Lighter Life Diet Plan
Making some regular use of radio and TV advertising recently is the plan provided by Lighter Life.
Their adverts have featured popular actress Pauline Quirke, who almost before our eyes lost an amazing amount of weight while appearing on favourite soap Emmerdale.
The Lighter Life Diet plan is probably one of the most extreme plans that we have ever reviewed and offers a choice of three programs:
Lighter Life Total – developed for those with a BMI of 30 or more. Quite simply, you eat four Lighter life food packs with no conventional food whatsoever.
Lighter Life Light – For those with a BMI of between 25 and 29.9. you eat 3 foodpacks and one regular meal.
Lighter Life For Men – The same as Lighter Life Total but developed for men..
The Lighter Life Total plan has helped dieters lose some quite staggering amounts of weight, often really quickly. But as with most things that appear really good, there is a catch.
You are not allowed to eat any single piece of regular food, no fruit, vegetables or anything.
How Does The Lighter Life Plan Work
The lighter life program follows a very low calorie diet combined with counselling, depending on what plan you are following, you will just eat 4 food packs containing soups, shakes, mousses and bars.
With normal food banned or restricted to just one meal, you will intake just 500 calories per day.
Every week you will be asked to attend group sessions with a lighter life counseller who will help and educate you about food and how to keep the weight off after the plan has ended.
Can Anybody Join
You will need to have a high BMI (over 25) and see your doctor prior to joining the plan, these very low calorie diets should only be followed under strict medical supervision.
How Long Does The Program Work
The initial commitment is for 100 days (16 weeks) after this time, you will then be gradually be reintroduced to regular foods gradually cutting back on food packs.
You need to drink at least 4 litres of water per day, to ensure that you keep fully hydrated, and to help the flushing of toxins out of your body in your urine. (These toxins are a by-product of fast fat loss)
How Much Can I Lose
The general aim is to lose a stone (14lbs) a month, although there have been reports of some dieters losing this in the first week.
Does A Plan This Extreme have Any Side Effects
Where do we start? Very low calorie diets can almost be dangerous unless correctly followed and monitored. Dieters on this plan could suffer from one of more of the following:
- Dry Skin
- Menstrual Changes
- Saggy Skin
- Muscle Loss
The National Obesity Forum also has the following warnings about these sort of diets – they suggest that more serious problems are possible – These include
- Cardiac Disturbances
Our Thoughts On The Lighter Life Plan
A plan this extreme should only ever be entered into after medical checks and under supervision. The plan barely provides enough calories to enable the body to function.
Its not much fun and we can imagine that there a good many dieters who don’t see it through.
Cost wise, the plan costs about £66 per week.
Alternative Program – Highly Recommended
This plan is more about healthy eating, education and provides dieters with everything they need to lose 14lbs a month.
Amanda assures members that they will lose 5lbs in the first week if they follow her program.
It costs from £ 14.95 per month