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Ben Blau replied to Pinky's tip:
8 hours ago

I'll also occasionally indulge in a dry prosecco. Great with anything I used to enjoy beer with. Prosecco and buffalo wings, for example (non-bread...

7 days ago

I didn't drink much while losing, but while on maintenance I consume one drink per week, either in the form of a dry gin martini, gin Ricky, or dry...

7 days ago
Ben Blau commented on Ben Blau's reply:

By the way, hard, aged cheeses generally have less lactose. Also, avoid pre-shredded cheese, as it is coated in starch. If you use cream cheese, op...

16 days ago
Ben Blau replied to Emma Chace's question:

Experiments with cheese

I lost 85 pounds in 10 months. I started with SCD, and switched to full keto after a few months. Before I reached my goal weight, just about anything outside of my basic keto repertoire would stal...

21 days ago

Thanks so much for your response. About the lemon juice, I meant to ask if it was okay to drink it on non-cheat days. I edited my question.

35 days ago
Blanca Norez asked a question:

Some things I'm not sure about

I was wondering if it is ok to drink 3 tbsp. of lemon juice before each meal on non-cheat days, or is that just for damage control on cheat days? Also, I was wondering for those of you who do inte...

35 days ago
jvt asked a question:

Ezekiel bread ?

Hi, I’m just starting this diet. I’m really wondering if Ezekiel bread would be okay…. I’m a vegetarian so eating just beans and eggs sounds really ick. Ez. bread is all...

37 days ago
jvt was recruited into 4 Hour People by justin!

Give a warm welcome to jvt!

37 days ago
jvt blogged:

Jane (vegetarian)

I just turned 45, and in the past 2 months or so, I suddenly put on about 15 pounds of fat, without having noticeably changed my diet. I'm a vegetarian although I do eat fish and eggs. This is da...

37 days ago
justin replied to jvt's blog post:

Jane (vegetarian)

this is a cool site for vegetarians and runners: no meat athlete. welcome to the site.

37 days ago
Ben Blau replied to mrmadskillz1's question:

Gaining weight 2 days after cheat day.

I no longer do SCD (I’m strictly keto at this point), but I certainly remember struggling with cheat day water weight gain. In my experimentation, I have simply found nothing better, as a short ...

41 days ago
Brenda Wener replied to Anna Elettra Pizzi DeGaetano's question:

1St week gained 5kg

Are the beans canned? Even if low sodium, I still rinse mine.

63 days ago
Ben Blau commented on bnz99's reply:

Gary has many lectures on YouTube you could watch.

79 days ago
Ben Blau replied to Karl Dennis's question:

Supplement to regulate (not just decrease) blood glucose?

I take 1000 mg of cinnamon any time I eat a meal that contains any amount of carbs at all, but not more than twice per day. In between meals, I supplement with GTF chromium. I think it does help...

84 days ago
87 days ago
Brenda Wener replied to Caren Jackson's question:

Need a support system, really going for gold this time

Come here for support. Remember you're doing this for your health. Not your BF's. You know he was sleeping...you're one up on him!

89 days ago

Awesome report! Loved the humorous touch and the information was great. I took some notes to add to my regimen.

90 days ago
Brenda Wener replied to Jojohn Donado's question:

Cooking spray contents

Why would you want to use a commercial cooking spray, when you're allowed oil, ghee and such? A better option would be to could get a sprayer for oil, say a Misto. (to see what they are...check ...

Dec 19th 2013
Josef Funchess asked a question:

Energy Shot or drinks

I know that sugar (fructose, sucrose) is a big no no....However, since we are allowed 16 oz of Diet Coke (aspartame), I was wondering if it was allowed to drink Energy Shots that have sucralose, a...

Dec 10th 2013
Brenda Wener replied to LizMir's tip:

Simple Bean Cake Recipe: Feels like cheat day!

Yummy! Made with kidney beans, placed on plate of mixed greens, topped with salsa. First bite did remind me of my grandmothers potato pancakes!

Nov 22nd 2013

Just to close the loop - added an additional protein shake to get closer to 200 grams/day and started taking Thursdays off to give myself a little...

Oct 29th 2013
Ben Blau commented on Tomhole's reply:

Moses, I switched from SCD since it occurred to me that the "active ingredient" was essentially carbohydrate restriction. When I first ...

Oct 22nd 2013
Ben Blau commented on Tomhole's reply:

Since starting my diet, I've become an avid cyclist. However, I put the bike away recently due to the weather changing where I live (it's rapidly...

Oct 22nd 2013
Ben Blau commented on Tomhole's reply:

My weight today is 141.6. So, I started at 148, did the fast and dropped to 138, and rebounded to 141.6. So, all told, it appears to be a real los...

Oct 22nd 2013
Brenda Wener replied to MamaCooks's question:

Chipotle Burrito Bowl Nutrition Info

Wow, the quac on the salad bowl is alot of cals and fat. Not sure I really need that~otherwise, not too bad.

Oct 21st 2013
MamaCooks replied to Tim W's question:

What do I have to do to justify a scone for breakfast?

Yeah, reading this reminds me that I'd like chocolate ice cream for breakfast Seriously, in terms of glycemic load, ice cream may be a better choice. (nutritional info for both can be found on w...

Oct 20th 2013
MamaCooks asked a question:

Chipotle Burrito Bowl Nutrition Info

http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/nutrition_calculator/nutrition_c... k, so last time i did this diet, I started to rely on Chipotle for 2-3 lunches a week. After eating there last night, I th...

Oct 20th 2013
MamaCooks asked a question:

Chipotle Burrito Bowl Nutrition Info

http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/nutrition_calculator/nutrition_c... k, so last time i did this diet, I started to rely on Chipotle for 2-3 lunches a week. After eating there last night, I th...

Oct 20th 2013
MamaCooks asked a question:

Chipotle Burrito Bowl Nutrition Info

http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/nutrition_calculator/nutrition_c... k, so last time i did this diet, I started to rely on Chipotle for 2-3 lunches a week. After eating there last night, I th...

Oct 20th 2013
Ben Blau commented on Tomhole's reply:

I lost another pound. I don't know how to explain it. I'm losing weight at a rate that is comparable to my first couple of weeks doing low carb. I...

Oct 19th 2013
Ben Blau asked a question:

Experiment with fasting

I started SCD in late January, 2013. A few months later, I switched to keto. All told, I lost about 72 pounds in nine months (down to 145 from 217). For the past month, I've been stalled, and even...

Oct 18th 2013

Roger that! It's funny how my brain has already been trained to avoid grains, carbs, and starch like the plague. I was worried I was exercising ...

Oct 18th 2013
MamaCooks asked a question:

Gluten free on "treat day"?

Hi, lost 20 lbs. some time ago on this diet, gained back 5 off the diet over 18 months. I'm back again to lose another 15 lbs. before the holidays. Down the relapse 5 already! For a variety of r...

Oct 18th 2013

Thanks for the response Damon! The protien shake is 'chocolate' flavored but only has 2g of sugar per serving and I only have two servings per da...

Oct 17th 2013

Also, hadn't thought about the weight training slowing my fat loss, would have thought it would have increased my metabolism as I increased my rat...

Oct 17th 2013
Ryan MacPhee asked a question:

Weight Loss Plateau

Hello Everyone, I have been following the SCD for a little over a month now and have hit what I believe is a plateau. I am a 28 year old male, ex-athlete, very muscular, 5'11". I starte...

Oct 17th 2013
Jessi commented on Nick Gilling's reply:

Thank you!

Oct 16th 2013
Oct 16th 2013
Jessi commented on Eva Lotte's reply:

Thank you both for the tips!

Oct 16th 2013

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