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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...

i'm 500 pounds, day 45 on diet and 0 weight change

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im feeling pretty frustrated on the 4hb right now. im sticking to my no cheat days and enjoying my saturday with whatever i want. this is a (somewhat typical, i may change lunch or dinner around) day during the non cheat days: breakfast: (pretty much stays the same every day, give or take the bacon) 4 eggs (and tbsp or 2 ...

Overeating, Calories, and What Has Worked Best

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This is a post for those of us doing SCD with lots of weight to lose (100+ lbs in my case), who have a long and distinguished history of overeating. In short, if you are someone who is used to overeating, this eating plan will work better if you monitor portions and identify a daily caloric goal below your maintenance calor...

How to fit Chipotle in this diet?

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I could be missing something, but it seems like there's a contradiction between the slow carb diet and the Chipotle diet. All the mentions of the Chipotle diet have cheese and sour cream - supposed no-no's on slow carb. Can anyone offer some insights? thanks.

How much beans should I eat?

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I was just wondering if eating too much beans can halt your weight loss because it makes me feel sooo heavy after eating them. I eat them because they do help make me feel full, but how much is too much, and how many times a day should i eat them??

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...

Cooking for the week in advance for SCD and Last Mile

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TIP/Challenge –Prepare ALL your meals in advance! Here is a tip (could maybe be a challenge) for anyone on SCD, but especially for those who struggle to find the time to prepare their meals. In particular for those who struggle to get their 30g within 30min of waking or for those doing the last mile (where I think advanc...

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...

Slow-carb dieting at work

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For all the 9-5ers out there, it's extremely challenging to eat the perfectly balanced meals outlined in the book. To make things worse, our office is stocked with all kinds of snacks: chips, candy, soda, you name it. It's driving me mad teasing me every moment. Also, every time I go out for lunch with coworkers I have to e...

What is your favorite cheat meal?

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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...

Getting great results? What's on your plate?

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I had great results following the slow carb diet and a lot of people wanted to know exactly what I ate and how I exercised. So I'm going to post my detailed meal plan here and encourage you to do the same. I certainly did NOT follow all of the rules! My diet was more protein heavy because I really hate beans (Tim said to jus...

My daily menu, in full, for inspiration.

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Hi everyone I have read a lot of posts on here by people looking for some inspiration on what they could/should eat that is convenient, tasty and, most importantly, tolerable to eat over and over again. Well, after around five weeks or so of tweaking and modifying, I have come up with the below menu that works pretty well f...

Four month update, what I've learned etc...

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Two days from now will be my four-month anniversary since I started the SCD. I have lost 45 pounds. None of my old clothes fit and at a recent work function one of my bosses (who I do not see regularly) made a joke about me living at the gym. I have not gone to the gym a single time since I started the diet. My weight lo...

2 month Update with pics

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So i started at 200lbs before starting the four hour body. I didn't measure my body fat just because for one I totally believed that this diet would work and also I could tell i was losing body fat just by the way my clothes started to fit. My first mistake i made on this diet was doing steak for lunch and beef for dinner ...

Before and after: 3 months 32 pounds

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Hello my fellow SCD teammates, Long story short, I started at 215lbs and I am now 183lbs. I followed the diet pretty strictly and went nuts on my cheat day. 7:00am wake up 7:10 am- protein shake in the shower, standard process SP complete diary free shake, and morning vitamins 12:00pm: 2 chicken breasts, 2 cups of...

I'm dying for a diet coke?

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I'm dying to have a diet coke with my lunch, or just something sweet to drink - I dont' know what to do! what can I drink, I have already finished my black coffee (which I hate) and one gallon of water! I plan to drink more water, will the diet coke mess me up? I'm on my first week back on 4HB.

TOP TIPS for getting to sub-10% body fat?

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Hey guys, What are people's top tips or methods for getting from 12-13% BF down to 10% or below? I don't want to give too much info on my personal situation because I'd like to see people's generalised advice on the matter. Cheers! Hit me up! PD

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...

Help Please

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I just finished my 21st week of the slow carb diet. I have gone from 201 lbs to 146 lbs. I have lost consistently every week, even if it was only a pound some weeks. This is my first week not losing anything and I am devestated. I work so hard and don't understand why this happened. I am going to post my meals and see if the...

Identifying The Culprit

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What is the best way to identify what it is you're doing to prevent fat loss on the slow carb diet? I feel like it must be right under my nose. I have been at it almost 2 weeks with very minimal results on the scale and my measurements are exactly the same. I've reread the diet chapters in the book about 5 times because peop...

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 ...

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...

Am I doing this right?

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I started the SCD 10 days ago, because after many years of neglect I need to get my body in order. I'm 30, 192 cm, and at the beginning of this diet I weighted 101.9 kg. After 10 days my weight is 101 kg (still haven't lost all the weight I gained on my cheat day, even though it was 2 days ago). As for my measurements, the...

Eating intervals

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Hi" I know book says should at eat about 4 hour intervals, I have breakfast about 6.30 but won't have lunch til 12 o'clock. As I have a big 4hb breakfast, I'm not too hungry before that. Afraid can't have lunch at work any earlier. Even though don't need, should I have a snack or 5 and half hours between meals going to have...

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...

I am Giving up

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Its been two weeks, down 0 pounds and no change to my TI. I am about to quit this stupid diet. I am following the guidelines and working out every day 14 days straight for an hour elliptical and weight training alternating arms and legs every other day. How come I am not losing??? I am INCREDIBLY dedicated to the rules and ...

Raise your hand if your cholestrol has gone up.

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So many of you are still under the assumption that dietary cholesterol and saturated fats are bad for you. Has anyone on this diet actually had a result from their doctor? My levels have improved, and I eat 15 whole eggs a week. I also eat plenty of avocados and coconut oil. I believe our obesity situation in the US is d...

Has anyone read Wheat Belly?

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Has anyone read the book Wheat Belly by William Davis? I read about it in the paper today and it sounds just like the 4HourBody, but with more of the science explained. If you've read it, can you let me know if it's worth the buy? Better or worse than 4HB? http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/

So I'm gonna post my typical meals since my results are so good!

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Breakfast A: 2 slices bacon, 2 eggs, fried in a tbsp olive oil, 75g spinach (no sugar added- I get organic bacon now) Breakfast B: 30grams chorizo ( no sugar or hidden carbs except paprika), sliced , with 3 eggs, scrambled with the slices, sometimes add a tbsp butter, and a few dashes of Tabasco. Always drink green tea+ cin...

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

Damage Control tip: Bathroom issues

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(Warning: TMI bowel discussion ahead) I know that in the book, Tim Feriss goes to the bathroom like 4 times on a big cheat day but for many of us that doesn't seem to happen. (I eek by a measly one time no matter the amount of yerba mate or coffee I drink. Prunes don't seem to work and I don't like the cloying sweetness eit...

Post-cheat swelling and hunger?

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I have had 2 interesting things the day after cheat day (or "Anything Day", as I prefer to call it. Mine are on Saturdays). One, I have incredible swelling in my feet and ankles. If I tap my foot, the top of it actually jiggles like Jello! It is bizarre and uncomfortable. I can only guess that because of having more pro...

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"

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...

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...

Why is it not working?

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My 17-year old daughter, 5'5"+- and 152 lbs would like to lose 20-30lbs by graduation in May. I am strongly against weight-loss drugs and gimmicks. So two weeks ago we started the slow-carb diet following Tim's suggestions completely. Absolutely no carbs, fruits, or dairy, or any soft drinks at all. Lots of beans and veget...

Slow Carb Sushi

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I've got an appointment at a Sushi restaurant...anything special you guys recommend, that I can do since it wont be my cheat day?

anyone doing cheat meals instead of cheat days?

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I'm curious since I find myself spending all of saturday in a food coma or thinking about what I should eat as my next meal to get my money's worth out of cheat day. Usually I'll have some tacos or pizza for lunch, then icecream, and follow up with some fast food for dinner and possibly some more for late night food. I'm t...

Not eating enough?

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As I sit here on day 30 of my first month, eating my umptillianth bowl of chicken breast and black beans, I wonder yet again why it is I'm only losing about a pound a week when everyone else is having such inspiring success. I've posed the question before and been advised that maybe I'm eating too much, even though I'm follo...

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...

Day 2 and feeling really irritable

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Hi, I'm a total newbie and am wondering if it's normal to feel really irritable? I'm on day 2 of eating slow carb and everything/everyone seems to annoy me. My food these 2 days: 1 protein shake in a.m. - 29g protein lunch/dinner - 1.5 cups black beans + 1 cup chicken w/ 2 tbsp salsa; 1-2 cups spinach with salad dressing. ...

Really Struggling with Tiredness After Lunch

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For about 2 hours I'm almost asleep at my desk after eating lunch. It's killing me and there is a coke machine and a chocolate machine on my floor. It's taking more will power than I've ever used to resist getting some energy and removing myself from suspended animation. I have never felt this slow even after eating enormous...

How much beans do you eat with a meal?

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So, people - how much beans do you eat for a meal? I ask this because I saw a carb-chart somewhere on this site, and it says that maintaining your daily carb intake below 100g / day is best for weight loss. My 800g bean can lasts 2 days. That means I’m averaging 400g of beans per day. Because I eat them with each of my ...

Start-up MENU

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Does anyone have an idea of what is an esay good menu to start of with?

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...

I am positive I am doing something wrong...

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I've gone 17lbs total in two months but practically all of that was in the first month. For the last 20 days I've been bouncing between 247 and 244 lbs and I can't figure out why. For breakfast (between 7:30am - 8:30am) I would eat what Tim recommended in the book (spinach, egg whites, salsa) but I cannot stand eggs. They ...

has anyone tried skipping breakfast?

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has anyone tried skipping entirely the waking meal/breakfast as a sort of intermittent fasting thing? so basically, nixing the 30 g of protein until lunch. from a caloric count, doesnt chop off more than 150-200 cals max (tuna for instance). but this was more of a recovery post binge from cheat day - you know, the kind wh...