Mother and Daughter Q&A: LighterLife Fast 5:2

As many of my regular readers will know, I’m a big fan of the LighterLife Fast 5:2 diet. I’ve been using the products regularly for around 6 months now, since January this year. And in that time have also taken part in their #ICanDoThat campaign with my Mum for Mother’s Day. As a part of this challenge, Mum also started the LighterLife Fast 5:2 diet and was immediately hooked (especially to the Chocolate Orange Shakes). I thought as we’ve both been using the products for a fair few month’s now it would be nice to answer a few questions about the diet, for any one that is considering trying the products. Please leave a comment if you have any further questions and we’ll be sure to answer them.

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What are your favourite products?

Ami: I mention these again and again but I love the Strawberry Shakes and the Nut Fudge Bars. I also love the Strawberry and Apple pieces from the Light Bites Snack range.

Mum: My favourite by far is the Chocolate Orange Shake, then the Chocolate Raisin Bar. I love the Lentil Masala Snack Pot too.

How many times do you Fast? Which days?

Ami: It’s a 5:2 diet so you Fast for two days and eat normally for the other five. I tend to fast on a Tuesday and Thursday. I don’t want to limit myself on Friday’s/weekends as these are the days I often eat out.

Mum: I think what I’m doing in the day and pick the ones I’m less likely to indulge on. For example, if someone is making a cake at work, I choose a different day to Fast.

How is LighterLife Fast different to other diets?

Ami: The products are lovely and it’s not just shakes like many other diets. It’s nice to be able to have chocolate and crisps as part of a balanced diet. I really don’t feel like I’m fasting.

Mum: It’s just so easy to fit around normal life whether at home or away. It’s so quick and easy to follow.

Are the meals complicated to make?

Ami: They take no time at all, Shepherds Pie only takes around 2 minutes in the microwave.

Mum: They take maybe 5 minutes, at the most.

How much weight have you lost?

Ami: I’ve lost around 6-7lbs so far but I haven’t been sticking to the diet as religiously lately and my weight has been yoyo-ing a little. I lost 4lbs in one week on LighterLife Fast.

Mum: I’ve not lost any weight but stayed the same whilst being on it. Despite over indulging at times. I didn’t want to lose any weight but I do feel less bloated.

 How much does it cost?

Ami: Products can be bought at Superdrug here and there’s usually some really good offers on, including the current buy one get one half price offer, meaning it costs around £15 per week.

Mum: About £15 per week.

Do you feel hungry on your Fast Days?

Ami: I did initially, I think it may have been a shock to the system but after the first couple of days I really started to enjoy it.

Mum: I don’t feel hungry at all.

Can you exercise on a Fast Day?

Ami: I treat them like a normal day, just make sure you keep well hydrated.

Mum: I do exercise on a Fast Day but unlike other diets I’ve tried I don’t feel lethargic and have as much energy as I usually would.

Is there much to choose from?

Ami: SO much to choose from. I was amazed, there’s soups, pasta, spaghetti, chocolate bars and so much more.

Mum: There’s loads of choice. (You can view the range here).

Can you Fast whilst at work?

Ami: I find Fast Days just as easy at work as I do at home. Some meals require a microwave but you can always stick to the pots, shakes and bars if you don’t have one available.

Mum: The diet is very easy to follow while at work. The Fastpots are the easiest products to have.

Have you had any side effects? 

Ami: Nope, nothing that I can recall.

Mum: No side effects at all.

Do the products actually taste nice?

Ami: Yes I genuinely enjoy them, especially my favourites mentioned above. The bars (especially the Nut Fudge and Crunchy Crispy Peanut) seem like treats to me. I have the shakes on non Fast days as I enjoy them so much.

Mum: Yes, definitely. I didn’t think I’d like the Shepherds Pie but it’s one of my favourites.

What are your tips for someone starting the 5:2 diet?

Ami: Try all of the products, even if you think you probably won’t like them. I was surprised how much I enjoyed some of the products that I wouldn’t usually choose.

Mum: Just think about your life and commitments then choose a day where they are more likely to stick to it.

Have you tried the LighterLife Fast 5:2 diet? Do you have any other questions to ask?

Until next time,

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