Here is an update on the Lipotrim diet I have been following…
I have hit my target weight of 13st 7lbs, and I am very pleased! It took me a total of 51 days to lose 3st 9lbs, an amazing thing whichever way you want to look at it.
I am not going to pretend it was easy. Yes, there were times when I considered stopping and thought it wasn’t working, but these ‘blips’ (for that’s all they were) soon passed. I never once felt physically hungry, but there were moments when I could have taken a big bite out of a burger, not because I wanted or needed it, but emotionally I wanted it. Again, these cravings passed, the trick was to pursue a new train of thought and not get buried in thoughts about food.
It may sound counter-intuitive but I took to reading books and watching TV programs about food. The River Cottage [link] and The Hairy Bikers [link] were particular favourites. I believe I have developed a new respect for food as a result of this diet. The only way to keep the weight off and stay healthy is to cook better food. I have even started to bake my own bread, even though I was unable to eat it! Although I have been told it tastes good.
It was recently suggested (by someone who shall remain nameless) that I may have been a little too heavy. And I wasn’t in any position to disagree, having reached 17st 2.5lb (109kg), not I might add the heaviest I have been, but still far too much.
Now, I’m not a dieting type person, I like my food. So the standard eat less and exercise more regime was never going to work for me. I’m not ashamed to say I have tried Weight Watchers, and yes it did work for a few weeks and I did lose a pound or two. However, human nature being what it is, temptation is always waiting around the corner. Diets like these (without sounding too cynical) are not designed for permanent weight loss, they draw you in, show how easy it is and then wait for you to flounder.
It was at this point that my wife (who happens to be a nurse) suggested I try the Lipotrim diet. Lipotrim is a total food replacement regime. The general principle is that you stop eating normal food and drink a shake as a replacement. After 48hrs your body goes into Ketosis (link) and begins to burn fat as a replacement energy source. The shakes contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals your body requires. For men you drink two shakes a day and for women three, which provide you with about 500 calories. If at this point you eat any regular food your body will drop out of ketosis and weight loss will stop. The speed of weight loss is very impressive, the average for women 1st (6.3kg) a month, and men 1.5st (9.5kg).
This diet sounded perfect for me, as you basically stop eating, thus removing any temptations. To join the Lipotrim programme you have to register at a pharmacy that is participating. Lipotrim is not available over the counter or on-line.
I started the Lipotrim diet on the 1st of June and by the time of this post (23 days later) I had lost 2st (12.7kg). It sounds too good to be true, but I am not making this up, it is genuine…
If this sounds like the sort of diet for you then I would seriously suggest you take a look at the Lipotrim website: http://www.lipotrim.co.uk
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