Does the Cambridge Diet work??

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  1. Zentje

    Zentje Full Member

    I'm 19, and i'm thinking of going on the CD (Cambridge Diet). I heard of some people that has lost allot of weight on this diet. Like going from a size 42 to a 36 in 3 months. But will it work for me ? How fast do the lbs go? I'm a size 16, but I don't know how much I weight. And I'm on The Pill, will the diet work while I'm on it? Can I achieve being a size 13 by the end of the year, sooo in 2 months? ;) Give me some tips/suggestions!
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  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse Gold Member

    Hi and welcome, have a look at this it will give you all the information you need and answer most of your questions.
  4. Suzie_

    Suzie_ Full Member

    All diets work if you stick to them. ;) But many of us find that the Cambridge Diet works well simply because you lose weight roughly twice as quickly as you do on a conventional calorie counting diet. Getting fast results is really motivating.

    But... and it's a BIG but - you have to be committed to doing the diet right. I'm not gonna fib - the first few days are tough. After that, not so much because the wonderful effects of ketosis kick in and you feel less hungry. Having said that, I'm not going to pretend that it's easy not to eat when everyone else around you is eating. As on all diets, you have to be determined to do it in order for it to work well.

    Yes, absolutely.

    Yes, I think you probably could. The average rate of loss is 3-4 pounds per week, although this becomes more like 2-3 pounds per week as you get nearer to goal (cos the less you weigh, the few calories your body needs - so you're bound to lose smaller amounts each week as you get nearer to that magic target!)

    Hope this helps :D
  5. Hayley 22

    Hayley 22 would like to be slim

    Well said Suzie :)
  6. milena_woking

    milena_woking Full Member

    I dose work if u realy stick to it :) u need to be very strong not to eat in a few first day before ketosis kick in and then it'll get much easier.
    And about ur target - is def possible in 2months on SS :)
  7. Witchy

    Witchy ButtERfly

    Its changed my life :D
  8. Zentje

    Zentje Full Member

    Thankss..!! But how about doing work out or going to the gym? Should I go the gym to, while I'm on the Diet, or it isn't a MUST??
  9. *Shanny*

    *Shanny* Gold Member

    Hi im ss and my CDC not to go to the gym as not really good so been walking alot more im sure on 810 plans upwards exercise it great really.!!
  10. Hayley 22

    Hayley 22 would like to be slim

    My CDC recommended not going to the gym until on ss+.

    I have stated to do more walking, on my lunch break ill take a walk down the shop and get a bottle of water or a magazine or something similar or not even go in there just sit on the bench on the green and look up at the windmill lol....

    I work in the middle of nowhere so surrounded by countryside.

    Unfortunately where i live at the moment i wont walk anywhere when its dark, its not a nice area. Thankfully only there for another 2 weeks :)
  11. Witchy

    Witchy ButtERfly

    My CDC recommend me have an extra shake if I over do it at the gym, LOL not joined yet but do exercise at home, will join this week though.

    You have to make sure you dont do too much or it could slow your weight down, ask your CDC what she recommends.
  12. Suzie_

    Suzie_ Full Member

    I might be wrong, but I don't think that you'll be able to get the UK version of the Cambridge Diet in Aruba (that's the Antilles, isn't it? :)). It isn't available by mail order or over the internet.

    I'm guessing you can probably get the US version - but it's a bit different to the UK version. You might want to browse the US Cambridge Diet sites to get more info.

    I'm not sure if SS and SS+ are terms used by the US version? :confused:
    Last edited: 26 October 2009
  13. Zentje

    Zentje Full Member

    Wel we do have the CD here, the person that does that goes to the Antilles and comes with it here, so people can use it here too. Ordering here it's difficult, it's nothing like the US. So ordering it's a low option and low possibility. I dont know if it is the US or the UK version :-S What's the diference between those two then ? If we didn't have it here, I would'nt have joined this site :) Hehehe...
  14. Zentje

    Zentje Full Member

    What do you mean by SS and SS+ ? ...Hehe next week I have an appointment, so then I'll have allot of informations, and maybe know by what u mean hehe....
  15. Suzie_

    Suzie_ Full Member

    Well, as I said, I might well be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the UK version of CD isn't available outside the UK.

    As for the differences between the UK and the US version, I'm afraid I'm not entirely sure. My understanding of it is limited to what's been written here in the Cambridge Diet FAQs

    SS = sole source (3 to 4 CD products per day)

    SS+ = sole source plus (3 CD products plus a 200kcal meal or 4 CD products plus 200ml of skimmed milk).

    Sorry if this is a bit confusing. I'm sure all will become clear after your appointment next week!
  16. lindsaysmith8

    lindsaysmith8 New Member

    Stick at it and it works

    It works if you stick to it, it's not easy but it's so worth it, I'm only on week 4 and am already half way to my target. You also need to be careful not to go back to bad habits, it's not a cure for getting fat, but it is a chance to change your life for the better.

  17. Zentje

    Zentje Full Member

    AWESOMEEE!!! That's amazinggg, 19 lbs in 4 week?? Wawwww.....
  18. Klev

    Klev Full Member

    Well not entirely true :) I am from the netherlands and we have it over here, it comes from the same manufacturer, has the same name :) only we don't have the programmes called SS+, 810 etc... And we have to have a eatweek (i think similar to 810) at least once every 6 weeks (by health law).

    But it is the same products and it really is the UK CD :).

    The US CD is as far as i know and as far as my CDC told me a completely diff diet.
  19. Zentje

    Zentje Full Member

    :)Happy New Year Everyone! Wel finally I got my cambridge shakes, soo I'm gonna start this week. I have found the Cambridge from the US, not from Europe. What's actually the diference between those two? Any tips before starting? :)
  20. Zoe.D

    Zoe.D loving life

    Hi, just take one day at a time and stay focused on your goal. Before you know it it will be your first weigh in and the weight loss from your first week will be such a motivation. Good luck xx
  21. ealinglad

    ealinglad Member

    Yes it works and blooming fast. I have lost 3 stone in 8 weeks and am now only a stone away from my perfect weight :)

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