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Any success on Cambridge diet?

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lnp180597 Tue 16-Jul-19 22:07:47

Debating on trying this diet as I’ve gained loads of weight on my current contraception, I also have PCOS so looking for best way to keep my weight down to reduce symptoms! Thanks in advance! X

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iddybiddymum Tue 16-Jul-19 22:14:39

My friend did it and it was very strict but he did lose weight.
If I could recommend anything it would be try 16:8 intermittent fasting ( have a look on google).
It's less regimented and you have the freedom to still eat!! I have always struggled with my weight and I do 16:8 mon - fri most weeks and I have managed to feel a lot more happier with my weight

NeitherNowtNorSummat01 Tue 16-Jul-19 23:25:08

I lost 5 stone on this diet back in 2013.
It’s bloody hard
But bloody effective. You lose about a stone a month. That said, it’s very easy to put it all back on when you’ve finished it (I did!)

Nojo82 Thu 18-Jul-19 15:38:40

I started this yesterday. Hoping to lose the weight needed then try and maintain it. So worried that I’ll put it all back on again.

AllGoodDogs Thu 18-Jul-19 21:23:15

It does work, but I would say save your money and buy supermarket own brand meal replacements instead if you can be motivated enough to go it alone without a consultant appointment each week.

Orangesox Thu 18-Jul-19 21:29:53

^^ this is terrible advice! Supermarket own brand meal replacements are intended to be used alongside a meal and therefore do not contain 1 third of your daily recommended minerals and vitamins. If you want to do a VLCD (Very low calorie diet); make sure you use a product designed to be used in this manner.

If you wish to try a cheaper alternative/do without the weekly meetings there are products such as slim and save, or exante which are total meal replacement solutions.

AllGoodDogs Sat 20-Jul-19 16:38:35

Sorry OP, yes I did mean in that 2 meal replacements plus one meal. Like the slim fast plan but cheaper.

amusedbush Sun 21-Jul-19 14:05:52

I lost three stone in ten weeks over 2016/2017. I went on to lose even more through calorie counting and exercise, but then I had a mental health relapse in 2018 and gained it all back (plus another half a stone) blush

Back on the Exante wagon tomorrow.

Alwaysrebooting Sun 28-Jul-19 16:51:31

Did you start it, OP? I've just made an appointment with a consultant for this week as I'm at the end of my tether trying to control my weight gainblush. I think I need the discipline and am hoping this diet system will help- cheaper than replacing my wardrobe!

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