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Keeping off lost weight isn’t simply about what you eat – It’s about managing what drives those choices, about managing life. You can have a fridge full of healthy foods but a mind full of old unhelpful habits.
Everyone is always in just one of three states regards their weight – losing, gaining or maintaining.
The toughest skill to learn for life long weight maintenance is to develop and sustain the art of balancing energy intake and expenditure; being a skilled weight manager.
After weight loss, people generally feel so great they are determined not to regain, but determination without a plan is not enough.
Backed by over 30 years of research, the LighterLife FlexiFasting plans have been designed to help you maintain your goals and your lifestyle.
One way of maintaining is to follow a 5:2 structure; this means 5 days of conventional eating and two days replacing all food with four LighterLife Foodpacks which provide your nutrition for that day and has been shown to be a golden strategy for maintaining.
Alternatively, you could replace a meal every day with a Foodpack such as having a LighterLife product for breakfast every day; perhaps porridge or pancakes or a Chocolate Mug cake and then eating regular food for the rest of your meals.
Or you could do 5:2 on some days and replace a meal on others.
FlexiFasting is as flexible as you want it to be – try experimenting and work out what is best for you.
Some of the other key benefits of Flexifasting include:
- Increase fat burning
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Stimulate brain function
- Promotes heart health
- Improve energy levels
- Boost the immune system
As well as providing carefully designed food and thinking plans LighterLife Management helps you create and develope new tactics for dealing with potential trigger foods and improving your relationship with food.
Dr Kelly Johnston, Head of Research & Nutrition, explains:
Obesity requires lifetime management so having a flexible approach to weight management can make all the difference when you want to maintain your hard-earned weight loss.
By following Management FlexiFasting you’ll get all the quality protein, fibre, essential fats, vitamins and minerals you need without having to focus too much on Calorie counting. And the good thing about this is that there is no evidence that you’re likely to make up the calories you didn’t eat on your fast day, the next day, thus helping you successfully maintain your loss.
Some of the biggest myths you might tell yourself include ‘I’ve lost my weight, so I’ve lost my problem. I’m going to allow myself to gain 4lbs and no more. I’m never going to eat chocolate again. I don’t need any support to help me maintain’ and the Management classic – ‘I’ll cut down tomorrow ‘.
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