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Protein Advice for Fat Loss

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I've been thinking of writing a little article for awhile about this but, I'm lazy so here are the first 15 tips of about 30 I have to ramp up your fat loss from your protein choices. Protein Tips: 1: Grass-Fed Beef is Magical. I only eat this about 3 times a week. the tougher the better. but I always have significantly h...

Tomatoes ok and not carrots? Why??

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How come the SCD allows tomatoes but bans other produce, such as carrots? Here's why I'm asking: The SCD tries to curb your sugar/carb intake, lowering your glycemic index, inducing ketosis, burning fat, etc. etc. Thus you'd have to agree one of the best nutritional data to keep track of for any food in the SCD (besides prot...

Kanisu! (Riceless Sushi!)

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So I went to a sushi restaurant today (my favorite) and was able to indulge in all the yummy goodness by only asking them to wrap my roll in cucumber instead of rice. That's right! Apparently it's called Kanisu and as long as they're willing to make it you are able to order ANY roll kanisu style. I'm so happy now that I h...

Do eggs have to be organic?

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I would definitely prefer grass fed organic eggs, but our family is on a tight budget. I can buy 3 dozen "regular" eggs at BJ's for $3.80. Will weight loss be affected if I stick with the cheap ones? TIA!! Angela

My daily menu, in full, for inspiration.

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Hi everyone I have read a lot of posts on here by people looking for some inspiration on what they could/should eat that is convenient, tasty and, most importantly, tolerable to eat over and over again. Well, after around five weeks or so of tweaking and modifying, I have come up with the below menu that works pretty well f...

Do you ever think about..

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..cholesterol...???? What about all the eggs we eat on a daily basis???.. Any opinion on eggs and cholesterol is welcome..

Jack Daniels

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Is it ok to have 3-6 ounces of Jack each evening on this diet?

My Slow Carb Flickr

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Is anyone else taking photos of their meals? I have been on slow carb for about 8 weeks and I've captured pretty much everything I've eaten (minus cheat days) on flickr. Check it out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63893660@N04/sets/72157626804768657/

TIP: Other Names for Sugar

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If you're trying to decide if a product is SCD-friendly, I found this helpful article to remind us that sugar can be disguised under many different names. http://www.dietriffic.com/2009/03/26/names-for-sugar/ Anything that ends in "sugar" or "syrup" is pretty obvious, but there were some I wasn't aware of like "panocha" ...

Is Mayo ok?

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Is Mayo ok? Say for breakfast two hard boiled eggs with a tablespoon of mayo? eggsalad....yum

Gravy -- suggestions?

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Being able to put gravy over the beans, especially red and pinto beans, would really spice things up for me. Hell, think how easy it would be -- just stir fry some hamburger and mix in a bunch of beans. Pour gravy over it. Has anyone seen gravy mixes that are SCD compliant? I've got a box of gravy mix packets from when ...

What to use as a thickener?

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Hello - Does anyone have any suggestion for a thickener for soups and sauces? In the past, before SCD, I use flour in roux and cornstarch in a pinch. Would tapioca or arrowroot be suitable replacements?

Is it okay to eat any cheese??

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Should I worry about trace amounts of sugar?

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Many items I'm coming across contain small or trace amounts of sugar, how should I deal with these? Are they allowed? If I end up eating a total of 3-4g of sugar per day, will this kill the slow carb diet? I'm having trouble finding pure no-sugar foods. Examples: Chipotle Tabasco Sauce: ingredients list contains 'sugar', b...

Substitute for spinach?

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I really hate Spinach. In the book he's pretty clear about Spinachs effect on recomp. Is there anyway substitiute for spinach? And if not any one have recipes to make it taste ok?

Tip: Ahi Tuna, the perfect protein

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If you can get your hands on some Ahi (bluefin) tuna, please do so. Not only is it the lowest calorie and lowest fat (only 31 calories per ounce) animal protein out there but tons of protein (7g) and tastes marvelous when made into "poke" or "ceviche". Yep. No cooking involved and all SCD compliant! Just downed a 10 ounce ...

How much cottage cheese is OK?

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I looked all over this site, and couldn't quite find the answer to this question - so, "How much cottage cheese can I eat in a day?" And for that matter, is there a reason that I should always include it in the diet?

CHIP JUNKIE

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my boyfriend has skeptically accepted the challenge of 4 Hour Body (he doesn't think it'll work & is WRONG) The biggest problem is that I didn't realize exactly how severe his potato chip addiction is. He's obsessed. I've heard of kale chips (we'll be trying those next), but does anyone have other suggestions to salty crun...

30 grams breakfast tip

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I've been looking in the supermarket for a quick and healthy snack, high on protein. The canned tuna is the best bet, and here's one I've tried. http://www.riomare.com/en/prodotti-det.tonno-al-naturale.htm Tuna in water. 100g contain 25g of protein and only 0,8g of fat. You can buy the 160g size, which contains 112g pure tu...

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? Also can I use lemon juice in salad dressings? Many thanks, Paula

one more question! protein shakes

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sorry for asking so many questions! i wanted to know if anyone has info on protein shakes. dont they use artificial sweetener? many people talk about using them, as does the book. also are raw carrots okay? i sure hope so cuz thats about all i snack on. thanks!

TIP: I found casein powder without artificial sweeteners.

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I was looking to switch up my whey shake that has acetasulfane K (sp?) and sucralose and found it on a bodybuilder forum. Not a bad price, either. http://www.musclefeast.com/

Carrots....

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I think they are SCD friendly yet, when I eat them I feel an overwhelming sense of guilt. I know they have sugar in them so it doesnt make much sense to me to eat, I am not over eating them but they do appear in my diet from time to time. Am I over-thinking it?

Is Propel or Vitamin Water Zero allowed in Moderation?

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Just as the title says. My wife and I have been doing the SCD for 2 1/2 weeks and have seen noticable results but she swears up and down its fine because it doesn't have sugar or carbs in it. Also on the label it doesn't list aspartame. I would just like some clairifaction.

Ground hemp seed

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I have discovered a great source for fresh organic hemp seed, and had ground it to make a shake. It is way better for my digestive system than whey etc. Is hemp seed allowed?

Trader Joes European Style Whole Grain Bread, yay or nay?

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Yes, I know the first thing people might read is 'bread' and an immediate 'nay' might come to mind. This good I suppose since it means the mind in trained to 4HB routine. I ask because looking at the ingredients, This bread looks pretty well balanced (the percentage of the bread composed of the ingredient is based by the o...

Can I use cocoa powder?

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Sorry if this question has been asked before but can I use cocoa powder?

Almond Butter

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Well I finally figured out how to get almond butter in the UK... I sells in Holland and Barret for £2.65 for 170gr. I think that makes it about the same price as cocaine, and does nothing to dispel the idea that this is a diet for the rich. boo

Bad day snacks?

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I've been having a rough week at work, and pre SCD, I would treat myself to a sweet drink at Starbucks or have some dark chocolate in the afternoon to keep me going. I've been really strict with myself and have not gone off the diet, but I was wondering if anybody has substitutions for little bad day pick-me-ups? A few t...

Sugar Free Jello?

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I tend to eat a cup or two of sugar free jello after each meal. Will this affect the diet? It has sweetener in it but I've been avoiding diet soda so that my total intake for the day isn't much more than the equivalent of 16oz. Has anyone else noticed this having a negative affect on their diet?

doing the SCD on the cheap

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Im sure this question has been asked millions of times on this forum but are there any cheap alternatives to any of the staples of he SCD. i still live with the folks and they have complained about the price of meat and vegtables (no they are not in their 90s..) and that i need to eat more fruit and carbs (honestly, ive trie...

Neat Tool for Nutritional Content

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Just thought I'd share this since i'm using it... WolframAlpha lets you calculate nutritional content. I've found this to be really useful when I just want to find out exactly how much protein is in various foods without doing the math myself! http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=nutritional+content+8oz+grille... http://w...

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 seeds are allowed in any amount (seems like a domino food to me) has anyone added these to their meals or snacked on them throughout the day ( i know, you shouldnt have to be sna...

Is it ok to eat almonds instead of lunch?

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HELP, I didn't have any food at home to cook, I don't know any place around work where I can eat Slow Carb foods aside from Chipotle, plus looks like I probably will not be able to step away from the office! I packed a little bag with like a cup of almonds sprinkled with cinnamon and stevia...will this be enough for lunch?

Brussels sprouts on slow carb?

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Hey all, I was just wondering what you thought about Brussels Sprouts on the slow carb diet? 1/2 a cup has about 5G carbs wich sounds high to me... ?

Coffee Creamer

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What are some good ideas for coffee creamer? I know Tim says use 'cream' in the book, but does he seriously mean the heaving/whipping cream I see in the store? That seems crazy to me! I've heard of people on the SCD using coconut milk as coffee creamer, bu that seems like it goes against the diet because surely coconuts ...

Cannot Stomach Another Egg, butt...

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I am a bit of a late riser, and generally only have about 10 minutes to prep breakfast before I get out the door. I live in a tiny studio in a metropolitan area, so I don' thave a microwave (I know, it's medieval). I need something easy to stomach that wont' require sitting down and carefully shovelling into my mouth (read...

Bresaola and Prosciutto crudo

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The SCD already took away my pasta and now them? Jokes aside I was wondering if you guys think bresaola and prosciutto crudo could be implemented in our diet. 100g of Bresaola Cals: 151Kcal Fats: 2.6g Prot: 32g 100g of Prosciutto crudo Cals: 268Kcal Fats: 18.4g Prot: 25.5g I think bresaola might be more SCD friendly than p...

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 this! They are from Asda only a pound a bag the product code for asda online is 3531163 My local asda is huge so they may not have them everywhere but worth checking ...

SCD friendly cough drops?

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ive had issues stalling with artificial sweetener except stevia, so now I have a sore throat Am wondering if there's any cough drops I can hAve. I'm traveling so I have no access to a healthfood store. My options are walmart and Walgreens

How much Tuna is safe?

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A fishmonger once told me once a week (maybe twice) is OK for tuna due to the mercury content...anyone been eating lots of Tuna and have opinions on it?

condiments and sauces

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Hello, Is there an approved list of condiments and sauces for SCD? I have just started about a week ago and have been doing some stir fry meals with meat and veggies but now I am starting to read the labels of some of the soya sauces and dressings and many contain sugar which is probably no good. Which ones are people us...

onions are the ok?

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Hope onions are ok because i have been eating alot of them i was eating bell peppers to but heard that they are fruit so quit those. please tell me onions are ok

slow weight loss

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I have been on the diet for 7 weeks and only lost 13lbs not awful but i thought it would be much quicker since i have about 70 to lose. I follow the plan with little exception I do have some creamer in the morning with my coffee And I dont eat that many beans daily maybe a combined 1/2 cup of edame or black, red beans. I wor...

Coconut milk allowed? Need clarification..

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I've tried searching but with mixed answers.. some say it is allowed and others say no since it has a little carbs in it.. anyway the point is I used it in Saturday night's thai beef peanut curry and same tonight with cauliflower rice. And I really don't want to stall my loss especially with Christmas coming up! Would this b...

Is Hominy ok?

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When you look at the index there are 0 sugars 5 fibers 5 proteins and 16 carbs. I'm just wondering if it is considered a starch veggie like potatoes or not.

Menus - Alternatives

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Can anyone please post some alternative Menus already used which they found success with SCD. Rookie. Need to do a bit of shopping have started well just need momentum.

Is my whey protein healthy?

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100% whey (flavored double rich chocolate) Nutrition facts: Calories - 120 Sat fat - 0.5g Trans fat - 0g Cholesterol - 30mg Sodium - 130 mg Total carbohydrate - 3g Sugars - 1g Protein - 24g Can I drink this with water? Whats bad about this whey? (if anything)

How can I read labels to know what fits the SCD?

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What do I look for?

Matcha Mania

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I wanna share my new found love:Matcha It's basically green tea powder and because it ingest the tea leaves, you get more of the benefits than using tea bags. I usually have mine just whisked with hot water. I also make a latte version with a couple of scoops in hot water and some coconut milk. I blend it up with an immersi...