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milk week!!

hi gals and guys, ive not been on for a few days ive become addicted to exercise thanks mostly to lighter life, i so love this plan!! well im in my milk week and cant believe im here and nearly 3 stone is gone everyone i meet comments on my new body and im loving it!!! im going into development till I get to 10 stone thats only 14 lbs away, I wish id did lighter life years ago, hope your all well, off to read all the threads ive missed over last week xx
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hi mikey I thought it was the same for guys too, maybe not!! In week 12 you add milk to your shakes you need to have a certain amount of milk every day to start putting the carbs into your body again, then you decide wether to go on to development or start maintenance


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Hi Jeannie

You're doing well! I agree with you...wish I'd known about LL years ago!


Happily pro pointing!
Government guidelines state that when on a VLCD that you have a break every 12 weeks by adding extra cals to your diet, LL decided that best way to do it would be to add milk rather than solid food.
A lot of LLCs don't make a big deal out of it, we were told about it at the start but were never reminded when the time came and I decided that as I was near goal that I didn't want to do it.
It makes no difference for men or women apart from the fact that men lose quicker and the foundation programme is only 8 weeks (??).
You should have got a leaflet about it in week 1 though or when entering dev.
Most people choose not to do it, however, if I was on it longer term (6 months or so) I would have done it.
It actually has nothing to do with deciding whether to go on RTM, that is a completely separate issue, you are supposed to do milk week every 12 weeks regardless of when you are stopping LL.


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Well thanks v.much Ali - that is news to me and I don't remember reading anything about it either. Perhaps I should eat for a week! LOL!


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The NICE guidance for obesity state thata VLCD should not be followed for more than 12 weeks continously. Whether adding a bit of milk for one week is what they meant I don't know! The NICE guidance isn't very specific.

I decided that as I lapsed a couple of weeks ago I hadn't being doing it continuously for 12 weeks - so I'm not addign the milke (this is my week 12).

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