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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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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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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 ...
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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...

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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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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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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Is this a "super meal?"

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I have a friend who is vegan, and she turned me on to a version of fried rice that is made with grated cauliflower, instead of actual rice. Being a fan of R...
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Geek2Freek template

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Added a workout template on bodyspace based on the Geek2Freek program. Please check it out: http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/workouts/workout-programs-overview/...
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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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Exercises on Non-Cheat Days

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Hi all, I can’t seem to find this answer anywhere. The exercises that are outlined for cheat day (the quick set of air squats before a meal, for example)- ...
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Why is hummus a no-no?

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Its a bean, right? I love to drag raw broccoli florets through the stuff and it seems hummus would be a better choice than salad dressing. What makes garbanzos...
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Can I build muscle with SCD?

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I've reached my goal weight now, minus the 5lbs of water retention I still have from cheat day (I initially gained 13lbs, so I can expect to be pre-cheat by Mond...
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Week 1 results , gained 1 LB lost .5 inch on waist

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ive been following diet recomendations to a T!! week one has got me down a little im 6’4” 189 pounds .(trying to drop 20lbs) i do the showers , the 3...
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Experimentation with Cheese

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Let me preface this with saying that I am 100% aware that Tim says no cheese as it provokes a dramatic insulinemic response, being that it's dairy. However, I w...
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UK SCD Snacking Edamame Soya Beans

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Hello everyone. As a Uk based slow carber sacks can be a pain to buy food as there limit to how much nuts you can have, Can you imagine my delight when I saw th...
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pumpkin seeds and jicama

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hi friends, so i was looking on the awesome website that basically gives you the "yes or no" for every food you can think of. It says that pumpkin see...
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Lemon juice, cream etc

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Hi Because Tim F said we could put up to 2tbsp of cream in our coffee, I assume then it is okay to put that cream to use in sauces instead? Is coconut milk okay?...

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