The Cambridge Diet is a diet that has been popular despite a lot of concern from many different experts. It’s even hard to track down the exact history of this eating plan, as there are several different stories of this diet’s start online that don’t quite match up with one another, but they don’t throw up enough red flags to be a huge concern. Still, while this diet may have fallen out of favor in the United States, it remains wildly popular in Great Britain.
The Cambridge Diet is a very low calorie diet, one in which the first couple of “steps” has a person eating far less calories than are generally recommended as the needed minimum for a human body to function. The average minimum is 1,200, while the first several weeks of this diet have dieters eating as few as 400 a day. All of these are from special supplements that are supposed to provide an unusually high amount of vitamins and roughage that help individuals get by on that low calorie count.
There are many people who argue this isn’t the case, so the question remains. Is there anyone who should be on the Cambridge Diet?
The answer seems to be in Great Britain where the diet is still used. The answer is only morbidly obese individuals who need to lose a lot of weight are the only ones on this diet. This is for dieters who often need to lose a lot of weight just to get into the “bad health” but not “dangerous health” range. Sometimes for extremely heavy patients, the Cambridge Diet is seen as a way to lose a lot of weight fast when rapid weight loss is needed for health reasons.
Even then, it’s only done with weekly check ups and medical supervision. So while there might be certain people this diet helps out, no one should try to go on this plan without consulting a doctor or trained Cambridge Diet coach first.
The film, which is part of the #OKtoSay series run by Heads Together, captures a conversation between Their Royal Highnesses that occurred at Kensington Palace as they looked ahead to the London Marathon 2017 and reflected on the growth of the campaign over the last year.
The conversation covers a range of topics including the emotional changes new parents go through, bereavement, the stresses of modern childhood, and dealing with trauma in the workplace.
The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry are incredibly grateful to everyone who has shared their stories in recent weeks. And having asked others to start conversations on mental health with their friends and families, they wanted to show that they are taking part as well. They hope the film shows how positive a conversation on mental health can be.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry began the Heads Together campaign to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together aims to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing, and is a partnership with inspiring charities with decades of experience in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges.
Find out more: www.headstogether.org.uk