Why LighterLife works

LighterLife_400We combine effective, nutritious plans to help you quickly reach the weight you want, with ground breaking counselling techniques so you can change how you think about food, develop a much healthier approach to eating (and life in general) and live the life you want.

People talk about discovering the secret of LighterLife and wish they’d found it years ago. It was over 25 years ago during a research trial (after real experience of obesity and weight management issues) we uncovered the power to change lives by following a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) alongside group talking therapies. We’ve been researching the best quality nutrition and results of our programme on improving long term weight management and health improvements ever since, and are incredibly proud to say we have helped over 350,000 people.

Read on to find our more about how it works and the expertise and research behind the LighterLife programme.

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Our mindful approach

Using recognised counselling techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis, we help you to learn your own subconscious patterns of behaviour around food, so you will become more self-aware and better equipped to make choices that serve you far better.

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We have the evidence this works

We’ve been researching weight loss and weight management for over 25 years, with our evidence regularly published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at major obesity conferences around the world, including both the European and International Congress on Obesity.

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The experts behind the programme

Because LighterLife is much more than just a diet, our experts are drawn from both a medical and a psychological background. Some of our team include Dr Kelly Johnston, Dr Matt Capehorn, Dr David Haslam.

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nutrition1The very best nutrition

All our plans – from weight loss to weight management – utilise our nutritious food-replacement Foodpacks. They’re each full of essential nutrients for good health, including 28 key vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in protein and a good source of fibre, and we’re continually developing them to make sure that with LighterLife you’re getting the best quality food replacements on the market. And did we tell you they taste great, too? Find out more

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