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Why haven't I lost any weight?

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porridgewithalmondmilk Sun 10-Feb-13 19:40:05

Travel - I did Cambridge before smile I said that this was a different diet but with basically the same principles.

I am doing it again because I did Cambridge in 2003 - things change grin I am assuming that what you're getting at is that if it had worked the first time, I wouldn't need to go back on it but it is pretty common to regain weight after a diet especially nine years down the line.

I've decided to stick with it until the end of this month and review the situation then.

TravelinColour Sun 10-Feb-13 19:29:58

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porridgewithalmondmilk Sun 10-Feb-13 19:05:33

Well, it never has before! grin

Seriously, Lighter Life (which I have not done before) and Cambridge (which I have) are very low calorie diets with meal replacement packs rather than actual 'food.' Lighter Life is more expensive than the latter because it offers group support/counselling but to be honest I decided to go with this as I can't face Cambridge (I don't like the way the products taste any more.)

Cambridge has always worked just fine before - stuck to it, lost weight. Thus far however, Lighter Life isn't.

What I am wondering is if anyone else has experienced this. I don't know if it's something in the products disagreeing with me or if my metabolism is just all over the show - bemused and pretty upset.

WiseKneeHair Sun 10-Feb-13 18:59:59

But it will be harming your health. Your body will be going into starvation mode and keeping hold of any fat it can.

porridgewithalmondmilk Sun 10-Feb-13 18:57:47

Lighter Life:

Earlybird - Cambridge is slightly less in fact. It certainly doesn't harm your health, but it is far too expensive to stick to if it isn't going to work and I am absolutely lost as to why it isn't working confused

TravelinColour Sun 10-Feb-13 18:42:59

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Earlybird Sun 10-Feb-13 18:40:55

Are you really eating only 600 calories a day? That is a miniscule amount, and I'd be amazed at any diet that would suggest such low numbers. There is no way it could be good for your health.

porridgewithalmondmilk Sun 10-Feb-13 18:36:40

I don't know blondie - I wish I could share your optimism, but it's very strange. I mean, I'm eating less than 600 calories a day and have stuck to it absolutely stringently. I've done a VLCD before (Cambridge) and it came off pretty easily then ... not sure why it won't now confused It's cost so much money as well, I feel like crying to be honest!

blondiedollface Sun 10-Feb-13 18:24:12

It'll all come off next week!! smile Post in a week and let us know - just don't give up. This happened to me in my first week of Slimming World an age ago, first week put on 1/2lb second week lost 6 1/2lb grin Never give up hope!

porridgewithalmondmilk Sun 10-Feb-13 18:20:50

I haven't lost anything in a week, despite being on a very low calorie diet (lighter life) and I'm mystified as to why ... Any ideas? confused

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