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Akane's Before/After Pictures :)

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Hi everyone! Well, I have FINALLY built up the courage to put together a before and IN-PROGRESS photo collage of myself. I HOPE this works!! Please be gentle. This isn't the MOST recent pic, but I'm only truly 2 lbs lower than the pic I put up! My BEFORE and February 2012 In-Progress Pics I apologize for all those...

Surviving a Rough Patch

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Greetings 4 Hour Peeps, I had a rough couple days this week. I ended up in a couple situations, mostly at work (I'm a barista at Starbucks. Yeah, I get to stare at pastries 8hrs-a-day, 5 days-a-week, gnarly.) where I found myself VERY hungry and with no slow carb food in sight (I dare you to find ONE thing to eat at Starbuck...

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...

SCD Success Story: roberdingo

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I started the SCD just over 3 months ago and have reached my goal. I have had amazing success - I have lost 7kg and ~4%BF. I now weigh a healthy 60kg (bodyfat down from ~ 14% to 10% - caliper 4 point method). I look and feel fantastic. I am never hungry and have more energy than ever. I am in the best shape of my life. And i...

GET OVER THE CHEAT DAY WEIGHT!

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Second week in a row that it takes me 3 full days to get down to my pre-cheat day weight (mon, tues, wednes) This morning finally down to 279 again. I have been pushing water like crazy, 1.5-2 gallons a day. But what I wonder is, how long it takes most of you to get over the cheat day weight? Can we make this faster? Afteral...

PAGG, does it do much?

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anyone tried the PAGG prescription? Any thoughts? I started three days ago, and have seen about 2lbs go away, but it maybe normal considering the slow carb diet. Also, what about the exercises, any luck with these?

My Cheat Day Protocol

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I've gotten really curious about cheat day and the way it effects my body. I've decided that DGW (dieters gone wild) every week is not the best choice for me. It makes me feel sick and seems to deposit fat back on my belly, not much, but enough to be demoralizing. I decided to start experimenting and tracking my data, so I c...

Why is grapefruit used as damage control on cheat days to keep blood sugar low, and not allowed on regular days to do the same??

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I don't understand why. Love the SCD; the only thing I miss is (grape)fruit. What are your thoughts fellow slowcarbers??

Totally just ate my emotions

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I had a shit day. Started out really well. I had a cheat day on Sunday and wasn't feeling totally derailed on Monday morning. I worked the overnight shift on Monday night and made it through the day Tuesday. Then my ex picked a fight with me regarding the kids, and my husband fought with his brother which trickled down to fi...

two cheat days in a row...

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So this past weekend I went to a game lodge in Limpopo, South Africa; it was incredible but not very conducive to sticking to a slow carb diet. So the diet kinda went out the window and although it did fall over cheat day, the cheat day became two days as opposed to one. So today I have started over. Hoping the damage from...

Almost at my set goal! Some notes.

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I'm almost reaching my set weight loss goal with the SCD diet - I estimate I'll be there by the end of this week. Definitely will post before / after photos when I get there. Started with 99.5 kg (220 pounds), I'm on 92 kg right now (202 pounds). I wanted to get to 90kg (198+ pounds) and lose roughly 10 kg, but as I'm seein...

How to approach maintenance?

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I am literally 1/4lb from my goal, and honestly I really don't think I need or want to continue, if I lost anymore I would start to look sick.. And my BMI is 19.5 so I really don't think getting down to 130lbs would be a very good idea at all, even though I was 124lbs in July, I am older and still growing, so my current weig...

What's the skinny on Cheat Day?

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So I am fast approaching my first cheat day and was hoping to get some guidance. I have read 4HB and I've also read through previous posts on this site, and can't tell whether its best to just go to town and do damage control (as it seems that will really get the leptin pumping) or do just one cheat meal or to try fasting b...

I am Giving up

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Its been two weeks, down 0 pounds and no change to my TI. I am about to quit this stupid diet. I am following the guidelines and working out every day 14 days straight for an hour elliptical and weight training alternating arms and legs every other day. How come I am not losing??? I am INCREDIBLY dedicated to the rules and ...

Most Awesome Cheat Day Ever

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I really out-did myself this time. I was just packing in food wherever it would fit today. This is the most I've eaten in a single day in years. My inner fat kid is once again smiling. I had my normal breakfast of black coffee, eggs, lentils, and broccoli, and 2 hours later the fun began. I had a 32-ounce smoothie with mixe...

Check-in Time -- December !

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Hey 4hourpeople! You know what time it is! We're here yet again to talk about what I thought was a pretty tough month for us SCD'ers. A lot of temptation this month. How are all of you? Share anything and everything about what went down these last weeks of 2011. I hope you all are having wonderful and safe holidays. We've al...

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 ...

Scientific Backing of Grapefruit Juice for Damage Control

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Hey Everyone! In this month's Men's Health, Blake Griffin on the cover, page 125: "In a study in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, people who drank about a 1/2 cup of unsweetened white grapefruit juice before every meal for 12 weeks lost 13 pounds and 2 inches off their waists." Don't go chugging the juice ALL the time,...

Eat horribly for a month-no gain, back to SCD-gain? WTF.

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I went on winter break and traveled a lot, visiting family and such. This was for one month. I ate HORRIBLY. I cannot emphasize enough how much bad food I ate and how much alcohol and sugary mixers/chase I drank. I exercised three times, totaling about an hour. I'm not advocating this and I shouldn't have done it, but my tim...

Why 30g of Protein for Breakfast?

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I'm sticking very strictly to the SCD but am curious to know why Ferris sees getting 30g of protein in the morning as so important. In his recorded talks he goes so far as to say it’s the one single thing he'd recommend for weight loss. What's the theory / science behind this? Thanks

New person with some questions!

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I have lost 83 pounds so far but I seem to have hit a plateau now. I have about 50-60 more pounds to lose. My problem is that I will lose a small amount of weight during the week, then gain a large amount of weight on my cheat day. But it takes me the entire week to re-lose the cheat day weight so at the end of the week I b...

Am I too thin for this to work?

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I started this diet 6 weeks ago and so far have lost a measly 1lb - which is really ridiculous. I do thoroughly enjoy my cheat days and don't do PAGG or the whole grape/lemon juice thing or the exercises. If you have to do all that then to me it's really not a cheat day. Anyway, I'm completely strict the rest of the wee...

cheat day 2 days

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well i blew it on christmas ;( cheat dat was on sat but i took it to sunday to ;( but back on track today;) hope everybody had a great christmas;)

Pre-holiday jitters

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I’m going to Hong Kong for three weeks soon. I go back once every few years. This is normally massively exciting, but I’m also dreading it, mainly because I know that I will stuff my face silly with all the delicious treats out there I know for a fact that I’ll be roped into eating masses of Dim Sum for lunch daily...

Check-in Time ! -- January

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Hey wonderful 4 hour people! It's that time of the month again! Let's talk about our feats, our defeats, and anything related to our lives as 4 hour people around the world ! I can't wait to hear about all of your progress! For me, I started a DeCal, which is like an elective taught by college kids. It's essentially call...

"Floating" cheat day position: acceptable?

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Hello everyone! I am here with another question. My cheat day is accidentally "moving" during week, is it okay? Or I should make it strict to 1 day, for example Saturday, Friday, Sunday etc. for the time being? I will be glad to move it as I please due to various circumstances (a party/eating out in Japanese restaurant/birt...

The Dreaded Stall - please help!

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So I am in my sixth week of SCD and have hit a wall. Although I have gotten good results so far (started at 227lbs on 2/13, weighed in at 208 on 3/17), I gained a pound last week, and have not lost anything since (209 since 3/17). It is just frustrating as I am working really hard at this and want so badly to see consisten...

Effort Vs. Results

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Hello everyone! I'm beginning my 5th week of SCD, and i've lost 6Kg (13 pounds) and a total of 20cm (7,8 inches). And I have you guys from the forum to thank for. You've all been very helpful and encouraging. On the past week (from last tuesday to this tuesday) I actually GAINED 800g with absolutely no change in diet, no n...

Confession:(

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I started my cheat day on Saturday perfectly and did all the damage control. Then Sunday came. I started the day SC but strayed and made it a binge weekend andpromised myself I'd be back on track tomorrow. Well Monday I binged the worst after everything. I feel horrible. But now it's Tuesday and I'm promising myself that I'...