It's basically 2 weeks of low carb/calories & high protein. Then there's a 2 week "keep trim" menu that has less restrictions & helps you keep the weight off. My plan is to do 2 weeks scarsdale, 2 weeks keep trim then another 2 weeks of scarsdale.
My chalk board in the kitchen to keep me motivated & to remind me what to buy!
SCARSDALE DIET and KEEP TRIM
My current weight is 140lbs & I'm 5'4, not fat by any means but I'm wanting to lose 30-40 pounds over the 6 weeks. During the Scarsdale diet you are estimated to lose around a pound a day & many people who have used the two-week on, two-week off system (alternating between scarsdale & keep trim) have also noticed weight coming off during the keep trim fortnight.
The diet looks quite restricting but I'm more of a quick fix sort of girl & don't think I would manage to keep up a slower paced diet if I'm not seeing instant results. My only worries are being hungry, I'm used to eating ALOT! But tips from previous users of the scarsdale diet have suggested that preparing your meals in advance and keeping organised is the best way to keep at it.
Tomorrow's lunch and dinner prepared (mostly). Fruit salad for lunch and salad for dinner (to be accompanied by a low fat grilled burger)
I'm going to accompany this diet with Shaun T's hip hop abs which I've started once before. (It was really fun & I feel silly for quitting!!!) The Scarsdale book recommends that you walk 2 miles a day but I don't have time for that so a 40 minute work out with Shaun T will do me nicely!
I'm going to use this blog to help me track progress & please let me know what you think of this diet!!!
Would you try it? Is it too ambitious? What are your experiences with diet//weight loss/working out?