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Cambridge Diet



Summary


The Cambridge Diet is a low-calorie (low-carb & low-fat) diet that is initiated under the care of a counselor.


Description


You start by visiting a counselor to develop the program that's right for you. Then, in the initial, weight loss, stage of the diet, you go on a very low calorie diet. Carbohydrates and fats are avoided. This phase is very intensive. You are encouraged to take it easy (limit exercise and rest as needed).

As you begin to lose weight and approach your goal weight, you gradually can eat more and more calories per day.

Various products are available from Cambridge Diet to help you stay within the guidelines. For example, nutrition bars, shakes, and soups.

You are encouraged to drink a lot of water as well (8 glasses a day).


History


During the 1960's, the Cambridge Diet was developed by Dr Alan Howard (a research scientist at the University of Cambridge) and Dr Ian McLean-Baird (of West Middlesex Hospital) in the United Kingdom.

Initially, the Cambridge Diet was used in weight loss clinics, but in the 1980's the diet was brought to the United States with commercial product offerings. This is the period when the diet was the most popular.


Criticism


It can be hard for people starting this diet to stick to the very low calorie diet -- initially, about 500 calories per day. Also, it may not be healthy to eat so little. You may lose weight quickly, but you may gain it back just as fast.




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  20-Mar-2006 10:43am created by bill
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Choc-Lit
posted 20-Jan-2010 6:49pm

Hey M Bee, how is your councillor?? I want to start on 1st Febuary, but need to find a really good councillor to keep me motivated. Does your councillor know about maintaining afterwards?? For the rest of you Ladys, can anybody recommend a good councillor in east london, near Barking. Also, did you Ladys start of on the Milkshakes only? If yes, premixed or powdered? If powdered, have you got any recipes?

Loads of questions I know, but I want to be prepared lol
M Bee
posted 21-Jan-2010 2:04pm

Hi Choc-Lit, My CDC is ok, she is based in Chingford but she does come out to you but I think there is an extra charge for that. What you can do is visit the cambridge diet website n they have a list of counsellors in your area, there should be one much nearer to you. Or you could call them on 0800 161 412. When you arrive at your goal weight, you get information around a maintenance plan, but it is also available for you online, just google cambridge diet UK. I started on the premixed stuff as I thought it would be easier for work, but really hated the taste. Dont worry about the questions, I still have loads when I go see my CDC. Well good luck try it, it really does work. I have been on here a lot lately as its my first few days back on CD, I find logging the days really help.

TC M Bee
Choc-Lit
posted 21-Jan-2010 5:13pm

Hi M Bee,
I did go on the website, found one in Barking, gave her a call and she didn't sound very nice. I asked her a few questions but she was very evasive and didn't really give me an opinion. Might call a few more, but might go with her I guess. I'm going to call around tomorrow and see what can be done lol. Will give you guys an update then. M Bee did you start on milkshakes only? Any tips on which flavours? Anyway TC xx
M Bee
posted 21-Jan-2010 6:46pm

Hey Choc-Lit

Well then I guess she's not the one, for you then, trust me I had a bit of a thing with my counsellor and it kind of got in the way of my focus on the diet.
M Bee
posted 21-Jan-2010 6:51pm

Well its the end of day 4 and I have made it through, it was all good without the cravings and am finally in ketosis. Fingers crossed I get through to day 5
M Bee
posted 22-Jan-2010 10:41am

Its day 5 and I am really feeling it, I am so hungry, got of work early today and had 1st meal at the same time but wow today is a tough one, cant wait for my next meal, gosh that in more than 2hrs time Grrr!!!!
natti
posted 22-Jan-2010 1:54pm

Started the diet again am now on day 19 and have lost 20lbs. I am finding it so hard this week and trying not to give in and have some food, if i do how will this affect the diet???
M Bee
posted 22-Jan-2010 3:40pm

Hi Natti,

Well done to you. I'm on day 5 and am really worried that the same will happen to me apart from today I have sailed through this week, i'm hoping I dont feel the hard times roll in. 20lbs thats a great loss, how much do you want to loose?
Choc-Lit
posted 23-Jan-2010 10:34am

Hi Natti,

congrats on your amazing weight loss. Please try and stay focused ladies, considering I haven't felt the hunger that you have, all I can say is THINK OF ALL THAT MONEY YOU HAVE PAID lol... also do you guys have some sort of motivation technique e.g. buying a beautiful dress in ur aim dress size?? Keep focused and keep coming back so we can support each other, God knows I love food so I this will be very hard for me lol
M Bee
posted 23-Jan-2010 12:26pm

Its day 6 and I'm feeling hungry, I keep telling myself its not physical, but psychological I have an hour left before I have my next meal so I guess that's not bad. Just trying to occupy my mind by sharing my thoughts with you guys and reading up on things. The first time I went on CD, I had my crazed hunger days at the very beginning, so thought it would be a breeze to have got to day three without a hitch, this definately helps though. I had a sneaky peek on the scales and saw that I had lost around 10lbs this week, not bad for the first 6 days I guess, with a bit of luck I'll of lost over a stone come next weekend when I go to see my CDC, I havent met with her this time around yet as I had some packs left from before I broke my diet. I hear you C-L, I do browse nice bits on the net hoping that I'll stick to this plan this time around so that I can reach my goal.
M Bee
posted 23-Jan-2010 6:20pm

Well its drawing near to the end of the evening and i am yet to take my last pack, considering I was so hungry earlier, I really got through it, well I guess its not a bad thing, well roll on day 7 :)
Lou
posted 24-Jan-2010 4:22pm

hi all,

I'm on my 4th day, i found it a bit hard going the last couple of days, especially as i was doing a party on sat and had to do the buffet! good news is i resisited and i sat there with my water and a shake instead, for those who find it hard, we have to keep at it otherwise whats the point? we'll just get bigger and bigger! :0)
M Bee
posted 24-Jan-2010 9:32pm

Hey Lou, Well done to you for resisting!!!

Its day 7 and I got through without any major feelings of hunger, I am hopeful I'm on my way now I must say I did not handle my water very well today though, I probably only managed 3/4ltr of water, that's so bad, will make up for it tomorrow.
Choc-Lit
posted 26-Jan-2010 7:04pm

i don't think i can post any longer
Choc-Lit
posted 26-Jan-2010 7:07pm

o wow I totallycan lol. I've been trying for the last few days but the posts never appeared... here's a summary:
Lou
posted 27-Jan-2010 4:00pm

Hi all,

Its been a trying week got really bad cravings yesterday but resisited!
went tonight and ive lost 12 lbs!!!!
M Bee
posted 27-Jan-2010 5:38pm

Hey Lou,

That's amazing, well done to you!!! I am due for a weigh in on Saturday I haven't actually been to my cdc to get checked.
M Bee
posted 31-Jan-2010 5:39pm

Hey Choc-Lit are you out there, are you still planning on making a start tomorrow? Keep us updated :)
Mzzmattia
posted 3-Feb-2010 12:21pm

Hi All
I am on my third day and I have to say ive not once been hungry, i have a busy demanding job and that uses a lot of energy, i am fine at work and then i get home i am a bit moody!! My first weigh in is due Tuesday and im hoping for 8-10 pounds , i hope thatís realistic as i have 2stone and 12pounds to loose to take me to a target of 10 stone - Does anyone have an idea of how long this will take??? I only have a max of 2 months to loose it all - Good luck all you all sound like you have been doing brilliantly!!!! :)
Mzzmattia
posted 5-Feb-2010 8:38am

5th day feeling great - Loads of energy!!!
Choc-Lit
posted 5-Feb-2010 1:12pm

Hey guys, especially M Bee,

yes I did start on Monday. It is so difficult for me to post on here that I joined the official Cambridge forum, but if my post comes through then I will defo start posting here again. I didn't feel very great as I cheated on day 1 and 3 but it is day 5 now and I am proud to say that I haven't cheated since. I had a small bottle of coke zero today (SAVIOUR). I don't feel like cheating at all. What is your stance on the diet coke debate? I plan to have a can a day nomatter what, but may have more lol xxx
Lou
posted 5-Feb-2010 2:07pm

Hi all,

Glad you're doing well, how did you get on with your weigh in MBee? had my last one on weds and lost 8lbs!
20lbs in two weeks very happy!
keep up the good work everyone and remember water water water!!!
Choc-Lit
posted 6-Feb-2010 3:06pm

Hey M Bee, now I am here, your not here lol... first WI on monday, I haven;t actually budged much so not expecting wonders lol, I cheated

Hey Lou, very well done... 20lbs in two weeks is something to aim for x
M Bee
posted 7-Feb-2010 7:17am

LOL Hey Choc-Lit, I am, I was actually responding too you the other day but got side tracked and forgot to come back sorry, dont worry about the cheating, just keep trying it will come to you. I myself had a lapse but am gonna get back on track tomorrow, so for every time you feel like having a cheat, just come on here n type something, you'll forget it does work.

Hey Lou, so far I've lost around 10lbs and have arranged to go for a weigh in once a fortnight for a while, so good on you for losing 20lbs thats amazing I feel you'll meet your goal in not time, by next week you'll also see the loss in girth whoop whoop, keep it up.

TC guys

PS Choc-Lit, got me fingers crossed for your WI, share it with us wink
Choc-Lit
posted 7-Feb-2010 7:31pm

Hey M Bee and Lou, we are finally communicating properly lol... I don't think I will be cheating for a while after retaining 2lbs of water from a chocolate bar and 6 sweets lol. Besides, I felt awful afterwards as I am stretching myself financially for this. Anyway, will keep you guys posted for my WI. Also, I started this really good support thread on cambridgedieters.com, it s in the sole source only section and it is called 'Anybody starting 01/02/10', it will be in the first few pages... jump on there if you need some more support, you are both welcome to join xxx
Noalcohol!
posted 12-Feb-2010 6:41pm

Hey guys I'm on day 10 of ss. The first night I had the worst headache ever which I'm guesing is due to the no caffiene. I'm now completley decaf all the way. Mind of matter. I have a busy demanding job and have noticed a lack in attention at times. For real blonde moments. My first week I lost 9lb next weigh in on Monday. Any tips for the gross taste in my mouth???? Ps can we have coke zero? That would cheer me up for sure. This post has been a great help. Look forward to reading more. Thanks guys and goodluck. Starting weight 13.5 current 12.8 goal 10.5 x
Anonymous
posted 15-Feb-2010 7:41am

hey i was on the cd and lost 7lb on my first week was really hard but wen you get into it and see the weight loss it encourages you. i came off it a week and am really strugglin to diet normally so am goin back on it got 2 stone to go so really an determined now, got parties this year .Anyone came off it and went back on it and is it difficult goin back on it.x
Anonymous
posted 15-Feb-2010 1:08pm

Hi ya, Anonymous, yes I've been on then off then got back on, I must say I found that it was really hard but keep trying and it pays off. Good luck!!!
M Bee
posted 15-Feb-2010 1:08pm

Hi ya the 2nd anonymous is M Bee
Choc-Lit
posted 16-Feb-2010 3:08pm

Hey guys, lost 3lbs last week, kind off happy as it was valentines week lol
nana
posted 21-Feb-2010 6:26am

hello every one this is my 5th day i feel much better than the 3rd day.
i can't wait till wedensday to see how much waight i lost.
i'm worried about the maintanace from now;)
M Bee
posted 22-Feb-2010 12:53pm

Good luck Nana.

Well done Choc-Lit, I have been having difficulties this time around, but have started again today in the hope of keeping it up this time, fingers crossed for me, I want to have loss a nice bit of weight come April. Hope I don't get bored. TC all.
Choc-Lit
posted 25-Feb-2010 11:28am

First stone gone... been really ill and took 5 days off but somehow managed to lose 3lbs in 9 days lol... very happy... No worries M Bee, with your determination you will be alright x
M Bee
posted 25-Feb-2010 8:20pm

Whoop whoop Choc-Lit, well done, mines is slow but its coming hun. Keep us updated, its so dry around here these days lol
M Bee
posted 6-Mar-2010 7:59pm

Hello, anyone out there?
dizzy
posted 9-Mar-2010 2:37pm

hi all this is my second day of thwe cd and it is reallllly reallly hard im 28st and i no i need to do something quik as i know im at risk of something dangerous. i kinda fell off track on my first day it was terrible but today im determined to stay on track even though im fighting it

i hope to see reall good results soon cus i need something to look forward to.
good luck everyone and i hope you all stick to it xxx
M Bee
posted 9-Mar-2010 8:19pm

Hey dizzy

I wish you the best of luck, I've been off track now for a while, and have been trying to get back on track, it is really hard, but we will fight together good luck, CD really does work
B=Bum
posted 10-Mar-2010 5:47pm

Hi all,

I am thinking of of going on the CD, but am concerned of the side effects as there is so much n the press about it being unhealthy and has adverse side effects, i would love to loose 4 to 5 stone and really want to looseit quickly. Have read most of theposts and i admire you all on your determination.

I have tried all sorts of diets but i really need a heavily restricted diet as i have no self control!!!

Your help and support would be much appreciated
M Bee
posted 23-Mar-2010 5:27pm

Hey B=Bum n all y'all

Hope its going well for you n sorry for the delay in any response. I had fallen off the wagon and am returning today, I have had a vanilla shake, hot chocolate and have had my last pack a porridge. I am drinking a mint & nettle tea as well, I have not done to well on my water so will try to drink a litre before I go bed, I have had around only 1 litre so far.

I am also a smoker and my quit day is tomorrow, I decided to take action with my weight, since I have done CD before and it worked great for me, I just did not stick to it to loose my last few stones. They say that you can gain around a stone and a half on average quitting smoking, so I guess that I ought to do the two together as I dont want to gain what I have lost already. Its gonna be quite a challenge but hey its all for the good so if there's anyone out there then plaeas please, please, support, support, support!!!
B=Bum
posted 1-Apr-2010 5:40pm

Hey M Bee,

Hope you doing ok with CD and quitting cigs, i have not yet started but am intending starting Next week and actually am really looking forward to it, i need some drastic action now... this doesn't appear to be a very busy forum, are there other forums that people who use CD go on?

Keep up the gud work...
Louabell
posted 27-Apr-2010 2:06pm

hi, all im just thinking about starting the diet.. just really wanna lose 2 stone... just to give it a good start.. the only thing is ive got 2 jobs and dont want it to affect m work. what do ut think?
M Bee
posted 29-Apr-2010 9:32am

Hi Lou,

It wouldn't, it would probably be easier as you will be without the distractions You could always stop if it did not agree with you, the pro is that it works smile
mussy
posted 18-May-2010 4:46pm

Hi all
Its my first day on cd during the day it was hard but dont want to give up does going gym help my cdc said she dont recommend me going gym says swimming and walking helps i really want to lose weight im on the ss also how long do i be on ss?
Will be grateful for support and help cheers mussy x
M Bee
posted 21-May-2010 3:08am

Hi Mussy

Yes apparently cardio exercise is not good at this time. Light walking is good. If you can get through the first few days you will most defo have lost a good amount of weight loss after the first week. I think you can be on SS for one week and switch over to the next stages but I think its best to stay on SS for as long as you can as it really works. Dont forget that SS+ is also quite low in calories and you can loose quickly on this too. Good luck it is initially hard but really works fast. Keep us updated to see how you go.
Choc-Lit
posted 31-May-2010 8:45am

Hey guys, how is everyone doing on the diet. Well I was ill for about 5 days, that was the last time I came on here. Turns out, I wasn't ill but experiencing abit of morning sickness lol. Unfortunately had to stop CD but got a beautiful baby on the way so I'm here for support now lol.

To all you guys thinking about doing the diet, definately give it a go. I found it to be easier than most diets as there is no reason to be looking at other foods. The sachets are all you should be having, which is a big plus for me as I with other diets,I always found myself snacking on other foods.

Hope you are doing ok M Bee?
B
posted 8-Jun-2010 5:56am


Did the cambridge diet last year between November and March and lost atleast 4 1/2 stone!! Came off it and struggled to get back to eating proper meals.. I tried the special k diet but was disappointed with the weight I was losing a steady 1-2 lbs a week which was nothing compare to 5-6 lbs on the cambridge diet and 12lbs in my first week of the diet- Seriously considerin' going back on the CD!
dp
posted 13-Jun-2010 3:33am

My husband and i are starting the CD on Friday. We both have around 2 stone to lose and have tried every other diet under the sun but we love food so much its difficult. Wish us luck.
M Bee
posted 14-Jun-2010 6:42pm

Good luck all. It works so give a go, you'll not be disappointed.

Congratulations Choc-Lit!!!! I am well thank you luv x
greenmariena
posted 15-Jun-2010 5:18am

Ok I am going to get weighed this evening and i do feel lighter, its a great diet and I dont feel hungry, its was hard the first few days, I will update you all when I get back
greenmariena
posted 15-Jun-2010 5:24am

By the way i was 13 stone 7 last week Monday and im 5'3, there are some fantastic comments on here and well done to all who have stuck to the diet x
greenmariena
posted 15-Jun-2010 5:24pm

Just got back and im 13 stone so i have lost 7lb in a week, roll on next week
greenmariena
posted 17-Jun-2010 4:16am

yet another weekend comming up, this is the hardest time but i want to fit my clothes that still have tags on, I going to be strong, not having a drink st the weekend is hard but I will have a treat every 4 weeks
M Bee
posted 20-Jun-2010 11:06am

hi green, you go girl!!! great loss keep us posted i am aiming to start up again tomorrow. smile
greenmariena
posted 22-Jun-2010 5:30am

Hi Bee and all you Cambridge Diet people, anyway im getting weighed today and I must say I do feel good, I will post my weight when I get back.
Bee have you started the diet again and how much you aiming to lose this time x
greenmariena
posted 24-Jun-2010 4:51am

Hi just to let you know I had my weigh in on Tuesday and have lost another 3lb I am very happy with this, another bag of flour off my body, in 2 weeks I have lost 10lb. be back soon x
bella2201
posted 29-Jun-2010 5:12pm

i have been on step 2 for a week now, first weigh in tomorrow, work clothes feel looser, i need this to work i have 2 stone to lose, im sick of feeling fat and unnatractive. anyone else doing step 2 ?
greenmariena
posted 30-Jun-2010 8:19am

Hi Bella, let us know what your weigh in is, anyway im doing step 2 now, I have been on step 2 for a week, i had a weigh in yesterday and lost a 1 lb so altogether i have lost 11 lb in 3 weeks, im due on this week and this is why i know my body swells up with water but I know next week will be a good loss, I think its good to say a stone a month is good going, you will be fine
bella2201
posted 30-Jun-2010 4:57pm

fantastic weigh in 6 whole pounds lost, but im the same i think i gain as the day goes on with water too. Got more tetra bricks this week as they are easier for work, i like the bars too fools my body into thinking im having a chocolate bar. i have a deadline night out in 2 weeks, would love to lose 13 lbs,Wish ths little voice in my head would stop telling me to eat bad stuff. speak soon.
greenmariena
posted 4-Jul-2010 2:42pm

well done girl, this is hard work but worth it, anyway I will let you know my next weigh in, dont you think the weekends are the worst, 6 pounds is a mile stone x
greenmariena
posted 5-Jul-2010 12:16pm

cant belive it i have lost 8lbs this week
bella2201
posted 6-Jul-2010 4:39pm

well done for those 8 whole pounds thats fantastic. I slipped tonight and ate a whole big bag of maltesersi feel so bad.......
minnie's mum
posted 3-Aug-2010 6:37pm

hi all,this is my first time on cambridge. i've just embarked on ss. Day 2 horrid headache. It's a bit of a struggle as i'm a total foodie. But i am determined to stick to this. I've tried ww before and also xenical. Both worked for a while but i never actually reached goal with ww. And couldn't handle the side effects from the pills! I've decided that it's taken me 37 years to grow this big, so even if it takes 6 months of starving to get it off i'll try! I'm 5'2" and weigh 12stone. I'd like to lose 3n1/2 st. Any encouragement welcome. Thanks fellow slimmers.
misshopeful
posted 25-Aug-2010 8:27am

day 3 of the diet. day 2 was hard. Felt really hungry yesterday and quite shakey. am so huge I am feeling like this is never going to work even though I am sticking to it strictly. Its hard to view the end goal when you know you have to be on this for nearly a year. am getting married next year but cant get excited due to the worry of the dreaded day that I have to buy a dress. currently weigh 18 stone yikes!!!!!!! 5ft 6 size 20 . enouragement welcome or tips from the pros!
mutsy
posted 5-Sep-2010 3:32pm

hi i decided to give up 2day as i am finding it expensive and in 8 months only lost 2 stones.thinking on going to slimming world as i am worried if i stop cambridge ill put on what i lost.where as slimming world educates you how to cook and use ingriediants properly.
su
posted 8-Sep-2010 4:20pm

joined the cd diet last week only lost two pounds very disappointed, will try one more week if i don't loose 5+ pounds will need to find motivation got a stone too loose but very unhappy with weight all round stomach and bum
M Bee
posted 10-Sep-2010 12:17pm

Just started CD again today and am already finding it difficult, I am feeling really hungry but have to start somewhere because i feel i am putting my weight back on. I hope I can get through today and will worry about tomorrow when i get there.

Fingers crossed for you Su, apparently when you have less to loose, the loss is less, at a slower rate that is. Good luck smile
su
posted 10-Sep-2010 1:44pm

been really really good until today dont know what came over me. My brain didnt even register i was doing the CD and straight after work was scouting for food, any food,had 1/2 bag of crisp before i even registered i am on CD. If i thought earlier would have had a soup. hope i havent spoilt my weight loss. (will get my pouches out every day and leave them where i can see them)

M Bee i found the more days i got through the easier i could ignore the hunger (except today brain melt)
M Bee
posted 10-Sep-2010 6:44pm

lol Su,

I'd like to think I got through day 1 but am sitting here thinking i am feeling a wave of hunger coming on. I did not manage 3 litres of water today, but 1 guess 2.5 will do. I am craving cream crackers lol, why they r so dry. I reckon you will be alright at least you got through the first week. I think i m going to post overload here, as they say the distraction helps.
M Bee
posted 14-Sep-2010 5:57pm

This website doesnt get as busy as it used to
M Bee
posted 18-Sep-2010 9:09pm

Cor bloody, is there anybody there???
Anonymous
posted 23-Sep-2010 8:40am

Hi i'm 16. I used to weigh 8 stone, unfortunatly i gained 2 stone over my 8 week break and i am extremly unhappy about it. i now weight about 10 stone 5lbs and i want to lose 2 stone again, i would like to do it in 2 months. will anyone tell me if it's possible?
Anonymous
posted 28-Sep-2010 1:44pm

Hey
I started cambridge at the start of june, I weighed 15.3 n I'm 5'7. Up until last week I weighed 13st but now that iv moved out for uni I feel like I'm puttin it all back on. I still have 5weeks worth of cambridge but I'm finding it so difficult to get back on it.
is anyone else struggling or have any words of wisdom to motivate me? I would realy appreciate it. Thanks
Kitty Kat
posted 1-Oct-2010 4:48pm

I followed the CD last year, I lost 3 stone and then when I stopped the diet and weight came back on, plus an additional 6ibs.
So then i went on WW and lost 6ibs but only loosing 1 or 2 pounds per week is never going to motivate me. So I've been back on the Cambridge Diet for just over a week now and have lost 7 pounds. I am determined to loose 3 stone and keep it off this time.
M Bee
posted 2-Oct-2010 1:03pm

Hi Kitty, Well done, I've been trying to get back on the CD but have found it so hard to do so. I managed to lose around e4 stone previously and have gained 2, so would like to loose since I want to go on hols for christmas, but i just cant get motivated at this time... Keep up the good work, I'm hoping by checkin on here will help me kick start off the diet. tc smile
Anonymous
posted 9-Oct-2010 7:41am

hi, im desprate to lose my baby weight but dont want to waste money on faddy diets, i weigh 10.6 and although its not massive for me who is normally 9.2 it feels like im a walking flump ! what id like to know is how i go about starting the diet ? where do i buy it from ? how much does it cost etc etc. any help and advice would be great, many thanks tanya xXx
M Bee
posted 10-Oct-2010 3:40am

Hi Tanya, Checkout the website, it will give you contact details of the counsellors in your area so you can call them up and find out to arrange a consultation the start date; you also purchase the product through the counsellor. Its around £1.80 per sachet. Hope this helps.
M Bee
posted 11-Oct-2010 7:16pm

Okay today was a good day. I envisage tomorrow being harder, but am having positive thoughts to be strong and get through another day. Its time to shed the excess!
M Bee
posted 12-Oct-2010 2:48pm

So I havent quite got to the end of the day but I have so far managed to stick to the diet and have drunk loads of water, in fact I am sure I am almost 3 ltrs done, whoop whoop! The night isstill young so am hoping I can continue the strength to get through day 2
M Bee
posted 13-Oct-2010 7:05pm

I haven't even followed the diet today, I haven't even had an appetite at all
M Bee
posted 14-Oct-2010 3:45pm

So far I've had 2 shakes already and will try for the 3rd in a while, but am feeling bloated, I have 1 more litre of water to drink. The more I drink the more I feel my lips dry, thats dehydration I dont get it. been proper drinking my fluids.
M Bee
posted 15-Oct-2010 4:53pm

5 days of using cambridge, I took a sneaky peak on the scales and have a loss of 8lbs Its hard but I am trying to tell myself I want, I like and I can!!!
M Bee
posted 17-Oct-2010 4:39am

Its the morning of day 7 and I had a sneaky peak on the scales - "the official weigh in day" I have a loss of an amazing 11lbs. Whoo hooo! I am elated I am hoping to continue taking it day by day with the view of dropping the stones, so here goes looking forward smile
penywaun1
posted 18-Oct-2010 9:52am

Going to start tomorrow have shakes etc and porridge , reading stories has spurred me on !
M Bee
posted 18-Oct-2010 5:02pm

You go Peny. I decided to blog everyday here even if there a very few visitors, as it helps to take the focus away from deviation.

Today was an ok day, well it was a long one, so this has helped to kick start the week, hoping for a nice significant loss for the end of the week. Just got to keep me water drinking up, only managed 2 litres 2day, - mental note to self, try drinking at least a litre before going to work. That way 'll beable to pace myself with the second 2 throughout the day.
jj
posted 18-Oct-2010 5:07pm

I have been on this diet for nearly 2 weeks and the first week i lost 9 pound.... Im so worried because this week i have had a mcds takeout and a fish n chips take out... I just had to!!! Now im so scared i wnt have lost neting this week!!! I have been so good other than that tho!!! What do u think? ??
penywaun1
posted 19-Oct-2010 2:14pm

not been hungry even tho its first day but boy do I have a headache !
M Bee
posted 19-Oct-2010 2:20pm

I reckon you will still loose however it might not be as significant as last week JJ. Tip is to try to keep up with your water cos once you are back into ketosis, the weight will drop. You really do need to stick to it for the first few weeks, I'd say, that way you can establish what the average weekly weight loss for you is, the first week generally tends to be the biggest weight loss.

Ps, dont be disheartened you have done really well so far n this diet is flaming hard. It has taken me ages to try n get back on track smile
M Bee
posted 19-Oct-2010 2:34pm

Have been forgetful all day really, first I forgot to bring a shake to work so did without all day, then I left my memory stick in the pc, then I went to put the kettle in the microwave, woteva next. Isn't it ironic I have remembered all of that.
mozzey
posted 24-Oct-2010 8:05am

Hi, I started cambridge last week and only actually did it for the 3 days out of 7 and still lost 4lb, which was amazing considering I had a couple of take aways. So this week Im going to stick to it rigidly and see what sort of result I get. My only problem is I get bored and dont know what to do with myself if im not eating and drinking.
penywaun1
posted 24-Oct-2010 10:27am

weigh in tomorrow night stuck to diet to letter
mozzey
posted 27-Oct-2010 5:02pm

Ive got my 2nd weigh in friday and even though ive not cheated, I dont feel like ive lost anything. I weighed myself this morning (I know I shouldnt) and i was 12st 2 and then couldnt resist doing it again this evening and im now 12st 6lb!! What is that about, I think Im going to have to throw my scales away, Ive become obsessed by them
penywaun1
posted 28-Oct-2010 12:03pm

I lost 6 lbs in first week , headaches have cleared up , still sticking to plan
mozzey
posted 28-Oct-2010 3:48pm

Well done you peny, I hope ive lost something this week, will be really disappointed if its only a couple of lb. A couple of lb is fine if your on slimming world but when your on a diet like this and having to sacrafice everything like food and alcohol, you want big numbers dont you. fingers crossed Ive only got 3 weeks til my big event and I will be gutted if I havnt a least lost a couple of stone.
mozzey
posted 30-Oct-2010 6:09am

:( I lost 4lb this week. My councilor says I should be please. Ive lost 8lb in 2 weeks. Ive also lost 16 inches all over. I suppose I should be please. I guess its better than gaining 8 lb. I just thought Id been losing stones. After all I am consumming only 600 cals a day
penywaun1
posted 30-Oct-2010 11:17am

wow Moz thats alot of inches , just had my xmas dress delivered its a 14 so want to be able to wear it !
mozzey
posted 31-Oct-2010 8:42am

Yeah my CD lady said that although the bad news is 3 of them are off my breasts :(. Im just not feeling any different. I think I read too many CD stories and think I had losing stones not pounds in my head. Oh well here goes another week. Good luck this week Peny, keep me updated
penywaun1
posted 2-Nov-2010 1:53pm

lost 2 lbs and 3 and half inches off my waist , keep going !
Anonymous
posted 29-Nov-2010 7:43pm

You guys are nuts to think this is good for your body. You are just ruining you metabolism. Its just not healthful. No one can sustain this long term.
Anna
posted 18-Dec-2010 5:00pm

I just want to congratulate everyone doing the cambridge - the first 3 days are really hard i know but once all the food if flushed out your system believe me it becomes ALLOT EASIER to stay on track!

- Remember a moment on the lips a life-time on the hips-
Before you eat that chocolate (or piece of food), and break your diet, just think is this going to benefit me in and hour? NO it is not so don't eat it. just think about how good you will look at the end of your diet. I also find if all your friends are eating but your not just imagine them all fat :D

LASTLY:
STICK WITH IT- DO NOT DISAPPOINT ME!! YOU WILL REACH YOUR GOAL
Anna
posted 18-Dec-2010 5:12pm

OH YEAH ONE MORE THING

-EVERYONE who tells you "you shouldn't do this diet because its not good/ healthy" or "Its too hard or too extreme- do this one instead", are failures who have tried to lose weight this way but failed because they are not committed and strong minded like we are....keep on it

- I HOPE THIS HELPS- YOU CAN GET THE BODY YOU WANT- i did :)
Babousha
posted 26-Dec-2010 6:06pm

Hi all,
Well i have started CD am on day 5 now but gave in last night and had some cous cous i was with family, CD is the hardest thing i have had to do have i screwed up my diet?? will be weighd in 2 weeks as my councellor is away
B-Boo
posted 4-Jan-2011 8:54am

Hi everyone,

Today is my first day back on CD. I originally started CD back in April and lost 5 stone, i came off in Sept and managed to maintain upto xmas. I put 9ilbs on over xmas and decided to start back again. My day going ok so far am topping up on paracetamol to avoid th headaches. My tummy feeling a little sickly due to all the liquid. Can't wait for this week to be down, it gets so much easier the second week. I will keep you posted on my progress
B-Boo
posted 4-Jan-2011 3:24pm

WEll day 1 nearing an end and feel considerably good. Strange but am very thirsty, which is good as it is helping me drink loads of water.

Will keep you updated tomorrow
Satsyb
posted 5-Jan-2011 3:50pm

I am thinking about going on the diet as I have put on over a stone in the last month or so. I am now at my heaviest for 5 years - 14st and 5 ft 6 - how much do you think I could lose in 6 weeks?
bubbles
posted 9-Jan-2011 5:54am

I am on day 4 of CD, days 2 and 3 was quite a challenge for me. I have been drinking 4 or more litres of water per day and feel great for every day I get through! We can do this and will, every time I feel that I will cheat I just think about the reasons why I started CD and how good I will be looking 5 months from now. I have quite a way to go about 7 stones!!! My first weigh in is on Wednesday.

will keep you updated
B-Boo
posted 10-Jan-2011 4:45am

Hi all, am on day 7 nd am really looking forward to my weigh-in tonight... its a great feeling when you know you have been really good and not cheated. Have been lucky, no head aches this time for week one which is a blessing. I will update you all tomorrow with my loss.

Satsyb - ihave tried every diet going and find this is the only one that works for me. The first week is the worst, but the average weight los of a stone a month is the best motivation ever...
Anonymous
posted 10-Jan-2011 10:39am

Hi all, I decided to weigh myself this morning and boy was I happpy, looks like I have lost 8LB and I am just on day 5. I am so pleased that I never cheated although I almost fell over the edge on days 2,3 and 4. Today has been great I have not felt hungry at all!! Can't wait till my weigh in on Wednesday.

Wish you all the best of luck! Don't give up eh!
bubbles
posted 10-Jan-2011 10:39am

Hi all, I decided to weigh myself this morning and boy was I happpy, looks like I have lost 8LB and I am just on day 5. I am so pleased that I never cheated although I almost fell over the edge on days 2,3 and 4. Today has been great I have not felt hungry at all!! Can't wait till my weigh in on Wednesday.

Wish you all the best of luck! Don't give up eh!
B-Boo
posted 10-Jan-2011 11:27am

Well done that is fabulous news.... keep up the gud work
B-Boo
posted 11-Jan-2011 3:25am

I lost 10 3/4 ilbs this week. Am thrilled!!! This kind of weight loss is the best motivation ever.... am hopeful that i will loose a stone in 2 weeks....
Carly
posted 12-Jan-2011 5:03am

Hi everyone im starting CD tomorrow and am a bit scared as its such a drastic change in diet. i have forgotten the feeling of hunger as i have been stuffing my face all day every day for so long now! really unhappy with my weight so really hope i have the strength and determination to do well! a friend has just lost 3 stone on it and i hope to lose the same. well done all of you for doing this, lets just think how good we will feel when we get to our targets x
B-Boo
posted 12-Jan-2011 7:23am

Hi Carly, you'll be fine, i found the best way to get over the hunger is to try to keep yourself busy, eat breakfast late which means its a shorter time frmae to wait for lunch and do the same with dinner. I also go to bed early for the first few days as it reduces the risk of temptation. I also drink loads of water which does tend to fill you up. Just remember no food will taste as good as you will feel by the time you loose your 3 stone...
bubbles
posted 12-Jan-2011 9:34am

Well done Boo!!!! so pleased for you! =D Well I am here on day 7 and so pleased that I have ressisted any tempting foods =) will get weighed later on today so will let you know how it goes.
Hi Carly, for me the 1st 4 days was the hardest keep at it because it really does get a lot easier.... I hardly feel hungry now, just the mental issues I have food can make it tempting sometimes but noway am I letting the food win, I want to look and feel great and I will!!!!

Will keep you posted gl peeps x
B-Boo
posted 12-Jan-2011 11:13am

Good luck Bubbles, i bet you will do really well.
bubbles
posted 12-Jan-2011 3:40pm

Hey! Thanks Boo. Soooo happy with my loss... 9lbs =D made me even more determined. watch this space =)

gl to you all x
B-Boo
posted 13-Jan-2011 5:20am

Fabulous bubbles... that is such an amazing achievement. I faltered yesterday and had a big meal last night. It was one of those things whereby i wanted it and am glad i had it. However back on it again today and looking forward to loosing more weight.

I hope your first day went well Carly if you decided to go ahead with it
bubbles
posted 13-Jan-2011 9:13am

Thanks Boo. I guess you enjoyed it and thats what matters most and also you are right back into the diet =) Do you start all over with the ketosis once you do that ? I found the first 4 days pretty hard. I may decide to enjoy a proper meal say once every 6 weeks or so (and i mean eat what i fancy lol) but only when i lose a bit more weight, just doing the ketosis stage all over again worries me so let me kno how it goes plz!

gl to you Boo wish you all the best, it's a hard slog but worth it at the end.


I tried the chocolate bar this week and never really liked it, do you know if the nutty one is similar ?

NEVER give up we can do this!!! think bout how good we will feel in 4 months frm now wooop!!! can't wait =D x
B-Boo
posted 14-Jan-2011 4:04am

hi Bubbles, am right back into it and no side effects for ketosis as yet...

i love the malt toffee and the mint chocolate bars. I found the nutty one was like eating cardboard - not that i've ever tried but its how i would imagine it to taste lol... Once you get in to the swing of it, you really don't miss food, this is my second turn on CD. I went on it last April and lost 5st in 5 months. I then took a break for a few months and did really well maintaining but put some back on over xmas, hence why i am back on it again but i have decided that i would like to loose a few more stone. I am finding it much easier this time although i still get the hunger pains in my tummy which really hurt but its mind over matter and i am blessed that i have the most amazing counsellor who is always happy to assist me in any way that she can. For example i usually just have the bars, i don't really have soups or porridge, if i had to have them i think i would not last on it, even though you are not supposed to but last time i lost usually 4ilb a week on the bars...

Anyway enough of my ranting, hope you have a good weekend and resist all temptation

Speak soon
Kaz 36
posted 24-Jan-2011 5:54am

I started CD SS today. I have started and failed to stick to this diet in the past. I am going to give it my best shot, after reading all the other weight loss and the same issues I have had in the past has made me more determined. Wish me luck !! XX
B-Boo
posted 25-Jan-2011 6:34am

Good Luck Kaz,

I had a bit of a relapse last week but am back on it again and this is day 2, so far so good... i am sure you will do brilliantly
Sassy
posted 27-Jan-2011 11:36am

I started this diet 2 weeks ago and fell off the wagon this week. I lost 9lbs in my first week but lost nothing this week as I had eaten proper food. I was devastated but it has made me want to be more disciplined again. It means I have to go through the first 4 days again and I'm on day 2 and am starving! My tummy growls all day, which is not pleasant. I'm really glad I found this blog, as reading all your comments has motivated me to keep going! My next weigh in is next Wednesday so will keep you posted. Good luck all!
Nimu
posted 31-Jan-2011 3:31pm

Hey everybody.been on cambridge for 2 weeks now doing SS+ but only lost 6lbs(had my 2nd weigh-in today).really feeling disheartened because i've stuck to the diet 100% and not seen results yet-not even in ketosis yet.want to take a break off the diet tomorrow and just have a girlie day with my best friend.do you think that will make me gain any weight back?
marpaticia
posted 2-Feb-2011 6:31pm

Started the Cambridge 22 Nov 2010 and never thought I could do it. I felt so strongly that my teeth were made for chewing and not to be used as a strainer! The 2nd night I had a nightmare where I was chased by spaghetti... Its now exactly 2 months later and I have lost the 2 stones which I wanted but never felt I had the willpower. I suffered insomnia and constipation but not bloated just poor bowel movement. Sometimes I needed to eat something more substantial. On average I lost 3 lbs per week and was delighted to have reached the 12.4 stones. My biggest incentive is to lose the weight to visit Barbados on 8 Feb to celebrate my 60th birthday. I have never felt so happy with my success. I have more energy, can walk fater without losing breath so the benefits are great. I may gain 7 lbs in Barbados but on return to UK i shall start again for the summer because I would have only1 and half stone. Good luck to all of you and if I can so can you----believe me . try to find a good reason why you need to lose it and let that be your incentive.
Anonymous
posted 6-Feb-2011 8:39pm

i want to do it, im struggling! had a baby 2 months ago and i just dont have the willpower but feel so depressed! really need to lose 3 stone of baby weight and get to my pre baby weight of 8 and a half stone! any advice? Help
big thighs
posted 20-Feb-2011 12:19pm

Hi I have already lose 3 stone calorie counting in 6 months was 14 stone 2 dieting to 11 stone.2 and then I platuaed. Decided to start the cambridge and lost 5 pounds in the first week quite a small loss compared to others and havent broke the diet at all. I guessing this is because I am only two stone off my goal weight so the weight loss must slow down. I have done this diet before a few years ago and I lost a stone in the first week but was a lot bigger. Any one else found this? To break the platua was fantastic thou so pleased about that wondering how ong it would take to lose this two stone as I am getting married on april the 2ndxx
M Bee
posted 3-Mar-2011 11:20am

Well all the best to you big thighs, i want to start but am finding it difficult to get going. Hope you reach your goal, keep us updated smile
miss p
posted 9-Mar-2011 1:38pm

Been on the ss for a week had my first weigh in today and lost 8lb,also was on my period and felt bloated so didnt think i wld lose as much.All i can say is im the worlds worse dieter and if i can do it anyone can.good luck to u all.
ANNA
posted 19-Mar-2011 4:53pm

hey how long should it take me to lose 10 pounds
ANNA
posted 19-Mar-2011 5:06pm

today is my first day and i HAVE to stay on this for two weeks- does anyone wannabe my Cambridge diet sole source buddy
ANNA
posted 22-Mar-2011 12:51pm

day 4 and its going ok i guess but i cant stop fantasising about what i am going to eat when i come off- i am coming of ss on saturday i will run out of Cambridge on this day and i should have reached my target weight by then. the problem is i dont wana binge when i come of this diet- has anyone got a good diet plan after coming of they would like to share ??
Sandra
posted 31-Mar-2011 4:04pm

Started cd last week never done it b4 n lost 12 lb in my first week. Looking forward to my next weigh in!!
M Bee
posted 2-Apr-2011 7:38pm

Well done ladies. This is my 6th day, I went for a weigh in today and had lost 10lbs in five days, i was really chuffed with this as I didnt imagine I would loose that much, roll next weigh am hoping it will total a stone+ Keep sharing your updates, its a tough diet initially but am thinking of the benefits.
Sally
posted 6-Apr-2011 7:48am

Hi Guys,

Its really nice to find a place for support. Your are all clearly doing well. I'm on day 7 of CD and so far I have lost 9lbs. I am continuing until May 30th I have a goal of 2 stone to lose in total. Also I know loads of ppl who have have been successful on this diet. Also for those of you feeling weak and considering giving up one thing to remember FOOD ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE... If you are craving anything in particular i.e. sweets, chips,etc just think they will be there when your diet is finished.. But by then you'll probably be so skinny you won't want them lol!
Emma
posted 6-Apr-2011 2:19pm

hello all, im currently on day 6.. i have not been hungry once!! im finding it really easy, ive done the diet before first time i lost 9lbs in 1st week and 2nd time round i lost 11lbs in 1st week!! ive got my weigh in on friday however i just had a sneaky weigh in at home and its showing ive only lost 4lb. im really gutted. :( Feel really let down. Thought i would of atleast lost around the 10lb as im slightly bigger then ive been before. I will wait till my official weigh in on Friday th before i get down about it!
All you guys have done really well :)
Emma
posted 6-Apr-2011 2:21pm

P.S does anyone know if drinking too much water is bad!! im drinking LOADS!! Well ove the 2.25 litres. More like 4 litres... HELP??
M Bee
posted 7-Apr-2011 7:15pm

Hi Emma & Sally well done, you've done really well. I'm on day 11 and i have not done to well on my waters this week, I think I might need to change brands of water, i do tend to drink over the 2.25 as was told to by my cd counsellor. I would not drink as much as 4 litres though i think that's to much Emma try a max of 3 litres. anyway keep posting its nice to know your not alone.
Emma
posted 8-Apr-2011 5:45am

Hello M Bee. I have my weigh in today so i am going to speak to my counciler about it all! As i am ever so bloated this morning, could this be to too much water? I cant stop drinking it. I have forever got a bottle of water in my hand. I love it LOL. Ive always liked water but i have never drank as much as i do now. Can drinking too much water stop me from losing weight ?? Arghhh.... i cant win. If i dont drink it then i get a very dry mouth :( I am smoking a hell of a lot more too so that prob does not help my dry mouth. :@
Emma
posted 8-Apr-2011 8:09am

Lost 9 and a half so im chuft!!!!! X
M Bee
posted 12-Apr-2011 10:50am

HI Emma, well done to your 9 pounds that's great, I got weighed on Saturday and only lost 3lbs I was gutted, but am looking on the bright side and thinking of it as 1lb away from a stone, im going away for this weekend so wont get weighed until the following weekend, am hoping the loss will be extremely impressive by then, I am up and down with my water but find I can drink loads of tap water over mineral water. I was told that too much water can be awful for you so I dont tend to go as far as 4 litres, I find that the max I can do in a day is 3 litres. do a google search on effects of too much water, that will clear things up for you. Well I'm off for now, keep me posted and well done to you again!!!
tiny
posted 2-May-2011 8:58am

Hi all I'm on day 13 and had a cheeky go on the scales its saying I've lost 10 pounds in 13 days so disappointed as no people lose this in a week x oh I have cheated I had a eater egg and 2 slices of toast day 6. So I no I'm only to blame gOod luck all
shell
posted 3-May-2011 1:27pm

hi i am now on day 5 of the cambridge diet and have already lost 7 pounds i am sooo happy i can even fit in clothes i couldnt before which has given me alot more motivation and confidence to carry on..stick with it as it really does work best of luck :) xx
Diamondgal
posted 9-May-2011 2:40pm


Hi Guys

Im on Day 12 and have found it really hard today. My first week I lost 10lbs so hopefully Ive lost 4 more by the time of my 2nd weigh in on Wednesday morning.

With regards to water ive just been drinking the 2.25 ltrs but have had to have sugar free gum to get me through this week as my mouth tastes horrible!!!

We must keep the motivation going and keep in the backs of our minds that this is short term. My counsellor has recommended joining WW or Slimming World when you have lost your weight as they are great for maintenance.

Keep it up guys!!
Nikki
posted 10-May-2011 11:15am

Hi

I am starting the Cambridge diet today seeing the lady at 5pm so tomorrow morning will be my first shake!!
Need motivating!
posted 11-May-2011 4:34pm

Hi aol, i started the diet on monday and on day 3. Finding it very difficult as I love my food. Aim is lose as much as I can before my Holstein in June. I keep coming online to read people's comments just to keep myself going. I need to find things to do as Iam on maternity at the moment.
Diamondgal
posted 13-May-2011 2:54am


Hi All

My 2nd Week weigh in was on Wednesday and I lost another 6lb - Total 1 stone 2lb in just 2 weeks!!!!

I havent lost anything for the past two days, however Im determined to keep going. I also bought the Orange powder to go into the water to give it a nice taste, so hopefully be able to tolerate the amount of water you have to drink!!

Keep going it does work!!
Still-want-curves!
posted 13-May-2011 10:32am

Day 5 for me (can't believe I've made it this far). First time doing anything like this. I want to lose 4s, my CDC says 5.5 but I can't imagine being under 10st and it feels weird to me.

Anyway I have almost given up a few times. Days 2-3 were HARD.

Days 4-5 so far been great in terms of much less hunger, more energy, and a feeling of strength knowing I can resist temptation. I had a little bit of chicken breast on Day 3 but refuse to feel guilty and my CDC said it's ok, it's a cheat but it's a safe cheat.

It's the weekend tomorrow which will be hard. (Work is so much easier than home). I have bought eggs just in case I am about to slip. Better eggs or chicken or cheese than bread. I'm trying really hard to not think too far into the future weeks as it is daunting imagining parties and social events and bored or down moments and I just hope when they come I do safe cheats and get right back on it.

I crave stories of successful long-term maintenance and please point me to any source you know of.

First WI on Monday which feels like AGES. Am hoping for 6-7lb so if it is more I'll be thrilled and if less a little sad but it's the clothes getting looser that really motivates me.

Great place to post easily. Thanks for listening!
Need motivating!
posted 13-May-2011 11:50am

I am on day 5, I have just been in for my weigh in and have lost 5 pounds.is this good?
missxvamp
posted 23-May-2011 11:57am

I'm on day 1 and right now its near 5pm and I'm very hungry I'm lieing on bed just not knowing what to do please help
Diamondgal
posted 24-May-2011 7:48am

Hi Guys

The past two weeks have been really hard, didnt get weighed in last week as my couseller was away on holiday, however due to be weighed in tomorrow so will keep you updated.

This week ive been nibbling on cucumber and cheese but it still looks like im in Ketosis (fingers crossed)
Anonymous
posted 24-May-2011 2:25pm

started my week of cambridge got my first way in 2morrow hope ive lost at least 6 pounds ive done it before 2 years ago and lost 7 in my first week so hopefully will this time.
haggy
posted 24-Jun-2011 4:03pm

I am on my 4th week have lost nearly 2 stones however am struggling with the last 4pounds!!!!
bubbles
posted 3-Jul-2011 9:20am

Hey guy's guess what!!! I'm jumping on the cambridge diet band wagon. I seriously hope it's worth it for an average of £40 per week. But reading the success that you guys have had I feel a lot more motivated to try it. I havent found a counsellor yet but thats on my tick list for this week. wanna get started as quick as possible as i'm going to turkey in august and would like to be at least a stone lighter. Anyway good work guys and girls keep it up and concerntrate on the end goal, mine being to look on the outside how I feel on the inside and just to shine really. xxxx
Gemjay
posted 26-Aug-2011 3:41pm

Hi all it's the end of my first day and I have gone to bed early got bit of a headache, just hope the next couple of days go by quickly my CDC said the first three days would be the hardest, eager to get to my first weighing and could really do with a few weight lose buddies got to lose 3.5 stone which feels like a million miles away right now but I have given myself till new years to reach my goal fingers crossed good luck fellow cd's xxx
boslyn
posted 23-Sep-2011 3:06am

Hi, this is the second week of SS and I am still feeling motivated. I am 5ft 3 and weighed 15 stone 9lbs. I lost 10lb last week but this has really slowed down this week. This is the first diet that I have not strayed and cheated on. The biggest problem I have is the horrible taste in my mouth that I have had to sesort to sugar free gum for to give me the confidence that I do not have smelly breath.I am due my weigh in in 4 days time so fingers crossed. My ultimate goal is to be 10 stone in March of next year (the same weight that I was on my wedding day 25 years ago). Good luck and keep going to all fellow cd's. xx
jackie
posted 23-Sep-2011 12:38pm

I started the cd on 9th Sept, 1st week I lost 10lbs and was really pleased. 2nd week only 2.5lbs, gutted.
Gonna keep at it though. Anyone wanna be my cd buddy?
Anonymous
posted 7-Jan-2012 3:20pm

hi does anyone know a free website to deiscuss things about the cambeidge diet with help and support
Cath77
posted 30-Jan-2012 1:41pm

Starting fri, funny day to start but hey ho, need to lose 9 stone want to.lose at least 6 stone by the end of july just need to be strong x can anyone let me know how to cope with the hungrer x
Anonymous
posted 12-Feb-2012 3:29pm

Hi
I'm on day 3 of SS! It's been hard but I've done it! I know that the first 3 days are a test!! This is my second time round! I gained 3 of the 4 stone I lost last year! It was sheer gluttony that I regained! I had hit rock bottom on Wednesday! My clothes were so tight! I couldn't bare to look at myself! Now I'm ready! You have to be ready!!!!! At the end of day 3 I can already see I've lost inches!!! My tummy is definitely less bloated!!! I'm not weighing myself! I love the surprise! I'm hoping for 8-10 lbs on my first week! Good luck everyone!!!! We can do it!!!
Aishx
posted 21-Feb-2012 7:31am

Hi all I'm on day 3 of ss and am feeling very hungry help please x
H?j?a
posted 13-Apr-2012 6:42pm

hey guys
just started CD yesterday, today being day 2, start weight was 15.13 stones on Wednesday! aim is to lose approx 6 stones! feels milesss awayyy!
H?j?a
posted 14-Apr-2012 3:01pm

3rd day! Oriental chilli soup made me feel sick!
Anonymous
posted 23-Apr-2012 8:30am

Hi everybody! i started on ss on Saturday..not finding itas hard today but first 2 days were absoloute HELL! Had a sneaky peek on scales and have lost 5pounds so very happy. Im 5 foit and weigh 14.10 so have a long way to go :( good luck to all u ladues x
Anonymous
posted 23-Apr-2012 5:03pm

Im debating joining the CD band wagon too. I lost 16lbs at ww last night which I gained back on a 8 week holiday in Mexico and now can't seem to shift again. Like most people ww was good but lose a pound/gain a pound takes too long I want quick effective results. Hoping to start ss and lose 2 stone. Well done to everyone who keeps it up, sounds hard but your efforts are inspiring me!!!
Anonymous
posted 23-Apr-2012 5:05pm

Oops.. I didn't lose 16lbs last night, I meant last year!!!
Vjd
posted 27-Apr-2012 4:36pm

Hi everyone I started 3 days ago today has been the hardest. But just drinking green tea with sweetners ( tastes nice ) and sticking to the 3 shakes, scales say 4lb off already soo hope I have a good loss Wednesday will let you all know . I'm 5'6 and 13 stone want to get to 10 stone anything !!!!!
Really want to do it this time I have a good figure under this fat !!! I will rock by bikini this year xx
Great inspiration on her keep it up lovely CD's xxxxx
Vjd
posted 27-Apr-2012 4:37pm

Only drinking shakes though as haven't had anything else ? What's nice ?
Anonymous
posted 1-May-2012 6:11pm

frown been on Cambridge for 12 days now lost 8lb in the first week smile but has just sat down and binged on half a Easter eggfrown why frown feel really bad what should I do as don't think I'll lose anything now his week. Also I'm really consterpatedfrown help
Funmilayor
posted 12-May-2012 9:14pm

Because I'm a bit confused. I've seattrd this morning and had planned the whole day's food calories, but now I'm confused because my breakfast is 200 calories, my lunch 170 calories, but my Dinner is 180.Does it matter that my dinner is a bit higher in calories than my lunch? Or should it strictly stay Each meal less calories than the recent meal' ? I just want to clear this up. Thanks:)(Oh, and has anyone ever tried this diet/lifestyle and lost weight by doing it?)People! I have an eating disorder, the 550 calories here is more than I usually eat, so a 200 calorie breakfast is a big breakfast to me since I usually ate nothing for breakfast. So, please, PLEASE, just answer the question: Does it matter that my dinner is a bit higher in calories than my lunch? Or should it strictly stay Each meal less calories than the recent meal' ?
Anonymous
posted 28-Aug-2012 6:46am

Started again and now on Day 11 - and have lost 11lb so far, got to keep it up - started at 15.8 and now 14.11. I will keep you updated
Diamond gal
posted 28-Aug-2012 6:48am

Ditto, I'm on Day 11 too and same weight....how bizarre!!! I will keep u updated too.
Anonymous
posted 8-Sep-2012 1:55pm

am on Cambridge diet now for abt two weeks n i must admit iv cheated but still lost 1/2 a stone this time am sticking to it .. 161/2 stones now n feel miserable every day ... I want to be 10 stones by Christmas huh ... I can't wait
Liviu
posted 26-Dec-2012 8:03am

Wow, what a great website, and what wodfernul videos! You certainly are an inspiration! I also found your site through vegan.com, and will definitely subscribe. While I have been vegan for years, I am always looking for new and clever ideas to help friends and family think about what they are eating. While none are vegan (yet . . .) I definitely have them all eating healthier. Future ideas if you don't grow any of your own veggies, please give it a try! Or inspire others to plant some. A container with one tomato plant is a great start. I am in South Florida, so I tend to have a garden year round. There are several months of the year I don't have to buy any salad goodies, I just have to go pick them. Talk about saving money on your food bill. Anyway, thanks again for taking time to make a difference. Oh and I love your eco sneaks from a couple episodes back!
MoLola
posted 5-Sep-2013 5:02am

Hi all,
Started the CD last week
Lost 9lbs in week 1. In week 2 now.
Any one here for support???

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