Lighterlife Fast Diet Plan Review

By WLR Site Manager Laurence Beeken

What is the LighterLife Fast Plan?

This is the intermittent fasting plan from Lighter Life.  You eat significantly fewer calories on two days per week then eat and drink normally on the days in between.

By ‘fast’, LighterLife are not talking about how to lose weight fast, instead, they’re talking about restricting calories by alternate day fasting - this is LighterLife’s take on the 5:2 diet.

Like all of the Lighter Life diets, this is a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

How Does LighterLife Fast Work?

With this take on the 5:2 diet, you fast for two days a week then eat and drink normally on the days in between. When fasting, you don’t deprive yourself of food, instead, you restrict your calorie intake by having four of the Lighter Life Fastpacks™ on each fast day. This gives you around 600 calories.

When you restrict your food intake to 500-600 kcal, it’s difficult to get the recommended daily allowances (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals that your body needs. LighterLife’s Fastpack meals, are intended to give you all of your nutritional requirements on the fasting days.

What do you Have to do on the LighterLife Fast Plan?

The fasting days can be any non-consecutive days of the week, so many people choose the days that best suit them. On the non fasting days, you eat and drink whatever you normally do.

On each fasting day, you choose 4 Fastpacks™ from the LighterLife range of meal replacements and snacks.

Unlike their other plans, unless you want to sign up to take advantage of the lighter life counselling and support, you can do this plan totally on your own. Basically, it’s just LighterLife selling their product to dieters without them signing up.

Where Can I Buy LighterLife Fast Fastpacks?

The LighterLife foor packs are available in-store and online at Superdrug.

How Much Weight Will I Lose with LighterLife Fast?

LighterLife Fast claims that you can lose around a 1lb a week, so it’s aimed at those people wanting to lose a small amount of weight or those maintaining their weight.

How Much Does it Cost?

With each pack around £2-3, it’s an expensive way to lose weight.  If you want to join up to lighter life to take advantage of their counselling and support the cost will be even greater.

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Further information

  • To find out more about the Lighter Life Programme, log on to www.Lighter There’s also a Lighter Life magazine to accompany the Programme, priced £2.90.
  • To find a counsellor in your local area, log on to
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