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jenk1 Thu 21-Jun-07 16:20:13

my mums friend who doesnt live in our area, has lost 4 stones.
she is doing a meal replacement diet through her doctor.
has anyone heard of this cos if so id like to give it a go!!!!!

i am seeing my doctor next week so will ask him but just wondered if anyone has heard on here.


auntypurple Thu 21-Jun-07 17:56:08

Ohh I am looking for something like this, I am going to my docs on Tue and will ask then. Maybe someone else has more info.

auntypurple Thu 21-Jun-07 17:56:51

What area is she in? Maybe just something thats done in that area?

AbRoller Thu 21-Jun-07 18:00:12

I'm not sure if I should say the name of it or not but if it's the one I'm thinking of, it's dangerous in the long run. You will definately loose the weight but put it all back on plus more when you eat properly again.

Dior Thu 21-Jun-07 18:03:55

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wildwoman Thu 21-Jun-07 18:05:18

please abroller I want to know the name!

IrishLady Thu 21-Jun-07 19:57:23

Girls .. I think it might be the Cambridge Diet .. I did it and lost 4 stone in 3 months and have maintained now for the past 3 months ... is that it?

jenk1 Fri 22-Jun-07 08:42:59

the lady thats doing it says she goes into ketosis on it, its definately a meal replacement one.

ShrinkingViolet Fri 22-Jun-07 09:05:41

It's possibly Lipotrim which you do via either a GPs surgery or certain chemists. Same idea as Cambridge/Lighter Life but obviously the counselling/support is different. Still costs though.
BTW all the meal replacement programmes have gradual re-introduction to food which is THE most important part of it all - same as with WW and SW - if you eat what you ate before, you'll be the size you were before. There's nothign inherently different about losing weight with meal replacement, apart form it being quicker - it's still the same weight.

devil Fri 22-Jun-07 17:32:19

I did Lipotrim for 7months and lost 41/2 stone,hard to stick to at first but when you have been on it a while you stop feeling hungry.[promise]
i am one of the silly ones and have put ALL my weight plus more on.i know lots of people that have done meal replacement diets and have kept the weight off,you need LOTS of will power and Must follow eating plan when you get to your ideal weight.I DID NOT DO THIS, THAT WAS AND STILL IS MY DOWN FALL

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