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SCD Recipes

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Hi, I’ve been struggling with lunches in particular and thought there migh be recipes floating out there I could use. I thought there might even be a recip...
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Protein Shake for Breakfast

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I prefer to drink a protein shake or smoothie for breakfast. I just started the Slow Carb Diet within this last week and was wondering if any of you had some sug...
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Bathroom Problems!

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I've ran into a problem! I go to the bathroom like 2 twice a week, since I've started the diet. This is my 3rd week and it's awful going twice a week. I workout ...
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30 min breakfast... after waking up or after getting up?

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Ok... I know this is probably a dumb question but anyway... I usually put my alarm clock and it takes me around 30 min to actually get up. The best 30 min of my...
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Quorn? Yes or No?

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Hi, New guy here, just wondering is one allowed Quorn on the Slow Carb Diet. Not really got a straight answer from trawling through the forums! Thanks.
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A tip for women who might be struggling...

to make this short, ive been on this “diet” for about 3 years no with no results, just a struggle followed by disappointment and frustration. ive bee...
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Barndad's Fiber DX... Yes? No?

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I’ve always had good results in the past with slow carb and no carb (Atkins) diets . I’m following the book religously… meat, beans, and veggie...
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New and gaining weight

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I started the diet 1 week ago and i’m actually gaining weight. I’m not sure why as I am eating a lot of protein, working out with either running or ...
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Teaching starts Tuesday

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I am really worried about how this is going to affect my eating style/water intake. Here is my plan. Wake up and make breakfast right away. I will end up e...
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V-8 juice?

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I have been drinking a spicy V-8 juice once a day with either lunch or breakfast in place of veggies. I know the main purpose of the veggies is to help keep you ...
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Beginner: any tips?

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I am just starting the slow carb way of life. I was wondering if anyone has tips for beginners? My husband will not be doing it with me and I worry that the ca...
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Sugar Alcohol?

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Sometimes when I crave for something sweet, inhave a sugar free candy, gum or lollipop lol! It helps me a lot but was wondering if there are any negative effects...
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Frequent Urination

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I've been using the Slow Carb Diet for awhile now (45ish days) and I have to go to the bathroom at least every hour. I find it hard to sit still for even 30 minu...
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How do you schedule Occam's, Kettlebells, and abs workouts?

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Hi, I have been on the slo-carb since 02/07/11 and have been seeing some pretty decent results. 10 lbs in 18 days, or about 1/2+ pound per day averaged over the ...
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quick, portable breakfast?

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i have a hard time getting up early enough to make breakfast. does anyone have suggestions for quick and hopefully portable breakfast options? i already hard b...
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Food Mistakes

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What is one food that you thought was safe, but then found out from Trial and Error that it is not safe. During the first two weeks I would eat a little bit of...
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SWEET TOOTH

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Is there nothing we can have for a kind of desert? i have had a horrible sweet tooth and i usually eat a spoonful of peanut butter to help, but it isnt! any idea...
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Can't eat Breakfast

I have trouble eating breakfast, so I figure since intermitant fasting is supposed to be good, why doesn't my post dinner pre-lunch "fast" count? I lost around 3...
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To booze or not to booze

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Hi, I’m currently on the slow carb diet and for at least 3 (ok 4) of my non-cheat days I have a glass of red wine or two. Do other people generally drink o...
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Muscle Spasms?

I’ve been experiencing muscle spams in my calves while sleeping on and off for several weeks now and can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I&#...
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Acai Berry Pills?

I usually take 2 Acai Berry vitamins before I go to bed and 2 more when I wake up. Is this okay on the 4H plan? What about B12?
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Quinoa, a little every week ok?

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So I've been reading and looking at questions involving quinoa but if you ate 1 pot (about 4 cups worth) and it's gluten free during a week would this affect you...
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Is non grass feed beef ok?

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I do not have the budget to buy organic grass feed beef. Can I get by with lean cuts of regular beef?
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Thinking about doing this

. I eat well I hate the term “clean” I workout intensly in a boot camp 5 X a week, lift weights on Saturday. Lot of carbs though 200+. Not really ...

Women and the 4 Hour Body

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Are women finding success with 4 Hour Body? Over at 4-HBTalk we are discussing this and the women are not seeing very good results. Any feedback you can offer?...
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Two Weeks In and Not Losing Any Weight

Just finished my two weeks on the diet and I dont seem to be losing any weight. After the first week, before my cheat day, I weighed myself and I was five pounds...
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occams protocol

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Work out b it lists Leg press or squats and under them it states(optional kettle bell swings) are these instead of our in addition to The above workout
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Chicken instead of beans?

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Hey all, im a 23 year old male, who would like to drop a bit of weight, and all the great stories from the slow carb diet has made me join in as well. I startet ...
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Eat every 4 hours?

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Tim says his meals are approximately four hours apart. Breakfast, lunch, smaller second lunch, dinner. Anyone know if this is required? Today was a tough day and...
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Any good guides for doing self experiments?

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I’m a coaching psychologist specialising in helping people build better habits, and my students are often bringing me self-improvement books. That’s ...
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Glycemic Index Question

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To be clear — I’ve read the book (carefully), and understand that on the Slow Carb Diet, you can’t eat breads/starches/grains etc. I just wan...
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TIP: Avoid whey protein when burning fat!

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A LOT of people following the slow carb diet to burn fat are getting lazy and using protein powders to meet the '30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking' requ...
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Muse validation !

Hey guys! After reading the 4 hour serie, I came up with an extremely cheap product to validate your muse during the critical early phase. Go to www.musevalidato...
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Break after 8 weeks???

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I’ve read somewhere that you should take a break after 8 weeks on the SCD. I’m doing well and still losing weight so I’m reluctant to do this. ...
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SCD-What am I doing wrong???

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My wife and I are starting our 5th week of the SCD. Both of us are not seeing the weight loss that we expected and heard about. It doesn’t make sense bas...
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Not getting 1200 calories / day

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I know that we are not supposed to count calories; as long as we follow the diet, that’s supposed to be good enough. However, when I have tracked my food...
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Black lentils?

Hi guys, Well, after about 3 years on tim’s SCD, I think I failed: This morning, I ate some black lentils and I have no idea if I can eat them (not on ch...
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Newbie Questions

I am a total newbie and a little hesitant, but so intrigued too! I currently follow a paleo-ish/bulletproof/ketogenic diet and the thought of eating beans/carbs...
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How To Keep Your Data Nerd Self From Freaking Out After Cheat Day

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I'm a data nerd (and SCD noob), and as such, I weigh myself every day. As with others here, I freaked out a bit when I gained back, two days after cheat day, all...
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Having trouble eating enough

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I’m new to the slow carb diet. I have a habit of counting my calories and I’m having trouble eating 1200 calories. I’m a 25 year old female and...
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List of Protein Powders Approved for Slow Carb Diet

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I’m transitioning from my previous way of dieting (just counting calories) to the SCD. One thing I loved that I’m not sure if I can carry over is pro...
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Starting to gain after 5 months of loss

Hey all! I have attached my spreadsheat of measurements since December, when I first started slow carb. I have been very strict with diet, only slipping up on a ...
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Slow Carb Diet FAQs

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Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the slow carb diet. Before you even think about posting a question related to SCD, please read the book, avail...
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AGG - Cause of Heart Attack?

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Hello all. I am new to this site and have arrived here on my journey to find out why I suddenly suffered a heart attack. I am 44 years now and have been working ...
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Eating and Cheating on Type 2 Diabetes

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Having recently been diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic, I would like to hear more from peopple in similar situations. How they handle the program and especially che...
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Garlic Extract Substitutes?

I am allergic to garlic and am looking for some ideas on how to modify AGG and PAGG so I can fully embrace the 4HB diet. Are there any other similar products out...
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21yo gaining fat on 2500 cal/day - Advice

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Hi! I’m a 21 year old entrepreneur from bangkok. I sit all day on my ass and occasionally do kettlebells and pull ups. I weight 75kg and am 6’3 or ...
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Slow-carb foods allowed / not allowed

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Can someone please post a comprehensive list of exactly what foods are allowed and not allowed on the slow-carb diet? I keep hearing contradicting things and jus...
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Does anyone know if there's a reference list for the 4-hour body?

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I was thinking about the book the other day and realised that I’d never actually investigated the research side of Tim’s book. I’ve seen result...

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