0800 298 8988
Home / Lifestyle / Health & Nutrition / Intermittent fasting the LighterLife way

Intermittent fasting the LighterLife way

The concept of fasting has been around for thousands of years, however fasting as a weight loss method – in particular, the use of intermittent fasting – has only been popularised in recent times.

Intermittent fasting, which refers to the practice of eating significantly fewer calories for at least two days a week and then eating a balanced diet for the remaining days, was popularised by Dr Michael Mosley’s 5:2 diet back in 2012. But it’s come a long way since then, with research showing that intermittent fasting in many different ways not only results in weight loss but also has other significant health benefits.

To change the way people think about dieting, LighterLife has created a fuss-free, flexible and tasty plan that fits around your life – not the other way around.

Backed by over 30 years of research, the LighterLife FlexiFasting plan has been designed to suit you, your goals and your lifestyle, with people who follow it losing up to 2lb per week.

The concept is simple

Choose the days you fast and the days you don’t. On fasting days, swap some or all of your ordinary food for LighterLife’s tasty and nutritious total diet replacement Foodpacks. On all other days you eat normally. It’s deliciously simple!

Combine your FlexiFasting plan with free LighterLife Xpress meetings for maximum results.

Find your nearest Xpress meeting here.


Dr Kelly Johnston, Head of Research & Nutrition, explains:

“Almost a fifth of us lack the motivation to stick to a diet, so having a flexible approach for some people can make all the difference when you have excess weight to shift. By having four LighterLife meals, pots, soups, bars, smoothies or shakes on your FlexiFasting days you’ll get all the quality protein, fibre, essential fats, vitamins and minerals you need without having to worry about cooking or Calorie counting.”



Contrary to popular belief, people who use intermittent fasting for weight loss are not more likely to “binge” on the days they aren’t fasting. Research shows that intermittent fasters were unable to compensate for the energy deficit incurred during the fasting. This means that, despite eating what they want, intermittent fasters generally don’t eat enough to make up for the number of calories they don’t consume during their fasting days.