sepiadreams

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My 4HB Goal: Get to 130 pounds toned and healthy. Lose some of the baby fat on my face! Gain some (but not too much) muscle definition. Cut out most (if not all) of the sugar from my diet in order to improve my mood and focus. 3/6/2011 - 144 lbs, ...show more

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Heh, lazy slow carbers represent! I've lost about 6 lbs and feel kind of stalled, but not willing to do a complete lifestyle overhaul to be 10 lbs ...

May 4th 2011

When I said "mix it up", I meant within the boundaries of the diet. Basically, can I give myself a third meal option on top of the two options I cu...

Apr 21st 2011
sepiadreams asked a question:

How important are legumes at every meal?

In the book, Tim says to eat meat/protein, beans, and vegetables for every single meal. Period. However, then he goes on to suggest eggs and bacon and tomato as an acceptable breakfast, or cottage...

Apr 21st 2011
sepiadreams replied to kmtooley's question:

Body Fat Monitor

This website has various caliper formulas, but it also has a measurement formula: LINK Not as accurate as calipers, but it's something. And I just bought a pair of calipers super cheap from Amaz...

Apr 20th 2011
sepiadreams asked a question:

Craving sugar so much this week!

I am craving sugar so much today. I had a rather sugary cheat day on Sunday and it all went downhill from there. I've cheated every day this week. Some of it's been circumstantial (sister brought ...

Apr 20th 2011
sepiadreams replied to kevofresco's question:

I mean How can you just eat beans?

I really don't care for beans, but I eat a lot of lentils. I make them in vegetable bouillon, with a ton of garlic and onion and some salt, and they come out pretty tasty. It's a little high in so...

Apr 20th 2011
sepiadreams commented on sepiadreams's profile:

Enjoying my cheat day on a sunny Seattle afternoon. Looking forward to enjoying the full spread at a really fancy dinner party tonight, then gettin...

Apr 18th 2011
sepiadreams commented on sepiadreams's profile:

Holy crap Odwalla Blueberry B is sugary! I always found it rather tart, but my taste buds have changed enough that I really notice it now. No added...

Apr 18th 2011
sepiadreams replied to cottagefun's question:

White wine?

Congrats on your progress, that's awesome! Whites tend to have more sugar than reds, plus red wine has more antioxidents (and can help burn more fat, according to some studies). That said, that's...

Apr 16th 2011
sepiadreams replied to alicat's question:

I thought soy milk was not so bad...

First off, congrats on your progress so far! You will love the book, whenever it finally gets to you I've been curious about this as well. I'm not worried about the side effects as long as I'm e...

Apr 16th 2011
sepiadreams commented on sepiadreams's profile:

Felt like I did terribly yesterday, then realized that almost all of my excess was in fake sugars. Not optimal, but if that's a "bad" day, I'm doin...

Apr 16th 2011
sepiadreams replied to Carp's question:

Tips for easy work week lunch packing?

I do something similar. I fry up a bunch of lean hamburger and chicken cubes (separately!!!) and put them in a large tupperware. I also cook up a bag each of lentils and white beans, with plenty o...

Apr 14th 2011
sepiadreams replied to kitkatrr's question:

How could spinach be prepared ahead of time to make it easier to ingest in the mornings?

I mix fresh spinach with my legumes and throw it in the microwave for a minute or two. It cooks it enough to be quick and easy to eat, but it doesn't kill it (I'm a huge fan of fresh spinach, so a...

Apr 14th 2011
sepiadreams replied to sandegor's question:

Lentil Salad

This is not with curry, but here's my go-to: LENTILS 1 lb dry lentils 1/2 head garlic, chopped lots of onion powder (or 1/2 to 1 raw onion, chopped) 2 vegetable boullian cubes splash of lemon jui...

Apr 14th 2011
sepiadreams replied to bren's question:

ship a cheat day for Easter?

I did five days off the diet for a convention. I packed a ton of meals so that I could have at least one or two slow-carb meals (usually breakfast and lunch) and then didn't worry about it the res...

Apr 14th 2011
sepiadreams replied to PrudyChick's question:

Scrambled Eggs

I use olive oil and garlic salt. The consistency is not quite the same, but they come out delicious!

Apr 14th 2011
sepiadreams commented on sepiadreams's profile:

Finally got off my butt and ordered body fat calipers so I can accurately measure my %. Excited to have one more way to track progress! Here's the ...

Apr 14th 2011
sepiadreams commented on sepiadreams's profile:

Trying for no red wine, no fake sugar, no cream this week. I do have one dinner out with a friend on Wednesday, so it probably won't be a perfect w...

Apr 13th 2011
sepiadreams commented on sepiadreams's profile:

Experimented with protein powder today. Was pissed to find that "natural" flavored powder I bought was fakey vanilla! No artificial sugars tho, so ...

Apr 13th 2011

Note: this didn't get posted for a few days since I am a new member. I went ahead and took a pretty big cheat day on Saturday, even though I hadn't...

Apr 13th 2011
sepiadreams replied to djake's question:

I am getting the runs badly ..help

Are you eating legumes? (beans, lentils, etc) Those are an important part of the diet. They are the "slow-carbs" the diet is named after, since meat and veggies don't have a lot of carb...

Apr 13th 2011
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Apr 13th 2011
sepiadreams asked a question:

Should I take a binge day if I'm not following the diet perfectly?

I'm not following the Slow-Carb Diet perfectly. I like to think of it less as "cheating" and more as following Tim's suggestion that even if you change one meal a day you'll get results....

Apr 13th 2011
sepiadreams asked a question:

Good restaurant suggestions?

Tim has a suggestion for Mexican in the book, but when I go out with friends we rarely get Mexican, and I'm stuck at an Italian place looking at dish after dish filled with white pasta and cream! ...

Apr 13th 2011