last mile if not under 20% BF?!?
Ok. I am admitting it. I am frustrated!!! Here I am dieting away- while everyone in my family has their greek yogurt, or whole wheat bread, or cheese strings, or fruit. ( we are what you call the standard "healthy" but NOT SCD household- mostly eggs and turkey bacon in my house for b.fast...but my parents have some cheese and coffee with frothed SKIM(GASP!!!!!) milk almost every day, often 2-3X a day)
People talk about doing last mile once their BF% goes down-i am stuck!
..been SCD'ing it since April- started at 5'3" 134 27% BF....got down to 127 about midway though May, I believe - then that leveled off at 129/130...now i go b/w 130 lb and 132 lb... BF at about 25% ...i do not have an omron scale anymore, so not so sure of BF% the past 2 weeks or so...
anyhow- i am starting to think i need to do last mile for 2 weeks...esp. with vacation coming in December-(ahem...bikini!!!!) ... cutting out my beloved almond butter( GASP!) baby carrots, and beans, etc. might get me to where i want to be... i am a little nervous about turning into a major crankypants!!..lol..... also- wondering if this is something i can do while i work in a restaurant ( some shifts can last for 5/6 hrs before i can put smthg in my mouth.... for most other servers, they'll grab a granola bar or some other manufactured crap...i try taking hard boiled eggs,jerky- aka Biltong- almonds, and an eggwhite/alm milk/cinnamon/alm. butter protein shake to sip so i am not taking too long between meals.....) so on last mile i suppose i could just do the shake no A.Butter, and still bring the eggs, and jerky as snacks in case.......) i just know that the timing of meals is important and while i work these shifts it might be a huge struggle to get those meals in on time
so thoughts- last mile attempt?!?!
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Ok I can see several things in your current diet which are holding you back - that is to say - you don't need the last mile yet!
1. Not enough breakfast protein. I know your grievances with it but it's one of the central tenets of SCD.
2. Lose all, and I mean ALL, of your snacks. If you have a big enough slow carb meal before work, going 5-6 hours without food will become not a big deal (I am currently on a routine like this). This includes hummus because it is obvious that it's become a domino food!
3. Lose the avocado for two weeks, it has been known to stall some people.
4. You pick at fruit? And you're wondering why you're stalling?
You can keep eating beans and not get cranky if you follow everything here. You can also keep drinking 1-2 glasses of red wine a night, I do, and I've lost almost 50 pounds.
Sorry if I seem harsh but what you are doing at the moment is 'pretty much' SCD, which had been known to get people nowhere. I know it's frustrating living in a house with people not on a diet (i'm also in this situation) but trust me, it can be done and when they start to get jealous it's completely worth it!!
Yeah , you should do more of an Atkins style diet, cut carbs down to 20 net (total carbs minus fibre) daily, make sure 12-15 are veggies, but no cheese, sweeteners or dairy. Also , make sure your in a calorie deficit too. It can be all too easy to eat one too many rib eyes and butter. Drink tons of water too. As for the cheat thing, don't do a just meal if you would feel too deprived, try a proper cheat day every 14 days ( 14 is ideal, but 10-14 is good too). It also speed fat loss because it boosts leptin and thyroid hormones, a cheat meal can't accomplish that. Use all damage control techniques, they really minimise damage. Your trying to trick your body, by let it absorb everything it wants so they really help greatly. This approach would also induce ketosis, which will greatly help speed up fat loss and stop you from feeling hungry or deprived. Good luck!