SCD Day 12: I Tried

So in terms of diet adherence, dinner tonight was not good. I was at a very fancy restaurant, and it was hard to modify any of the dishes to adapt to the template. I ended up asking the waiter to give me a side of the cassoulet beans… And the vegetables that came with my minuscule amount of chicken all definitely had sugar and cream in them.  However, as you can see, it was such tiny portions… It didn’t matter.

And I forgot to eat my red pill before my dinner.  I ate it after… Hopefully it will still impact my fat loss.

Not pictured is what I did not eat… The bread that came with the amuse Bouche… The bread that came before the meal… The stuffing (that made up a big portion of the chicken dish) … And the free dessert.

There are also free ice creams and all kinds of candy in the lounge in my hotel room… And I am not eating any of them. Instead I am drinking water and I’m about to listen to a weight-loss hypnosis CD.

I am disappointed in my dinner (so little food and definitely not how I wish to cheat), but I am hoping this doesn’t throw off my weight-loss too much.

I am still going to have an epic cheat day on Sunday!


SCD Days 9, 10, 11: A Round Up

Tuesday, Day 9

Yet another disappointing food day.

I had leftover frittata for breakfast and crappy buffet food for lunch.

Dinner, however, was good: Ray made pork chops and sauerkraut and bacon in the crockpot, which we ate over a salad with garbanzo beans.  I was really hungry by the time I got home, so I was almost done when I realized I had forgotten to take a picture.  

That’s the first meal I’ve not photo-documented.  If you want to see what it looked like, however, you can look at my lunch on Wednesday to get an idea.

Wednesday, Day 10

Much better.  We had finally eaten all the frittata, so I had eggs sautéed with olive oil, pinto beans, and salad for breakfast.  My favorite!

For lunch, I had the same dinner as the night before: slow cooker pork chops, sauerkraut, and bacon over a green salad.

I wasn’t very hungry at dinner, but I made some roasted vegetables (asparagus and onions) and paired a piece of roasted chicken thigh with sautéed garbanzo beans.  Pretty delicious.

Thursday, Day 11

This morning I was running late, so Ray made me breakfast.  It was sunny, finally, and so we tried to eat it outside on the deck, but it was too cold.

For lunch I had leftovers from last night’s dinner.

And for dinner I made a taco salad with ground beef, lime, and black beans– I spiced the beef with cayenne and red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  I bought some avocados but they are still bit too hard to eat.

SCD Day 8: Tim Warned Me

There’d be days like this.

I was definitely not hungry this morning.  Nor was I inspired to eat this huge piece of frittata with a side of beans.  However, he advises getting 30 g of protein at breakfast, and this is pretty close.  So, as I was eating, I remembered something he writes in The 4 Hour body… That sometimes, it’s going to feel like you are force-feeding yourself. Continue reading “SCD Day 8: Tim Warned Me”

SCD Week One: Recap

There are a few things I want to record after one week of sticking to the Slow Carb Diet, and a few notes I’d like to make for posterity.


Day Weight Body Fat
Monday 175.8 37.4
Tuesday 172.7 37.2
Wednesday 173.6 37.1
Thursday 173.4 37.2
Friday 173.8 37.2
Saturday 174.3 37.2
Sunday 174.9 37.2

So technically, at the end of week 1, I lost .9 pounds and .2% body fat.   Continue reading “SCD Week One: Recap”

SCD Day 7: After the Cheat Day

So this morning Ray and I made a frittata together… we are quite familiar with them from our Paleo/Primal days.  This version contains onions, sausage with no off plan ingredients, and lots and lots of greens (spinach, kale, chard).

What it does not have– beans.  I was so hungry by the time it was finished that I just wanted to dig in and eat . . . I barely took a picture (sorry for the godawful lighting, friends), so about halfway through my portion, I realized I had forgotten to add beans to our plates.

So we’re looking at this as a little bit of a test. I have noticed a big difference when I eat the beans for breakfast… I stay full for a very long time and I have tons of energy (not something that always happened when I just had a slice of frittata for breakfast).

So we’ll see what happens.

I also started my supplementation.  Here’s my current favorite description of the PAGG stack.  The company I chose to order from is Pareto Nutrition.

In other news, I weighed myself this morning.  You can read more about that in my Week One Recap.

I’m excited that we have successfully completed a full week of the program, and that Week Two begins tomorrow!



SCD Day 6: Hello, Old Friend

My breakfast, this morning, contained kidney beans.

I don’t like kidney beans.  I have this vivid childhood memory of picking all of the kidney beans out of my mom’s chili and only eating the rice and meat and tomato sauce.

Continue reading “SCD Day 6: Hello, Old Friend”

SCD Day 5: Going Strong!

This morning I did not want to make breakfast.

I got out all of our leftovers to see what I might bring for lunch today… And what I might be able to eat for breakfast.

I quickly decided that reheating fish and brussels sprouts in a microwave in a meeting room would not make me very popular or a kind person.  So I thought I would eat that for breakfast… But it just looked so unappetizing!  I kept thinking of what an awful picture it would make. Continue reading “SCD Day 5: Going Strong!”