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Sam Green asked a question:

Is it better to skip every other cheat day? Or skip them altogether?

I'm asking this in terms of breaking sugar addictions. Not just carbs, alcohol and all the trans fats and all the stuff in junk that's bad for our health. Also, on a metabolic point of view, isn'...

Jul 21st 2013
May 8th 2012

The headaches and dizzy spells you mention are likely from rapid sodium and electrolyte losses that happen in the first week or two (before your b...

Apr 29th 2012
Sam Green replied to Wil Moushey's question:

What's your cheat day regimen?

I just tend to use the damage control techniques, which are simple and don't spoil the delight of indulging in favorite foods. If I have a cheat day (which is normally once every 7-10 days, somet...

Apr 29th 2012
Sam Green replied to janboi's question:

varying dgw?

I tended to only have a belated cheat day whenever I reached or surpassed goals. I went 17 days without a cheat day in December- and I lost 6lbs in that time, before that it was every 7-14 days. ...

Apr 29th 2012
Sam Green commented on Sam Green's profile:

Still 140lbs, but gained 5.25lbs after yesterday, hoping it'll come off in the next couple of days as usual! I'm happy with a 5lb gain over a 10lbs...

Apr 29th 2012
Apr 3rd 2012

Wouldn't you just lose more muscle on a 90% fat diet? I did that back in the summer, it's called the Atkins Fat Fast. Very similar go fasting - I ...

Apr 3rd 2012
Sam Green replied to thatruth34pp's question:

Down 12 lbs in 2 weeks but not too many inches?

As long as you are eating enough protein and aren't skimping on the legumes, no you are not losing muscle. When you shift to a lower carbohydrate and un-processed diet you lose a bunch of water ...

Apr 2nd 2012

Thank you @FloridaMike, for your reassuring and positive reply. I agree, we have to look forward positively and do what's best for us.

Apr 2nd 2012

Thank you for being open about your issues, it shows that we are not afraid to admit who we are, and that we may have a problem too, because admit...

Apr 2nd 2012

@Icandoit thank you for the wisdom, I am going to try and hardest not to correlate being thin with being happy, because it is just not the case. T...

Apr 2nd 2012

I totally agree, I think Occams would be a great place to start. The only thing that is stopping me is myself, worrying about the fat gain as well...

Apr 2nd 2012

Well there's no way I could leave, is there? I will never lose the drive and the will to 'change myself', so I know I couldn't stop doing SCD, n...

Apr 2nd 2012

Control how you live your life. You are right- it does not matter that you are now trying to lose some weight, because you have your life back! SC...

Apr 2nd 2012

Wow, thank you for your reply. I can relate to being surrounded by obese people- for most of my life I have controlled my emotions through food, a...

Apr 2nd 2012

Hmm according to this site http://www.eslowcarbdiet.com/ the water chestnuts are apparently not okay ?! :S They are allowed on Atkins induction ph...

Apr 1st 2012
Sam Green blogged:

I threw out my scale, feel like I've been missing reality for over 2 years..

The last 30 months of my life my weight has never been stable for any period of time whatsoever. The reasons for this start with the obvious one that I am still growing. I am not 18 for another 31...

Apr 1st 2012

Wow I never eat either of those! I still tend to stick with legumes and green vegetables, red peppers and water chestnuts occasionally too

Mar 31st 2012
Mar 31st 2012

How'd Saturday go this week?

Mar 26th 2012

I just ate a couple of slices of white toast with Nutella LOL.

Mar 24th 2012

Great news! You can still have cheat days , remember that the calorie theory is incorrect.

Mar 22nd 2012
Mar 22nd 2012
Mar 22nd 2012
Sam Green replied to arctichacker's question:

ArcticHacker: GOAL!

Wow, you look awesome! 15% body is amazing Being in a -35 degrees climate obviously helps keep the fat down . You should be proud to have such a great mesomorph figure, I would kill right now t...

Mar 22nd 2012
Sam Green replied to susanfoss's question:

Intermittent fasting

It's best to fast before cheat days rather than after, the whole point of cheat days are to boost your leptin and metabolic rate than have downshifted throughout the week. Fasting for 18 hours be...

Mar 22nd 2012

Woo well done Cathie! You'll get ot that goal in no time at all, hope you're enjoying it and aren't using sweetenrs or sugar in your coffee anymor...

Mar 22nd 2012
Sam Green replied to neil_london's question:

Refried Beans

I eat half a can of spicy Old El Paso with dinner almost every night and my body fat is 9.4%

Mar 21st 2012
Mar 21st 2012
Sam Green replied to Cathieely Enter last name's question:

protein shake

Protein shake- please don't unless you make a steak and egg shake or something Sweeteners are your downfall- avoid at all costs. Whey+casein are dairy protein sources which are also not allowed o...

Mar 14th 2012
Sam Green replied to Suz's question:

Which protein shake?

You really don't need shakes- lay off them as much as possible because the sweeteners/dairy in them will stall you- your body is no fool and will know whenever you eat something sweet or something...

Mar 14th 2012

If you want to increase muscle mass as well as decrease fat, you should stop doing all cardio, only do the strength training and eat 1800-2000 cal...

Mar 14th 2012
Sam Green blogged:

Gaining muscle+ Reactive eating.

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 ca...

Mar 13th 2012

The only way to keep your body in complete fat-burning mode is by cutting out legumes entirely and sticking to only green veggies as well as prote...

Mar 10th 2012
Sam Green replied to unnamed's question:

Is it ok to substitute beans with lentils?

Lentils are the safest legumes for most people because they won't cause gas problems or blood sugar fluctuations like other beans might when you consume too many of them. With lentils you can con...

Mar 8th 2012
Sam Green replied to J Wheaton's question:

Diet Coke consumption - over time or all at once?

You should avoid Diet Coke consumption completely during the week , the sweeteners and fake ingredients in it make you actually gain weight, or at the very least make your body hold onto fat cells...

Mar 8th 2012

Thai is great as well, add them to a Thai red curry and the lentils soak up all the flavour

Mar 4th 2012

Just remember to drink grapefruit juice and do some damage control before you eat, you won't want blood sugar spiking too rapidly.

Mar 4th 2012
Sam Green replied to katierae84's question:

Fasting after cheat day?

You'll get better results if you IF before your cheat day, that way the carbs can be soaked up by your muscles and liver as glycogen more, so less gets stored as fat. Also you'll experience more ...

Mar 4th 2012

I ate a tub of Belgian Choc Haigon Daz and half a tub Ben and Jerrys Fossil Fuel, and about a hundred other treats yesterday.

Mar 4th 2012
Sam Green replied to HackingtheSystem's blog post:

Hi, I'm JamesZmSun

Hello James, welcome to the site. Feel free to ask questions, good luck!

Mar 3rd 2012

It contains caffeine too which also aids in the 'gastric emptying'

Mar 3rd 2012
Sam Green replied to letsmaketshirts's question:

carbs. carbs. carbs.

Carbs are best kept in the 50-75g range on SCD, to just avoid going into full ketosis but still burn body fat for energy on a daily basis. You are probably eating too many beans.1/2-3/4 cup a day...

Mar 3rd 2012

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