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ActiDiet FAQ's

How much will it cost me?

1 week £29.50 - 28 sachets - VLCD 4 meals a day 

2 weeks £55.50 - 56 sachets

3 weeks £76.00 - 84 sachets 

4 weeks £99.50 - 112 sachets 

£22.50 for LCD Pack - 21 meals - 3 of our meals a day plus 1 of your own sensible low calorie low fat low carb meals of approx 300cals. 

£15.50 for a 1 week FLEXI challenge box - you choose 14 meals of your choice - swop 2 of your meals a day for 2 of our meals and see what you lose. 

£30.00 for a taster pack 1 of each meals nearly 10 days, try before you buy

What are the meal choices?

Porridge

Cinnamon and Apple Porridge

Toffee Porridge

Eggs (scrambled/omelette)

Blueberry Pancake

Maple Syrup Pancake

Vanilla Shake

Banana shake

Banoffee Shake

Strawberry Shake

Rich Chocolate Shake

Toffee Shake

Lemon Meringue Pie Shake

Coconut Shake

Lemon & lime Shake

Cookie Dough Shake

Chocolate Brownie Shake

Ice cream Shake

Mint choc Shake

Berry Burst Smoothie

Mango Smoothie

Vegetable Soup

Mushroom Soup

Tom & Herb Soup

Thai Chilli Soup

Chicken sweet corn & noodle Soup

Cottage Pie

Spag Bol

Burger mix

Mushroom Pasta

Mac & Cheese

Red Bean Chilli

Red Thai Curry

Spicy Bombay Potato

Tika style Curry

Mixed Berry Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

How do i do it?  It's as Easy as 1 2 3 4...

4) ActiDiet VLCD is very simple. All you have to do each day is eat four ActiDiet sachets a day. You can also have an extra ie, 1 jelly or a bar or 2 sos bars
In order to achieve best results it is recommended you space these meals out evenly. This will stop your body thinking it is going to be starved and help keep the metabolism going strong.
If you are the type of person who gets hungrier during the evenings and like to have a big supper, saving one meal and doubling up 2 sachets in the evening is ok and might help you avoid other temptations.

3) You can do 3 of our meals a day and a low cal low carb meal at night (or one of our ready meals) of around 300 cals - this is called LCD - still 3 litres of water - this is 29.50 if doing meals of your choice and shakes - Or again you can do just shakes - for 32.50 you will get 10 days of shakes on this plan

2) Another option is the Fleaxi challenge - swop 2 of our meals a day for 2 of yours so ideally you’ll be having 2 of our meals and 2 small meals of your own - we haven't put restrictions on this - you decide - more good food you eatbetter the results but this is for people who are unsure. 19.50 a week

1) Finally we have the shred - swap one meal a day and follow our low fat low carb eating plan to lose weight and a more controled pace.  From just £9.75pw

The different ways to ActiDiet

VLCD - The fastest and simplest plan available: Eat any 4 ActiDiet meals of your choice and drink 2.5 – 3 litres of water each day. It’s as easy as that!

LCD – Similar to VLCD but with added flexibility and a slightly larger 4th meal. Consists of 3 ActiDiet meals + a healthy home cooked meal (guidelines provided) or an ActiDiet LCD ready meal + 2.5 – 3 litres of water per day.

Flexi-Plan - A perfect plan for those who want to change the way they look without really changing their lifestyle. On this plan you simply go about your normal day, just replacing 2 of your usual meals with ActiDiet meals + 2.5 - 3 litres of water per day. A typical day would involve: Breakfast, Lunch an Afternoon snack and Dinner. You choose which ones to replace. We challenge anyone not to be amazed by the results achieved from such an easy plan.

Maintenance or Shred – Congratulations, no you have reached your goal, you just need to maintain your weight. By now you know about portion sizes so to stay on track you just need to replace a regular meal with an ActiDiet meal now & again when you need to in order to maintain your target weight.  This can also be used as a prep to VLCD/LCD replacing 1 meal a day with ActiDiet and then following our Shred eating plan.

 

How does VLCD/LCD work?

ActiDiet allows you to lose weight through a completely natural process. While ActiDieting you will consume fewer calories than your body requires, creating a calorie deficit. Once your body has used up its energy reserves of glycogen it starts to burn fats from it's fat stores. After 2-4 days your body will enter a natural state called Ketosis and will use it’s fat stores to produce energy, resulting in fast, natural weight loss. To stay in ketosis you should follow the program as directed.

What is Ketosis?

A lot of people are confused by the term "ketosis." You may read that it is a "dangerous state" for the body, and it does sound abnormal to be "in ketosis." But ketosis merely means that our bodies are using fat for energy. Ketones (also called ketone bodies) are molecules generated during fat metabolism, whether from the fat in the guacamole you just ate or fat you were carrying around your middle. When our bodies are breaking down fat for energy, most of the it gets converted more or less directly to ATP. (Remember high school biology? This is the "energy molecule.") But ketones are also produced as part of the process.

When people eat less carbohydrate, their bodies turn to fat for energy, so it makes sense that more ketones are generated. Some of those ketones (acetoacetate and ß-hydroxybutyrate) are used for energy; the heart muscle and kidneys, for example, prefer ketones to glucose. Most cells, including the brain cells, are able to use ketones for at least part of their energy. But there is one type of ketone molecule, called acetone that cannot be used and is excreted as waste, mostly in the urine and breath (sometimes causing a distinct breath odour).How to Check your in Ketosis

 

Is there anything i can add to my sachets on VLCD/LCD?

Possible additions to sachets: to add a little variation in taste and texture you can add one item from the table below to one of your meals each day (or you can split it up between several sachets if you prefer)

If you are going to have more than 1 item the divide the grams at the top of the column by how many items you have
eg. Cucumber mushroom and green pepper would be- 
Cucumber is 60g so that would be 20g
Mushrooms are 50 so that would be 16g
Green peppers are 50 so that would be 16g

60g
Celery
Courgette
Cucumber
Lettuce
Pak Choi
Watercress

30g
Aubergine
Avocado
Beetroot
Broccoli
Onion
Celeriac
Chilli
Kale
Leek
Spring Onion
Spaghetti Squash

50g
Asparagus
Bamboo Shoots
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Chicory
Fennel
Green Beans
Mushroom
Green Pepper
Radish
Spinach
Pumpkin
Mange Tout
Parsley
Basil

A sugar free breath spray is allowed too. Sugar free chewing gum is also allowed too.
Fruit teas are allowed. The twinings range is really good as they contain all natural ingredients. Some fruit teas do contain some calories/energy, therefore I would recommend no more than 4-5 cups a day. The water in the tea can also be included towards your daily water intake. Please be aware that some fruit teas may contain aspartame to sweeten. These need to be avoided by ensuring food labels are checked before consumption


Are there any side effects?

You may experience;
Going light headed
Headaches
Moodiness
Tearful
These will pass after the first few days
PLEASE NOTE This does not apply to everyone

Why do i have to drink 2½-3 litres of water a day?

Your kidneys get very lazy on the job when you don't drink enough water and as a result of you not drinking water, your kidneys give most of its unfinished work to your liver.
One of your liver's functions is to help your body burn stored fat for energy and it can't perform that job fully if it has to do the kidney's job also.
By not drinking water you put your liver on double duty, decreasing its fat burning potential and causing you to store more fat. If you drink enough water your kidneys will stop being lazy, do its job of excreting waste products from your body, and…
Your liver can focus 100% on burning stored fat for energy so…
The more water you drink = The less fat you'll store in your body &…
The less water you drink = the more fat you'll store in your body. Water

Avilable from http://www.cheek2chique.co.uk/Weight-Loss-actidiet/ or click the Weight Loss tab

Watch this Video for an idea where to start - i Suggest Rapid Shred found in the special offers tab ... 

 

 

THE MORE YOU DRINK THE MORE YOU SHRINK....

 

WRAP FAQ's

 

HOW TO GET GOOD RESULTS FROM WRAPS.

The ActiDerm wrap treatments are not dehydrative, you will not put back on the 'lost inches' by drinking a glass of water! Provided you follow the instructions we can assure you of the opposite! We actually encourage you to drink plenty of water before and after the treatment to cleanse and flush your system, this can help to achieve further inch loss and tightening of the skin over the following few days.

WRAP benefits

Promotes immediate and long-term inch loss. 
Targets problem areas - buttocks, thighs, stomach and arms. 
Great for men and women. 
Reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. 
Tones and tightens loose skin.
The WRAP was designed to take off inches rather than pounds! We have never claimed weight loss with our wrap - but you will certainly feel firmer and slimmer!

WRAP treatments stimulate inch loss through lymphatic drainage, while stimulating blood flow within the fatty tissues. To put it simply, fat cells are burst and stripped of their poisons after which they are taken out of your system as waste.

Within our bodies we all have interstitial spaces (also called extravascular compartment or tissue space) where toxins and fats gather, an interstitial space is an empty space or gap between cells. Groups of interstitial spaces are commonly referred to as fat cells. Over a period of time these fill with toxins and fats. We add to these depending on our lifestyle.
People who smoke or drink alcohol, eat fatty foods will, on the whole, have more toxins and notice that certain areas are harder to lose, e.g. thighs or buttocks, and however much they diet, their body refuses to alter its shape or size. The WRAP not only achieves excellent lasting inch loss, but it is also a superb treatment that cleanses, detoxifies and tightens the skin.

Where you can Wrap

Getting good results from ActiDerm Inch loss wraps :

One important factor that lots of people miss is that when using the wrap we are working with the lymphatic system, this is a one-way system running round our body from right to left and to ensure we get good stimulation of the lymphatic system you should always begin applying the fluid on the right hand side at the lowest point of the area to be wrapped and rub the fluid well in using clockwise circular motions, staying with this principle, start the wrap at the lowest point and wrap upwards very firmly but no so tight as to restrict blood flow or breathing. The water intake is extremely important as the fat waste and toxins are removed from the body by flushing out - i.e. drinking water. the wrapping with bandages does 2 things one when the fats and toxins are removed it creates in simple terms an empty pocket, the wrap compresses the skin closing the pocket creating inch loss and also stops it just refilling, and in addition it also further stimulates the lymphatic system and it does need to be firmly wrapped to do this and get maximum effect, understanding this and letting your customer know and understand how it works is important in order to get those results, and encourage them to follow your instructions. The other thing to bear in mind is size versus fat store, she may be a generous size 14, or she could be a 12 but she may also have stubborn areas of fat store or deep fat areas, so doing the pinch test will help you to see if the fat cells are deep set and of course the deeper they are the more fluid and massaging you will require to reach them and break them down.

FOR BEST RESULTS.
Whether using lipo fluid or thermo gel, the application process is the same. However; choosing the right product is also important. It is always a good idea to do a pinch test.

How to perform a body fat inch test
1.Measure on your dominant side (if you are right-handed, measure on your right side and vice versa). Pull up the fold of skin and the underlying fat layer as shown above.
2.Grasp the skin fold in a horizontal direction just above the hip bone protrusion
3.Measure the skinfold between the thumb and forefinger.
4.The deeper the fold the deeper the fat cells.
5.Now feel how solid the fold is, if it is soft and pliable all the way through, this indicates that there are fat cells but that they are fairly fluid and will break down easily.
6.If the fold is flabby in some places but solid or harder in others, this is an indication that the fat cells have become solid so will be a bit more stubborn to remove.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRODUCT

1.If the whole skin fold is soft and flabby using either the lipo fluid or thermo gel will achieve the same results; so it is a matter of the models choice
2.If the skin is soft on the outer edge and becomes firmer as it gets deeper, this indicates that there are more stubborn layers of fat cells, the deeper the fold is, so it is a good idea to use lipo to remove the top layer of cells and to advise thermo gel as a standalone application and then wrap with lipo again, this will allow the heating agent in thermo to break down the stubborn more solid fat cells and lipo to remove them as they are softened. You can also alternate with a thermo and then lipo wrap if the customer does not want to use a daily application.
3.If the skinfold is firm all the way through then this indicates solid and stubborn fat cells, so thermo gel would be the natural choice and using it as a wrap and a daily application would achieve best results.
4.We advise a minimum of 6 wraps for best results.
5.If the customer has a target size in mind then the advice is 2 wraps per week until the desired inch loss has been achieved.
6.In the event that the customer wishes to go down several dress sizes then we would recommend her using the appropriate slimming aids to help her achieve this; whilst continuing to use the wraps so that she is still getting inch loss and tightening any loose skin as a result of the weight loss.


Difference Between Lipo fluid & Thermo Quick Explanation

Lipo Fluid – works on the concept of Lipotomy (dissolving clusters of unwanted fat cells) – by using the active ingredients of Lipolysis, the Lipo fluid creates the fat cells to open and drain into the lymphatic system, it also stimulates micro- circulation to encourage drainage so it is then removed from the body as waste, this process is aided by drinking approx. 2 – 2.5 litres of water per day.

Thermo Slimming Gel
Thermo gel - has a high concentrate of slimming actives together with the double micro-encapsulation membrane that helps the active ingredients get directly into the cells, added to this is the heating microcirculation effect which penetrates deep down through the epidermis (up to 40mm) making this fluid extremely effective in breaking down stubborn areas of solid fat cells.
Lipo & Thermo are perfect partner to help target stubborn areas especially on thighs, stomach, buttocks and arms.
Both fluids can be used as a wrap treatment or on their own although the wrap should be used for instant inch loss. This process is also aided by drinking approx. 2 – 2.5 litres of water per day.

TAKING MEASURMENTS
Using the chart provided record the measurements in the before column adjacent to the area being treated.
You should record 2 or 3 measurements, for example if you are doing the tummy area you should record hips, abdomen and waist.
Measure around the area you intend to treat with the tape measure provided.
Mark the position of the tape on the skin with the permanent marker pen.
Mark the skin above and below the tape measure, on the front, sides and back. This is an important step so that when you come to re-measure
after the treatment, you will obtain an accurate and precise record of the inch loss.

 

THE BODY WRAP IS BASED ON A 2 STEP PROCESS – ABSORPTION AND COMPACTION

ABSORPTION
This is the process of applying the product to the area to be treated. Apply approximately a tablespoon of either lipo sculpting fluid or thermo gel by dotting over the area to be treated. Starting on the lowest point and the right hand side of the area you are treating; massage into the skin in a clockwise direction. This stimulates lymphatic drainage and our lymphatic system runs from right to left in our bodies which is the reason it is important to start at the lowest point on the right hand side and to use the clockwise motion.
WRAPPING
Always wrap from the lowest point of the body in an upwards direction. See diagram for an indication of the different potential areas for treatment. You must wrap firmly, but not so tight as to hinder circulation or breathing. Cover the wrapped area with cling film /or a heavy towel.

It is important to retain as much warmth as possible during the process and to ensure the pores open to allow maximum penetration of the solution during the treatment. Leave for 30 minutes.

Give your model a glass of water and ask her to sip it during the period she is wrapped, keep checking from time to time that she is comfortable and is warm, make sure her breathing is regular and not restricted. Most people feel more comfortable standing or laying down, however sitting with their legs up is acceptable and will not hamper the inch loss, but be aware that it is not the most comfortable position for your model.

UNWRAPPING
Unwrap the bandages; there is no need to shower. The solution remains in your skin for three to four days after the wrap – continuing the dual detox and tightening process. Re-measure your chosen area, ensuring that the tape is in the same marked position as when you started.

Record your measurements on the after section of the chart and Compare your measurements to those recorded earlier on the chart. Calculate your total inch loss and no cheating ACTIDERM DON’T NEED TO FAKE IT!

AFTER CARE
We recommend that for 3-4 days after the wrap, you drink at least two litres/four pints of water a day.

The more water you drink the more toxins you are flushing out through your lymphatic system.

This inch-loss process may continue for several days and can be aided by bathing in lukewarm water and not hot water, this allows the solution to remain in your system and continue working.

If you are using the dual product treatment then begin a daily application of the 2nd product the day after the wrap, ideally apply after showering or bathing when the pores will be open allowing deeper penetration. It can be applied to damp skin and should massaged well in until it totally disappears.

Bandages are reusable and should be washed after use on a 30ºc washing cycle - do not use conditioner.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
DO NOT WRAP
Pregnant women should not have the torso wrapped [arms & legs acceptable]
Nursing mothers - Due to the active ingredients in the inch loss fluid it is unsuitable when breast feeding. During breastfeeding, approximately 0.25-0.5 grams per day of secretory IgA antibodies pass to the baby via the milk. This is one of the most important features of colostrum, the breast milk created for newborns. The main targets for these antibodies are probably microorganisms in the baby's intestine. There is some uptake of IgA to the rest of the body, but this amount is relatively small. Also, breast milk contains several anti-infective factors such as bile salt stimulated lipase (protecting against amoebic infections), lactoferrin (which binds to iron and inhibits the growth of intestinal bacteria).
Even though the wraps product ingredients are natural components, the quality of a mother's breast milk may be compromised by the ingredients leading to a breakdown of the colostrum.
IN SIMPLE TERMS THE QUALITY/EFFECTIVENESS OF MILK IS REDUCED
Varicose veins – anyone with varicose veins should not be wrapped as this can cause DVT (deep vein thrombosis) spider veins can be wrapped but avoid wrapping too tightly. If in doubt do not wrap.
Any one less than 6 weeks post-operative should not have the area that has been operated on wrapped. In the case of operations that have incisions the wound area must be completely healed and no open or sore areas visible.
Ulcers or open sores or wounds including cuts and grazes.
Sufferers of claustrophobia.
Cancer during active treatment.
Anyone with skin complaints such as eczema or psoriasis if it is open and sore.
ALWAYS CHECK THAT NONE OF THE ABOVE APPLY

DON’T FORGET THE MEN IN YOUR LIVES! 
Slmming wraps for men. Just imagine what we could achieve on your husband, partner or Dad if these are the sorts of results we are seeing on ourselves.

As with our little indulgences, men have them too. Be it a pint of beer on a Friday night, perhaps followed by a curry or simply not being able to resist the temptation of your home cooking and that ever-naughty ‘second helping’!

Explain that most men’s problem areas are their stomachs. Maybe the man in their life is just on the verge of a 34” waist to 36” waist. Imagine having to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe of size 36” trousers versus the price of a slimming wrap!!

As with the advice given for women, just a little exercise, increasing their daily water in-take and focusing for a week or two on a healthy eating plan, (including cutting down on the beer) the results will be outstanding. 
Perhaps something you could both do together, there’s nothing like encouraging each other along the way!

Available from http://www.cheek2chique.co.uk/Slimming-Inch-Loss/ or click the Skin/Boy tab and then slimming-inch-loss tab

HYDRA SLIM FAQ's

Put real power into your weight loss regime.

This delicious blend of powerful weight loss super-fruits and botanicals features concentrated Acai Berry and African Mango juices combined with Oolong, Green & Red tea leaf.

Hydra-Slim helps rid your body of any toxins it may have accumulated and also helps to boost your body’s metabolism, particularly its ability to metabolize carbohydrates, glucose and fats.

This dietary supplement helps reduce bloating, reduce water retention & speed up digestion, resulting in a flat tummy sensation, while fennel seeds help eliminate gases.

No added sugars. Used daily, Hydra-Slim will restore and re-balance your body's internal systems, naturally.

Nutritionally developed beverage aids weight loss, controls appetite and keeps you feeling full without the sugar rush.

 

Ingredients:Pure Acai Phenolics, Oolong tea leaf. Green tea leaf, African Mango juice concentrate, Meadowsweet flower heads, Black radish root, Dandelion leaf, Ash leaf, Quackgrass rhizome, Elder flowers, Fennel seed. Agave syrup, Blackcurrant juice concentrate.

Directions:Take 20mls in 500ml of water per day, sipped over a 6 hour period during the day for the 1st week then reduce to 10ml there onwards...

Order via my shop http://www.cheek2chique.co.uk/Slimming-Supplements/ for delivery to your door...

People always ask me "what does Hydra -Slim do?

"Where do I start?

Since using Hydra Slim i have quality sleep and no more afternoon slumps....

Personally in the first few days you wee loads, it rids your body of toxins and excess water. It also makes bowel movements "regular" not at all like a laxative, but just healthy.  So great for IBS...my customers who take Hydra Slim for IBS have amazing results...

Once all the toxins and waste are out of your system, you are left with a super flat tummy feeling. That's thanks to those fennel seeds.Because your drinking through the day it can also suppress the appetite, I find I don't crave sweet stuff as much.

Your body is being pumped with 100% natural vitamins, super fruits and nutrients. Lots are well known in the slimming industry like, acai berry, African mango and red and green tea leaf.Your metabolism is given a boost and teamed with a low carb healthy diet, it almost doubles the weight loss that you'd normally get by dieting alone!

This isn't a miracle, if you eat burgers and junk every day you'll be lucky to lose weight, however used correctly along with a healthy balanced diet, and 2 litres of water the lbs will fly off!

Hydra-Slim is safe to keep using , lots use it for IBS, water retention and bloating long term.   I also use it after a night on the tiles and wen i wake in the motning to prevent hangover...no more being out of it all day for me!

You can purchae Hydra Slim £25 or Hydra-Slim (250ml) with Sports Bottle £26 or Hydra Slim 6 week course £51

Available from http://www.cheek2chique.co.uk/Slimming-Supplements/ or click the WeightLoss tag and go to Slimming Supplements. 

Ever wondered why ActiDerm Hydra Slim is so good for you?
Take a look at its ingredients and what it does
 

ACAI
- Keeps cholesterol low
- Maintains healthy heart and fights heart disease which aids the digestive process and can help with weight loss.
- Enhance stamina and energy
- Healthy growth and development of the brain
- Helps fight off disease and toxins in the body and also help boost the immune system.
- Helps treatment of skin problems
- Protect stomach the lining to assure maximum absorption of nutrients
- Suppresses appetite
- Reduces body fat
- Helps digestion
- Helps keep a healthy liver
 

MEADOW SWEET
- Acid reflux
- Heartburn
- Gastric and peptic ulcers
- Rheumatic and arthritic pain
 

ELDERFLOWER
- Increases urination, thereby enhancing the elimination of metabolic wastes and toxins from the body.
- Helps reduce inflammation
- Enhances liver function
- Treat allergies
- Arthritis
- Fungal infections
- Gout
- Hayfever
- Headaches
- Liver disorders
- Rheumatism
- Urinary disorders
 

DANDELION LEAF
- Benefits the liver
- Benefits the gall bladder
- Natural diuretic
- Helps remove excess water and toxins
- Promotes bile
- secretion from the liver
- Improved bile flow makes the body metabolize fat
- Optimizes cholesterol
 

ASH LEAF
- Helps bladder health
- Helps kidney health
- Helps digestion health

QUACKGRASS
- Good for respiratory disorders
- Good for urinary disorders
- Improves digestion
- Cleans gastrointestinal tract

AFRICAN MANGO
- Speeds up metabolism
- Burns fat
- Contains loads of vitamin B
- Increases energy
- Regulates how the body absorbs glucose
- Increases blood flow so better circulation

OOLONG TEA
- Stimulates your body to burn fat
- Increases energy
- Detoxifying properties
- Reduces cholesterol
- Clears unwanted toxins
- Reduces stress
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Strengthens teeth
- Treats skin problems such as rashes and eczema
- Strengthens your immunity

BLACK RADISH
- Maintains natural health of the liver
- Maintains health of gallbladder
- Maintains health of urinary tract
- Maintains health of digestive tract
- Helps maintain and support a normal healthy thyroid
- Helps maintain a healthy respiratory tract

FENNEL SEED
- Reduces gases
- Protects from cancers and infections
- Anti aging properties
- Eases constipation
- Lowers cholesterol
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps indigestion

AGAVE SYRUP
- Provides sweetness without sugar rush
- Lowers blood pressure
- Good for skin conditions

BLACKCURRANT JUICE CONCENTRATE
- Gives energy
- Helps arthritis
- Helps kidney problems
- Helps stomach, bowel and lung ailments
- Increases blood flow so encourages healthy heart
- Helps circulation
- Reduces muscle fatigue

GREEN TEA LEAF
- Reduces cholesterol
- Reduces heart disease
- Helps rheumatoid arthritis
- Lowers risk of cancer

RED TEA LEAF
- Improves the health of the heart
- Anti aging benefits
- Thought to have cancer preventatives
- Promotes blood flow to the brain without over stimulating the brain
- Sharpens concentration
- Lowers the risk of a stroke and heart attacks
- Lowers cholestrol
- Maintains normal blood pressure
- Fights gum bacteria
- Reduces plaque build up
- Can help relieve diarrhea
- Maintains healthy digestive tract

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