Perhaps you have heard about the Cambridge Diet? After all, the Cambridge Plan has been helping thousands of people take control of their weight and their health for almost 40 years. The Cambridge Diet is distinctive in its seemingly simplistic plan. It was developed in the late 1960’s by Dr. Allan N. Howard, PhD, who was head of the Department of Medicine at Cambridge University in England. During a study of obesity, Dr. Howard noted that the medically accepted way of treating obesity was like "looking into the wrong end of the telescope". Dr. Howard discussed his thoughts with Dr. Ian McLean Baird, a medical doctor, also very interested in the study of obesity. Together they agreed to do a complete study, discounting the conventional wisdom of the day and taking and entirely revolutionary approach. They hypothesized that a formula diet that was nutritionally complete but also under 1,800 calories would produce a strategy that would result in dramatic weight loss. This was the basic idea of what would become known as the Cambridge Diet.
The doctors began with a blend of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes based on the suggested dietetic allowances. They then added slight measures of protein, carbohydrates and fat in varying amounts. The goal was to find the point at which nitrogen balance could be maintained. Nitrogen balance is essential to ensure the body eliminates only fatty tissue while preserving the lean tissue so vital to good health. The breakthrough came at approximately 11 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fat. The ratio of carbohydrate to protein was 1.4 to 1. This ratio of carbohydrates to protein allowed the protein to be broken down into essential amino acids needed for lean tissue replacement while concurrently breaking down stored body fat for energy. And of equal importance, the formula contained only 330 calories.
After several controlled, clinical trials the results were conclusive and astonishing. Rapid weight loss, some patients losing as much as 200 pounds, with no negative side effects! With a patent from Howard and Baird, the Cambridge Diet was born.
Why Most Diets Fail
Most “diets’ fail because of the simple fact that they contain the wrong nutritional balance. It is nearly impossible to produce the nutritional balance that is offered in the Cambridge Plan. Fad diets are difficult to follow and often produce very little, if any positive results. In the end, nutritionally unbalanced fad diets are rejected by our bodies because they lack the nutrients to maintain a healthy state. Losing weight is challenging and nearly unachievable with these “solutions”
The Cambridge Plan is nutritionally formulated for success. Perfected through years of scientific study, the Cambridge Plan reduces calorie intake, is nutritionally balanced, and most importantly is simple and uncomplicated.
Reducing Calorie Intake - Anyone who has been on a diet knows what a calorie is. A calorie is simply a unit of measurement that tells you how much energy you are getting from the food you are eating. Your body burns calories constantly, even in sleep. Calories must be replenished to maintain activity. 3,500 unused calories creates one pound of excess fat. Excess fat is simply the storage of unused calories by your body. In order to burn fat stores, the body must draw from this reserve. The Cambridge Plan allows for reduced calorie intake, which when combined with regular exercise is the simple formula for reducing overall weight.
Nutritional Balance - Your body is amazingly complex, yet simple in that it only needs three major calorie containing nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat. Many additional lesser nutrients in the form of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes are required to maintain good health. When your body doesn't get all the nutrients it needs in the correct balance, your health is at risk and the body's response is hunger and craving for the foods that provide the missing nutrients. For a diet to work, it must provide the correct balance of the nutritional elements each in the correct proportion to the others. The foods and recipes that are a part of the Cambridge Plan are scientifically formulated to contain the correct nutritional balance.
Simplicity - Everyone these days is seemingly on the go. Families frequently look for simple, fast meals that often are void of nutritional value. When choosing a meal plan for yourself or your family, it is important to keep in mind that time constraints will always exist. A plan that provides quick and easy foods and meal ideas is a premium. Again, the Cambridge Diet excels in this area, providing perfect solutions for hectic lifestyles!
The Cambridge Breakthrough - The true value of the Cambridge Diet is that it meets ALL THREE of the above criteria for success. The diet supplies all the nutrients required to maintain good health in perfect proportions, yet contains fewer than 500 calories. That's a reduction of over 1,300 calories from a balanced diet from conventional food. Using the diet is the essence of simplicity. The formula mixes easily with water and can be prepared and consumed in minutes almost anywhere. For people motivated to lose weight there is no better choice. Add the support of a caring Cambridge Distributor and you have the ultimate breakthrough in weight loss programs.