Question about Lighterlife Water Flavourings

Discussion in 'Lighter Life Forum' started by sambasset, 16 April 2007 Social URL.

  1. sambasset

    sambasset Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm on the Lighterlife diet and only started to use the water flavourings this week. I was wondering how much powder other people use in 500mls water? The pot says 1 level teaspoon to this quantity of water, but I find this far too weak! I need about 1.5 heaped teaspoons to enjoy the taste!

    Is is just me, or does anyone else find this? Also, even though the guide book says that water flavourings are unlimited, do you think that I'm doing my weight loss any harm by 'over-indulging' like this?

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

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  3. Geri

    Geri Gold Member

    I'm with you on this one lol, 1 teaspoon is far too weak for me!!
    I wouldnt worry about having too much as it is unlimited, within reason of course lol

    Have you tried adding some to a vanilla shake? oooh its lovely!!
  4. Cerulean

    Cerulean Gold Member

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    I'm also quite liberal with the St. Clements, but can find it has - er - 'explosive' qualities if I indulge too much! And no - it hasn't done me any harm - other than cause a few near accidents.
  5. Coley

    Coley Re-starter

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    ooooough, they must have changed it since my days on LL - when I did it a few years back it was 1 teaspoon to 1 litre of water!

  6. SoonBeSlim... It'sTrue!

    SoonBeSlim... It'sTrue! Full Member

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    It says unlimited, so indulge.

    I have just made a Litre bottle and added x2 5ml spoons. I only know exactly as have been using calpol spoon as narrow to get the stuff in the bottle.

    Plus I am quite tight, so trying to ration it as some people buy a tub each week. My St Clements lasted about 4 weeks.

    Happy drinking
  7. Yorkiegirl

    Yorkiegirl is happy being Yorkiegirl

    must admit I wish it wasn't quite so expensive. I wonder how much LLC actually pay per tub.
  8. AmandaJayne

    AmandaJayne Trainee Maintainer

    Yeah, it is expensive.

    I still have my last tub (my daughter likes it), because I can use lemon juice in my water now!

    It IS expensive though, so I was frugal and only used 5ml per litre!
  9. tommee2004

    tommee2004 Full Member

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    I also need to use more than the recommended amount - otherwise like you say, it is too weak!

    It is expensive at £9 per tub... but some silly people are paying up to £20 for one tub on eBay!!! Madness!
  10. Heaven can wait

    Heaven can wait Silver Member

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    Hi there
    Now this may not happen to you , but I would be very carefull with the LL water flavourings, because they contain Inulin which is a laxative, especially if you are also using the bars which also contain inulin too. When I kind of overdosed on this and not as much as you have used , it caused a very unpleasant day and a half I can tell you, no pains or anything , that would have at least given me some warning if you know what I am trying to tell you:eek:.
    Good Luck !

    x C
  11. sambasset

    sambasset Member

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I have noticed that the flavouring does give me a bit of a rumbly tummy, but no other ill effects thankfully!
  12. katie_oxo

    katie_oxo Silver Member

    I wish that it would make me go to the loo -- it makes my tummy rumble but that's about it!

  13. Sez

    Sez has started again!!

    I had the explosive result myself, when I first used it!! Not a great experience, I can tell you!! Backed off it a bit since then, and now I take it easy!!

    I agree tho, it is incredibly expensive. I wish there was an alternative, similar to the Marigold, but in a sweet version. I really miss my Diet Cokes.......mmmmmm
  14. SandraEG

    SandraEG Full Member

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    I use a slightly rounded teaspoon per 500ml. I also get the rumbly tummy and explosive effects sometimes but I need to use it periodically because without it I don't 'go' very often...
  15. Mollyzx

    Mollyzx Member

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    Would you mind just explaining what it is? I pressume its a falvouring for water... in what flavours?

    You can't flavour water with no sugar juice then? Robinson no added sugar etc? sorry - only starting next Monday and want to be prepared.

    How many litres does a £9 tub dilute?
    Thank you
  16. tommee2004

    tommee2004 Full Member

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    You cannot buy flavoured water such as Perfectly Clear whilst on LL.

    You must buy the flavourings from your LLC.

    They come in 2 flavours. St Clements (Orange) and Fruits of the Forest

    You buy a 150g tub for £9. Instructions are to add 5g to every 500 ml of water, but as this thread suggests, most people use more.

    You are allowed unlimited of this stuff. It contains Inulin which can help you go to the toilet more frequently.

    Hope that helps.....
  17. Mollyzx

    Mollyzx Member

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    Thanks for the response - I see.....
    I'll have to get some of that then as I drink about 2 litres of robinsons no sugar juice a week...
    Thats one thing I won;t have to get used to as I already drink litres and litres of water a day!! Hooray!!
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