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The Cambridge Diet 7-Day Challenge

Postby FlorenceX » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:38 am

Hi, anyone has participated in the challenge before?

My friend keeps asking me to register the challenge with her, the package seem very attrative, pay only $85 for a package worth more than $200 and heard that can loose up to 8 kg in 7 days! Is it so effective? Can someone who has took part in the challenge share your experience? I would like to know more... :) Thanz..
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Postby reload72 » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:16 am

No use, unless u got great determination.

Starving oneself is not a way to lose weight.

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Postby FlorenceX » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:46 am

reload72 wrote:No use, unless u got great determination.

Starving oneself is not a way to lose weight.


You mean you need to starve for a week? Have you managed to complete the challenge? Hope you could share your experience...
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Postby kitkat2006 » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:50 am

Agree totally. It's all fluid you will lose not fat (maybe a bit of fat).

I find diets like these great if you have an event (e.g. ball, party where ex-boyfriend will be with new girlfriend, bikini party) that you want to have a super flat stomach for. This combined with exercise will work but only SHORT-TERM.

It's not at all what I'd recommend to anyone to lose weight - even for a special event unless you are J Lo prior to Oscars night then the angst and starvation is acceptable.

The side effects will not be pleasant. Your body goes into starvation/survival mode when depleted of food for too long. Headaches, hunger and lack of concentration PLUS your metobolism slows down and you lose weight really slowly.

My advice is sensible diet (including complex carbs- sorry Atkins freaks), lay off the booze and exercise 4 to 5 times per week if you are serious about losing weight and sustaining it.

No such thing as a miracle weight loss (unless you go for lipo or stomach stapling) - afraid you have to do it the old fashioned way.

Good luck to you and your friend.

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Postby FlorenceX » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:20 pm

Thanks for your information :D . Last time I tried slimming pills but totally useless, so now I do exercise (though not so regularly :oops: ) but have a sensible diet.

Anyway, I'm more keen to find out more about this challenge, hope any past participant could share their experience. I think it could be fun to join this kind of activity where everyone shared the same goal and loose weight together, just like joining a kickboxing class. :)
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Postby reload72 » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 1:29 pm

Our Recreation club held this challenge last yr. My colleague joined, first time u drink, quite filling, but gets hungry after 2hours.

U replace 2 meals with the drink/soup. Hungry in-btween meals, u can only drink waterrrrrr..... (its like fasting)

7 days not weight lose, clothings loose abit. Did my colleague play cheat... haha, dont know. She said very hungry, during dinner, she said she ate alot.

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 7:18 pm

FlorenceX wrote:Thanks for your information :D . Last time I tried slimming pills but totally useless, so now I do exercise (though not so regularly :oops: ) but have a sensible diet.

Anyway, I'm more keen to find out more about this challenge, hope any past participant could share their experience. I think it could be fun to join this kind of activity where everyone shared the same goal and loose weight together, just like joining a kickboxing class. :)



Florence, dear, you sound like you're advertising this 'challenge'.
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Re: The Cambridge Diet 7-Day Challenge

Postby ksl » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 2:11 am

[quote="FlorenceX"]Hi, anyone has participated in the challenge before?

My friend keeps asking me to register the challenge with her, the package seem very attrative, pay only $85 for a package worth more than $200 and heard that can loose up to 8 kg in 7 days! Is it so effective? Can someone who has took part in the challenge share your experience? I would like to know more... :) Thanz..[/quote


Dear florenceX, It's a pitty there are so many scam artiists around, to rob the blind! believe me, I know, because i quite often loose 2.5kg in one days work out! In fact I have just reduced my incredible 98kg of solid muscle, down to a nice acceptable 78kg in 16 weeks.

So a little eye opener for all the unknowledgable, is that 8kg of liquid is the only thing you are going to lose, and soon after they have taken your cash, you will probably put 10kg back on. There is only one way to lose weight and keep it off, and that is to change your eating habits, ensure your macronutrients are well balanced in your favour!

If your over weight, reduce your fat intake to around 15% , the government recommendation is around 40% protien 30%carbs and 30% fat, this in my opinion is still to high for the average lazy bones, keep fat down between 15 and 20% and exercise for 2 x 15 minutes if you have never exercised for a long time. take it slowly and you will see results within 10 days, you will have to increase your carbs.


Don't increase protein unless you intend to do weights, weights are also good for fat burning, but you need to exercise many muscle groups, squats with very little or no weight at all, is good, if you first get approval from your local GP if taking up exercise, heart failure can happen to anyone, if they have never been cleared for activity.

One doesn't even need a gym, try walking over the road bridges several times a day, this will also get your metabolic rate up, its important to sweat, once your sweating, your actually burning fat. rather than carbohydrates, around 45% of your maxium heart beat is enough to start with.

Believe me all diets work!! but they are all scams to take your money, all individuals will lose liquid first, and this can easy be up to 10kg in weight, then you have to start burning the fat. and FAT takes time, more than double the time of carbohydrates, which have 4 calories per gram, Fats have 9prgrm

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Postby FlorenceX » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 11:11 am

Just checked with them, I'm not suitable for the challenge due to hypotention...sigh :(

Any recommendation on healthy meal that can be found at normal food centre? Mixed rice is a no-no for me. Usually, I spend most of my meal at Subway... but quite costly though..
So far, I only go for swimming, can't continue with other type of exercises because of joint problem... any alternative?

Btw, anyone who is interested in the challenge can contact them at 68586846 to find out more. Hope they will give me commission for 'advertising' this challenge :P
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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 11:34 am

FlorenceX wrote:Btw, anyone who is interested in the challenge can contact them at 68586846 to find out more. Hope they will give me commission for 'advertising' this challenge :P


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hi

Postby ahmeilover » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 3:03 pm

hello.. how to register for the challenge? I am interested.

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Postby reload72 » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 5:38 pm

I came across Cohen Lifestyle clinique in this forum. And have asked around. Good feedbacks. Maybe u like to try. Am planning to give it a try after i get my bonus (June) :?

One time fee $995.00 (dont sure inclusive of GST or not)
No exercise/organic food allowed.

With Hypertension or Type 2 Diabetes can try this program.

Weight loss Program is based on indiv blood test result. Have to weigh ur food and can be found in most supermarket.

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Postby aphrodite » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:03 am

hmm...side tracking a little. '

I've recently read a book called Fit For Life by Harvey and marilyn Diamond. In it says lots of stuff about losing weight while keeping fit. Cuz like pills and diets aren't exactly that healthy. This book teaches one to be healthy, lose weight and can still enjoy your fav food.

I dun remeber everything but it says there are sort of three processes goin on in our body that have their bes optimum working time. They are absorption, elimination and i think the other one is intake or something, cant really remember. From 4am to 12pm is elimination process where one should minimize intake of food that are difficult to digest. So, it's best that you eat strictly fruits or drink fruit juice in the morning till 12pm. Eat as much fruit as u like but dun overeat. This increases your energy level too cuz the stomach do not need so much energy to digest the food. We always feel tired after a heavy meal because of the energy all going to the stomach to digest the food.

From 12pm to 8pm is best for those normal meals but take note that one should not mix carbohydrate and proteins together as they won't be properly digested together. There's a more detailed scientific mechanism in the book to explain this. This is slightly diff as we normall eat carbo and protein together like bread and eggs, rice and eggs etc. So if wan eat carbo food, just stick to only carbo.

Form 8pm onwards DO NOT eat anything as this is the period for the food that we eat to be absorbed. And of course, regular exercise is important too.

Generally this book talks about the relation of eating , our lifestyle, with our body. The authors spent 10 over years researching on this and their books are selling v fast in the US.

I've tried this out myself for only 4 days (i dun hav the perserverence) and it's quite effective. The book says when u try this kind of eating habit, your stomach will bloat initially but it will go off. This is because the body is doing the cleansing that it has never done before. All of these happened to me. My stomach bloated on the 2nd day, i was more energetic and my stomach became much flatter on the 3rd day.

I'm not sure if this book can be found in SG.

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Re: hi

Postby FlorenceX » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:04 am

ahmeilover wrote:hello.. how to register for the challenge? I am interested.


You need to call them at the above number to register. I shouldnt post much details here.

For hypertension and diabetic type II, they told me cambridge diet definitely will help, but me hypotension (low blood pressure). If on very low calorie diet, blood pressure will drop even futher and probably faint... if too much exercise also faint... only my stubborn fat not going down... :x ...really faint :???: so I think I better take the long way and stick on my current diet because I no longer depending on drug. :wink:
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