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Cambridge Diet 1. What is the Cambridge Diet? 2. How did it start? 3. How does it work? 4. Is the Cambridge Diet for everyone? 5. Are there any side effects? 6. Starting with the Cambridge Diet
1. What is the Cambridge Diet? Very-Low-Calorie-Diet (VLCD) Each sachet is 137 Kcal containing carbohydrate, protein, fat and fibre, as well as 30 other essential nutrients The complete food
2. How did it start? Led by Dr Alan Howard Developed by Department of Medicine, Cambridge University, after 25 years of research Established since 1984 and available in more than 25 countries Helped over 15 million people
3. How does it work? Low in carbohydrate Fat burning Ketosis and the reduction in hunger
How does it work? Our body requires 2000 to 3000 Kcal a day Our normal diet ranges from 2500 to 3500 Kcal daily Excess carbohydrates, protein and fats intake result in the accumulation of glycogen and fats in our body
The first few days…. With only 411 Kcal from The Cambridge Diet, our body draws energy from glycogen in our liver and muscles This results in water loss as every molecule of glycogen is stored with 3 molecules of water
Subsequent days…. When the glycogen reserves are utilised, our body draws energy from the fat reserves Low fats mean better health, especially so when the Cambridge Diet provides the RDA of vitamins, minerals and trace elements
4. Is the Cambridge Diet for everyone? Yes, as a nutritional supplement or weight loss diet meal No, as a sole source
Not suitable for sole source 1.Pregnant or breast-feeding women 2.Children below the age of 14 years 3.Diabetics 4.Had a heart attack or stroke within the last 3 months 5.Severe kidney or liver disease 6.Had an operation, serious accident in last 3 months 7.Severe depression 8.Anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
Consult doctor first 1.People under the age of 18 or over 70 2.Attended hospital in last 12 months 3.Anyone unsure
5. Are there any side effects? Not if you follow the instructions and drink plenty of fluid Small proportion may face some temporary side effects
EffectCauseAction HeadachesDehydration Carbohydrate or caffeine withdrawal (rarely) Increase fluid intake. Take a pain-killer if necessary. Mild dizzinessDehydration Increase fluid intake. Diarrhoea or Nausea a)Concentrated Minerals & Vitamins Increase fluid intake, divide the Diet into 6 small portions a day. Discontinue the diet if the symptoms do not settle down. b)Lactose Intolerance Change to lactose free flavour.
EffectCauseAction HungerTemporary feature for first 2 or 3 days Increase fluid intake. Engage in a busy work schedule to divert attention on food. Take an extra half or one sachet of the Cambridge Diet if necessary. ConstipationLow BulkIncrease fluid intake Allergic reactionMay be allergy to milk protein Change to lactose free flavour. Bad breathExcretion of ketonesIncrease fluid intake & rinse your mouth regularly. Take a sugar free breath freshener if necessary.
6. Starting with Cambridge Diet Determine your ideal weight BMI = weight (in kg) / height (in metres) squared Below 18.5: Underweight 18.5 – 23: Normal weight range 23 – 27: Overweight 27 – 32: Obese > 32: Super Obese Above BMI is for Asians Some may have normal weight but high body fat
Programmes 1.For effective rapid weight loss 2.For gradual weight loss 3.For weight maintenance 4.For nutritional supplementation
1. For effective rapid weight loss Cambridge Diet as sole source, plus 3 litres of water per day Rapid Weight Loss Average 1 to 5kg lost per week
For effective rapid weight loss Recommended if you have more than 3 kg to lose The most effective way to lose weight is to use the Cambridge Diet as your sole source of nutrition Replace all your daily meals with the Cambridge Diet drinks or soups and no other foods allowed
Each day, you should have: Recommended servings per day - 3 servings At least an additional 3 litres of allowable fluids No other kinds of food (including fruits) or drink
Allowable Fluids: Tap water Bottled water, sparkling or still (not the kind which is flavoured with fruit) Black coffee or tea; no sugar, no milk Alcohol is strictly forbidden on the Cambridge Diet.
Why 3 litres of water daily: Compensate for water in food Eliminate waste product from breakdown of fat Dilute concentrated minerals in Cambridge Diet
Why no other food or drink: Eating or drinking foods that contain carbohydrate can prevent ketosis from developing or break an established ketosis Your body may stop using up fat and your weight loss may slow down or stop You may start to feel very hungry and find it difficult to resist eating more
Preparation: Important in avoiding discomfort at the start Reduce food intake gradually, particularly carbohydrates Introduce the Cambridge Diet gradually, starting with 1 sachet on the first day For your normal meals, consume more white protein, as well as vegetables, but less of carbohydrates
2. For gradual weight loss Replacing 2 meals per day with Cambridge Diet Gradual Weight Loss Average 0.5 to 1kg lost per week
For gradual weight loss Recommended if you have less than 3 kg to lose or find the sole source programme unsuitable By replacing 2 of your daily meals with the Cambridge Diet, you can still reach your target weight gradually
Each day, you should have: Recommended servings per day - 2 servings At least an additional 3 litres of allowable fluids 1 normal meal - low in carbohydrate and high in fibre and white protein Follow the meal replacement programme until you reach your target weight.
3. For weight maintenance Replacing 1 or 2 meals a day, as and when required Weight Maintenance Daily calories required to maintain
Weight Maintenance Recommended when you wish to maintain your newly achieved weight Replace 1 or 2 of your daily meals and achieve not only weight maintenance, but a more balanced nutrition as well
4. For nutritional supplementation Recommended for everyone Contains the essential nutrients our body needs Each drink or soup serving provides at least 33% of the RDA
Phases 1.Preparation 2.Weight loss 3.Stabilisation 4.Maintenance
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