Written on: 07/12/2008 by yazz1977 (1 review written)
I have been trying to lose weight for over 20 years and have been a yo-yo dieter all my life. I have tried WW, SW, Atkins and many others, the most weight I have lost in the past is 4st but as all yo-yo dieters I put that back on and more every time i lost it. Lighterlife is in a league of their own compared to these diets as they offer therapy in weekly group activities using CBT and TA theories which help you get to the core of the real problem as to why you choose to overeat and eat when... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008
Very happy with loss, but scared of what might happen. Reading horror stories of how people put on even more weight than they lost. I am meticulously deciding daily the foods I intend to introduce into my new life style. I think the people who gained big amounts of weight were at fault themselves. After such a struggle of abstaining to go back to old ways is a SHAME. Where is the will power? (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008 by melrao (1 review written)
I would recommend this diet for anyone who needs to lose 3 or more stone and because you have monthly medical check ups with your doctor it isn't dangerous. Im 23 yrs old I done this diet last year and lost 3.5 stone in 3 months my mum also done it and she lost 4 stone and has maintained her size 10 figure however after my 14 weeks I decided to have a break as I was going on holiday that was the biggest mistake I have ever made as after my holiday I never returned to the diet and have... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2008 by CC amanda
None really, how can this person review a diet system after only two weeks?
Counselling comments were positive but then how can this person really rate this as effective after only two weeks.
I have been on Lighterlife now for seven months. It's the most effective weight loss programme I have ever been on. That's not to say it's always easy.
I have found abstinence from food to be empowering. The counselling has helped me realise I have a significant eating disorder. On the food packs I... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2008
I have struggled with being overweight and obese since teenage years and yo-yo dieted all my adult life. At 61, determined to be fit to do the Inca Trail to raise money for Breast Cancer Research as several friends had died, I knew that the weight had to go and then I needed to get fit. I have done both. I am currently in the management phase of the programme, have dramatically reduced my weight, BMI and body fat. From a size 24, I am now in a size 10-12 weigh 10 stone 3 pounds and go to the... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2008 by Anjim
My good points about LighterLife are; good motivation, meeting people in same boat. Sharing experiences. Definate results. fabulous. Excellent CBT offered. The way we eat links back to child hood and beyond. Everything is addressed no stone unturned.
Great service provided overall, the rest is up to the individual.
Willpower comes from within. (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2008
The CBT prepares me well for working out why I eat destructively. The group sessions have been very good and it is working very well. I have tried everything; the good ways, the bad ways, and in every case I have bene unable to sustain it. Nowhere other than LL has ever worked to help me understand my eating and to give me the tools to eat normally. Well recommend this Diet Website. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008
I am now on my third day of Lighterlife, I know this doesn't make me an expert on the diet yet but at least I can be honest about what to expect in the first few days. On my first day I really overdid myself, went shopping for four hours which, when you have literally quartered your calorie intake, was such a bad idea. I felt so weak and nearly collapsed in the shopping mall and when I got home I just lay on the stairs for about an hour to tired to move. But really if I had taken it a bit... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2008 by Jeanette Morton
I started the diet last year and in 4 months had lost 5 stone, then for some reason I lost the motivation and started to struggle, so I decided I would stop over the Christmas period, returning in January. When I returned I had to buy a month's foodpacks up-front. I do see why, as all the people that started were coming back for their second attempt and one by one they may drop out. The trouble is when you have no food and then you allow yourself to have some you get obsessive and the only... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008
I thought LighterLife was too restrictive - once you have completed the 100 days - you still have to do Developer and Management before stabilizing - this makes me feel as though all Lighter Life are interested in is money.
There are more flexible options available now - with healthier products - No aspartame, no transfats.
I recommend having a look at newer, cheaper products that are now available. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2008 by Sue Gadd (1 review written)
I lost over 4 stone on LL last year, it is the best thing I have ever done after struggling with my weight for over 30 years. It took 5 months to lose and I did not cheat once. The thing that kept me going was seeing the weight loss on the scales practically every day or two, never less than 2lb and mostly 4-5lb each week. Yes it is expensive but worth every penny for the slim figure I now have and the fantastic feeling I get when trying size 14 clothes on after being a size 22. Yes, I could... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2008 by Liverpool1 (1 review written)
Main things I have found out from this diet is the reasons I gained so much weight. The outcome is simple for me. Through not having 'normal' food it is clear to see that being overweight is due to my lifestyle. Not because I am a large build, slow metabolic rate, its in the family, gain weight quicker than anybody, any other excuse.
Some people unfortunately do have medical reasons, others like me have let weight get the better of them. Some foods are addictive and when you get depressed... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008 by HAPPYGIRL2 (2 reviews written)
I did follow this and found it alright at first. It is so difficult at to abstain from food completely apart from the packets they let you drink- 4 packets a day - soups or shakes. And after a few days they will allow you a bar instead of one of the packets. These aren't prticularly nice either!
I think the basic idea, although they would dispute this, is that you are so full up with water you don't want anything else! The packets amount to about 500 kcal a day, and anyone eating this will... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2008
I feel Lighterlife has changed my life completely! The way I eat, act and think of myself! I feel normal for once-so glad lighterlife will be helping me any time! I wish I knew about lighterlife before! (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008
Immediate and high amount of weight loss that keeps your motivation going. Nutritionally balanced and nice tasting foodpacks that have been recently improved. Counselling is invaluable. Slightly costly, but how much is your health worth? Fabulous! Worth doing if you value your future health. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008 by Susanne D (1 review written)
I started the LighterLife Diet on the 3rd January 2008, weighing 22st 9lb, having tried all other diets out there, which did not work for me. I joined the programme, because I thought it would be the right thing for me - to take away the one thing that represented a problem for me - food! The 1st week was very hard, but I had promised myself that I would commit myself to the programme completely for the first 2 weeks and then I would re-evaluate the results. Please do not take this... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008 by NatashaE
I joined the Lighter Life program on 17th May and I will have ended my 14 weeks course in 2 weeks. I have lost over forty pounds and dropped from being a size 20 to a size 12, all that and real exercise!
It has given me back my life and I feel free of food guilt and temptation, it has made me recognise I am a strong willed woman and once I set my mind to something I can achieve it.
It is not just a diet, its a way of life and I will go on and finish the course and stay a size 12 for the... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2008 by jane adam (1 review written)
As a counsellor/psychotherapist working with clients who have weight related issues, I am concerned about the Lighter Life approach. Physiologically and psychologically it does not promote good health and well being from my research and in my opinion. In my experience when working with client's to achieve long term weight loss the issue is food and how food has an important part of how they relate to themselves. By removing the food, the focus becomes on weight loss, inviting preoccupation... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2008 by emilysmum123 (1 review written)
I did full fourteen weeks on LighterLife and lost 5 stone, could not face not eating any more and started to get very weepy and depressed. Spoke to my counseller who advised to have a break from the plan. Maintained my weight loss for 6 weeks and am going to restart abstinance as still need to lose 2.5 stone to get within healthy BMI. Even after feeling so down, I would recommend to anyone as I had been over weight for ten years and felt VERY depressed about that. Overall the best thing I... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2008 by Eden12 (1 review written)
My GP explained that the diet is applying the principals to loose weight: reduce your calorie intake and increase your energy spend.
So you are bound to loose weight on 530 calories a day! The thing is the food packs are so disgusting and do not taste like food that you actually miss food all the way through in my experience. My partner thought I was annoying because all I did was talk about food. My breath started to stink on the second day; I was so scared of opening my mouth. I became... (read more)
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