Hi Everyone! My name's Liz, I'm 24, and I'm on my first day on the Cambridge diet.
I have been overweight my whole life and began my weight loss journey in January 2012, went from 14st6 to 10st3. I've not done an awful job maintaining: put a stone back on and now I'm 11st3. I need the Cambridge diet to get me to my ultimate goal weight of 9st3!
My first thoughts on it, from the 6 hours I have been doing it are:
- the immediate feeling of release because I know exactly what I can and cannot eat. There's no 'oh, a cracker wouldn't hurt here', or 'a handful of crisps doesn't count'. 3 shakes. Water. Nothing else. Simple, and what a good feeling that is! All's great with healthy eating but it is a bit much sometimes. You know? Salad doesn't count on weightwatchers but does on MyFitnessPal; I need to eat more protein, sugar is bad for you even too much fruit can be bad, sodium goes straight to your belly so watch the salt values, sweeteners have such bad things in them I shouldn't really eat them, is this frozen chicken not as good as fresh? Should I be doing intervals or just a jog? Eggs are proteiny but also have high cholestrol; it's just too much sometimes.
- I was actually much fuller from the shake than I thought I would be! Yay!
- I wonder what my friends will say when I'm not as much fun! drinking/dancing/eating
- I haven't felt this motivated in months
I'm also excited about joining this Forum and reading all your inspirational stories. I can't wait to hear about everyone's progress and tell you about mine!
So... Come say hello! x