A popular meal replacement diet in the U.K.
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.
- 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
- 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
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