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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...

30 min breakfast... after waking up or after getting up?

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Ok... I know this is probably a dumb question but anyway... I usually put my alarm clock and it takes me around 30 min to actually get up. The best 30 min of my day by the way. Problem is that normally I'm always late for the 30 min range for breakfast... if you count that after waking up. I have tried to look for the scie...

167 pounds to 120 pounds in 28 days. Possible?

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I was on the 4 hour body quest but I suppose I wasnt too consistent or committed. I saw the weight loss but but I plateau after cheat day. This time around I'm heading for a weekend trip with a couple of my boyfriend's friends. I want to feel good about myself around them cos I don't want them to think that my boyfriend is a...

Women wait until week 5!

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Today I officially made the 30 day mark on the plan. As I am finishing up my fifth week, I wanted to reply and add some encouragement, because the last two weeks I have been discouraged, but now am excited again. I understand that Tim says the program kicks in for women between week 4 and 5. I am a 52 year old women, 5'1"....

My Then and Now - 50 Days In

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Believe it or not, until I had pictures taken I could NOT see any change in myself. The scales and the tape measure said I was changing but I just couldn't "see" it. I really recommend taking pictures like these to confirm. Start Date December 29th 2010 - weight 93.3 kg (205.6lbs) - body fat % 45.3 (horrifying!) Pictures ta...

Tips/workout for the Last Mile?

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Does anyone have any tips for me. I'm starting the last mile today. I'm a female, and have hit the final plateau while slow carbing. Have about 5 more pounds to loose. I haven't been workout out on slow carb and want to start again on the last mile. Could anyone draw me out a workout schedule with exercises? I really don't k...

Will P90X Exercise work for me?

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I wonder if P90X is considered an acceptable form of exercise with respect to the 4HB. Any thoughts?

Before & After

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I started this journey on January 3, 2011. I was at 165 lbs, and 24.7% body fat. My waist measured 35 inches. On Friday, 4/22/2011, I was 152 lbs and 6.4% body fat as measured by DEXA Scan. My waist is now 28.5 inches. I just finished a 2 month round of PAGG and am currently on a break from that. I plan on changing m...

Geek to Freak Cheat Sheet

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For those trying to gain mass (or simply burn fat), I thought I'd put together a cheat sheet of the Geek to Freak routine with all the videos / supplements / diet: Diet: To gain mass, follow the Occam's feeding diet (slow carb plus potatoes/rice. To burn fat, just eat the slow carb diet and rest 30 seconds between exercises...

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...

Women don't be afraid to lift.

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I'm just trying to figure out how to post videos. I keep getting nothing but code. woo finally figured it out. This is from 2009, but Martin posted this earlier today: "Look how big and bulky heavy weights make you."

4 weeks and no weight loss

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Hello All - I am about to finish up my 4th week on SCD and am quite disappointed. I have not lost any weight and my wife (who is also doing it) has not lost much at all either (maybe 3 lbs). I have actually gained about 2 lbs over the course of the past month. ???? My clothes don't fit better and if anything they maybe fee...

How much steak is too much?

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Lately I have been indulging myself in beef, and tons of it. Before, I was buying frozen steaks (NoName's, 6oz cutlets) but now I have been exploring fresh cuts from my local market. I could eat them every single day if I wanted to, but usually stick to about 4 times a week (not including any burrito bowls I get that week. ...

Thin 4 hour people!

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Looking for some 4 hour people that began the diet already fairly thin. I'm wondering if there are people, like me, who took up the diet to achieve more toning and overall leanness, rather than just weight loss. How was your experience?

The Dreaded Stall - please help!

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So I am in my sixth week of SCD and have hit a wall. Although I have gotten good results so far (started at 227lbs on 2/13, weighed in at 208 on 3/17), I gained a pound last week, and have not lost anything since (209 since 3/17). It is just frustrating as I am working really hard at this and want so badly to see consisten...

Effort Vs. Results

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Hello everyone! I'm beginning my 5th week of SCD, and i've lost 6Kg (13 pounds) and a total of 20cm (7,8 inches). And I have you guys from the forum to thank for. You've all been very helpful and encouraging. On the past week (from last tuesday to this tuesday) I actually GAINED 800g with absolutely no change in diet, no n...

Best body composition scale?

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Which body composition scale is best for measuring body fat and muscle percentages? The one I'm currently using isn't accurate at all.

What does your daily supplement regimen look like?

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What does your daily supplement regimen look like?

Best supplement for fat loss and muscle gain?

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Im not exetely sure what the rules are for protein shakes/supplements. but from what i've read, ive heard you shouldent take anything if you are trying to burn a lot of fat. Is there anything i CAN take? Preferably something that is universal and can be bought in england. Id really like to increase my muscle mass and burn ...

Help! Losing muscle mass, body fat keeps increasing

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I've been tracking my body measurements and using a bioimpedance scale. My lean mass keeps decreasing and my body fat is increasing. I need help! I followed Akane's advice this week. - Cut out whey protein shake (Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla) - Cut out cottage cheese - Cut out Thai curries - Decrease cardio (did 2 (30 min sess...