There are many diets that you will make you lose weight quickly. Everyday there are new diets but invented the Cambridge Diet has been around 25 years. What does this diet and what can you expect but also the advantages and the disadvantages of this diet.
What is the Cambridge diet?
The Cambridge diet is in the seventies developed by Dr Alan Howard, nutrition scientist at Cambridge University in England. The diet is designed as a complete nutritional supplement with all the nutrients a body needs but would have very few calories and carbohydrates.
During the diet, there are several distinct phases, which phases you only use meal replacements and meal replacements phases which are combined with one or several light meals. How long each stage lasts depends on the takeoff weight and the weight to be achieved. Moreover, this diet is followed, led by a consultant and expert who also has experience with the plan you prepare.
During the various phases is used meal replacements in 15 different versions available (shakes, soups, bars and porridge). These meal replacements could fully meet all the nutrients the body needs but restrict their caloric intake. Per meal replacement you will receive approximately 154 within which it is possible that you have certain stages more than 500 calories a day gets, this is far below the WHO recommended minimum of 1200 calories per day. In addition, this very low carb meal replacements after a few days so your body’s own stored carbohydrate diet will consume and then the stored fat stores will claim.
After a phase where you only use the meal replacements are also phases which gradually change over to normal food and light meals which may be used. These transitional phases would you, with the consultant, responsible learning to eat so the weight loss also would be lasting and prevent the yo-yo effect.
This diet will be a day minimum of 2.5 liters of water should be drunk (sparkling) to side as headache, nausea and dehydration to occur.
Besides eating the entire program also paid attention to move, given the low calorie intake are the forms of low intensity exercise (eg walking and exercises with a rekband)
Who is the diet focuses?
This diet focuses on people with overweight, obesity or morbid obesity and is suitable for people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 25
What results can it be achieved?
Every body is different and reacts differently to this diet. The makers and experience has shown that on average between 6.10 pounds per month can be covered. This is much more than by nutrition in general is seen as healthy, ie 1 kg per Month
Possible side effects of the diet
At the Nutrition Center has a number of diet with followers including headache, dizziness, constipation or diarrhea and nausea were reported correctly. In addition there are enough messages on the web to find information on hair loss what is already an indication that there is a balanced diet.
* Ideal for people with a large overweight in whom other diets, or insufficient result.
* The diet is simple. You do not need to put together meals or counting calories, just the next packet from the address box and eat it.
* The diet will be reimbursed by some insurers.
* You fall fast and far off, after only two days your body starts to burn fat.
* According to experts, there would be no experience of hunger, although there are reports that this is precisely the case.
* There may be chosen only from the early pre-prepared food, for someone who takes food can be boring. Especially if your partner or housemates is eating normally may be difficult to sustain.
* With approximately 500 calories in one days, this diet equivalent to a crash diet, was something all nutritionists are not recommended. The low calorie intake is more likely to breakdown of muscle tissue than with a diet that you gradually lose weight.
* The diet itself does not change. In the last phase there is guidance from the consultant but these new eating habits are not ingrained over a long period as in the case of a regular diet, the risk of relapse is high.
* It is absolutely not recommend this program to start and preferably without expert medical guidance, this in itself shows that there are risks associated with the program. Moreover, for some busy people difficult these agreements regularly to plan.
* The guidance is free, but meals will have to be purchased for around EUR 2.25 each. This is an average diet EUR 50.00 per week. Initially, the costs are higher.
* The low calorie intake can result in a weak sense
* You get enough of certain substances within (eg calcium)