To be effective, a program has to match your goals and lifestyle. The more closely a weight loss program fits your individual needs, the more successful you will be in meeting your goals. The Cambridge Food For Life Nutrition and Weight Management System gives you flexibility, yet guidance. Answering the following questions on the Personal Success Profile will help you select the best weight loss program option for you.
Weight Loss Goal
1. Approximately how much weight do you want to lose?
- 15 lbs. or less
- 16 to 30 lbs.
- more than 30 lbs.
2. Are you currently under a physician's care for any of the following conditions?
- Heart disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Kidney disease
- Chronic infection
- Nursing mother
3. Are you currently taking diuretics or other medications?
If you answered "yes" to question #2 or #3, you must consult your physician before starting this or any other weight loss program. Your physician can help you decide if the Physician Monitored Program is the right one for you.
4. My motivation and commitment are high right now and I would like to lose weight as quickly and safely as possible.
If yes, how long do you feel you can go without conventional foods?
- Few days
- 1 week
- 2 weeks
- 3+ weeks
5. My motivation and commitment are stable but I would rather have more food choices and lose weight more gradually.
Use the values below to rank your personal tendency in response to the following statements:
1 - Never
2 - Sometimes
3 - Frequently
4 - Always
a. I feel totally in control around food
b. I find it easy to keep commitments
c. I cope well in stressful situations
d. I can resist pressure from others
Physical Activity and Metabolism
a. I follow a regular exercise program
b. I go out of my way to walk or climb stairs
c. My daily routine requires a high level of activity
d. I am active in my leisure time
a. I tell friends when I start a diet
b. My loved ones support my weight loss goal
c. I share my feelings with others
d. Group support is helpful to me
Interpretation Guide: To help you choose the program that's right for you.
Have 15 pounds or less to lose (Question #1)
Are willing to go without conventional food for up to 2 weeks (Question #4)
The Fast Start Program
The Fast Start Program is your best choice if you:
The Fast Start Program can be combined with the Regular Program for any number of days (up to two weeks) in the following ways:
- For initial rapid weight loss at the beginning of the Regular Program
- To help overcome weight loss plateaus
- To help bring weight loss back in line if you have "overeaten" for a few days
The Physician-Monitored Program
If, for medical reasons, you need to be supervised by a physician while you are losing weight the Physician Monitored Program is designed for you. It should be your choice if you:
- Answered "yes" to questions #2 or #3
- Have more than 30 pounds to lose (Question #1)
- Want to go without conventional food for more than 2 weeks (Question #4)
The Regular Program
If you answered "yes" to question #5 the Regular Program is the program of choice for you. The Regular Program includes healthy conventional foods throughout the entire program.
Questions #6, #7, and #8 help to evaluate your personal need for support from your Cambridge Distributor and the "Control For Life" with an exercise and or walking program will help you succeed with your weight loss goals.
Total your score for each section:
4 - 8: Support required for success
9 - 12: Support strongly recommended
13 - 16: Support can be helpful
Choose the one that's right for you today. And, if your lifestyle changes tomorrow or next week, the Cambridge Food For Life Nutrition programs are flexible with you! There is no need to abandon the programůsimply review the program again and decide which is the best for you.
Cambridge offers you a variety of programs for weight loss and for nutritional supplementation to fit a variety of needs.