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LighterLife

A popular meal replacement diet in the U.K.

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LighterLife is a diet program that is designed for overweight men and women who have a BMI over 25. This meal replacement diet is available only in the U.K. and has helped many lose weight. LighterLife is a very low-calorie diet that includes drinking shakes called Total Balance Foodpacks in addition to eating one conventional meal.

The LighterLife program puts your body in a state of ketosis during which your body switches from primarily using glucose for energy to primarily using stored body fat and dietary fat sources for energy. Ketosis not only brings about fat loss but it also suppresses your appetite over time.

If you live in the U.K., Foodpacks can be picked up at a nearby LighterLife center. You are also required to attend weekly support group meetings led by your LighterLife counselor.

PRO
  • Will help you lose weight
  • Includes a support and counseling program
  • Addresses the psychological aspect of overeating
  • Meal replacement is proven effective in weight loss
CON
  • Not a long-term solution to weight loss
  • Only available in the U.K.
  • Meal replacement programs do not typically result in sustained weight loss
  • Very low in calories
DIET and NUTRITION

The LighterLife program is an extremely low calorie and high protein diet. Each daily Total Balance Foodpack contains an average of 530 calories, 50 grams of carbohydrates, 50 grams of protein, 14 grams of fat and 75 to 100 percent of your daily recommended vitamin and mineral needs. You'll consume broths, teas, shakes and soups.

You are also allowed to eat one meal each day while on this program. You will discuss what is contained in this meal with your LighterLife counselor.

EXERCISE

You are encouraged to exercise while on the LighterLife program, but the specifics of the regimen are not given.

CONCLUSION

LighterLife is a weight loss program designed for overweight men and women who want to become healthier and reduce their risk of health-related illnesses and diseases. Although this program is only available in the U.K., it is similar to other very low calorie American diets that are based on eating prepacked meal replacement foods and attending weekly support groups. Since this diet is so calorically-restricted, maintaining the weight that has been lost may be difficult.

Common Mispellings

Lighter Life, Liter Life, Lighter-Life


Related Diets: Weight Watchers, Biggest Loser Meal Delivery Plan, Bistro MD, DineWise, eDiets Deliciously Yours, Jenny Direct, Medifast , Nutrisystem, The Fresh Diet


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(Page 1 of 1, 14 total comments)

Kerry

I know 3 work colleagues who used LighterLife. Initial very rapid weight loss. The problems occurred when they stopped. They piled the weight back on and each added around 2 kilos to their weight before LighterLife. £66 per week? Are they having a laugh? Simple maths. Burn more calories than you consume and you'll lose weight at the rate of 1 lb per 3,500 calories below your recommended allowance (c. 2,400/day for a man. 2,000/day for a woman) Spend £50 per month on a decent gym. to help maintain the weight when you reach your target. it aint rocket science.

posted Aug 27th, 2013 1:30 pm


Nic

Is there something similar to LighterLife in Germany?

posted Feb 22nd, 2013 2:09 pm


elizabeth price

Been on it for a month I personally feel great and am loosing weight.I will go on a maintenance programme afterwards.

posted Sep 25th, 2011 7:57 pm


Lin

I am doing a similar diet in Holland and I have to say it does work I lost 10Kg in just a few weeks. Now I use the diet plan to keep the weight off and I have been educated how to eat sensibly.

posted Aug 3rd, 2011 5:56 am


Hannah

It costs for lighter life total (28 foodpacks) £72 p/w or lighter life lite (21 foodpacks and a meal) £52 p/w. I have lost 3stone in 3 months but now going to weight watchers to loose the last stone so I know how to eat sensibly in the future. Great for looking at WHY you eat but I know how to maintain my weight (I was 14stone for nearly 3 years!!)

posted May 1st, 2011 1:47 pm


Jemma

Fantastic diet, have lost 2 1/2 stone in 9 weeks I feel great and can see results. A tad expe3nsive but worth it as my counsellor is brilliant and Im learning how to understand why i got overweight in the first place.

posted Dec 2nd, 2010 10:35 pm


Elaine Nesbitt

I was all set for this diet, got medical approval as requested and went to first meeting. The food replacement sachets are awful. I was heaving with every mouthful. The only one that tasted half ok was the vegetable soup. This cannot be good for you. Sensible eating and increased exercise is the only way. Was disappointed to see the staff over weight - not a great selling point.

posted Jul 14th, 2010 6:04 pm


Holly

I have been on LL for 4 weeks. I didn't honestly believe in diets like this until I saw a friend lose 8 stone and keep it off for 2 years and counting. It is the best thing I have ever done. I have lost over a stone so far, two more to go. It is quite expensive weekly but for the price (£66) you get all your food for the week, constant support and two hours of councilling, which is great value. I would advise anyone who can afford it to give it a try. You do however need to be in the right mind set. I have seen countless people complain they put the weight straight back on. It doesn't take a genius to know if you eat the same unhealthy food, you will put weight on. You need to make an informed choice. I know it is they best thing I have ever done.

posted Oct 14th, 2009 8:41 am


Ange

I lost 8 stone 2 years ago in 8 months and have not put it back on - I feel just great!.

If I went back to the way I used to eat i would put it all back on I just eat healthy now and more than I used to but its less calories.

posted Sep 3rd, 2009 10:21 am


jai williams

can anyone tell me how much this costs per week or month?

posted Aug 17th, 2009 7:37 am


Rebecca

Fantastic but i do believe you have to see it through and do the full return to food program to see the benefit and keep the weight off. I've lost 3 stone 5lbs in 11 weeks.

posted Aug 8th, 2009 4:12 pm


Sophie

I have only been doing it for 4 days, but so far have already lost a few pounds and am loving it!

posted Jul 3rd, 2009 8:19 am


christine

WILL GIVE YOU ALL YOUR CONFIDENCE BACK IN MATTER OF WEEKS BUT BEWARE AS IT COULD MAKE YOU BIGGER THAN BEFORE. NOT A SENSIBLE WAY OF LOOSING WEIGHT. I DID AND LOST 3 STONES IN 12WKS BUT PUT ON 5STONES A YEAR LATER!!

posted Jan 28th, 2009 9:07 am


sue

Lost 3 stones in 3 months. Worked for me as it took away the problem of what to eat. However, quite expensive on a weekly basis

posted Jan 11th, 2009 3:36 pm



   
 

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