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Check-in Time -- December !

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Hey 4hourpeople! You know what time it is! We're here yet again to talk about what I thought was a pretty tough month for us SCD'ers. A lot of temptation this mo...
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Is letuce and carrots ok?

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Hi I have been doing the scd for almost a week. I have read thru the weight loss charters looking for any information on salad. The only thing I saw was broccoli...
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Boost Weight loss. Is it bad to forgo Beans?

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I want to boost my weight loss. I'm wondering if it will be detrimental to my body if I cut out beans altogether during the 6 days. Still planning on taking a ch...

What if I forget to Supplement before eating?

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I'm doing this a lot! I'll be eating and remember I forgot to supplement. Currently I'm supposed to be taking CQ/ALA before 3 of my meals. What I have been do...

Any older participants suggestions?

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I am 71 and my husband is 64. We are in our 7th weeks of the plan. I have lost only 5 lbs (goal is 30) but almost 20 inches. He has lost 17 lbs but only 7.5 inch...
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DEXA scans - New York City

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Does anyone know of anywhere in New York City or even Close to NYC in Jersey where you can get a DEXA scan?
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not to be a whiney child....

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but no one has added me to their "team" for about 2 weeks and using this site without being on a team is difficult and unfruitful. I'm seeing questions...
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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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Big question about the slow carb diet

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Heres my biggie, so we are all looking for slow carbs, I get it, but don't get something, we cant have oatmeal, but oatmeal is a slower carb than black beans and...
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Video on food and behavior- thoughts?

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i would like to know what people think of this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2963728494205235281I am shocked by some of the information, but it seems ...
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7 Day Rest period before starting OP

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I have been reading about the 4- hour body and OP on the internet to try to gain as much info as I can ( waiting for the book to come in), but I have a question...
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to lose or not to lose that is the question!

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Well I have been doing this 4 hour body for a week and a half and I feel like my body is changing. My stomach feels less puffy and my face has slimmed but the sc...
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What to do with flaxseed meal?

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I bought some flaxseed meal the other day at Trader Joes' but didn't know what to do with it. So yesterday i experimented and came up with "Flax Pax" -...
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My First week Changes

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Hey Guys, So here is my first week measurements and weight. It has been a pretty good change HOWEVER, I do want to mention that the week before I started 4HB I ...
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Clarification on Food Ratios

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I am a bit confused and could use some assistance. I know that I am supposed to eat until full. What are the recommendation though, as to ratio of meat to bean...
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Creatine for weight loss?

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hey guys, just wondering, can I just diet (slow carb), take creatine and grow muscles exercising twice a week? I dont intend but to do bodyweight and swim, but...
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Gained 6 pounds in Week 2--HELP! :(

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I started the SCD a week and half ago. I was 100% compliant for the first five days and weighed in at 110.2 lbs before my first Cheat Day. I didn't weigh myself ...
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Eggplant - okay on SCD?

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Does anyone know if eggplant is permitted on the SCD? I would imagine it would be since it is a vegetable, but I was on the http://www.eslowcarbdiet.com/ site ...
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First cheat day on day three??

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Hello, I have just started the diet and am on day three. I would like my cheat day to be on a saturday and if I don't cheat today then I would have to wait 6 da...
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Women's tweaks

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I've been browsing a lot and reading that women (or people who are stalling but mostly women) tweak the SCD in certain ways. Among these: -not eating beans at ni...
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Member Intro:: Chopsticks!

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Hey 4hourPEOPLe My name is Alex I'm a sophmore in college currently living in champaign urbana IL I'm excited to join the forum and get some help on my new li...
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meal/serving size.

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after looking through all the pictures in the 4hb book of the food that tim eats. it seems that he eats a considerable amount less that me. but then he goes onto...
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30 minutes after waking up breakfast

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I usually wake up at 6 am, take a quick leak and then go back to sleep again to wake up again at around 8 am. I was wondering if eating my breakfast before 8.30 ...
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My Diet, exercise and supplements.. Your thoughts?

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Diet I understand that this is probably going to get criticised, but it's worked for me in the past: Brown Rice Chicken Egg Supplements PAGG Creatine Exerc...
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skipping breakfast for imf?

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have you ever tried out about intermitten fasting? I've been reading a lot about on the internet. Now I wonder if I can skip breakfast three times a week to fast...
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Slow Carb Pizza

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Hello, I saw this and thought about how badly I wanted to try it: http://athlete.io/5496/ultra-low-carb-burger-pizza/ - it's essentially pizza where the crust i...
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Silly question about Almond Butter

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I was just wondering where one goes about finding Almond Butter. I haven't seen it in my grocery store, and thought that maybe I'm looking the wrong section? Do ...
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Just started supplements and not feeling so great......?? Help

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Background: - starting weight 155 lb, 5'10 female. BF 16% I am not really sure if this is accurate, but I just keep using the one that is on my scale. If nothing...
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Double checking

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I just want someone to double check what I'm eating and make sure I'm heading in the right direction. On the diet for 4 weeks now and have lost 4#. All weight ...
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Nutritional Question

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For the past 6 months since having my son, I have followed this diet with great success, I lost 65 pounds, and my husband has lost 25. But I have started to not...
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Guacamole/Avocado

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I love guacamole/avocado, can I eat as much as I want? How much protein does 1 avocado have?
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The Chili That is Saving My Life

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Hey Guys, I've been struggling with slow carb lunch at work. Then I decided to try making chili. I'm useless in the kitchen, but I found this to be super easy an...
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Vegetable Juicing

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So I am trying to find a sneaky way to add veggies to my breakfast and I was thinking about juicing vegetables. I love carrot juice but I know it is high in fru...

Alternative exercise if back injured

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I currently have a disc problem in my back and can lift any weight or twist. I've been interval training on a aerobic step every second day go any other thoughts...
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Whey Protein Isolate

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I watched Tim Ferriss on Dr. Oz yesterday and feel confused about something. He recommends a Whey Protein Isolate shake for breakfast but I thought Whey protein ...
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Egg Rolls are they allowed?

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I know most chinese food is out but I wanted to know if Egg Rolls SCD legal
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Can Spinach be totally replaced?

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Hello, I don't like spinach but I love broccoli.. Is it perfectly fine to just replace spinach and switch to broccoli? Do I have to eat veggies on breakfast? no...
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Approx 2 months in on the SCD - lentil/pulse question

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I've been following the SCD for just over 2 months now - I started at the beginning of June. I started at 233 lb and as of this morning was 214.5lb. Not as fast...
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Occams Plateau

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Hi guys, I've been on Occams for around 8 weeks now, been fairly strict with the workout routines, especially in the first 4-5 weeks, missed a workout or two fr...
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How much do you gain after cheat day?

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Hi, yesterday it was my third cheat day. I had a high protein breakfast first, but then: sweets, sugar cola, steak with a mountain of french fries, pasta. I also...
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HATE beans!

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I did SCD for a few months last year, although it actually turned out to be a low carb diet because my stomach just cant handle beans and pulses! I went to despe...
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Losing all motivation...

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I've been strictly on 4HB for a month, and haven't really been tracking weight loss but I never really did the diet to lose a bunch of weight, more to just tone ...
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Please review my diet?

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Hello 4HP! Im thinking of resuming my diet and not burn muscle like I did last time. Plus, school starts soon. Please review my diet, I would greatly appreciate ...
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Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon and Lime comparison

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Why lime is okay for SCD and Orange isn't? I've created a simple chart of orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime sugar and acidity content in 30ml of juice.
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Grass fed beef?

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So I'm making my weekly stop at Costco today, and was just curious if anyone had an opinion on their Kirkland 85/15 grass fed ground beef. I typically try to go ...
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Tips on preserving muscle after surgery?

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I'll be having surgery next month and I'm really nervous about losing muscle. I won't be able to do kettlebell swings or lift weights for 6 weeks. (!!) Any a...
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another breakfast and waking/exercising question

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From the book the slow carb diet says eat breakfast within 1/2 hour of waking. Further on in the bit about Fleur (perfect posterior chapter) Tim says to exercise...

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I also would say focus on fat loss and not weight loss. I found the first few weeks on the diet I gained muscle and my body composition changed dra...

Jason Rotramel commented on G G's reply:

Thank you , I'm ok with slow grind , the gym is already a ritual , and honestly I hate the scale anyways and would much rather be tracking my measu...

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What time ???

My reading is that any processed soy products are out. Edamame would not be processed as it is the whole bean, so I think it is okay.

Yogurt is a dairy so I think that would be a no even though the Greek variety is high in protein and lower sugar than non-Greek. Yogurt also is go...

Yes, please! Can I continue with my love of olives or do I have to regulate them to cheat days?

^It doesn't show up as impacting insulin, but aspartame is to be avoided. Stevia was the only one the book says you can use, if needed.

I had the same thought about tomatoes and peas. Peas are on the list of "pick one thing from each of these categories" and it doesn't sa...

How long did you stay with the plan and how did you do? I'm starting tomorrow and your starting measurements are the closest to mine.

Aku Meyers commented on G G's reply:

Thanks, unfortunately beans and nuts for breakfast don't sit well with me but the protein shake is working. I'm defnitely not skipping the fats b...

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