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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.

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' requirement. Unfortunately, this may derail your fat-loss efforts, not solely because of the sucralose (which is still bad for weight loss), but also because whey prot...

Simple Bean Cake Recipe: Feels like cheat day!

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I made these this morning for breakfast, with a side of greens. They taste like potato pancakes and the onion gives them a nice bite. Ingredients: 1 can of beans, drained and rinsed (I used pinto) 1 small cooking onion, diced 1 whole large egg, beaten egg whites added as needed salt and pepper to taste oil to fry (I used ...

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 day by the way. Problem is that normally I'm always late for the 30 min range for breakfast... if you count that after waking up. I have tried to look for the scie...

What are quick, easy and cheap sources of protein?

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I was under the impression, very mistakenly, that 1 whole egg was closer to 10g of protein for some reason, hence my 3 hard boiled eggs breakfast. Just looked it up and it's closer to 6-7g. That means 4-5 eggs, might be more than I can handle. Any suggestions on other quick, easy, cheap sources of protein I can wolf down aft...

Women Please Post Sample Meals

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Dear Ladies, Are you happy with your progress on slow-carb? If you are having great success on the slow-carb diet, please post a day's worth of food (preferably with amounts), along with how long you've been slow-carbing, starting weight/inches and current weight/inches. I know it would be helpful to me (and I suspect oth...

Before and After - Week 4

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Hey Everyone, Checking in after my first month on SCD. I am really shocked at the difference in 4 short weeks. Starting Stats(Aug 9 2011): Weight: 143Lbs L Upper Arm: 12 1/4" R Upper Arm: 12 1/2" Waist (at belly button): 34 1/4" Hips: 39 3/4" L Thigh: 24 1/4" R Thigh: 24" TI: 147" Current Stats (Sept 9 2011): Weight: 134Lb...

i'm 500 pounds, day 45 on diet and 0 weight change

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im feeling pretty frustrated on the 4hb right now. im sticking to my no cheat days and enjoying my saturday with whatever i want. this is a (somewhat typical, i may change lunch or dinner around) day during the non cheat days: breakfast: (pretty much stays the same every day, give or take the bacon) 4 eggs (and tbsp or 2 ...

Overeating, Calories, and What Has Worked Best

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This is a post for those of us doing SCD with lots of weight to lose (100+ lbs in my case), who have a long and distinguished history of overeating. In short, if you are someone who is used to overeating, this eating plan will work better if you monitor portions and identify a daily caloric goal below your maintenance calor...

Cottage Cheese?

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

Re: Quick Breakfast Ideas?

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Any ideas for breakfast that are quick? I can cook 3 eggs, but hard to eat in the car when Im driving, It hard enough to get up, shower, dry hair, make up, etc , and feed myself, I usually always drank my breakfast or ate a bar of some sort

Cutting out beans to speed up fat loss?

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I go to them when I need a "filler" food... ya know, something to plump up a meal and make it more hearty while still being "paleo/slow carb". But I have a sneaking suspicion that if I was to cut beans out (i.e my beloved kidney and black beans, etc), I would be losing fat faster. Could they be the tipping point to me losing...

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...

Breakfast before or after workout?

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I workout first thing in the AM, or it doesn't happen. Can I wait until my workout (usually 30-45 min) is over to eat, or should I eat first? It would litterally be eat, put dishes in dishwasher, workout, so I don't know if that's too soon. I expect most days I'll be eating 2 scrambelled eggs w/ veggies.

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...

Stopping SCD but can I stay here?

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Hi all, I have decided to stop SCD.... It just not for me. In 3 months (on and off) I have only managed to lose and gain 5 pounds and I realise I may not reach my goal in time for my birthday in July 2012 at this rate. I know the scale isnt the best barometer but my pants are still tight so nothing is happening. Even thoug...

Not losing enought weight

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Dear everyone, but especially LauraCox, PLEASE help! I did this for 90 days April-June but only lost about 8 lbs, some body fat, but I need to lost more weight. I've had 3 kids and have been doing boot camp/weight training for 1 hour 3 x per week for a year, plus some jogging (maybe 30 min 3 times a week also). I really n...

protein shakes?

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okay...eggs for breakfast are too much for me! it's also VERY hard for me to get 30g protein right when i wake up. can i use protein shakes in the morning for breakfast? if so, what ones can i use? thanks guys!

Getting great results? What's on your plate?

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I had great results following the slow carb diet and a lot of people wanted to know exactly what I ate and how I exercised. So I'm going to post my detailed meal plan here and encourage you to do the same. I certainly did NOT follow all of the rules! My diet was more protein heavy because I really hate beans (Tim said to jus...

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...

30 Days Later

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Stats: Added 120 Day Pic 120 Days Later Weight 219 to 195.4 Waist 42 to 39 inches. Hips 44 to 42 inches. Bodyfat 27% to 19% Details: I followed the SCD pretty closely. For breakfast I have egg whites, beans and some vegetable. I eat a small lunch, nice sized dinner, and drink about 3 liters of water per day. I have cof...

Before and after: 3 months 32 pounds

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Hello my fellow SCD teammates, Long story short, I started at 215lbs and I am now 183lbs. I followed the diet pretty strictly and went nuts on my cheat day. 7:00am wake up 7:10 am- protein shake in the shower, standard process SP complete diary free shake, and morning vitamins 12:00pm: 2 chicken breasts, 2 cups of...

Slow-Carb Cookbook

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Hi Everyone, have you been using this cookbook? I just downloaded it and wanted to share with. The recipes look yummy! This is a free ebook by Tim Ferriss. I was not aware of it and found it googling... http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/The-Slow-Carb-Cookbook.pdf best F.

What are your favorite modifications to plan?

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Everyone's body, needs, working hours, preferences are different and I know many of you have made some modifications to original plan from the book. Especially those rebels amongst you. What are some modifications that worked for you and some that did not? Everybody, please use comments and votes for best answers (a.k.a. th...

Combining slow carb diet with Occam's Protocol

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Hi everyone I am now 16 days into the slow carb diet but I want to speed things up. I am planning on starting Occam's Protocol, however, I have some questions before doing so. I hope someone may be able to shed some light on these and help me out: 1) I have read a lot on this site that people do not recommend protein shake...

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..

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

Slow-carb breakfast

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What did you eat for breakfast today, or what's your favorite breakfast recipe?

Help Please

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I just finished my 21st week of the slow carb diet. I have gone from 201 lbs to 146 lbs. I have lost consistently every week, even if it was only a pound some weeks. This is my first week not losing anything and I am devestated. I work so hard and don't understand why this happened. I am going to post my meals and see if the...

Helpful health-bits

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Here are some nifty health-bits that are worth knowing! Information courtesy of menshealth.com. -Why 30g of protein within 30-60 minutes of waking? Every time you eat at least 10 to 15 grams of protein, you trigger a burst of protein synthesis. And when you eat at least 30 grams, that period of synthesis lasts about 3 hour...

Identifying The Culprit

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What is the best way to identify what it is you're doing to prevent fat loss on the slow carb diet? I feel like it must be right under my nose. I have been at it almost 2 weeks with very minimal results on the scale and my measurements are exactly the same. I've reread the diet chapters in the book about 5 times because peop...

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...

Is Mayo ok?

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

Am I doing this right?

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I started the SCD 10 days ago, because after many years of neglect I need to get my body in order. I'm 30, 192 cm, and at the beginning of this diet I weighted 101.9 kg. After 10 days my weight is 101 kg (still haven't lost all the weight I gained on my cheat day, even though it was 2 days ago). As for my measurements, the...

Eating intervals

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Hi" I know book says should at eat about 4 hour intervals, I have breakfast about 6.30 but won't have lunch til 12 o'clock. As I have a big 4hb breakfast, I'm not too hungry before that. Afraid can't have lunch at work any earlier. Even though don't need, should I have a snack or 5 and half hours between meals going to have...

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...

1 month on the SCD and only weight gain :(

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Hello everyone! I need help and expertise! I've been following the SCD for a month now and haven't seen weight loss on the scale. I've read the book many times, and following the rules really closely. My starting weight was 147lbs, the lowest I went is 146lbs and now I'm at 150lbs! Here is what I do: - 30 minutes of wakin...

Protein bars on a busy day?

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I've been struggling to make time to eat breakfast on certain days when I have to get started early. I have checked out several different all natural protein bars as options to substitute in and get a protein fix before heading out the door. I'm gluten intolerant so that helps me eliminate a lot of the bars out of the runnin...

Should I intermittent fast or do slow carb?

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I've been intermittent fasting for about 4 days now, on a 21/3 schedule (fasting 21 hours, eating 3). I feel like skipping breakfast is bad! I can't find much information on IF, and I was wondering if anyone has experimented with IF and if they have gotten better results with it than slow carb. I feel loyal to slow carb beca...

Before and After (Pictures)

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So, I'm posting these here as an incentive to get my arse straight into gear again after indulging over the week in lieu of my time of the month. As you can see, there is very minimal change in the photographs after four weeks, and I have lost very little on the scale (2lbs). However, I think that this is because a) I have...

So I'm gonna post my typical meals since my results are so good!

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Breakfast A: 2 slices bacon, 2 eggs, fried in a tbsp olive oil, 75g spinach (no sugar added- I get organic bacon now) Breakfast B: 30grams chorizo ( no sugar or hidden carbs except paprika), sliced , with 3 eggs, scrambled with the slices, sometimes add a tbsp butter, and a few dashes of Tabasco. Always drink green tea+ cin...

Protein shake has 975 calories!

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Is there's a special recipe adapted to women for the protein shake? As soon as I started taking it I got fatter the next morning. Then I found out it had 975 calories, which is 450 calories for breakfast alone, plus my breakfast, no wonder! Anyway, should I be skipping breakfast altogether and just having the protein shake? ...

Can I workout in the morning before breakfast

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I go to the gym first thing in the morning before I get ready for work because it's the best time for me and I've always heard it will help me burn more calories during the day. But, how does this fit in with having to eat within one hour after waking? Should I eat a spoonful of almond butter before I workout or ... what? A...

Why can't we have hot dogs?

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We like to buy the Hebrew National really good quality franks. They have zero fillers or bad stuff in them. What's so bad about them?

Casein: To buy or not to buy?

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Sorry I'm so full of random questions this week guys haha I was wondering if having this in the morning: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/store/mgn-casein.html (Unflavored) ...with some peanut butter and ice water blended together would be okay? I'm thinking it will be a lot easier to just make a bunch of that so i can j...

actually it is 255 grams of beans...

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Hello, I was wondering, is it 400 grams of beans per meal too much? Thank you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 4hourpeople! I made a mistake! I checked again on the can, and the 400 grams is the total weight of the can (with liquid), the weight of beans is 255 grams... I am sorry about this... Wel...

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?

How crazy can I go on cheat day?

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Tomorrows cheat day! I've lasted 10 days without one. I'm also not eating beans because I want faster results. Started at 165lb, I'm now 152! I won't delude myself though, I'm sure about 5-8 of that is water weight but it's still very motivational! I know I will expect massive fluctuations after cheat day so I'm prepared as ...

30 days results

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I have now completed my first 30 days on the Slow Carb Diet, which I have done strictly. Well its hardly the claimed 20lbs in 30 days that's for sure, Starting Weight: 88Kg Ending Weight: 83.8Kg Total loss is around 9lbs - which is I guess what you could manage on most diets. broken down by weeks my results are Week 1: ...