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Slow-carb foods allowed / not allowed

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Can someone please post a comprehensive list of exactly what foods are allowed and not allowed on the slow-carb diet? I keep hearing contradicting things and just want a list that I can print out once and for all.

What to use as a thickener?

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Hello - Does anyone have any suggestion for a thickener for soups and sauces? In the past, before SCD, I use flour in roux and cornstarch in a pinch. Would tapioca or arrowroot be suitable replacements?

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

Is Whole Wheat Pasta Ok for SCD/OP Diet?

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I've been on the OP diet for over 6 weeks and gained about 18lbs then I switched to SCD losing 8-9lbs fairly quickly (3 weeks). The reason was that I gained a lot of FAT during the Occam's Feeding and I was doing it wrong, I totally overlooked the part where it said follow the SCD + starch. Thank goodness the SCD got my BF% ...

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 ...

I'm MAD at LOMAD!!

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Sorry, that's the best title I could come up with. LOMAD. Liter of Milk a Day. Have you done it? Did your BF% increase, stay the same.... OR did it drop? GOMAD. Gallon of Milk a Day Did you do it without puking? Photos would be a great help! (not of the puking-- of your body changes!! sickos)

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 ...

Getting my husband to join in

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Any tips on how to get my husband to join in 4HB? He keeps insisting that (1) he absolutely cannot give up potatoes without immediately dying of hunger; and (2) he travels too much to follow a diet. While his travel schedule does make it difficult, I'm pretty sure the former is not true. I mainly want to get him to join m...

Will these meals work?

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Hi, I'm just starting the Slow Carb Diet and I've finally worked out a few meals that I think I might be able to eat every day. Could an experienced SCD person glance over these for me and let me know if you think they'll work? I'm 5'2, 125lbs, female. I'd so much rather catch problems now than in three weeks when I'm frustr...

Slow-Carb Diet + Occam = Fat Gain?

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UPDATE: I did tape measurements and they confirm what the balance says. Hello everybody, I am new to this interesting forum and new to the 4HB concepts. Since I'd like to turn some fat into lean mass, so to speak, I decided to try the SCD+Occam protocol. According to the book, in Occam's protocol you just add starches (pre...