Today marks my second day on the Scarsdale diet. I am a 24 year old female who has been up and down dieting her whole life. When I was younger, a calorie restricted diet proved effective for me but now that I am older I find it to be much less effective.
Upon starting a new career, I met two lovely young women who had show incredible results dieting for just one year. The bulk of their success has come from their more recent transition to a low-carb diet and I found great inspiration in their outcomes and continual losses.
My grandmother had mentioned the Scarsdale diet a few weeks ago, I read over the basic diet plan and the science behind it. It reminded me a lot of what one of my colleagues ate on her low-carb diet and I decided to give it a try. I prepared a variety of the meals in advance and have been enjoying the diet thus far. The Scarsdale diet has incredible reviews, and many individuals enjoy the structure of the diet that takes the guess work out of what to prepare for successful weight-loss. I have been a vegetarian for 11 years, so my only challenge is finding meat substitutes that have a similar protein/fat/carb make up to their animal counterparts. Fortunately I have been successful in this, and have found that most substitutes have lower fat and carb counts which is more beneficial for me.
Today was my second day on the diet, I didn't fully buy into the idea that I would be losing a pound a day I thought there was no way. I am so accustom to failure and extremely slow progress on my calorie restricted diets that I was shocked to find that I had lost 2lbs this morning. Of course the majority of this is water weight, but with the reduction of carbs inflammation and water retention in the body is greatly reduced. By decreasing the amount of carbohydrates consumed (I have <50g/day) the body taps into glycogen stores and burns the energy in those stores. 1 gram of glycogen binds with 4 grams of water, thus leading to excess water retention and inflammation.
I'm looking forward to seeing how well things progress and will keep updating daily with my progress.
Start Weight: 172.8