Lifestyle Plan FAQ’s

Q. How many packs can I have on Lifestyle Plan?

A. You can have any 3 packs on the Lifestyle Plan and a low carb meal (Please see What can I have for my low carb meal on Lifestyle Plan? below). Only one bar permitted each day. It is also essential to have 200g of selected vegetables and 150ml of skimmed milk as well as drink 2-3 litres of water throughout the day. You are advised to take a multivitamin whilst doing a Lifestyle day too.

Q. When should I have my packs?

A. You should try and space your packs evenly throughout the day every 3-4 hours. This is so your body always has fuel to keep it going and you are eating often to keep your metabolism working. If possible, we advise to try and consume your last pack before 9pm to give your body a chance to digest properly before going to bed.

Q. What can I have for my low carb meal on Lifestyle Plan?
Q. What about milk and veg allowance whilst on Lifestyle Plan?

A. It is essential to have 150ml of skimmed milk and 200g of selected vegetables whilst on Lifestyle plan to ensure you are reaching your daily allowances. They 200g of vegetables is consumed/cooked weight where applicable. You will be able to access the full list of permitted Lifestyle vegetables via the meal planner. You may have 100ml of semi-skimmed milk or 50mls of whole milk if you would prefer. Or, you could even swap your milk allowance for 100g of fat free plain Greek yoghurt if you would prefer. Or you can have 100ml of unsweetened soya milk or 200ml of unsweetened soya milk, or 200ml of unsweetened hazelnut or unsweetened almond milk. The choice is yours.

Q. Why do I need to take a multivitamin whilst doing Lifestyle Plan?

A. You will be getting 75% of your RDA of vitamins and minerals from the 3 packs you are having but as its uncertain whether you definitely made up the last 25% from your protein and vegetable intake, you should take a multivitamin (without Iron unless instructed by your Doctor) to make sure.

Q. What extras can I have on Lifestyle Plan?

A. You can have half a pint a day of Hartleys Sugarfree Jelly in any of the flavours. It must be made up from a sachet, you cannot use the ready-made pots or the cubes, only the sachets. One sachet makes 1 pint of jelly so you can have half of that a day. This is the only brand you can have, all the others have citric acid in them which is not allowed. If you are vegetarian you could potentially try to make your own jelly using vegetarian gelatin and the water flavourings. You may also have 500-600mls of Coke Zero or Dr Pepper zero each day too. There is a list of allowed fizzy drinks available on request.

 

You can also have unlimited amounts of what is known as Zero Pasta/Noodles/Rice or Slim Pasta/Noodles/Rice. The range is made up a vegetable called Konjac which can be added to the plan for bulking out both the savoury packs, and if desired the sweet packs too. Its recommended to rinse really well before cooking to make them more palatable, as they are tasteless on their own, and a bit of an acquired taste. They can also be added to soups for bulking purposes. The range can be