Cambridge Diet

3 years, 4 months ago

I recently put on some weight then lost some weight went from an unhealthy 18stone to a gratifying 16 stone, not bad considering I’m a big guy to start with but ultimately always wanted to be a lean mean 6% body fat machine of 14 stone.

I’m not into faddy diets or any kind of diet beyond good nutrition, good food and good living. But having given up the gym whilst waiting to enter back into employment exercise is not as frequent or as intense so the weight loss isn’t happening.

At the same time this is happening I’ve watched some people go through 6-12 weeks of the Cambridge diet and the results are quite frankly unbelievable. Weight losses in that time of 3-4 stone in men aren’t that unusual though I’ve tracked it in female friends who lose weight more slowly in comparison and the results were 2.5 stone.

This does require going on an incredibly low calorie diet but whilst I once would have thought this was a bad thing a number of research papers and trials suggest to me it isn’t necessarily especially if you are slowly reintroduced back to a normal calorie diet.

So I’m about to start my first week of 500 calories a day during which my body will enter a stage called ketosis where it will because of a lack of glycogen consume fatty acids instead oddly enough without consuming my muscle (which is what I assumed would happen).

So good stuff. I’d like to keep a record here and let anyone who is interested know what happens.

September 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

Profile photo of Jay Jay (@jaygran7) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

How did it work?

Profile photo of pat pat (@epath) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

My dad made us eat breakfast. I swear that is what kept my weight good all my life.

Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This


What single change would have the MOST positive impact on the world?

Could be societal, political, economical, etc. In other words, if we could only change ONE thing about the world to better our lives, what should it be?


Living Another Life in a Recurring Dream

Starting three weeks ago, I came back from a trip, exhausted, and slept for about 15 hours. In those 15 hours, I had a dream that spanned 17 years. The dream started with me waking up the next day and I lived out my...


Should "Lone Survivor's" Marcus Luttrell's dog killers be executed?

Should the men who beat and murdered Marcus Luttrell’s service dog DASY be put to death? If you have not heard of Marcus Luttrell, he is the Lone Survivor of Operation Red Wings, Afghanistan 2005. Nineteen United...


Whats your No. 1 book on spirituality?

We all get ideas from books and INSPIRED by them! Which is the book which inspired you the most? I know that a book cannot bring you forward, but still it can bring in the motivation needed to go forward. I start: my...


Hey People. I Love You

Hey People. I just hit my head kind of hard in a totally embarrassing way that involves my dog, a laptop, general clumsiness, a coffee table, and a bit of gravity. I’m going to be fine, I’ve had worse than this. Just...



I’m not very experienced with strong psychedelics, but I’ve been offerd some DMT by one of my best friends. (He and his dad cook DMT cacti), but I’m not sure if I should use it. Should it? Thanks


Suggestions for a site-wide HE 30 day challenge?

Starting in February, we’re going to have monthly 30-day challenges! We had a very successful challenge years back when the discussions were first added to HE. It’s time to revive them! Which challenge should...


Lesser known religions?

I used to be a very strong born-again Christian, but recently became Agnostic after God refused to communicate with me after years of pleading to him. I’m still interested in religion though, and God may or may not...


Without Death's Certainty

Without Death’s Certainty Without Death’s certainty, my Love, I would neither mourn, nor cherish you You would be resigned To an old page in my story Without Death’s certainty, my Love, I would neither...


White Bar of Light

January 23, 2015 at 4:52 am. I was having a hard time sleeping as I had a sore hip and decided to lay on the floor to stretch. I had one foot up on the wall. A solid bar of very white light appeared about 1 1/2 to 2 feet...


Favorite Energetic / Workout Music

What is your favorite workout music? I’m looking not only to expand my playlist but also to open up the discussion of our various sources of musical inspiration and energy. I began this post because I’m a bit...


I Would Like to Hear Your Suggestions..

So a little while back I created a discussion on here that was labelled, “Spaying or Neuturing”, and most of you guys were against it, including myself. Reason being? First and foremost I live by the code:...


The needle.

Playing off Manimal’s story; You’ve become curious. You begin to question things, and you rebel. Your parents are no longer the wisdom givers, but simple boundaries to your life. They say “Don’t...


Share your soundcloud (Or any original music) here

One of my friends just turned me on to soundcloud the other day and I think it is a cool way for musicians to share their music. If anybody has a soundcloud or another type of original music page that they want to share...


Howling in the dark

You were in the woods. It was dark. You were alone. You heard a noise. A raspy, howling sound. You wondered what it was. You heard it again. And it scared you. So you ran, and you ran, and ran… you kept running...