SCD For Too Long?
I"m new to the site and wondering if anyone can help me with a frustrating plateau. I've been doing SCD or a modified version for well over a year now, but I'm currently following the diet by the book and hit a plateau big time. I get 30 grams of protein right away in the morning, and only eating salad, protein (chicken) and black beans or lentils with few snacks. Is it possible that I've just been doing the diet too long and it's only meant to be done for two months?
Anything helps! Thanks!
The Best Answer
First of all welcome! Second of all if you look up the forum there are quite a few people here who have been on this over a year and still losing weight (search for the amazing Akane!). Many factors can lead to this plateau but lets go over a few:
What is your weight and height? maybe you are already close to what would be ideal weight? Body fat monitoring is really good for this, and you might already be in range to move into The Last Mile or Occam's Razor.
You say you are on a modified version of SCD, what are the modifications?
Are you getting plenty of veggies? not just salad and greens, you should get a nice mix of veggies.
Are you getting enough water? if you search a few of the plateau posts here many people broke through their plateaus be increasing their water intake.
Could you give us a more detailed breakdown of your daily meals? whats in the salads? what are you seasoning stuff with?
Are you incorporating any exercise into your routine?
the more info you can give us the better, and I'm sure everyone in the forum will find a solution for your plateau.
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