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user1468234673 · 31/01/2018 15:59
Excited to get started with LighterLife after getting a code for free delivery. Wanted to try it for ages but couldn't commit to spending £100. I've purchased a starter pack so I can see what it's like.
Have you tried LL? I'd love to connect with you.
scampiesandchips · 01/02/2018 11:51
I've done it and it was the worst three weeks of my life. I was sold revolting products by a morbidly obese 'consultant' for a ridiculous amount of money. Yeah, I lost weight but I felt shite with it. It's no life. I packed it in, joined Slimming World and I'm now 3.5 stone down, at my target and keeping it off.
Different things work for different people and I genuinely wish you luck with it, but it's no magic solution.
Megsmcgoo · 01/02/2018 12:08
It’s great for weight loss, I lost 8 stone in 5 months when I did it about 7 years ago when I was 23. I would exercise caution though, when I finished I was terrified to eat anything afterwards for fear of putting on any weight and a pre-existing eating disorder reared it’s head again. Subsequently lost 2 more stone and became very ill which is something I still struggle with now, although now at a healthy weight. Not lighter life’s fault but I did find little to no support when I had finished, probably my own fault though given my age and previous history. This was years ago though and I believe they have changed how they do things
Try and do toning exercises if you can, I found it helped with skin elasticity
Megsmcgoo · 01/02/2018 12:09
I did quite like the packs actually, the Thai soup was my favourite!
Oddsocks15 · 04/02/2018 08:39
user I’m considering LL so watching with interest
ChestyNutsRoastingOnAnOpenFire · 04/02/2018 09:52
Are you going to classes with a counsellor?
That’s the most important bit to learn long term strategies.
I lost 6 stone and then put 9 stone back on.
It’s not a magic fix
Oddsocks15 · 04/02/2018 10:12
Started looking into LL , closest group to me is 20 miles away, looking into phone option
noraclavicle · 04/02/2018 10:17
Did some work with them years ago. Eye opening regarding this type of ‘diet.’ It may work for a very few people, but I can assure you it is not effective for the vast majority and the weight will go back on. You’d be far better off re-evaluating your real-food diet to start with. After all, that’s what you’ll have to do once you’ve finished with the plan, so why not just leave the plan out in the first place?
Moanranger · 06/02/2018 23:49
I lost around 4 st with LL in 2008. Counsellor was awesome. I mainly kept it off, but then personal crisis ( messy divorce) caused me take my eye off the ball & to put much of it back on.
I tried the telephone counselling a year ago, but did not find it effective.
I have just started again with a local LL counsellor who is v experienced. I met her first & we clicked.
I suggest you meet the counsellor & see what you think.
ladybird69 · 06/02/2018 23:58
It depends how much you need to lose. 1-3 stone fine. I lost over 9 stone over a year. It made me very ill over 12 months and all of my organs started to shut down and even afterward I went to SW and despite following the diet religiously I put weight on in just a few weeks ☹️ So basically I went from huge to acceptable to Ill and overly obese in just one year! Hindsight I would have never done it.
MHeyes24 · 12/02/2018 18:21
I eat really well, stacks of fresh fruit and veg and home cooked meals. I had cancer 2 years ago and I've struggled with the change in my metabolism and about 1 1/2 stone weight gain since. 7 months of chemo, 8 operations and a tw&ttwd back for good measure. Back at the gym and nothing shifting. A friend put me into LL and while I've not bothered with the counselling and I admit the sachets are a tad rank, it is a working. Am 3 kgs down in a little over 2 weeks of doing it on a 5:2 basis. I think it's one of dip back into for a bit of maintenance but as my weight was static before I'm hoping that if I can shift another 10 lbs or so then I will be cool. Mx
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