are the first few days on a Cambridge weight loss program the most difficult?
Your body is suddenly experiencing a revolution in its eating and
nutritional habits. It must shed the accumulation of your old dietary
habits and become accustomed to a new way of eating, with fewer calories
and a positive new balance of nutrients.
How much water should I drink while on a Cambridge weight loss program?
Recognizing that our body composition contains approximately 60%
water, it is very important that we constantly replenish body fluids.
Adequate fluid intake is necessary to maintain proper kidney function.
Eight to ten eight ounce glasses of water is recommended daily, in addition
to the three Cambridge Meals.
Is it normal to experience headaches when you first start on a Cambridge
weight loss program?
Occasionally, during the first few days on a sole source program,
a person may experience transient headaches as a result of the reduction
of carbohydrate intake. A simple headache tablet taken for a day or
two will alleviate the problem.
Is it normal to feel nausea when you first start on a Cambridge weight
Occasionally, an individual will have a mild nausea reaction to the minerals
in the Cambridge products during the first few days of use. This is
a transient effect and is usually very short lived. The benefits of
the weight loss far outweigh any short-lived discomfort and should be
tolerated. A full glass of water following your Cambridge Meal will
usually eliminate this problem.
Is it normal to have bad breath while on a Cambridge weight loss program?
When Cambridge products are used as the sole source of nutrition,
the body will be in a mild state of ketosis after a few days. Mild ketosis
can be very beneficial because it tends to reduce feelings of hunger,
but it also may produce bad breath. Frequent brushing and using mouthwash
or breath fresheners are recommended.
Is it normal to feel light headed when you first start on a Cambridge
weight loss program?
Feeling light headed is a possible transient side effect of any diet
and should last only a few days. It is most often caused by the diuretic
effect that accompanies a low calorie diet. Be sure to drink at least
eight 8 oz. glasses of water to minimize this effect.
Is it all right to drink coffee or other caffeine containing drinks
while using Cambridge as the sole source of nutrition?
Consumption of large quantities of coffee or other caffeine containing
drinks is not recommended. If you feel you must drink coffee, decaffeinated
form is preferred. Caffeine acts as a stimulant to body systems and
sometimes provides an irritant effect. It also may destroy certain B
vitamins and promote water retention. Herbal teas offer a pleasant hot
Is it allowable to drink alcohol while using Cambridge as the sole source
People who take Cambridge as their sole source of nutrition should
not drink alcoholic beverages. Alcohol contains seven calories per gram
and provides no other significant nutritional value. Alcohol can impair
the body's ability to utilize other nutrients. With a very low calorie
diet, alcohol is absorbed much more rapidly. Therefore, alcohol intoxication
may occur quickly and unexpectedly.
Can people have an unlimited amount of diet soft drinks while using
Cambridge as their sole source of nutrition?
Diet soft drinks should be limited. Diet soft drinks contain sodium,
which, if consumed in excess, may cause the body to retain water and
slow the weight reduction process. Some diet soft drinks also contain
caffeine, which may have a stimulant to irritant effect on the body
or citrus which can make you feel hungrier.
Is there a reason for "plateauing" while on a weight loss
Some people experience a plateau effect with their weight reduction
progress at various points during dieting. One reason this may occur
is due to temporary periods of water retention by the body. The body's
metabolic rate also varies periodically which may alter the rate of
weight reduction. Some people have also noticed a period during which
there was no noticeable weight reduction, however, there was a reduction
in inches. Check you measurements!
What is recommended for people who experience some constipation while
Some changes in bowel habits may be expected as your body adjusts
to different dietary patterns. Bowel movements may not necessarily be
as often. Fiber is contained in Cambridge to aid in digestion and elimination.
Adequate fluid consumption and exercise sometimes assists regularity.
Mild laxatives, such as those containing psyllium, may be helpful.
What causes temporary diarrhea for some people beginning a Cambridge
weight loss program?
Diarrhea may initially be caused from the combination of nutrients
provided by Cambridge products. Most bodies regulate themselves within
a few days. However, if diarrhea persists, it may an indication of lactose
(carbohydrate in milk) intolerance. Taking six "mini-meals"
instead of three full meals sometimes assists the body to adjust to
the new nutrients more slowly.
What causes excess gas for some people beginning a Cambridge weight
This is a rare problem that occurs simply because of the reduced
amount of bulk in the lower gastro-intestinal tract. While it is a possible
annoyance, there is no problem and should not cause one to refrain from
the diet. A simple solution is use an over the counter remedy such as
"Beano" or Gas-X.
Do Cambridge weight loss programs have any effect on menstrual cycle?
Research has shown that rapid weight reduction with very low calorie
diets may temporarily affect the menstrual cycle patterns. However,
ovulation is not usually interrupted. It is usually corrected within
a few months, as body metabolism adjusts. It should be noted those who
use the diaphragm for birth control should be refitted after a 20-pound
reduction in weight.
Do Cambridge products or programs cause hair loss?
do not cause hair loss per se. However, studies of rapid weight reduction
with very low calorie diets show that slight temporary hair loss may
occur in a small percentage of cases. As the target weight is achieved
and maintenance-eating patterns begin, hair will grow back in. Many
people who use Cambridge products report improved hair luster and better
growth as a result of improved nutrition.
Why is it recommended that Cambridge products be used as a sole source
of nutrition for no more than two consecutive weeks unless under a
users have used the products as the sole source of nutrition for many
months with no ill effect. At the same time, there is a concern regarding
unknown medical conditions. Physicians generally agree that no harm
will result in a two-week sole source regimen so that has been adopted
by Cambridge Direct Sales as a margin for safety. We strongly recommend
that users who wish to sole source beyond this period consult with their
physician before doing so.
If I'm completely satisfied with only two Cambridge Meals a day, do
I need to take a third meal?
If you are on a sole source program the answer is an emphatic Yes!
Three Cambridge meals provide all of the necessary nutrients for one
day to keep your body in balance. The precise proportion of protein,
carbohydrates, fat and micronutrients in the Cambridge formula achieves
this critical balance.
If I am really hungry, can I take a fourth Cambridge meal without spoiling
Some people may require additional energy for their activities, such
as those involved in heavy physical activity and strenuous athletics.
An extra Cambridge meal may be necessary to provide extra energy in
Does a customer stop using Cambridge products when s/he reaches her/his
goal ideal weight?
The sad truth is that the majority of dieters on conventional weight
loss plans regain all or most of the weight they lose within one year.
To avoid this syndrome, we recommend making Cambridge products are part
of your regular dietary regimen once you reach your goal.
The Cambridge Maintenance Program is designed to blend the use of Cambridge
products and conventional foods to maintain desired weight and balanced
Is there a need for using behavior modification with the Cambridge weight
Behavior modification is naturally built into each Cambridge program.
By using Cambridge products three times daily, you are developing a
positive nutritional base. New and positive eating and social habits
are geared to mutual reinforcement to reach ultimate goals.
As target weight is achieved, foods are added to this base to reach
the maintenance level for weight control. In addition, we need to know
what to substitute in place of inappropriate eating habits.
What is the role of exercise with my Cambridge program?
Weight reduction with Cambridge is not dependent upon exercise. The
body will burn up more than 420 calories per day with even minimal activity.
However, the effects of exercise are beneficial. The Cambridge Walking
Program offers a mini-exercise program to help
you firm and tone your body while you reduce weight. While using Cambridge
products as the sole source of nutrition, it is recommended that an
exercise program not be undertaken for the first week. After that, you
may gradually incorporate exercise into your lifestyle.
Is a problem if I go off and back on the weight loss program from time
It is if you want to reach your target weight. The biggest mistake
people in a weight loss program is when the inevitable cheating occurs
they feel they’ve blown it and stop using Cambridge products.
No matter how hard you try, at some time in your weight loss regimen
you will eat something that is not part of the program. This is not
a serious problem as long as it does not occur too often and as long
as you continue to eat three Cambridge meals per day.
Is it all right to snack when on a Cambridge Diet weight loss program?
Snacking should be avoided as much as possible. Snacking can actually
make you feel hungrier because it wakes up the gastric system, which
then begs for more food. If you must snack you may eat a carrot or stick
of celery. If you feel really hungry, take an extra Cambridge meal.
Can I use "diet pills" when on a Cambridge weight loss
We strongly recommend against using so called "diet pills"
or appetite suppressants at any time, especially while on a Cambridge
weight loss program. They can cause unpleasant side effects such as
headaches, anxiety and nausea. Appetite suppressants are totally unnecessary.
After three or four days on the Diet any mild hunger pangs you have
experienced will disappear.
Is it normal to feel bloated when starting on a Cambridge weight loss
Bloating is most often caused by water retention. It sounds silly
but the solution is to drink more water. The bloating will disappear
within a few days.
Is it all right to add artificial sweeteners and extracts to the Cambridge
products to change the flavor?
While the flavor of Cambridge products is highly acceptable to most
people, many users like to experiment with different recipes to add
variety. As long as the additives are non-caloric, there is no danger
in experimenting as much as you want.
Is it normal to feel tired when first starting on a Cambridge weight
Occasionally, a person may feel tired when they start on a weight
loss program, but this is a transient side effect as the body switches
from using carbohydrate for energy to burning excess body fat. The effect
usually disappears within a few days.
Is it normal to need less sleep when on a Cambridge weight loss program?
Many people find that as they lose weight and put their bodies in
nutritional balance, they require less sleep. Gaining an extra hour
or two each day is a pleasant side effect of using the Cambridge products.
Is it normal to feel a sense of euphoria on the Cambridge Diet?
One of the pleasant side
effects of using the Cambridge Diet as the sole source of nutrition
is the very natural and normal release of endorphins that cause a mild
feeling of euphoria.