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Struggling with Cambridge Diet

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fatmumma Thu 06-Aug-15 16:30:15

Have been on CD for 6 weeks now, lost a stone now. A part of me is pleased with my progress and another part of me is thinking that most people lose a stone in a month so I should have lost more by now and I need to get my act together as CD is not cheap. blush - My consultant has set me the target of losing 3lbs for each the next two weeks hmm

I put on a pound last week. I am putting myself through a diet of shakes, bars etc and I gain a pound angry I know it was only a pound, but this a VLCD, and people lose 2-3lb a week sad I know I had a meal out with my Mum as she doesn't know about CD, but I chose chicken. One frigging pound...

Struggling with the water intake and generally feeling a bit disheartened and depressed that I am not losing weight.

part of me has thought about switching to slimming world or weight watchers but DH said he didn't want me to quit CD and feel a failure. Over the years I have tried SW and WW only to quit.

pinktrufflechoc Thu 06-Aug-15 16:31:19

That is very unusual to gain weight.

Are you in any medication, including over the counter stuff? I once gained due to Nytol believe it or not.

KungFuhrer Thu 06-Aug-15 16:33:26

Slim and save is VLCD but has tiny meals (their cheese pasta is lovely) as well as shakes, bars, soup and protein crisps. Cheaper than Cambridge too.

fatmumma Thu 06-Aug-15 16:40:48

pinkttruffle - was taking hay fever mess, but stopped taking them weeks ago

kung - DH says I should stick with CD as I've always quit diets in the past and for my own self esteem, he doesn't want me to quit this

fatmumma Thu 06-Aug-15 16:41:31

Meds not mess

pinktrufflechoc Thu 06-Aug-15 16:42:10

That is odd then.

you're not pregnant are you; the diet does boost fertility

fatmumma Thu 06-Aug-15 16:54:30

That put a smile on my face that I haven't had in a few days, no pinkttruffle, DH had snip years ago. - tbh, I think i am just feeling generally a bit down, always struggle with cabin fever in the school summer hols. We have one car, and DH has it for work.

KungFuhrer Thu 06-Aug-15 17:05:01

It could be water retention. Try upping your fluid intake.

P's, have you been taking measurements? Sometimes you can lose inches before it shows on the scales.

pinktrufflechoc Thu 06-Aug-15 17:06:26

It is really discouraging I know flowers

I would check:

Are scales accurate
Fluid (try not to drink before a weigh in)
Gross but constipation?

ThoseAwfulCurtains Thu 06-Aug-15 17:12:13

I stopped losing weight completely on CD for weeks on end - well over a month iirc. The consultant clearly didn't believe it was possible but I followed it to the letter.

After I went back on it a year or so later, I stalled again at exactly the same weight - again for weeks.

It really buggered up my metabolism in the end and I wouldn't say it's for everyone. It's taken a long time and a lot of exercise to get to the point where I don't put on weight just by smelling food smile

fatmumma Thu 06-Aug-15 17:31:33

kung - finding it hard to drink enough waters day in, day out. Especially now I'm at home all day. Easier when I was at work as had bottles of water on my desk

curtains I hear you, I've certainly had some unpleasant side effects blush but all seems to be settled down now

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