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Slow Carb Diet FAQs

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Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the slow carb diet. Before you even think about posting a question related to SCD, please read the book, available here. Is Food X ok to eat on SCD? Website with invaluable information: Self magazine nutritional data, contains very detailed nutritional data on a very wide ar...

When I start eating normally again, will the weight come back?

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Hey everyone! I just started on the slow-carb diet this week, and so far so good! I have been sticking to the plan, and feeling really great. I also exercise quite a bit-- going back and forth between hot yoga and cardio/weights. This diet seems very similar to the Adkins diet, just from what I have read about it because I ...

Is Beef Jerky a good slow-carb snack?

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I know Tim mentions that if you are hungry for a snack, you might not eating a big enough meal. He also suggests carrots as a good snack, or just to eat another serving of chili, etc. Would beef jerky be a good substitute?

Only lost 4 lbs in 4 and 1/2 weeks :(

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I am a 31 y/o female 5'8 139 lbs and I need some reassurance here....I will be on week 5 on Monday and have only lost 4 lbs. I admit that I havent been doing ALL slow cardb (b/c I was getting really really bad headaches, has anyone else experienced this)?? Anyways I have had a total of 4 small josephs pita pockets over these...

Is Mayo ok?

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Is Mayo ok? Say for breakfast two hard boiled eggs with a tablespoon of mayo? eggsalad....yum

Is it okay to eat any cheese??

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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

Athletic greens replacing vegetables?

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I'm a big believer in the 'pro greens' movement, you know, those dark green 'Superfood' supplements that are popping up everywhere. Why? Not because I think it's healthy, but because it lets me trick myself into believing I don't have to eat vegetables anymore! A glass a day keeps the broccoli away! Just kidding, but serio...

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?

Can I add Coconut Milk? and Can drink Buko(Coconut) Juice?

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I really eating with Coconut Milk mixed with food and It's a major component on a common filipino food, I'm from Philippines btw so yeah, um and regarding Coconut(Buko) juice I heard and know It has lots of electrolytes-am I good to that?

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 much cottage cheese is OK?

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I looked all over this site, and couldn't quite find the answer to this question - so, "How much cottage cheese can I eat in a day?" And for that matter, is there a reason that I should always include it in the diet?

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...

Is ketchup allowed on the slow carb diet?

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Is ketchup allowed even though it contains high fructose corn syrup? What condiments are allowed?

Protein Pudding

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Recently I have been trying to integrate avocados into my diet. I know they have a lot of fat but most of it is mono or polyunsaturated fat, so it's still quite healthy when eaten in moderation. The other day I mixed half a avacado into my protein shake and surprinsingly it got a pudding like consistency and it tasted realy ...

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?)

Diet for how long?

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Is this a diet for life? Once you reached your ideal weight do you change anything? For example, my wife is Japanese and loves her rice. Would it be ok to add some rice after she has reached her target weitght? I am Swedish and we tend to eat a lot of potatoes so same thing there. Does Tim Ferris plan to live like this ...

one more question! protein shakes

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sorry for asking so many questions! i wanted to know if anyone has info on protein shakes. dont they use artificial sweetener? many people talk about using them, as does the book. also are raw carrots okay? i sure hope so cuz thats about all i snack on. thanks!

been stalling since july

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hi all, i started SCD in April this year and lost 9kg in 3 months, which wasn't exactly miraculous, but it wasn't bad either. started at 108,2kg, since july, i've been hovering around 99-100kg. i have not been doing any exercise until three weeks ago - started 40 mins of stationary bike, monday-friday. during these 2 mont...