Written on: 08/02/2012 by Daveyboy1602 (1 review written)
Just tried Lighter Life and had to come off it after 5 days, it made me feel so ill, i had headaches, was freezing cold and had kidney pains.
Its a very big ask expecting people to survive on 500 cals a day, the food packs arent great, the shakes amd bars are nice, but the main meals are disgusting and the people that are on it who say the meals are tasty probably think they are tasty as its all they can eat, it is essentially starvation as you cant eat a thing except the 4 food packs a day, despite what they tell you, while in ketosis you do still feel hungry and think about food all the time, and you feel isolated as you know you cant have a single thing as it could take you out of ketosis.
The 28 food packs cost £72 a week which works out at approx £2.60 a sachet so your wallet is also lighter!!!!! In my opinion way over priced for what you get. Yes you do loose weight, but at the rate it comes off your body cant keep up with such rapid weight loss and loose skin appears, i know this as my friend did it and lost 11 stone.
Dont care what anyone says i have seen it with my own eyes with my friend after you stop this diet and return to normal healthy eating you almost instantly put weight on, even with the healthiest diet your body cant cope with it, my friend ate salads and wholemeal bread and yoghurts and chicken and fish no treats and by the end of the first week had gained 12 pounds from eating what would normally make you loose weight and as a result has gained 13 stone gradually, 2 stone more than when she started and a lot more unhappy now.
I tried the diet a s i wanted to loose a bit of bulk im carrying as im only slightly overweight and i wanted to see if it did work as i was curious, but now i know how awful this diet is.
My opinion is AVOID AVOID AVOID, go on Slimming World like i am now, you can eat and have a life and the weight your loosing you wont regain by as much as looking at food, with LL your life crashes to a halt as you cant do anything, they encourage you to still socialise, but who really wants to go out and drink water??? its a very extreme diet with yucky sludgy food packs that taste awful, they dont fill you and you always feel you are doing without, no one should have to not eat and isolate themselves so much and for what?? To know you are going to put it on again just by as much as looking at food, Its a very slick looking advertising cash cow, they are laughing all the way to the bank, they know you are going to regain the weight , which is why they have such an intense maintenance program after it as they know the weight easily goes back on, and they make you feel its you who are to blame as you have an uncontrollable addiction when actually you havent really and it makes you feel guilty, i havent had any of those sessions , i have 4 very unhappy friends also on it just now and its them who tell me this and all of them are saying the same.
I would never recommend this diet to anyone...............