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3 or 4 packs?


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Morning everyone.

I am just over 5'8" and currently only use 3 packs a day. My cdc advised me to try taking 4 packs on any days where i run/ excersise.

I dont really feel hungry but wondered if i should be taking 4 packs every day regardless incase my body goes into starvation mode.

Any advice appreciated.
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Gone fishing
Yes, you should be on 4 packs whether you are running or not.

You need 4 packs for your height to get everything your body needs.

If you are doing loads of exercise, you may well need more than 4...like the 810 plan.


Stubborn tortoise
S: 14st11lb C: 14st9lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.2 Loss: 0st2lb(0.97%)
Smanf, my CDC was confused on this and originally told me to stick to 3 for better weight loss... I was so hungry for 3 weeks, then started having 4 - felt better at once, and the weight loss was exactly the same. It means your body needs four packs, being taller than average, to cover all the nutritional basics. And if KD says 810 for anyone doing lots of exercise, I'd think about that too, she really does know what she is talking about!


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S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st9lb BMI: 29.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Smanf, I'm 5'9" and I was only taking 3 (as advised my previous CDC) and I felt really lethargic and woke up feeling like I had a hang over. My new CDC insisted that I have to take four and now I feel so much better.

I agree that if you will be doing exercises as well then maybe you shoulder consider a different plan.

Good luck Hun x.
S: 11st10lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 20.5 Loss: 2st5lb(20.12%)
I agree with everyone else that you should have 4 packs a day to meet your minimum nutritional requirements. I'm 5' 7" and I have 3 packs most days but on hungry days I have 4, as suggested by my CDC. In all the books they say anyone 5'8" and above should be having 4 packs a day. For your height I think if you have less than 4, your hair, skin, nails etc would suffer.


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S: 14st1lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 22.7 Loss: 3st6lb(24.37%)
Hi Smanf,
I'm a hairs-breadth under 5'8" but CDC advised me to have 4 packs. At first I was sceptical and suspected her of 'upselling' me, but I was reassured it was right by Katycakes' experiences. I find I am never without energy or hungry and the fourth pack just give you that one extra 'meal' which makes the day easier. My weightloss hasn't suffered as far as I can see and I am happy with it.


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Thanx for all the replies. Im gonna move up to 4 packs today. Its not that im physically hungry but im so, so tired all the time!


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S: 14st1lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 22.7 Loss: 3st6lb(24.37%)
I which case I would guess that you will definitely feel better moving up- maybe cut down on the exercise a bit too? I did toning and the like last week for the first time since starting, and immediately felt washed out, which I hadn't till then. Even fell asleep in th afternoon afterwards!
S: 22st9lb C: 14st8lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 31 Loss: 8st1lb(35.65%)
I have 4 packs, I'm 5' 8". I really don't think I could manage on 3 packs and totally respect all those who do it.

Laura x


Gone fishing
I did the diet on 3 packs as there was no SS+ then. Would have loved 4.

Enjoy your 4th, it'll make the diet much more doable :clap:
S: 11st10lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 20.5 Loss: 2st5lb(20.12%)
I have a question though, what if you're under 5'8" and you have 4 packs a day? Would it hinder weight loss?

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