How does the Cambridge diet work?
In some ways this diet plan is similar to the ketogenic diet in that it puts your body in a state of ketosis. This describes the body not receiving enough calories and in turn it turning to your fat stores for energy. Therefore you lose weight.
When starting the Cambridge diet it is important you follow the stage in detail and work closely with your expert nutritionist (provided by the company) in order to ensure you’re receiving adequate nutritionally-balanced products. There are 6 main stages to this diet plan, some in which you will be advised to skip, other you will be advised to stay in for longer. There is no one size fits all.
Here are the main stages which typically last for a minimum of a week each:
Sole Source: 3-4 Cambridge diet meals per day
Sole Source +: 3 Cambridge diet meals plus 200ml of skimmed milk per day
Step 2: 2 Cambridge diet meals plus 200ml of skimmed milk and then some protein-rich food and some vegetables.
Step 3: 2 Cambridge diet meals plus 200ml of skimmed milk and then breakfast and salads for lunch and dinner (no more than 1000 calories total)
Step 4: 2 Cambridge diet meals plus 200ml of skimmed milk and then low calories breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Step 5: 1 Cambridge diet meal plus 200ml of skimmed milk and then low calories breakfast, lunch, dinner and one snack.
Maintenance: after the above 5 stages you sound continue to eat a healthy diet indefinitely in addition to your choice of Cambridge diet products.
* Always consult your GP first for medical guidance.
What types of food should I eat?
During the early stages of your cambridge diet plan as detailed above you will eat 1:1 Cambridge diet food only. Within this stage there are a range of ‘meals’ and products which come included as part of the plan. Examples of full meals include pasta bolognese and macaroni and cheese. There are also a range of soups, shakes bars and snacks to ensure you are receiving a necessary amount of nutrients while only consuming a minimal amount of calories.
As you begin to increase your calorie intake you will be able to eat conventional meals, starting with low calories meals such as salads for lunch, this calorie content gradually increases as discussed previously. The types of meals and snacks you can then consume, within reason, is up to you. Giving you back some freedom to enjoy small amounts of food up to stage 6.
How much weight can I lose on the Cambridge diet?
Following an initial period educating yourself on the stages and requirements of this diet, where you understand more into the number of Cambridge diet meals and calories you are able to consume, you can see how your body responds to this type of diet in terms of the actual number of pounds lost.
The Cambridge Diet plan states that you are able to lose anything up to a stone in one month, however many dieters claim to be losing more than this in a month!
Our top tips on the Cambridge diet:
- Ensure that you are medically fit enough
- Educate yourself on the nutritional content you will be consuming
- Commit to each of the phases individually
- Schedule your meals and Cambridge diet products to keep you motivated
The 1:1 diet
The 1:1 diet is the main cambridge weight plan. 1:1 Diet, was initially called The Cambridge Diet and was established in 1984 within the UK. It has assisted and helped many people across the world lose weight as well as live happier, healthier lives. This diet can be traced back all the way to the 1960s, biochemist named Doctor Alan Howard began researching for the most ideal diet. Since the diet became popular within the UK in 1984 the 1:1 diet has been used to help and support thousands of people.
This diet plan offers experience, knowledge and support to all who opt into this diet. The Cambridge diet plan was then renamed to 1:1 diet in 2018 because they aim to work with clients on a 1 to 1 basis and personalise their journey. One of their biggest assets is creating one one one relationships, this may be between a consultant and dieter or their team and a consultant. The brand is therefore built upon these relationships.
Since 1986 the brand’s home was located in Northamptonshire. In 2014, it became part of the Employee Ownership Association and employee owned. In 2019, they also were named the best employee owned company for that year for their commitment and dedication to employee empowerment.
They operate from 3 separate buildings in Corby, there they manufacture tubs, meal packs, bars and sachets. Their step up meals and ready to drinks range are made in Europe and Yorkshire by manufacturing partners. 1:1 Diet is a company with zero landfill and they are proud of this. The waste created during manufacturing is used for energy or sent to recycling.
Furthermore, this is a business that sells directly, meaning they have a vast network of trained consultants who work directly one on one with dieters in the UK. They support the consultants to independently run each business, meaning they can select their hours and increase their own revenue. They can also run the business around their own personal commitments.
There are many reasons why people choose the 1:1 diet including;
- Cost effective
- Meals sent directly to your house
- Products you enjoy
- A plan that works
- Online consultations
- Scientifically proven diet
The 1:1 diet partners clients with their own diet consultant, they will create your plan and provide you with the products that you will need. They also support clients and track their progress. Usually clients will see their consultants weekly for a catch up, check up and order any extra products. In addition, they often offer extra support through phone calls, Facebook and twitter.
Pros: can provide an instant and drastic weight loss
Cons: this diet plan should not be followed for more than 12 weeks continuously
If the Cambridge diet doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, don’t worry. We have a range of diet plans for you to browse to make sure you smash through your weight loss goals.