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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.

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...

Tips and Tricks: Slow Carb Style

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I've been browsing the forum and noticed a lot of the same questions being asked. I thought it'd be helpful if a lot of the information that was gathered from several members here on the site was centralized in one place. For simplicity's sake, I will try to speak to a lot of the initial and continuing concerns of SCDers ali...

Women and the 4 Hour Body

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Are women finding success with 4 Hour Body? Over at 4-HBTalk we are discussing this and the women are not seeing very good results. Any feedback you can offer? I read about Laura Cox on this site - way to go. She changed things up - no beans at main meals, no snacks. Look forward to your replies.

What slow-carb desserts are allowed?

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What are some slow-carb desserts or treats that I'm allowed to have when I'm having a craving for sweets? I know sugar is not allowed, but after eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner full of meat and vegetables, at the end of the day I really need something to break up the monotony. Any suggestions?

TIP: Avoid whey protein when burning fat!

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A LOT of people following the slow carb diet to burn fat are getting lazy and using protein powders to meet the '30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking' requirement. Unfortunately, this may derail your fat-loss efforts, not solely because of the sucralose (which is still bad for weight loss), but also because whey prot...

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...

What are quick, easy and cheap sources of protein?

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I was under the impression, very mistakenly, that 1 whole egg was closer to 10g of protein for some reason, hence my 3 hard boiled eggs breakfast. Just looked it up and it's closer to 6-7g. That means 4-5 eggs, might be more than I can handle. Any suggestions on other quick, easy, cheap sources of protein I can wolf down aft...

Women Please Post Sample Meals

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Dear Ladies, Are you happy with your progress on slow-carb? If you are having great success on the slow-carb diet, please post a day's worth of food (preferably with amounts), along with how long you've been slow-carbing, starting weight/inches and current weight/inches. I know it would be helpful to me (and I suspect oth...

People who are stalling, please read!

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Tomorrow I'm going to have my first 'cheat day' or 'carb loading' day, which apparently are 2 different things. My leptin levels are probably so low that my metabolism has slowed. Plus I've gone god-knows-how-long without bread, alcohol, and caffeine and I think I've earned it. Everything I read does confirm the 'cheat day' ...

Skipped cheat day, any healthy alternative?

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I've been doing the slow-carb diet for 10 days now without a cheat day. I look and feel so good, I just can't bring myself to ruin all my hard work because I know I will regret it. The book is very specific about NOT skipping the cheat day, but I really don't have any cravings for fried food or donuts or whatever. I never th...

i'm 500 pounds, day 45 on diet and 0 weight change

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im feeling pretty frustrated on the 4hb right now. im sticking to my no cheat days and enjoying my saturday with whatever i want. this is a (somewhat typical, i may change lunch or dinner around) day during the non cheat days: breakfast: (pretty much stays the same every day, give or take the bacon) 4 eggs (and tbsp or 2 ...

Overeating, Calories, and What Has Worked Best

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This is a post for those of us doing SCD with lots of weight to lose (100+ lbs in my case), who have a long and distinguished history of overeating. In short, if you are someone who is used to overeating, this eating plan will work better if you monitor portions and identify a daily caloric goal below your maintenance calor...

Cottage Cheese?

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Why can I eat cottage cheese? How about Greek Yogurt (plain) which also has high protein concentrate?

Re: Quick Breakfast Ideas?

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Any ideas for breakfast that are quick? I can cook 3 eggs, but hard to eat in the car when Im driving, It hard enough to get up, shower, dry hair, make up, etc , and feed myself, I usually always drank my breakfast or ate a bar of some sort

Results After 6 Weeks of Tweaking Diet

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So it's the end of week 6 on Slow Carb Diet, and I FINALLY got the thing kicked into high gear. The first few weeks, I may or may not have lost around 5 pounds; I don't know what was fluid and what wasn't. I once lost 70 pounds dieting the traditional way and exercising my ass off (and kept most of it off), and lessons from...

Cutting out beans to speed up fat loss?

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I go to them when I need a "filler" food... ya know, something to plump up a meal and make it more hearty while still being "paleo/slow carb". But I have a sneaking suspicion that if I was to cut beans out (i.e my beloved kidney and black beans, etc), I would be losing fat faster. Could they be the tipping point to me losing...

Cooking for the week in advance for SCD and Last Mile

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TIP/Challenge –Prepare ALL your meals in advance! Here is a tip (could maybe be a challenge) for anyone on SCD, but especially for those who struggle to find the time to prepare their meals. In particular for those who struggle to get their 30g within 30min of waking or for those doing the last mile (where I think advanc...

SCD Success Story: roberdingo

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I started the SCD just over 3 months ago and have reached my goal. I have had amazing success - I have lost 7kg and ~4%BF. I now weigh a healthy 60kg (bodyfat down from ~ 14% to 10% - caliper 4 point method). I look and feel fantastic. I am never hungry and have more energy than ever. I am in the best shape of my life. And i...

Protein Advice for Fat Loss

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I've been thinking of writing a little article for awhile about this but, I'm lazy so here are the first 15 tips of about 30 I have to ramp up your fat loss from your protein choices. Protein Tips: 1: Grass-Fed Beef is Magical. I only eat this about 3 times a week. the tougher the better. but I always have significantly h...

Slow-carb dieting at work

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For all the 9-5ers out there, it's extremely challenging to eat the perfectly balanced meals outlined in the book. To make things worse, our office is stocked with all kinds of snacks: chips, candy, soda, you name it. It's driving me mad teasing me every moment. Also, every time I go out for lunch with coworkers I have to e...

Breakfast before or after workout?

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I workout first thing in the AM, or it doesn't happen. Can I wait until my workout (usually 30-45 min) is over to eat, or should I eat first? It would litterally be eat, put dishes in dishwasher, workout, so I don't know if that's too soon. I expect most days I'll be eating 2 scrambelled eggs w/ veggies.

Whey Protein Shakes for Breakfast- Yay or Nay?

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What is the final consensus on Slow-Carbers having Whey Protein Shakes for breakfast? ( I mean the kind with that you buy in the barrel and mix with water, not the pre-made kind that are loaded with carbs) I have heard - only if you are working out, yes they are fine, avoid them altogether... So which is it? I know they hav...

Looks like I've reached my goal

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Looks like I've reached my weigh loss goal, and some! My goal was to go from 125lbs at 22% to 105 and 18%... I've fallen off track a few times, jumped back on, and 2 months later I'm at 103 lbs and I'm guessing (I'm going to finish off this week and take an average of the body fat %) that I'm at 15% body fat now. I'll po...

From Geek to Freak: Final Results

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Here's my final results of my 4-week adventures in Geek to Freak-Land. It's been a crazy month of pill-popping, milk guzzling, protein overdosing, and iron-pumping, and loved every moment of it all. Last night, just in time for my 1-month anniversary, I finally was able to my goal: to complete 1 pull-up from a dead hang wit...

Different Results

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Hello everyone. I have been on and off the SCD since 2008, when my husband and I discovered it on Mr. Ferris's blog. It has always worked wonders for both of us. If I got off, like I usually do around the holidays, I could count on taking weight off again consistently as long as I stuck to the diet and was working out some. ...

Not losing enought weight

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Dear everyone, but especially LauraCox, PLEASE help! I did this for 90 days April-June but only lost about 8 lbs, some body fat, but I need to lost more weight. I've had 3 kids and have been doing boot camp/weight training for 1 hour 3 x per week for a year, plus some jogging (maybe 30 min 3 times a week also). I really n...

protein shakes?

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okay...eggs for breakfast are too much for me! it's also VERY hard for me to get 30g protein right when i wake up. can i use protein shakes in the morning for breakfast? if so, what ones can i use? thanks guys!

ArcticHacker: The Final Push

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I'm at Week 10.5 (I'm doing 10 day cycles between Cheat Days now). I weighed and measured myself this morning. I am at 131.4 lbs and 16.4% BF. Apparently compared to Week 9, I am up 1.2 lbs but down about an inch in tape measurements and down 1.3% in BF. And I am also dealing with my TOM so I'm bloated. No matter how buff I...

Getting great results? What's on your plate?

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I had great results following the slow carb diet and a lot of people wanted to know exactly what I ate and how I exercised. So I'm going to post my detailed meal plan here and encourage you to do the same. I certainly did NOT follow all of the rules! My diet was more protein heavy because I really hate beans (Tim said to jus...

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"....

Week 9: Arctichacker -pics of progress

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Nothing as dramatic as the lovely Akane but I finally got my butt into my skivvies and figure out how to work the timer in my camera. Tomorrow is my Week 9 Cheat Day! Week 6 was my last progress blog. I decided to start having cheat days every week and half instead of weekly. So far I've done 2 cycles. The first 10 day c...

New weight loss trick: Eating almonds with meals?

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I stumbled across a great little clinical study on almonds that suggests that eating almonds together with your meals reduces the severity of your post-meal insulin/blood sugar spikes, and thus help prevent fat gain. Since the whole point of the slow carb diet is to prevent insulin spikes, according to these findings, eating...

Avoid too much protein?

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I read Gary Taubes' book 'Why we get fat" which Tim said he agrees with most of what he says. In it, Taubes warns about having too much protein saying that it can cause light headedness, diarrhea etc. and not to restrict the amount of fat you get. I've also heard that fat is a much cleaner fuel compared to protein since it d...

Can I eat?

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Almond milk pumpkin seeds butternut squash? it says no dairy in the book but it seems like butter and cottage cheese are ok, what gives?

What are your favorite modifications to plan?

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Everyone's body, needs, working hours, preferences are different and I know many of you have made some modifications to original plan from the book. Especially those rebels amongst you. What are some modifications that worked for you and some that did not? Everybody, please use comments and votes for best answers (a.k.a. th...

Combining slow carb diet with Occam's Protocol

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Hi everyone I am now 16 days into the slow carb diet but I want to speed things up. I am planning on starting Occam's Protocol, however, I have some questions before doing so. I hope someone may be able to shed some light on these and help me out: 1) I have read a lot on this site that people do not recommend protein shake...

New Member: I was doin' it wrong.

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Hello all! This is my first week on the slow carb diet, but I love it! I feel spoiled by the diet since I've been fitness/health conscious for the past 6-7 years, and now realize that I've been doing too much cardio and not enough lifting. I've never been toned and have never had a low bf %, so that's what my main focu...

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...

Protein/Nutrient Charts

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I found this awesome nutrition chart and thought I would share. This link will load the "Protein" (meat) page, but there are also links at the top for Legumes, Nuts & Seeds, Veggies etc. Personally I was astonished by some of the protein amounts, especially in veggies. Hope this link is helpful for others : ) http://www.he...

Cheat Day vs Dieters Gone Wild Day-preference?

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I told my son that we get a cheat day once per week. He didn't like the sound of that and prefered the DGW thing. Cheating does sound like in the closet where DGW seems more like "I am following orders and doing this right!" On another post, I commented that those of us who have the Feast Beast inner voice that wants us to...

What I learned from all of you about Whey

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So, like I said I started this diet about 3 weeks ago. I was doing fabulously! I was so stoked and excited about how easy it was. I even recommended this book to some friends and all of them are now starting. Anyway, back to my story. After realizing that eating so much food in the morning was rather difficult for me, I deci...

Is there a middle?

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Is there a way of being half on/ half off the diet? I want to remain at the weight I am, not lose anymore, and definetely not gain anything. Is there a way of doing this ?

ArcticHacker: GOAL!

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I’ve been on the Last Mile for the couple of weeks to see if I could get from 16.4% to 15%BF. I gave myself a deadline of 3 weeks to do it because I know from past experience that I’m not very good on low carb diets. Luckily it took half the time I expected when I reached 15.2% BF. I’m calling it a success!!! To celeb...

Week 2 disappointment :(

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I am at the end of week 2 and I just did pre weigh in before my cheat day. I'm so sad! I have plateaued after losing 1.9kg in my first week, I would be ok if I saw inch loss instead but absolutely nothing. I'm really disappointed, not because the diet is hard, actually it is not far from what I was already eating but simpl...

Slow-carb breakfast

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What did you eat for breakfast today, or what's your favorite breakfast recipe?

Is unsweetened almond milk allowed?

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Is unsweetened almond milk allowed? I know regular milk and soy milk are a no go.

'Gastric Emptying' on Cheat Day

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I know that we're supposed to be 'emptying' more than normal on cheat day, due to the damage control supplements and other factors - but I'm going once at the most. And I know this is key, since it indicated how much is being absorbed. I haven't included Yerba Mate, Citrus Kombucha, or Athletic Greens yet - but I definitel...