Right at the outset, diet virgins must be aware of the fact that the Cambridge Diet is an intense weight-loss dietary plan—and it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. This little-known dietary plan began in the UK circa late ’70s.
How does it work?
For starters, the Cambridge Diet works around a wide choice of prepared foods such as low-calorie nutrition bars, soups, shakes and super oats albeit under a controlled regime.
The Cambridge Diet specifies that regular consumption of the above-mentioned foods—tailored exclusively for the program to fulfil all of the dieter’s daily nutritional requirements under strict calorie guidelines, of course—can lead to immediate weight loss. Much like the Ketogenic Diet, the Cambridge Diet forces your body into a state of ‘ketosis’, which occurs when the body does not receive all of the calories it needs to function properly and so is forced to turn to fat stores in order to carry on.
What are the upsides of the Cambridge Diet?
1. Many dieters like the fact that the results of this are rather dramatic and instantaneous.
2. It works especially for disciplined who are almost guaranteed to be slimmer by the end.
3. The calorie restriction is a major aspect and intake ranges from 440-1,500 per day.
4. Unlike other low-calorie diet plans, the meal replacements are all nutritionally-balanced and one is sure of getting all of the vitamins and minerals one needs.
What are the downsides?
1. Medical practitioners opine that it isn’t a healthy way to send your body into a state of ketosis. Especially, since not just the body burns fat but also muscle mass.
2. A few side-effects of the Cambridge Diet are bad breath, thinning hair, hair loss, constant of nausea, dizziness and diarrhoea.
3. One needs supplements to balance this dietary plan.
4. The meal plans are can be expensive to maintain and one better have a healthy pocketbook to pay this short-term weight loss method.