Cambridge Diet

cambrigde-dietThe Cambridge Diet is based in the United Kingdom. It has it’s origins from the Cambridge University in the late 1970s.

The Cambridge Diet was officially launched in 1984, but now has distributors worldwide. Online it is known now as the Cambridge Weight Plan.

The Cambridge Diet Plan

The Cambridge Diet is a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) and is made up of pre-packaged foods. The foods have been formulated to provide precise amounts of vitamins, nutrients and calories – and are available as sachets (shakes or soups), bars, or “brix”.

The daily calorie levels start as low as 415-500 calories per day. After a period of time (a maximum of 4 weeks), the calorie levels are upped (first to 790, then to 1,000 calories per day).

It is essential that copious amounts of water are drunk during the diet to avoid dehydration.

Dieters are given one-on-one support through independent Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants. These certified individuals will encourage and help you track your progress during weekly meetings.

Success Stories

On the Cambridge Weight Plan’s website there is a community forum for users to support each other and also many success stories of those who have used the plan successfully.

Here’s an excerpt from one customer’s experience:

Cambridge has completely transformed my life and gave me foundations to build my new lifestyle which has helped me maintain my weight for 13 years. I kick start my manic days with a Cambridge shake and am able to take on all kinds of challenges, as a Cambridge Consultant, MMA and Kickboxing teacher and a mum of two. I am a health and fitness ‘fanatic’ now. Don’t think of Cambridge as a temporary solution, if you focus, follow the steps up and are committed to change you can create a whole new life for yourself and keep your weight off for good. – Rehana K.


Although the Cambridge Diet is really low in calories, they recommend that dieters exercise, but according to their unique needs and medical profile.

The independent Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant will be able to help dieters choose which level of exercise is appropriate as well as offer exercise suggestions.

Cambridge Weight Plan Costs

The Cambridge Diet costs about £45 a week or about £2.15 per meal, but can vary according to your unique needs.

Your independent Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant determines the exact cost based on your needs.

Learn more via their website here.

A Risky Endeavor?

The Cambridge Diet should be used only under the guidance of a medical practitioner.

In the UK, the diet is only available through accredited counselors and to people with a BMI above 25.

Despite research confirming the benefits of VLCD’s they should only be used under medical supervision. Exercise cannot be maintained (except for very low intensity exercise) during the diet, and additional fiber may be required to prevent constipation.

Also, by using the Cambridge Diet’s meal replacement products, dieters may have trouble keeping the weight off once they resume a normal diet.

Be very careful with the Cambridge Diet.

Different Versions?

The Cambridge Diet is only available through distributors. The distributors in the USA provide slightly different formulations to those in the UK.

Also there are other versions of the Cambridge Diet that may not be legitimate.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
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  1. lou

    Hi, I am on week 5 of the SS and have lost 30lbs and dropped 2 dress sizes already. I feel amazing….one issue though. I did cheat the other day as craved some bread. Ate it, then felt so ill that it did make me sick, it was like my stomach couldnt take it. I am worried that I wont be able to stom ach food again, I dont even want food now. Does anyone have any experiences like this.

  2. anchi

    hii i am 17jears hmm i am on 3 days now is veryy hard tomorow must i go to my consultant to weight i must 30lbs of this dieet is very hard

  3. tracy

    hi im on day 6 of the cd diet and lost 6 pounds in the first few days but i seem to of stopped loosing and im so hungry im loosing my will power but i don’t Wat to give up as iv 4 stone to loose.i had some coke and soda could it be that?

  4. Dan

    Ok guys here im in need of support information or maybe its advice help to you all. Has you know im on the ss diet been on it a week now after losing 4 stones. Ive read the review mentioning that we can have 2 cans of coke zero. Right ive been drinkin 1 can 3x per day of EXPLOSADE DIET RED THUNDER 250mi from aldi.(cheaper version of diet Red Bull costing only 25p per can ….Great!!!!! Ive read and looked at the Nutrition information and feel it seems fine.
    So please feel free to feed back as i would like to hear views and thought from others. Many thanx Dan

  5. Dan

    my email whoops is

  6. Dan

    Hi all im a male guy 33 6ft taall and ive lost 4 stones already on the ss. Now im looking to lose another 4 stones to which i will achieve. Its not easy but trust me stick in there and after the first few days it becomes better. Your losing weight and looking nice. I live in the Bham/Sandwell area and if anyone would like to buddy up with me then please feel free to drop me a email and get to the road of looking trim and well….Good all and remember- no such words as you cant do, cuz i so will do it ..Dan

  7. Sarah

    Hi guys. Its the first day of SS for me today and im finding it really hard! Sticking to it at work isnt too much of a problem but coming home to a family who are eating pasta, potatoes and garlic bread is soooo hard! How did everybodies first week go? I’d love to how much everybody lost in the first week or simply any tips to get through the first couple of days! Im determined to stick to it as ive got about 3 stone to lose!

  8. Tan

    Am on sole source since last 2 weeks,but am cheating today.I want to start over again tomorrow, hope my counselor will allow me to do the ketosis test again. am so worry about to weighing after this cheating, i ate so much food. Am now realize that this programe is the best i ever tried and fast.
    Honey, would like ur accompany.
    Guys please support me!

  9. Liz

    started today on ss need to lose 2 stone, lost a stone a couple of yrs ago on it in 3 wks but its hard to stick to when u have a family to feed and cant really avoid foods – will power im hoping will get me through it 🙂

  10. Sunil Kumar

    Hello everyone,

    I am sunil from UAE, 34 years old. I was 140 kilos when i started this diet on the 26th March, 2010 and till now i have lost about 35+ kilos and about 6-7 dress sizes, this thing really works. I have to lose another 15 kilos until i come to the maintainance stage. People who are thinking of doing it, please do go ahead and jump into it with closed eyes as i guess i am the best example. Had tried all different diets in the world but my weight would come back as soon i stopped those diets and this is the only diet where i dont feel hungry, have the energy to carry on and i am looking so good these days and most of my friends whom i have not me me from last 4+ months are actually surprised at my acheivement. I have kind of become a celebrity.

  11. paula

    hi,im into day 4 of cd and lost 3lbs so far although i have been munching on cheese strips and pork crunch on an evening!does anyone know if this can be kept up on sole source+ as im finding this is keeping me sane at moment.i thought it would be better to eat full protein rather than stuff diet up and eat pasta or rice any comments would be appreciated,Thanks x

  12. jab

    just got bk frm weighin lost 2lb but i did drink vodka and diet coke last sat so i am happy , nearly at my target lost 5st 4lb since 21/01/10 well happy! :-)10lb to go

  13. lucy lou

    hi aimee, it does make a difference i’m afraid. i tried having a day off every week and i was just staying the same. even just one meal puts on a couple of pounds and the weight comes off slower. but the odd mouthfull of something won’t make a difference i wouldn’t have thought….

  14. aimee

    does anybody know if you cheat for one day a week will it make much difference? or even if i have a bite of something will it massivley make a difference? a quick response will be brilliant

  15. CoCo

    Hi everyone, i am starting CD on Monday/Tuesday im going to see my consultant for the first time on monday and to get my stuff for the sole source. Im excited and nervous at the same time i want to loosee at least 4stones by september i hope. i know its going to hard and im thinking im going to have to be very strong but i dont know until i start. this is my last chance to lose the weight i feel and need all the motivation to keeo me going. im really scared about not drinkin diet coke as i have it everyday also can i have sweeteners in my coffee?
    CoCo xx

  16. michael trevellen

    The diet products sold by lighterlife are much better, and they are made by the same compnay and the cambridge diet.

  17. sian

    Someone help me…. I had 10 wine gums yesterday and wish I hadn’t cos I feel really guilty and hope I havent’ undone all the good, do you think it’ll make a difference?

  18. wendie

    would like to know where you can buy products for the cambridge diet in the UK

  19. sian

    Hi, I’ve lost another 4lbs this week, so pleased and finding much easier now. Have lost just over a stone in 2 weeks, and am now at a weight I haven’t been in a long time. Read these comments over and over to inspire me

  20. jab

    eleanor go to the cambridge diet website, it will ask u for yr postcode then it will give u a choice of yr nearest consultant. hope this helps

  21. Eleanor

    Oh My God! looking at all these comments make me wanna go onto this diet i have been told so many good things about it to but i don’t know were to get started, and also i am only 18years old so is it suitable for me? i mean at the moment i am on slimming world but to be fair all i do is take weight off and i’m over the moon then find out the next week I’ve put it back on 🙁 please help me i don’t know how to go about getting on the Cambridge diet x

  22. philippa

    hi everyone, i have been on the diet for 44 days, in week 7 – i have lost 27 pounds in 6 weeks, stick at it people, i have another 31 pounds to go to get to 9stone i am 5ft, my start weight was 13st 2 and i now weigh 11st 3.

  23. Honey

    I did the Lighter Life diet a couple of years ago and lost around 3 stone. I have now piled the weight back on.
    I need to lose 4 stone overall. However, I have a family to go to end of July and need to lose at least two stone before then.
    I need motivation to go Soul Source. Does anyone want a Cambridge Diet Buddy? We could help each other!
    My email address is

  24. Sian

    I am so pleased….I lost 12 pounds!!! And it really has given me motivation for week 2. Thanks for all the comments here, they’ve really helped.

  25. Kirsty

    On day 2 and feeling starving, i know I just have to get past day 3 and it gets easier!!!! Can’t wait to be weighed on Monday have just over 3 stone to loose. But would love to lose a stone in 5 weeks as I have a wedding to go too. I dreamt of egg sandwiches last night how weird :o) Goodluck to everybody else who is doing this x

  26. Sian Luckett

    Thanks for the coke advice, I’m weighing in tomorrow, so I’ll ask then. The craving has lessened, not gone, but lessened!

  27. jab

    hi sian been on the cd since jan 21st 2010 and lost 4st 5&1/2 lb if u want coke has yr consultant told u that u can have 2 cans of coke zero a day! hope this is helpful 2 u x

  28. sian

    I’m on day 4 of the cd and find late afternoons the hardest.
    I’m doing sole source and just yearn to have a diet coke!!When will I stop thinking of this? Thanks

  29. zelda

    i weigh 190 kg and realy need help urgently i live in south africa and would realy like to try your diet if been on lots of dieets but nothing ever workd please help

  30. jane murray

    i have done the cambrigde diet and lost 6 stone it takes a lot of will power but is well worth it in the end so stick to it men and women i was a size 18 to 20 and now a size 10 so good luck people

  31. molly

    I lost 1 and half stone in 3 weeks on only shakes and bars so good luck! Unfortunately not doing so good this time around but intend to start again this week!!

  32. sarah williams

    I am thinking of starting the cambride diet but dont know where to start or where to buy the products for it, could anyone advise me?
    i live in the uk south east area

  33. LaLa

    My sister is getting married in two weeks and I am starting CD tomorrow. I weigh 12st but I’m hoping to shift 2st of this over the next few months. Does anybody have any idea how much weight I could lose in two weeks? I really want to look good in my bridesmaid’s dress! 🙂

  34. esther

    Hi there

    I did a diet very similar to the Cambridge diet its called lioptrim and had a very interesting experience.

    I have to admit out of all the diets i have tried i lost the most weight on this one approx 3 years ago. I was on sole sourcing for 4 weeks, refeeding for 4 weeks and maintainence for another 4 weeks and managed to lose 2 stone! 2 stone in 3 months is very impressive for me as i have never lost more than 10 pounds on other diets within the same time frame.

    You have to have a lot of willpower it takes alot of strength to say no to pretty much all food and consume cardboard tasting drinks all the time instead! What kept me motivated was thinking about my new figure and how good i would look after just a few months of being hungry. I went from a size 16 to a 12 and started wearing dresses for the first time in my life :).

    Unfotunately i met my partner soon afterwards, stopped concentrating on eating healthy and started eating again and going out more to eat. Within 6 months i had put on all the weight back :(.

    Ever since then ive fought with other diets to lose the weight again including the 1200cal a day diet and the evry other day diet with no success! So im starting this diet again soon knowing that once you stop you must continue to eat healthy and excercise for the rest of your life to keep the weight off!
    Remember weight loss is a lifestyle change not a temporary phase of you life. If you think you can do this diet and once you have lost the weight go back to eating as normal ( that is how you did in the past) YOU WILL GAIN THE WEIGHT BACK LIKE I DID!!!!.So please remember to continue watching your weight, keeping active and eating well!

    Lastly I just wanted to add my summary of this diet
    1. Weight loss is so quick that you stay motivated
    2.helps shrink you stomach so when you come off it its easier to eat small portions
    3.helps you re-evaluate the way you consume calories
    4.not that costly feel amazing and look amazing

    1. very easy to pile the weight on if you go back to normal eating
    2. I used to feel faint and a bit dizzy on days that i was very busy
    3-Needs an ocean of will power to stick to it stricly especially when everyone else is eating normally and you have to cook for other people.
    4-expect extreme hunger pains for the first 2-3 weeks as you body adjusts
    5-some people may dislike the taste of the soups/shakes ( i actually learnt to love them especially the peanut bar 🙂 )
    6. i had constipation and bad breath on the diet- apparently drinking more water helps counter these.

    i wish you all good luck and hope you dont put the weight back on! Wish me luck as im ready to lose it again but this time keep it off!


  35. molly

    Thank you Justine, week 2, day 1 today. Totally blew it last week and intend to do better this week – am adding a bar each day as think it may help! Good luck to all my CB buddies!

  36. Justine

    MOLLY- i hate the apple and cinnamon porridge too but today i tried adding extra water and it was slightly better!! lol xx

  37. Justine

    i started the cambridge diet 2days ago and so far im finding it rather easy….alot easier than i though it would be! hopefully i will loose the 4stone i want to loose!! goodluck everybody and remember… YOU DONT LIVE TO EAT…..YOU EAT TO LIVE!!!!!! xx

  38. Sue

    Hi I started back on cd last Thursday, I am using the gelatin powder which turns the shakes into a thick mousse and it’s brilliant, you do feel like you are having a more of a meal. I did the diet about 18 months ago and lost over 2 stone but had to have a foot operation towards the end of last year so was off my feet for about 2 months then Xmas came etc etc so back on cd again and definitely think I might have lost a few pounds already. Good luck to everyone.

  39. molly

    managed to get through the weekend with a little extra protein if I am honest and a large handful of cranberries so have prob knocked myself out of ketosis but am back on plan today!! Feel so much more energetic though and bra seems less tight!!! I want to be slimmer so I am responsable for what I put into my gob!!!!!!!

  40. arlene connell

    first day on the cd and i am determined but cant stop thinking about food. does everyone go through this also i was drinking up to four litres of diet juice a day and i have competely stopped this today

  41. molly

    Day 2 and really want to eaaaaaattttttt, mostly out of boredem and habit if Im honest! Going to go and sort out winter/summer clothes to try and take my mind off of craving!!!!

  42. molly

    Hallo everyone, Day 1 for me and have just had my meal as I am on sole source plus. I weighed in at 6 lbs and want to lose atleast 4 st. Found the apple and cinnamon porridge really disappointing, not the taste but the consistency – may try blending it tomorrow? Marvellous to read others experiences.

  43. TINA

    Hi everyone just finished my first week on CD first few days were ok but as the week went on i got realy hungry had 1/2 slice of bread on day 5 but felt realy guilty just couldnt help it but that was my only slip up.Getting wieghed 2 nite will let u know how much i wieghed later.Good luck to every on cd.

  44. jab

    3st 5lb in 10 weeks well happy , started at 16st now 12st 9lb would like 2 get down to 10st! fingers crossed won’t b long!

  45. rowlow

    It is really encouraging reading the reviews on this page bad and good. I think if you are and inpatient dieter like me then CD could be the kick up the arse one needs! I start the diet on 19th April and I have been worried and excited all at the same time but I am booked in and ready to get going.
    Why are you leaving it so long I hear you ask……well, I’m on holiday and all meals are included with the added problem of it being a gift and the thought of saying…..’Thank you for the holiday but can I not have the meals’ is just a bit ungrateful. However, when I get back there is nothing planned so I can really hunker down and get those extra pounds (hum – stones) off!!

    Any advice, encouragement or support will be much appreciated.


  46. sal

    hi ppl i have been on cd since jan and in total upto date have lost 29lb stil have a good 3stones to loose, would love a diet buddy so if u are strugglin email me at !! im hopin to complete my diet by end of may wish me luck ppl! its hard but im stickin it out so can u !! xx sal

  47. jab

    hi, been on cd for 7 weeks now lost 2st 8lbs feelin really good!

  48. Pauline

    I started the diet on Saturday 13 March 10. I have been meaning to lose weight for a while now and when a friend restarted work with me and told me how she is using the Cambridge (and losing a tremendous amount of weight – 2 stone in 8 weeks so far)that’s the incentive/push I needed.

    So far so good, but I love my food, so this is going to be difficult!

    Would be great to be in touch with others using the diet, my email:

  49. sarah

    Hi there my ex done a diet that is identical to this one (lighter life) and he lost an amazing 10 stone BUT he put it all back on and a little more once he started eatting normal food again. His counsellor did say to him that the vast majority of people end up either with eating disorders or putting the weight back on.

    I really do think this diet is actually quite dangerous and if you have a lot of weight to loose, then loosing it that quickly is going to cause a lot of problems such as saggy skin afterwards. Dont diet just change your eating habbits and exercise more.

  50. amy

    hiya its day 3 on cb diet and i am really stuggling day 3 and iv already lost 5lb can u believe it coz i dont but i am so hungry my stomach is killing me with hunger pains i have 2 stone to loose but am finding it hard does n e one no if i eat a chicken breast and a bit of salad would it wreck what i have done i no its only 3 days but god its hard let me no thank you

  51. jab

    well it’s been 5 weeks now and i’ve lost 1stone 13 1/2 llb feelin good!

  52. penny

    have just started this diet and messed around for the first few days. determined to start today properly.

  53. jab

    hi, i started the diet on 21/1/10 the first week i lost 8 1/2 llb the second 7 1/2 llb the third week was a dissapointing 1 1/2 llb , so feelin a little down , but i have decided to carry on and not let it phase me.

  54. Sara

    Hi All I started cambridge on 01/02/10 and have lost 11 pounds so far, i have 2 stones and 3 pounds to loose. It is hard upto day 10 but then your body gets used to not having food so u will crave less food. I am not saying it s easy but you need to keep motivating yourself, i keep telling myself that i am donig this for myself and not donig anyone a favour and the end results will be amazing. Good luck all x

  55. Vans

    Hi, my daughter has been on the diet for around 4 weeks, and has lost some pounds, which I believe has been an average of 4.4 lbs per week. My concern though, is that as I’ve understood from other sites, when someone is on a diet, this can cause galbladder stones to form. My question would be that if intake of omega3 supplements, being oil, would not promote the extraction of bile by the liver, making it less probable that stones are formed, and if this wouldn’t affect the diet, thus stopping the progress?

  56. farrah

    today is my first day with cambridge diet. it is so hard to live without food! i feel like want to eat…but i tell my self, i cannot waste my money..because 1sch of cambridge diet is very2, i try to close my mouth from eating..wish me luck!!

  57. philippa

    hello i am starting the diet today at like 10am – wish me luck, i have about just over 3 stone to loose.

  58. Sara

    Hi there, I started the VLCD on Monday 1st February. Struggling already with the whole water consumption, but surprisingly don’t feel hungry. Bit light headed this morning, but my counsellor assures me that I feel will feel fine after day 3. Would love to hear tips and advice from anyone who is a few days/weeks into the VLCD.

  59. jo

    hi one my 1st day of my journey to weight loss would love to stay in touch with somone else on there first week jo

  60. Megan

    Hello my first week of being on the cambridge diet and so far i have lost 7 pounds i am very pleased i am just worried how to keep it off when i do come to coming off the diet

    please could any one give me advice


    many thanks ,megan

    and good luck to everyone on the diet

  61. amanda

    Well thats my first week over with on the cambridge diet dont get me wrong its been so hard esp when ur family is eating all around you but i just think of how id feel if i did cheat. i went back for another consultation 2days after id started it as i was feeling very odd during those 2 days id already lost 2lb so i was made up. Ive also been to the gym and play football every week so my day to day life hasnt changed. I just keep looking forward and cant wait to get in that size 10 dress for xmas. Good luck everyone YOU CAN DO IT

  62. Jodie

    Ok so i have started the cambridge diet on Sunday 16/8/9. This is hard work but im gonna stick to it. WILL POWER!!!! i can hear every crunch of someone eating solid food and my sense of smell is so sensitive. im 28 st and cant wait for my first weigh in. wish me luck….

  63. alex

    Hi, I’ve just been for my consultation for the Cambridge Diet, and will be starting in a few days time.
    I’ve already started a Blog(of how I’m feeling pre-diet), as I think it will help me (and maybe others along the way) Next thing coming my way will be the tricky first days. But I know I can be determined to do this. Anyone got good stories to give me some inspiration?

  64. ex-UK

    You can lose weight and keep it off with watching your eating habits, eat plenty of vegetables and drink plent of liquid and lastly WALK. I do not believe that all these packaged foods are good and do not last. The problem is this generation now eats too much package and fast food. Eat home cook good meals and you will have plenty of energy and lose weight.

  65. EightStonesOver

    I started the diet at 21.5 stones in April and was instructed by my doctor to reduce this to 14 stones as soon as practical. Otherwise, he’s sending me in for lap-band and/or liposuction. As of now, I have progressed to 19.3 stones, with 5.3 stones to go. I realize that this is only the first step and the easiest one. The real challenge is for me to continue the focus once I arrive at 14 stones and eat right! 🙂

  66. Maz

    Hi i have just started the cambridge diet. My mum and dad have both lost 3 stone and managed to keep it off. Im on on day 3 and was so hungry today i have a peice of fish and some lettuce. How hard is this diet, its my best friends wedding in 3 weeks and want to have lost some weight by then.
    Can anyone give me some will power tips.

  67. rachel

    is the diet for weight loss or what?

  68. JJ

    I’m starting the cambridge diet tomorrow, so i’ve decided to start a blog on my progress i’m hoping it’ll help motivate me, if anyone wants to come along for the ride

  69. billy

    hi leslie would love to stay in contact as im waiting for my forms to be signed by doctor

  70. billy

    i have no spleen and am on penicillin for life but i really want to go on this diethow can i keep my weight off once im off the diet

  71. lesley

    Hi every1!
    Im 21 years old,and have 5.5 stones to lose before i am in the healthy weight range for my height!
    Ive been in touch with the councillor and shes posting me out a form to take to my doctor?
    I dont live anywhere near a councillor so im just getting the food packs posted out to me and im going to try and stay in contact with other dieters via email so i stay focused!
    if anyone is interested in a cd diet buddy let me know!
    i should be getting it started in the next 7 days or so hopefully!

  72. ria

    Hi, I am starting the Cambridge at the end of the week, want to loose about 3 stone! its gonna b long n hard! im a student so cutting out the drinking on nites out will b the biggest challenge!

  73. sharalyn barry

    Hi i have spoken to a very nice lady who also was big she had lost 5 stone i am going to start on jan 3 rd after my other halfs’ b/day party. I really can not wait i have eaten lots for xmas but, i know it will be coming all off !

  74. meme

    Im 80kg,18 5’7 and not happy wat so ever……i just wanna be a slim size 10…….slim nd NOT CURVY……does this diet really work……pls HELP

  75. Lynne

    I used this diet in the early 80’s, (when I realise now I wasn’t even fat!) In those days there was an ingredient used in the chocolate covering the bars, that began to make my teeth tingle. However, they’ve changed that now. I’m now trying it again as, my wonky thyroid has taken me from 9st. 4lbs to almost 17st. So here goes!

  76. ted

    If you would click on the link above and once on the official website click contact. You will find the #’s there.

  77. SOFI

    i to second on that i really need the number can sum1 help???

  78. sharalyn barry

    How do i start with this diet ? can some one give me a number i can call so i can get started !

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  80. pop

    gee i have similar stats as u but only 5 foot.
    how much did u lose in week 1 and 2?

  81. gee

    very bad taste and bad breath how do you go about this problem let me no

  82. Brian

    pluses: 5 stone off in 11 weeks, i’m not even hungry, no food preparation time, choccy bars for a bit of a treat

    negatives: no alcohol allowed, can be a bit boring

  83. lauren

    I am starting the diet on monday and reading all these stories has made me really excited! I cant wait

  84. gee

    hi its gee here again has any one tried the porridge? i tried it on my first day it made me sick,luckly enough i took them bk to my councellor and she swapped them for soups, the veg soup is fantastic aswell as the sberry an choc shakes. the porridge was vile, ive just completed my 2nd day and feel great, mite be a different story tmoro

  85. gee

    ive just got in my 1st weeks cambridge diet soups shakes etc i weighed in today at 11 11 so i will let you all no next week how much i lost and how i felt

  86. T

    One stone=14 lbs.

  87. A

    What the hell is stones. Is stones supposed to refer to a number converted into a certain amount of pounds?

  88. Donna

    I’ve been doing the cambridge diet on and off for a few weeks and have lost 24 pounds! I am 5’8 weighing 160 pounds but would like to get down to 135….unfortunately- I am at a stand still now. Does anyone have any advise for kicking it up a notch? I have started some cardio to see if that helps and I’m on sole source. Thanks

  89. tracy

    first day of diet and cant stand the shakes any1 got any words of advice to which ones taste anything like decent also does your breath really get that smelly

  90. abi

    can you exercise on this diet?

  91. salina

    i myself was on cambrige diet for 3 to 4 months i lost over 3 stones however i put the weight back on once i had stopped even though i watched what i ate and portion sizez. my advice is to lost weight the right way which is healthy eating and good diet.

  92. ann

    I lost 2.5 stone in 10 weeks (having an evening meal each night too) I came off it 6 months ago and have kept the weight off by eating heathily and going to the gym – I highly reccomend it!

  93. slim

    i did the diet 2 years ago and lost 7.5 stone in 100 days, i have put a little back on and so just topping being slim, lost 8 kilo in the first 7 days

  94. lisa

    hey, i was on the cd for 5 weeks and lost nearly 2 stone, but last week i cheated so back on it again. this diet is amazing but also the hardest. you need alot of willpower and determination. good luck everyone x x x

  95. amamda

    i am on day 2 and really struggling,but reading everyone elses storys help.. hunger pain are donig my head in so going to bed early…

  96. jojo

    cambridge diet does work…. i started off weighing 12’8 am now 8’8 and absolutly love my new figure…. it amazing how much confidence i have regaind and how great it feels to go into town and not stressing about what to buy as i can fit into any out fit… thanks a lot to Lisa… my counselor from gorton…x

  97. cheryl

    i have been on it for 2 monthes and ive lost 2 sone

  98. Julie

    Its a ridiculous & dangerous,quick fix diet..I tried it 10 years ago & lost 4 stone in 3 months but as soon as you start to eat normal portions of proper food, the weight gradually returns.I would NOT recommend it to anyone. Also, the side effects of the diet which include severe bad breath,(even brushing every couple of hours does not eliminate this)dizziness and constipation are less than desirable!!The only way to achieve long term weight loss is by adopting a healthy attitude towards food and exercise. The answer is not in self starvation!

  99. lyn

    im on day 2 feeling okish shakes and soups taste nice. cant wait til my weigh in, il keep u all posted,ive got over 3stone to lose.tomorrows another day,hopefully feel abit better!

  100. Alison

    What a fabulous and easy way to lose weight! In my first week I lost 12lbs, I feel so proud and cant wait to keep losing!! Very worth while Id recommend it to anyone.

  101. Aim

    I’ve been on the diet for 4 days now.. and it is hard.. worst part is i’ve got two young children and cooking for them just sends my stomach crazy! I’m still hungry but have found that if you think about what time you are going to have each shake/soup it helps you curb the hunger.. i have a late breakfast shake and a late lunch soup then the gap between lunch time and dinner isn’t as big… plus then i go to bed early to stop the fridge raid!! its all about creating a routine!! good luck girls! (and boys!)

  102. Amy & Ella

    this ia a good diet

  103. Bicky

    I’ve got my 1st WI tomorrow – I’ll have done 6 days. I’m doing ss and have cheated twice – crisps are my downfall!!! My scales are telling me I’ve lost 7lb so I’m really happy. It is hard but def worth it. I’m getting married so have something to focus on.

  104. uk-guy

    My Mrs has lost over 4 stone in 13 week and I’ve decided to give it a go. A bit expensive for both of us to be on it, but it will be worth it.

  105. debbie

    sister has just started cc.just found out shes got an overacted thyroid.will this diet still work as she hasnt got tablets off of doctor yet.and she has only lost 1pnd in weight.can any one help please

  106. alex

    just started this diet- on day 2. finding it unbelieveably hard.just reading other peoples posts makes me more determined to do this.wil keep reading these posts to keep me motivated

  107. kuku

    help help help ……………….im sick of dieting! However this diet has worked for me …..I lost 4 stones but soon put it back on!Back to square 1

  108. tabitha

    I am on the cambridge diet now for two weeks and lost 10 pounds. feeling great and cant wait for my new weigh in next week.

  109. Lisa

    I have been on the CD for 2 weeks and lost 10lbs but this week have not lost anything. Not sure what has happened this week! Will carry on tho. The strawberry shake is lovely!!

  110. emily

    i did the cambridge diet for 4 weeks and lost 3 stone but then got pregnant with my little girl, still didn’t put all the weight back on tho. now im back on it on my 3rd day and iv lost 6 pounds already. it does work but the first few days are hard until u get in 2it. xxx

  111. Allie

    I have just started this and am only on day 2!! I feel okay although i hear that the worst is yet to come this week. I am really going to try I have lots of weight to lose 10stone to be precise!!! I am really going to give this a go.

  112. Mandy

    Brenda, what an ignorant, offensive and unnecessary remark you made. Of course it’s much healthier to have a low BMI than to carry extra weight – I lost over 3 stone with Cambridge two years ago and have managed to keep it off by always having a Cambridge bar for lunch instead of my usual sandwich, & often I have a cappuccino shake for breakfast too even tho I’m no longer “on the diet” it’s just part of my range of food. It really works and alongside lots of other people I feel it’s changed my life.

  113. Asif

    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first day on it so im trying to find the best CD products that taste good. I am not physically hungry but I feel like chewing on something.

    I hope this works, from all the comments of different sites it seems as though it’s been working.

  114. Sam

    i started cambridge diet one week ago now and so far i have lost 10 pounds! i would recomend it but you need alot of willpower and determination to do it!

  115. Gemma

    I have been on CD for 3 weeks and only have a stone and a half to lose, but already lost 12 pounds, its so good and you honestly do not feel hungrey at all.
    Any one who is thinking of doing it, DO IT, you cannot fail, shakes are lovely and toffee bars on the 3rd week even better.

  116. lynz

    the diet really works girls and fellas so come on and give it a go my counsellor is fab rose she has helped me become a new woman. myself i feel fantastic, so far ive lost 4 stone in 10 weeks.

  117. Surinder

    I lost 5 stones on this diet, its a life saver!!! Each week I lost 5 pounds! from a size 22 to now a 14!

  118. Nelly

    My mum has lost about 5 stones in about 4 months! each week the weight just dropped of – she was averaging between 3-7 pounds a week! and now her doctor has significantly reduced her blood pressure tablet dosage! She is becoming a healthy person again! and now i have starting this and have already lost 5 pounds in my first week! well worth doing.

  119. Brenda

    Hey, Lorraine, I didn’t know they allowed retards to be nurses in the UK. Aren’t you just FABULOUS!

  120. Laura Fletcher

    I’ve lost 5plds in three days. It’s crazy.

  121. Sherry Lewis

    You give the date of 1984 but in 1983 I was using Cambridge drink mix, was this the same or a different one. It worked for me but was taken off the market.

  122. lorraine platts

    iv been doing diet for 10 weeks and lost 3 stonei feel fabmy blood preasures droped so as my bmi i think its more healthy to lose weight than be overweight and have many problams and i should no im a nurse thankyou