Hey there SLOW CARB FRIENDS!
Can you believe we are in our 6th week! For many of us it has been extremely hard breaking bad habits, battling cravings and developing a new form of self discipline! I have heard so many awesome testimonies. I hope you will pass yours along to encourage others!
After you do your final weigh-in/measurements/after pictures, pull out the goals and data you recorded at the beginning. Now answer these questions. Write it down!
- How many inches you lost all together?
- How much weight did you loose?
- How are your clothes fitting now?
- How do you feel now compared to your old eating style?
- Did you reach your goal?
NOT REACHED YOUR GOAL YET?
Keep going on the slow carb diet a while longer. Be sure to include healthy nutritious foods in on your cheat days.
COMING OFF THE SCD?
DO NOT PANIC! You have set up new habits and cravings that you will continue implementing. Be smart about moving forward. Start by adding back healthy foods that you want to eat gradually.
What I do: I realize that I can have a slice of Ezekiel bread in the morning with my eggs! YAY! This feels like such a treat!!! I want to also add back my 3pm smoothie. YES it is super healthy and I feed it to my kids every morning, but it does have more sugar than I've had in a while. Before the diet I would have added 1-2 cups of fruit and some OJ. Now I am just as happy with 1/2 cup of fruit and water as the base.
THE GOOD NEWS
You have the tools now to take control over your eating! Let's just say you come off the SCD and after 3 months realize your body is taking backwards steps. Well, tweak your diet in small ways. It won't be nearly as shocking as it was this time! When I have a beach trip coming up, or some reason I want to drop some body fat, I hop back on the diet for a while.
It gets easier and easier!!!
For the past 6 weeks you have put your FULL attention and energy into every bite that went into your mouth! Well now that good habits have been established, it's time to push into your exercise routine to support your goals. If you put the same attention into how and what you are doing to exercise, you will set yourself up for continual success!
Check out these WORKOUTS and EXERCISES HERE. I will continue adding to this list, so don't be a stranger :)
Don't think you can add sugars and slow-releasing carbs back into your diet and still participate in CHEAT DAY expecting positive results! I know, sad. Cheat day is a part of the slow carb diet and encourages fat loss when done right. BUT, take the concept into your life! Make good choices during the week so that you can indulge during appropriate times with NO GUILT! I mean, would you rather grab at those M&M's on your co-workers desk all week, or pass them up and enjoy a black and white cupcake from Whole Foods when you go shopping on friday???