DreamerInDogpatch

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My 4HB Goal: My fiancé and I are taking a 30 Day Challenge (and chronicling our daily efforts in a Facebook photo album by taking photos of everything we eat), starting 01/24/11. The goal is simply to change our habits so we can get healthier and li...show more

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Mar 31st 2011
DreamerInDogpatch replied to a question I'm following

Don't Want to Binge--others?

In a word - yes. Yes, its neccessary, according to the book, to spike your caloric intake one day a week. It will ensure your metabolism doesn't adjust to your new way of eating and slow down to...

Feb 26th 2011
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Two types of protein per meal??

We've done bits of ham, beef, or chicken in our scrambled eggs/omelet muffins - is that what you mean? The cumulative amount of protein is the important bit, I think. Usually, for simplicity's s...

Feb 22nd 2011

Thanks for the encouragement! I wasn't going to NOT do it if I couldn't find anyone like me - was just curious. My fiancé & I have just finished o...

Feb 20th 2011
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steak and eggs

Sure - do a portion of steak and eggs - just don't forget your veggies & beans!

Feb 10th 2011
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Cold lunch ideas?

Well, my fiancé is a truck driver and usually has to eat on the road (and behind the wheel!) so I pack lunches that usually include things like: hard-boiled eggs baggies of carrots, snap peas, b...

Feb 9th 2011
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Is it mandatory to have a meal that includes protein, legumes and veggies?

Well... according to the fat loss chapter: Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over & over again. Mix and match your meals from the following list, constructing each meal with one pick from each ...

Feb 9th 2011
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Alcohol and red wine on non-cheat days

Tim recommended certain wines because they are drier (dry meaning less than 1.4% residual sugar). According to page 87: "The driest red varietals are Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merl...

Feb 8th 2011
DreamerInDogpatch commented on DreamerInDogpatch's profile:

Week Two results are in. I am down 10 lbs. total, though I am going to re-take my measurements tomorrow as I forgot today. My fiancé was down a...

Feb 8th 2011
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Do you drink 1 diet soda a day on this diet, if so are you getting results still?

My fiancé has been taking a Big K Oh! (Coke Zero/Pepsi Max rip-off) in his lunch 5 days a week. He's still lost 10 lbs so far; we're just starting week three. That said, if you're doing everyth...

Feb 7th 2011
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Portable beans? Other Carbs on SCD?

Edamame are a great, for sure. I also like to just rinse and pat dry canned kidney beans for my fiancé's lunch (he has to eat on the road, so it has to be finger-food friendly) and put them in a ...

Feb 5th 2011
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Using salsa

No such thing as a dumb question So, salsa is a great addition to a slow-carb meal. The key is to either make your own or buy a brand that has no added sugar. Also, not to use too much - tomatoe...

Feb 5th 2011
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Are these allowed when on slow-carb diet?

- Corn... apparently either its in the "No" category, although some people say "In Moderation" - Mayo... seems to be okay, as long as its not got lots of added sugars and stuf...

Feb 4th 2011
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Heavy cream on slow carb

Well... his mention of cream being sort of okay was in regard to coffee and even then, it was like 2 or 3 tbsp. per day. But its all just a guideline. If you're having good results while still ha...

Feb 3rd 2011
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Love Your Black Coffee!

I like your suggestion of whey powder! I'll have to pass that onto my coffeehound fiancé. He's sucking it down with just cinnamon, but he really misses the creaminess of his...er...creamer. LOL. ...

Feb 2nd 2011
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good slow-carb mashed cauliflower recipe?

Well... this is from the 4 Hour Cookbook (http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/The-Slow-Carb-Cookbook.pdf) and its part of the Shepherd's Pie recipe, but it could work for ya. I shou...

Feb 1st 2011
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Slow carb - bad mood connection?

Ugh - that's too bad! I've had the opposite problem (or, lack of problem). Since we started I've been on this constant high - feeling great and excited to see how well this whole SCD works out. H...

Feb 1st 2011
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I want birthday cake!!

Switch your Dorito day to your birthday this week and don't take the next one until the Saturday after. It would mean going a week and a couple of days between Dorito days, but worth it to celebra...

Feb 1st 2011
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Ok to eat ?

Although you 'could' eat cold-cuts regularly, they're generally considered processed meats and should be avoided, I'd think. Since olive oil is okay, I would think olives are too, but I'm not real...

Feb 1st 2011
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Is Beef Jerky a good slow-carb snack?

I'm a big snacker (normally) and was really afraid that I wouldn't be able to go without some sort of munchy snack. What I've found is that with the protein-heavy breakfast and ample, on-diet mea...

Feb 1st 2011
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Spinach and broccoli salad

Now THAT is a beautiful thing! Yum!

Jan 31st 2011
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How to make a good cup of cinammon coffee?

Most suggestions I've seen involve using a really good coffee - not the "cheap" (haha!) instant stuff - and really good cinnamon (preferably, grating your own, I guess). I don't drink m...

Jan 31st 2011
DreamerInDogpatch commented on DreamerInDogpatch's profile:

Week One Results are in. My fiancé lost 7 pounds (though pre-cheat day he was down almost 2 more, so we'll re-weigh tomorrow and see what 48 hr...

Jan 31st 2011
DreamerInDogpatch replied to a question I'm following

What do you use as a visual food diary?

I can't say its cooler, but its working for us (and keeping us accountable to each other & the people in our lives). My fiancé & I have been snapping (admittedly, terrible cellphone qu...

Jan 31st 2011
DreamerInDogpatch commented on antoinette1975's profile:

Way to go! That's great news!

Jan 30th 2011
DreamerInDogpatch replied to a question I'm following

Cheat Day Misgivings...

Where did you read that cheat day isn't part of the fat loss solution? I'm pretty sure I read that cheat day (or at LEAST a cheat meal on a cheat day) is strongly recommended for reasons of keepin...

Jan 30th 2011
DreamerInDogpatch commented on antoinette1975's profile:

Hey, thanks for your answer! Its good to know I'm not alone out here :) Sounds like your approach is pretty similar to ours; we're taking it 30 day...

Jan 30th 2011
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Slow-carbing with a significant other

I cannot imagine how difficult this would be for us if we were not both on board. I'd be constantly tempted by whatever pasta/rice/ice cream I was making for him for dinner and since I don't have ...

Jan 29th 2011
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Is beef or turkey jerky is allowed?

I'm a big snacker (normally) and was really afraid that I wouldn't be able to go without some sort of munchy snack. What I've found is that with the protein-heavy breakfast and ample, on-diet mea...

Jan 28th 2011
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Help With Food Prep

Hey Randy! My fiancé and I just started and for our second week, we'll definitely be doing more prep ahead of time - ala Miracle Mike below - because I felt like I spent most of the week cooking...

Jan 28th 2011
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Daily Carb Intake for

No limit on grams of carbs, just the type of carbs. No bread, pasta, rice, et cetera ("white" carbs is misleading because brown carbs like brown rice, wheat bread/pasta, et al., are sti...

Jan 28th 2011
DreamerInDogpatch replied to a question I'm following

Any super-fat people attempting this?

Thanks for the reply, ElusivePeach. One of my biggest motivations for trying this is to avoid WLS. At my highest, I was 336, and in the past few years I've managed to lose as much as 55~ pounds, b...

Jan 28th 2011
DreamerInDogpatch commented on DreamerInDogpatch's profile:

Thanks ElusivePeach. We are definitely doing it (6 days in) and really enjoying how it makes us feel. I'm just wondering how effective its been for...

Jan 28th 2011