Cambridge Diet v Slim & Save

How much is the Cambridge diet done as a sole source diet?
Do the consultants offer discounts for buying a weeks supply? A months supply?
Are there ever any pack offers?
I'm comparing IT with slim & save which is about £130 for 4 weeks (with p&p factored in).
Is Cambridge way more?

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  • AnoneemooseAnoneemoose Forumite
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    Kim_kim wrote: »
    How much is the Cambridge diet done as a sole source diet?
    Do the consultants offer discounts for buying a weeks supply? A months supply?
    Are there ever any pack offers?
    I'm comparing IT with slim & save which is about £130 for 4 weeks (with p&p factored in).
    Is Cambridge way more?

    I have done both (although not something I would recommend now but that's another story) and I used to buy a week at a time. Cambridge was approx £44 a week compared with £29 a week on S&S although you need to add p&p to that as well. I was able to pick up as I live near the head office.

    If I had to choose, I would go S&S. They have a good fb support group too.
  • Kim_kimKim_kim Forumite
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    Well I finally got a cambridge price (it's like a state secret - I kept asking the consultant by email, she kept saying we will discuss at your appointment!).
    It's £48 per week.
    Slim & save is about £15 less, £60 every 4 weeks less.

    Anyone know how the nutritional stats fair against each other?
  • Kim_kimKim_kim Forumite
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    I bought nearly 2 months supply of slim & save (ebay store) for about £150. That's a bargain compared to the Cambridge diet!
    The shakes, soups, meals are ok, the bars are nice.
    You get 4 a day plus 150 ml of milk, that was the clincher for me, a milk allowance to have my tea & coffee.
    I'm only on day 4, but I'm not climbing the walls & they say this is the worst day!
  • For that amount of money each week, I could make you lovely fresh meals each day, breakfast lunch and dinner and shakes!
  • annie_dannie_d Forumite
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    I just got 4 weeks worth of S and S from their website for £98.77. I too could cook for that amount ( well, not me but my husband could ) but i really want to try this route. Cambridge was very successful for me in the past so I thought I would give this a go. So far so good.
  • Kim_kimKim_kim Forumite
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    annie_d wrote: »
    I just got 4 weeks worth of S and S from their website for £98.77. I too could cook for that amount ( well, not me but my husband could ) but i really want to try this route. Cambridge was very successful for me in the past so I thought I would give this a go. So far so good.

    They have an ebay shop with great prebundled deals. Less than the web.
    I've lost 15lbs in my first 3 weeks.
    I live alone & I work pretty long hours, so it's fantastic for me, I don't have to shop or cook :-)
    I like cooking, but my god it's so easy not having too.
  • hayday75hayday75 Forumite
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    I have tried both , with Cambridge I received personal delivery and on going support.
    Slim and save is cheaper - has greater variety and I believe you can ring them if you are struggling.
    However I did regain the weight I had lost after both programmes so this is something you really have to consider before you part with your money.
  • A very dear friend of mine lost 3 stone on Cambridge last year. She's got another 3 to lose so she's doing it again now, but is using Exante because it's almost three times cheaper!

    https://www.exantediet.com

    Their range is more extensive than Cambridge and she likes the flavours better (except for the porridge - she prefered the Cambridge porridge). Oh and she misses the Tetra packs too (she's in the kitchen mixing up a shake and shouting this at me right now! :))

    They do bundles and I've just had a look on their site and they do 100 meals for £85 which equates to about £18 a week.
  • Kim_kimKim_kim Forumite
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    I'm just over 8 weeks in & 2 stone lighter.
    I have an underactive thyroid gland & I'm on hrt, so when I finish my VLCD ill prob have to follow a food diet (like slimming world or weight watchers or high protein low carb type thing) just to maintain, but that's ok, at least I know what I have to do.
    I want to loose another 2 & then I'll review :-)
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