This will depend on your weight, height and Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Results can be seen and felt in days and depending on the Steps Program you choose weight loss can be either fast or steady to suit your lifestyle and weight goal date.
This will depend on your starting weight. A sensible weekly weight loss is 1-kilo (2½ lbs) a week, which can easily be achieved when following a CWP program. However, if you choose Sole Source, Sole Source Plus or Step 2 you will be on a VLCD and this will considerably speed up weight loss in order for you to get to your goal quicker. Please discuss with Deborah your weight goal and time frame to set realistic targets.
Yes! CWP encourages you to add your daily milk allowance to tea and coffee so that you don’t feel deprived! For best results we do encourage you to opt for an Americano rather than a latte so that your milk allowance stretches further. For sole source we recommend you choose decaffeinated drinks.
It’s important to keep hydrated whilst using CWP and this is why we recommend drinking at least 2.25 litres/4 pints of fluid per day. This equates to 6 cups, which is not that much when spread out through out the day. Plus you will be consuming water through CWP products, herbal teas as well as cooked foods, like vegetables. Fluid intake will help to maintain blood volume and to prevent dehydration, especially in a sub-tropical climate like Hong Kong.
No. Alcohol is very high in calories and has no nutritional value. Alcohol is not medically recommended while following a reduced calorie diet.
Yes. The research undertaken by medical doctors show that protein and carbohydrate provided by the plans are sufficient to protect from lean body tissue loss.
We recommend that you drink decaffeinated coffee and herbal teas only whilst on the Sole Source program. Caffeine acts as a stimulant to the body systems and sometimes causes an irritant effect.
When fat is released from fatty tissue it travels to the liver where it can be used to make more fat or be ‘burned’ to produce energy. The energy production process produces ketones. These levels rise when fasting or while on a low carbohydrate diet designed to induce ketosis. It is a term applied to a state where the ketone blood levels are high enough to allow ketones to leave the body. Physiological ketosis is a mechanism reflecting the way in which the body switches its metabolism to ‘burning fat’. The effect of high levels of ketones varies from person to person, some people feel euphoric, others may not feel hungry.
Yes, absolutely! CWP is an excellent short or long-term weight loss program and great for maintenance too. It is recommend that you start and stick to Sole Source or Step 2 for a minimum of 1 week. All other Step Programs we encourage you to follow for 2 weeks minimum for best results.
Yes! Once you have reached your desired weight goal we encourage you to eat a healthy and balanced diet. If you would like to add CWP products to your diet for weight management you can without following a specific Steps program.
CWP encourages an active lifestyle to promote weight loss and help with long-term weight management. How much exercise you undertake depends on what Step Program you are following, any medical conditions you have, medications you take, your current capability for exercise, age, lifestyle and your current level of activity. We recommend no physical exercise in the first 2 weeks of Step 1, this will allow your body to adjust to being on a VLCD. Thereafter, gentle to moderate intensity exercise is encouraged. If you want to incorporate working out or sport activities every day we recommend Step 3: 1000 kcal/day to be suitable.
Yes! As a Cambridge Consultant I will support and guide you as much as you need. After the initial consultation we can be in touch as much or as little as you require to get you motivated. Regular meet ups are encouraged for weigh ins and motivational support. Tips and suggestions will be given to make your weight loss easier.
Yes, CWP is affordable compared to other weight loss programs. A Cambridge shake, for example is the equivalent to ordering a cappuccino. The cost of your program can save on meals, junk food that we tend to grab and weekly alcohol expenses too. Please do take a look at the product and price list for further details on costing. On average CWP is $70 per day plus drinks and healthy meals of your choice (based on Step 3).
Any woman who is pregnant, breastfeeding or who has given birth in the last 3 months cannot commence any CWP program. Pregnant and lactating women require increased levels of protein and energy, and are advised to follow a diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables. During pregnancy, care has to be taken not to exceed intakes of some micronutrients, especially vitamin A, which is present in all of our products.
During the initial few days, some people develop a headache. This is usually from caffeine or carbohydrate withdrawal or can be caused by insufficient fluid intake. Constipation can also be a common symptom of starting a VLCD because of the change in food intake. This is easily overcome by adding CWP Fibre or psyllium husk to your diet. Tell Deborah if you have any of these symptoms or are prone to it.
CWP has a wide range of gluten-free products suitable for coeliac disease. For lactose intolerance there are a special range of Lactose Free (LF) using soya milk. For peanut allergies, the peanut crunch bar does contain peanuts. All products are not made in a nut-free environment, therefore may contain nuts due to the possibility of cross contamination. The only exception are the ready-made shakes. Talk to Deborah for a full CWP allergy list or if you have any special dietary needs.
The big plus about CWP is that compared to other weight loss programs you do not need to take extra supplements. Each item offers a third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of all vitamins, minerals and trace elements, so three a day gives the required amount of these.
The main worry when people go on food-based diets is that reduction in food means reduced nutrient intake. It is impossible to achieve complete nutritional intake of vitamins and minerals from conventional food on a VLCD. CWP has solved this problem by formulating a diet that gives adequate nutrition alongside regular healthy food, which does not put your health at risk.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes can follow CWP with the support of their doctor. If you take more than metformin medication for type 2 diabetes, you can start on Step 5: 1500kcal/day for 2 weeks minimum and then can opt to go to Step 4 for two weeks until you reach Step 2: 810kcal/day. For type 1 diabetes, the process is the same as type 2, but the lowest calorie program you can do is Step 3: 1000kcal/day.
We want you to have a slightly slower reduction in calories to ensure that blood glucose levels remain as stable as possible. If you have diet-controlled diabetes or only prescribed metformin medication for your diabetes, you may be able to go on Sole Source and would not have to start on a higher program; this is because you are not at risk of a hypoglycemic attack (low blood glucose). Talk to Deborah in detail about your diabetes and she will guide you with CWP.
Yes. If you have high blood pressure you may be able to follow any plan, depending on other health issues and your current BMI. CWP is low in sodium and results in a natural water loss in the early stages of weight loss. In some cases this will invariably reduce blood pressure. During the program it is important you are monitored because hypertension and diuretics medication for hypertension may need to be adjusted throughout the weight loss period.
Yes. Studies have shown that using CWP products as the sole source of nutrition may reduce levels of blood cholesterol by as much as 25% and blood fats (triglycerides) by 40% or more – the reduction seems to be greatest in those with initially high levels.
Some people after returning to a normal diet found their levels rose again but still stayed lower than baseline. There is also some evidence that following weight loss, ongoing use of CWP as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat, oily fish and unsaturated fats may help control cholesterol levels. Please note: if you take medication for your cholesterol you will need to be monitored by your doctor, and as you lose weight this medication may need to be adjusted. Please inform Deborah of any medical conditions before you start your program.