Allowable Fluids For Sole Source

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    Allowable Fluids for Sole Source

    In order to strictly control the number of calories, the additional drinks must come form the following list:

    tap water
    bottle water - can be sparkling or still
    black coffee - ordinary or decaff - no sugar
    black tea - no sugar
    Cambridge water flavours (after two weeks)

    It is vital that you drink the extra water specified ('extra' means it is in addition to the water you use to mix the sachets). Cups of tea and coffee can be taken in addition. On this step, you should drink your tea and coffee without milk or sugar although you may use a calorie free sweeterner. If you do, use a tablet sweetener, not the powdered kind that comes in a jar or sachet.

    Because both coffee and tea contain caffeine, it is advisable, whilst on the diet, not to drink more than you normally do. But you should not cut down on your normal intake either, as this could lead to withdrawal headaches and edginess. Do not add anything else to the tea or coffee.

    Other leaf teas are acceptable (such as peppermint or nettle), but it is best to avoid herbal teas made from fruits or flowers (for example camomile or lemon) because labelling does not provide enough data on nutrition, and sugar may have been added.

    For those who find unflavoured water less palatable to drink, we recommend Cambridge drink flavourings, available from your Counsellor. A teaspoonful in a litre of water per day will provide a delicious and refreshing change from ordinary water. However, those people who come out of ketosis very easily should not start using these drink mixes until ketosis is well established. Various trials have shown that the majority of people have no problems, but consult your Counsellor for further guidance.

    Cambridge does not recommend the use of carbonated, so-called 'zero calorie' drinks. They are usually not 'zero calorie' an can lead to a feeling of bloating, as well as perpetuating the taste for other conventional foods.

    Note that alcohol is strictly forbidden on the Cambridge Diet. Gram for gram alcohol contains more calories than carbohydrate and will effectively sabotage the sole source programme.

    Taken from Sole Source Booklet MED002/0802 - FEBRUARY 2008
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