You could definitely use cd on a down day, they say that shakes/bars are a great way of making sure you don't go over the 500 cal limit. But on an up day you would need to be eating more than 1300 cals, more like 2000 at least for this plan to work effectively and for you not to feel hungry and ill. Just eating normally, sensibly, still chosing healthy options and not over doing it, is all that's needed on an up day
Yes that would be another option. You could perhaps add a pudding and snacks. I think the reason they tell you to eat 'normally' (I hate that word as whats normal) is so you dont get fed up and give up.
I did CD and got to target, switched to SW and stayed at target for 2weeks then derailed badly and ended up putting on a stone. I started CD again and again and again. I couldn't get through day 2 without bingeing as I was so hungry so switched to this diet.The week before I started JUDDD I wasn't on any of the diets.
Also are you starving on your down days? Is it like Day 1 on CD?
No I'm not. I wouldn't say it's an easy day but you can get through it knowing the next day you can eat what you like keeps you going. Also on CD all other food is banned but on JUDDD you can have a snack if you want. If you wanted you could have e.g
B: Shake (110) If I remember rightly?
Snack: Apple (70)
L: Shake (110)
snack: Babybel light (40)
D: Shake (110)
Snack: mini chocolate twister ice cream (40)
So the total calories is only 480.
You just need to watch any milk in your drinks too.
Yes not sure what sort of food DC consists of, but as long as you're getting at least 2000 cals on an up day there wouldn't be a problem. Do you have DC stuff to use up? But the cambridge stuff is brill for down days, go for it this diet really is great! Let us know if you decide to start