Senshin

United-States flagCampbell, CA, United States
My 4HB Goal: To spend my 40th birthday (8/2013) on a tropical beach in the best shape of my life - lean, strong healthy and happy :)

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    Senshin replied to Travis Mitchell's question:

    Getting made fun of because of your diet?

    woah - although you weren't offended your boss using "gay" as a derogative is likely enough to get him in SERIOUS hot water with HR, if not fired - that is totally gross! I think peop...

    Jan 31st 2013
    Senshin replied to Dominique Martin's question:

    Easy, Quick and Cheap Breakfast Muffins

    I make similar ones with a bunch of veggies and bacon. I cook the bacon first, then saute the veggies in some of the bacon fat, yum. I usually use mushrooms, red pepper, spinach and onions. Alt...

    Jan 24th 2013
    Senshin shared a tip:

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    Jan 24th 2013
    Senshin commented on Senshin's reply:

    another thought - the falafel joint may have skewers of beef, chicken or lamb - any of those would be a better choice than the falafel.

    Jan 24th 2013
    Senshin replied to Gary Zapparelli's question:

    Is Falafel okay to eat?

    Falafel is delicious, but I would reserve them for a cheat day treat. Unfortunately chickpeas are the one kind of bean slow carbers are supposed to avoid or at least seriously limit. I just also ...

    Jan 24th 2013
    Jan 23rd 2013
    Senshin commented on Senshin's reply:

    @dustin, I often find myself in situations where something is so delicious that it's hard to practice moderation. I wish we had a group of slow-c...

    Jan 18th 2013
    Senshin replied to Dustin Scherer's question:

    SCD Recipe Questions - Paleo Coleslaw

    the sounds like a good option - especially if you don't eat the entire coleslaw (and 1/2 cup of paleo mayo) in one sitting. If you don't feel like making your own mayo, I get an awesome one f...

    Jan 18th 2013
    Senshin commented on Senshin's reply:

    I save cream for a treat when I'm out. At one point I was adding cream to my coffee daily and pretty sure it stalled my progress since that's a w...

    Jan 18th 2013
    Senshin replied to Martin Lundsgaard's question:

    Canned Baked Beans - Sugar ?

    Can you look at the back of the can to see what's in them? Most traditional baked beans here in the US have sugar, corn syrup or maple in them.

    Jan 18th 2013

    ooo @juan - yum! How did it turn out with the extra spicy Rocoto? @jordan - fantastic! I was thinking about black beans too since they would ad...

    Jan 18th 2013
    Senshin replied to Manjeeta Singh's question:

    Lactose and Sugar free Creamers

    Welcome to the world of slow-carbing! The creamer sounds highly suspect to me. If there's no lactose or sugar what IS in there? Likely sweetener and other things that aren't part of the plan. ...

    Jan 18th 2013

    oo @rociodelmar - I bet the fresh ones are much richer / more delicious than anything canned! Yum!

    Jan 15th 2013

    @juan, they took about an hour to put together and viola lunches for a week Although, I was a little hungry and added in some additional veg...

    Jan 15th 2013

    glad it was yummy - I think the lentils really add a lot to the texture to give it that rich flavor. I bet it would be delicious with ground turk...

    Jan 15th 2013
    Senshin shared a tip:

    Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers

    I hit the kitchen again and invented yet another slow carb option. The filling tastes like a yummy taco in a slow-carb friendly wrapper! You could make them pretty mild or much spicier if you a...

    Jan 14th 2013
    Senshin replied to Dylan Tomlinson's question:

    Funny Christmas story...

    Guess it goes back to the age old - we can't help people who don't want to help themselves. It's a pretty funny story though - hope they're talking to you again soon. hehe

    Jan 14th 2013
    Senshin replied to Sofie Rawlinson's question:

    Looking for a 4hb buddy to keep me motivated

    There's a thread of people looking for buddies: http://4hourpeople.com/question/10943/Buddy-System-Let-s-do-this-to...

    Jan 14th 2013

    @arathi - it does take a long time to make, but I love that it can feed me all week Hope you'll enjoy it.

    Jan 14th 2013

    @DSheehan - I couldn't find anything conclusively saying one way or another about parsnips. If you (or anyone else) is concerned about eating pars...

    Jan 14th 2013
    Senshin commented on Moon Wong's reply:

    @cheryl - be it would be fantastic as a chicken pot pie too!

    Jan 14th 2013

    @FloridaMike, hurrah - so glad it was enjoyed! I am making it today again too.

    Jan 14th 2013
    Senshin replied to Gretchen Linden's question:

    My story so far is in our city's paper!

    thank you so much for sharing your story (and photo) with us as well as the St. Louis community. You've done such fantastic hard work and thank you for inspiring other people!

    Jan 14th 2013
    Senshin replied to Minnesota's question:

    Winter Before and After / Almost there !

    that's some awesome work - no question can you see a dramatic difference! Go you!

    Jan 11th 2013
    Senshin commented on Senshin's reply:

    I would recommend upping your morning eggs to 3 and adding in some meat - maybe chicken sausage or bacon? I've found those 30 grams of protein in...

    Jan 11th 2013
    Senshin replied to Travis Mitchell's tip:

    Don't Ignore Cruciferous Vegetables

    I have become such a huge fan of brussels sprouts and cauliflower since starting 4HB! I might need a 12 step program since three nights this week my dinner with roasted brussels sprouts with baco...

    Jan 11th 2013
    Jan 11th 2013
    Senshin replied to Claudia Letonja's question:

    No-breakfast days -- Help!

    I also make breakfast muffins or a fritatta - super easy with 40 seconds to reheat a batch of three! Three doesn't reach the 30 grams of protein - so you'd want to add sausage, chicken or eat mor...

    Jan 10th 2013
    Senshin replied to Arathi Shekhat's question:

    Day 4 - Down 4lbs but feeling weak in the AM

    If you're not having enough energy to complete your workouts you're likely not giving your body enough fuel. People new on the plan often don't eat enough - so you may want to make sure your meals...

    Jan 10th 2013

    hope you'll enjoy it! I think it's tasty enough to even be enjoyed by people not even on a healthy food plan.

    Jan 10th 2013
    Senshin shared a tip:

    Cottage Pie Recipe- super yummy!

    All the cold weather had me craving warm comfort food. Generally I cook over the weekend and make enough to last the week and this certainly fits the bill. I was amazed at how delicious and sa...

    Jan 9th 2013
    Senshin replied to TeeRaySee's question:

    1 year down

    wow that's fantastic!

    Jan 9th 2013

    congrats on recommitting to following the plan in the new year! It's amazing how quickly our bodies can feel both the positive and negative effe...

    Jan 8th 2013

    wowzers - that's fantastic that you've reached a new low - especially just a week after your largest post-cheat gain. I've heard some theories th...

    Jan 8th 2013
    Senshin commented on wombat's reply:

    I'm sorry to hear you were sick and hope you're feeling better soon. Good luck reaching your next goal.

    Jan 8th 2013

    it's a diet soda - why would it not fall under the diet soda category?

    Jan 8th 2013
    Senshin replied to Jessica Stuart's question:

    Cauliflower??

    I absolutely love, love, love mashed cauliflower! I've tried it a number of ways and have found it works well with ghee, butter or coconut oil. I often add salt, pepper and paprika. If you enjo...

    Jan 8th 2013
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    Jan 8th 2013
    Senshin commented on Drewfis H's reply:

    @Drewfis, there are many different types of yoga - but I've found it to be very helpful in my life. Not only have I built flexibility and streng...

    Jan 6th 2013
    Senshin commented on Minnesota's reply:

    Jones, oo sounds like you're doing some awesome experiments to change it up too. Running is a big change for sure and I've found the weight real...

    Jan 4th 2013

    oo good luck getting back on track too post holidays. I'm not generally a morning exerciser, but can really see the benefits of getting the body ...

    Jan 4th 2013
    Senshin asked a question:

    Post holiday check in! How'd you do?

    So we've made it through the holidays - hurray! I didn't knowing eat anything off the plan over the holidays. However; since we were away, it meant eating out all the time. Cooking at home's m...

    Jan 4th 2013
    Senshin commented on Senshin's reply:

    ^5 juan gotta love the crockpot!

    Dec 8th 2012
    Senshin replied to Elizabeth Dietzmann's question:

    two good finds at Trader Joe's

    hang in there - it can be a slow start for women! Glad you found some good scores at TJs Ours usually has the Applegate Farms grass fed beef hot dogs for $3 less that Whole Foods. Hope you wer...

    Dec 8th 2012