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★★☆☆☆

“Greedy , Money Grabbing Scheme! ”

Written on: 22/10/2014 by Kitz908 (1 review written)

I attempted the Ligther Life weight loss plan in May this year as an attempt to lose some weight ready for the summer! The lady running the group was lovely at first! She had all the time in world for me , inviting me to one on one sessions and taking her time to understand my life long struggle with food! This soon changed! I was absolutely horrified at how expensive the plan was. I was originally told when I joined that it would cost approximately £80 a week! (Which to a serial over eater… Read Full Review

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“Disgusting customer service”

Written on: 19/09/2014 by julienorman (1 review written)

Lighterlife decided to close the Weston Super Mare office - the award winning one with more clients than anywhere else.....and didnt bother to tell anyone. Just made a phonecall to each member and offered a phone conversation for the same price as counselling session and order our food online!!! Just like that!!! Now everyone feels completely abandoned by LL. Some people have been on the diet and paid a lot of money over many months just to be dumped with no explanation whatsoever. They… Read Full Review

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“Making Money or giving support?”

Written on: 18/08/2014 by HarmonyMeredith (1 review written)

I've just lost considerable weight with LighterLife and if you follow the diet it does work but at a high cost - around £60 per week plus a fee of £60 every month for the meetings and support. I felt the whole time that I was there to make money for the leader and LighterLife and that they only really wanted people who believed in the diet. I raised queries once or twice and just got treated like I was simple whereas in fact I felt they didn't want to hear from anyone who wasn't a believer… Read Full Review

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Rosieelllis's Comment

Written on: 30/08/2014

I have lost 2 stone with L L so am feeling quite pleased with myself at the moment. It is a diet I believe in. I only went to two group meetings where i was paying about £74 per week. However, I decided to try working out how this could be the weekly cost because it made no sense to me. I quickly realised that I was paying £15 pw over the odds for my food! It was only then did i realise that I was paying a weekly fee for the group session. Now, I wouldn't have minded quite so much if i had actually been told of this charge but it was never mentioned!!! A hidden charge is not ethical.
In these first 2 weeks I had a good weight loss so obviously wanted to continue but I did not want to attend group....I am a professional in health and social care and psychological sciences. The topics discussed at group I did not feel I needed...I just wanted the foodpacks.
Whist Googling diets I quickly became aware that I could purchase LL at Superdrug. Ok, the selection and choices were not so great but I kept telling myself...its only for another 4 weeks or so. I am now 2 stone lighter but would ideally like to lose another stone. I have not needed the 'support' of a group but i can understand that others may need this. I just need to continue for about 4 weeks more and I will be at my goal. I will do this on my own and be making my purchases at Superdrug. Maybe LL will one day consider allowing Superdrug to stock more of their products PLEASE!!!!!

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Jilly1964's Comment

Written on: 02/10/2014

It's cheaper to buy it online, iam thinking of starting it but with being on the menopause not sure if it will be ok,

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★★★★★

“Follow the plan and it will change your life”

Written on: 30/07/2014 by Miller236 (1 review written)

I lost 4 stone in 8 weeks this may seem unbelievable but it worked for me yes I did put the weight back on over a period of time this was because after I lost the weight I thought I was cured? Went back to my old habits it does not matter what diet u do if u go back to living the way you used to of course u will put the weight back I have gone back to lighter life and would recommend it to everyone. It is misunderstood it's not a 3 month crash diet it is a life changing tool and encourages… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Short term fix...long term problems!”

Written on: 27/07/2014

Yes, I lost 3 stone in 9 weeks....great at the time! Despite following all the guidelines, I suffered terrible stomach cramps, very dry skin, blurred vision, flaking nails.....and most traumatically for me...lost loads of hair! (My pride and joy) My hair has never recovered it's thickness and texture! This diet wreaked my metabolism. Had to eat like a mouse for several months, very slowly adding a little bit more in an attempt to get it back to a more normal balanced range. I lost some fat… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“inedible”

Written on: 29/06/2014 by MarcDavidson (1 review written)

I tried the lighterlife fast pasta carbonara purchased from superdrug, its was absolutely vile and inedible. I am the kind of girl that can usually force anything down no matter how disgusting, this was awful beyond my ability. The price is an absolute rip off and they are taking desperate for all they have, i live on child benefit as my income seperate from my husbands and i feel gutted spending what little i have on this. At least make sure something is fit for consumption before releasing it… Read Full Review

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“Can someone tell me Lighterlifes " cultural profile"? ”

Written on: 20/06/2014 by Luna381 (1 review written)

Went for a job interview as a Senior Admin. After 45 min of drilling into my experience, skills, personal life, education, work history, etc and my personal experience with health, sports and nutrition, their response was; capable to perform all the job requirements and duties....But "DOES NOT FIT OUR CULTURAL PROFILE" I thought I went for a job interview, not a Private Social Club Membership… Read Full Review

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Purespirit's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2014

Hi there,
I have experience of this company...and trust me, you had a lucky escape!
'Cultural profile' usually covers several elements like RELATIONSHIPS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS etc. In a nutshell...your personal approach and attitudes towards a broad scope of cultural considerations! Or, put yet another way......you see the World the way they do!!! You sound too much of an individual to have ever fitted in....haha! Good luck.

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“Horrible Taste and price!”

Written on: 01/05/2014 by Almeida179 (1 review written)

The vegetable soup and pasta carbonara are disgusting. Disgusting considering the price. Do not waste your money… Read Full Review

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Purespirit's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2014

Totally agree..processed, over priced crap!!!

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★★★★★

“Most amazing results and psychologically i'm over the moon”

Written on: 01/04/2014 by JusticePalmer269 (1 review written)

I've been on lighter life for 1 month now and lost 2 stone. I'm a 44 year old successful business owner with a very strong personality and a recently discovered underactive thyroid problem. This is the most amazing and best diet i have ever attempted. I wish i'd done it years ago. Yes everything they say is obvious ( to me it is as i'm very well educated and make it my business to find out about things) But it still works, if you work it! ( as they say in lots of 12 step programmes!) I was… Read Full Review

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“Tried it for a day! Psychologically damaging! ”

Written on: 19/01/2014 by Cinnamon2014 (1 review written)

This is the worst diet I've seen to date! Not being a fan of diets and knowing why I've put on weight (the usual bad meal timings due to studying commitments), I tried this after seeing a colleague lose weight on it! After a day of eating those disgusting meal supplements, I felt woozy, cold, clammy and experienced insomnia - symptoms I've never experienced whilst fasting for religious reasons. I instantly realised this diet was going to give me psychological issues I've never had. And as… Read Full Review

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Veebee41's Response to Cinnamon2014's Review

Written on: 02/03/2014

It sounds to me that you DO have deep seated issues, a lot of anger and judgement. If we could all be autonomous and disaplind we would all be slim and in control. The food industry wouldn't make so much money out of us. £10 per day for phycological guidance and all the food your body needs doesn't sound expensive to me.

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Willajohn's Response to Cinnamon2014's Review

Written on: 01/04/2014

I've been on lighter life for 1 month now and lost 2 stone. I'm a 44 year old successful business owner with a very strong personality and a recently discovered underactive thyroid problem. This is the most amazing and best diet i have ever attempted. I wish i'd done it years ago. Yes everything they say is obvious ( to me it is as i'm very well educated and make it my business to find out about things) But it still works if you work it! ( as they say in lots of 12 step programmes!) I was desperate, not massively fat (15 stone) but as i told my husband its this or a gastric band. This wins out every time. The ability to take a step back and reassess and re-evaluate one's relationship with food is fantastic, And i like the packs, maybe because i dont eat junk food or take aways I like the absolute parameters, but then i'm a person who, when i set my mind to it, it gets done. And £73 a week for 6 monhts for a lifetime of avoiding diabetes , heart disease, hip and knee replacement and looking like a wreck is worth it . Besides that would buy me 3 drinks at my local! Each to their own, but i can't recommend this highly enough.

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★★★★★

“If you're ready to loose the weight, it works. ”

Written on: 18/01/2014 by usernametaken (1 review written)

I found lighterlife easier than most diets; no calorie counting or meal planning helps keep things simple, and the speed of the weight loss makes it quicker than most diets which also helped me stick to it. The hard bit is challenging and working to change your attitude to food. Stick to it and you will learn so much about yourself and how you use food. Being overweight is not simply because you're greedy, it's the emotional and habitual side which causes a lot of peoplkw to over eat. Lighter… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dangerous diet”

Written on: 13/01/2014

I went for an interview with Lighter Life as a potential counsellor. I came away feeling distraught at the lack of medical support on offer for such a drastic diet. I felt it was a very expensive plan which, after reading many reviews online doesn't seem to work for too many people. I did not take the job… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Poor attitude”

Written on: 07/10/2013

I filled in the online application form and somebody from Lighterlife phoned me. Her telephone manner was poor and juvinile. Wanted to know why I wanted to go on a diet. Dah, what do most people who diet want to achieve, lose weight obviously. I was interested in attending the Thanet region which was on their website. Got a telephone call this morning to say it was unavailable, so why is it still on their website. Same woman, same limp attitude. Of course they have celebs on their diets… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“So far so good ”

Written on: 20/06/2013

I've only been on LL Total for one month and lost 30lb!!! It's as difficult as you make it. Yes you can be hungry and not all the food packs are to my taste but you get what you put in. Coupled with daily exercise you will get results. The meetings can be helpful but I often feel like I'm being spoken to like a child and a lot of the info repetitive. Expensive? How much would you normally spend a week on food and take always? It's a healthy lifestyle change worth every penny. Looking… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“IT WORKS”

Written on: 29/04/2013 by Paulajane (1 review written)

I have done lighter life lite and in 3 months lost nearly 2 stone the counselling was brilliant you don't talk about food just how to handle situations without turning to food. You get in life what you pay for i did the maintenance by buying the books off ebay and gradually introducing meals and lost more weight. Now I am happy I knw that I have to watch what I eat for life. It has cost me altogether about a £1000 but it is the best thing I have ever done. … Read Full Review

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Katiejamieloo's Response to Paulajane's Review

Written on: 03/05/2013

My friend is constantly doing lighterlife, but t costs her £70 + per wee, and she always put the weight back on, I have recommended this diet to her instead, no need for a counsellor, I have lost 7 lbs in a week and its gorgeous

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★★★★★

“Impressive counselling standards”

Written on: 20/02/2013 by LizShaikh (1 review written)

I recently applied for a job as a lighterlife counsellor and was very impressed by the Standard of training the counsellors receive. What Lighterlife offers you is the counselling to change your behaviours as well as your perceptions about food and weight loss. Whether the clients choose to embrace this is up to the individual. You will lose the weight on the program and if you chose to utilise the skills provided you will maintain the weight loss. I am a masters level counsellor and was… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT WILL DO”

Written on: 11/01/2013 by samantha.davies (1 review written)

I have done this diet back in 2006, it was amazing to see the weight drop of. It is up to you no one forces you but it takes you away from the problem ie calories etc. You need determination and i think anyone who fails is either not yet ready or doesn't have the will power so will continue bouncing around the diets on offer. I am so pleased with lighter life and can not recommend it enough. I feel it has saved my sanity losing 1lb a week on other diets and supposed to be greatful,i dont… Read Full Review

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Soobazza's Response to samantha.davies's Review

Written on: 15/01/2013

Hi I have joined LL this week and have just completed my 2nd day with success, no cheating. It seems by the write-ups that maybe group leader charge different prices for the food packs, do you know if this is so? Also I read that there is a weekly fee of £15 - I was not informed of this and was not charged when I joined - how is your group run please?

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Sunnysam1122's reply to Soobazza's Comment

Written on: 16/01/2013

Hi, the food packs have different prices soups 1.80 and bars about 2.00 odd. The 15.00 isn't lighter life it goes to the councillor which I think is freelance. I hope this helps. Oh and well done xxx

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Cupcake501's reply to Soobazza's Comment

Written on: 25/01/2013

Hi, I also do lighterlife and the £15 is a fee charged if you stop to group, I presume this goes to your councillor. You then pay slightly less for your food packs so overall it works out cheaper to stop at group pay the £15 and buy your foodpacks all for around around £66 (inc group fee). I think it works out at between £72-£75 if you don't stop at group and just pop in to get weighed and buy the packs. However to make it cheaper for myself over the month and due to only being able to stop at group every couple of weeks I buy my months supply on the day I stop at group therefore I get the packs cheaper without having to go to group every week. Hope you understand this and it helps. x

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★☆☆☆☆

“Total scam”

Written on: 26/10/2012

I did Lighter Life a few years ago and lost 3½ stone. This was more due to being with a great group who all encouraged each other. The councellor was also doing the diet while instructing us, but cheated just about every week - and told us! Since then I put all the weight back on. I've just started the diet again. Paid the new £60 per month 'admin fee' as well as around £120 on two weeks' food packs. I was enrolled without presenting a medical form, but then told two weeks in that I… Read Full Review

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Bimsey01's Comment

Written on: 31/10/2012

£60 per month admin fee - Why - I dont pay an admin fee, I only pay for my packs!

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Imnotreallythisfat's Comment

Written on: 01/11/2012

I have never paid an admin fee, even when restarting after a break. You've been conned!

I've been on and off this diet several years. Trouble is, I know it works if I stick to it. So that tells me I can cheat today - and diet tomorrow. Maybe. I'm resistant to the psychology.

After a recent break, I find they've again changed one of my favourite L-L foods. Cranberry/raspberry bars now have a horrible salty and synthetic taste. Over the years lots of favourites have been stopped.

I'm told L-L change/stop the recipe of packs/bars for nutritional reasons. In which case, have I not been getting correct nutrition while on the old recipes? Or are there other reasons - cost cutting?

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“LL diet - awful”

Written on: 08/09/2012

Very overpriced nonsense. I don't need counselling, I know I was fat because I ate too much out of greed. I switched to exante and lost 5 stone in 3 months. At 100 pounds per month it was a LOT cheaper and I haven't put the weight back on because I have done plenty of research on my own about how to maintain a normal weight. We must stop waiting to be told what to do all the time by counsellors, GP's etc, responsibility for being fat is in our own hands. If you want to get the weight off… Read Full Review

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Becxcouch's Comment

Written on: 29/01/2013

I totally agree with this review! Although I had an excellent LL counsellor and a fab group (joined in 2009 and still meet regularly now as a group at each others houses), once I lost the weight (5 and 1/2 stone in 21 weeks with NO cheating) I knew exactly what I had to do to keep it off. I have gone up and down around two stone since coming off the packs at the beginning of 2010 but know what I have to do when I feel it needs dealing with and can't justify the price tag of LL now.

I have also gone on to EXANTE packs and just before Christmas I lost 22lbs in 5 weeks and am maintaining well. At just over £100 a month it's a no-brainier. The only downside is I don't like their bars and wish I could still get the LLnut fudge bars but you can't have everything!!

Would definitely recommend a ketogenic diet but they must be done responsibly.

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“Great if you change your eating habits for good!”

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… Read Full Review

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Becxcouch's Response to Becxcouch's Review

Written on: 21/08/2012

Sorry for the typos, this iPad has a mind of its own!

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