Losing weight is a major concern for many people today. Some for health reasons, some to improve their appearance, and some just want to feel better. This is driving people to consider one of the many diets available. Diets can range from prepackaged foods, diet pills, natural supplements, and exercise programs to a combination of them all.

What is LighterLife?

LighterLife is a very low calorie, meal replacement diet in combination with counseling. It is considered one of the most extreme plans to date. It does not allow for any intake of what most consider normal food. This means no fruits, vegetables, or yogurt. Nothing is included except four of the meal replacement shakes, mousses, soups, or bars. This provides the dieter with a whopping 500 calories and all the necessary proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

LighterLife is only recommended for those with a BMI of 29 or higher. These people should have 3 stones or more to lose. It requires a medical exam before, as well as several during, the program to ensure the dieter’s safety.

The Side Effects

With any extreme program, there are some side effects that anyone considering this program should be aware of. Tiredness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and insomnia are all very common side effects, especially early on in the program. In addition, constipation, diahrea, dry skin, menstrual changes, hair loss, and intolerance to cold are also experienced. While losing weight rapidly is desired, it also tends to leave sagging skin behind.

When you consider the side effects and the fact that it is quite expensive to purchase the prepackaged foods, not to mention the medical supervision that is required, it requires careful consideration before jumping into this one. Know what you are up against before you decide whether or not you are willing to commit to this program.

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