A guide to LL - lots of questions


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Hi all

Am reading lots of threads on things like chocolate bars - and crisps - can anyone tell me how you make these. I am only on day 5 and the soups and shakes are doing my head in:eek:

Am feeling like I need to know everything now - I feel like more knowledge will give me the power to stick with it :)

Also am only managing three packs a day - do you think this is detrimental to the diet. Really want to see results.

Also have done a ticker thingy and don't know how to get it into my siggy !!

I Need HELP:confused:

Thanks - loving the site
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S: 14st4lb C: 13st1.5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 1st2.5lb(8.25%)

Cut and paste the above link for recipes, or look back a page on the vlcd list and you will find it there.

Yes, it could affect your diet not having the 4 packs. You really need to have them or you could end up feeling really rubbish and it won't help your weight loss.

Its recommended you only 'cook' one food pack a day as its supposed to kill off some of the vitamins.

Well done for getting to day 5! and relax, it gets easier!



Taking the Scenic Route..
S: 14st3lb C: 11st10lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 31 Loss: 2st7lb(17.59%)
Hiya hunnie!

Well i can tell you how to make the chocolate bar :D heehee

Mix your chocolate pack into a paste, then put onto tin foil. Place it in the freezer for one hour or more.

Its yummy! I have one every night :)

Montanna xxxx


S: 14st0lb C: 13st5lb G: 11st11lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 0st9lb(4.59%)
Hi supermum and welcome!!

I agree that this site is brilliant and very informative!!
With regards to the bars you should get to try/taste a them in week 2 and then make a selection for the week. You are only allowed one a day.

You can make crisps out of your savoury packs but my LLC wanted to my group towait until week2/3 to do this. You will find the reciepes on here somewhere. If you look under Fuzzy Angels posts I know that she put lots on a thread a short time ago.

You should for your own health have 4 packs a day as it gives you all the nutrition you need. I did attempt to reduce them but ended up feeling terrible and no energy as soon a I went back to 4 pack all the energy came back and I felt great. You can apparently come outo fo ketosis if you do not have all 4!!

How has your weight loss been so far?? Did you have a pop in for encouragement??
If there is any question or advice you need then you only need to post on here and beforey ou know it you will have your answers.

Good luck with your weight loss journey and I look forward to reading about how you are doing.!!


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Thanks all for your posts - I have had a pop in already and lost 7 pounds. I think this is quite a scary journey as I am getting more worried about eating food again - missing my Monday night wine terribly !! However I am not hungry.

Am about to have my fourth pack - I think I was so upset on day 2 at the taste of some of the packs that I thought it would get easier if I didn't eat them all ! My wall has been a particularly high one !


S: 14st4lb C: 13st1.5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 1st2.5lb(8.25%)
If you find it a struggle, you can have two packs at once, or to vary the flavours you can mix them. Chicken and veg soup etc.

Don't panic, soon 'the wall' will be a distant memory!

I'm on day 7 and the savoury sachets have gone right off my list.
I can only do sweet things now, so peanut bar crushed up, in a rammekin, and topped with thick chocolate shake. 1 hour in the freezer and chocolate cheesecake....yum.
I tried some fruit flavoured water mixed with the biscuit and this added another alternative.
enough for two servings.



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i started LL on the 6th and have lost 7lbs i have also started water aerobics today and hope this help excelerate my weight loss.



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S: 16st6lb C: 10st12lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 5st8lb(33.91%)
Hi ,

Ive been on LL since 7 Nov....I've lost 2st 8lb...so not the most but ok...I havn't had one oup or shake, I only have choc muffins...vanilla n coffee mousse or vegetable flavour crisps...hasn't caused me any problems just keep drinking!

i only do three flavours mostly choc n veg soup...vanilla every other day once!

Fuzzys Angel

The Lovely James Hetfield
Things to Do with your CD/LL/LT Food Packs!!!!

I Got these off another forum, i made the ice-cream yesterday.....lovely hope these recipes help

I thought i had already posted this but can't see it, maybe i didn't after all..........

Any sweet flavoured shake!

1. Put a little hot water into a ramekin dish, or whatever you have - thick mug or similar (about 2 desert spoons to begin with - you can add more later if necessary)

2. Add the pack (whatever flavour you desire) and mix it to a thick paste, so thick you think it's too thick!

3. Put into the microwave on high for just over a minute - if it looks a bit soggy in the middle put it back for about 10 seconds or so.


Variation: You could also add some of your nut crunch bar (LL) to make a Brownie!
You could add a teaspoon of coffee.

Ice Cream
Put 11 ice cubes in a smoothie maker and crush the ice. Add a food pack and a small amount of water (about 2 tbsp) and liquidise for 5 mins. You end up with a big bowl of "ice cream".

Place 10-16 ice cubes (depending on your preference), a pint of water, and your food pack in a smoothie maker and blend for approx. 3 mins. Makes about 2 pints of delicious cold frothy whatever flavour you like.

If you use a Cappuccino sachet it makes a kind of frappe - yum (that's my contribution - DJ)

Try adding one of the water flavourings for a different taste!

Bar of Chocolate!
You can make chocolate out of a chocolate pack (or choc mint). Mix the pack with a bit of water until you have a thick paste, then spread on some tin foil and put in the freezer for an hour or more. It really tastes quite like chocolate!

Variation: Use half chocolate and half vanilla for a Mars bar!

Black Forest Gateau
Put 10 ice cubes, chocolate pack, 8oz water, and 1.5tsp of summer berry (CD) or fruits of the forest flavouring (LL) into a smoothie maker and blend - ITS FANTASTIC!!

Cheesecake Smoothie - Tastes just like cheesecake!
Put vanilla pack, 10 ice cubes, 8oz water, tsp St. Clements (LL) or Citrus (CD) flavouring all in the smoothie maker and blend.

Chocolate Biscuit
Put sparkling water into a chocolate pack and then add a pinch of salt. Put this on a piece of greaseproof paper, round it into a biscuit shape and bake it in the microwave for about 2.30 minutes. The result is a crunchy chocolaty biscuit with a "dunking" texture.

Black Forest Cookie
Add 1 chocolate pack to sparkling water (3tbls give and take) add half a tsp summer berry flavour and microwave for one minute (let it settle) and you have the fluffiest cookie ever.

Chocolate Fudge
1 packet of chocolate
1/4 cup of hot water
2 or more sweeteners
1tsp of coffee (if you like)

Mix well - it should look like a thick chocolate soup. Microwave it for 2 minutes. It comes out as a thick gooey mess, which tastes like fudge!

Mix whatever sweet flavour pack you like with 200-300mls of sparkling water and pour into lollipop moulds and freeze overnight.

Bear in mind that to eat the whole food pack you will have to eat all the lollies!

Cafe Latte
Mix a hot vanilla shake with a teaspoon of coffee and some sweeteners if required.

"Chocolate Pudding & Chocolate Sauce"
Microwave most of the choc pack like a cookie but keep some aside and mix into a thick paste whilst the muffin is cooking. Take muffin out and smear with thick choc goo and eat, it really does taste nice and cools the muffin down. This can be done with vanilla 'icing' too.

Chocolate Custard
Dissolve a sweetener in approx 70mls hot water. Add a chocolate pack. Microwave for approximately 40secs. It makes a lovely hot chocolate custard. A whole pack of this can be a bit sickly so try half the quantities put it on top of a choc muffin.

Hot Chocomint
Make up some strong peppermint tea. Mix a chocolate pack with hot water and a couple of sweeteners (depending on your taste) add the tea. Microwave for approx. 20secs and stir (better if you whisk with an aero latt�) - Divine!

Chocolate Coated Toffee Sweets
Mix one Toffee and Walnut pack (or any sweet flavour you fancy) with a little water to make a thick paste. Split into 24 small lumps and put onto foil and freeze until solid. Make half a pack of chocolate into a coating the consistency of melted chocolate. Coat the toffee pieces in the chocolate and return to the freezer until solid. Store in the freezer.

Chicken Stuffing
Mix as you would do for a chocolate muffin but use a packet of chicken soup instead. Cook in microwave for 1.40 seconds or more or less depending on how dry you like it.

A Variation of the Soup
Mix the soup with a packet of savoury drink (LL) and add a bit of Tabasco and a sweetener. It sounds weird putting a sweetener in the soup, but it really does taste nice.

Mix a soup pack into a smooth paste, spread on a plate or greaseproof paper and microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 mins. when it starts to bubble open up and let it settle for a sec. keep opening and letting it settle until (the poppadom) starts to turn golden (don't take your eyes off it) - when it is golden brown take it out and let it cool, then peel it off and enjoy

Be careful of overcooking, as this will make them taste slightly bitter.

Recipe as for poppadoms above but make them into tiny bite size pieces. If you wish you can shake some salt over them before they are cooked.

Mix half a scoop of Mix-A-Mousse into half of a pack of soup and give it a good shake. Mix with hot (not boiling water) and pop into the freezer to set, this takes a few hours. With the other half, make a couple of poppadoms. Yum - Pate & Crisps.

Tetra Briks

Mix the contents of the ready made Chocolate Velvet or Banana Bliss with a scoop of Mix-A-Mousse and whisk up with a blender. Put it into the freezer for a while - you now have the most delicious mousse you have ever tried.
or just freezr a whole tetra, and it eat like icecream....

Water Flavourings

Ice Lollies
Make up the water flavouring (any flavour) - bit stronger than you'd normally make - again its all to your tasting - put into ice lolly moulds and freeze...

Lemon Sorbet
Put ice cubes in the smoothie maker with some water and blend to make it slushy, add water flavouring to your tasting - and hey presto you have a sorbet/slush puppie!!


Cut up a bar into 8 - 10 pieces. Arrange on microwave plate, I usually only put 3 in at a time to give them the space they need to expand.

Microwave for approx 1.30mins - or until you can see that they have stopped bubbling. Be careful as they may start burning from the inside out. Use a knife under the biscuits to prise them off the plate and turn them onto their backs (onto the bar wrapper) and leave until they have cooled and hardened.

CAUTION: Cambridge Manufacturing recommend that you only "cook" one food pack per day as the cooking process, even for a short time, does break down the vital vitamins and nutrients within the packs.

Note: All of these recipes take a bit of practice to perfect so don't worry if they don't turn out as you expect the first time.

Enjoy xxx


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Hi there. I'm on day 2 and had to come home from work today as had a blinding headache:( . Someone said from day 3 it gets easier. Is that what you have found?


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well i do like that everyone is sharing out ideas, but i am told that all these foodpacks, give you the Recomended Allowence of all nutrients set down by the goverment. When i spoke to my counsellor about the cooking she said that if you cook them then some of the nutrients are reduced thus us not having the recomended alowences every day.
Still one nice thing to eat a day is better than none. :)


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Hi there. I'm on day 2 and had to come home from work today as had a blinding headache:( . Someone said from day 3 it gets easier. Is that what you have found?

I'm on Day Two too :)
Had a minor headache yesterday afternoon, which vanished quickly, but today's headache has been worse. Came and went in the morning but has been hanging around since lunch.
Bought some painkillers but am holding off using them until I can't bear it any more.



I have been putting a spot of milk in my tea as I just cant stand the taste of them with out will this really affect my over all weight loss with all the water I drink its not like I have 6 cups aday.