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Tips and Tricks: Slow Carb Style

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I've been browsing the forum and noticed a lot of the same questions being asked. I thought it'd be helpful if a lot of the information that was gathered from several members here on the site was centralized in one place. For simplicity's sake, I will try to speak to a lot of the initial and continuing concerns of SCDers ali...

Slow Carb, but legumes and vegetables have carbs

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Hey Been on SCD for a few weeks now, i have other questions where i posted my "stats" (weight loss and blood tests). I do have a question though: this is the slow carb diet, but still we eat a lots of carbs from vegetables and legumes (they do have a lot of carbs in them). What is the math behind it? If we stay and count ca...

Results After 6 Weeks of Tweaking Diet

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So it's the end of week 6 on Slow Carb Diet, and I FINALLY got the thing kicked into high gear. The first few weeks, I may or may not have lost around 5 pounds; I don't know what was fluid and what wasn't. I once lost 70 pounds dieting the traditional way and exercising my ass off (and kept most of it off), and lessons from...

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...

Water Retention and Whooshes

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Water retention can be a major problem for some when on SCD. With our cheat days, we can retain a LOT of water weight as our glycogen levels are replenished- each gram of carbohydrate holds onto 4 grams of water and each gram of salt can hold onto a pound of water. So it's no wonder that we end up looking and feeling bloat...

Can I eat?

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Almond milk pumpkin seeds butternut squash? it says no dairy in the book but it seems like butter and cottage cheese are ok, what gives?

Gaining muscle+ Reactive eating.

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I have not been active on the site as much in the past few weeks, but I have been spying a lot. I have been eating a LOT more recently, I've been coming up to anywhere between 2000 and 2700 calories a day, and still having occasional cheat days (from which I don't gain as much anymore, and it comes off within 48 hours pr...

'Gastric Emptying' on Cheat Day

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I know that we're supposed to be 'emptying' more than normal on cheat day, due to the damage control supplements and other factors - but I'm going once at the most. And I know this is key, since it indicated how much is being absorbed. I haven't included Yerba Mate, Citrus Kombucha, or Athletic Greens yet - but I definitel...

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...

Protein...what to believe??

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I just came from a class on protein and some of the myths around it. It is warping my brain, after 6 months on SCD and making sure to get at least 30g protein at breakfast, and 20g min at lunch and at dinner. On SCD, I've come to believe that protein is practically king, but according to this information, I have been gettin...

Is it okay to eat any cheese??

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Nut Butter consumption?

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I am wondering if anyone has had any problems with consuming more than the recommended 1 tbsp of almond or peanut butter per day? I have been using it for in between meal snack. I am also only on day 4 of Slow carb and I have lost 2 lbs. I only have 10lbs to lose and I work out 4 days a week with 2 of those days being weight...

Clarification on Food Ratios

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I am a bit confused and could use some assistance. I know that I am supposed to eat until full. What are the recommendation though, as to ratio of meat to beans to vegies? And...should I try to maintain these ratios at each meal? Thanks again everyone. I always appreciate your assistance. Mike

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...

How much fat can I eat?

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Will I still lose weight if I eat foods that have a lot of fat? How much is allowed on the slow-carb diet?

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...

Why is hummus a no-no?

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Its a bean, right? I love to drag raw broccoli florets through the stuff and it seems hummus would be a better choice than salad dressing. What makes garbanzos less than any other bean?

Beginner questions

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how long should each meal last? is it true that it can only last one hour? does the four hour begin when I eat my first bite or finish the meal? can I have as much legumes, protein and veggies at each meal

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 ...

The difference between 100% vs 99% Compliance

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...is 7.3 lbs. After 3 months of Occam's and One month of Travel I found my actual weight back to where I was at the beginning of the year. This week I began back on a cutting phase. Which resulted in my highest weight loss and fat loss in a single week. The first week of January I weighed 198. That week I switched it up an...

how do i stop eating when bored/procrastinating

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so im definetly not hungry. i eat lots of salad and lean beef and chicken. but i always find myself eating when I'm bored or procrastinating from doing my uni assignments. not horrible unhealthy foods, but just more lean meat from the fridge ive tried drinking lots of water and tea, but i just find myself eating it, and fe...

Time to incooporate exercise?

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I used to go to the gym a lot, roughly 3-4x a week and usually did weights followed by 20-30mins running and 10 mins cycling. That was back when I managed to get from 228-around 140lbs. However when I stopped I lost some of the muscle I built up and a large part of my weight loss, despite still being active, was probably mus...

End of 1st 6 months today; 35 lbs lost!!!

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I made a 6-month commitment to myself for 4HB/SCD, and started back on May 15. Today is November 15 and I am VERY proud to say that I have THIRTY-FIVE lbs off!! This forum has been a true delight for me during this time. The people here are knowledgeable, supportive, polite and so friendly. I've learned so much from ot...

Stopping SCD to restart fat loss?

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Do you guys think its possible to get off SCD for an extended period of time, say, a month, in order to restart its heavy fat loss in the initial diet part? The reason I am asking is because I have plateaued (not losing much on SCD) and the one time I plateaued hard (albeit because of cheating often) and I got back on the d...

A bunch of questions.

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So my normal cheat day has been on tuesday. So the tuesday before last (the 31st) I had my regular cheat day, but then on thursday (the 2nd) I had my first slip up and another mini cheat day. it wasn't too terribly bad. I ate subway for lunch, a few chips in the afternoon, and tacobell for dinner. Because I cheated on thursd...

How can I make lentils taste better?

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I bought black lentils from Whole Foods this week and I have to put a quarter cup of sugar free salsa to my half a cup of lentils to get them down. Any other good ideas? Thanks.

4 weeks and no weight loss

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Hello All - I am about to finish up my 4th week on SCD and am quite disappointed. I have not lost any weight and my wife (who is also doing it) has not lost much at all either (maybe 3 lbs). I have actually gained about 2 lbs over the course of the past month. ???? My clothes don't fit better and if anything they maybe fee...

Baked Beans

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Are baked beans OK to eat? I know they have sugar in them, but I imagine it is in low amounts.

PMS backlash

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I'm hoping I'm not crazy.... I've always had out of wack emotions a few days before my period. When life is good it's not as noticeable and when it's blue, it can be a brick wall. Lately--last year or so--it's been manageable. I've been on the 4HD for two cycles now and both pre period days have been horrible....super em...

Does anyone feel more tired after starting this diet?

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I know most people say they feel like they have MORE energy, but I'm feeling significantly more tired. Just wondering if I'm detoxing sugar or something? Anyone have any ideas?

Is it normal to feel bloated?

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I'm on day 6 of the scd. Loving it, loving how I've nourished I've been feeling. Having less 'high's and low's' then I usually do. Haven't had any weight loss yet or changes in my body as far as losing inches, I know this may take some time. Is it normal to feel a little bloated from having such a large (30g of protein) ...

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...

New to 4HB Book, Need Serious Help!

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Hi, I just started 4HB and I am on day 4 of the Slow-Carb. I don't think I'm eating enough because my stomach is ALWAYS growling, a lot and noisily. I was also wondering what is the most common best substitute for sugar and milk in coffee. I haven't tried cinnimon yet, but I take a Cinnomin pill in the mornings. Here's my r...

Fasting after cheat day?

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Checked through the archives but couldn't find my exact answer. I have been reading up on the benefits of IF and have already gotten pretty close to 24 hours by omitting most dinner meals on the SCD due to lack of appetite ( but trying to add them back in now to promote more weight loss!) . Today was my cheat day and I stopp...

Struggling.COM

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Basically i had my 3rd week weigh in. In the first week i lost 12lbs the second 3lbs and this week 3lbs. So in total a weight loss of 18lbs im very happy but i want to lose a little bit more to be fair i have a long journey!!! Now im seeing alot of different information. I am eating a lot of peas as there probably my favou...

Meal Plan for SCD in Egypt

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If I was in Egypt, this would be my meal plan: - Wake up, and within 30 mins, hard boil some eggs (2 or 3) or make an eggwhite scramble + 1 egg (egg whites might be difficult to find, but I think they have them at metro), and get some foul bel 5alta (tahini is allowed, so is samna so it's all good!). If you can't find foul ...

SICK OF EGGS!!! Breakfast help?

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We have been eating egg muffins and a side of meat every day for the last month. mama is BURNED OUT of eggs. What's another breakfast options? I LOVE Greek yogurt and am considering a one week hack to see now it impacts my weight loss. Any input or ideas?

Did anybody lose weight eating more than 1-1/2 cups of legumes a day?

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I started the SCD and I just love legumes. They make me feel good because they stabilize my blood sugar. I wonder if it is possible to eat around 300 or 350 grams of lentils a day. thank you!!