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VLCD - yes or no?

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NapoleonsNose Sun 01-Nov-15 18:05:15

I've got at least three stone to lose. I successfully lost nearly four stone on SW about five years ago. Since then I've put nearly all of it back on and I feel fat and frumpy. I've tried SW again a couple of times over the last couple of years, but since they introduced the Extra Easy thing I cannot seem to lose the weight. I've also gone from a job where I was on my feet all day and walking around a lot, to sitting on my bum at a desk. I'm really tempted to try a VLCD as I want to kick start my weight loss. I think once I've lost a noticeable bit, I will feel motivated and better about myself. Has anyone had much success on a VLCD? How easy is it to ignore the hunger?

NickNacks Sun 01-Nov-15 18:22:41

Over the past few days I have been research the Cambridge diet and think I'm going to go for it. I know I'll be nagged by others not to do it but I know once I have a good head start I'll be able to maintain it. I run and exercise but it would be so much better for my joints if I didn't have to lug this weight around. Let me know what you decide!

PotOfYoghurt Sun 01-Nov-15 20:25:50

I'm starting Slim&Save tomorrow.

I did Cambridge a few years ago and loved it, I found it so much easier than trying to eat normal, healthy food. As I've been overweight since a young child it's a lot harder than just eating less, moving more. I only came off as I couldn't afford it anymore.

Slim&Save is about 600cal I think, and a bit cheaper and can buy online. Don't have the benefit of a consultant but maybe can find like minded people on here to touch base with!

NapoleonsNose Sun 01-Nov-15 20:34:30

Slim&Save is the one I've been looking at. I've found that they also have an eBay shop which is also a bit cheaper than the website too.

I might take the plunge but need to start on a week when I've got nothing planned. Have a couple of events to factor in over the next week or so, including DD's 18th, a 50th party and a weekend away, so realistically I can't start until after they are out of the way.

PotOfYoghurt Sun 01-Nov-15 20:49:02

I know what you mean, I'm planning on hibernating on day 3 when ketosis kicks in... Luckily I have the week off work!

NickNacks Sun 01-Nov-15 21:20:31

May I ask how you got on with Cambridge PotOfYoghurt ? Did you lose very much? The cost is definitely something to consider but I can't be fat forever and don't know what else to do! sad

PotOfYoghurt Sun 01-Nov-15 21:33:52

I lost 3st in about 2 1/2 months. First three days I was pretty hungry, but I had prepped by dropping carbs the week before so I didn't get any extra withdrawal.

It was fantastic apart from the price! I definitely think having a weekly weigh in with a consultant helped. If you can afford it, I would say go for it.

NickNacks Sun 01-Nov-15 21:57:29

That's fantastic, well done. I can't imagine losing so much so quickly! - I need to lose about 5 stone so I think this could be worth the high £ cost.

PotOfYoghurt Sun 01-Nov-15 22:07:14

It was great, and being able to see a huge difference in the first week on the scales was enough to keep going. I do wish I had been able to afford to keep going as I've found all dieting quite difficult since then, but I'm feeling positive about starting anew tomorrow.

NickNacks Sun 01-Nov-15 22:39:10

Good luck. You obviously have the willpower so I am sure you will do great! Let us know how you get on.

PotOfYoghurt Sun 01-Nov-15 23:18:58

Thanks for the vote of confidence! You too!

StDogolphin Mon 02-Nov-15 18:48:12

I did Cambridge, it worked really well for me. I didnt think it was that expensive compared to how much I was spending on food though. I wasnt hungry after about four days.

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