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What's the best way to move your cheat day to a different day of the week?

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If you know you have an upcoming situation where you're just not going to be able to stick to the SCD, and you want to move your cheat day to accommodate so that...
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weighing less later on in the day????

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A couple of times now I have weighed myself later on in the day (around 4pm ish) and I've been at least 1lb and a few ounces lighter than my usual early morning ...
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Any fighters on here?

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I train in boxing, brazilian jiu jitsu and kickboxing, and I'd love to get your thoughts on how the SCD has affected your energy levels for sparring and general ...
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I'm not sleeping...

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I used to be a solid sleeper. However since starting this program I often have trouble sleeping. Especially later in the week the last few days before a cheat da...
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Losing hope... Am I doing something wrong?

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Hi all, Just starting week 4 of the SCD and I am a little disheartened I have been yo-yoing between 167 and 169.4 for the past 2 weeks! I used to be a dedicat...
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Has anyone tried combining slow carb with ABC?

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Has anyone tried combining the slow carb eating plan with the calorie restrictions of the 50-day ABC diet? Would love to know what kind of results one sees with...
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Beef is great source for protein....

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I am only on day 5 and am already looking for something different to eat for breakfast. A small piece of prime rib (yes, organic), 4 oz, carries 31 grams of pro...
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A bet about losing weight.

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Hello everyone. My name is Frederik, I'm from Denmark and I'm 17 years old. I'm 189 cm (6 feet, 2 inches) tall and weights 88 kgs (194 pounds). I made a bet wi...
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Beginning SCD Challenges

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So I've just begun the last week SCD, and I'm assuming that everything is going well because I feel happier and healthier with more energy. I'm currently 5'6&qu...
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Timing of Drinking Water

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Hey all, Wanna get some thoughts and input for both regular SCD days and cheat days: I've always heard it's beneficial to follow the "5/30" rule, whi...
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Week 2 Completed

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Week 2 was nearly as great as week 1 for me. 3.5 lbs weight lost .5 inches off navel total 8 lbs lost, 2.5 inches off navel. I stick to the plan religiousl...
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4hb affecting birth control pill (cerazette)

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Hi folks, I'm new to 4hb and have been going about 2.5 weeks now with 4-5lbs weight loss so far (mostly in first week). I know that I need to keep going longer t...
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Some tips from you all to lose some BF% will be great.

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Hi everybody. Just wanted to say because of this and your advice, I'm now at 22% BF at a weight 200. 196.8 without the lingering inside stuff. I just need to get...
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Cauliflower rice

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My best replacement for regular rice, pasta and potatoes. Shred a cauloflower with a cheese slicer or a grater. Heat in a frying pan with spring onion, some fre...
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When did you start seeing results?

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This is my first week of the 4HB, and I LOVE IT! I feel great! A little bit of my back story… Since 2008 till now I’ve gone from 245lbs to 173lbs and 22.3% b...
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When did you become "Diet Confident?"

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I think I finally got to the point where I am "Diet Confident." And be that I mean to a point where I don't stress about any food I eat on cheat day be...
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cheat day question

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is it acceptable to have two cheat meals over the week instead of a whole cheat day? just curious because sometimes my schedule requires work dinners. it would b...

Kaddlebells???

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In that chapter, tim talks about several rutines. But which one do i do? Just kaddlebelss? And if so, which movement... A, B or C?
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3 week progress - would love feedback

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Hi all, I've just finished my 3rd week on SCD and I'm down around 10lbs from 232lbs. My goal is 200lbs. Foolishly, I didn't take measurements when I started but ...
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Alcohol on Cheat

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Are we allowed alcohol on cheat day? Other than wine? Also, can cheat day be any day or does it have to be saturday...i.e. Friday night?
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Casein Protein Shakes for Breakfast?

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Hi - just getting started on slow carb, and it's the breakfasts that are killing me. I'm not generally hungry until a couple of hours after I get up, and a big ...
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How to adjust PAGG dosage?

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Surely the milligrams needed for a 200lb body is not the same as that needed for a 150lb body. Shouldn't I dial down the PAGG milligrams listed in Tim's book sin...
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Should I modify SCD if I have < 20 lbs to lose

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Hello everyone! I only just started reading 4HB, even though I got it for Christmas, and I'm loving it. I have been following the SCD for the past 2 days (6 me...

When I start eating normally again, will the weight come back?

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Hey everyone! I just started on the slow-carb diet this week, and so far so good! I have been sticking to the plan, and feeling really great. I also exercise qu...
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BLOG: My Progress

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Update 2/3/12 - replaced pictures. Not sure how long it's been off hand, but added the most recent picture. UPDATE!: It's almost 6 months for me now (I just tur...
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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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nausea and fullness upon waking

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any one else have this? I"m 46 post total hysterectomy. But this had happened last few days.

Suggested Supplements

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What supplements are recommended as part of the daily routine? Right now I'm taking Men's One a Day and Omega-3 fish oil. What else would be useful?
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New to Forum, about two months on SCD!

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Hey there, my name is Chris im 22 years old. I heard about the SCD from a co-worker and thought i should try it out. Ive been overweight most of my life and thou...
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Visalus Shakes okay?

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Has anyone ever heard of Visalus? It's a company that sells protein shakes (ingredients provided at website)... anyway.... My cousin is joining and I wanted to s...
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2 meals a day?

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I'm trying to break through a plateau and one of the things I'm thinking of, is maybe trying to follow my body's natural needs a bit, instead of the diet's rules...
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How long should I rest?

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I'm on day 4. On day 1 and 2 I did hard workouts, day 3 was my rest day. I'm still sore today, my abs in particular. Should I have another rest day or push thro...
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Making Chili with beer

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Hello, Does anyone know if it is ok o use one of those 64 calories low carb beers as a base for my chili? i decided to stop eating the fast food stuff but the ...
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Officially over the 10kg / 22 lbs wmark.

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I have been on the diet for a little over 12 weeks now. Jan 01, 2011: Weight - 88.8kg / Total Inches - 200.75inches Mar 20, 2011: Weight - 78.5kg / Total Inche...
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The Last Mile questions

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Hi everyone, I think my body has officially plateaued and I'm considering starting the Last Mile this week but have a couple questions: - Is the PAGG stack st...
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Energy boost for early morning run?

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I have been reading the forum here off and on for the past few months. I am finishing my 6th month of the slow carb, and I'm happy to say that I'm down over 70 ...
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Constipation issues (don't judge)

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This is very awkward for me to say, but I'm really concerned. I've been on this thing for months and I've posted my eating schedule...but I can't even remember ...

Occam's protocol and then what next ?

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I just wanted to know something about the occam’s protocol. When you are at the level that you wanted (so no more muscle gain needed) what do you have to do? C...
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Alternative to giving blood?

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Tim recommends giving blood to help prevent a build up of iron, are there alternatives for those of us who are barred from doing so do to risk of CJD?
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SCD-Friendly OTC Antacid?

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I get heartburn sometimes, and I need an antacid (or some natural equivalent) that will not contain sugars or sweeteners. Anyone know of anything like that?
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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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Almost ZERO weight loss after 32 days- frustrated to say the least.

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Hi all. I have posted a similar post previously and made major changes two weeks ago, I am close to quitting as I have only seen 2-4 pound shifts on the scale ...
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Goat Milk?

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Is goat milk allowed? Since dairy with no lactose is allowed I was curious about goat milk??
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Can Sukrin be approved as a sugar substitute?

Hey Slow Carbers. Being on SCD for about a year, I’m still looking for a sugar substitute to make my coffee a bit tastier. I found Sukrin on Amazon recentl...
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New to SCD, have a 2 week intensive class coming up and NEED guidance.

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So I just started the SCD after reading 4HB and although I haven't seen much progress after one week I intended on staying on it for at least a month. I have an...
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Rest on Occam Prototocol

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Tim says in the book to take 3 minutes rest between exercises. Should i rest for 3 minutes and then start the preparation reps to the exercise or should i do th...
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Started SCD early, when should I do binge day

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I have done SCD before and had good results. Didn't keep up on it though. This time I planned on starting it this coming Monday, but was too eager and started T...
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Breakfast ideas other than eggs?

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We've started the Slow Carb diet as a family, which is great--It's easy to keep the right foods in the house and there's the competition element since you don't ...
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Kettlebell Swings

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How many times a week should I be doing this workout?

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I use the cheapest protein powder at walmart. Most people say it's not nearly as effective as the more expensive brands, but it seems to work ok. ...

Net carbs are generally calculated by subtracting the amount of fiber from the total amount of carbs (and sugar alcohols are sometimes counted in f...

I'll keep that in mind, Jessica. Appreciate the input ! @ Gary, My Quest bars finally arrived in mail today. When i checked, it says that they co...

Thanks for your reply! Are there any particular protein shakes you recommend? Alot of them have sugar and additives. And do you just have it with w...

Kishan - check the ingredients list on the almonds that you like. In general, you're looking for sugar, honey, molasses, anything ending with &quo...

Thanks for the answers! My concern is cheat day - won't the carbs raise blood sugar? Is "cheat day" for diabetics really just another l...

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Makes sense that you cant eat a ton at once. So from the little you can eat, stick to my suggestions eat dense food and drink plenty of water. If ...

Thanks for the tip Gary.. I am ordering them right away from Amazon.. Also, i love those flavored Almonds.. Wasabi and Soy sauce especially. Are th...

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