Superdrug & Lighter Life

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Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby Chris P » 16 Dec 2013, 19:08

I've just been reading an article about Superdrug launching 5:2 meal replacements made by Lighterlife (sorry don't know how to include a link).

I have to say that they sound revolting, but I wondered how long it would be before one of the diet companies would jump on the bandwagon.
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby tickatape » 16 Dec 2013, 19:12

It sort of takes away the simplicity of a fast day. I find fasting very cleansing so the last thing I would want is a meal replacement full of god knows what ingredients.
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby chichi13 » 16 Dec 2013, 19:42

ohhhhhhhh what a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby Betsysgr8 » 16 Dec 2013, 19:45

Strange that people might want a meal replacement instead of having a easily prepared 500 cal meal with lots of veg at the end of a day of FASTING! lol
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby callyanna » 16 Dec 2013, 19:45

I bet they won't be the first either and lots of other food manufacturers will now jump on the waggon given the success and spread of the 5:2 diet.
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby Auriga » 16 Dec 2013, 19:51

Chris P wrote:I've just been reading an article about Superdrug launching 5:2 meal replacements made by Lighterlife (sorry don't know how to include a link).

I have to say that they sound revolting, but I wondered how long it would be before one of the diet companies would jump on the bandwagon.


To me this seems just SO WRONG, it isn't what the diet is about! It's a pity we probably haven't got enough clout to stop them! :curse:
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby PennyForthem » 16 Dec 2013, 20:02

They do not educate you on how to eat... properly.
Once you stop them you are at a loss what to eat.
I am totally against them.

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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby Ballerina » 16 Dec 2013, 20:15

I agree with everything said, don't see the point but as 5:2 is not a brand name I suppose anyone can jump on the band wagon.

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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby AnnieW » 16 Dec 2013, 21:38

And Holland & Barrett have a full page ad in their latest mag forThe Lemon Detox which "combines 100% natural ingredients to provide a carefully prepared balance of nutrients and minerals; giving 500 calories of vital energy to support those short periods of fasting."
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby LighterLife Fast » 17 Dec 2013, 18:23

Hi Chris,

Thanks for posting this thread about FAST. We're really passionate about this product as we believe it really does take the hassle out of 5:2 fasting. Fasting days can be very challenging and it can be tricky to get all the key nutrients your body needs when reducing your calorie intake. Our packs are nutritionally complete - so you're getting everything you need without too much effort.

The feedback we've had from clients so far is that they love the taste – we've got a range of delicious products from soups, to shakes, bars and savoury meals. To prove how great they taste, we'd love to send you a selection of the range to try for yourself.

If you're interested in trying them, please do drop us an email and we can arrange sending them to you. (Best to contact Melissa.Stewart@specialistuk.com for this)

Thanks again and happy fasting!

P.S. For those who are interested in reading the Mail Online article Chris is referring to, here it is http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2524581/SUPERDRUG-launches-5-2-range-selling-snack-bars-meals.html.
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby Moogie » 17 Dec 2013, 18:30

There are various companies out there doing 5:2 meal replacements. I tried some from Exante when they asked me to and I wasn't keen at all. If I'm going to have a 'quick and easy' option for a fast day (what's quicker and easier than an omelette? or grilled chicken & veg?!) I'd rather have a readymeal than some manufactured nonsense full of artificial things but claiming to be nutritious. I don't think we'll die if we don't get such and such a nutrient each and every day, many of us probably didn't when we were eating badly anyway. We get plenty of goodness from our plants & protein :)
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby tickatape » 17 Dec 2013, 18:59

Moogie wrote:There are various companies out there doing 5:2 meal replacements. I tried some from Exante when they asked me to and I wasn't keen at all. If I'm going to have a 'quick and easy' option for a fast day (what's quicker and easier than an omelette? or grilled chicken & veg?!) I'd rather have a readymeal than some manufactured nonsense full of artificial things but claiming to be nutritious. I don't think we'll die if we don't get such and such a nutrient each and every day, many of us probably didn't when we were eating badly anyway. We get plenty of goodness from our plants & protein :)


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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby Chris P » 17 Dec 2013, 19:00

What do you reckon guys - shall I take up their offer and give them a try????
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby Moogie » 17 Dec 2013, 19:28

Up to you. I know I regretted offering to try the Exante ones because I didn't want to eat them on a fast day when I was looking forward to a proper, tasty fasting meal, and I didn't want to eat them on a feed day when I could eat real food.

Up to you really!
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Re: Superdrug & Lighter Life

Postby tickatape » 17 Dec 2013, 19:39

I would prefer not to. I'd rather put together a quick healthy meal for myself. I find it quite cleansing and I know what I am eating.
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