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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, available here. Is Food X ok to eat on SCD? Website with invaluable information: Self magazine nutritional data, contains very detailed nutritional data on a very wide ar...

Results After 6 Weeks of Tweaking Diet

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So it's the end of week 6 on Slow Carb Diet, and I FINALLY got the thing kicked into high gear. The first few weeks, I may or may not have lost around 5 pounds; I don't know what was fluid and what wasn't. I once lost 70 pounds dieting the traditional way and exercising my ass off (and kept most of it off), and lessons from...

Whey Protein Shakes for Breakfast- Yay or Nay?

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What is the final consensus on Slow-Carbers having Whey Protein Shakes for breakfast? ( I mean the kind with that you buy in the barrel and mix with water, not the pre-made kind that are loaded with carbs) I have heard - only if you are working out, yes they are fine, avoid them altogether... So which is it? I know they hav...

Non Cheat Day social drinks?

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What would you recommend as drinks for social occasions on a regular day during the Slow Carb diet? I know I can have a glass of Red Wine, but just water from that point onwards isn't very appealing (and knowing the sanitary conditions of some of the absolute dives in this area, probably not too healthy). Will I be ok with...

Only lost 4 lbs in 4 and 1/2 weeks :(

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I am a 31 y/o female 5'8 139 lbs and I need some reassurance here....I will be on week 5 on Monday and have only lost 4 lbs. I admit that I havent been doing ALL slow cardb (b/c I was getting really really bad headaches, has anyone else experienced this)?? Anyways I have had a total of 4 small josephs pita pockets over these...

Can I eat?

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Almond milk pumpkin seeds butternut squash? it says no dairy in the book but it seems like butter and cottage cheese are ok, what gives?

I'm dying for a diet coke?

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I'm dying to have a diet coke with my lunch, or just something sweet to drink - I dont' know what to do! what can I drink, I have already finished my black coffee (which I hate) and one gallon of water! I plan to drink more water, will the diet coke mess me up? I'm on my first week back on 4HB.

ArcticHacker: GOAL!

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I’ve been on the Last Mile for the couple of weeks to see if I could get from 16.4% to 15%BF. I gave myself a deadline of 3 weeks to do it because I know from past experience that I’m not very good on low carb diets. Luckily it took half the time I expected when I reached 15.2% BF. I’m calling it a success!!! To celeb...

is stevia allowed?

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Is stevia allowed on the slow-carb diet? I am having a hard time going to black coffee with just cinnamon.

Almost at my set goal! Some notes.

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I'm almost reaching my set weight loss goal with the SCD diet - I estimate I'll be there by the end of this week. Definitely will post before / after photos when I get there. Started with 99.5 kg (220 pounds), I'm on 92 kg right now (202 pounds). I wanted to get to 90kg (198+ pounds) and lose roughly 10 kg, but as I'm seein...

water..water..water...

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I am pretty sure I am starting to grow gills. I am currently drinking a gallon of water while I'm at work, plus a bottle first thing in the morning, and another big glass or two after I get home. I am watered out! I have been drinking some green tea with mint, and no sweetener. I was just wondering if anyone has any othe...

Sucralose / Splenda stalls fat loss?

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I know that all artificial sweeteners are supposed to stall fat loss, but to what extent? A lot of the protein bars and shakes out there contain sucralose / Splenda. I'm curious to know if I there's a specific limit on how much I can have per day?

Funny breath?

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My wife has noticed that my breath is funny...wondering if this might be something anyone else has? Can I have sugar free gum or mints to cover it up? Any other ideas?

ughhh...what a downer and upper at the same time!

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I'm a visual person...I have 2 jars on my desk...1 says "pounds to lose" and 1 says "pounds lost" filled with gem rocks, each representing 1/2 lb. This Saturday I had to take from the pounds lost and put back into pounds to lose.....Oh my, it was so disheartening....so I had to look at my week. These are the things I fo...

Slow-carb drinks

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Water, tea, and coffee get old really fast. What are some creative drinks I can make that are slow-carb friendly? The easier the recipe, the better...

Is ketchup allowed on the slow carb diet?

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Is ketchup allowed even though it contains high fructose corn syrup? What condiments are allowed?

Why no artificial sweetners?

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According to the Mayo clinic "Artificial sweeteners don't affect your blood sugar level. In fact, most artificial sweeteners are considered "free foods" because they don't count as a carbohydrate, a fat or any other diabetes exchange. Remember, however, other ingredients in foods containing artificial sweeteners can still af...

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!