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For all the women out there on SCD--period weight

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This question is for all the women who are on SCD. I know that women retain water before their period and feeling of being bloated is "normal" for mos...
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Beef jerky : 4g of carbs, 0g of fat, 18g of proteins in a 35g bag. Is it the perfect snack / afternoon meal ?

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I've been having Jack Link's beef Jerky Original 35g every other day in the afternoon as a snack. I don't really know what the effect has been, or will be so was...
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Repercussions of early cheat day

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I started doing the slow carb on Monday but find Sunday to be an inconvenient cheat day. Will there be an issue with me moving it up to my 6th day this week to h...
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TOTM - Postpone start date?

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Hi, I just decided to re-start the SCD but realised I had just started my period this morning and in light of all that has been said about no weightloss and som...
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Gym twice a week what should I be doing?

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Hello all. 1st of so happy i found this place. 2nd i have been slow carbing for about a month 8kg done whoop. Now I want to get back in to the gym I used to do...
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When should you switch? (From Slow-Carb to G2F)

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Hey, Fairly basic question, but I'm a little confused on the slow-carb switchover. I've been on the slowcarb since the book came out (with mixed results) and ma...
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Success Story (so far)

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I love Akane's updates and always enjoy reading them. I thought I would report in as well because I hit another milestone this week: I reached my target weight ...
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Breakfast Fritata, a week's worth of breakfasts!

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I'm not a morning person and tend to be rushed to get out the door to work during the week. The idea of microwaving egg whites every morning sounded really unapp...
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Quorn meat substitue

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Has anyone tried Quorn protein crumbles? I just bought some at Whole Foods and I found it (tried it only once) to be versatile, tasty (depending on how you sea...
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Here I am... with questions!

Hello 4H ppl! So, I joined this forum about hmmm.... a long time ago. I would have to say like 9 months ago. I stumbled across Tim Ferriss and his book in the br...
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Nutriton Action - Sugar Belly

Nutrition Action is a small magazine that is kinda along the lines of consumers report for food. They rely on subscriptions, not advertisements to keep the light...

Where to Start?

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I'm having a bit of paralysis by analysis. Though the book is fairly straight-forward, I'm having a hard time overcoming my mind and getting started. I want to...
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Tips to help fall asleep?

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Hi everyone. I want to try the Polyphasic Sleep, since I work at night, and it would be a lifesaver to take a 20 minute nap to recharge my batteries. My problem ...
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Occom's: Increasing Rest Days

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I'm not 100% clear on what Tim means by the following regarding increasing rest days on Occom's: "As soon as you have a workout where more than one exercis...
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Advice on SCD Snacks + Please comment on my diet

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Hi I am on a SCD, and there are times I feel hungry. What is a good SCD snack? I don't want to spend nearly ANY time on it, so it can't be something I need to c...
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eating out instead of preparing your own food

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Hi all:) although we can pick food that "does not" have forbidden items that we cant eat, in fact, how do we know sugar is not added in the food? i thi...
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First Day Food Diary

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Today was my first day on the diet, and I ate a LOT! As a former calorie-counter, it makes me nervous. Below is a layout of what I had today (and what I plan to ...
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Finally made it to 169!

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I want to thank everyone for all the help I received this week when I was so bummed...I was ready to give up! I got on the scle today and am finally into the nex...
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Back on SCD

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Fell off the wagon after decent results. Just started back as of yesterday. Going for a full four week experiment, with workouts outlined in the book, maybe with...
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The Body Fat v. Water Retention Conundrum

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Hi everyone. I just wanted to explore a couple facets of this diet with you as I've become concerned about it's long term effectiveness and was curious as to how...
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Does this really work? Need some motivation

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I'm sorry to ask such an obvious question, but I'm having some doubts. I suppose my weight isn't coming off as fast as I'd like, and it feels like I'm literally ...

How to fit Chipotle in this diet?

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I could be missing something, but it seems like there's a contradiction between the slow carb diet and the Chipotle diet. All the mentions of the Chipotle diet h...
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HELP! Analyze & Shoot Holes 'Cuz I am STUCK!!

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Hi All, I have been doing this for quite sometime now and admittedly in the beginning I had some struggles because I was cheating and cutting corners everywhere...
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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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After 10 Weeks of SCD

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Good evening all, I just wanted to share my results of the SCD. I have had good results so far and am very happy with my results. I am only down about 10 lbs, ...
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Any other diabetics out there?

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I have type 2 diabeties and have started this diet. My sugar has been like a roller coaster since I started, but in a good way. I have taken as much as 60 units ...
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Cheat day on the last mile?

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I think I'm now ready for the last mile- 16% bf.... do I still get a cheat day like on the slow-carb diet? Also, I'm currently doing x3 hour sessions (combo of w...
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What tips for men over 40?

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I'm a 46 year old male. I did BFL when I was 36 with great results. I read the 4 hour body with great enthusiasm and still had one nagging question: How much ...
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Polenta ok?

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Hi, I know corn is allowed, while perhaps not ideal. How about polenta? (corn meal)?
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Everything but Body calibers...

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Hey everyone, I will be starting the Challenge, (thinking today as I just finished a geek to freak cycle). I have everything but the Steiva (can easily get) and...
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Tried it for a day...heartbroken, gained weight!

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I know, I know. One day is nothing to measure things over. However, every other diet I've ever tried, I'd see results right away. Just the mere change of lifest...
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Pork Tenderloin with Lentils

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I've stared with SCD just recently and as I enjoy cooking a lot, I will be posting receipes I've liked and are easy and fast: Lentils: 2 cups of lentils garlic ...
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Anything better than Beano ?

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Guys, I've soaked them, let them in water for the whole night, took 6 (!!) beano tablets before the first bite. But I need a definitive solution to this (erhm!) ...
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PAGG question

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When do I take it? How often. Etc. Thanks for all your help.
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Beans, Beans Beans

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Hi, I'm new to the site but have been SCD'ing since January 8. Since then I have lost 25 pounds and continue to drop weight at the rate of about 1.5 pounds per...
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Ghee is AWESOME!

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Recently made ghee and it rocks! It tastes so buttery and a little goes a long way. I love cooking kale (and veggies in general) with it. Add a bit of truffle s...
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How to get the 2000 calories?

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Hi, I'm a huge guy. I have to eat a really minimum of 2000 calories a day to get everything work in my body. However, I don't know how to reach that number witho...
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FYI: If you are using Creatine Monohydrate

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Take this how you would like, but my girlfriend is currently going to school for massage therapy, and one of her teachers (who is also my chiropractor, ironicall...
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G2F: To split or not to split

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After three weeks with Occam's Protocol, I moved from Bangkok back to San Francisco and decided to dive into Geek to Freak. I'm a slow gainer, so when it comes ...
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Replacing Saltines for Nausea

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I'm a pukey kind of girl. Nausea will hit me at pretty much any available opportunity. Motion sickness in the car? Yes. Nausea during ladytime? Oh, yes. Mi...
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Uneven loss

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Don't know if this is something I am doing wrong (measurements wise) but I seem to have a disproportionate loss. Meaning I've been losing cm/in in my torso and b...
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Taco Salad recipe that rocks!

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I made a taco salad last night that was so good, I’m putting it on my regular rotation and will be eating it 3-4 times a week. It tastes great cold and is easy...
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marathon training plus occam's protocol

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Hi all, I'm going to run the California International Marathon in December. In the past my running routine has excluded weight training because it's just too mu...
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cacao nibs!!!

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i am a total chocolate freak and before scd had been accustomed to having a little bit every day. i have discovered that chewing on cacao nibs has been extremel...
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Adding Flaxseed

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Hey all! I was just wondering if anyone out there adds flaxseed to omlettes or salads for additional protein and fiber. Is flax even allowed? If so, what have...
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New Experiment: Egg Protein Powder

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I've been using whey protein isolate shakes for nearly a year. It is sweetened with sucralose but that did not seem to effect weight loss. Been stuck at 204 (f...
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Can cottage cheese be consideree the same as ricotta?

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I live in Italy and Cottage Cheese is difficult to find if not only in large supermarkets, I live in a small village so no big supermarkets nearby. Ricotta is e...
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Breastfeeding while on SCD

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Does anyone on here have experience breastfeeding while on the SCD? I read a few blogs before starting that said their milk supply actually increased (which the...
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Pop-quiz, which of these are allowed?

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Of all these tasty superhero snacks, can you spot which ones are slow-carb legal?
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Getting started again on SCD

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I was on the SCD last year and had pretty good success. I was only on it for maybe a month, but did feel great, have fun with it and had some pretty good succes...

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Vtine311 asked a question:
4HB vs Paleo

My goals have shifted quite a bit throughout this experiment. As of now, my goal is to see if I can burn fat to below a 20% body fat level while s...

at the moment it's a 3 days split- upper body push, lower body, and upper body pull. 15-20 sets with a mixture of compound moves/functional moves.....

Tomhole commented on Tomhole's reply:

As for cold showers / ice baths, I tried those and saw no benefit.

Tomhole commented on Tomhole's reply:

What exactly does a weight training session look like for you? That will help determine if you need to adjust SCD at all. We'll go from there.

Tomhole commented on Tomhole's reply:

RE: Figuring out your calories: go here: http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/#projectedweightloss and type in your data. It will spit o...

Tomhole commented on G G's reply:

Just be sure to get enough calories. There isn't enough protein in the world to overcome a 750 cal / day deficit. That's just too much.

• How would you take this approach if your workouts were in the morning? • How are you splitting your macros? • I’d like to keep cheat day...

Thanks for taking the time with such a detailed and helpful answer! So just to clarify: • Are you suggesting not to worry about the post-workout ...

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PAGG dosage
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