Fast

FAST 5:2 / Management

Close to the weight you’d like to be? It could be the perfect time to start LighterLife Fast 5:2 – it’s a great way to lose weight or manage a healthy weight. And it’s so simple: replace your ordinary food with 4 Foodpacks a day on two Fast days a week, and for the other 5 days have your regular meals.

With no shopping, no weighing and no cooking, it’s so easy, especially if you use Foodpacks on non-Fast days as convenient meal options. Popular Fast days are Monday and Thursday, making up for the weekend and then saving up for the next one. You can do Fast 5:2 on more than 2 days a week if you want, too – it’s a super-flexible way to manage your weight.

Keeping your weight stable is an active, rather than a passive skill; just wanting it will not achieve it. Independent research shows that people who attend groups regularly, and replace some meals with Foodpacks or meal replacements, manage their weight better in the long term – so our CBT groups are the ideal accompaniment to your Fast 5:2 plan.

Our groups are small and friendly – single-sex and never more than 12 people – and you get loads of support from your LighterLife Counsellor and your fellow members. They’re your personal workspace for inspiration, motivation and enjoying your lighter life.


  • 32 Foodpacks for 4 weeks on Fast 5:2
  • Your vitamins, minerals, protein, essential fats, fibre and carbs in around 600 kcal per Fast day
  • Unique LighterLife CBT counselling in small, friendly, single-sex groups*
  • Tools for change, from mindfulness to assertiveness
  • Online support tools and community, mentoring emails and tips by text


On this plan

  • Weekly group subscription - £15 per week*


  • 3-4 Foodpacks or Meal Replacements per day - from £2.00 each
  • Unlimited optional extras – from 99p each
  • Start-up pack - £5 off joining offer!** 

* Group subscriptions are billed every 4 weeks and cost £60. When you subscribe to this plan your place will be reserved in your chosen group and your 4 weekly subscription will be automatically billed for as long as you want to attend group, until you cancel your subscription – please see full terms and conditions here **automatic discount when Group and Starter kit are present in basket



Denise’s Story

Denise lost 2st* with LighterLife before her wedding in 2013. Here she shares how her attitude to food changed...

Denise says: "I lost weight for my wedding in 2013, and chose LighterLife because of the group work. I'd swapped drinking too much for eating too much. What I quickly realised through the LighterLife group work was that I often listened to the Child's voice inside my head: the rebel that says 'Go on, you deserve it.' I was ignoring my rational, Adult voice."

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