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Emma Chace replied to Dylan Tomlinson's question:

What food is your secret weapon on the SCD?

My secret weapon has been unsweetened iced Passion tea from Starbucks - or I make it from home as well. Gives you a fruity taste without any of the sugar.

Apr 5th 2014

Thanks Ben!

Apr 3rd 2014
Apr 3rd 2014
Emma Chace asked a question:

Experiments with cheese

I started this diet about a year ago with moderate success. I fell off right around my wedding / honeymoon for some obvious reasons. I’m ready to commit back again, and wanted to get back ...

Apr 2nd 2014

Shane what happened on the scale? I'm curious

Sep 9th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Irene Voskamp's question:

First week - no change?

Irene - can you post what you've been eating? I didn't really start dropping in weight until 3-4 weeks in, usually for women it takes that long to start seeing the effects.

Sep 9th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Alex Abernathy's question:

Chipotle DIet

Hi Alex! I have a Burrito Bowl from Chipotle about 2 x a week. It hasn't inhibited my weight loss. I could probably eat it a little more often, but I usually drop $10 every time due to the guac...

Sep 9th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Alexander's question:

Cheeses on SCD

My fiance keeps cheese on hand for sandwiches - sometimes when I'm feeling hungry I will have a slice, and I haven't found any adverse effects yet. I probably end up having a slice 2 x a week.

Aug 23rd 2013
Emma Chace replied to Wendy Maldonado's question:

When did everyone start to see inch loss?

Wendy, I saw a lot of inches lost at the beginning, and then it slowed. I don't measure inches every week, because a lot of weeks they are the same - I would say they only go down every 2-3 weeks...

Aug 23rd 2013
Emma Chace replied to Alexander's question:

Pros and cons of SCD, Keto, Intermittent Fasting 5:2, Lean Gains, Paleo

I started experimenting with ketosis after I read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. I tend to do about 3 days a week on ketosis - typically I still have some vegetables, but try to keep ...

Aug 21st 2013
Aug 16th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Stefanie Marie's question:

Insight needed. Here's whats going on...

Hi Stefani! Not eating a lot works... temporarily. Eventually you will need to start eating a normal/SCD/etc diet. If you like the idea of restricting yourself, why not try intermittent fasting?...

Aug 16th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Mitchy Campbell's question:

Readers beware.. TMI

I'm going through the exact same thing this week. I slipped up a bit last night and had a spoonful of cookie dough that I keep in the freezer for Saturdays. No weight gain this morning, because ...

Aug 16th 2013
Emma Chace replied to levar's question:

Hitting plateau quickly?

Losing 1 lb a week is not a plateau! The 7 you lost at the beginning was more than likely water weight due to switching your diet over to slow-carb. Have faith and keep going. I wish I could sa...

Aug 16th 2013
Emma Chace replied to G G's question:

For Those Who Drink Whey in the Morning.

I only use whey protein in the morning if I'm running too late to make eggs and bacon, and I only have the protein - I have 1.25 scoops to get to 30 grams.

Aug 16th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Elena King's question:

Gaining muscle but not losing fat. Ideas?

I would give the diet time to work. A lot of women (including myself) do not see significant results until week 4 or 5. There is a hormonal element to fat loss, and because of our monthly cycle ...

Aug 15th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Mitchy Campbell's question:

Eating on the go

You could always order a burger or a chicken sandwich (grilled) and get rid of the bun! A little awkward, but it will do the trick.

Aug 15th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Alexander's question:

The "Why we get fat" book by Gary Taubes

I loved this book. I read it twice in a row, wanted to understand everything.

Aug 15th 2013

Hi Jay. Since the beginning of July I have only had artificial sweeteners 6 days total (I'm tracking it on a spreadsheet), and most of those were...

Aug 13th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Tomhole's question:
Aug 13th 2013
Aug 13th 2013
Emma Chace commented on Tomhole's reply:

I agree with Tom - just go for a walk and enjoy it!

Aug 13th 2013
Aug 13th 2013
Emma Chace replied to R B's question:

Don't you think that the SCD could be called "The Happy Diet"?

I feel happier now, being 4 months in, then when I started!

Aug 12th 2013
Aug 12th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Jay Patel's question:

Cheatday gain is increasing

I'm noticing it's increasing, but I've been experimenting with doing all of the damage control tactics from the book. The most helpful one I found is doing squats right before eating on cheat day...

Aug 12th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Arjun Moorjani's question:

Any tips for working professionals in Chicago?

Hi Arjun! I find eating out a fun challenge on the diet. I'm not afraid to order a burger and take it off the bun, then ask for vegetables instead of fries. Chipotle as you mentioned is always a...

Jul 30th 2013
Jul 29th 2013
Jul 19th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Mark Manifold's question:

6 weeks in and I've been stuck at 10 lbs lost since week 3

Mark: First of all - welcome! Second - stalls are pretty common, as there are more than a few posts on this site regarding the issue. I could dissect all the information you've given, but the b...

Jul 19th 2013

Also I don't use all the sections... like I'm not going to hunt for my own meat.

Jul 18th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Abulonna's question:

the 4 hour chef

I love this book, and I'm glad I got the hardcover version. I would hold out and wait for the physical copy.

Jul 18th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Karinna Serantes's question:

SWEET TOOTH

Having a glass of red wine usually helps with any sweet tooth cravings for me.

Jul 18th 2013

Congrats Richard! Mine is next February.

Jul 5th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Stefanie Marie's question:

Happy & Disappointed (week 5)- why did the scale not move!?

Stefanie - I find sometimes my body will hold still at a number for a few weeks, and then drop 3-4 pounds in one week. You just have to keep going, it will come off!

Jul 5th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Brian Girton's question:

How to recover from a mid-week slip?

Brian - I also slipped up this week, but for what I consider a valid "life event" reason. On Tuesday I had a cake tasting for my wedding I just picked right back up and kept going. ...

Jul 5th 2013
Emma Chace replied to MarcelA's question:

New to SCD without a real food plan.

The crock pot is your best friend!! I make a lot of chicken in the crockpot: chicken + little bit of salsa + spices + cook for 8 hours on low Then just heat up some black beans, and some frozen v...

Jul 3rd 2013

I agree - try out lentils if you don't like beans!

Jul 3rd 2013
Emma Chace replied to 4hourRookie's question:

Not working at all anymore!

Are you taking all the "damage control" steps on cheat day? I don't do all of them 100% of the time, but I do try to fit a few in - taking PAGG, drinking grapefruit juice, lots of water...

Jun 20th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Karinna Serantes's question:

2nd week scale not really moving?

Karinna, I went up 2 lbs on the second week, but now I'm in week 12 I'm down 13. Measurements will help reconcile it in your mind that you're still making progress, it definitely helped me.

Jun 20th 2013
Emma Chace replied to ultraking's question:

Help for my wife

If you want help getting out of the calories in / calories out mindset - read Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. And I second everything Tom said about not eating enough, try adding more fat. Ex: o...

Jun 20th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Jackee Hintz Wolfrey-Koerner's question:

Female Failure - One Month In...

I found for me the weigh didn't come off until around weeks 4-5. Fat loss can be influenced by hormones / insulin / etc, so because women have their monthly cycle of hormones - sometimes it takes...

Jun 13th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Karinna Serantes's question:

can I have Splenda?

Karinna, I find that having artificial sweeteners stalls my losses. Maybe once a week I let myself have a Diet Coke as a treat. But some people can tolerate it and still have losses, so you coul...

Jun 13th 2013
Emma Chace replied to Juan Pinillos's question:

One year! Fit-aversary!

Congrats Juan! You are always so encouraging to everyone - your positivity is appreciated and it is definitely paying off in your results.

Jun 5th 2013

Glad to hear I'm not crazy with the headaches!!

May 14th 2013
Emma Chace asked a question:

Giving up artificial sweeteners

I decided this week I would give up artificial sweeteners altogether and see if this increases my results. Since I started the diet, I've still been having Splenda in my coffee and Diet Coke. To...

May 13th 2013

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