When you are desperate to lose weight it can be tempting to turn to anything that offers a quick fix.
A lot of approaches such a Slimfast; LighterLife; Slenderiiz and Herbalife offer anything from replacement meals, shakes, drops and drinks at a price to help you lose weight. There is no doubt that all of these will work depending on your commitment to stick to a plan and you will lose weight often too quickly to be healthy but the chances of you keeping the weight off are slim.
You will also be considerably out of pocket as all these things cost!
I decided to check out just one LighterLife replacement meal- the porridge which costs a staggering £14.70 for 7 days.Looking at the nutritional information it only has 153 calories per 40g serving and more salt than a bowl of Quaker Oats.
40g of Quaker Oats with 300mls skimmed milk will provide 230 calories a much healthier amount to eat at breakfast and is packed with vitamins and amino acids.
You can buy a box of Quaker Oats that provides 25 servings for around £2.00 i.e. 8p per serving which if you add the cost of the milk at around 40p per serving for 7 days this gives a total of less than £3.50 against the cost of the Lighter Life replacement at £14.70.
You may think it is worth buying ‘diet plans’ it as it makes your life easier but if the weight all goes back on at the end it isn’t necessarily the answer.
You may think it is quicker to have the replacement meal but you can microwave the Quaker Oats in just 5 minutes so really it is that easy to eat normally.
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