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    Finished my weight loss journey...

    Hi all, some of you have been following this thread on regarding my weight loss journey. I am pleased to say, iv kept it off.. and had some professional pics taken this week.. wow to actually look at a pic of yourself and love it is new to me.
    6 stone off and i feel fantastic.
    I might put one of the professional pics up but not sure, i know what some of you are like! LOL anyway, hope you are all well and if i get the courage I might chuck one up:)
    Have a good weekend all.
    X

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    whats the diet ?

    and congrats

    Original Poster

    Thank you

    Congratulations.

    Did you have to learn what your body liked/didn't like in terms of storing fat?
    Some people benefit from diet others from exercise, visa versa or a mix thereof.

    I hope Christmas doesn't undo all your efforts!

    I'll bite !! Anything would help...lol

    Original Poster

    Hi darl, its The Cambridge Diet -- Im on 500 calories aday, you put your body in ketosis which stops you craving food and i live on packets of shakes and soups which are full of nutrients and vitamins.
    Sounds very harsh but its very good. Ive learnt so much about my eating behaviour. Eat when your hungry, not out of boredom, emotional etc.

    edit as you answered my q above.


    Oh and BTW done the cambridge..... lets see what you say in a years time. My metabolism is messed up now and really battle to keep the weight off. I only maintain my weight if I stay under 1000cal a day. Anymore and it piles on. Just a warning to you!!
    Edited by: "Shellywelly" 25th Oct 2010

    Well done thats great,

    What diet is it?
    I gained a load after my last baby, Lost 4.5 st on Slimming world, got down to my weight before any kids, but gained 1.5 st after bad time last year, so would love to know what diet this is to help me shift that last bit of weight again

    Original Poster

    Im going to maintain it by reintroducing my exercise, i used to do. badminton 5 times a week!

    pcnutta

    Hi darl, its The Cambridge Diet -- Im on 500 calories aday, you put your … Hi darl, its The Cambridge Diet -- Im on 500 calories aday, you put your body in ketosis which stops you craving food and i live on packets of shakes and soups which are full of nutrients and vitamins.Sounds very harsh but its very good. Ive learnt so much about my eating behaviour. Eat when your hungry, not out of boredom, emotional etc.



    Harsh.......

    I'm not looking to lose weight but good to hear a happy ending to a diet

    Original Poster

    Hi beth, i tried SW, didnt loose it quick enough! LOL

    pcnutta

    Hi beth, i tried SW, didnt loose it quick enough! LOL



    ooh the Cambridge diet sounds great, I just cant afford the weekly costs Will just have to stick to my slow loss with SW and gym lol

    Off to circuits tonight so hopefully I will soon be back on weight loss track

    Good luck with your other 1.5 st

    Original Poster

    thanks beth!! ive lost it in 5 weeks, so hoping to loose the rest for november

    bossyboots

    ooohhhhh thats really not good you know - and as Shelley above said, it … ooohhhhh thats really not good you know - and as Shelley above said, it messes up your metabolism. Happy for you that you feel better about yourself - but worried for you as will cause problems for your healthI lost a lot of weight two years ago with WW - slowly but surely and kept it all offGood luck!



    WW is great my OH lost all his with WW. I did slimming world and that worked for me, but I thought I could get quicker results with Cambridge. I was on it for 13 weeks, then started vomiting with every shake. So had to give it up. Food made me feel ill. Was scared to eat as didn't want to gain the weight. Have done now and struggle to loose any even on high activity and low cal diet. I really don't rate the cambridge at all and I have seen it mess up other people. When I was at the 5 week stage I thought it was an amazing diet too.

    Original Poster

    hi darl, yeah they do a program to come off it, to sort out your metablic rate etc as well as your body storing it as fat... its a 4 week thing, im doing it beginning of dec, moving up the plans so by christmas my bodys transaction into sensible eating will be ok.
    I had lots of fears etc and looked into it alot before starting... even went to my docs etc to make sure it was ok to do. xx

    Original Poster

    omg you was on it for 13 weeks... your supposed to come off it at 12 weeks im sure.. they dont like you on it without moving up plans so you get to eat meals... cos of my height i can eat a small meal a day, which i have done... chicken and veg or something like that.

    sounds dangerous...but if it stays off and you're still alive fair play lol. congrats

    Original Poster

    LOL numpty, ive promised my hubs if i start feeling more poorly i will stop the diet

    pcnutta

    omg you was on it for 13 weeks... your supposed to come off it at 12 … omg you was on it for 13 weeks... your supposed to come off it at 12 weeks im sure.. they dont like you on it without moving up plans so you get to eat meals... cos of my height i can eat a small meal a day, which i have done... chicken and veg or something like that.



    I did 10 weeks SS then 3 weeks 810 - thats when it all went wrong.

    If you are eating the meals then you are on more than 500 cals. SS+ includes a meal but total around 600cals.

    No one can tell you whats right for you for a diet but I urge anyone else whos considering it to stay clear as it really does mess people up. My OH was at his wits end with me on it.

    Congrats.

    Now you can move on to learning how to spell lose

    Original Poster

    hehe yeah you are right, i alternate between ss and ss+ though you shouldnt do that but i do lol


    LOL CFC mark, put your tongue away! lol

    that is not healthy at all, 500 calories wtf? whats wrong with general good eating habits and excercise few times a week?

    im pretty sure this diet wouldnt be sustainable in the long run and when u do decide to stop it u will probably find yourself gaining the weight back as this is basically starvation mode lol

    but if it works for you and your happy then i suppose its all good

    Banned

    pcnutta

    Hi darl, its The Cambridge Diet -- Im on 500 calories aday, you put your … Hi darl, its The Cambridge Diet -- Im on 500 calories aday, you put your body in ketosis which stops you craving food and i live on packets of shakes and soups which are full of nutrients and vitamins.Sounds very harsh but its very good. Ive learnt so much about my eating behaviour. Eat when your hungry, not out of boredom, emotional etc.



    Wait a minute! That sounds awfully like the VB1 "eat basically nothing at all" diet I've mentioned in the past.

    Hmmmmmmm if only I'd patented it

    Works for me - Eat naff all, soon flies off.

    vibeone

    Wait a minute! That sounds awfully like the VB1 "eat basically nothing at … Wait a minute! That sounds awfully like the VB1 "eat basically nothing at all" diet I've mentioned in the past.Hmmmmmmm if only I'd patented it :(Works for me - Eat naff all, soon flies off.



    Tried it, got hungry, ate the fridge.

    Original Poster

    Here is an excellent report to show your friends & family who are worried about VLCD's. It was an independent report.

    foodedsoc.org/sco…pdf

    The best bit is.....
    Overall conclusions
    A modern nutrient-complete VLCD provides a highly effective and safe method of weight reduction. The use of VLCD has benefits on excess weight related disorders which appear to be superior to those of LCD or food based plans probably on the basis of the more rapid weight loss.
    On the basis of monitored clinical experience coupled with recent body composition studies a scientifically based standard for composition and labelling can and should be established for VLCD.
    In view of the undisputed need to help the very large number who need to lose weight, as many safe methods as possible should be made easily and readily available. This includes VLCDs, where the safety can be shown to be at least as good as diets in the >800kcal energy range. VLCDs should therefore be available on free sale on the same terms as diets of over 800kcals (see Commission Directive 93/5/EC).

    Original Poster

    Metabolic rate (rate at which body uses energy) will fall with any weight loss programme, but only so far before levelling off, even if diet continued.. As soon as calorie intake returns to appropriate amount for new body weight, Metabolic Rate switches to normal for that lesser weight.

    Many people seem to think they can eat as they did before the diet and get away with it. The truth is, if you eat more calories than your now slimmer body needs to maintain its existence, then yes any excess will be stored as fat. I would suggest that someone claiming the above is a good way off with the guesstimated calories they believe they are consuming. You are right with met rate dropping...yes, it drops in 2 ways. One because you are smaller so don't need to work so hard to lug the body around, but there is an adaptive component with hormones too. The metabolic rate reduces a little more than expected.

    The adaptive part increases as you go back up the plans, taking you to where you should be for your new weight .

    im off to eat a KFC.. HAH joking! LOL

    Banned

    pcnutta

    Hi darl, its The Cambridge Diet -- Im on 500 calories aday, you put your … Hi darl, its The Cambridge Diet -- Im on 500 calories aday, you put your body in ketosis which stops you craving food and i live on packets of shakes and soups which are full of nutrients and vitamins.Sounds very harsh but its very good. Ive learnt so much about my eating behaviour. Eat when your hungry, not out of boredom, emotional etc.



    500 calories is too few.

    You need to exercise.

    You'll put it all back on, and maybe 25% more.

    In the Christmas sales stock up on larger clothes.

    I have recently done the 500 cal day which is 1 on 1 off! Worked for 4 weeks, then the weight stopped, so went back to SW and still struggling along!
    Its ok though, I will get in my bikini again in May on holiday!! lol

    I feel as long as you understand the risks then stick at it till you happy. I know the great feeling of being happy with your body, so I understand how the quick weight loss seems so appealing.

    as I said before, good luck with other 1.5 st xx

    Banned

    Lost Symphonies

    Tried it, got hungry, ate the fridge.



    Haha... It takes will power I'll give you that.


    FilthAndFurry

    500 calories is too few.You need to exercise. You'll put it all back on, … 500 calories is too few.You need to exercise. You'll put it all back on, and maybe 25% more.In the Christmas sales stock up on larger clothes.



    It's just not the case FF not with me anyway, works for me everytime. I only put a few pounds on because I start eating random crap from kfc and maccys all the time.

    mumbojumbo

    Yikes. "Putting your body into ketosis" just means starvation diet. You … Yikes. "Putting your body into ketosis" just means starvation diet. You deprive your body of food calories and your body switches into using your stored energy reserves. You pay for this??



    It has worked (so far)

    WATCH OUT FOR THE RELAPSE.

    Original Poster

    as origionally said, ive only done this to get me back down to my weight so i CAN go back to playing badminton 4/ 5 times a week, lol like i used too im sure hour of badminton 5 times a week will keep me in shape ( it used to ) then changed jobs and got lazy! so weight gain totally my fault.

    Im not loosing it to think i can continue to eat **** and not put any back on -- its only to get me fit enough to kick hubs ass at badminton again mixed with healthy eating -- the combination of exercise and healthy eating will maintain my loss

    hmm, smells like you work for Cambridge diet pcnutta!

    I've lost 17lbs so far in 3 weeks. My secret? Got my jaw broke in two places whilst playing rugby and my jaw is wired shut for 6 weeks. Means I can only eat/drink through a straw. Not a weight loss program I would recommend though. The doctor who did the op was telling me that some women voluntarily have their jaws wired up for weight loss purposes, mad!

    Ive put on the 7 kilos i was after

    Hi fives all round.

    Original Poster

    lol chickbabes, i wouldnt have the time LOL i already have 2 jobs! Lol


    stewby - ohh dear, you better now?

    Original Poster

    Quick update -- Ive lost over 2 and half stone. Im now incorporating food into my diet in the process of coming off. ( for a while )
    . Have not gained any weight in doing so, infact losing a steady 3lb a week now.
    I feel really well, people commenting on how clear my complexion is. I have lots more energy and sleeping really well at night, which is something i had difficulty with.

    Im starting back playing badminton in December as part of my maintenence and long term fitness program. This is a lifestyle change for me, and know the hard work begins in keeping it off.

    well done x

    Original Poster

    Just a quick update -- Ive lost 3 stone now still feeling great xx

    pcnutta

    Just a quick update -- Ive lost 3 stone now still feeling great xx



    where do you get this plan from is it online? buying the shakes ect
    Edited by: "hawick" 12th Dec 2010

    Original Poster

    Hi hun, Its CambridgeDiet ( they have website ) you look to find your nearest consultant ( free ) ring him or her, pop along,they will explain the diet, and if you decide to go ahead you purchase the sachets from them each week - when you go to weigh. You only pay for the sachets, not to see the consultant. It seems alot when you say 37quid a week but in perspective, its not - i was eating more than that each week. so 37quid,im saving money. My shopping bill has reduced.
    ( plus im not buying cakes, crisps, junk takeaways etc )

    pcnutta

    Hi hun, Its CambridgeDiet ( they have website ) you look to find your … Hi hun, Its CambridgeDiet ( they have website ) you look to find your nearest consultant ( free ) ring him or her, pop along,they will explain the diet, and if you decide to go ahead you purchase the sachets from them each week - when you go to weigh. You only pay for the sachets, not to see the consultant. It seems alot when you say 37quid a week but in perspective, its not - i was eating more than that each week. so 37quid,im saving money. My shopping bill has reduced.( plus im not buying cakes, crisps, junk takeaways etc )



    thank you will have a look , i hate milkshakes of any kind , all the ones that have shakes havnt worked for me
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