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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.

Skipped cheat day, any healthy alternative?

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I've been doing the slow-carb diet for 10 days now without a cheat day. I look and feel so good, I just can't bring myself to ruin all my hard work because I know I will regret it. The book is very specific about NOT skipping the cheat day, but I really don't have any cravings for fried food or donuts or whatever. I never th...

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...

Entrenched beliefs

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It seems to me that much of what Tim suggests goes against the accepted thinking on exercise and nutrition, for example: - less exercise - no fruit - less carbs I guess I have had these topics drummed into me by medical folk, personal trainers, media and so on for years, and have come to believe that the non-Tim ways must ...

Pre-teen wants to join in on SCD, suggestions?

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My 12 year old daughter has had some weight gain in her stomach and above hip/lower back area over the last couple of years. I had hoped it was hormonal and/or a "phase" but it has not subsided. She is now becoming very insecure about it and is begging me to help her loose weight. Is there a modified version of the SCD th...

Anybody gone Paleo?

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I've been doing the SCD for 5 weeks now and have been having stomach problems after eating the beans. It doesn't seem to matter what type - I cook them myself and make black, white, and lentils. They make me feel bloated and gassy - my stomach was best on my Saturday cheat day this week when I had yoghurt, fruit, and every...

Cheat Day Hangover?

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I've been trying slow carb for a few weeks. Generally feel great. I've noticed that the day after cheat day I have what feels like a hangover. Lingering GI upset effects. I feel great the rest of the week. Does anyone else get this? Thanks. update: None of my other questions have got so many answers. I thought I ...

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...

are there some people who dont respond well to a slow carb diet?

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Hi Just started the 4 hour body plan a couple of days ago and was wondering if the progress is slower for some people. I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 129 and it is REALLY hard for me to drop weight. I have been mainly eating vegetables an fruit and still haven't lost much. Going to start the before and after photos today. 3 day...

Binge Day !!

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Have been on SCD for over a month with good results, have found binge days to be more of a burden. My wife does alot of my cooking she is a legend. All the effort we both put in to applying the SCD rules on top of the exercises seems some what wasted after the Binge day. Enjoying the SCD food and recipes all you guys hav...

After I hit my goal, what's next?

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Is there an after slow-carb diet? Once I hit my recomposition goal, how do I maintain my weight? What should I eat to stop loosing weight but not gaining it again... Thanks

Fruit Teas… Yay or Nay?

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I am an avid tea drinker and find it a easy way to subside cravings with all the different flavours of teas you can purchase. I know that fruit is not permitted on the diet except on cheat days but is it okay to drink fruit teas such as… -pomegranate green tea -apple cinnamon -orange -lemon They are all organic/natural ...

Coming up for my first real cheat day!

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Hello all! I have been playing a bit with the 4 hour but since 7 days have been very serious! Since I began the 4 hour on a wednesday and my cheat day will be friday I i waited past the week mark as recommended. I am so nervous and not sure what to do?? Do you all have a cheat day? I don't want to mess this up because I am...