Cambridge Question?

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  1. kandy

    kandy Silver Member

    Hey Cambridge dieters and councellors ,
    My question is this if someone who was say 5ft3 had 4 packs per day would the weightloss difference be hugely significant ?????

    Also Would it be allowed ????

    Thanks in advance xxx :D
     
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  3. Mini

    Mini Administrator Staff Member

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    Good question Kandy!!!
     
  4. Diva

    Diva Cambridge Diet Counsellor

    Hiya Julie

    The weightloss would not be hugely different because even at 4 packs per day you would still be taking in less than 800 kcals so, therefore, still on a VLCD.

    It is not unusual for some people to have the occasional 4 packs so have a word with your CDC as it maybe that you need to increase your water intake so that 3 packs on a regular basis is more suitable.

    I had a client who was 5'2 and she was always hungry so I put her on the 790plan and that really seemed to work for her and she has now maintained her 4 stone loss for about 4 months.

    Good luck, sweetie....:)
     
  5. kandy

    kandy Silver Member

    Thanks Diva ,my problem is tried 790 the meals got steadily bigger and bigger until they were more like 7900's :eek:

    It's all or nothing with me which is something i need to get away from .
    With the 3 packs (its all in my head i know !) I have 1 at breakfast time then try to save the 2 for the evening and so i get to the afternoon and i am starving but daren't eat the 2nd one in case i cheat in the evening lol i never get to the evening :eek: !!

    I have to have them kind of througout the day because i take 3 pills that need to be taken with food so it all gets a bit of a pain really i figure if i try 4 it will take the pressure off i wont miss any tabs and then when i am in ketosis i will drop back to 3 and split one of them !!!
    A masterplan i think you will agree :rolleyes: !!

    Would i get into ketosis on four packs ????

    Hey Mini just missed you i was posting on your thread lol!!!
     
  6. Mini

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    Hi Kandy,

    I do have an extra pack when I am feeling stressed and think I might need it.

    For me it is better than attacking the nuts, as I am not tempted to have another pack but the nuts take over.

    Writing down everything that goes into your mouth is a big help I have found, as I was not conscious of actually picking until I wrote everything down and that but the brakes on it and made me more aware.

    Hi Diva,

    had a client who was 5'2 and she was always hungry so I put her on the 790plan and that really seemed to work for her and she has now maintained her 4 stone loss for about 4 months.

    Sorry, but did she lose her four stone on this plan or has maintained???
     
  7. boofaloo

    boofaloo Gold Member

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    I am 5'3 and occasionally have 4 packs a day - Very occasionally even a 2nd bar (shock horror!!!!).
    My weight loss has been steady and has averaged at the sotne a month that you'd expect.
    Personally I would try to split your packs rather than upping them every day. Then if you really cant manage try 4 and see what happens.

    Good luck and let us know how you do. :)
     
  8. Diva

    Diva Cambridge Diet Counsellor

    She lost 4 stone on 790....and has kept it off since Easter as I still see her once a month as a "check-in"!
     
  9. kandy

    kandy Silver Member

    Hey Helen,
    Well done on your weightloss !

    I am looking to restart so the 4 packs is more about slipping into ketosis without getting to the end of the day then cheating if i have the option of another pack it may help like i said before its all in my head lol !!!!
     
  10. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Being pragmatic would say that although 3 packs is clearly the best way to lose weight if you can stick to the diet on 4 packs then it would be better to do that than to fail on 3 packs. (Does that make sense!)

    M.
     
  11. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Or even maybe a stronger approach is to always have the 4th pack ready to rock and roll if required but if you can last the day on 3 packs even better, this would also obviously keep the cost down as well.

    M.
     
  12. kandy

    kandy Silver Member

    Thanks Mike,
    I think thats the angle i am going for !!!!

    So you never know you may be hearing from me soon !
     
  13. Professor

    Professor Guess whos back...

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    Are 3 packs enough for the RDA of vitiamans etc? I only ask as planning on moving from LL to CD, and i know LL is 4 packs a day?

    Confused?
     
  14. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    Hi,

    Three packs of CD are equivalent I believe to four packs of LL, there was a change earlier in the year.

    However, men and women 5'8" or over need to have four packs of CD.

    Linda
     
  15. flirty40greeneyes

    flirty40greeneyes Busy busy busy!!

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    I'm 5' 4" (small as my 6' son often tells me!) and occasionally have the extra pack (or yes 2 bars!!!) if I feel I need it - or if I'm likely to binge on something i shouldn't.

    Ideally you'd have 3 - as you can get an overdose of more vitamins/minerals etc than you need - but as an occasional NEED'S TO basis it's fine and better than a bag of chips!!!!

    The point boofaloo made about splitting them is a good idea as well - and my daughter did that and I use to find half packets all round the kitchen!! She'd have 6 meals a day using 3 packs (although in her case she'd often use 6 packs and leave the half packs for me to use up!! - the benefits of having a mum who's also yr CDC!!!)
     
  16. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    You could try to start with with 3 1/2 packs but allow yourself the other half if needed. I had 4 mugs of coffee today made using 1/2 pack of vanilla (for all 4). I'm absolutely full I can't believe it. Not sure whether its a one off or what?

    You could aim to do 3 o 4 packs a day. See how it goes.

    Dizzy x
     
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