Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Confusing Cambridge

As I mentioned earlier this morning, I've been giving some serious thought to going back on the Cambridge diet. I did it during the 1980's, and I remember losing a lot of weight really fast. I also remember the stuff not tasting so great.

I've been doing a little research, and it seems that times have changed. There are now several companies manufacturing and selling the Cambridge diet, and I'm confused. Here's the list I've come up with so far:
  • Cambridge Diet (UK) - The UK version of the Cambridge diet.
  • Cambridge (USA) - The US version of the Cambridge diet. To make matters even more confusing, this version sports two version of the diet, the "original" 330 calorie formula, and a newer Food for Life formula that contains more calories. It seems that the US version is not the same version as sold in the UK.
  • Immediate Rewards (USA) - A US distributor of the UK version of Cambridge, sold under a different name.
Okay, so color (colour?) me confused!

I'm still trying to piece out all of the differences between the different products and distributors. If I manage to figure it out, I'll be sure to share that info here. I'm trying to find out if I can buy (or even better get for free) samples so I can decide whether or not I should try it again.

I've contacted both US distributors of product, and I'll be sure to post what they have to say here on a later update.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really, really hate to be a naysayer, but if you HATE the taste, don't do it. It won't affect your long-term habits, and will only help you get a short-term, temporary loss (as usually happens).

Find a plan that lets you eat stuff you ENJOY, so you don't lose the pleasure of food and eating, simply find a way to make it moderate and healthful.

Life's too short to eat stuff that sucks. :) It's also too short to eat too much of stuff that makes us less healthy. It's a balance.

Good luck, even if you choose to go ahead with Cambridge. Just keep in mind that anything that tastes bad, even if effective at helping you lose, won't solve the long-term. You learned that in the past...

Good thoughts and wishes to you,
The Princess