New to Fast? Some of the things you might want to know.
What is fasting?
When we talk about ‘fasting’ what we actually mean is ‘intermittent fasting’, by following the fast philosophy. And that doesn’t mean eating nothing at all, either.
‘Intermittent fasting’ means restricting your calories to about 25% of your normal daily intake, on two days a week. It’s a way of eating that’s been around for a very long time and could provide health benefits.
How could it help my health profile?
There have been various studies of how intermittent fasting affects animals’ health in a positive way. Now other studies are underway examining the potential positive health effects of intermittent fasting on humans.
What is LighterLife Fast
LighterLife Fast is a range of tasty meals, shakes, bars, pots and soups for those who wish to lose a little weight, or who want to manage their current weight more effectively.
Having four LighterLife Fast meals on your two fast days, guarantees 100% of the RDA of vitamins and minerals, with an intake of up to only 800 calories.
Why LighterLife Fast?
The fast philosophy is a great way to live life on your terms and feel great. Following the fast philosophy plan gives you 100% of your daily recommended nutrition minus the calories. That’s because our meals contain all the protein, fibre, essential fats, vitamins and minerals you need without the extra calories.
And because they’re really easy to use, you don’t have to worry about shopping, cooking or calorie counting. The fast philosophy makes intermittent fasting made easy!
What do you have to do?
Simply split your week into Fast Days and Smart Days to suit your diary.
It’s quite simple – you ‘fast’ for two days a week, having four delicious LighterLife meals a day from our range of soups, shakes, porridge, meal alternatives and bars, then eat 3 meals plus 2 snacks on the other 5 days. One of these meals can be what you’d normally eat, and then stick to less than 300 calories each for the other 2 meals.
It’s important to stay hydrated on a Fast day, too. So drink plenty of water but not large amounts in one go – think (and drink) ‘little and often’.
Where can I buy LighterLife Fast meals?
The packs are available in-store and online at Superdrug.
How much weight will I lose with LighterLife Fast?
LighterLife Fast is a great option if you have a small amount of weight to lose and it’s perfect for keeping your weight in check once you’ve hit your goal. What you eat on your non-Fast days is an important factor in calculating your expected rate of weight-loss. On average, people using LighterLife Fast lose around 2lb per week.
What do I eat on my fast days?
On your fast days, you can swap all of your usual food for 4 delicious Lighterlife Fast meals and drink plenty of water, and any calorie-free drinks. You’ll be getting 100% of your daily nutrition whilst consuming up to 800 calories.
I’m interested in following the fast philosophy but struggle with smart days. Any advice?
We recommend you make fruit and veg the focus of your meals on smart days, with pulses, wholegrains, reduced fat dairy products, and lean red meat, poultry, fish, and egg. You can access our Fast Zone and Tips & Recipes page for advice and ideas on what to eat on your smart days.
Are the Lighterlife Fast products suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, all Lighterlife Fast products are suitable for vegetarians apart from the Strawberry RTD Shake.
Are any of the products gluten free?
Yes! All of the RTD shakes and shake packs are gluten free.