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Looking for input/discussion on my proposed daily nutritional breakdown....

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Ok, now that I have this diet under control, I'm going to try different ratios of carbs, fat and protein to see what works best. My daily goal is 1800 calories a...
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Weight Gain as intended, but belly still there

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I was skinny forever, age 25, 6'3" 183 pounds. After a month of strict diet and work out (Geek to Freak and 2 workouts per week) I've gained 13 pounds, but ...
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What I have eaten for a week

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Hey guys, I've been keeping track of what I've been eating for the last week, I know they're some unhealthy things on there like a pizza in the middle of the nig...
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Got any Good Crock Pot Recipes?

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Hey all, Decided to make a roast today in the crock pot. Meant to save some for tmrw, but it was too good, and now it's gone. Guess I'll count it as a mini-ch...
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can't seem to beat this headache

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so, ever since I started last Tuesday, I've had a killer headache every afternoon/evening. I'm already a fair water drinker -- usually around 100 oz/day and I'v...
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Proteins and Beans enough

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Hey Guys! I have been on the diet for a few days no and have had any noticable success. I usually eat Breakfast - 3 Eggs - Cottage Cheese - 2-3 slices of Baco...
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Has anyone been successful with the minimal workout?

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It doesn't feel like enough. I don't get the "pump" I am used to. I just sort of wear out.
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Wendy's Chili recipe - how to make it work for SCD

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Here's the recipe I found: 2 pounds ground beef one 29-ounce can tomato sauce one 29-ounce can kidney beans (with liquid) one 29-ounce can pinto beans (with liq...
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Crossfit - Bad Idea?

I'm looking into starting a serious workout program, and I'm leaning toward crossfit. I like the pace and group environment. Will I have to change my diet if I...
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Does anyone use Stevia?

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Hey all. I just started my third SlowCarb week. I still have problems with not going nuts on cheatday, but once more I pledge to to better next time;) I quit wi...
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Just Started

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Had my breakfast. Broccolli, 3 egg whites, and some black beans. Feel so stuffed! How long does that last? Have my mind on what to make for lunch.
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What happened to the tracking stats?

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I haven't been on here for a while, as I found SCD was making me really tired so I've decided to try other things. In the meantime, I've run away and joined the...

Preparing for travel and vacation

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I am beginning 4HB on Monday (way ready and excited!). Just under 4 weeks later, I will be traveling & on vacation. Has anyone else experienced this yet? How...
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Breakfast Time

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Hi all I’ve been doing the SCD for just over a week now and it’s going well so far. Unfortunately I am NOT a morning person! It takes me half an ho...
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Grams of Protein for 5'10" guy?

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I get around 105g protein on non workout days, and around 145g on workout days. (Monday, wed, friday) I'm losing lots of fat, but I'm strugging to get anywhere n...
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Is Sesame Oil/ Sesame allowed?

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Hey Guys, I would like to prepare this dish: Tossed Green Beans with sesame oil and sesame. Ingredients: 500 gr Young green beans in their shells 100 gr Ses...
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Lemme get a vitamin

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Are there any recommended vitamins to take (other than a multi-v, E, and calcium) in the absence of fruit in my diet? I hate not eating fruit daily but if there'...
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Cheat Day - Feel Awful

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anyone else feel awful during their first cheat day? I haven't even over indulged I am just eating regular meals not over doing it. Bfast had 2 eggs, French toas...
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Eating within 30 min.

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Does this mean 30 min after getting out of bed? Or 30 min. after waking up? Sometimes I'll wake up before my alarm and lay with my eyes closed for a little while...
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Day 5 | So far so good

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So we have tried to be good. Tomorrow would be our weekly weigh-in but since we are both working tomorrow we decided to jump on the scale just to see if we are g...
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Are dried veges allowed?

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The local organic store has packages of dried green beans, carrots, and beets that are really good! I'm craving something crunchy to dip into salsa n guac. I s...
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'BLOG:' First Day on 4HB - Beginning Stats

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This is fantastic news. I gained even more weight before beginning 4HB. What a way to cause a meltdown. Weight 180.6 Mid-bicep 12.5 inches Waist 42.5 Hips 44 Mi...
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Slow carb and calorie surplus?

Hi, I would like to ask if calorie surplus matters on the slow carb diet or will i not get fat irrespective of how much i eat as long as i stay away from stuff t...
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Can I change cheat day for just one week?

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I usually have a Saturday cheat day. Since I am away on vacation this week (and would love to enjoy the local eateries and traditional non-SCD approved dishes), ...
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Discouraging results, 8 days in

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Hi, hope all well. I'm measuring my %Fat and weight every day. Today I sat down and did some calculations and this is what I came down too: Timestamp ...
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Eggs? What else can there be for breakfast?

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How many eggs a week is OK? I'm finding it hard to think of anything else for breakfast! I only ever eat free range, and organic if I can afford it.
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R-ALA vs ALA

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A number of the companies that sell a PAGG stack state that R-ALA is superior to ALA. It's also quite a bit more expensive. Did Tim ever update his suggestion or...
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What measurements and photos should I take

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I have been on the diet now for about 3 weeks and I am down 15lbs. What before pics and measurements should I take in order to plot my progress every 3 weeks? Th...
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3 week update

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Starting weight 211 lbs Wk 1 SCD down to 205 Wk 2 SCD down to 200 Wk 3 SCD down to 192! Used Tim's sample breakfast lunch and dinner!
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Body calipers

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Okay, I'm really big on numbers, so I'm looking for every reasonable means of gathering data on my body right now. I already am taking body measurements with a t...
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Post-workout carbs allowed?

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Just wondering if I can have carbs after working out while doing the slow carb diet? I've heard conflicting things.
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Coming clean! :)

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So today was a hectic day and my blood sugar was dropping, dropping, like the stock market in a recession. :p So we stopped at Wendy's for lunch and I had the mo...
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Nervous :(

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First week and I've lost 7lbs. Tomorrow is my cheat day and I'm so excited,but I'm also really nervous. I hate the idea is losing the same 7lbs over and over jus...
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No gym....

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Hey I want to start the Geek-2-Freak muscle building program, but at the moment I don't have access to a gym. I'm set on the eating part but I want to make sure ...
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bean portions

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So I’ve been reading that you should be eating no less than 1 cup to 1.5 cups of beans a day. Do they mean raw or boiled? I find about 1/4 cup boils to 1 c...
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Cardio and stalling

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HI Everyone, I've been on the 4HB for about 5 weeks now. I started off at 14st9 (205) of mass on my 5'9 frame. first week I lost 10lbs, by week 2 it was 16, w...
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am i going to lose?

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Hi folks! So happy i found this website. I am starting this diet at 200lbs. Female age 47. 5'4" I intend to lose 70 lbs. Two years ago I weighed 126lbs. ...
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Lemons and limes

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Any consensus on using fresh lemons or limes as dressing in salad? I only mean like half a lemon or lime squeezed in. I have been using it with a bit of olive oi...
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Fruit Experiment: The Results

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I decided to add fruit back into my diet during scd days. I gave myself just over two weeks to test the theory. I would consume one type of fruit for two days ...
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What I ate today - what do you think?

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Third day on slowcarb, here's what I had to eat: Breakfast: Three strips of bacon, two eggs, a side of spinach Lunch: "Burrito bowl" consisting of red...
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When do you weigh?

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Hi all, What time do you guys weigh yourselves? And do you weigh yourself at the same time everyday? Or every other day? Weekly? Our Tanita scale says to weigh...
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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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What I ate today!

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This of course includes all of the binge day tricks and cheats to minimize. 3 scrambled eggs Protein shake 7 donuts 1 whole pizza 1 liter of coke 1 order of gen...
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have I reached a plateau? HELP!

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Ok So I have been doing this for 58 days: I've lost 23 pounds, 6 inches, I feel amazing, I'm a confident guy normally gut im through the roof, my sex life has im...
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Bedtime Protein

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I was thinking of adding 20-30 grams of casein protein before bed. I just started SCD - am finishing my first week. I am 6' 250lbs @ 28% body fat. I (so far) ...
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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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Reached my goal. Now what?

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I was originally shooting for 135 pounds, I woke up today at 134.6, down from 154 in Aug when I began 4HB. And down from over 160 last spring - I was biking heav...
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Water Drinking

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How much water is one supposed to drink on the 4 hour diet and how should one spread it throughout the day. Are coffee and tea seen as part of this allowance?
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drinking lemon water

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