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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...

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?

Before and After - Week 4

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Hey Everyone, Checking in after my first month on SCD. I am really shocked at the difference in 4 short weeks. Starting Stats(Aug 9 2011): Weight: 143Lbs L Upper Arm: 12 1/4" R Upper Arm: 12 1/2" Waist (at belly button): 34 1/4" Hips: 39 3/4" L Thigh: 24 1/4" R Thigh: 24" TI: 147" Current Stats (Sept 9 2011): Weight: 134Lb...

Cutting out beans to speed up fat loss?

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I go to them when I need a "filler" food... ya know, something to plump up a meal and make it more hearty while still being "paleo/slow carb". But I have a sneaking suspicion that if I was to cut beans out (i.e my beloved kidney and black beans, etc), I would be losing fat faster. Could they be the tipping point to me losing...

Does sugar make you shaky, anxious, or increase your heart rate?

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A couple of the people in my support group who are doing slow carb or low carb have told me that when they do have something very sugary or carby, as on cheat days, that they get some pretty icky things going on. They've reported feeling shaky or anxious after eating something sugary. One told me that her heart would race ...

Before & After

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Hi All. I've been on SCD since about mid-April. I haven't been keeping track of inches or lbs, rather I've just been going by how stuff fits. As long as my pants are getting bigger, I'm happy! In the past month I have started Kettlebell Swings and Jogging. So far I am down three sizes and I think around 22 lbs. The photo o...

Aug - Jan: before and after (pics)

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I've been avoiding looking at the before photos but I'm at the point where I want to, to avoid backsliding during the new year. I'm not doing the scary underwear photos in case people I know stumble across them and I don't have the full dramatic changes of some of you, but I'm happy with the changes I've seen since I started...

Kanisu! (Riceless Sushi!)

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So I went to a sushi restaurant today (my favorite) and was able to indulge in all the yummy goodness by only asking them to wrap my roll in cucumber instead of rice. That's right! Apparently it's called Kanisu and as long as they're willing to make it you are able to order ANY roll kanisu style. I'm so happy now that I h...

What is the rush?

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I am getting tired of people thinking they should be losing weight faster. Most of us have been overweight for years. Now that we've found a way to get healthy and lose the extra pounds, many bloggers are in a rush. 5 pounds a week is not healthy. I say, give it some time. Why do you have to lose it so quickly? How lon...

Women wait until week 5!

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Today I officially made the 30 day mark on the plan. As I am finishing up my fifth week, I wanted to reply and add some encouragement, because the last two weeks I have been discouraged, but now am excited again. I understand that Tim says the program kicks in for women between week 4 and 5. I am a 52 year old women, 5'1"....

My Then and Now - 50 Days In

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Believe it or not, until I had pictures taken I could NOT see any change in myself. The scales and the tape measure said I was changing but I just couldn't "see" it. I really recommend taking pictures like these to confirm. Start Date December 29th 2010 - weight 93.3 kg (205.6lbs) - body fat % 45.3 (horrifying!) Pictures ta...

So here I am

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I hate my body. I'm 16 and I've reached over 300 pounds. 314 to be exact. I hate myself for not being able to show the bit of self control needed to say no to that extra piece of cake. I've come to envy the world and everybody around me because all of them are thin; something I don't even know if I'll ever experience anymore...

Just wanted to share a milestone!

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I currently weigh 229 lbs. When I graduated high school 25 years ago, I weighed 145 lbs. I was always an athlete. I ran cross-country, track, hurdles and was a cheerleader. Every year, no matter how skinny I was, usually 130-135, I'd lose 10 lbs the first week of running. I hated running back then, but now I miss it. B...

How Slow Carb makes your friends smile

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Ok, today I'd like to share a very little story with you. My friend and me love gum. Especially 5 gum. So, in 5 gum is no sugar contained and I always felt free to take one or two a day. Recently, I really did often read that the "fake-sugar" is far more worse than the real one and that it can cause no further weight loss....

Recommending Intermittent Fasting! (Before and after pics included)

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Hey guys! I am Doug, from Finland! First of all let me tell you that I love this forum! I have been on the SCD for a month and it has been awesome! Let me also tell you a bit about my journey to being fit for the first time in my life: I started getting back in shape around march! I had no idea about the SCD back then. I h...

Need to lose 175 pounds

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So I ready to begin the SCD. 175 pounds seems overwhelming but I'm hopeful and excited and scared. Where do I start?

Do you ever think about..

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..cholesterol...???? What about all the eggs we eat on a daily basis???.. Any opinion on eggs and cholesterol is welcome..

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 ...

Simple and effective kettlebell workout

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A friend, who is an RKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor, shared this link with me. I thought I'd share it all with you. Watch the videos for great explanations of what to do (great form) and what not to do (bad form). You can even turn those squat thrusts into burpees! http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/training-day/201108...

Cheat Day vs Dieters Gone Wild Day-preference?

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I told my son that we get a cheat day once per week. He didn't like the sound of that and prefered the DGW thing. Cheating does sound like in the closet where DGW seems more like "I am following orders and doing this right!" On another post, I commented that those of us who have the Feast Beast inner voice that wants us to...

How to Support 4 Hour People

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an unsolicited 'tip' for how to support this site and the site creators. Do 1 or 2 of these right now: 1. get in the best shape of your life. 2. follow 4 hour people on twitter 4hourpeople 3. Like a Post? Share it! (there's tweet and facebook like buttons at the bottom) 4. pay for hosting 5. can you program? maybe they ...

How much are you losing so far?

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Hi Everyone, I'm a female 5'7'' and my starting weight was 194.8 . Today is my 17 th day on the diet and I have lost 5 pounds so far. I'm just wondering how much each one of you have lost so far and which way do you use to measure fat loss percentage?

120 Days Later

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Here is my 120 Day pic. My 75 day pic can be found here. 75 Days Before I have now hit my goal weight of 165 lbs. I still want to lose some body fat and pack on some muscle, but I am happy with my weight.

The great yogurt debate

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After I read the book I thought no on yogurt. But here on this forum, it seems people are saying ok. I'd love to add it, but am concerned its a not so good thing to add. Please help clarify this so far internal debate.

Are there any plans for a mobile friendly site?

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I was just wondering, since I'm always looking up questions on my phone when I'm out and about if you guys were planning on making a mobile site any time soon. If not, it might be a good idea to look into it. That is all

Thank you for this site and the people on it!

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I just wanted to thank the creators of this site and the amazing people on it for being so incredibly encouraging, supportive, and knowledgeable! Having this site to ask questions and discuss progress has been so valuable and has helped me stay focused. I am grateful!

Weight training before & after photos

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For those of you in the muscle building phase and following Geek-to-Freak or Occam's protocol, I recommend taking before & after photos to track your results. I'm ecstatic about my results, I started the Geek-to-Freak protocol only 12 days ago (after successfully losing 15lbs in 3 weeks from the slow-carb diet) and check me ...

no sugar cravings!

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I was a complete sugaraholic and craved sugar multiple times a day and got my fix on donuts, cakes, cookies...Today is day 14 and I am happy to say I have not had those cravings. Now when I think about something I really want I know I can have it on my cheat day so it's not a problem. I just tell myself ___ more days and I ...

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...

Is it okay to eat any cheese??

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First 28 Days Results!

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It's not much but for me the results are already showing off My starting waist size was 152cms now I have 137cms My initial weight was 350 pounds and now I got 343 (last time I checked) I still don't know about body fat, I just got my caliper so I will do my measures by myself from now on I did this combining the Slow C...

First week on 4HB

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Greetings 4HB People, So, I'm on the second week of the 4hb. I ate cookies and pizza on cheat day, and have been following the diet as close as my budget allows. (Ok, I cheated with popcorn a bit.) I don't do the scale thing because I gain muscle fast and I know that you gain weight on cheat day so I take pictures a few tim...

Check In/Progress to Date: Day 14 of 4HB

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Started 4HB on Monday April 2nd because for as long as I can remember, Mondays have been my "start of a new week" aka "weigh-in day". But after 2 cheat days and 2 Mondays of feeling disappointment at the dreaded scale, I have come to a conclusion. Everything else about my lifestyle has changed, my weight in day should too. ...

Interested in this diet! Just looking for info.

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Hello, I saw an interview Tim did on the Dr. Oz show and looked him up online and I am VERY interested in starting this diet. It seems to emphasize the low/slow carb point of view, which I nice. I already started cutting white carbs out of my diet and felt a definite reduction in bloating. I'm interested in all the tips the ...

actually it is 255 grams of beans...

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Hello, I was wondering, is it 400 grams of beans per meal too much? Thank you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 4hourpeople! I made a mistake! I checked again on the can, and the 400 grams is the total weight of the can (with liquid), the weight of beans is 255 grams... I am sorry about this... Wel...

1st binge day - I seem irritable and lethargic

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So, halfway into binge day 1...I seem to be snapping at the kids ...but I am also feeling kinda lazy. Is this normal? *also noticed that I'm not as into crappy food as I thought I would be ...oh and I had "a non binge breakfast"

One month of glory (and beans!)

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here we go! 9/12 L arm 13 R arm 13 W 37 L leg 26 R leg 26 H 43.5 10/12 L/r arms 12 W 31 L/r legs 24.5 H 41 One month down 13.5 total body inches!!

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 ...

30 days results

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I have now completed my first 30 days on the Slow Carb Diet, which I have done strictly. Well its hardly the claimed 20lbs in 30 days that's for sure, Starting Weight: 88Kg Ending Weight: 83.8Kg Total loss is around 9lbs - which is I guess what you could manage on most diets. broken down by weeks my results are Week 1: ...

When is a stall NOT a "stall"?

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This is a rhetorical question, actually, that has an answer. I have been scratching away for 5 weeks to whittle away a measly 3 pounds. Hovering at one weight for days, then dropping a smidge, then hovering again, etc, etc. At that time 5 wks ago I was at a happy 33.6% BF, down from an initial 40.7%. Good reason to be hap...

Cardio - mixed opinions while on SCD

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I've only been on SCD for two weeks but already down 6 pounds and almost an inch around my waist. Very happy with that result. I have slowed down my gym routine fairly dramatically too - doing only the A/B workouts the book suggests which consist of 1 set of 2-3 exercises. I have only been doing this workouts as Tim sugge...

diet pepsi and exercise

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First off I wanted to thank you all for being so helpful! It takes me a while to get used to something new, especially a diet! I know you all said no diet pepsi but tim does say you can have no calorie soda. Im pushing the issue b/c i tried going w/o it today and it was hellish. im not sure i will stay on the diet if i ha...

Fallen off the WAGON =/

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Hello fellow 4HB'ers, Approximately 4 weeks ago, I was on Day 24 of my 4HB meal plan. I've since fallen off the wagon and am finding it difficult to stay consistent. I'll start on 4HB meals and make it to only like day 4. Lots of starting and stopping. It's like I've lost momentum. Work and family functions (filipino f...

Some pics, 5 weeks or so in

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I moved to France from LA last June. I think I was around 285/290. After 3 months in France I had lost about 10-15lbs. I was walking a lot more and drinking not nearly as much soda. I realize that soda was probably a huge problem. I wasn't drinking 2 liters a day or anything but the idea of not having free refills during a m...

Can I drink vodka?

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Red Wine is good, but calorie-wise, my favorite drink- vodka and soda, is virtually no calories. I am young and happy, and drink regularly during the week. What are the "rules" for not drinking for this diet? (I know about 1 glass of red wine, but what about 1 vodka drink?)

Member intro: SNOBLE125

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I have never been able to stick to a diet for very long. I would start one and then quit and gain it all back. I have been on the 4HB for 6 weeks now and can honestly say that I have not cheated. I am full all day, no more head fog, and I have plenty of energy. I lost 10 pounds on the first month and at week 6 I have los...

Newbie getting started

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Hi, I'm a 28 yo female, 5'9'' and was 220.6 pounds when I started. After my first week on the diet I lost 6.7 pounds and had my first cheat day yesterday where I gained back 4.1 pounds. I'm joining the forum so I can share my story but also be motivated by others! My goal weight is 160 pounds and I'm hoping to make signi...

Guilt on Cheat day?

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I feel really guilty today and havent really eaten only a bagel- DOES anyone else get the cheat day guilt?!?!

To much exercise?

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Hey everyone so I am new to the 4 hour body diet but I want to make sure I am starting right. First off through another method over 3 years ago I lost my initial weight from 223-160. I currently work out 5-7 days a week for about an hour and half. I don't want to stop my routine because i believe its a good habit I don't wan...

Willpower fail....Unexpected results

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Strange as it may seem, I have descovered that a second binge day (actually half day) seems to accelerate my weight loss. This has now happened 2 weeks in tha last 5 when i have gotten to day 3 of SCD and not been able to resist biscuits, pasta and cake. At the end of the week weigh in i have lost an extra 2lb both weeks w...