Scott Safadi, like many other 30 somethings who are starting a family, managed to put on a few extra pounds with all that extra time at home on the couch. Chasing kids is tiring, but it wont keep you in shape. Having never tried to diet before, Scott Safadi, decided to try one of those super low carb regiments in combination with 3-4 days per week of intense exercise. First, on to the diet:
For two months, Scott Safadi ate no more than 5 grams of carbohydrates per meal, not to exceed 30 grams in any given day. Besides that rule, he was allowed to eat pretty much anything else. Regardless of his efforts to eat lots of protein, the first two weeks felt like utter starvation, no matter how much food he ate. It was like his body only knew how to register carbs as an appetite reliever. After those two weeks, it was smooth sailing, more or less.
So, after the first 2 months, Scott Safadi lost about 20 pounds and found himself at his ideal weight. This particular diet tries to help you avoid the yoyo diet outcome. So, for the next two months, he had to eat at least 20 grams of carbs with each meal and no more than 30, for a total of 100-120 grams or less per day. After those 2 months were over, he lost even a few extra pounds. After those 2 months were over, he transitioned into the long term diet of simply keeping the carbs to a minimum (under 150 grams per day). Months into this, Scott Safadi is finding his weight to be holding steady and his appetite comfortable.
Throughout this process, Scott Safadi has done exercise classes at his local gym. These classes, for the most part, are part of the Les Mills, grit series. They are high intensity interval training classes. They are exhausting, but short, sweet, and efficient. In addition, they help build a good deal of muscle, which helps you maintain your fitness level as well.
Scott Safadi is very happy with the way things turned out, especially after having feared entering into his first "diet." Now, it just feels like normal living.