Bars or extra pack

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  1. dmwg40

    dmwg40 Member

    I have a question, when i get extreme hungry ones of those days would i be better just having a extra pack or just having a 2nd bar instead?

    I am on Sole Source and 4 packs a day. i drink 6 odd litres of water a day plus a few black coffees

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  3. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Gold Member

    A pack. Less calories and less carbs. Although the ideal scenario would be to have nothing extra obviously.
  4. dmwg40

    dmwg40 Member

    i mean would i be better with just having 2 bars and 2 packs or 5 packets ?
  5. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Gold Member

    Ummmmm i would guess 2 bars and 2 packs. Some bars have less carbs than others (like the peanut and cranberry) so i guess two of those might not make much difference. Strictly speaking though there is a reason why you should have 3 x packs and 1 x bar. Although not exactly sure what it is!
  6. stilltoowide

    stilltoowide Full Member

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    Sorry to be negative BT if you are following the program correctly you should not be getting ANY EXTREMELY hungry days, as you are in ketosis! Well done on the water thats great at 6 litres. I would stick to 4 packs. Or 1 bar and 3 packs OR IF you have to have something extra 4 packs and 1 bar. If you are getting hungry try splitting the packs - so in theory you could have 6 mini meals and 1 bar a day.

    Hope this helps
  7. Sweetpea

    Sweetpea Full Member

    Cambridge Diet
    3 packs of 137 cals + 1 bar at 175 cals = 586 calories
    2 packs of 137 + 2 bars at 175 cals = 624 calories

    So better for you to stick to 3 packs plus one bar otherwise weight loss will be lower as you would be taking in more calories by having 2 of each. Carb content of bars is also presumable higher so you'd get knocked out of ketosis quicker by having 2 bars.
  8. Sweetpea

    Sweetpea Full Member

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    If someone is going to have more than they should really then wouldn't it be better to have 5 packs rather than 4 packs plus a bar?
  9. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Gold Member

    5 packs of 137 cals = 685 calories
    2 packs of 137 + 2 bars at 175 cals = 624 calories

    I think this was the original comparison question....???
  10. Sweetpea

    Sweetpea Full Member

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    Obviously I didn't put my brain in gear today - yes 2 + 2 is the better option. I Can't add up properly but then I'm only an Accountant :D
  11. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Gold Member

    LOL i read it the wrong way first of all - let's put it down to the fact it's MONDAY!!! :D
  12. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Don't diet anymore!
    The problem is the extra pack may very well knock you out of ketosis and hence you will be more hungry and the vicious circle begins...

    If you test for ketosis using the ketostix and you are in then it is most likely psychological hunger as opposed to physical hunger and the extra pack won't help with that.

    If you feel you need the extra intake then you are better moving to Cambridge 790 as a recognised programme as then you don't get the overage of nutrients and are on a ketotic diet again.

  13. JustJo

    JustJo Cambridge Counsellor

    Hehe - the confusion has made me chuckle. :)

    If you do decide to have two packs and two bars, stick with the peanut and/or cranberry, as they contain a similar amount of carbs to the sachets, so shouldn't take you out of ketosis. As has been said though, the bars contain more calories. Bear in mind that the peanut contains 40 more cals than the sachets, whereas the cranberry contains only 20 more cals than the sachets.

    Jo x
  14. dmwg40

    dmwg40 Member

    thanks for all your replies
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