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meal replacement diets

cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
edited March 4 in Coffee lounge
Hi there in one year I have put  on nearly 4 stone I put this down to my lack of movement lack of exercise and one of the side affects to my meds is over eating so I have put on a lot of weight I’m the heaviest I have ever been  . I tried calorie counting which I find it hard to stick to I was recommended a meal replacement diet done via my local pharmacy so only the pharmacy can order it in for you and they monitor you . I have explained that I will weight my self weekly and let them know as I would struggle to go to the pharmacy each week to be weighed . It’s quite a extreme diet 3 shakes a day no food your allowed to drink water and herbal teas . I plan on doing it for a month . 

Has any one else done any sort of diet like this was it hard ? Did you get good results . I would really like it if you could all cheer me on ha I’m gonna need to the encouragement. 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,689 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there

    I did the cambridge diet years ago which is similar but there was shakes or soup or bars you could have 

    I did lose weight and my mum lost a lot 

    It was hard and I gave up as they started to make me vomit 

    One downside to it was as soon as started to eat again all weight piled back on 

    My advice is you have yo change your eating habits it's not a short term diet that works 

    Eat healthily and lose weight slowly 

    Maybe your gp can refer you to dietician or they run a weight loss programme 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,591 Disability Gamechanger
    Must admit that whenever I decide to lose weight, which is quite often all I do is cut down, fewer cakes/puddings/biscuits and smaller portions of food, usually gets half a stone off in a week.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • GarzaGarza Member Posts: 117 Pioneering
    I have used them before and done pretty well, as people have said the problem is when you start to eat properly again, the weight seems to pile back on, I am currently trying again and aiming to alter my diet when weaning of the shakes slowly while increasing activity at the same time
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
    @janer1967 my cousin did that diet and she went from a size 24 to a size 6 but she ended up putting some weight back on she went to like a size 10 as she said keeping at size 6 once diet had ended she said she really struggled I remember her Adding hot sauce to every thing to all her meal replacement soups . 

    I think it he really hard but I have every thing ordered should get it early next week . I think once I get down most of the weight I have put on I will just east healthier . But I need a head start if that makes sense I can’t even look in the mirror with out getting Upset . How much weight did you loose if you don’t mind me asking xx
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
    @woodbine that’s good I I have tried cutting out the snacks but I still over snack I have tried calorie counting that didn’t go well I think I really need a kick start and need to loose quite a lot of weight and then I can come off the diet and try and eat healthier , I think this will kick start my healthier eating well
    i hope so . 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
    @Garza. Hi there can I ask how much weight you loss and how long did it take ? Was it all meal replacement shakes you have or did you have food also ? I have seen people loose so much weight on these diets online I know people call these fad diets and I know with my cousin she went down to being really tiny and she ended up putting some Weight back on , 
    Ideally I would like to loose 6 stone  but I want to start on loosing  4 stone im
    hoping this will give me a kick start and I’ll be Able to
    update you all let you know how I’m getting on . 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 2,993

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    Best of luck with the diet @cupcake88, I'm sure you will do great and it's always worth thinking of what the end result will be, I imagine you'll feel really good once you've achieved this. 

    Keep us updated on your progress :) 
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
    Hi every one started my diet today the first shake was ok it tasted like strawberry but not like a nice macdonalds milk shake . I’m already finding it hard and it’s my first day ha but the shake did make me feel full I’m not feeling hungry but I’m feeling like I want to snack but I’m really trying to take my mind off food . 

  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,689 Disability Gamechanger
    It will get easier especially as you get used to it and see the results 
  • emzixoxemzixox Member Posts: 41 Connected
    I'm calorie counting with my fitbit atm makes it easier but I've done slimfast before if u feel like snacking drink some water or sugar free squash as you may just be thirsty instead paint ur nails so u can't snack as they dry lol x good luck hun
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 332 Pioneering
       Don't think it as you need to loose 4 stone, aim to loose a little every week. Even a couple of pounds will seem like an achievement and as you get to the 1 stone loss mark it will spur you to carry on. 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
    @janer1967 thanks so much for your kind words i really hope I do loose weight my first week I’ll be upset if I don’t loose any thing how much did you loose on your first week of doing the diet ?

  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
    @emzixox thanks so much hun for your support . How many calories are having ? Do you set your self a daily amount ? 

    Thanks for the advice xx 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 865 Pioneering
    @vikingqueen thanks for the kind words and encouragement. .   Xx
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,689 Disability Gamechanger
    @cupcake88 I'm not sure ir was many years ago probably about 30 years lol 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 2,993

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    The start will always be the most difficult period @cupcake88, but I'm sure you'll get used to it :) hope all goes well.
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