cheap alternative to lighter life/ cambridge

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  1. cc28

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    Hi I would like to lose weight using ketosis because it is safe and quick but i cannot afford the food packs. Does anyone know of any packs I can pick up at the supermarket that will produce results.

    Please dont say that I will save money by not eating conventional food! I would not as I do not buy lots of convenience foods or takeaways. I tend to buy whole foods and cook up big meals for my family in bulk.

    As for the naughties, a loaf of bread andbutter and packet of biscuits hee and there does not add up to £30 odd a week. I would love to do a structured programme but simply cannot spend that sort of money.
     
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    You wont be able to buy any packs from a supermarket- with Lighter life you have to be approved by a doctor and with both diets they must be monitored
     
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    No sorry the only ones I know are LL, Cambridge and Lighter Life and they will all cost at least £30 per week. If you're cooking healthy foods then it may be best going along the ww points system.
     
  5. lighterlifeclaire

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    Hey... there is a "cheaper" option called Lipotrim which is available from pharmacies... Also, there is one called W8, formerly Weight matters. I think it is the same concept (without the counselling of course)... Google them and see what you find. Good luck x
     
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    Kellie - Hows RtM going? x
     
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    I think Lipotrim is still £11 for 7 packs - so if you need 4 a day that's £44 a week.

    I looked into them all, as I don't spend £66 a week either (I do a lot of cooking), but in the end LL was the only one that was going to address the problem instead of just temporary remove it, so I opted for that.

    You would probably be better doing WW's or Slimming World if money is an issue. However; what I tell myself is that I would do anything to be slim and if £66 a week is the price someone has put on it then so be it! I'll be saving money when I can shop in Primark instead of Evans!!!
     
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    Slim fast is almost the same and much much cheaper. I've done it twice before and Wannabeslim has just switched to it from CD
     
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    You can get into ketosis just by eating a very low carb / high protein diet.

    Try looking at atkins or pig2twig for ideas.
     
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    W8 is 49 pounds a week thats 4 packs aday the group meetings . cheapest way is CD , thats cambridge diet , thats if your looking for fast results
     
  11. KD

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    Slimfast is nowhere near the same. You will not be in ketosis with slimfast and it isn't a total meal replacement.
     
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    Atkins will get you into ketosis ... you'll be eating normal food, and if you work out what you're having carefully can eat nearly the same as the family.
     
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    Heya,

    As KD says, Slimfast is not the same concept as you are not in ketosis and cannot use it as complete meal replacement. But, if you can balance 1 meal a day (600 cals), then if you use Slimfast for breakfast and lunch you can lose 1-2lbs a week (more in week 1 quite often). I think what Taz meant was that it is similar in the sense that the Slimfast plan is shake-based, but thought I would clear up that issue.

    If you are interested in Slimfast you can get Buy on get one free in Tesco at the moment at about £5 a tin which does 12 meals, so on BOGOF you get 24 meals for a fiver. Now that IS cheap! x
     
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    Thank you, some very interesting and helpful replies. Loved the one about shopping in Primark over Evans!

    Oh and LighterLifeClaire I ahve not been around for a while and totally shocked by the change in you. You still look pretty, actually really pretty now and tiny!
     
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    Yes that is what I meant. Thanks for that
     
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    Corey longs to be average!

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    Following a low GI diet, using the Collins Gem GI book for £3.99 (ISBN: 0-00-721139-2) a really good book, that can even fit into your handbag, gives you details on pretty much every food, even fast food - I've been studying it ready for when I go into the big wide world of food on my own, it's my bible, and wouldn't be without it!
     
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