4 weeks but the weight is always the same
I'm having some hard times with my scd.
I've been on scd for 4 weeks now, and I've dropped 2.5 kg in the first week... but, since then, nothing! Not a single gram!
I'm very far from my ideal weight range, so I should have lost something more, right?
Last week I take my measures and I've lost 4 cm, one each arm and one each thigh.
The thing is that despite the weight I feel great on this diet! I feel stronger, more muscolar and powerful.
But still this thing of the weight is pretty annoying. Today I'm 80 kg, way too much.
Here what I'm eating
Breakfast (within 30 minutes of waking up)
3 eggs and 100-120 gr of white beans
or 200 gr smoked salmon
1 doner box that is : chicken kebab meat (with spices) and salad
salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
plus salmon (200 gr) or tuna (1 can) or chicken breasts (200 gr)
last week I tried some swedish meat balls, delicious but with 7 gr oc carbs every 100gr, so I guess they're not scd friendly
So here what I suspect to be my mistakes:
I don't cook my lunch, so I don't have any control on it
I eat tons of sodium
I don't drink enought water (2-3 liters a day)
sometimes at dinner I'm so hungry that I eat too much (I up the proteins)
I'm a dancer so I dance at least 4 hours a day, plus some yoga. So maybe I'm working out a lot or I'm building muscles and this is hiding any fat loss.
Do you have any suggestion? I really need to drop this weight
The Best Answer
I think you can see where you're going wrong , like not eating regularly enough in the day leading to overeating at night, too many spices/salt, not enough water, not cooking your own lunch, and probably not eating enough in general during the day.
You need to drop the 'doner lunch box'- you have no idea what ingredients may be in it- it could be filled with hidden sugars/starches, preservatives, sodium, and a whole lot of other dodgy ingredients. I wouldn't be surprised if the meat is bad too- you need to be eating REAL , whole foods, not processed crap
Start making your own lunch, drink at least half your body weight (lbs) in ounces per day, stop the sodium use, check labels for any hidden sugars/starch carbs, drop the balsamic vinegar (contains sugar, use regular vinegar instead, it still tastes good), drop the Swedish meatballs and make your own ones with fresh, natural ingredients.
As well as just 'salad' you should be eating your your plateful of green vegetables, namely the cruciferous ones like broccoli, green beans, cauliflower etc. Eat different protein sources like chicken, chicken thighs, beef, pork.. Instead of just salmon and 'meatballs'.
Make sure your calorie intake is around 1500, since your exercising too you need to keep the calories high enough so that you don't slow your metabolism and lose muscle. The protein needs to be kept at 0.8-1g per pound of your lean body weight (easy to calculate online).
Do everything properly for the next week and you will definitely start losing
That lunch looks awful
Dinner looks OK but like you said if you look at meatballs they are often filled with bad stuff. It's not necessarily the carbs that are the issue its when it says Carbs Of Which Sugar is what you have to look out for.
The sugar increases insulin release within your body, and then it's near enough impossible to lose weight when you have high insulin levels. But I'll just copy and paste what I said on another comment just before:
"I'm not actually doing the slow card diet because it's mainly veg and I really don't like vegetables. So I'm doing a Rice Diet, which is basically the same at the end of the day, slow carbs. For breakfast I have Brown Rice with eggs, I think I equal 30g of protein because the brown rice has protein in too.
9:00am - Brown Rice with Eggs
11:00am - Apple (Trying to think of something else with a Low Glycemic Index which isn't fruit)
1:00pm - Brown Rice with chicken
4:00pm - Apple
7:00pm - Brown Rice with chicken
Pretty boring but it's very do-able for me. Today is actually only my 5th day but the feeling I have felt is amazing. I've been able to get to sleep early when I want. Constantly feel good and not drowsy. These rewards have made the boring food worth it. I don't want to weight myself for at least 2 weeks in. Going for a physical change rather than weight.
I will be honest and say I havent been eating the 7pm rice because I have just felt full all day after lunch. "