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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...

Member intro: I can't help cheating

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I was doing amazingly well and three weeks into the SCD. And then I went to the cottage. My cheat day turned into a weekend.. and then week... and then week and a day. I need my resolve back!

Member intro: Forty, Fat-ish and Fearful.

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I read the 4HB and even tried slow carb diet in order to look human for a Caribbean cruise I was getting ready to go on but I never really felt the motivation to take good care of myself. Taking a step back to a few decades ago (has it been that long?), in my twenties, I was bulletproof, eating and doing as I pleased whi...

300lbs, formerly 380lbs

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I have struggled with weight my whole life, but a year and a half ago I decided to make a change. I did a diet that was similar to the slow-carb diet, but it lacked sustainability. I hear Tim Ferris on the Joe Rogan Experience and was instantly blown away by his immense knowledge. I got the book and love the diet so far!

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 ...

going into my 10th week!

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I'm entering my 10th week now and I feel great! I've gotta say I have not been completely on the wagon all the time, though I think I do pretty good for the most part. Even so, I've lost a total of 14 inches at last count! I definitely feel and see a difference. I'm down to a pant size that I haven't seen since high school -...

Cinnamon daily?

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Wondering if it's a good idea to take cinnamon daily or just on cheat days?

Me.....kinda

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I started my quest for new health and Ryan Reynold's body in late March 2011. Being over fat most of my adult life, it was time for me do something. I had already lost 45+ pounds and made my own version of the SCD before I read the 4 hour body. The book was more inline to what I had observed in the wild than what traditio...

Goodbye Skinny Fat Man

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Hey there - After years of simply being neither unhappy nor content with my body, I simply let things stay the way they were convinced that I couldn't build muscle. After reading Tim's book and getting over some insecurities, I've decided to push myself to a new physical, mental and spiritual peak. I'm hoping to learn a lo...

Back in the saddle again!

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Feel free to sing that title, It's probably going to be in my head the rest of the day! After a long undisciplined hiatus I'm officially back on SCD--for REAL this time, no "just a nibble/spoonful/morsel" I'm a 26 year old female, 5' 5", today's weight 133.8 (yeah--I'm that anal!), last body fat was 25%. I'm super excite...

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...

Member Intro:: Chopsticks!

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Hey 4hourPEOPLe My name is Alex I'm a sophmore in college currently living in champaign urbana IL I'm excited to join the forum and get some help on my new lifestyle. so many of your posts have already inspired me to continue on I've been on my new "diet" for about a week now and i was wondering if anyone could look ove...

just getting started

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Its hit me. I'm tired of being fat. I'm tired of having my back start to ache after walking a block. I'm tired of getting winded after climbing 10 steps. I'm tired of not being comfortable in my own body and hiding myself in even bigger sizes than I need to wear. The one thing my fiance wants is to dance at our wedding, and...

Member intro: Recovery Shake & Slow Carb

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Hello everyone, I Just started the Slow Carb experiment on Monday. I've been exercising (CrossFit) 6 days a week (3 days on - 1 day off) for about 6 months. I've lost 35 lbs (from 202lbs to 167lbs) and dropped from size 36 to 32-31. I drink Progenex Recovery for my post-work recovery, I was wondering if any of you guys have...

Importance of exercise b/f breakfast

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Hi all, I have two small children that need most of my attention in the morning. it is difficult to get my breakfast in before 30 min passes, there is no way I could get a workout plus breakfast in before the 30 min mark. How important is it that I do these exercises b/f breakfast? Also, for those of you with small chi...

Member intro: Muscles with fat

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I am female, 5'7" and just shy of 200 lbs. A couple of years ago, I started kettlebell training and workout 4-5 times a week. Put on 20 lbs. of muscle, maybe more, and am really strong as a result. Still, the fat just lies there on top of everything. Just heard about this approach from a fellow kettlebell user and it makes a...

just trying this out...

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kinda skeptical, yes; but i think it's worth the shot...

New to 4 hour body

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Feb 2012: 46 year old male, 254 lbs, probably over 30% body fat, no exercise, ate anything I wanted, always tired, felt terrible. First step on this journey: finally bought a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea that I was diagnosed with 4 years ago. After 3 days, I was sleeping 5 hours a night. Before, I never slept. Sleep s...

Best diet ever so far!

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I am coming up to the end of my second week and am pleased with the results thus far. My husband and I love to cook so we are experimenting to keep it interesting. I find I have to get up earlier to make breakfast, but I am sleeping well and don't seem to mind getting up 1 minutes earlier. I have rarely been hungry, and h...

Member intro: Beef Jerky?

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Can you eat beef jerky on 4 hour body diet?

Member intro: TarO

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I'm new to the 4HB, I started on monday without the book, finally got the book on tuesday and already had dropped 2lbs in 2 days! (i know it's probably water weight, but hey it's motivation!). I've been battling weight since I was younger and had serious scoliosis surgery 10years ago. I'm constantly up and down 20lbs, but i...

IF vs. Slow Carb.

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So, I've tried the slow carb approach before and after reading 4HB, I decided to give it another go. This time, I feel I have a lot better control over my diet, mostly due to living in a dorm room where I don't keep snacks, just the food in my diet. A few months back, I was doing intermittent fasting via www.leangains.com a...

Member Intro: loving the SCD!

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Hi, everyone! I am on day 4, and I'm loving this diet. I'm finding it very easy to stick with, so far! I know that one of the "rules" is to eat the same meals over & over again, but Tim lets you know that he is NOT a cook. I love to cook, so I find it quite easy to keep the meals interesting! It's even easy to stick to when ...

Member intro: Excited but super busy new dad

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Hey everybody! So just looking for advice, this forum seems really great. Thanks in advance.. I just read Tim's book on Friday and started getting going on SCD on Saturday because I really want to drop some pounds. I'm 37 and definitely have felt a metabolism change the last couple of years and am a new dad and have craz...

Nerd decreasing daily

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Hello all! Been reading this site for awhile. I've found a lot of great info and inspiration to keep me going on the SCD. I started April 1 of this year. Started off at 215lbs and 167.5 total inches(left and right arms, belly, butt and left and right thighs). Yesterday I weighed in at 178.8lbs and 139 total inches. My ta...

A Fat Kid At Heart

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My name is Gino Montalvo and I'm 28 yrs old, recently married and expecting our first child in mid October 2011. I've struggled with weight loss for the large majority of my life. I can still remember being picked on in middle school but didn't have/know any way to make some life changes. It wasn't until after High School th...

Member intro: fitfatclub904

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Hello! I have been on SCD for about two weeks and LOVE it. How did I live so long without it? I'm 29 year old female that is 5'5" and started at 240. I know, HUGE! I use to be a competitive swimmer and had to quit (long story) but then I made the mistake of replacing hours of training with being lazy and eating. Oy vey! B...

Hello everyone

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Hi, I am 45 years old male. I am on the 4hb slow carb diet for 3 month now. Started at 204lbs and 28% fat and now at 188lbs and 25% fat. In the last 3 or for week I am stable at around the same weight. The main issue I am facing is that it takes me all week to lose 3 to 4 pounds that I gain on cheat day. Last week I hav...

Beer is my co-pilot

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Dear Satan, I ate all the insects like you told me but I'm still not immortal. Please send another sign.

Jason Veltz

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I'm Turning Forty this year and set a goal to get in the best physical shape of my life before my birthday on December 27th. I lost thirty lbs in the first 12 weeks on the Slow-Carb diet going from 30% body fat to 16% and kept it off during the past 6 months ( http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/jveltz/). I just started a b...

Member intro: Jola in Poland

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my son telephoned me one day and said: Mum - I found this amazing diet that works. I was dieting with various results all my life and now being over 60 and having back problem it became "for real". By Jove, weight started to fall off like never before. I was stuffing my mouth with beans, meat, fish and veggies and losing wei...

Member intro: Hooson

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I am a musician for a blues rock band and I need to be able to buy some amazing outfits for the stage... hence the 4 hour diet plan... fingers crossed!!

Member intro: Montenyc

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Looking to change the shape of my body and treat this diet as a long term (healthy) lifestyle.

Member intro: Jav

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I am a 75 year old women. I want to lose 20 lbs in 30 days. I purchased the book and have been preparing to start the program on Monday. Two years ago I joined a large weight management group, medically supervised and quite expensive, I lost 42 lbs.in 3 months. After attending regular weekly meetings, to learn and change co...

Member intro: LM297

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Been on a diet my entire adult life ( started at 15) have tried every diet out there. Was doing MFP ...got tired of all the counting calories especially when I stalled & started gaining. My brother told me about this kinda crazy way of eating...I started about a month ago & have lost about 6 pounds and abot that many inches....

Brit in LA!

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Hi all Since moving from the grey skies of Blighty to the sunshine and fitness of SoCal, I realised the time had come to get rid of this very annoying excess weight which has - to be frank - been the bane of my life for the last 5 years. The 4HB is the only book I've read on weight loss and muscle gain which I feel is genui...

Member intro: Day One Over

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Well day one is over. I was a little bit out of sorts but it might have been the lack of caffine and sugar. I went cold turkey and gave up Pepsi, and I would normally have 4-6 cans at work. The cold shower before bed wasn't that bad either..

Getting fitter in NJ

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Hi everyone, just trying to get fitter while going to school for an MBA.

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Success, finally.

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Hi! So I've been snooping around here for a month or two to get encouragement from you guys who have seen success. Nothing curbs cravings like reading success stories from people in the same boat as you. Long story short, I've been on the diet for 7 weeks as of today, and I have lost a few inches in my gut (and a little els...

Member intro: Still trying

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Still trying and looking for answers.

2nd week 4hb candidate

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I'm into my 2nd week now of the 4hb weight loss plan, with a family vacation coming up in 2 weeks my goal is to lose a degree of weight to be more active whilst away where I can really make the most of rediscovered energy with the kids.

Member intro: Two Weeks in...

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Hi Four Hour Bodies! I really have synced in with the whole tracking and label reading of the FHB and find this programme very easy to not only maintain but to also experiment with. I have lost 5.9kg in the first two weeks (with about 20kg to go!) and have found that I really crave very little. Most of my cheat day damage...

Eating is My New Job :(

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Wow. I'm at the end of day one of my G2F trial. I've just finished typing up my calorie intake for the day, only to discover that I've consumed only 46% of my target calories. Less than half! Even though I met my protein target! Eep. I had previously tried Occam's Protocol with little very little gains after the first 2 wee...

New to 4HB...on day 4 HELP!

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I am following the slow carb diet. I am a healthy woman in general and only have about 5% body fat to lose. I am use to being quite active and having a fair amount of energy. However, I have been very sluggish and foggy since I started this diet. I am tempted to go back to fruits for some added carbs unless I can be convince...

Member intro: Ben!

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Heyo, My name is Ben and I am an assistant instructor under the Thai Boxing Association under Khun Kru Ryan Gruhn and I train at Central PA Mixed Martial Arts in State College, PA (Penn State). I stumbled across the 4 Hour Body 2 months ago. Been doing the Slow Carb Diet for about a month and that in combination with traini...

Member intro: Just got the book

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Hi everyone, I just bought 4HB today and have been reading it non stop. I gotta say its a very interesting read. I just thought I would introduce myself. Im 22 year old guy currently weighing at 188 lbs. I really dont know my body fat % and to be honest i really dont want to know. I just want to lose it and at least ob...

Member intro: Let's do this!

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Hi guys, I used to be gym bunny. 3 times per week I would hit the gym and I felt fantastic. I lost my job back in Nov 2008 and I quit the gym as a result. Since then my eating habits have gotten worse and worse and my alcohol intake has gone through the roof. Combine that with my lack of exercise and it's no surprise I've...

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Just started the slow carb diet --almost done with my first week. I was really excited to find this site and see all the amazing results!

Member intro: implementations

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Looking to be part of the experiment.