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  • keava
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    • 4th Nov 08, 5:26 PM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 5:26 PM
    I haven't heard of it - whats involved?
    well done so far
  • lisaloo1977
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    • 4th Nov 08, 6:43 PM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 6:43 PM
    Its a controlled diet that you do through a clinic.
    You have 5 meals a day made up by food packets you get from them. Alot are vile but i have found a couple i like so am sticking with them. You also have salad at lunch and veg at night. You cant have any alcohol, fizzy drinks, infact you cant have most things. It feels like zero tolerance but it at least means i do not have to worry about what i can and cant have.

    Its tough and it costs but fingers crossed it works. It really is not something for anyone with no will power though. My partner actually thought i would have given in by now but that actually spurs me on more. I cant have him being right even if he has spent the weekend ramming pizza and nandos in his mouth.
  • glitter22
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    • 5th Nov 08, 5:05 PM
    Alizonne Diet
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    • 5th Nov 08, 5:05 PM
    Hi, I am thinking of starting this diet. Just waiting for an appointment! How is it going for you? What type of food is available? Is it awful? Have you heard of the Lighter Liife diet?

    Sorry about so many questions just it is a lot of money as you know!

    ps Think you are doing great! You husband is cruel to eat yummy food in front of you but, I suppose you have to get used to it! Sure it will be worth it in the end!
  • lisaloo1977
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    • 5th Nov 08, 7:27 PM
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    • 5th Nov 08, 7:27 PM
    Hi Glitter,

    I would be lying if i said it was easy. Its far from it, but the money and the results kinda keep you going. I have heard of the lighter life diet but i wanted the medical supervision and help that you get weekly as its a big factor in me sticking with it.

    Are you going to the London or Leeds clinic? I am at Leeds and they are all lovely. When i went for my first appointment to talk about it, the girl who is actually the last person on the case studies page two was there and seeing her in the flesh made up my mind to do it.

    I have to be honest though i have had an awful day today, felt totally sulky and partner has had enough moaning from me to deserve that yummy food. It is not that i am hungry, i am not, i actually struggle to get all the food packets in.

    The basic idea is you eat 5 packets a day, these come in many forms. If you want to know some i will message you. You also have salad at lunch and veggies at dinner. Some of the packets make up to go with the veg and salad so it becomes 3 drinks and 2 main meals using the packets. You can only drink water and you have to drink a fair bit a day. Then you have the two treatments weekly to target areas and also stop baggy skin.

    If you want any more info just ask. To be honest it will be great to talk to someone about it, it feels like it is my whole life at the moment and talking it through and putting my thoughts down really does help keep me motivated.
  • debtdesperado
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    • 26th Nov 08, 12:43 PM
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    • 26th Nov 08, 12:43 PM
    I am thinking of doing this, but wondered roughly how much it costs per month?

    Keep us posted on how you are getting on as it sounds as if you are doing really well so far!
    • #7
    • 10th Dec 08, 10:47 PM
    Alizonne diet
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    • 10th Dec 08, 10:47 PM
    I am wondering what the treatments are like? do you wear a gown-keep your undies on or what?(sorry shy!) do they just target your abdomen or do they do the thighs and arms etc?I am starting at Leeds so as much detail as possible would be great.Also-the day you go for consultancy-is that the day your diet starts?important as we go on our hols soon!!

    many thanks
  • lisaloo1977
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    • 10th Dec 08, 10:54 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 10:54 PM

    The treatments are a target of your stomach and a skin tightening. You wear a body sock that is quite embarrasing but you do keep your knickers on.

    When you go for your consultant appointment they work out which areas need attention for the first treatment, so it could be arms, legs, stomach, they also work out your plan. You will have blood tests done and you will usually start within a few days of that. When do you go on holiday? I actually went for that appointment and then started after my holiday, it would have been hard to do the diet on holiday.

    I am on week 7 now and have lost 2 stone, it was relly hard at the start especially the first week but i now find it quite easy. I think you just adjust and get on with it.

    It really helps when you are seeing the results. When is your first appointment? The people at the Leeds clinic are lovely and make you feel really welcome. If you want any other details do ask and i will try to answer them.

    • #9
    • 10th Dec 08, 11:09 PM
    arizonne diet
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    • 10th Dec 08, 11:09 PM
    Hi Lisa,my appt at Leeds is Dec 22 and my hol is feb 13th.I really can't see me foregoing everything on the one week in five years we're going away! also,like you,I can't see me mixing sachets in a hotel room in Las Vegas.Do you think I can still go for appt and start the diet when I get back?
    thank God for the body stocking and knickers!!
    many thanks
  • lisaloo1977
    Yes, of course you will be able to. I think the only thing they will question is your desire to do the diet. I think you have to be 100% in the mindset and it has to be something you focus on. If i am honest i could have always found an excuse not to start if i looked hard enough but my holiday was actually a short 5 day trip and i started the day after i got back. Its tough, i knew i had xmas and New Year that were going to be hard and i was meant to be in New York for NYE but i decided now is as good a time as any and just did it. I am going away soon (not to NY) on the diet but will be on phase two by then, so will have the meat, fish, and extra veg to have. I am going to stick at it, as 8 more weeks and i should be at target, that is enough to keep me on it.

    It really is up to you, but if you stick at it, and do not cheat it is so worth it. I cant believe i have lost what i have and the inches losses are good as well.

    The body stocking for me was the biggest shock of all, at least you are expecting it, i rocked up with no idea. I was mortified.
  • tinkerbell84
    and then when you stop doing the diet, you can put all the weight back on :confused:

    i've been on a low carb diet for much of this year, and have lost 2.5 stone (despite finding it hard what with being a veggie)

    but by not giving up food completely, i can see how i can keep this way of eating when my weightloss is complete. everyone i know that's done meal replacement has undone it once they go back onto real food.

    how does this work?
  • lisaloo1977
    You do not stop eating completely, I eat loads of vegs everyday.

    It is done in 7 stages and all of it is done with the care of a doctor. You go through all different things including looking at why you gained weight and you are expected to maintain your weight for a year on a once monthly check up before being signed off.

    I am not saying it will work for everyone, i am sure some people will always just eat lots of food and bad food again and then one only really has themselves to blame. What they do is minimize the risk by keeping a check on you, so nipping it in the bud early.

    I have never been overweight in my life until i had my son, i then gained alot of weight and struggled to get it off. I have now lost 2 stone in 7 weeks, i am 100% confident that i will not put it back on for several reasons all of which are relevant to me. I could not say that the next person wont as it is down to the individual.

    I have already changed my relationship with food, i do not eat for the sake of it, I am much more aware of what i am eating and what it is for. I do not just sit and munch through stuff for the sake of it and i really do not feel the need to.

    It is not just a meal replacement program, i eat pizza, omelettes, potato dishes, currys, stir frys, pasta, desserts, i drink hot chocolate and fruit drinks. I think people are getting it wrong if they think it is 4 soups or shakes a day, it isnt.

    Im happy and i am hopeful for the future now as well. I bloody hate being fat, so life is starting to get better for me at the moment.
  • singsingsing
    Alizonne food

    I spoke to people in Birmingham today - just waiting for an appt. Just wondering about money - are there hidden costs - I've been told about the doctor's original assessment fee and of course the approx £220 a month on food and treatments. Just checking there aren't any others I don't know about!

    Also - am curious about the food - does it come as a powder/ what does it look like? If you can give any pointers as to the nicer ones, that would be great.

    Thanks for your help!
  • molly999

    I am thinking of starting this program, like many I want to make sure that i am getting valu for money. I am wondering is it better than the lipotrim program that is availabel in chemists.

    also can it be done in priate or does all your work collagues know that you are eating different food.

    also does the machine that they use to break down the fat cells really work or is it just a gimmick. I am nearly 30 and never hadd a flat stomach in my life (that I can tremember!!!)

    thanks for taking the time to read these wquestions and I would appericate any advice

  • Hal
    How did those doing Alizonne get on? I am starting next Wednesday (I'm a guy by the way).
    • margaretclare
    • By margaretclare 1st Jul 09, 10:15 AM
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    Hello, I'm curious about this. I'm finding it impossible to lose any weight despite following the guidelines on I can create a calorie deficit - fewer calories daily than it would take to stay at current weight - but weight is not shifting. My advanced age has not removed my female vanity!!

    This system was advertised in our local paper this week, a new centre being opened at Brentwood, which is the nearest to me. There's also another one almost round the corner which appears to offer a similar package, and I have an appointment to see them tomorrow. I'm teetering on plumping for one or other of these, but not sure which is best/which works/which is more cost-effective.
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  • theduchess
    starting with alizonne
    Hi, have been reading everyone's comments about Alizonne and am really keen to start. Am a little concerned about what it will cost me tho. Anyone fill me in please? Or any other comments would be good. Thanks
  • blue2992
    I started the Allizone program 2 weeks ago. Yes, its expensive, but frankly, if I was offered a magic wand to lose 4 stones for £2,000, I would not hesitate.

    Its all about taking the control out of your hands. You eat the sachet food and little else, just a few permitted vegetables. I am at the new Cheshire clinic in Congleton, so far I have met two chaps (a am male) who have both lost 4 1/2 stones in 13 weeks, you cant dispute that type of success. They both look transformed.

    So far I have lost just under a stone, I have another 3 to go. Sure, its tough, but I can cope with the short term pain, if I am motivated by rapid improvement and the promise that this is not forever. I look forward to the later stages where my lifestyle is re-build to ensure long term weight stability.

    I will update the thread as I progress.
    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 30th Mar 10, 11:00 PM
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    recovering spendaholic
    Just read through this thread and wanted to know what the treatments involve? Do you get seen by proper medical doctors when you go? Earlier in the thread I read that someone was paying £220amonth,which I actually don't think is so bad, but is that the total of what you pay, or does everyone pay a different amount? I want to give them a ring tomorrow - I would go to the Cheshire clinic, but I am nervous in case I get a hard sell. Also I have ALOT of weight to lose and am seriously considering a gastric band - does anyone think that this is worth a try before I go for the surgery?


    ENDIS. Employed, no disposable income or savings!
  • sarahs999
    It's not £220 a month, it's per week, though this reduces as you move onto the different phases. Which is serious money, so you have to be pretty certain this is for you before you part withthat kind of cash.

    Anyone else doing it? I'm starting mine tomorrow.

    Oh and yes - I would seriously do this before a gastric band. Gastric band is life-threatening surgery, this is just wallet-threatening!
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