Debunking the myth about VLCD's

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  1. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    Something clairjen said got me thinking about the things we hear and read about diets. Especially VLCD's

    1. Diets dont work: Ummm. Excccuuuuse me! Just look at the inspirational photos on this site! There is an element of truth though. I don't believe diets work in the long term. They are a short term solution to get us to the place where we can have a second go at getting it right.

    2. You don't learn about healthy eating:
    Umm. Reckon I've known about healthy eating for a long time. Who doesn't really know the basics? Knowing about it and doing it are two completely different things. Trying to stay motivated whilst losing the weight so slowly and possibly with long plateaus is very difficult for many people. VLCD's give us space to confront our relationship with food. After the VLCD, we can brush up on practising the healthy eating ;)

    3. You'll die! Well yes. No doubt I will. It's a very common problem with living things. I lost a friend once. Died jogging. Okay, he was 93 :eek: I have heard of people dying whilst playing football, out jogging, in their sleep. In all of these cases, they would have lived had they not done these activities would have prevented their death. So folks. Stay alive. Don't exercise or go to sleep ;)

    4. It must be so boring just living off shakes: Actually all of the well known VLCD's include more than shakes. Anyway, we eat to live, not live to eat. Many more exciting things we can get up to in the time it takes everyone else to cook and eat

    5. They taste vile! Nah. Cod liver oil, slugs, earwax and baked beans taste vile. I happened to quite enjoy the meals, but that was just the icing on the cake. Refer to No. 4

    Any more you can think of?
     
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    Isis Ancient Egypt Nut!

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    Great Post KD....:D :D :D
     
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    DQ Queen of the Damned

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    6. As soon as you start to eat again, all the weight comes back!! Well, I personally would have to have a rather HUGE feaqst to put 7 stone back on, but I'm sure given time and effort I could manage it. But that applies to any diet. If you go back to eating the way you did before, you will put weight on!
     
  5. canireallydothis!!

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    I love this thread, but how can you say baked beans are disgusting!!!

    On toast with grated cheese!!!! MMMmmmm

    ANy way

    7, You'll make yourself ill!! I dont think so, I am happier healthier and look bluddy ace mate, Im certainly not ill!!
     
  6. Karen1972

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    baked beans? yummmy
     
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    Baked beans are lovely... can't say i've ever tried confit of earwax and slug before though.. must be an acquired taste!
     
  8. CW Consultant

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    Diets dont work: Ummm. Excccuuuuse me! Just look at the inspirational photos on this site! There is an element of truth though. I don't believe diets work in the long term. They are a short term solution to get us to the place where we can have a second go at getting it right.

    2. You don't learn about healthy eating:
    Umm. Reckon I've known about healthy eating for a long time. Who doesn't really know the basics? Knowing about it and doing it are two completely different things. Trying to stay motivated whilst losing the weight so slowly and possibly with long plateaus is very difficult for many people. VLCD's give us space to confront our relationship with food. After the VLCD, we can brush up on practising the healthy eating ;)

    Here we go...........................

    Yes this is a diet, after all diet mean what we eat, however its complete nutrition not a fad or a mix this with that and see what happens kind of thing or stick your finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing.

    It was scientifically researched at Addensbrookes hospital by Dr. Howard, and trials are still continuing with type I diabetics on Insulin in hospital settings, up until this time contraindicated.

    Peeps go on it to build themselves up, it is used in hospitals for people recouperating after ops. For the elderly added complete nutrition.

    It is a superfood.

    It is used for weightloss yes but everything is catered for nutritionally, stabilisation yes add the right things at the right times, maintenance definitely combined with low GI there is nothing to beat it IMO.

    Normally diet means bad, CD means good nutrition that is controlled.

    The company is Cambridge Health and Weight plan not Cambridge Diet it is something for all.

    Don't know where that came from but mean all of it.

    Linda
     
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    Good thread this is the argument i've had with so many people who just don't understand this and like some of you have said, i've never felt so healthy since i've been on this.
     
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