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Just started!

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The research and preparation are all done. First day has gone very well even my wife is happy! Cucumber? Parsnips? Red, green, yellow peppers? ...
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How often are you guys doing cardio???

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I've been following the Slow Carb Diet from 4HB and i've lost a stone in two weeks, which has already blown my mind! I'm really into exercising but i'm worried i...
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Mix legumes in 1 meal?

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Is it ok to mix legumes in one meal? e.g. Bean soup and add lentils to a chiken salad?

"Will Creatine and Glutamine improve my progress?"

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21 y/o female, I'm doing slow carb (day 9) and am interested in adding creatine/glutamine. I CrossFit 2-3x per week or Kettbell swings if I can't make it to the...
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Protein shakes...

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Tommorow is day 3.... I struggle with the b fast because I have a newborn so he gets fed first thing when I wake up.... my husband does have Whey protein powder ...
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Side effects of sucralose

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hi everyone! After my experiment with sucralose, I feel ive got to inform somebody about results. So Yesterday I bought "FITNE" Brand sucralose sweete...
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Lifting performance next day after cheating

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I read recently how @Tomhole does workouts after cheating and the performance is epic. I tried the same thing this weekend. The issue for me was that I usually f...
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GOMAD Day 1: Holy &*^% That's a Lot of Milk!

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Hello again everyone, As one or two of you may be aware, I started my workouts last week and have been keeping up with them consistently. However, today I decid...
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I don't lose fat, Help me!

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I want/need to lose fat. I'm 1,77 cm and 77,8 kg. My target is 68 kg. low carb diet and "last mile" don't help me. I gain weight and don't lose cm. I a...
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How much time should be allowed between workouts?

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I run at 5AM, get home from work and spend time with family till 8pm, then workout from around 8-10pm....if this is consistent, is it healthy?
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16 Months in, now what?

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I need some advice. I started the SCD after accidentally stumbling upon CD 3 of Tim's 4 Hour Body one day when I borrowed someones car. It was playing at the p...
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if you have a small dose of a "banned" food during the week, how does that affect the binge on day 7?

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I'm currently on day 6 of my 1st week. Am looking forward to my "free day" tomorrow, but in my reading of the rule that "cream in coffee is ok&qu...
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No corn? Seriously?

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I just read an answer to a question and it was said... no corn? Is this for real? Because if so, I really need to readjust my eating. Clarification please!
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Fat Intake Question

I know we are supposed to be getting out fats in as with with butter, lard and certain oils so that our body can use it as a fuel source. What is the minimum to ...
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New to this...

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Hello 4HB people. I just wanted to say thanks to the incredible people on this forum, I've not said much but I've been reading through tons of threads since I le...
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Regular old green salads?

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Reading the book and online, there are much references to spinach and other specific greens like broccoli. Maybe I'm just missing it, but what about regular ol...
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Is coconut flour allowed?

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Hi all! I'm about a week into the SCD and it's been going well. BUT for the sake of not falling off the wagon (or quitting in the early stages) I was wondering ...
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I have 60lbs to loose, why am I only loosing 1lb a wk?

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Does anyone have any idea why I am loosing weight sooo slow? OI have 60 lbs to loose. I started SCD 10 wks ago. I have only managed to loose 10 lbs, at a rate o...

Can I do this if I travel 4 days a week?

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I travel 4 days a week for my job and most hotels that I stay in do not have a fridge or microwave. Interestingly, I travel mostly by train so I don't have a pro...
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22 lbs in 4 weeks! It works!

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Hey Everyone, I'm surprised at so many people saying that they are not getting results on here! I'm 6'2" male weighing in at 240 on December 31st. I went an...
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Glass of ice water every morning

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I've been drinking a glass of ice water every morning for the past 10 days just to try it. I'm not sure if it's doing anything or not. It's kind of a pain, so I'...
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Please sense check my body fat

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I've been on SCD since 19/05. Here's my opening stats (key to this question) 6ft male 81Kg, 20.7% body fat = 16.77Kg body fat My stats now (I'm still 6ft and ...
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What type of cheese to eat? Raw cheese?

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I know cheese is not allowed on the diet...BUT if there was one cheese that isn't all that bad what would it be (beside cottage cheese)? Is raw cheese better for...
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Blood issue.

My wifge has to take blood thinning agents daily and her count has crashed on the diet due we are pretty sure to the amount of green veg she is consuming. A good...
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Why my weight lost very slow?

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i have the same problem of my weight loss very slow, i am on my week 3th, first week drop really fast like 8pounds because i was really sick, then when i recover...
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Just Started - Help Needed

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I am now in my 3rd week on the diet and I wanted to get some information on the amount of food I have been eating daily. I'm 6'2 with a starting weight of 200.4l...
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Can I exercise on the 'Last Mile'?

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Do anyone know if you're supposed to exercise while doing the 'Last Mile', or is that discouraged? The book isn't really clear about that.
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Eating Ham?

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I see a lot of people including ham or ham steaks in their meals, and that confuses me . The hams I've seen at various supermarkets are pretty high in sugar cont...
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Omeprazole and weight gain?

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Hi all, Since reading Tim's book a got more interested in any possible side effects of any drugs I was taking and after a bit of research found lots of people t...
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People Joking about Health

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I've been a health nut for a while now, and this is something that's bothered me consistently. When people see what I eat (even pre-SCD), they congratulate me o...
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tablespoon of peanut butter

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is it ok to have a tablespoon of peanut butter during those moments of starvation?
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South FL BMI testing?

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Hi, in the WPB area, and haven't had much luck finding affordable, effective BMI testing as Tim describes. Anyone know of a place where I can get reasonably pric...
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I'm exhausted need a little advice

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I started this diet and I feel sooo tired. So I counted the calories, yes I know he says don't worry about calories but my total caloric intake today so far was ...
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Anyone use a Vibro Plate for exercise?

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Hi, I'm on day 3 of the SCD, and am just looking into the whole exercise thing. I am on my feet all day, running up and down a flight of stairs (own a coffee a...
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Starting The SCD

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Hello, Just wanted to introduce myself. This site seems great. I read the 4 Hour Body after seeing Tim on Dr. Oz, and really loved the book. I tried the SCD ...
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What Carbs to eat for Occams? Lactose intolerant?

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Hi, I am a bit confused, and I know some people are confused over this too. I find the definition of Occams feeding to be : "SCD plus starch" to be v...
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Sour cream

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Why is sour cream not allowed? I enjoy a garlic dip with my veggies but it has sour cream and mayo. 0 carbs
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Athlete in need of help, how does this SCD look?

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Yesterday myself and the other that I train with decided to take a rest after going 14 days straight. Today we return to the weight lifting and yes I considered...
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Can you Work out to Failure and Slow Carb at the same time?

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So in the book, Tim Fenriss gives a whole description of a work out plan and how to get big. But then he also reccomends a certain way of eating for that progra...
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Week 5 Update!

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Well this has been an interesting week. I have definitely seen the impact of cheating on this diet, even minor things. I would say over the last week I cheated i...
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Muscles are maxed, but no weight loss?

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I'm a 58 year old guy. I've busted my butt w/ P90X for 2 months. Massive muscle gain and reduced pants sizes. I haven't lifted as much or done so many pushup s...
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Upped morning protein to 60 grams

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Since 3 days I upped my morning protein from 30 to aprox. 60 grams. My breakfast is now 3 oz organic steak tartare, 3 whole organic eggs baked in Coconutoil, and...
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Hello, update & thank you

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Hello all you wonderful people! I have been on here for a couple of months and been on the SCD since the 28th March. I didn't post my start weight as I honestly ...
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Way off course!

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Help! I've thrown myself way off course the last few weeks, ever since I went on vacation at the end of August. It's been roughly 3 weeks and I've hit some major...

How to get cortisol down?

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I'm a long time paleo eater and I've also worked out A LOT for all my life. I went fully paleo (ditched the remains of the dairy, I had ditched the grains way be...
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Experimenting with new menu ideas

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Hi folks- I am a 4HB newbie and am only on day 5 of the SCD and am SOOOO sick of spinach and lentils. The eggs are great- I boil 6-8 eggs at a time and make dev...
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Almond "Flour" ???

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Has anyone had any success frying chicken with almond "flour" ? To my knowledge it is nothing more than pulverized almonds, which should be alright in ...
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Why we gain weight on cheat day

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Saw this on another forum and thought it might help folks not freak out so much on cheat day when they gain a lot of lbs. It's normal, and good for you. [BEGIN...
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Can u do kettle bell swings 2 days in a row?

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If Kettle bells swings primarily use the lower body and are a cardio workout, I'm wondering if you need a recovery day or if you can do them say 4 or 5 days a we...

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