Gonna be sticking to the Scarsdale Diet for 14 days just to shake things up a bit.
As I wrote before, I’ve used this plan to great effect in the past, I love the no-nonsense approach of the author (long dead after being murdered by his snubbed lover! Who needs 50 shade of Gray?)
It is simple. It is probably one of the first plans to advocate lower carb eating and to have a 14 day “induction” phase that is much more restrictive than the “keep trim” phase. Re-reading the book is comforting. Dr. Tarnower is kind of like a practical, kindly drill sergeant. It all boils down to: Do this because it works and it is good for you and it will help you change your bad habits.
I now know why this thing works.
I entered the food into the tracker, and it comes out to less than 600 calories if I eat just my normal measured out 3.5 - 4 oz of protein. But no worries. I am allowed to eat as much of the protein and veggies that I wish, so I can up that calorie count pretty easily to where I should be for the day.
There is a vegetarian version of the plan which I will utilize as needed. I just can’t eat meat the way I used to. It makes me feel full more quickly than carbs, but I feel ill if I eat too much.
Dr. Tarnower advocates no dressing on the veggies, but I’m going to add 2 teaspoons of healthy oils (olive or safflower). That pushes me to 700 calories pretty quickly and if I add a handful of nuts and some more fruit, it should not be hard to hit my minimum 1300 calories.
Otherwise I’m going follow it, to include cutting out even the milk in my coffee.
Ouch! That hurts. In the past, I have always cheated on that one.
But really, when I employ some of the techniques I’ve learned through the “Mindful Eating” team, some of the philosophy I’ve absorbed through the “IOWL Team”, the exuberance and positive energy of the “DONE Team”, the survival ethos of “Team Zombie” (there will be no milk during the Zombie Apocalypse-suck it up and survive) and the combined energy and enthusiasm of all the other teams I’m dabbling in, I don’t feel like I’m gonna be alone and “white knuckling” it through the day.
Let’s do this together!! Pick your poison. Do it for 14 day to the letter. That will bring us to the end June. We’ll see what happens!
Edited by: TRIANGLE-WOMAN at: 6/18/2012 (12:14)
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