Why KicStart™?

KicStart™ VLCD is a complete meal in the form of a shake or soup. 

By replacing a normal meal with a KicStart™ VLCD, a bigger reduction in the total "Energy In" (measured in kilojoules or calories) can be achieved than can normally be achieved with a self prepared meal.

This significant reduction in "Energy In" can help accelerate or "kick start" initial weight loss whilst satisfying hunger and maintaining the essential intake of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and trace elements.

KicStart™ VLCD has been carefully formulated to strict medical standards. Some of the key features of its formulation are

►  A unique combination of dairy proteins to satisfy hunger and protect muscle mass while you are losing weight.

►  Soluble dietary fibre to help satisfy hunger for longer, help reduce cholesterol absorption and reduce the risk of  constipation.

  26 different vitamins and minerals, including essential electrolytes and trace elements, to ensure nutritional balance, good health and vitality.

►  Low in sugar - to help regulate your blood glucose levels.

  Low in saturated fat - shown to be detrimental to heart health.

KicStart™ Ingredients and Nutritional Information


Vanilla Bean Shake Pumpkin & Herb Soup
Chocolate Deluxe Shake Creamy Chicken Soup
Cafe Latte Shake Italian Style Tomato Soup
Strawberry Sundae Shake Asian Beef Soup
Tropical Banana Shake  
Caramel Fudge Shake  


KicStart™ Serving Suggestions and Tips

There are many ways you can prepare and enjoy KicStart™ shakes and soups.

Find out more.


Government Guidelines: Intensive interventions to support weight loss

A reduction in total energy intake remains the basic mechanism whereby all dietary weight loss occurs.

Meal replacement products reduce portion size and consequently energy intake.

The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (2013) Clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity in adults, adolescents and children reports:

Section 6.2.1, Very low-energy diets:

Practice Point: Very low-energy diets are a useful intensive medical therapy that is effective in supporting weight loss when used under medical supervision. They may be a consideration in adults with BMI > 30 kg/m2, or with BMI > 27 kg/m2 and obesity related comorbidities, taking into account the individual situation.