For the past month I’ve been trying out the LighterLife Fastpacks as part of a 5:2 weight loss plan. During the month I’ve not weighed myself at all, although I’ve been very tempted to, and today was results day. I’ve lost a staggering 11 pounds in a month and I’m thrilled, but how was my LighterLife Fast experience?
I’m not going to lie, having 600 calories a day, even if it is only for 2 days a week, is tough. I would find myself hungry most of the time throughout fasting days and try and fill myself up with water and black coffee, which didn’t work and by the end of the day I’d find myself grumpy and slopping off to bed early. I also missed bread and fresh fruit and vegetables, which I tend to eat a lot of. The meals, soups, shakes and bars are really tasty though with my favourite, the toffee bars, satisfying my sweet tooth and providing a much needed mid afternoon energy boost.
Despite vowing not to fast on work days, I actually found it of benefit to do so, as the meals are so convenient to prepare, just needing a kettle or microwave. Coming through the door at the end of the day to the family sitting down to their evening meal though was unbearable. So I decided to stay later at work on a fast day and eat at my desk and get some extra work done, bonus!
Overall I liked the flexibility of the LighterLife Fast plan, meaning that I didn’t have to restrict my diet for special occasions or weekends and because I lack discipline and would never weigh food or count calories myself the Fastpacks are ideal. Having lost nearly a stone has defiantly given me the boost I needed to try and keep the weight off and maybe even shift a few more pounds, another five would be lovely. Although I will be continuing on the LighterLife Fast plan I’m going to give it a break for a couple of weeks and resume at the end of March to get myself ready for the Summer.
For more information on LightLife Fast have a look at www.lighterlifefast.com