Hi Elle. I did the LL plan a while back with great success but unfortunately didn't see it through to the maintenance stage. I'm doing Slim & Save this time around. Its very similar to LL but somewhat cheaper. I'm on the 4 packs a day plan but there are other plans too. I prefer most of the meals on S&S to the Exante ones & the bars are very nice. Have you tried a VLCD before?Not going to lie, it was the most delicious smelling steak I'd ever experienced, and it took a LOT of self control to not ask for just a tiny nibble!
I'm following LighterLife VLCD, but I've also yesterday discovered Exante, which is very similar but less expensive, however the Exante items seem to be a tiny bit higher in calories, so I think I'm going to do a combination of both, I'm not sure.
I've started making a list of 20 foods I cannot wait to eat again, and have decided that after week 12 is completed, I'm going to "Rest" by having a week of following the plan, removing one VLCD item but choose 7 of the 20 foods, and have one of them a day.
Then after that, if I still have weight to lose, I will be back on the VLCD.
After the next 12 weeks, IL choose another 7 from the wishlist, and so on.
I have 3 foods/meals on the list already.
Day 1 I will have Squashy Jacket Potato with butter.
Day 2 I will have Cadburys Buttons.
Day 3 I will have Steak and Onion Rings.