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Do you need to do the "Damage Control" indications on Cheat Day?

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Hello, In the first Chapter, under "Rapid Fat Loss" Tim doesn't tell you to read the "Damage Control" chapter. So I thought that there was no need to follow them on my weekly cheat day. Is it really necessary?

Women Please Post Sample Meals

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Dear Ladies, Are you happy with your progress on slow-carb? If you are having great success on the slow-carb diet, please post a day's worth of food (preferably with amounts), along with how long you've been slow-carbing, starting weight/inches and current weight/inches. I know it would be helpful to me (and I suspect oth...

People who are stalling, please read!

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Tomorrow I'm going to have my first 'cheat day' or 'carb loading' day, which apparently are 2 different things. My leptin levels are probably so low that my metabolism has slowed. Plus I've gone god-knows-how-long without bread, alcohol, and caffeine and I think I've earned it. Everything I read does confirm the 'cheat day' ...

Monkey's Cheat Day Reminder...

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Some little monkeys wanted to give you some Cheat day reminders (Only applicable to full Dieters Gone Wild Day) After you wake up... and brush your teeth: take a cold shower: Dry off and get dressed: scramble some eggs (with in 30 minutes of waking): just a little bit later, remember your grapefruit juice: and if y...

Cheat Day Misgivings...

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I'm nervous and feeling a little bamboozled. Just finished a cheat day that I honestly looked forward to all week, but then I woke up this morning feeling like I didn't really need it and was enjoying the diet so far...but I felt like it was part of the plan so I should stick with it. I'm not doing supplements and only got...

If Cheat day is 24 hours.... can I start at 8pm on Fri?

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And then continue through 8pm on Saturday? So like you cheat on Friday night by going out, etc. and then cheat on Saturday DAY and then after dinner on Saturday night around 7pm or so you go back to clean? Could be a bad idea throwing sleep in the middle of it all but what do you think?

Not losing enought weight

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Dear everyone, but especially LauraCox, PLEASE help! I did this for 90 days April-June but only lost about 8 lbs, some body fat, but I need to lost more weight. I've had 3 kids and have been doing boot camp/weight training for 1 hour 3 x per week for a year, plus some jogging (maybe 30 min 3 times a week also). I really n...

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??

Week 2 disappointment :(

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I am at the end of week 2 and I just did pre weigh in before my cheat day. I'm so sad! I have plateaued after losing 1.9kg in my first week, I would be ok if I saw inch loss instead but absolutely nothing. I'm really disappointed, not because the diet is hard, actually it is not far from what I was already eating but simpl...

Best foods for cheat day (to re-stimulate Leptin production) ?

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There is a list here (http://4hourpeople.com/question/379/skipped-cheat-day-any-healthy-alternative) but in seems to me like non-binge food, so simply wondering what would be the best 'crap/binge' food to eat on Cheat day in order to maximize Leptin production. All this of course while still having a first non-binge meal, ...

Post Cheat Day Hangover feeling...

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So I was on SCD a couple of years ago and then fell off it due to various reasons. Started again a couple of weeks ago, it's going ok, I remember what foods worked for me before so that side of things is ok. I had my first cheat day and didn't go too overboard, but yesterday was my second cheat day and I had lots of sweet ...

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...

1 month on the SCD and only weight gain :(

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Hello everyone! I need help and expertise! I've been following the SCD for a month now and haven't seen weight loss on the scale. I've read the book many times, and following the rules really closely. My starting weight was 147lbs, the lowest I went is 146lbs and now I'm at 150lbs! Here is what I do: - 30 minutes of wakin...

Any tips or hints for my first cheat day?

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From what I've read/been told, cheat days should be all out caloric MAYHEM. I am SO up for that challenge. My husband and I chose Sunday as our cheat day because we're taking his mother out to brunch and it just makes sense. So here is the plan: Regular SCD breakfast upon waking Brunch at an Inn----sausage, pancakes, coff...

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,...

Grapefruit Juice and SCD

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Tiny point of confusion here. So I have read in the 4HB fat burning section, and I am starting the SCD tomorrow. I read that grapefruit juice will extend the effects of caffeine. What I am trying to understand is when is the optimal time to drink these? I should drink the coffee, then the gf juice correct? Before or afte...

ughhh...what a downer and upper at the same time!

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I'm a visual person...I have 2 jars on my desk...1 says "pounds to lose" and 1 says "pounds lost" filled with gem rocks, each representing 1/2 lb. This Saturday I had to take from the pounds lost and put back into pounds to lose.....Oh my, it was so disheartening....so I had to look at my week. These are the things I fo...