The Cambridge Diet was developed in the 1970s by Alan Howard, Ph.D. at Cambridge University in England. The diet was one of the first to use the "meal replacement" concept, a drinkable blend of vitamins, minerals and macronutrients. The Cambridge Diet plan is still around today and has since evolved. It now offers a variety of healthy meal supplements and a healthy lifestyle program.
On the Cambridge Diet, you consume three servings of a Cambridge Diet supplement each day to get 100 per cent of your daily nutritional needs. Drink the serving of any Cambridge Diet product a half hour before you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. You should only eat when you are hungry and eat foods that are low in fat. As part of the Cambridge Diet, you need to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, for a total of four or five servings every day. Avoid "empty calories" foods like candy and alcohol. For snacks, eat the Cambridge Nutrition Bars, fruit and pretzels. Consume a minimum of eight 295ml glasses of water a day. Limit your consumption of cheeses, thick sauces, desserts and bread. Choose low fat and low calorie options when eating out at restaurants. Also, tell your friends you're on a diet program and your need their support.
Exercise is an important part of any healthy lifestyle program. Before you begin any program, the Cambridge Diet recommends consulting your physician. Stretch before any type of exercise activity to loosen up your muscles. The Cambridge Diet website says you should do aerobic workouts like fast walking several times per week. Try doing interval walking, which is alternating periods of fast walking with periods of slow walking. Wear a weighted backpack or use hand or ankle weights to increase your activity level. Aim for a pace of 3 to 3 1/2 miles per hour.
The Cambridge Diet website also recommends doing several things to help you look your best. First, you should group your clothes by colour. Wearing the same colour tones can make you appear smaller. Wear dark colours and nonshiny fabrics, which can also make you appear more slim. Look for flattering cuts that don't cling to your body.
Track Your Progress
The Cambridge Diet website recommends "charting your success," which means keeping a weight loss goal and diet journal. When you begin the diet, write down your starting weight, waist size, hip size and exercise and eating habits. Then, write down your goals, or where you want to be with your weight, size and exercise and eating habits. Track your food intake and exercise on a daily basis. The Cambridge Diet website offers a useful tool for you to do this.