With summer approaching many of us will be trying every weight loss method from Atkins to Zumba.
Despite good intentions if you left it until the last few weeks of your holiday countdown can a liquid diet really help you shed the pounds with minimal effort?
One such diet available at local pharmacists is the Lipotrim meal replacement. You can find your nearest supplier at http://lipotrim.co.uk/participating_pharmacies/index.htm
Under the programme you use the low intake of the Lipotrim programme in conjunction with a healthy low fat meal. The liquid diet is used to maintain weight following the complete Lipotrim replacement. It can however be used as a weight loss tool by reducing food intake and implementing replacements through Lipotrim products.
“The low GI helps reduce hunger pangs” says Pharmacist Michael Mc Auley. “I actually use the products to maintain my own weight” said Michael. Well, I thought if they are good enough for a pharmacist then they are good enough for me.
The cost was equal to what I would spend as a single person on a weekly shop.
Side effects included headaches or risk of homicide when my friends decided to eat in front of me. For five weeks I looked forward to my forgiving morsel of salad or Weetabix each day. I was loosing weight but also my energy and happiness. After five short weeks I found myself on the edge of my goal weight. When I got there I could hardly believe it.
However like most liquid diets it is not long term. When I cycled to work and maintained a healthy diet the weight stayed off. When I relocated back to my parents complete with an on call taxi man also known as dad and a chef whose cookbook is a collection of takeaway pamphlets also known as mum I found the pounds piling on yet again.
Post diet i found myself loosing but not in the way i wanted. It seemed to me the diet was a short term fix and almost impossible to maintain the weight loss.
Kate moss may claim “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” but clearly she has never had to the ulster fry.