15 days in, help!!
I have been on the SCD for 15 days now. Pleased that I have lost 10 lbs!! which is great.
However, this week I am feeling really tired, low on energy, and feel like cheating.. I am doing the diet as a vegetarian, so lots of the usual SCD stuff is a no go for me. I am also quite active and run 3 - 8 miles per week.
I have a few things that I am not doing. Firstly,I only have 3 meals per day. This is because my time is limited to sit down for second lunch etc. At the moment I have the usual eggs and variations on a morning, then large salad for lunch, then evening meal e.g. green beans, daal, beetroot etc or whatever I can get round to making e.g. veg curry. Is this enough? I have also made a cocoa powder, chia, almond milk drink which helps with sweet cravings. I also know I don't drink enough water, is this really a problem? I am finding myself desperate for cheat day. I have had a cheat this week, with two bowls of cereal and a flapjack. I felt so tired and wiped out it seemed worth it. I still lost 0.8 lbs on that day. What should I do to boost my energy? Any advice on my problem would be most welcome. Cheers.
The Best Answer
Eat more eggs. Are you doing the Eggs, Lentils, Spinach thing in the morning? That should rev up your metabolism and get you moving in the day. Do you drink coffee or have any other caffeine source. I was feeling a bit sluggish today. Took a quick nap had a cup of coffee, and I'm back at it. I'm not a vegetarian, but my girlfriend is and she's on this diet. She feels run down every once in a while. It's because she doesn't get enough protein. I usually tell her to double up on the legumes and keep her away from too much soy, which is her easy go to source for protein. I'm also trying to get her to consume more fat as that will help satiate her. Unfortunately we have a lot of misconceptions about fats role in our diet. Make sure you're taking a Multi+B Vitamin everyday as well.
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