Alternative to CD bars?????

Discussion in 'Very Low Calorie Diets' started by sarahjj, 14 September 2006 Social URL.

  1. sarahjj

    sarahjj Full Member

    Hi guys!

    I've got a question for you - I'm on CD maintenance and am now down to only 1 CD bar a day. Was wondering if anyone could recommend a good alternative (calorie-wise) to a CD bar (they're 172 cals). My CDC says that I have to still have 1200 cals a day, but with just 1 CD pack :confused:

    Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated!!! :D

    Sarah x
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  3. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Don't diet anymore!
    Hiya Sarah

    Not sure what you are looking for here ???

    When on Cambridge 1200 you have 2 CD packs a day of which one of them can be a bar ??????

  4. sarahjj

    sarahjj Full Member

    Hi Icemoose,

    I'm now coming off CD, as in I only have 2 weeks left seeing my CDC, and she's trying to get me to cut down on the number of packs I have each day. I was on 2 CD packs last week and am on only 1 this week. She says because of my frame, size etc, I should stick to 1200 cals and not move up anymore. Obviously the 1200 cals includes 2 CD packs, but because I'm on 1 I need a healthy alternative to my 2nd bar.

    I'm confusing myself, so hope you can make something out of it!!??

    Sarah x
  5. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Don't diet anymore!
    Mmmmm ok!! If you are doing the Cambridge 1200 then it must be 2 Cambridge packs as it isn't just the calories you need but all the vitamins, minerals and proteins to look after you.

    Can you ask your counsellor for 2 packs a day while on 1200 and then go to 1500 as that is just 1 pack ??/

  6. sarahjj

    sarahjj Full Member

    Thanks Mike!
  7. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
  8. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Okay...this is slightly amusing :rolleyes:

    I entered into WLR, that I was 150 years old (you get less calories as you get older), and 2ft 6 inches (less cals if you are shorter).

    Still get 1780 cals to maintain :confused:
  9. lavender

    lavender Silver Member

    yes i can. i ahve found a company which make a really delicious bar called Sero. the one I love is chocolate, 220 cals and is low GI, low carb, fat and high protein, its make up is virtually the same a LL/CD bar, so little as to not matter in the general scheme of things.
    it is chewy, rich, has crunchy bits in it and is B****y lovely!!! best of all its not exspensive. now Asda did sell them for 60p each which is how i forst found them but theu decided to stop because they didnt sell enough, that was probably due to the favt that me and 2 friends and my mum all bought every last one they has whenever they put them on the shelf and orderd boxs of them through Asda?????? You work it out, it didnt make any sense to us, so we went diract to the manufactures and bought 6 boxes ( no postage!!) and shared them out between us, you can freeze them, infact they are even more yummy like that!!!

    heres the details.

    Glanbia PLC

    sero chocolate crisp meal replacement bar.
    weight =60g
    LL nut bar = 50g

    per bar 100g

    367 cals 373 cals
    34 carbs 28 carbs
    27 protein 26 protein
    18 sugars 10.2 sugars
    10.83 fat 20.0 fat
    7g sats 3.3 sats
    fibre 8g fibre 7.8g
    0.25 sodium 0.3 sodium

    per 100gs the sero provides 42% of all vits (RDA)bar, calcium 33 &, phos 35%, iron 16% andmag 25%,

    cant work out LL bar as its not simply to work out!!

    Anyway hope that is of some use to you , anymore questions just shout
  10. lavender

    lavender Silver Member

    sorry just looked at post and not sre why but it has changed the web address, weird will try to put it on again.
  11. lavender

    lavender Silver Member

    Right some thing weird is going on as whenever i put the address in it doesnt take me to the site. i will try to sort it and get back to you. sorry!!
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    lavender Silver Member

  13. Snail

    Snail Full Member

    atkins bars are 150ish cals i think and low carb :confused:
  14. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Sero bars are yummy. The dinner one is about 220 cals each. Asda did sell them for 40p each.

    But anyway....still confused. If you are on 1200cals and intend to stay there, it doesn't really matter what you have as long as it's healthy.

    If you are still doing the 1200 stabilisation bit, then I would stick to the CD bar as it's only for such a short time before you have finished...shame to change things

    Still very confused about the 1200 cals for maintenance though:confused:
  15. JustJo

    JustJo Cambridge Counsellor

    Where is the information stating that the bars provide 42% rda of all vitamins?

    A simple low-carb bar wouldn't do the same job as a Cambridge bar, Snail. It's difficult to get all the vitamins, minerals, etc, from a 1200kcal diet, which is why you still need a Cambridge pack.

    As Karion says, i'm confused! I'm not quite sure why you can't just continue to use Cambridge bars throughout the maintenance stages, Sarah!

    Jo x
  16. lavender

    lavender Silver Member

    Says on side of bar nutritional info,
  17. sarahjj

    sarahjj Full Member


    Thanks very much for the suggestion, I'll give them a go!

    All I wanted really was something to have instead of a CD pack, as obviously I won't be on them forever, but I guess it's just healthy eating now!

    Thanks again!

    Sarah x
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  19. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Yep, that's it, if that's the place you've got to. The bars can come in handy, and I find a variety of other foods keeps it interesting and helps stop any binging.

    Be careful though trying to keep to such a low calorie target a day without being in ketosis. It wont be too hard to start with, but after a while it will be hard to stick to and you might end up blowing the lot and hating yourself. Been there...done that.

    I don't want to sound preachy, but unless you have an underlying medical condition, I would really advise moving up to the 1500 calories a day. However tiny you are. I fear you might be setting yourself up for a fall :(

    Sorry, I know I shouldn't go against a CDCs recommendation, but I have to open my gob if I don't agree with their advice on this occassion :D

    Bear it in mind, and if you don't like it...just cally me Gobby and move on :D

    Best of luck :)
  20. sarahjj

    sarahjj Full Member

    Thanks Karion! I will ponder over your words!! As much as I would like to go to 1500, I just can't help but wonder why she said stick to 1200. Maybe I should see how I go and if I move to 1500 then so be it!?

    Thanks again!

    Sarah x

    P.S. I don't think you're gobby at all!!!!! :)
  21. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Aw thanks ;)

    I have no idea why she said stick to 1200 either:confused: Very weird.

    When I was on 1200cals I maintained, then when I moved to 1500 I continued to maintain. When I went to 1800-2000 I also continued to maintain as my body adjusted. More than that and I go over though.

    I think it's tempting to think that if you maintain on 1200 you can't move upwards, but you do for some reason. :confused:

    Best of luck
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