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mandafigs replied to meyerolivia's question:

What was the biggest mistake you made while on the slow carb diet?

Working out and/or lifting too much. Both things were creating issues. Working out too much made me far hungrier and more likely to over eat domino food. Lifting too much made me more muscular th...

Aug 9th 2013
mandafigs commented on Mario Duff's profile:

hi. i guess i've been doing the diet since may or so. i took a 3 wk break when i went to spain in august. overall, i've definitely changed my body....

Oct 19th 2011
JoeScro is doing my tutorial!

Six Pack Sprint Challenge: Day 4

It's Day 4 of the challenge to get a six pack in a month! You'll kickstart the day first thing in the morning with another fasted cardio session fo...

Jun 17th 2011
JoeScro asked a question:

Combining Supplements?

I started the SCD and PAGG supplements about three week ago and haven't seen much weight lose. Would it be ok to incorporate CLA with my daily PAGG and Cissis on Cheat day? I have about 10-15 lbs ...

Jun 16th 2011
mandafigs asked a question:

Cheat Day Damage Control Routine

I've been on SCD for about a month and things are going well. Given that I felt absolutely awful after my last cheat day, and that I gain 2lbs that are still hanging around, I've decided to enlist...

May 13th 2011
mandafigs replied to dpeterson's question:

Which Casein Protien?

Optimum Nutrition - Gold Standard 100% Casein is my pick.

May 12th 2011
mandafigs is doing my tutorial!

Slow-carb Shepherd's Pie

In this challenge, you'll learn how to make one of my favorite slow-carb recipes: slow-carb shepherd's pie which uses mashed cauliflower instead of...

May 10th 2011
mandafigs replied to locarb4health's question:

Women and the 4 Hour Body

I'm going onto my forth week of 4HB and I'm down about 10lbs and definitively have lose inches. I'm only 5'3" and I started the program at 160; I'm down to 150, but my goal is 125/30. First ...

May 5th 2011
mandafigs commented on candacey's reply:

I carry almost all my weight in my lower body, and even when I've had a super flat stomach, and low body weight, the cellulite persisted. I've star...

May 5th 2011
mandafigs replied to RunLMacRun's question:

I Need a straight jacket to resist temptation...

Writing down the cravings or making a mental note to tell yourself, "I can have that on Saturday (or whenever your cheat day is)....relax." is a huge asset to this diet. It's worked for ...

May 3rd 2011

I read taking flax seed before/after workouts (around 3/4 for me) was not advised, but it also shouldn't be taken early in the morning. So that kin...

May 3rd 2011

It may be natural sugar in balsamic, and technically may be okay. But the sugars in fruits are natural as well, and we're still advised to avoid it...

May 3rd 2011
mandafigs replied to mustangmae's question:

Flax seeds

I take flax seed oil, some fiber and a multivitamin in the evening, which helps greatly with regularity.. I'm hoping this is an alright combination. I'd always taken the multi and just added the f...

May 2nd 2011
mandafigs replied to Paul D.morris's question:

how much is too much

I struggled with the fear of "going to far" on my cheat day, and handled it with this fear in mind. I opted more toward a cheat meal, and knew I wanted some type of sandwich and some typ...

May 2nd 2011
mandafigs replied to Slipperystar's question:

Additional small protein meals?

I always find that I'm hungriest in the evening at dinner, and have had trouble limiting my intake during my dinner meal. At breakfast (7am) and lunch (11am) my hunger is normal, and always feel f...

Apr 29th 2011
mandafigs replied to freshcitrus's question:

Lack Of Progress after at least 5 weeks

The key things that stand out as possible problem foods are the sauces used in the stir fries (many have thickening agents that are starch based or are flavors with sugar) and balsamic vinegar (h...

Apr 27th 2011
mandafigs replied to KimCo's question:

Women Please Post Sample Meals

2.5 Week into the diet. Starting Weight: 163 Current Weight: 153 Goal: 130 I didn't take measurements upon starting, but I have definitely noticed significant changes in my butt and legs (where i...

Apr 25th 2011
mandafigs replied to sepiadreams's question:

Good restaurant suggestions?

I can totally relate with difficulty in this area. My suggestions are sushi places, and diners. My friends love sushi, so jump on this opportunity and order sashimi instead. To get in my vegetabl...

Apr 25th 2011
mandafigs asked a question:

Daily Calorie Intake and Activity Level

I'm wondering if my calorie intake is too low for my activity level AND if I'd be better off working out less rather than taking in more calories. Also, is my excessive serving to burn fat or make...

Apr 21st 2011
mandafigs replied to JenyLee's question:

How to make a good cup of cinammon coffee?

Stirring in a little cinnamon and a little vanilla extract takes the edge off of the plain black coffee if you don't like the taste. Once the weather is warmer I'll switch to black ice coffee beca...

Apr 20th 2011
mandafigs replied to ED-BX's question:

Breakfast Shakes

My typical breakfast clocks in at 32grams of protein and consists of the following: 1/2 cup egg whites 1 whole egg 1 cup spinach (wilted) 2 sliced of turkey bacon 1/4 cup black beans (sometimes...

Apr 20th 2011

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