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      14.10.2012 19:07

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      This is my all-time successful diet - gave me my life back

      I lost 27 pounds in 3 months on CD last winter. Arrived at a first goal, which was a healthy BMI of 24. Took summer off and did a modified low carb diet, by mostly staying away from carbs and junk, thereby retraining myself to control my food choices. Added in some healthy exercise, and maintained my loss for 5 months now. This is day 3 of my Cambridge Diet re-start, so I can move forward to lose my last 15 pounds and get to an even lower BMI. I happen to like the packets very much, I add splenda to make them a bit sweeter and even some spices to the soups with bits of fresh basil. You MUST drink lots of water- 2 to 3 liters daily. In 3 days already I dropped another 4 pounds and am right back into the Cambridge swing of things. I would strongly encourage anyone who desires a regimen that fast tracks you to weight loss where you gain confidence and the belief that, yes, you can be slim, to try Cambridge. By the way, I am an RN and my husband is an MD and we feel this diet is safe...FYI for the non believers. I would say you have to step out of cambridge slowly, however, when you get closer to goal, by slowly adding in lean proteins and veggies and taking away a packet at a time. See how your body responds to re-feeding by being strict in the beginning or you may become discouraged if there is a huge scale shift. And, you have to be vigilent for good like me when you are only on real foods - don't go crazy. Also, by splitting up my journey and allowing for a break, my body adjusted to my new weight before I did the sole source regimen again. People say I really do not need to lose weight, but at age 44 and a BMI of 24, with Cambridge I know I can be closer to where I was in my 20's in no time and then follow my own low carb with moderate exercise regimen for life. Yes I can and I did and I will!!!!!!!!Go on, say it to yourself (it feels good)....

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      30.01.2011 02:21

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      Tomorrow is the first week ending of my diet (29/01/2011). The best thing of this is the Dietician comes to my home and weights me and supply me the diet product at home. I am on sole programme.I have noticed if you take the shakes on time and keep your water in take proper it makes you more active and lively. I had no problem so far and enjoying every bit of it, if I feel tempted to eat I just tell myself once I get my target weight I will eat every thing. I have not much to loose only 1 stone.

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      18.09.2010 14:07
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      Working a treat for me and I feel great.

      I have just had my second weigh in so been doing the diet for 14 days and I have lost 17lbs! My body has already changed, lost 3 inches from my waist, 3 from my thighs, 2 from my hips ect and I feel great!
      Don't get me wrong there have been a couple of times I thought i couldn't do it but after my first 10 days in into the swing of things and don't feel hungry anymore, even the mild acne on my face had cleared up.
      Im really not to keen on the soups, they tasted a little powdery for me but I love the shakes and am due to start on the bars next week (wanted to wait 3 weeks) the apple porridge is also going down well and seems to keep me fuller than the skaes do. My councellor is lovely and always a text message or phonecall away if I am struggling.
      You have to keep telling yourself why?? and i found it helpful to keep a note of the great feelings I have had so I can have a read when im not feeling so confident, like getting my jeans on that have not fit for 3 years! losing my 1st 11 lbs, catching a glance of myself in the mirror and been able to smile for once, I would reccomend this diet to anyone who is unhappy with their weight and who really is determined to change.
      IT DOES WORK IF YOU DO IT RIGHT!

      Good luck :))

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      13.02.2010 16:13
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      If youre serious about losing weight this is the diet for you

      I started the cambridge diet last friday (5th feb 2010) and had my first weigh in today. I have lost an amazing 14lbs!!. I am totally thrilled. I have mixed the week between sole source and sole source plus and have found it easy to follow due to the variety of flavours to choose from. I am 5ft 1 and have around 4 to 5 stone to lose so I am well on my way. I have found that by reading all these reviews that people write keeps me motivated so its only fair that I write one myself. The VLC diets work for me as they take food out of the equation. I did try Liptrim last year but only lasted on it 2 weeks. The reason for this is that it only has 3 flavours of shake and 1 soup. By the end of the 2 weeks I could not stomach these any longer. It was more expensive also at £45 per week for women. The CD costs around £36 per week and has many more flavours to choose from. It iis less expensive than takeaways and alcohol. I have also tried all the conventional methods such as weight watchers and uni slim. However I found that it takes way too long to see the results and therefore harder to sustain your motivation and will power. I have also tried diets like atkins which although they did work were just too protein rich and allowances of creamy sauces etc. Some people say that losing weight fast on diets such as CD just means you will put it on quicker but that is total rubbish. No matter what diet you do slimming world, weight watchers or CD if you return to your old bad eating habits then of course the weight will go back on. You just need to realise that you can have the odd macdonalds as long as you compensate and eat healthy afterwards and start enjoying a little exercise will go a long way to maintaining your new weight. So good luck everyone I will post another review in about a months time and let you all know how its going.

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        15.06.2009 17:09
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        Willpower required, especially if you have a family to cook for, but the results are worth it.

        In April of this year I had a life/wardrobe crisis. After a half-term of overindulgence on Easter Eggs I tried on my trousers for work and discovered that only one pair of trousers fitted, and even they had a button missing, a hem hanging down and gave me a really attractive muffin top. To cap it all they were a size 22, the largest I have ever been. I jumped (with great enthusiasm.... not) onto the bathroom scales and discovered I had reached 16st 2.5lbs. That's a stone heavier than two years ago when I was 9 months pregnant with littlest HonestBob (and he was 9lb 9.5oz of that!).

        Clearly something had to be done. This wasn't just a wardrobe crisis, this was a life (or death) crisis. Weighing that amount at 5ft 1.5 inches is plain stupid. I know the dangers of obesity. I am not a stupid woman, so why had I let myself pile on so many pounds?

        Pondering over the reasons why was pointless, this situation required action, and urgently. I could go out and buy new trousers (size 24 :( no thanks) or I could pull up my socks, bite the bullet and commit myself to dieting. I chose the latter.

        I'd been feeling rough for a while. Walking up the stairs at work left me breathless, my knees were killing me, I had dreadful heartburn and even putting my shoes on was becoming an effort. Plus I was finding it difficult keeping up with littlest HonestBob, and that's just not on.

        So on the 15th of April (2am to be precise) I sent an email to the lady next-door-but-one, who just happens to be a consultant for the Cambridge Diet. I'd spotted an ad on the rear window of her car a month or so previously and actually spoke to her about it.... saying I would never go on the Cambridge Diet. I'd tried it 22 years ago and it was foul, the shakes only came in 3 or 4 flavours at the time and they were lumpy no matter what way you made them. Funny how attitudes change isn't it!

        My email explained that I was now quite desperate and it was the Cambridge Diet or surgery. I'd turned down an invite to a school reunion because I didn't want to be the fattest there and I didn't want to become a social hermit just because I couldn't fit into my clothes. I was also having nightmare visions about fitting the seatbelt on my next flight to London, so much so that I'd booked a train ticket instead.

        On the 17th of April I had my first Cambridge Diet consultation. My weight was stilll 16st 2.5lb. I thought I'd be embarrassed having my neighbour weigh and measure me, but actually it was a relief. Getting those numbers down on paper (OK, yellow cardboard Record Card) heightened my resolve to do something about it. She measured my waist, hips, chest, arm and a thigh (oops, wore a skirt to that consultation, but have worn trousers ever since!). She usually takes a photograph during first consultations and presents that to the dieter but I didn't need one, I had a particularly 'attractive' shot of me taken at a gig a week or so before (all part of my wake up call).

        After weigh-in and measurements she explained the Cambridge Diet to me and gave me a couple of pamphlets to read at home. I'd already researched the diet on the website www.cambridge-diet.co.uk so had he gist of it in my head already. She then helped me select my 'food' for the week and I also bought a shaker to mix the shakes and soups in. I booked a consultation for the following week and then left for home (a whole two doors away!). The whole first consultation took about 30-40 minutes and each subsequent consultation has taken 15-20 minutes.

        The Diet
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        There are six steps to the Cambridge Diet, with the first step being divided into A and B:

        Step 1: A Sole Source:
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        This consists of 415-554 calories acquired from 3 or 4 shakes or soups per day (depending on how fast you want to lose weight, your gender and your level of willpower). No other food is consumed although you should drink a minimum of 2.5 litres of water.

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        Step 1: B Sole Source Plus:
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        This consists of 615 calories and involves either 3 soups/shakes plus a 200kcal meal OR 4 shakes/soups plus 200ml of skimmed milk.

        Sole source should be followed for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 12 weeks as it is a very low calorie diet (VLCD).

        Step 2:
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        This consists of 810 calories and requires the dieter to consume 3 shakes/soups plus additional protein rich foods, skimmed milk and some vegetables.

        Step 3:
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        1000 calories from 2 shakes/soups plus skimmed milk, breakfast, salads for lunch and dinner.

        Step 4:
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        1200 calories from 2 shakes/soups plus skimmed milk, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

        Step 5:
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        1500 calories from 1 shake/soup plus skimmed milk, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

        Step 6: Maintenance
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        1500+ calories from healthy diet plus your choice of using shakes/soups or not.

        I am currently in week 9 of A Sole Source. I am chuffed to be able to say that I haven't 'cheated' once (oh OK then, I 'forgot' and licked the spoon whilst making cakes for the kids on two occasions.......... that confession feels good!). I had one day (the London work trip) when eating normal food was unavoidable, but I discussed it with my counsellor first and she told me to stick to salad and chicken if possible (I ended up with ratatouie and salad) and I still managed to lose weight that week.

        The 'food':
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        The Cambridge Diet is a primarily a liquid diet consisting of shakes and soups. I won't lie to you and say that it's tasty. Some of the soups are, frankly, disgusting, and some of the shakes are much too sweet, but it is tolerable and my tastebuds got used to the flavours after the first week. It is trial and error as to which flavours you may prefer. I have tried most of them apart from banana flavour, which I despise in all things. As well as the shakes and soups there are two porridge flavours, plain and cinammon and apple flavoured. Apparently these are really popular, but I found them very floury and too thick so I just stick to the shakes and soups. There are bars too, but I have yet to try these. I'm worried that eating chewable food may set me on the path to ruin so will resist these for a while yet.

        The flavours:
        Shakes can be mixed with hot or cold water. I prefer mine as hot drinks. The flavours I have tried, with my own preference ratings are listed below:

        Chocolate 4/5 If left too long this gets a thick skin on top which is not nice.

        Cholcoate Mint 4/5 Also develops a skin. The mint is very subtle and quite artificial in flavour.

        Chocolate Orange 3/5 Much too sweet.

        Strawberry 3/5 Best cold. Very sweet but no mistaking the strawberry flavour.

        Butterscotch 2/5 Much too sweet and smells artificial.

        Cappucino 2/5 Like many of the shakes, very sweet. Apparently this is better made hot and mixed with coffee. I haven't tried this though as I don't take sugar in coffee.

        Soups:
        Spicy Tomato 4/5 takes a little getting used to. Has herbs added but I sieve these out. I like my soups either smooth or with big lumps of veg in so the herbs just irritate me.

        Cheese and Broccoli -2/5, Yuk, yuk, yuk. Smells like baby posset and doesn't taste much better either.

        Vegetable 3/5, quite creamy but has a strange artificial smell. Blindfolded I would not know this was vegetable, but am not sure what I would think it was either!

        Lactose free Leek and potato 3/5, this was my favourite but now when I have it I am overwhelmed by the saltiness. Mut be a sign of my tastebuds changing.

        Chicken and Mushroom 4/5, this comes with tiny slices of mushroom in it. I sieve these out for the same reason I sieve out the herbs in the spicy tomato.

        I'm sure I've missed some of the flavours out, but you get a general gist.

        As well as the packet soups and shakes that you must mix for yourself (add hot or cold water) there are also tetra boxes of ready made shakes. These come in Banana, chocolate and strawberry flavours. I take chocolate and strawberry tetra boxes to work as it saves the hassle of mixing and sieving during my lunch break. These are slightly different in flavour to the shakes that you mix yourself. They are thicker and smoother and it is recommended that you increase your water intake if using the boxes. I certainly find them less filling that the packet shakes, but that is partly because there is less in them than the shakes I make at home.

        The cost:
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        Only the 'food' is charged or. There is no membership or consultation fee. Consultants can set their own prices but there is unlikely to be much variance. My consultant charges £1.80 per soup/shake packet, £2 for porridge and £2 for tetra boxes. I pay around £39 per week. Yes, it's more than I would pay for 'normal' food per week, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a wardrobe full of size 24 clothes would have been.

        The results
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        At my last consultation, after 8 weeks on the diet, I had lost 38lb. I'm wearing size 18 jeans (and they are loose). I've lost 14.5 inches from various bit of my body (not just my boobs for a change!!). After an initial surge of weight loss (7lbs in the first week, 5.5lbs in the second week) I have settled in to losing a steady 3lb per week.

        The drawbacks
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        * I have food dreams nightly, even lettuce dreams!
        *My breath is foul beyond belief. I brush my teeth half a dozen times a day and chew gum (not recommended on the diet though) and suck breath freshening mints constantly with little relief. This is a consequence of Ketosis. The diet works by placing the body in ketosis so that it eats away at its fat stores. Do not use the Cambridge Diet if pregnant, or planning to become pregnant as research shows that prolonged ketosis can cause mental retardation that may not appear until the child is 2 years old.
        *Socalising is a nightmare. Any meal consisting of 'normal' food has to be planned for. I'm going out for a three course meal in ten days time and am doubting my digestive system's ability to deal with that quantity of solid food after such a long time on liquids.
        *This diet should be undertaken under medical supervision and only by those who are severely overweight where the risks of the diet are considered in relation to the risks of remaining morbidly obese. It should not be seen as a long term diet but as one to kick start weight loss or to rapidly reduce BMI where there are considerable dangers associated with remaining so overweight.
        *I still have no trousers for work.......... only this time it's because every pair I have swamps me :)

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          25.05.2009 16:35

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          good diet if ur determined!

          ive been on the cambridge diet for 9 weeks and lost 3 stone so far. This diet will only work for u if u hav will power...yeh sometimes im hungry but im so determined not to be fat anymore i dont let this get to me! theres different stages you can go on, im currently on sole source which consists of 3 shakes/soups! i havent had any serious side effects the only 1 that stands out for me is the bad breath when i first started but that seems to have calmed down now. it costs 35quid a week which isnt too bad to say your not buyin any food for me im actually spendin less than before coz i would get a takeaway 3/4 times a week! ive seen many sucess stories and the pics people have of before and after are fab! my advice is to do this diet but like i sed before if u dont have will power and determination ur more likely to fail!

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          17.04.2009 15:18
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          I would not reccomend this diet.

          Ive struggled with my weight all of my life, After countless diets i tried the cambridge. After 4 months i had lost almost 4 stone. Which is amazing, but the downfalls were that i had no energy, i was suffering from stomach upsets and aches, i was moody and hungry all of the time. As a student, looking back this diet was definately not for me, i couldnt concentrate on my work, etc. I also became bord of the shakes. shake after shake after shake. . i just couldnt have anymore.

          Over christmas, over a 3 month period, i put on over 1 and a half stone. I didnt even over eat! I ate normally, with a few extra chocolates!

          Yes this is a quick fix diet, but you pile it all on as soon as you stop it. You are basically starving your body, and as soon as you start eating normally again your body clings to the food incase you decide to starve it again, and stores it as fat.

          The only way to loose weight and keep it off is to balance a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet. Starving your body will only catch up with you in the long run.

          Yes the diet works, but at a price!

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            25.08.2008 14:27

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            I have been 1 week on this diet and have lost 13 lbs I have a total of 8 stone to loose and know i will keep this diet going until I reach my target weight.I belive this will happen Dec 2008 just before xmas.I have 4 childern and its a little hard cooking for them but i'm sure it will be all worth the end result.Flavours are great and the choclate shake warm is a great comfort in the evening.Hope to update my review nearer my goal weight.Singed L.M

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            18.08.2008 15:46

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            This diet is amazing, half the price of Lighter Life, but the same principal. I've been doing it for 8 weeks, I had a little to lose to get to my BMI which was done in a few weeks, I'm working up the plans now to get back to normal eating after losing 20lbs, and lots and lots of inches. My body shape has totally changed. My husband has lost almost 3 stones in 7 weeks and hasn't looked like this since we met 14 years ago. I can't recommend this diet highly enough, if you are ready for a life change, a new you, a fitter, leaner life, then this is for you.Everyone is an expert on this, but half of them haven't even heard of it, ignore negative people and do this for you. KS :)

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            06.08.2008 13:05
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            Good overall - but it's hard work!

            The Cambridge diet... All my life I have worried about my weight. Some women (and some men) have this obsessive thing where they always have something they dislike about themselves throughout their lifetime - whether its weight, hands, feet, skin, arms, legs whatever. Mine has always been my weight for as long as I can remember.
            So my parents were overweight too... in fact come to think of it, most my family is.

            These days everything we do is mainly based around food and drink - meeting up with some, lets do lunch - Buisness "dinners", Birthdays partys and all that high calorie food. Everything I do, is based mainly around food. Hence why my BMI tells me i am overweight. So I've just got back from Lanzarote (wouldnt dare to wear a bikini... ) looked at the photos - and was shocked to high heaven - like many people are when they see photos of themselves.

            So I decided to do something about it. My aunties have done Lighterlife and it proved very successful for them losing around 3/4 stone each. Lighterlife is expensive at around £60 - £70 a week - but you do get councelling sessions with people who make you realise why you are overweight.

            The cambridge Diet is a cheaper version of LighterLife - costing me only £35 a week on Sole source (explain that later). I have been on this diet for 11 days and have lost 9 pounds (which is good considering!!)

            The diet Steps...
            Sole Source - you only eat (well i should say drink) 3 or 4 shakes a day... 3 shakes contain 100% of you RDA for all you vitamins and minerals. 3 shakes add up to around 415 calories.

            Sole source + - eat 3 sole source shakes / soups and have a low calorie meal of white and green - meaning chicken and veg for example.

            and the steps continue ... 870 calories a day , 1000 calories a day until your body adjusts and doesnt gain/lose any weight. This then is the amount of calories you need to stay the same size.

            Many people are very sceptical of this diet as it is a Very Low Calorie Diet... and there are some side effects such as headachy in the first week (due to the carbohydrate withdrawal), dizzy sometimes - but you just sit and take some more water. Most of the side effects go within the first week.

            I like this diet, namely because the results happen very quickly - yes we can just go to the gym, but that does take a while - believe me i've tried it!

            This diet was made by people who went to Cambridge university (hence the name) and you get 100% of your RDA of everything you need in 3 shakes! So no extra supplements or anything like that. It was intentionally made to help people who are VERY overweight (obese and morbidly obese) as they need to lose the weight quickly in order to reduce certain risks etc.

            The once inconvienence I wil mention about this diet - is your social life is rather on hold until you can move up the plan. As I mentionned before, social events based around food play a large role in todays society - when you are on this diet (the Sole Source plan) you CANNOT eat, so that cancels out going out for lunch!

            It is an effective diet - I can understand why some are sceptical, but it is safe and you do have a councilor on hand and also your doctor is informed to avoid any complications.

            So far for me... so good :)


            thanks for reading!

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              25.07.2008 21:38
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              If you put the effort in and stick to it, you will succeed

              I cannot praise this diet enough, it's basically enabled me to get my life back on track - weight wise, because that was what was bugging me the most.
              I have pretty strong opinions on it, as it can be misunderstood by people and really it shouldn't be.

              The diet is often thought of as a 'quick fix' or 'isn't that where you just have shakes'. The reality is very different. It isn't like other shake style drinks that you can buy in the supermarket. The meals on their own or combined with food, specific to the programmes ensure that you get 100% RDA of everything your body needs.

              The main thing is that you can't buy it over the counter or off eBay anymore either, which is a good thing. You visit an accredited counsellor who has received training direct from the company. They weigh you, measure - if you wish, help you with a medical record form that everyone must fill in and advice you on what plan will be best for you, oh and of course sell you the product. Counsellors must have used the diet themselves and lost weight with it, as well as be under a certain bmi. You will get one's who are very useful and others that aren't but the service is personal too you, so the big bonus is that you don't have to go in a crowded room, be weighed, and well that's it. You get to talk things over and they are there from start to finish.

              The diet consists of 6 steps, which range from 415 - 1500 kcals per day.
              You have one end of the scale, which is known as 'sole source' and yes indeed this is where people take 3 or 4 Cambridge meals per day. This enables the dieter to lose weight quickly and most of all safely. Due to the reduction in carbohydrate, the body is forced to use its long term fat supply for energy, i.e. those fat bits you're not so keen on. This is known as mild ketosis and once in ketosis, the diet is bliss and the weights comes off at a safe and consistent rate, if you stick to it and drink the recommend daily amount of water. Fair enough, you do get days where you feel hungry but there are options and your counsellor will offer you advice and tips of how to overcome the hard days, if only motivate you.

              The meals consist of milk shake style drinks, soups, chocolate coated bars and ready made drinks and there are quite a few different flavours on offer, all of which I have tried and can say honestly I didn't dislike any of them.

              The ideal is you work up the steps as you lose weight and in to long term maintenance, you reduce the amount of Cambridge meals you have each time you move up, approx 1-2 weeks per step, so no you're not on the diet forever.
              As you move up, food is reintroduced and the advised foods are proper food and not something you have to go to a random shop for. It's all basic stuff, just the right amounts to keep you losing weight and help you to get used to food again.
              People can also do the with food programme where you only have 1 Cambridge meal per day, as well as breakfast, dinner, tea and snacks and its all good proper food. So there you go, its not just shakes, there are lots of aspects to it and you can tailor it to your needs and most people can start at any step.

              There are people who use it just to lose weight for hols and yeah great, but then they say afterwards, it didn't work. It's not the fact that the diet didn't work, it's because people aren't willing to change eating habits and view it as a quick fix only diet.

              For people like myself, who had a lot of weight to lose, it offered me the chance to lose it quickly and safely and to feel human again. You have full support of a counsellor, the price is very reasonable and a great selection of items to choose from.

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                14.07.2008 14:38

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                great if you want to lose weight quickly for a holiday or special event but not for long term

                Tha Cambridge Diet has been around a number of years now and basically consists of replacing your normal diet with a diet of 3 (or 4) shakes a day, every 5 th week you can have a small weighed meal each day.

                The principle behind the plan is to remove most carbohydrate from your diet to enable your body to go into a mild form of Ketosis, this is where you start burning fat for fuel instead of using Carbs and consequently enables you to lose weight.

                You can lost a lot of weight on this plan, approx 1st in your first week an 4-5lbs each week after that but it is very hard to follow, you can only drink plain water or black coffee, if you manage to get beyond the first few days which are the hardest it does become much easier to do, but you do still sometimes have cracvings for normal food

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                23.06.2008 22:12
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                If you have a lot of weight to lose then this could be your answer

                I have been on the Cambridge diet for 8 weeks and have lost a total of 2st 4lbs. It is not the easiest diet but then I dont think there is an easy diet (or we would all be slim!). I am learning a lot about my attitude to food and how I use it when I have emotional issues. There are different stages to the diet depending on you and the amount of weight you want/need to lose. I am doing the Sole Source (SS) which consists of 3 milkshakes/soups a day (for women under 5ft 10) and 4 milkshakes for men and taller women. After 2 weeks you can have one bar a day and use the premixed milkshakes. The bars are really nice and there are alot of flavours, the tetra packs only come in 2 flavours chocolate and banana, but they are great for taking to work as you don't need to mix them. after 4 weeks on SS you need to have a week where you replace one cambridge meal with a low carb meal, like chicken and green salad/veg. This diet fits in well with my life (2 kids, hubby, dog and full time job) and is saving me money. It cost around £1.80 per meal, I was spending about £3 on lunch most days. You must drink plenty of water everyday this is because we get a lot of water from the food we eat so this needs replacing. The first 3 days are hard you might suffer from headaches and hunger, but it's is worth sticking to as it gets easier from around day 4. Then you will have more energy and feel less tied. I have only had issue which is for a couple of weeks around week 4 I was so cold and had to where extra layers. But that has passed now. I have been going to gym since I started but now feel much more confident and my fitness levels have really improved. I also go on long walks (kids not that impressed but dog really happy!!) It is about changing the way you use and see food, I know I am fat because I over eat but taking food away has been a great help. I still have 4 stone to lose and plan on losing another 3 st on the Cambridge diet then my reward will be a week at a fitness farm, then I plan on losing the last stone by exersice and calorie control. My advice to anyone thinking about it is give it a go but don't give up in the first week, you will be so happy at your first weigh in. - GOD LUCK!

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                30.01.2008 00:54

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                I started the cd on 19th jan 2008 and on my first weigh in I lost 10lbs! Amazing. I am 5ft 3 and need to lose around 3.5 stone. I can honestly say its the best diet I have ever tried and believe me I have tried them all. Yes I have had food cravings but I realise that I want to be slim more than I want to eat, so every day gets easier. There are loads of nice flavours and in 3 weeks time I will be on the add a meal week, so its something to look forward to. The water has made my skin clearer, I have more energy and am sleeping better than I have done for years. I would recommend this diet to anyone serious about losing weight.It works for me and I intend to be at my ideal weight by april.

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                17.01.2008 21:27
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                I did the Cambridge Diet, which helped me to lose lots of weight.

                WHAT IS THE BEST DIET?

                I was very over weight, so I vowed to try and lose weight. Well, I found a diet that was suitable for me. It's called the Cambridge Diet.

                It consists of having 3 meals a day for the first two weeks using their own food. This is milk shakes and soups along with biscuit bars later in the diet. The first two weeks I will be having 3 meals - 1 shake in the morning and lunch a soup and dinner a soup. These meals have all the vitamins and food that a person needs so the diet is completely safe to do. This way of dieting has been around for many years and it has been approved by Doctors. Just read the website for more information.

                I have lost 4 pounds in 3 days. The only side effects are headaches and tiredness and feeling crap, but this only happens on the second and third day. This means that the diet is working as all the toxins in your body are flushing out of your system. Also, you have to drink 3 liters of water a day (10 glasses). This will help to stop the hunger and it definitely does work. If you cannot do the diet like this, then you can prepare yourself for a few days before by eating some salad/vegetables or chicken or both for an evening meal. Do this for two days and then gradually cut down by just having a salad on the third day. Do not put salad dressing or oil on it only finigar and salt is allowed. After the fourth day you will be okay to do the meals only so you can loose more weight. Doing this prepares you for the two weeks of soul source eating.

                Also, you can have black coffee or tea with no milk or sugar only sweetener tablets are allowed.

                After two weeks you will add small amounts of food, such as salad, vegetables, chicken or red meat. I can't wait to get to this part.

                You do not have to do this diet alone, because a health nurse saw me once a week and weighed and measured me. She advised me every week and helped me to get through the diet. Plus, I buy my food from her too.

                RECOMMENDATION

                It is a fairly good diet for loosing weight, especially if you have more than two stone to loose. I would recommend it, because once you feel it is working you will begin to feel great.

                So, if you want to try this diet, then read all about at the website below.

                www.cambridge-diet.co.uk


                This review has been posted to www.ezinearticles.com using my pen name Dee Lake.

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