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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.

Foods to avoid on Cheat Day?

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I've had very mixed results recovering from Cheat Day based on what I eat. What are some of the foods that other people have found led to unexpectedly high weight gain, water weight retention, etc.? Pizza seems particularly bad.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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...

Before and after: 3 months 32 pounds

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Hello my fellow SCD teammates, Long story short, I started at 215lbs and I am now 183lbs. I followed the diet pretty strictly and went nuts on my cheat day. 7:00am wake up 7:10 am- protein shake in the shower, standard process SP complete diary free shake, and morning vitamins 12:00pm: 2 chicken breasts, 2 cups of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Best protein shake brand

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What's the best post-workout protein shake you've ever used and why is it your favorite? Mine is the chocolate SYNTHA-6 shake (not the mix). The shake has 40g of lean protein and only 2g of sugar, but the best part is that it actually tastes like a real chocolate milkshake (unlike stuff like Muscle Milk which tastes like chem...

Weight training before & after photos

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For those of you in the muscle building phase and following Geek-to-Freak or Occam's protocol, I recommend taking before & after photos to track your results. I'm ecstatic about my results, I started the Geek-to-Freak protocol only 12 days ago (after successfully losing 15lbs in 3 weeks from the slow-carb diet) and check me ...

Sucralose / Splenda stalls fat loss?

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I know that all artificial sweeteners are supposed to stall fat loss, but to what extent? A lot of the protein bars and shakes out there contain sucralose / Splenda. I'm curious to know if I there's a specific limit on how much I can have per day?

Protein shake has 975 calories!

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Is there's a special recipe adapted to women for the protein shake? As soon as I started taking it I got fatter the next morning. Then I found out it had 975 calories, which is 450 calories for breakfast alone, plus my breakfast, no wonder! Anyway, should I be skipping breakfast altogether and just having the protein shake? ...

Best protein powder for weight loss

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My current protein powder says "very low lactose" and contains trace amounts of sucrolase. I'm scared that this will effect my weight loss so i havent been using it. are there any slow carb approved protein powders out there that you could introduce me to?

Not throwing in the towel- Success at last.

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5 weeks = 35 Days Down 9 lbs. and 4.75 inches. [Elated] So the first week kind of doesn't count as I was still pretty much addicted to white wine, but I have honed in my mistakes thanks to the 4H folks on this forum. Here are a few of my adaptations that have lead to my success: - 1 GAL of water daily, no exceptions. My...

Do you follow the Occam's Perscriptions or the Geek to Freak Supplements or both?

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I want to do the Geek to Freak and am confused as to which supplements to take. 4HB describes Occam's Prescriptions (pg 208) and then another set of supplements on Geek to Freak (pg 186). Which one should I follow?

Best Protein Shake for Slow Carb Diet

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I am still in the slow carb stage. I am wondering what protein shake I can have? Mostly for quick mornings or a fast lunch when needed. Is a sugar free whey the best option?

Does anyone feel more tired after starting this diet?

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I know most people say they feel like they have MORE energy, but I'm feeling significantly more tired. Just wondering if I'm detoxing sugar or something? Anyone have any ideas?

Protein Pudding

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Recently I have been trying to integrate avocados into my diet. I know they have a lot of fat but most of it is mono or polyunsaturated fat, so it's still quite healthy when eaten in moderation. The other day I mixed half a avacado into my protein shake and surprinsingly it got a pudding like consistency and it tasted realy ...

Day 2 and feeling really irritable

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Hi, I'm a total newbie and am wondering if it's normal to feel really irritable? I'm on day 2 of eating slow carb and everything/everyone seems to annoy me. My food these 2 days: 1 protein shake in a.m. - 29g protein lunch/dinner - 1.5 cups black beans + 1 cup chicken w/ 2 tbsp salsa; 1-2 cups spinach with salad dressing. ...

Cinnamon daily?

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Wondering if it's a good idea to take cinnamon daily or just on cheat days?

Ramadan (Fasting) and the 4HB

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Since Ramadan starts after tomorrow, i need advice from anyone that would know/recommend a training/diet regiment that could work in order to maintain my current program. Ramadan is a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset. No water, no food all day. So i need to fit all meals and workouts from sunset to sunrise. Check my p...

Am I too thin for this to work?

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I started this diet 6 weeks ago and so far have lost a measly 1lb - which is really ridiculous. I do thoroughly enjoy my cheat days and don't do PAGG or the whole grape/lemon juice thing or the exercises. If you have to do all that then to me it's really not a cheat day. Anyway, I'm completely strict the rest of the wee...

Is PB2 allowed on the SCD

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I usually use that in my morning protein shake and haven't since starting this, but would prefer that over the vanilla powder that I have been adding for the additional protein. I know that peanuts are not allowed, but I thought I 'd get some opinions before I use it. Here's the nutritional info: PB2: Powdered Peanut Butt...

Micellar Casein Shake For Breakfast

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Hi I find it very hard to get 30g of protein when i wake up, mostly because i have NO appetite for at least a few hours. I was thinking of having a protein shake instead. From what ive read on here i need to avoid whey protein because it spikes insulin, however casein protein is ok? Im thinking of buying this one but want...

Chia Seeds?

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I bought chia seeds at the grocery store because i've heard REALLY good things about them (superfoods, help you poop, blah blah blah) but of course the question is... are they SCD approved?? I figured i'd add them to my protein pancakes or protein shake (unflavored whey isolate) post workouts. Thoughts??

I am positive I am doing something wrong...

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I've gone 17lbs total in two months but practically all of that was in the first month. For the last 20 days I've been bouncing between 247 and 244 lbs and I can't figure out why. For breakfast (between 7:30am - 8:30am) I would eat what Tim recommended in the book (spinach, egg whites, salsa) but I cannot stand eggs. They ...

AM Protein data

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So, I read enough posts on how bad a whey protein powder shake is so bad for me so I decided to stop doing that and eat regular protein from natural stuff instead. My normal morning routine is get up and do a 48g whey protein shake that had 220 calories. That has kept me on track at 3.5lbs / week for 11 weeks. Total loss o...

Just modifying breakfast as a gateway?

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Hello all, Thanks for all the great posts here. I appreciate the work the community does to support and help each other. I am considering trying to get my father interested in the SCD and I am very intrigued by Tim's story of the success his father had simply by having a protein shake in the morning. He has at least 50 lbs...

Protein Shakes

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Hi everyone! I have been on the 4HB diet for a few weeks now, and the most difficult thing for me is getting those 30g of protein within the first 30min of the day. I get up very early to catch a train for work, and generally get up as late as possible to give myself a decent rest. I always prepare myself the night before f...

Best pre/post workout meal for fat loss

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Or is it more productive to replace a meal with a protein shake? I'm an exercising newbie if you haven't been able to tell :)

Enough calories and proteins to gain muscle?

After having been 8 months off, I've decided to get back on the SCD and give the experiment of renewing myself another go. There were several factors that made me quit last time: First, christmas was coming up, which meant working double hours. I didn't have the time or energy to cook and shop for SCD foods. Second, I was...