It's been about 2 weeks since I started The Cambridge Diet and I thought I would update you with my progress so far.
After a difficult first week; I had lost a huge 9lbs! I couldn't believe it; such a large loss for my first week! The first 3-4 days is always the hardest as your body needs to get it's self into ketosis (fat burning mode). My mind was constantly on food and it was so hard cooking a meal for Jack as I just wanted to eat it! It helped having my large water bottle by the side of me; drinking my way through the 2.25 litres/4 pints of water which you need to drink each day to keep hydrated and lets your body eliminate its waste products.
At my next weigh in I was sure I wouldn't have lost much as mother nature had decided to visit me after 4 years! I was a little worried that having a period after 4 years of not having one wasn't normal but the Doctor told me it was due to a hormonal change in my body and was most likely linked to loosing weight. Anyways, I went to see my councillor not expecting to have lost more than 2lbs, then once I had got on the scales I had lost another 6lbs! I was so happy that the diet was working and weight was finally going!
In just 2 weeks I have a lost 1 stone 1lbs or 15lbs. I am so proud of myself for having the motivation to sick to the diet and follow it through as it is a hard diet.
This week I have got some Chicken and Mushroom soup as I am missing the savoury taste. This is lovely in a large mug with black pepper on top. I also got Apple and Cinnamon porridge, I'm hoping this tastes nice as it would be a different texture and I could have it in the morning.
I have chosen the Sole Source programme which is Step 1 on the cambridge diet. On Sole Source there's no calorie counting, no food groups to combine, no weighing and measuring food, no books to read or recipes to follow - just eat three Cambridge Weight Plan products per day and drink 2.25 litres/4 pints of fluids over the course of the day. Daily fluids can be made up from black tea or coffee, herbal teas or Cambridge water flavourings.
Sole source is a VLCD of 400-555kcal per day and is only suitable for you if you are at least one stone above BMI of 25. You need to be drinking a minimum of 2.25 litres/4 pints of fluids daily, spread throughout the day as this will help your body to eliminate its waste products. You will be on Sole Source for one week minimum and 12 weeks maximum.