I have done lipotrim before and stuck to it for 2 1/2 months religiously... I didn't do maintanence, I had done a lot of research while on the diet and decided to go straight on to atkins food so for example had in a day:
Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs
Lunch: Salad with cheese and tuna
Dinner: Chicken with asparagus
This is because Atkins also leads to keatosis, as you are only eating fats you only burn fats...
I didn't gain any weight and could live like that quite easily, I then began introducing carbs which again was fine. I then fell off the wagon had take away every night and put on 1 1/2 stone Doh lol!!
If you do cheat on lipotrim and do so with a piece of cheese etc you won't go out of keatosis. You will however been consuming calories which then will of course will affect weight loss. But at the end of the day a dinner of say an extra 400 calories than a shake once a week which doesn't affect keatosis by reason cannot affect weight loss more than perhaps a 1lb a week.
To the theory then (which appears to be working)...
I have decided that every saturday night I am allowed a no carbs atkins dinner in replace of a shake.
Week one: I have done this and have lost half a stone (possibly could have been more without dinner).
I find now with this, I can look forward to the weekend instead of dreading turning down parties or sitting at home going mad and can keep my control in the week because I know I have my one day. I also have my partners b'day next week and I will have to eat.
I must stress this one day doesn't include alcohol or pudding or anything like that, just fish and atkins approved veg...
What do others think of this? I would love to hear some comments...