Having a break from VLCD????

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by Losing it for good, 22 June 2009.

  1. Losing it for good

    Losing it for good Well-Known Member

    After much consideration, I have decided to come off CD for a little while or possibly for good:confused::confused:

    I have turned in to a recluse, have no social life, can't exercise and generally have been feeling unhappy on the diet for the past 2/3 weeks.:cry:

    I feel I have done well but always knew that this was a temporary thing for me to kick start my weight loss. It is far too drastic to be on for any length of time in my opinion. Now after losing 2 stone, I feel the best route to go down is healthy eating and exercise to lose the last 13lbs. If this means it takes a bit longer to shift then so be it.

    I really want to know if anyone else has ever done this? I am thinking of going on to WW (still trying to maintain a fairly low carb/low cal diet) but as I have not moved up the plans do not want to pile on the lbs by doing so. Please take into consideration that I will now be exercising at least 4/5 times a week which I wasn't able to do on CD.

    Will I be ok?? Help??:eek:
  2. Indianprincess

    Indianprincess Well-Known Member

    Hi hun, Im going to be very honest with you. Im did exactly the same about 3 weeks ago, since then I started to go to the gym but the temptation of food, I became lazy and feel into the old traps!!!! Ive now gained about 10lbs since then because I didnt move up the plans and didnt stick to low GI or WW. Personally, my advice would be that you have so little weight to lose. Id stick it out for another few weeks and then you go through the plans to maintain. Good luck hun xx
  3. Lisa Claire

    Lisa Claire Well-Known Member

    I can't really give advice as I only did it for 4 wks last year then went straight back to eating rubbish, and only started again last week, but I really think you need to do whats best for you. I would have thought that the weight will still come off but slower than what it has been. Only you know whats best, good luck!
  4. LizzMB

    LizzMB WILL be Slim!

    if your ready to come off then so be it hun, but work up the plans and do it properly....your so close, to trash all that hard work now would be mortifying!
    Speak to your CDC and go up to the next plan asap, but do it gradually!
    Going full pelt with food, even with the gym will add the lbs on as your body will start storing food again as a just-in-case....
  5. Sunshine Singer

    Sunshine Singer Dropped White Sugar & Feeling Fantastic


    My advice is before you come off CD to work up the plans first from now. It's only 6 weeks max, you'll still lose (even if you start at 1250-1500) and that way will be sure to keep the weight off. All that hard work you've put in is worth that surely.

    You'll be motvated for a while but what happens when your old habbits kick in? So if it was me I'd work up the plans with the help of my CDC, start my exercise up again slowly and go get myself a social life again. By then you'll be able to maintain or lose in more balanced way.

    Support you whatver you decide tho xxx
  6. curlywurly1234

    curlywurly1234 Cambridge Consultant

    Hey hon.
    I would say dont stay on it if your unhappy as you want to be happy.. But you should work your way up the plans otherwise your hard work will go to waste.. If you can hang on in there and finish it off then I would only because your so nearly at goal........
    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.. but chin up you have done so well x
  7. Losing it for good

    Losing it for good Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guys,

    I know what you mean- I really don't want to put back on any weight as I worked so hard to get it off.

    I will see my CDC tomorrow and hopefully start discussing moving up the plans instead of coming off the CD diet completely. I know I can't stay on SS any longer.

    Thank you so much for the advice xxx
  8. Serena A

    Serena A Can't think of a title


    I agree with the others - work up the plans. Loads of others have done the same thing as you planned, but virtually all have come back later to say they piled on the lbs.

    Remember as well that a VLCD lowers your metabolism more than a convential weight loss diet so you really do need to restore it back up again by going up the steps before giving something like WW a go.

    Have you thought about doing a higher CD plan such as the 1000 step which allows you to do a decent amount of exercise? If however it's more a case that you want to be "free" of CD in order to eat whatever you like albeit within a points allowance then think really carefully about your motivations for wanting to come off CD altogether. It's so easy to say you'll stick with the healthy stuff but the more variety you introduce, the more the floodgates are opened and you're looking around for the next "level" of things to eat.

    Sorry if that sounds totally negative but so many have tried the same and failed and it would be such a shame to scupper your achievements now when you're so close to your goal.

  9. Katycakes

    Katycakes Stubborn tortoise

    Agree with Curly & Sunshine... and best of luck.


    Oops... cross posted with Serena, and again, a great solution. You could work up to 1000 and be able to exercise and still lose the last bit of weight... well done for coming so far and good luck with whatever you decide to do next.
  10. Sunshine Singer

    Sunshine Singer Dropped White Sugar & Feeling Fantastic

    Good on ya hun. Best way me thinks lol. You've come so far and you can do this. Just think how much you'd be kicking yourself if you spiraled out of control after this. But start socialising again or it will get too depressing. Drive so you have the excuse of drinking water and put the focus on the company not the food and drink.

    Proud of you. let us know what your CDC says tomorrow xxx
  11. Staffdieter

    Staffdieter Well-Known Member

    I have felt very similar to yourself, and have thought of moving on to Atkins or WW. However I decided to give the 810 a try before doing anything else, and it has really helped - It is like there is always a meal, or a shake or a bar to look forward to. I have doubled my exercise, and have enjoyed my food, but not felt like over eating, I have also lost more weight whilst on it in a week than I did on SS. Just thought I would share this with you in case it helped.
  12. Losing it for good

    Losing it for good Well-Known Member

    Thanks Staffdieter, I am going to move to 810 on Monday xx
  13. Greeneyes11

    Greeneyes11 Well-Known Member

    I struggled towards the end of my SS, and decided to forget CD and start low carb diet that I was doing before, but my CDC said I should move up the plans even if I only did 1 week of each, so I moved up to 810 and have stayed there ever since, I find it so much easier and have just tweaked it slightly to suit me... I have a 150 cal breakfast from the 1000 cal plan and have dropped a shake. I have quorn for dinner, but because you can have so much of it I halve the amount I can have. I can then have 2 meals, so for lunch I have 1/2 of one of the other options, normally cottage cheese sprinkled with pepper and some spices served on some salad leaves and then a mix a mousse afterwards. For dinner I have half the quorn, often tandoori style, cooked with tandoori spices and water until the water has gone and serve this with 2 mushrooms and 2 asparagus spears. I then have the other half of my mixamousse after this (I make my mixamousse up with 300ml water in the morning and leave it all day in the fridge so it sets well)... I then split my other shake in half and have half around 3.30pm and the other half just before bed. I really feel I am eating normally this way and have lost 3lb this week and I ate out off plan on Sunday for Fathers Day...
  14. badger1980

    badger1980 Well-Known Member

    As has been said be very carefull. Maybe work up the plans and do 1500, will still probably lose 1lb a week but it wont hardly feel like you are dieting so much, this is what i'm doing now along side exercise, ive had a few nights out recently and although my weight shoots up, within a few days drops back again.
    Its been very good for my mental state though, up till 1200 it is hard not to be in full scale diet mode where 1500 is definately a massive feeling of normality while still being strict enough to keep you on track. Well done on your loss btw :)
  15. Losing it for good

    Losing it for good Well-Known Member

    Had a break- big mistake!

    Should have listened to you guys but gave in to temptation big time!

    Feeling very disappointed but back on track now!!
  16. LizzMB

    LizzMB WILL be Slim!

    then its a lesson you needed to learn hun!
    i did the same last year but not with CD, i lost loads of weight, got complacent and then pilled 4 stone back on....having to do CD to correct my mistake...its just not worth it...but the lesson was SO valuable so i cling to that now hun!
    Hope you lose your gain quickly and get down to goal soon
  17. sailaice

    sailaice Well-Known Member

    Try moving up the plans and keep exercising
  18. mollydog

    mollydog Well-Known Member

    I've just posted that i'm jumping ship to WW as i just cant do this just now financially and because i've lost the commitment.
    Good luck to you.
  19. mrsessex

    mrsessex Well-Known Member


    I just want to say i excerise on CD and feel fab for it, i see no reason not to???
  20. Angela83

    Angela83 Well-Known Member

    Don't worry! the important thing is that you chose to get back on track, the road to goal isn't a race! well done for getting back on the wagon.

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