Started this week... help.
I have started LL this week and am on Day 3, all fine, no hunger pangs, no cravings, no headaches, it all all been relatively painless, with one TEENY TINY PROBLEM that I can't stand the packs. I am determined to do this and am currently approaching each meal like taking medicine, but I am worried if I can't find something I like that I may crash and burn.
So far, the vanilla is too sweet, I tried adding coffee and it was better but not something I want for every meal. Fruits of the Forest was OK, but not a fave, maybe once or twice a week, chocolate..... whoa what is that they are passing off as my favourite food, it tasted like dark chocolate, so next time I figured I would half and half chocolate and vanilla but while it was better it wasn't great. The bars are ok, but is it me or are they salty? The nut and toffee bars were nice, I could eat them no problem. I am mixing the shakes with cold water and blending them with Ice hoping to make them better. They are also massive and I always leave some, and I find that I struggle to have the 4th pack, as apart from the fact they are not nice I am full (I know it sounds weird, but I am).
Also, I am thinking I will have to try some of the savoury packs, I avoided this week as I have done the Cambridge Diet in the past and hated the savoury stuff, so I am going to get over these hang ups and hope LL is better. I am trying not to get too excited by the thought of Chilli or Shepherds Pie, what are they like? Do they actually have real meat in them? what is the consistency like? Do the soups taste like normal soup?
Any tips of flavours to try or things to do to improve them would be greatly appreciated.
Well done if you read through this epic post, I bored myself half way through with my waffle. (Dammit, now I am thinking of waffles and ice-cream, perhaps the cravings haven't quite gone yet)
Lighterlife Start - 19 August 2013, Pre LL weightloss (Cambridge Diet) - 16lbs Holiday regain + 4lbs Total loss pre LL 12lbs
Week 1 - 8lbs (10 days)
Week 2 - 1lbs Week 3 - 5lbs (1st stone done on LL)
Week 4 - 1lb
Week 5 - 2lbs Disappointing
Back to Cambridge 8 October 2013
Lose 1 stone Get down to 14st 7lb (lowest original weight)
Get down to 13st 7lb (Amsterdam weight)
Get into Black Coat
Get into skinny jeans
Get down to 10st 7lb (original lowest CD weight)
Get down to 9st 5lb (BMI 25)
Get down to 8st 7lb Target
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Started this week... help.
I survived on banana or strawberry shakes made up thick with blended ice I would eat them with a spoon, nut fudge bars chopped up and microwaved for 20-30 secs to make them melty and occasionally the carbonara pasta.
I also used the water flavours to make ice lollies
It's tough, but so worth sticking with.
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Diet: Lighter Life Total
Start Date: 15/08/13
How has week 1 gone? Hope you've hung in there. It really does work. I've been on it for a year and have now lost 14 st!!! Anything is possible. Be kind to yourself and don't fight the program xxxx
Firstly - congrats for sticking with it and battling through to find packs you like!
I stuck with the vanilla shake (which i believe has changed formula? few people have complained it's a lot sweeter now!), the vegetable soup and the toffee bar, with the occasional chilli con carne thrown in for a different texture!
If you fancy a change some of the soups make really nice crisps? i know it's not 100% recommended to microwave the soups but sometimes you need a bit of variety! My favourite was the thai chilli, mixed with a little bit of water to create a paste, spread it over a sheet of greaseproof paper about 1/2 a CM thick, then microwave for 10-20 second intervals until it starts to crisp up. Leave it to cool then break into portions. Is nice to have something to crunch on too!
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