I'm back with a new goal!
Last year at this time I attempted SCD for the first time...I had just lost about 30 pounds the 'conventional' way over a 2 year period.
Disclaimer - I was eating very close to SCD to begin with...it was pretty close except there was fruits, and grains...and the occasional starch/sweet tossed in...meaning, I wasn't doing low fat or calorie counting and I'd cheat when I felt like it.
At any rate I wanted to boost my last little bit of weight loss off. Tim's book was great, so I decided to give SCD a shot.
Some weight came off (I did it for 3 months) - i dropped an additional 7 pounds or so, and then I decided to go back to how I had been eating before SCD.
It was OK...I didn't lose any more weight though my little bit of 'muscles' seemed to disappear
I never noticed them until they started leaving me
Certainly my mood was all over the place. I gradually put on 3 more pounds or so...no big deal.
Then...the the opposite of a Harajuka moment occurred and I went on a business trip and was provided with a food allowance. Not good. I'm from Canada...I was in the States, tempted by all this American fast foodstuff, with a daily budget that rivals my weekly family budget...so....I ended up putting on 5 pounds. Eeeek.
Then...I went on another trip...a month or so later...same deal...5 more pounds.
So, I tried "eating right" for a few more months...but nothing helped, so finally, after going a year off of SCD I decided to try SCD again.
It's been a month...weight loss is slowwwwww, but I'm not too bothered since I think by re-reading different parts of Tim's book, and convincing my wife (who need not lose any weight at all, but she's complained of low energy since we've had kids ) to try this diet, that I seem to have had a new Harajuka moment.
I realised that weight loss is only part of it.
Deciding to come back to a SCD way of eating has been great for my mood, and overall energy AND I am slowlllly losing weight BUT most importantly I'm planning on keeping at this in some way shape or form for LIFE!
Just thought I'd share.
The Best Answer
Good Luck on your SCD journey part 2!
I think ANY part of a LIFE LASTING journey like this starts with your mind. If you don't adopt slow carbing as a "lifestyle" (i.e. way you eat now), you will ALWAYS an inevitably return back to old, poor eating habits, poor eating choices, and gain that weight you lost back.
Change your lifestyle. Don't make slow carbing a "temporary fix to get the weight off". If you do...then it's just gonna come back.
I'm slow carbing for life. I am gonna relax it a bit, but otherwise I'm pretty much eating the same as I was when I was losing weight. Now that I am in maintenance...it's all good!
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