Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Cambridge vs Atkins

  1. #1
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    21st July, 2006
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    519
    Rep Power
    16
    Diet: Cambridge 810
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 8/3/2104
    Start Weight: 19st0lb
    Current Weight: 18st5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2015???


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.9
    Current BMI: 41.5
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st5lb
    % Lost 3.38%

    Cambridge vs Atkins

    Please help! I am on Cambridge 810 plan and am not losing weight.Have stalled for 2 weeks now. I am drinking the water religiously and having the packs. This weekend (today Friday actually) I have been cheating - 2 squares of chocolate and 2 tesco finest burgers nothing else) mainly out of boredom and frustration. I am so sad at being fat and frustrated that others are doing so well on CWP. I am so worried that my body is resistant to losing weight and that I will be fat and ugly forever.

    I guess I would like to know what people think I should do. Give up CWP and focus on Atkins as I can eat and eat or ride with the CWP, get back on the programme and follow it; put the cheats of today behind me.

    Please help - I feel like a failure, fat and just awful.

  2. #2
    Carbs are Evil
    athenagold's Avatar
    Join Date
    22nd April, 2009
    Posts
    457
    Rep Power
    10
    Diet: New Atkins
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 18/03/14
    Start Weight: 13st4lb
    Current Weight: 12st12lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: As long as it takes


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 29.1
    Current BMI: 28.2
    Goal BMI: 20.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st6lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st5lb
    % Lost 3.23%
    Please don't feel like a failure, diets like cambridge are very very hard to maintain. I find low carb eating works very well for me, it all depends on the individual but I like being able to eat nice, satisfying foods while losing weight rather than feeling like I am punishing myself if that makes sense? I didn't last on Cambridge, hope you find what works for you



    • Get through Day 1 - Done
    • Get through Day 3 - Done
    • Get through Week 1 - Done
    • Get in the 12 stone bracket - Done
    • Get in the 11 stone bracket
    • Be a healthy BMI
    • Get in the 10 stone bracket
    • Get back into Size 12's
    • Get back to Goal weight

  3. #3
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    21st July, 2006
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    519
    Rep Power
    16
    Diet: Cambridge 810
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 8/3/2104
    Start Weight: 19st0lb
    Current Weight: 18st5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2015???


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.9
    Current BMI: 41.5
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st5lb
    % Lost 3.38%
    thank you.xx

  4. #4
    Big, Bold and Beautiful;)
    Xtracute1's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th August, 2013
    Location
    somewhere far, far, away...the land of food!
    Posts
    312
    Rep Power
    25
    Diet: Cambridge Weight Plan
    Height: 1.78m
    Start Date: August 24 2013
    Start Weight: 134.8kg
    Current Weight: 86kg
    Goal Weight: 80kg
    Goal Date: The day I reach 80kg


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.6
    Current BMI: 27.2
    Goal BMI: 25.3


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 48.8kg
    Weight to Lose: 6kg
    % Lost 36.2%
    I love this topic!

    I'm a Cambridge loser; I've lost almost 50 kg on sole source and I'm currently looking to maintain as well as possibly lose a few more stubborn pounds. I've been introduced to Atkins as everyone swears it's great for maintenance especially after coming off a very restrictive plan like Cambridge. I'm still in the experimental phase for me I.e the 2 week induction and want to see how well I fare with induction.

    So far I've spent 1 week and 2 days, I gained almost 2 kg water weight almost immediately with awful tummy pains to boot ( ouch) but as at yesterday I've lost all the water weight including 1 extra kg ( yey!!!!!!) . The tummy aches totally left after the 2nd day and the ketostix turned pink.

    So far atkins looks like a keeper for me as I'm enjoying all my favorite forbidden foods; I'm eating with the family and I don't feel deprived like I'm on a "diet".

    I've also broken a 1 month plateau!
    Well, I still have a full box of cwp shakes left ( just in case) so let's see my verdict when I complete 2 weeks.


    I'd like to hear from people with experience of both diets too!




    Sent from my iPhone using MiniMins.com mobile app
    BEFORE:
    I can do this!!!


    NOW:
    NOV 2014 UPDATE!!! I DID IT!!! CWP CONVENTION BIRMINGHAM 2014 HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!



    click hereformydiary !!!















  5. #5
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    21st July, 2006
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    519
    Rep Power
    16
    Diet: Cambridge 810
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 8/3/2104
    Start Weight: 19st0lb
    Current Weight: 18st5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2015???


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.9
    Current BMI: 41.5
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st5lb
    % Lost 3.38%
    thanks for the reply, I have been low carbing because of antibiotics and am going to cwp next wednesday to restart. Let's see how that goes. I have been drinking the water which is good!!

  6. #6
    Big, Bold and Beautiful;)
    Xtracute1's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th August, 2013
    Location
    somewhere far, far, away...the land of food!
    Posts
    312
    Rep Power
    25
    Diet: Cambridge Weight Plan
    Height: 1.78m
    Start Date: August 24 2013
    Start Weight: 134.8kg
    Current Weight: 86kg
    Goal Weight: 80kg
    Goal Date: The day I reach 80kg


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.6
    Current BMI: 27.2
    Goal BMI: 25.3


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 48.8kg
    Weight to Lose: 6kg
    % Lost 36.2%
    Quote Originally Posted by georgiasmum View Post
    thanks for the reply, I have been low carbing because of antibiotics and am going to cwp next wednesday to restart. Let's see how that goes. I have been drinking the water which is good!!
    Just like me! I've also restarted cwp but at a higher step. And my extra meal is strictly low carb and low calorie as I don't want to go over 1000 calories yet, and I love proteins . I've realized I'm highly carb sensitive from doing Atkins so I want to lay off sugar and carbs big time going forward. I've reduced my packs to 3 and sometimes 2 if I go overboard with the meal I add on. Let's see how it goes! NB: I can't really stand all the fat consumption on Atkins . How are you faring?



    Sent from my iPhone using MiniMins.com mobile app
    BEFORE:
    I can do this!!!


    NOW:
    NOV 2014 UPDATE!!! I DID IT!!! CWP CONVENTION BIRMINGHAM 2014 HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!



    click hereformydiary !!!















  7. #7
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    24th January, 2014
    Posts
    28
    Rep Power
    0
    Diet: keep changing
    Height: 5ft4.2in
    Start Date: too long ago to remember
    Start Weight: 15st13lb
    Current Weight: 15st8lb
    Goal Weight: 10st0lb
    Goal Date: as soon as possible


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.1
    Current BMI: 37.2
    Goal BMI: 23.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8lb
    % Lost 2.24%
    If you switched from Atkins to Cambridge then your body needs time to adjust. VLCDs are low calorie and low carb compared to the average diet BUT three packs per day equals around 60 carbs. On Atkins we eat half that amount, or less, most days/weeks.

    I tried Atkins to Cambridge a few years ago and experienced the same frustrating stall. Worse, I seemed incapable of getting into 'true' ketosis. I was always STARVING. Nightmare LOL.

    In your shoes I'd go back to Atkins and be really strict about sticking to the rules. But of course you are you. Good luck!
    NEVER GIVE UP!

  8. #8
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    21st July, 2006
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    519
    Rep Power
    16
    Diet: Cambridge 810
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 8/3/2104
    Start Weight: 19st0lb
    Current Weight: 18st5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2015???


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.9
    Current BMI: 41.5
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st5lb
    % Lost 3.38%
    I have started Atkins today!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. #9
    Likes to post

    Join Date
    4th January, 2011
    Posts
    917
    Rep Power
    13
    Me too (veggie version though) - good luck!

  10. #10
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    21st July, 2006
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    519
    Rep Power
    16
    Diet: Cambridge 810
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 8/3/2104
    Start Weight: 19st0lb
    Current Weight: 18st5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2015???


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.9
    Current BMI: 41.5
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st5lb
    % Lost 3.38%
    i have eaten all day, bacon, eggs, sausages, chicken salad for lunch, gourmet sausages and green veg for supper!! yum
    I am following the atkins meal plans!!!!

  11. #11
    Likes to post

    Join Date
    4th January, 2011
    Posts
    917
    Rep Power
    13
    I had a rubbish breakfast as I needed to go shopping - so 1 egg and an Atkins bar, Brie with salad and a low carb cracker for lunch, rhubarb and double cream snack, soya burger with egg, salad and blue cheese for dinner. Not greatest mix!

  12. #12
    Likes to post

    Join Date
    4th January, 2011
    Posts
    917
    Rep Power
    13
    Made low carb microwave bread from Rose Elliot book - it's ok. Feeling low today - must be blood sugar it'll be ok in a few days

  13. #13
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    21st July, 2006
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    519
    Rep Power
    16
    Diet: Cambridge 810
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 8/3/2104
    Start Weight: 19st0lb
    Current Weight: 18st5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2015???


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.9
    Current BMI: 41.5
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st5lb
    % Lost 3.38%
    how do you make that microwave bread? Atkins flu?

    I bought new jeans on Saturday - size 18 from a 22!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. #14
    Likes to post

    Join Date
    4th January, 2011
    Posts
    917
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by georgiasmum View Post
    how do you make that microwave bread? Atkins flu? I bought new jeans on Saturday - size 18 from a 22!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations on the size 18 - that's fantastic!!!

    Phase 1/2/3
    150g ground almonds
    Pinch of salt
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 beaten eggs

    Mix it all together, put it in a microwave safe container. Microwave on full power uncovered for 2-3 mins or until bread risen, firm to touch and a skewer comes out clean. Mine took 3 mins - didn't rise much (maybe container to big) so more like chunky fingers. 13g carbs/44g protein for whole loaf. I've got 6 chunks out of mine. Nice with butter on. Will make it again possibly with a bit of sweetener or herbs.

    Yes Atkins flu likely. Felt low today too - should feel better soon!

  15. #15
    Regular Member

    Join Date
    21st July, 2006
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    519
    Rep Power
    16
    Diet: Cambridge 810
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 8/3/2104
    Start Weight: 19st0lb
    Current Weight: 18st5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2015???


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.9
    Current BMI: 41.5
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st5lb
    % Lost 3.38%
    thanks!





Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.