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    Question LL vs CD

    Is it just purely cost, the counselling or the quality/taste of the foods that determine which one you chose?

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    LL is more expensive but comes with small group therapy. I'm not sure why someone would go with Cambridge - except that there's someone else to weigh in front of and they do tetras which people find useful. Personally if I were looking to save money I'd look at a VLCD like Slim and Save which do everything online.

    I haven't had Cambridge packs but of the others some are nice and some aren't. It's a case of finding the packs you like. Personally I did a combination of LL (for the counselling) and Slim and Save (for the nice meal packs!).
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    Diet: LL / CD
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    CD - The pros include tetra bricks which are a nice easy lunch on the run, I prefer the chocolate shakes and of course it is cheaper, but that is only if you are on SS as you have 3 meals whereas on LL you have 4. If you do SS+ and have 4 meals there isn't much difference as the actual packs are a bit cheaper on LL.

    LL - there is counselling if you need the added support, their savoury meal packs are better than Cambridge, when on Cambridge I couldn't stomach any of the soups, whereas on LL there is Spaghetti Bolognaise, Chilli, Pasta or Shepherds Pie and they are surprisingly tasty.

    On the whole both have their positive points. I personally am now on LL and pleasantly surprised, but I do swap some of the shakes with a friend who does CD as I prefer their chocolate shakes.
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    When i did CD i found it easy to stop going to the consultant but with LL the other group members encourage you and check up on you so thrres much more support as well as the counsellor, but i love the CD tetra packs too

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    I've done both (now on Cambridge). I changed purely because of the cost & because I'd been there a while, I found a lot of the group sessions very repetitive & not very useful after a while. But did lose a lot of weight on LL.
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    Diet: LL / CD
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    Start BMI: 43.1
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    I have just left LL to go back to Cambridge, in the end it boils down to an extra 35 per week, and I would rather have that money when I didn't rate the meetings that much. It was worth a try though.
    100% Challenge​ - Day 2 complete

    Start Cambridge (yet again) 26 August 2014

    Week 1 - 17st (aaaaaaaagh)

    Week 2 - 16st 7lbs
    Week 3 - 16st 7lbs
    Week 4 - 16st 3lbs

    Week 5 -
    Week 6 -
    Week 7 -
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    HALF TERM - LAKE DISTRICT - AIM TO BE 15ST

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    Get down to 14st 7lb (lowest original weight)
    Get down to 13st 7lb (Amsterdam weight)
    Get into Black Coat
    Get into skinny jeans
    Get down to 10st 7lb (original lowest CD weight)
    Get down to 9st 5lb (BMI 25)
    Get down to 8st 7lb Target

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    cd is cheaper also the tetras are great for on the go and personally I just don't find the meetings for ll not my thing xx
    marina xx

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    Purely cost for me-as a single parent with 5 kids at home I can't justify the extra money on some counselling. I did try exante and slim and save but I need the actual physical going to see a real life person and getting weighed.


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