Stalled and sick of spinachs and eggs
Ok guys, been on the scd for almost three months and lost nearly 10 kilos (around 22 lbs). Haven't use any of the suplements and so far I'm really happy about the results.
Somehow i'm sort of stalling and losing just some grams per day so I would like to know what have you change when you have stalled. I guess now is all about building some muscle to accelerate fat loss?
Also, what can I use instead of eggs and spinach, I'm not stomaching those anymore.
Look forward to reading from you!
- As soon as I wake up 1 pint of water (not ice water, just water)
- Then after 30 mins/1 hour I manage to prepare 2-3 white eggs boiled or with ghee (depending on how tolerant I am that day )
- Spinach, sometimes fresh with olive oil and vinegar/salt and sometimes boiled and olive oil added with garlic and salt
- Beans (you name it, I've tried them all)
- Coffee w/cinnamon only
- Chicken Breast / Cow Meat
- Sometimes Diet coke
Snack: big green tea cup - some almonds (not always)
- Usually a tuna can spoiled over some lettuce/tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of garbanzo beans / chickpea.
Then: 2 glasses of wine.
Through the day: lots of water, I pee every hour.
EXERCISE: 100 Kettlebell swings - Myostatic crunch. ONCE a week and a 30-60 minute ride ibike on weekends
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I just posted an entry about when a stall isn't really a stall. It helps if you are measuring more than weight, since body recomposition is a main part of the focus of the 4HB plan. What I found is that I was gaining lean muscle weight and losing inches, all the while thinking that I was stalling or not losing much weight. Measure everything. It will help you through the tough times, especially when the body is shifting and it can look like nothing is happening. If the BF% and total inches are not shifting, then there might be something for you to tweak in your plan that might be contributing to a stall.
As for being sick of eggs and spinach, you can either get over it because your goal is bigger than your immediate boredom, or you can replace the eggs and spinach with other protein (many sources!) and veg (many sources!). Don't let your mind subvert what you want for yourself. Hack your body, get to know it as you never have before, and hang in there.
Kale is a good switch for Spinach (my wife hates cooked Spinach but likes Kale, so we've been having that more recently).
Also -I've been mixing my eggs, beans, and spinach or kale into a "mash" of sorts and adding some salsa on top (sometimes a slice or two of cut up turkey bacon too). Sort of mixes everything together and let's the salsa dominate the flavor. I'm assuming one should watch to ensure the salsa doesn't have too much added sugar and whatnot-but this has been working for me. . .
You don't have to eat eggs for breakfast every morning, I know I don't. You can have whatever meal you have for lunch/dinner for breakfast. The most imporrtant thing is getting 30g in 30 minutes though, so this could require eating leftovers. Otherwise, there are lots you can eat for breakfast without going near eggs
As for the stalling, your not stalling as such but just slowing down in losses. Are you nearing your goal weight? If so now might be time to do more of a 'last mile' type diet and cut out most legumes. Try only eating them at breakfast and see if it helps.
Also try upping your water intake, eliminating any source of hidden sugars/starch on foods- condiments mainly,making sure protein is sufficient (1g per lb lean body mass), that your not cardioing much/overtraining (muscle needs rest and too much exercise produces cortisol and is catabolic). You may even be adding muscle, so get your body fat checked if you haven't already.
It might help posting what you typically eat every day to try and spot any areas to touch up on.
Have you tried mixing it up with flavors? I've found simple things like adding green peppers and onions changes the flavor of it quite a bit. Add some braggs amino acids and onions with a little liquid smoke and eggs are fun again. Get the blender out and puree some tomatos, onion, peppers and cilantro and you've got a great sauce you can mix in while you good the eggs. Get creative.