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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...

Slow Carb, but legumes and vegetables have carbs

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Hey Been on SCD for a few weeks now, i have other questions where i posted my "stats" (weight loss and blood tests). I do have a question though: this is the slow carb diet, but still we eat a lots of carbs from vegetables and legumes (they do have a lot of carbs in them). What is the math behind it? If we stay and count ca...

Women, it's true: wait 4-5 weeks

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I arrived at day 30 today and I feel amazing. I have lost 8 lbs. (5 being the past week, finally) and 6.75 inches: 1 off both thighs, 1/4 off both arms, 2.75 off waist, and 1.5 off hips. I have adjusted the diet to fit me a little better over the past 30 days. I cut way back on the beans, and I only eat them at one mea...

Just to Say Thanks

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I just want you all to know that this forum has been SO critical in me sticking with this plan for the last 3 weeks. I check in here first every time I have a concern, question, or just want to feel like I'm hanging out with others going through the same stuff. Lots of love to all of you, and thanks for your great questio...

Do people start the lcd without reading the book?

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Why are there so many questions asked that are clearly answered in the book? I always see people asking if wheat bread is okay or if sweet potatos are okay? I understand there are areas that are not covered in the book, but some questions make me laugh / cry sometime.

Apology, Shame & A Soft Good-bye

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Ever since reading Martin's blog post last week here: f**karounditis, I've had to restrain myself quite a bit from answering some questions---out of fear of being---'too harsh'. (Even in every day life unrelated to health) I know a few of my answers in the past may have been harsh, so I apologize. But more so I apologize fo...

Obesity, Leptin Resistance, and 4HB

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There is a lot being written now about the role of Leptin and Leptin Resistance in obesity (and many other metabolic related conditions) that is well worth knowing something about if you are into re-forming your body. It also has answered for me a lot of the questions about how come the 4HB approach works the way it does. W...

4 hour people - READ ME!

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We have about at 10000+ quality questions and tips related to "4 hour body" book and related topics in this site. In effort to maximize effort of many wonderful members that were helping others in this community, we have build 5 systems that should help you find what you are looking for easier and faster. 1. Instant search ...

Challenge builder

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We finished the first draft of the infamous "challenge builder". The big idea is that you can post your favorite workout routines, receipts and other tricks that can help others. Things only Laura used to be able to do in the past. Now you can do it too. People that are on level 2 and up (helped about 10 people or more) wil...

How about a section of FAQ

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How about a section of FAQ so that everyone will have a reference and we won't get so many repeat questions?

Way to designate veterans' answers vs newbies'?

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I'm wondering if members' names could be tagged with something that shows how long we've been part of this site, or how long we've been doing SCD (or The Last Mile, Occam's, etc.) I see a lot of newbies answering questions recently, and while I definitely love their enthusiasm and willingness to help, I wonder if it's a l...

weight fluctuations normal?

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folks, i apologize if this has been answered before - in my searches, the questions seemed to be centered around women (which i am not) 36 years old guy, 198 lbs from canada been on the SCD for just over 2 weeks now. started it at the same time as i started working out. also doing the PAGG thing (not the stack capsules, b...

Is it possible to have a 24 hour period cheat day instead of a real day? What about splitting it in 2 or 3 meals during the week?

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Can I have a 24h (consecutive) cheat period instead of a cheat day? lets say instead of having my cheat day on saturday I'll have it from friday 4pm till saturday 4pm. Also can I have 3 cheat meals spread evenly during the week instead of a cheat day? lets say I like dinner better so I make 3 cheat dinners. Please give me ...

Are there any plans for a mobile friendly site?

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I was just wondering, since I'm always looking up questions on my phone when I'm out and about if you guys were planning on making a mobile site any time soon. If not, it might be a good idea to look into it. That is all

Thank you for this site and the people on it!

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I just wanted to thank the creators of this site and the amazing people on it for being so incredibly encouraging, supportive, and knowledgeable! Having this site to ask questions and discuss progress has been so valuable and has helped me stay focused. I am grateful!

12 Week Update - Woo Hoo!!

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Hi Everyone, I started January 5th weighing 305.6. Today I weighed myself and was 265, for a total loss so far of 40.6 pounds. My initial goal was to be 270 by the end of March. I was excited to be 265, with a week short of my goal date. Not too shabby for a 48 year old guy. The next goal is to be at 235 by the end of ...

Is there a way to manage all my Followed Questions?

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As it is, I am getting a lot of email notifications about questions I am "Following", but not really interested in. Is there a page where I can go in and take care of all of them at once, while still keeping the ones I am interested in?

Beginner questions

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how long should each meal last? is it true that it can only last one hour? does the four hour begin when I eat my first bite or finish the meal? can I have as much legumes, protein and veggies at each meal

Can I eat this? Organic Brownie Bar?

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I've been asking a ton of questions lately. So thank you all for the help. I saw this at the store today and was wondering if I could eat it? It's called "Pure Organic Choclate Brownie Bar' Ingredients: Organic Dates, Organic agave nectar, Organic rice protein concentrated, Organic Cashew butter( Organic Sunflower oil + org...

A bunch of questions.

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So my normal cheat day has been on tuesday. So the tuesday before last (the 31st) I had my regular cheat day, but then on thursday (the 2nd) I had my first slip up and another mini cheat day. it wasn't too terribly bad. I ate subway for lunch, a few chips in the afternoon, and tacobell for dinner. Because I cheated on thursd...

Just want to say Thanks!! :)

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My husband and I started the SCD journey on April 10th. We are nearly at the end of our 7th week and things have been going well. The hubs is 6'1" and started out at 214 pounds. He is now down to 196 (18 pound loss) and wants to continue on until he reaches 190 (or perhaps even 180 now that he has had so much success!!!) I ...

Loving the 4HB!!!

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Hi everyone, it's my 16th day on the SCD and I am so excited! A little about me: I'm a 50 year old woman (yikes!) but most people think I'm about 40. Lol. I've always been thin (115-120 lbs) and some people may think I still am. About 3 years ago, due to my hormones changing and my thyroid taking a major dump, I gained abou...

Men's Health: "Soy's Negative Effects"

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I found this article in Men's Health from about two years ago that mentions why men should avoid soy products. I noticed a couple of questions on soy today, so I thought this would be relevant. http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/soys-negative-effects/page/2 On that note, Bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic used to package a lot...

one more question! protein shakes

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sorry for asking so many questions! i wanted to know if anyone has info on protein shakes. dont they use artificial sweetener? many people talk about using them, as does the book. also are raw carrots okay? i sure hope so cuz thats about all i snack on. thanks!

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...

End of Week 8 - Results

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I have to say I'm totally amazed its the end of week 8....it's gone by so fast. After the horrible craving week I've had....I realized that I need to really carefully chose what I eat on my "Free Day" because if not I find myself craving the rest of the week. Anyway....I'm pleased to share with you. After 8 weeks of SCD, I...

Beginning the slow carb diet, some questions on foods that I can have?

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Hi, I am about to start the slow carb diet next week, and I am wondering if the following foods are acceptable: Egg pasta Tomato based pasta sauces Whey Protein Thanks in advance for any advice.