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.

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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  1. 15th July 2017 / 12:23 pm

    I love that you’re doing this with your mum! You guys sound so sweet. You guys make this diet sound super fun and exciting!

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 1:51 pm

      Ah thank you. It really is, I love some of the products so much so it really doesn’t seem like a diet to me.

      Ami xxx

  2. Jenni
    15th July 2017 / 3:02 pm

    This sounds good. I love that you eat normally for 5 days and don’t have to stick to the same fasting days each week

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 1:52 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it? I usually just pick the days where I’m not going to be tempted by other foods.

      Ami xxx

  3. 15th July 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I haven’t heard of this diet before. I follow Slimming World which means I eat normal meals every day, I’m not sure I have the self control for fasting!

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 1:52 pm

      I’ve never done Slimming World myself but I’ve heard such great things about it. How have you been getting on?

      Ami xxx

  4. 16th July 2017 / 10:41 am

    I want to diet a little before I go on my holiday so will definitely check this out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Honestly, have a look. There’s always some fab deals on at Superdrug. I’m always picking up a bargain. I’d love to hear how you get on.

      Ami xxx

  5. 16th July 2017 / 11:04 am

    I haven’t actually heard of Lighterfast 5:2 diet, but have heard of friends using fast days. Maybe it was the same thing. In my general eating pattern, I do tend to do this without thinking about it. I’m not great for planning days with food, so if I’m hungry I do eat my meals, if I’m not, I just don’t bother. Probably not a great way of doing it, I imagine being more in control is the key thing. I’m not a great fan of chocolate flavour shakes, but strawberry is my thing. I take it these shakes are nutritional and give you what you need (like other similar shakes).
    Nice to get a take on how you both are doing with the plan.

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 1:56 pm

      That may be the case. Fasting has been around for years but LighterLife Fast ensures you get the correct nutrients so you’re not feeling sluggish throughout the day. It doesn’t seem like a lot of food but I’m never hungry during my Fast Days. I’m the same as you with the Chocolate Shakes, I can’t stand anything like that. Strawberry on the other hand are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for your lovely comment.

      Ami xxx

  6. 16th July 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I’m really intrigued by this diet. As someone who has never formally dieted, I’m a total amateur. I imagine that the days of fasting can be difficult, but like many things else, a diet takes dedication. Best of luck on your journey!

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 1:58 pm

      It really doesn’t feel like a diet as you’re still having three meals and snacks in-between. You can even have chocolate and crisps, just the LighterLife Fast version. But no word of a lie, I would chose the Nut Fudge Bars over other chocolate each and every day!

      Ami xxx

  7. 17th July 2017 / 1:35 pm

    This was so interesting – my partner used to do LighterLife and has been talking about going back to it – I will get him to read this 🙂

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you for your comment. How did he get on with it?

      Ami xxx

  8. 17th July 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I have never tried anything like this, it sounds really interesting though. I love that you are doing it together. Kaz 🙂

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 2:00 pm

      It was nice to have the moral support from Mum, she’s definitely more determined that I am!

      Ami xxx

  9. 17th July 2017 / 9:38 pm

    It’s great to hear that there’s so much choice and it isn’t just shakes 🙂

    • Ami
      1st August 2017 / 2:01 pm

      That’s what I thought. Although the shakes are my favourite products it’s nice to have other choices too.

      Ami xxx