Originally catering to United Kingdom users, this diet has now crept into the circles of weight loss fanatics here in the United States. It was started in 1984 and since then, it has continued developing to the diet we know of today.
Main Selling Points
– The reason behind its success (and eventual failures) is that it can trigger quick loss of fat mass.
– It uses carefully selected and meticulously calculated pre-packaged food products. Thus, a typical day requires a diet of “brix”, pocket foods, bars, and sachet soups and shakes.
– It comes in six continuous stages. From stage one, which roughly consists of 4 weeks, a person will consume around 400 to 600 calories per day. This will continue to stage two where daily calorie intake increases to about 200 hundred calories. This will run for a couple of weeks. It then progresses to stage six wherein a maximum of 1500 calories or more are consumed per day.
Cambridge Diet is a rather controversial weight loss option. Because it limits energy intake to as little as 415 calories per day, many setbacks may be associated with this method. First off, this input is way below the basal metabolic rate of an average individual (‘average’ meaning having a body weight of 130 lb), which is fundamentally unhealthy.
Long story short, this means that the basic calorie input will not even suffice the most basic body functions–those functions performed at rest. To compensate this very low calorie source for the body, the diet recommends the use of various types of supplements, ranging from mineral supplements to fatty acid supplements. In a way, the dieter has to live everyday on the mercy of how the body will process the supplements and the little energy it gets from highly-restricted foods.
For people who are comfortable with very low calorie diets and constant dependence on pills and supplements, this is an effective weight loss scheme. However, for the majority, it is best to seek other diets which comprise of less extreme means and principles.
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