ALL NEW My Weekly DIET Club
With just three months – or 91 slimming days – before Christmas, it’s time to focus on the weight you want to be for the festive season. Even if you have a lot of weight to lose, it is still possible.
Our slimmer Julia McGhie (opposite page) lost more than six stones in six months, so even a three-stone loss is possible by Christmas. Julia’s success was with the Cambridge Weight Plan Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD).
VLCDs are increasingly recommended as the best choice for those with more than two stone to lose. GP and professor of behavioural medicine Dr Paul Aveyard said, “Recent research has shown that for people who are very overweight, a total diet replacement programme is a safe and effective way to lose weight.”
Dropping to around 800 calories a day can also improve obesity-related health conditions, says Professor Anthony Leeds, medical director of CWP. “Only large amounts of weight loss will change the body’s metabolism enough to clear the liver of fat, reduce the pain of arthritis, put
Type 2 diabetes into remission and improve polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – small amounts of weight loss will generally not do this.”
Sticking to a very low-calorie diet can be tough, so CWP provides one-toone support from a CWP Consultant while dieters are on the 800 calories per day meal replacements phase eg. fortified shakes and bars. Later, when the weight goal has been met, consultants help people maintain weight loss as they return to healthy eating like our recommended Mediterranean Diet model (see below).
High nutrient, low calorie