weight Loss capsules
Are you overweight and do you want to lose weight? The Weight Loss capsules from Elan support you in losing weight. The Weight Loss capsules can be just that little bit of extra support in the difficult battle against the (Corona) kilos. Also if you want to lose weight prior to undergoing a (bariatric or weight loss) operation, the Weight Loss capsules from Elan can be of value for you. If you undesirably gain weight again (years) after your bariatric or weight loss operation, the Weight Loss capsules could help you in the right direction again.

The Weight Loss capsules are a dietary supplement for weight management, weight loss stimulation, fat burning increase and appetite reduction! Effective weight management support is provided when the Weight Loss capsules are used in conjunction with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Elan Whey Protein shake
You can use protein powder to supplement the hospital diet. Elan developed a Whey Protein shake with a vanilla flavor for this purpose. It is recommended to make a shake out of your protein powder. You can use your own or a Elan shaker to make the shake. To take in enough protein you can choose from 1 of the options below:

  • 1 shake for breakfast (instead of the curd cheese): 200 ml of skimmed or semi-skimmed (soy) milk or buttermilk and 30 grams of Elan Whey Protein shake powder, possibly supplemented with 1 tablespoon of broken flax seeds.
  • 1 shake for in between (instead of a glass of dairy): 200 ml (soy) milk or buttermilk and 15 grams of protein powder Elan Whey Protein shake powder or 200 ml of water and 30 grams of Elan Whey Protein shake powder.

For an optimal result, mix the moisture with the powder in a shaker or a blender.

Do not use a shake more than once a day as described in the options above.