My 5:2 LighterLife FAST Days: Week 1.

As I explained last week I'm ready to shift some numbers from the scales and so I'm embarking on a one month trial of the 5:2 diet with LighterLife FAST. You can read about that HERE to get the drift but basically you eat as normal (treats and all!) for 5 days and fast for 2 days. Instead of calorie counting on fast days, Lighterlife FAST do the hard work for you in that all you need to do is choose 4 nutritionally balanced fastpacks on the day and that's it! You can buy the these fastpacks exclusively from Superdrug and there's a wide variety to choose from.

Week 1, Fast day 1.
The following is what Monday consisted of...


LighterLifeFAST Strawberry Shake.
I made it with slightly less water (200ml) than recommended (220ml) as I love thick shakes. I also used a hand blender to really thicken it up further.
Thoughts? 
DIVINE!! Tastes a cross between Angel Delight and McDonalds milkshake. Kept me feeling full for hours.
10/10 

LighterLifeFAST Pasta Carbonara.
With a little added black pepper this was really tasty. The portion size is about the size I'd give Carson and I was dying to add a load of fresh salad or a big helping of cauliflower to bulk it out but I stayed strong! 
8/10 - Not very filling but a tasty dish with added seasoning.

LighterLifeFAST Vegetable Soup.
Extremely delicious.  Again, I used a blender to thicken it up.
10/10

LighterLifeFAST Crispy Peanut Bar
A toss up between a Mr Toms Peanut Brittle bar and a Rice Crispie Square, this was exactly the sweet finish I needed. Very filling too as it's quite dense.
10/10

I also had plenty of coffee and tea with a tiny splash of milk in the teas. 
I found not snacking easy until the Carbonara teased my belly. All I wanted was to fill my face with the nearest morsel! I had my final meal 2.5 hours later and was genuinely satisfied for the rest of the evening then.

Week 1, fast day 2.
Here's what Friday consisted of...


LighterLifeFAST Chocolate Shake.
Made with hand blender and less water, the consistency was perfect. But this did not taste like chocolate :( 
It has a distinct smell that I couldn't put my finger on until Hubby exclaimed "Hazlenut!"... he's right as well you know. That was the taste I'd been experiencing too. 
8/10 nice but not what you expect from a chocolate shake

LighterLifeFAST Spag Bol
I am so sad about this product. It was so salty it had me gagging. I tried to counteract the salt and add white pepper. This made it edible but really not nice.
2/10 shame really as the portion size was a little bigger than the carbonara too.


LighterLifeFAST Toffee Flavour Bar.
This was another welcome sweet dense bar that fills you up nicely. 
9/10 - kind of butterscotch-y aftertaste but welcomed!

Unfortunately we had a death in the family on Friday.  I did not want to stand over the microwave making tea, I just wanted something to grab so I had another Toffee Bar later in the evening.

Weigh in day is tomorrow. Eating normally for the other 5 days of the week mean I have no idea of what my loss could be this week... I'm really excited to find out!!

DISCLAIMER: I AM CURRENTLY REVIEWING THIS RANGE FOR LIGHTERLIFE FAST THUS RECEIVED THE FASTPACK RANGE FREE OF CHARGE. I WAS NOT PAID AND ALL OPINIONS REMAIN MY OWN, AS ALWAYS :)


9 comments:

  1. Wow this is great, I was just talking about the 5:2 diet on my blog but not the food one the heart/soul one lol, good luck with this diet and hope all works out. I might just jump in too at some point.

    Myrabev - http://www.ajulydreamer.com/

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  2. This is so handy, having it all pre-500 calories already! I find if I'm not thinking about what to make for food, I don' get as hungry either. Good luck with your weight loss journey! X

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  3. I tried this and it didn't work for me at all. Good luck

    Cat
    www.rockandrollpussycat.co.uk

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  4. Good luck! I'm doing Slimming World but tempted by this, as it seems easier than having to work out what 500 calories consists of x

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  5. This looks really interesting! I have tried slimming world before... I don't have lots to lose but just a little bit. This might be the one xx Good Luck with your weight loss journey xx

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  6. I thought a fast meant not eating anything. Only drinking water. But this plan must supply all the nutrition you need to keep you going without the hunger pangs. I can't fast. I get shaky. I tried a fruit-only diet in the 70s, but I ended up feeling as if I was floating. hehe. good luck.

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  7. A lot of people have been raving about the 5:2 diet - good luck, hope it works for you! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  8. gl wth your weight loss try taking cider vinegar aswell its fab 4 lots of stuff including weight loss

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