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Total dietary replacement (TDR) plans like the LighterLife Total very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) are proving to be a formidable weapon in the war against type 2 diabetes, with the latest research from Diabetes UK showing that a TDR similar to the LighterLife Total VLCD plan can put type 2 diabetes into remission. The DiRECT study, supported by Diabetes UK’s largest ever research grant of £2.5m, was published in December 2017.
As well as being an effective weight loss and maintenance programme for individuals in good health, the LighterLife Total very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) has been shown to be equally effective for those who face additional barriers in achieving weight loss, including those with type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It may also be a viable alternative to bariatric surgery.
Weight loss on the LighterLife Total VLCD averages 3st (19kg) in 12 weeks, which is a clinically significant 18.6% of body weight lost, and success on the VLCD is highly consistent year on year.
Weight loss on the LighterLife Lite LCD averages 1st 3lb (7.9kg) weight loss in 8 weeks, which is a clinically significant 10% of body weight lost.
Ongoing support from the LighterLife Management plan helps participants maintain a clinically significant weight loss up to 4 years after initially losing weight on the LighterLife Total VLCD.
Those who lose weight with the LighterLife Lite LCD go on to achieve meaningful weight maintenance with support from the LighterLife Management plan.
Intermittent energy restriction, such as that engendered on the LighterLife Fast intermittent fasting plan, is of considerable interest with regards to its role in weight management. There is also evidence to suggest that energy restriction itself can confer beneficial metabolic changes which are independent to those of weight loss. Our research seeks to explore these areas.
LighterLife’s ground-breaking psychological approach recognises that people overeat to meet an emotional rather than a physical need. Through participation in a LighterLife group, individuals are empowered to change their mindset in order to support the lifestyle changes necessary for sustained weight management.