Written on: 21/08/2012 by Becxcouch (1 review written)
I lost 5 1/2 stone on LL 4 years ago and was lucky to have a great, inspirational counsellor, which I think can makeor break it for some people. LL definitely worked for me but many people did that as soon ass they go back. To normal food they put all their weight back on. They then blame this on the diet!
The simple fact is the calories in must not exceed the calories going out if you wish to maintain your weight. It is not the fault of the LL diet if you then go back to over eating, not exercising enough and then put some or all of the weight back on. This will happen after ANY diet if you do not change your habits for good. The diet itself cannot do that, it has to be a commitment you make to yourself. I cannot see how weight gain can be blamed on the diet. If people lose weight whilst on it then follow the Route to Management then it is highly likely they will lose a considerable amount of weight as desired. What you learn about yourself in the meantime will vary from person to person.
I have gradually put on about 2 stone out of 5 1/2 that I lost but I do not blame this on LL! how can I? After all I LOST weight when on the programme. The fact that I have now put a bit back on is purely down to my own food choices. Luckily I have has te sense to take control of the situation before my BMI goes into te obese category and I have gone back to a food pack diet. I have lost just under a stone in 3 weeks and will continue to do so until I am ready to move over to a low carb diet, gradually introducing all the main food groups again.
I have taken the decision to nip my weight in the bud again and have taken lessons I learnt from LL to guide me on my way once again. I do not and cannot blame my slight weight gain on a diet that worked!
In a nutshell, the diet works, the program works, once you have completed it it is up to you to control your own eating habits to maintain a healthier body. Slip off the wagon and yes you will put it back on, it's up to you!!! Good luck!
Ps Exante diet is an online alternative to LL for a third of the price and just as effective :)