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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...

Foods to avoid on Cheat Day?

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I've had very mixed results recovering from Cheat Day based on what I eat. What are some of the foods that other people have found led to unexpectedly high weight gain, water weight retention, etc.? Pizza seems particularly bad.

Burn fat before building muscle?

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Is it better to burn fat before building muscle or should I just focus on building muscle and burn the fat after. I'm relatively fit already, just a little excess around the edges. What's the best approach, as I know you can't really do both at the same time.

Depression affecting weightloss/gain

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So this is kind of a stupid question but id figure I would ask since everyone on this site is probably a lot smarter than me when it comes to the science of the body. Any ways, to make a long story short My girlfriend of quite some time and I have recently broken up because she is moving to california and she sees no point i...

Fruits (for the ladies)

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Ok, I've been rereading portions of the book (4th time, now) and I'm seeing something that doesn't make any sense. Tim states that fructose flatlines glucose levels nicely (and for a long time) but advises against using fruits because they increased his iron levels (and cholesterol and a few other measurements) which is bad ...

Is there such a thing as too much protein?

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So, simple question....is having like 30g of protein for 3 meals "too much" protein and could stall weight loss? I am just wondering cause recently my weight loss has slowed and I have not changed my diet nor deviated from it. I've lowered the amount of lentils I was having cause apparently it was too much before. I am ...

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...

Is smoking allow

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Just wondering if smoking is allowed on this diet?

SCD + Occam's Protocol

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Hello all, Well it has been a long thought provoking week. I still want to lose weight and was thinking of doing the SCD for another month but I decided that it might be worth trying OP because: 1. It would break up my fat loss into spurts over time... I wonder how good is it if I lose 30lbs in 2 months? (Lost 14.2 lbs l...

I'm MAD at LOMAD!!

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Sorry, that's the best title I could come up with. LOMAD. Liter of Milk a Day. Have you done it? Did your BF% increase, stay the same.... OR did it drop? GOMAD. Gallon of Milk a Day Did you do it without puking? Photos would be a great help! (not of the puking-- of your body changes!! sickos)

Why no artificial sweetners?

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According to the Mayo clinic "Artificial sweeteners don't affect your blood sugar level. In fact, most artificial sweeteners are considered "free foods" because they don't count as a carbohydrate, a fat or any other diabetes exchange. Remember, however, other ingredients in foods containing artificial sweeteners can still af...

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...

Slow-Carb Diet + Occam = Fat Gain?

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UPDATE: I did tape measurements and they confirm what the balance says. Hello everybody, I am new to this interesting forum and new to the 4HB concepts. Since I'd like to turn some fat into lean mass, so to speak, I decided to try the SCD+Occam protocol. According to the book, in Occam's protocol you just add starches (pre...