New and need advice please

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  1. dreamylea

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    I would really appreciate some advice on this please as this is all new to me!

    I have been in touch with a CDC in my area as I want to start the diet next week. He is going away for 3 weeks tomorrow so I am dashing up there tomorrow morning to get everything I need to start while they are away.

    He has just told me its going to cost me aprox £48 per week because for SS I have to have 4 packs a day or 3 packs and food (but he says 4 packs will be better). He says the rules have changed and he can no longer let me just have 3 packs a day. Is he wrong? I am 5ft 2" with 5 stone to loose.
     
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    its 4 packs for men and 3 packs for females 4 packs for females over 5"8 that wot i was told anyway
     
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    i'm not an expert on the new rules but someone will be along shortly to let you know. I think ;you either have to do 4 packs plus 200ml milk or 3 packs and a 200cal meal every day this is if you are going to SS/SS+ for the entire 12 weeks (is this right someone?).

    I THINK you should be able to SS and do 810 every 5th week though - with that plan you could have only 3packs instead of 4.

    - don't take my word as gospel because, as I say I'm not clear on the new rules
     
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    gl on ur cambridge journey
     
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    That's the old rules but it is different for newbies now
     
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    I believe he is wrong and is just trying to get you to pay for extra packs. I'm 5ft3" and had 7 1/2 stone to lose and I've been on 3 packs SS for the past 5 weeks. If there was a rule change I've got a very good and talkative CDC who tells me about everything that is going on in CD and she's never mentioned this once.
    Is there any other CDC's in your area because I get the impression this one is going to be purely money driven and not looking after your personal interests?
     
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    Kelly there has been a rule change. See the sticky's at the top of the forum. It all depends on when you started as to whether or not it affects you.
     
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    Thanks for your replies ladies. He did mention the new rules, £48 per week was a lot more than I was expecting (thought it would be about £35-£40). I told him I was a vegetarian and so he said I would be better off with 4 packs as I Would find it tough doing the meals without eating meat.

    Hopefully someone will have a definate answer soon.
     
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    You can have cottage cheese - do you eat cheese? Porgeous only ever ate cottage cheese I believe. Or you can have tofu or quorn. So don't let him pressure you into buy 4 packs - I agree that he may be trying to get extra money out of you.

    Is he the only CDC in the area you can speak with/go to?
     
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    The only rule change I can find in the stickys is regarding the change to the 790 to 810 starting on Feb 1st (I started after this).
    Is that what you are talking about Dancing?
     
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    Hi Kelly

    You have jsut said exactly what I was thinking at the time. There is one other CDC in my area but she is only avalable evenings which I can't do as I have young children and can't get out (she won't visit me).
     
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    Have aword with her see if you can come to some arrangement with her. I think if you explain the only other person you can get to doesn't seem to have your best interests at heart she may try to help you. It's worth a go, good luck!
     
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    Dancing - yes I do eat cheese I love cottage cheese, tofu, quorn and I eat fish (not strictly a vege which I told him).

    I am feeling a bit worried now I have an appointment with them in the morning and I'm worried they are going to cost me a fortune.
     
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    Thanks Kelly x
     
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    i only started cd last week and im 5"3 and have about 15st to loss my cdc said i only had to have 3 packs aday and aamw every 4 weeks it cost me £37pw, i think the same as the rest and think u should really look at maybe getting anothe cdc hope this helps ashleyxxx
     
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    You have to hunt among them Kelly - not ideal. This is something that has come up time and again recently and it got quite heated.

    Apparently you can now SS for 12 weeks but I believe you would need doctor to be informed if you (newbies) choose to do this. So, the alternative is now SS+ which is a choice of either

    4 shakes and 200ml of skimmed milk or three shakes and a 200 cal meal

    But I'll leave this here because as I say I'm not the expert. Good luck with whatever you decide to do
     
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    you could always try telling this guy you've been on here (if he's any good he'll know this website) and you've been informed that you only have to have the three packs and that's what you want. It might also be worth talkingto the other lady in the area first and see what she would offer you (bet it's 3 packs)! What's the worst he can do... say no! I personally think if he trys to force you to buy the 4 packs a day report him to head office as he's giving you the wrong advice purely for his own profit.
     
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    Thanks Dancing,

    Thats interesting, I wonder if he wants me to do 4 packs a day becuase he has told me I don't need to get my GP form signed to SS (would be no time to get this done before he goes away for 3 weeks). The other CDC I was in touch with before said I would need to get it signed to SS as I have an underactive thyroid.
     
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    ahhhh - yes, that sounds like what is at the bottom of it. Oh, don't know about the underactive thyroid - I take it the male CDC didn't agree, or did you not mention it to him?
     
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