The Cambridge Diet: Food Replacement Diet

Perhaps it’s a little unfair to classify the Cambridge Diet as a fad diet, the product has been available for over 30 years. However, as a food replacement diet the weight loss plan should not be considered along with ordinary dietary advice.

The Cambridge weight loss plan is based around the concept of replacing one’s ordinary three meals per day with a range of products which give the body its key nutrients for the day in a low calorie format. Whilst there are a range of products available, the diet is built around the concept of the consumption of three shakes or liquid meals per day.

Those who stick rigidly to the diet plan will simply consume the three meal replacements per day however, the plan also allows for the intake of a limited amount of food.

The official website recommends an additional intake of between no more than 400 to 800 calories per day.

Whilst rapid weight loss is achieved on the Cambridge weight loss plan, there are a number of drawbacks. Firstly expect to be hungry, if sticking to the plan then less than 500 calories a day will be being consumed, mostly in a liquid format. This may also leave a person feeling tied and devoid of energy.

Secondly, the diet may result in rapid weight loss however, it is not a long term solution. After ending the plan, it is important to consider one’s lifestyle carefully if weight gain is not to be a reoccurring problem.

As such, if looking for a short term weight loss solution then consider the Cambridge Diet however, the diet is not a lifestyle option and even short term success may be difficult in the face of such extreme hunger and tiredness.