5 tips for eating well on Smart Days

Healthy eating made simple and delicious.

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Coriander Crab Cakes with Crunchy Salad, Guacamole
Coriander Crab Cakes with Crunchy Salad, Guacamole


It’s simple to maintain a healthy weight with LighterLife Fast. You can forget about calorie counting, as our intermittent fasting plan makes it simple to keep your weight in check. The more healthily you eat, the easier keeping in shape will be, so follow our top tips for ideas about what to eat on your non-fasting days…


Tip 1. Keep the sugar cravings at bay.
While you can essentially eat what you like on your non-fasting days, it’s best for your teeth, health and waistline to minimise the number of sugary ‘treats’ you have – after all, they aren’t really treats if they’re undoing all your good work with your weight. Instead, enjoy a piece of juicy fruit or a handful of luscious berries to keep your sugar cravings at bay.

Toasted Hazelnut and Avocado Salad
Toasted Hazelnut and Avocado Salad

Tip 2. Fill up on veggies
Most vegetables are low in calories, which means piling your plate with them is a healthy way to fill up. Plus, they’re chock-full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, so it’s a win-win!

Crunchy Melon Greek yoghurt
Crunchy Melon Greek Yoghurt

Tip 3. Choose reduced-fat options
With dairy products, go for the reduced-fat options where possible and just keep an eye on the portion sizes to make sure they aren’t too large. This is a really simple way to enjoy these foods, and help keep your weight in check.


Sesame Salmon, Tofu and Shiitake Teriyaki

Tip 4. Eat protein
Protein is vital for the repair and growth of all your body tissues, including your skin and muscles, and it’s also most satiating nutrient of all, which means after you’ve eaten it, you’ll feel fuller for longer – perfect for managing your weight. When planning your Smart Days, mix up your protein sources by alternating between oily and white fish, eggs, lean meat and plant-based sources, such as pulses and soya. Remember to go for low-fat cooking techniques, such as stir-frying, grilling, casseroling or poaching.


Peachy Fruit Smoothie

Tip 5. Keep hydrated
On LighterLife Fast, it’s important to stay well hydrated, and don’t forget to do this on your Smart Days, too. Not only does it keep you healthy, it can also help your skin in good condition – so drink little and often throughout the day. Remember to go for diet drinks rather than sugar-laden sodas and, of course, calorie-free water is the best way of hydrating – and the cheapest, too!

The LighterLife Fast intermittent fasting plan is a great way to keep on top of your weight, as we’ve taken care of all the hard work. All you have to do is eat four products, three days a week. Our products contain 100% of your recommended daily allowances (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals, with plenty of protein and fibre, so there isn’t anything to worry about!

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