Hi Scots and I'll just echo the rest by welcoming you on board. I am on Cambridge and can highly recommend it. However, my mate is on Lipotrim and of course we have been discussing it at length. From what I can gather (and I may be wrong!) CD has much more variety and a wider range of flavours. Anyway whichever way you try, drink gallons of water and GOOD LUCK
With your meds you would have to have your Cambridge Medical Form signed by your GP - I had to since I have RA and take about 12 different meds per month, so the CDC would not have had any input or decision-making on that point other than to make sure you got your form signed first. Yes the CDC's do check certain meds on their computer for interactions via a special CD website provided by Cambridge themselves.
Although I've spoken to my GP about my weight and wanting to lose it, I'd rather have a pharmacist over-seeing things at the start. I know that with Cambridge the counsellors have had training, but my guess is they probably don't have specific knowledge about the drugs I have to take. None of them have any known interactions with a VLCD, but its probably best to be cautious.
Thanks for the welcome guys - finding this site has been a boon, it really has. A few weeks ago I was feeling utterly hopeless about my weight, and now I'm quite excited at the prospect of getting on with getting rid of it.
From the research I've done there's not much difference between CD and LT, just more flavours and a counsellor with CD versus less flavours and a pharmacists for LT. The main reason for the LT initially is medical. I'm on a bunch of meds - some psoriatic arthritis related, plus statins, and some others too. I understand all those meds, their interactions, potential side effects (I'm pretty good at reading medical speak and research papers - I've had to be). Although I've spoken to my GP about my weight and wanting to lose it, I'd rather have a pharmacist over-seeing things at the start. I know that with Cambridge the counsellors have had training, but my guess is they probably don't have specific knowledge about the drugs I have to take. None of them have any known interactions with a VLCD, but its probably best to be cautious.
Having done both Lipotrim and Cambridge diet I have found the taste of the packets exactly the same and as far as I know a lot of the product is still manufactured in the same plants and contain the same ingredients.
CD/LT/LL forumula in the food packs is the original one founded by the Howard foundation.
We're all here for one reason, and that's to lose weight, get support when we need it and give support to those who need it too.
You'll find this place a great boost, somewhere to shout your successes and commiserate your little blips....and there are few amongst us who can say the've never blipped on their own journey!
But remember....every day is an opportunity for you to stick to your regime regardless of what it is, so take it one day at a time and enjoy it, the rewards will come with determination and a positive attitude!
It does. If I had to give one bit of advice though, it would have to be, don't cheat. Sounds so obvious eh, but time and time again we hear of people falling off the wagon and having trouble getting back on again. You're are entering the 'golden time zone' (hear the nice twinkly sounds in the background) In general, it doesn't get easier if you start adding the odd bits and pieces.
Exciting time for you :clap: Watch it drop off. You'll be amazed