What Is Cambridge Step 2 Plan?

cambridge weight plan step 2Cambridge Weight Plan Step 2 is a low calorie diet, not a very low calorie diet VCLD like the sole source plans, as it is OVER 800 calories per day but this plan still helps you lose weight quickly. Again this is not advice just information to help you – you should always listen to your Cambridge diet consultant as they are there to help you lose weight and safely.

The step 2 plan is a bit of a treat as you get to have a
– 3/4 pint of skimmed milk allowance
– one meal a day (see allowed food list below – protein is more grams than allowed on sole source +)
– your 3 food packs
So with step 2 you can enjoy a latte or a number of hot drinks throughout the day “with milk from your 3/4 pint allowance” so for anyone who doesn’t like tea and coffee this is a good choice. A fairly flexible plan I would say and stops you snacking. Planning and control are essential elements to an weight loss plan and the meal you are allowed is really simple to prepare too.

According to Cambridge’s steps programme booklet you will not be allowed on Step 2 if any of the following apply to you but your Cambridge consultant will discuss with you which step you will follow on the plan.
– You have angina
– You are prescribed arrhythmia medication for irregularities in your heart rate
– You are male with a BMI of 40 or more and a female with a BMI of 50 or more
– You are prescribed champix for smoking cessation
– You have type 1 diabetes
– You have gastric ulcer

For more information read below but also bear in mind before starting the plan potential side effects you may experience so you are aware before you begin on what to expect in the first few weeks

Suitable Recipes
Chargrilled Chicken
Chinese stir fried prawns & greens
Indian Spiced Dhal Soup
Tandoori Spiced Fish
Italian Garlic Chicken with Leeks
Chicken & Spinach Curry (245g of chicken not 170g)
Tuna & Salad Burgers (130g of tuna not 90g)
Chicken, Mushroom & Green Pepper Quiche
Spicy Turkey Burgers
Spicy Mexican Chicken
Piri Piri Chicken & Homemade Couscous
Prawn Curry & Spring Onion
Herb Crusted Cod with Asparagus & Poached Egg

Allowable Food List – (uncooked weights)
1 portion of protein from the following

70g soya beans, dried weight
80g red lentils, dried weight
80g chickpeas, dried weight
80g black eye beans, dried weight
96g aduki beans, dried weight
190 tuna steak, fresh
225g chickpeas, canned, drained
245g chicken or turkey breast without skin/fat
250 g pre-cooked prawns
250 cottage cheese, plain (less than 5% fat)
260 tinned tuna (in water/brine)
275 white fish fillett, e.g cod, haddock
275g quorn mince,peices
325g cottage cheese, reduced fat (less than 2% fat)
350g steamed tofu
2 large eggs

Then 80g from the following:

cabbage (even pickled)
chinese leafy greens (including pak choi & chinese cabbage)
green peppers
lettuce, lambs lettuce, little gem, rocket,Romaine, raddicchio
red radishes
spring onions

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Currently following Slimming World this blog is about my personal diet journey for long term changes and so i can look fabulous on my wedding day. You will find reviews of diet products, lots of tasty recipes and diet tips to help and inspire others on their diet journeys.

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  1. Lorraine says:

    Hi, loving your webpage ! ive just started CWP on step 2 and was struggling with recipes, but thanks to you i have lots to try. Thanks !!

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