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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...

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? I read about Laura Cox on this site - way to go. She changed things up - no beans at main meals, no snacks. Look forward to your replies.

Foods to avoid on Cheat Day?

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I've had very mixed results recovering from Cheat Day based on what I eat. What are some of the foods that other people have found led to unexpectedly high weight gain, water weight retention, etc.? Pizza seems particularly bad.

People who are stalling, please read!

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Tomorrow I'm going to have my first 'cheat day' or 'carb loading' day, which apparently are 2 different things. My leptin levels are probably so low that my metabolism has slowed. Plus I've gone god-knows-how-long without bread, alcohol, and caffeine and I think I've earned it. Everything I read does confirm the 'cheat day' ...

Cottage Cheese?

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Why can I eat cottage cheese? How about Greek Yogurt (plain) which also has high protein concentrate?

SIX PACK: Is this possible?

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Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to see some of my abs or even a 4-6 pack in 1 month if I workout 5 days a week and stay on a strict diet? I'm 18 years old, 5'5, 137.2 lbs and this is my current pictures. I was wondering what my body fat percentage is and if it's possible to get to around 10-12% body fat in 1 month if I...

Women, it's true: wait 4-5 weeks

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I arrived at day 30 today and I feel amazing. I have lost 8 lbs. (5 being the past week, finally) and 6.75 inches: 1 off both thighs, 1/4 off both arms, 2.75 off waist, and 1.5 off hips. I have adjusted the diet to fit me a little better over the past 30 days. I cut way back on the beans, and I only eat them at one mea...

Burn fat before building muscle?

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Is it better to burn fat before building muscle or should I just focus on building muscle and burn the fat after. I'm relatively fit already, just a little excess around the edges. What's the best approach, as I know you can't really do both at the same time.

Plateau - after 11 days

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I've been on SCD for a few of weeks now. I was feeling rather tired and drained at the beginning - so tried a couple of days on 4 meals per day instead of 3 - this just pushed my weight up so I went back to 3 - but I did manage to go from 88kg to 85kg in the first 11 days! However I have stayed at that weight for over a wee...

ArcticHacker: The Final Push

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I'm at Week 10.5 (I'm doing 10 day cycles between Cheat Days now). I weighed and measured myself this morning. I am at 131.4 lbs and 16.4% BF. Apparently compared to Week 9, I am up 1.2 lbs but down about an inch in tape measurements and down 1.3% in BF. And I am also dealing with my TOM so I'm bloated. No matter how buff I...

Women wait until week 5!

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Today I officially made the 30 day mark on the plan. As I am finishing up my fifth week, I wanted to reply and add some encouragement, because the last two weeks I have been discouraged, but now am excited again. I understand that Tim says the program kicks in for women between week 4 and 5. I am a 52 year old women, 5'1"....

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...

My Then and Now - 50 Days In

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Believe it or not, until I had pictures taken I could NOT see any change in myself. The scales and the tape measure said I was changing but I just couldn't "see" it. I really recommend taking pictures like these to confirm. Start Date December 29th 2010 - weight 93.3 kg (205.6lbs) - body fat % 45.3 (horrifying!) Pictures ta...

180 Days Later -Forget The Scale

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120 Days Update 75 Days Update Hey All, Just wanted to post my latest after pictures, and most recent thoughts about SCD. I have been doing SCD for 180 days now. Wow where to begin? My most dramatic weight loss on the scale happened int he first ninety days. After I crunched the numbers I realized that was because I...

TOP TIPS for getting to sub-10% body fat?

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Hey guys, What are people's top tips or methods for getting from 12-13% BF down to 10% or below? I don't want to give too much info on my personal situation because I'd like to see people's generalised advice on the matter. Cheers! Hit me up! PD

Gaining muscle+ Reactive eating.

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I have not been active on the site as much in the past few weeks, but I have been spying a lot. I have been eating a LOT more recently, I've been coming up to anywhere between 2000 and 2700 calories a day, and still having occasional cheat days (from which I don't gain as much anymore, and it comes off within 48 hours pr...

120 Days Later

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Here is my 120 Day pic. My 75 day pic can be found here. 75 Days Before I have now hit my goal weight of 165 lbs. I still want to lose some body fat and pack on some muscle, but I am happy with my weight.

Intermittent Fasting Schedule

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From this thread I have read some of the posts on Martin's site http://www.leangains.com/ and also Eat Stop Eat. Most of the things that I have found are explanations as to why IF works and the details of it. Does anyone know of a reliable source with more of a summary and a schedule that could be used to take advantage...

Before & After

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I started this journey on January 3, 2011. I was at 165 lbs, and 24.7% body fat. My waist measured 35 inches. On Friday, 4/22/2011, I was 152 lbs and 6.4% body fat as measured by DEXA Scan. My waist is now 28.5 inches. I just finished a 2 month round of PAGG and am currently on a break from that. I plan on changing m...

Member intro: Forty, Fat-ish and Fearful.

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I read the 4HB and even tried slow carb diet in order to look human for a Caribbean cruise I was getting ready to go on but I never really felt the motivation to take good care of myself. Taking a step back to a few decades ago (has it been that long?), in my twenties, I was bulletproof, eating and doing as I pleased whi...

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 Monday at the latest), and I'm happy with my 'skinniness'.. But I think I look bordering on anorectic because I have barely any muscle bulk , especially not on my arms a...

Down to 14.3% from 20.6% in one month!

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The title says it all. I just made some tweaks to the regimen and fat just disappeared. Full diet plan on request. I was 12st 8lbs now 11st 9lbs. Keep going everyone!

Body fat increased after 1 week

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I've been doing the slow-carb diet for a week now and did the 'geek to freak' exercises twice. According to my body fat scale, my body fat increased from 22% to 27% and my muscle decreased!! How is this even possible? What am I doing wrong? I've been eating really healthy low fat meals with no rice, bread, fruit, whatsoever....

HELP! Analyze & Shoot Holes 'Cuz I am STUCK!!

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Hi All, I have been doing this for quite sometime now and admittedly in the beginning I had some struggles because I was cheating and cutting corners everywhere (see this post) but stopped the madness and finally started to see some results BUT for the last 4-6 weeks I have been completely stuck. My goal is 135lbs and I ...

Nut Butter consumption?

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I am wondering if anyone has had any problems with consuming more than the recommended 1 tbsp of almond or peanut butter per day? I have been using it for in between meal snack. I am also only on day 4 of Slow carb and I have lost 2 lbs. I only have 10lbs to lose and I work out 4 days a week with 2 of those days being weight...

First 28 Days Results!

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It's not much but for me the results are already showing off My starting waist size was 152cms now I have 137cms My initial weight was 350 pounds and now I got 343 (last time I checked) I still don't know about body fat, I just got my caliper so I will do my measures by myself from now on I did this combining the Slow C...

Week 8 update

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Hi fellow Slow Carbers, Two months have passed since I started my SC Adventure. So find here is my Week 8 update. So I lost in the last two weeks: Weight: 2,2 kg (4.9 lbs) BF: 1,9 kg (4.2 lbs) BF%: 1,34% Loss since the beginning Weight: 7,5 kg (16.5 lbs) BF: 5,9 kg (13.0 lbs) BF%: 3,78% Circumference: 518,5cm (204.1i...

How much fat do you lose per day?

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I want to know whether I'm on the right track. I lose between 0,3-0,4 Kilo per day. How much do you lose?

Glass of ice water every morning

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I've been drinking a glass of ice water every morning for the past 10 days just to try it. I'm not sure if it's doing anything or not. It's kind of a pain, so I'm wondering if anyone else has tried it and seen results?

After I hit my goal, what's next?

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Is there an after slow-carb diet? Once I hit my recomposition goal, how do I maintain my weight? What should I eat to stop loosing weight but not gaining it again... Thanks

I'm MAD at LOMAD!!

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Sorry, that's the best title I could come up with. LOMAD. Liter of Milk a Day. Have you done it? Did your BF% increase, stay the same.... OR did it drop? GOMAD. Gallon of Milk a Day Did you do it without puking? Photos would be a great help! (not of the puking-- of your body changes!! sickos)

Fallen off the WAGON =/

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Hello fellow 4HB'ers, Approximately 4 weeks ago, I was on Day 24 of my 4HB meal plan. I've since fallen off the wagon and am finding it difficult to stay consistent. I'll start on 4HB meals and make it to only like day 4. Lots of starting and stopping. It's like I've lost momentum. Work and family functions (filipino f...

Re: Measuring Body Fat

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I'm confused about measuring body fat. I have a pair of calipers I've had for a while, unfortunatly, i no longer have the booklet and used them once when i did have the book. Does anyone know how to measure and how to calculate the measurements or where I can find the information? Thanks

Protein Pudding

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Recently I have been trying to integrate avocados into my diet. I know they have a lot of fat but most of it is mono or polyunsaturated fat, so it's still quite healthy when eaten in moderation. The other day I mixed half a avacado into my protein shake and surprinsingly it got a pudding like consistency and it tasted realy ...

Thin 4 hour people!

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Looking for some 4 hour people that began the diet already fairly thin. I'm wondering if there are people, like me, who took up the diet to achieve more toning and overall leanness, rather than just weight loss. How was your experience?

Back in the saddle again!

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Feel free to sing that title, It's probably going to be in my head the rest of the day! After a long undisciplined hiatus I'm officially back on SCD--for REAL this time, no "just a nibble/spoonful/morsel" I'm a 26 year old female, 5' 5", today's weight 133.8 (yeah--I'm that anal!), last body fat was 25%. I'm super excite...

One month results!

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After one month, and a grueling one at that, I am proud to say I have had a successful start to the SCD lifestyle! I had a lot of people in my life questioning why I would start this change in the middle of December, right before the holidays. After following the SCD way, enjoying my cheat days, and losing almost 9 pounds, ...

Big question about the slow carb diet

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Heres my biggie, so we are all looking for slow carbs, I get it, but don't get something, we cant have oatmeal, but oatmeal is a slower carb than black beans and has more vitamin A, Calcium, Iron, and less carbohydrates?!? And while not a protein rich food, an apples is three times slower than those same beans? I guess if ...

May test additional fat burner Supp from Dr. OZ

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1- Red clover tea (helps burn butt fat) never tried researching now 2- CLA (helps burn stomach fat) - i know this works for many people 3- White Kidney Bean Extract (burn thigh fat) never tried researching now 4- L-carnitine (chest/upper body fat) - many use for weighting works 5- Rasberry Ketones (overall fat burner) - he s...

Struggling.COM

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Basically i had my 3rd week weigh in. In the first week i lost 12lbs the second 3lbs and this week 3lbs. So in total a weight loss of 18lbs im very happy but i want to lose a little bit more to be fair i have a long journey!!! Now im seeing alot of different information. I am eating a lot of peas as there probably my favou...

Best body composition scale?

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Which body composition scale is best for measuring body fat and muscle percentages? The one I'm currently using isn't accurate at all.

been stalling since july

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hi all, i started SCD in April this year and lost 9kg in 3 months, which wasn't exactly miraculous, but it wasn't bad either. started at 108,2kg, since july, i've been hovering around 99-100kg. i have not been doing any exercise until three weeks ago - started 40 mins of stationary bike, monday-friday. during these 2 mont...

Slow-Carb Diet + Occam = Fat Gain?

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UPDATE: I did tape measurements and they confirm what the balance says. Hello everybody, I am new to this interesting forum and new to the 4HB concepts. Since I'd like to turn some fat into lean mass, so to speak, I decided to try the SCD+Occam protocol. According to the book, in Occam's protocol you just add starches (pre...

Possible SCD limitations due to disability

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Hello, Just joined recently, basically as with most people, I am looking to reduce my body fat to a "comfortable" level before I start to put on muscle weight. I am currently 12 stone 10 lbs, which makes roughly 180lbs, my target is 11 stone 6 lbs (160 lbs) so that's a lost of 20 lbs (target). I'm 5'11 and 26. The SCD ...

Help! Losing muscle mass, body fat keeps increasing

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I've been tracking my body measurements and using a bioimpedance scale. My lean mass keeps decreasing and my body fat is increasing. I need help! I followed Akane's advice this week. - Cut out whey protein shake (Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla) - Cut out cottage cheese - Cut out Thai curries - Decrease cardio (did 2 (30 min sess...