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CremeDeSudo Sat 28-Nov-15 15:43:59

Sorry if this has been done before but as anyone done both? I lost 4 stone on Cambridge a couple of years ago..have put a stone back on and tempted to give Exante a go as cheaper and more variety..are the products like? Any feedback either way? Tia!

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mrsnewfie Mon 30-Nov-15 18:52:47

I haven't tried Cambridge but have had Exante before.

My experience was that the shakes were ok with added sweetener but the meals were horrific! They may have improved them since I tried it a couple of years ago but if you like Cambridge, I'd stick with that.

PoptartPoptart Mon 30-Nov-15 21:33:45

I didn't like Exante products very much. My favourite (if I can have a favourite VLCD!) is Slim & Save. Cheaper than Cambridge, plus you can order online and they usually deliver within 2 days. Products are nice (for a VLCD)

laundryeverywhere Mon 30-Nov-15 21:42:21

I am doing Exante, it's very good value. The products are a bit variable, but you get used to them and find which ones you prefer. I like most of them, but I did have a shake from a special mystery shake pack they did as a novelty and I think it was cola flavour, a bit weird!

CremeDeSudo Tue 01-Dec-15 16:26:33

I went ahead and ordered the 84 products for £80. I hope they're not too bad now! fblush

I'm sick of Cambridge products tbh, plus it's very expensive.

Fingers crossed...Thank you for the feedback everyone!

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laundryeverywhere Tue 01-Dec-15 16:48:39

I like them, plus having all those products makes me feel I have to stick to it. I have now lost 46lbs on it.

CremeDeSudo Wed 02-Dec-15 09:53:02

That's amazing laundry glad to hear it can work!

I've had an email to say it's being delivered today so going to start on Friday so I have the first hard days at home rather than be grumpy in the office!

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helenahandbag Wed 02-Dec-15 11:01:36

My problem with Exante is that the products contain loads more carbs/sugar than Cambridge so I never managed to get into ketosis angry

laundryeverywhere Wed 02-Dec-15 14:24:13

That is true about the carbs being higher, and I do sometimes get a bit hungry, but I have managed to stick to it most of the time and not had any binges. Also I have felt quite healthy after the first few weeks of head aches and tiredness.

CremeDeSudo Thu 03-Dec-15 18:05:59

I missed the delivery so it's coming to my local post office tmw. Am excited to start but may have had a naughty few days in 'preparation' blush

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laundryeverywhere Thu 03-Dec-15 18:08:18

That's what I did! Good luck when you start. The first few days can be quite difficult but you will soon get used to it.

helenahandbag Thu 03-Dec-15 19:24:00

The more sugar you eat in the lead up, the worse the detox will be when you start. Saying that, I once started Cambridge off the back of Dominos, doughnuts, chocolate, crisps and a load of gin so I can't be taken seriously grin

CremeDeSudo Thu 03-Dec-15 19:27:01

I was genuinely I'll when I first started Cambridge with carb withdrawals I think. It was awful! I've been eating generally low carb for a while now so fingers crossed I don't get that again! That was after a Chinese the night before too grin

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CremeDeSudo Sun 06-Dec-15 20:40:02

So far I'm mostly just impressed by the variety. Odd after taste on some things which I'm not a huge fan of but I'm enjoying the novelty of new things to make using powder!

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Purplepixiedust Fri 18-Dec-15 23:53:33

I am starting Exante on 4th Jan. My food parcel arrived today!

twinkle183 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:41:33

Can I join you... Gonna order my packs for the 4th Jan!! Hoping to shift at least 2.5stone... Really do need a good nick start! X smile

CremeDeSudo Wed 30-Dec-15 08:50:44

I only lost 2lb in that first week. Disappointed! sad I think because I've done these diets so many times now they're less effective? I had to come off it then because I was really fun down and picking up anything and everything. Back on it next week!

Good luck everyone!

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VintageTrouble Sat 02-Jan-16 18:30:50

Can I join in? Just starting today for the second time. Well first time was only a week but I did lose 9lbs.

How you feeling now Creme?

CremeDeSudo Sat 02-Jan-16 19:17:35

I haven't started yet blush tbh, I'm thinking of using these products to do the 5:2 diet then skipping breakfast (based on other thread I was reading) and generally eating low carb/healthily on the non fast days. I want to go back to the gym and I struggle for energy on 800 cals a day!

I may change my mind again next week however... confused

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VintageTrouble Sat 02-Jan-16 20:53:57

Yes it's difficult to know what to do isn't it? I like SW for maintaining but although it worked very well for me in the past, since the dc is hasn't.

I have also done fast days and I do find they are good for reseting my appetite. Which I really need after the last 15 boxes of chocolate 2 weeks.

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