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perfectly clear water on sole sorce????

#10
The diet works best when sticking to the book. Other Zero Calorie drinks are NOT tested as accompaniments to the Cambridge packs.

From the thread linked below:

Cambridge does not recommend the use of carbonated, so-called 'zero calorie' drinks. They are usually not 'zero calorie' an can lead to a feeling of bloating, as well as perpetuating the taste for other conventional foods.


http://www.minimins.com/cambridge-diet-forum/32896-allowable-fluids-sole-source.html
 
#13
I am going to write cambridge and ask this question because I see what they and the CDC's are saying here, I have the flavourings and even when I use much less than recommended amount 1tsp in a 2 litre bottle, I find them very very sweet... The strawberry kiwi perfetly clear seems to have almsot identical ingredients to the water flavourings... SO I am genuinely confused as to what the real issue is.
I understand about bloating but what is the difference betwen drinking CD flavouring in sparkling water, and PC sparkling, if the nutritional content is the same? Some of us will bloat on sparkling water, others don't...
Some will have cravings after tasting something sweet, others will be OK.... But look at the shakes.. how sweet are they?

Maybe what it needs is an absolutely clear policy by CD with reasons. That way the CDC's and us customers know why we are doing what we are doing...
Just saying we can't have something because CD say's so, without any real reason, is obviosuly confusing not only many customers but also many CDC's who are giving out conflicting advice...

And I am NOT having a go at anyone.... I have a diploma in nutrition and as such am always interested in science fact... Has any CDC actually asked for factual information into this?
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#14
The strawberry kiwi perfetly clear seems to have almsot identical ingredients to the water flavourings...
Almost? Not the same? Exactly the same type of flavourings? Different type, but the same carbs etc?

And since there is a limit on how much CD flavourings you can have (1 teaspoon from week 3), how can you tell how much that would equal to keep everything exactly the same when you have a bottle of PC made up?

Just wondering.

And no, I'm not pushing CDC flavourings to boost my own sales, since none of my clients are on here anyway:p:D

Just honestly interested in how you would get it exactly the same....or even know come to that.
 
#15
I was looking at the per 100mls on the bottle and on the pot... my son had some of this last week when I asked a similar qu... I will look up the exact nutrition so we can maybe have a proper debate :)
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#16
Ok, I have just looked up the ingredients on perfectly clear strawberry and Kiwi and CD berry flavour...
This is what it says....

Per 100ml of perfectly clear...
Energy 0.6 kcal
Protien Trace
Carbohydrate Nil
Fat Nil
No Citric acid


100mls cd summer berry
energy 1.2 cals
Protein 0.04g
Carbs 0.01g
Fat nil
citric acid (sodium citrate)

Both contain phenylalinine
Both contain malic acid
Both contain Aspartame

Now CD flavour... it is recommended that you have 1tsp per day in 1litre of water so you can multiply the above info by 10 to get a daily allowance.
1 litre of perfectly clear gives you 10 times the amounts stated above also..
Therefore...
As I see it...
PC is marginally less calorific, contains no citric acid compared to the small amount in CD Flavour. Negligable amount less Carbs than the CD flavouring and both contain a negligable amount of protein...

Now can anyone see why CD Flavourings are more chemically suited to The plan??
BTW I am using the flavourings... I havnt used the PC because I am told not to, BUT surely if it isn't altering weightloss, and it adds another taste to keep us on the straight and narrow... Should it not be encouraged...
I am very open minded and would love a CDC to point out to me that I am missing the point and that I have done the right thing by avoiding this product, but would like it based on fact and not just because CD say's so...
Any ideas?
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#17
Tilly I've found everything you've said really interesting. I'm one of the people whose 1st CDC told me I could have it. I haven't asked my 2nd CDC as I don't have it that often, but if there is a specific reason then I will totally avoid it. If you get a response from Cambridge, please keep us updated.
 

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#18
Wow thats a great lot of info tilly :) thank you.

I bought a bottle of this today but have only had 1 glass and will keep it in the fridge. It says you have to refridgerate after opening.
 
#19
Please note I am not advocating the use of this drink, I only checked the strawberry and kiwi flavour....
But I have heard several times different people saying their CDC's have said it's ok to have and other CDC's on here saying NO you can't but there never seems to be any reason given, other than CD say so... it might cause cravings, or it could cause bloating... but looking at the ingredients, it would be great for someone to say scientifically why this is...
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#20
But I have heard several times different people saying their CDC's have said it's ok to have and other CDC's on here saying NO you can't but there never seems to be any reason given, other than CD say so...
It was 'allowed' for such a short time, but it seems that some CDCs just stuck with it:confused: even though it wasn't allowed for the other 24 years :D

When it did go in the book...there was a control over it. Something like one small glass after week 2 if desperate. Now the book clearly states it's not allowed.

Hopefully all CDCs supply the book to their clients. Just wish they would all read it themselves:rolleyes:
 


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