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Slow Carb Diet FAQs

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Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the slow carb diet. Before you even think about posting a question related to SCD, please read the book, available here. Is Food X ok to eat on SCD? Website with invaluable information: Self magazine nutritional data, contains very detailed nutritional data on a very wide ar...

Results After 6 Weeks of Tweaking Diet

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So it's the end of week 6 on Slow Carb Diet, and I FINALLY got the thing kicked into high gear. The first few weeks, I may or may not have lost around 5 pounds; I don't know what was fluid and what wasn't. I once lost 70 pounds dieting the traditional way and exercising my ass off (and kept most of it off), and lessons from...

Tip: Reclaim your Palette from the Food Industry

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Have you ever had a Rosemary/Olive Oil Triscuit? =.) I have a friend, Jill, who brought a box of those to my place to share with a group of us girls during a class. Jill said, "Once I open the box, it is hard to stop eating these, they taste soooo GOOD!!!!" Her eyes glaxed over in a semi-food orgasm stare which personally...

When in doubt...

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Just remember!!! BEANS BEANS BEANS!!! I have been on the SC diet for 8 Mos. Took a little break for life and 10 days later HAD to go back on because I felt so sick. I had trouble the first two weeks back on and suddenly realized what a novice mistake I was making. Not enough beans. Got me right back on track to feeling lean ...

protein shakes?

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okay...eggs for breakfast are too much for me! it's also VERY hard for me to get 30g protein right when i wake up. can i use protein shakes in the morning for breakfast? if so, what ones can i use? thanks guys!

SCD anti-social?

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Hey everyone! I managed to stick to SCD without any cheating on non-cheat days for 4 weeks. Then I just became so annoyed by the fact that I can't have dinner at my friends/family because it's almost never SCD-friendly; it feels pretty ungrateful not being able to take a single bite of what they cooked up for you. Add to t...

The Big Book of Excuses

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So, I work in an office with about 20 other people. We are a tight knit group, and I am one of four women. We have a kitchen full of snacks, lunch gets brought in for everyone on occasion, some of us go out a couple times a month and then there is the monthly birthday cake BS. I have come to terms with this and can get over...

Fat intake

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Is anyone managing their fat intake of 4hb? I like to use oilive oil and I know fat is essential, but the book didn't really say how much to use or how little to use. Just curious. Thanks for your help!

The Numbers Are In...

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This is my first day starting the SCD, so I got all of my measurements and weight this morning. I must say, I was shocked! Weight: 238 Left Arm: 17" Thigh: 28" Waist: 43" Hips: 46" Chest: 50" I am no 36 - 24- 36, that's for sure! Mooooo! Being a 31 year old female, I absolutely despise these numbers. I am 101 lbs higher...

How much are you losing so far?

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Hi Everyone, I'm a female 5'7'' and my starting weight was 194.8 . Today is my 17 th day on the diet and I have lost 5 pounds so far. I'm just wondering how much each one of you have lost so far and which way do you use to measure fat loss percentage?

I"m gaining weight??? wth?

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so yesterday I was up .8lb today up another .2..What is up with this? I"m discouraged after my 2.2lb lost now I have gained back a lb. today is day 5 so I've lost 1 lb??

no sugar cravings!

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I was a complete sugaraholic and craved sugar multiple times a day and got my fix on donuts, cakes, cookies...Today is day 14 and I am happy to say I have not had those cravings. Now when I think about something I really want I know I can have it on my cheat day so it's not a problem. I just tell myself ___ more days and I ...

Nuts to increase calories?

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Yesterday was my first day on the SCD but I feel as if I'm not consuming enough calories. I hear your not supposed to eat less than 1200 calories and I think my total for yesterday was only around 900 some. I was just wondering if this was ok considering that I wasn't hungry after each meal but if i needed to up my calorie i...

Nut Butter consumption?

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I am wondering if anyone has had any problems with consuming more than the recommended 1 tbsp of almond or peanut butter per day? I have been using it for in between meal snack. I am also only on day 4 of Slow carb and I have lost 2 lbs. I only have 10lbs to lose and I work out 4 days a week with 2 of those days being weight...

Newbie OOPS!!

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I guess this isn't so much a question, more of a newb's pondering. So right out of the gate I blew it. I stocked up on tofu and vegetarian meat substitute, only to discover that soy is a no, no and vegetarian meat substitutes have soy AND *gasp* wheat gluten. Doh!! My only excuse is that I found out about 4HB online a couple...

so can someone break down the 100% compliance?

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i've got the foods down I can and can't eat..it's all the other stuff.. ice water on first waking, pills before meals, air squats,presses before meals and after cold thearpy drinking grapefruit juce before 2nd meal of day on cheat day is there a simple this is what you do page because reading all this in the book seems to ge...

newbies got 4 HOUR

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Well someone explain to me what 4 hour is And what it's like

Tips for kicking the diet coke habit?

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I am a newbie to the Slow Carb Diet and could do with a bit of advice. Its been tough and I'm still getting a few sugar cravings (I'm only on my first week of the SCD) but I'm already feeling the benefits of ditching the carbs and sugar - I've got more energy, am more awake and don't feel like I'm crashing in the afternoons ...

Not throwing in the towel- Success at last.

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5 weeks = 35 Days Down 9 lbs. and 4.75 inches. [Elated] So the first week kind of doesn't count as I was still pretty much addicted to white wine, but I have honed in my mistakes thanks to the 4H folks on this forum. Here are a few of my adaptations that have lead to my success: - 1 GAL of water daily, no exceptions. My...

quick, portable breakfast?

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i have a hard time getting up early enough to make breakfast. does anyone have suggestions for quick and hopefully portable breakfast options? i already hard boil eggs so i can take them with me or eat while getting ready. thanks!

Day 2 and feeling really irritable

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Hi, I'm a total newbie and am wondering if it's normal to feel really irritable? I'm on day 2 of eating slow carb and everything/everyone seems to annoy me. My food these 2 days: 1 protein shake in a.m. - 29g protein lunch/dinner - 1.5 cups black beans + 1 cup chicken w/ 2 tbsp salsa; 1-2 cups spinach with salad dressing. ...

Why 30g of Protein for Breakfast?

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I'm sticking very strictly to the SCD but am curious to know why Ferris sees getting 30g of protein in the morning as so important. In his recorded talks he goes so far as to say it’s the one single thing he'd recommend for weight loss. What's the theory / science behind this? Thanks

Member intro: SNOBLE125

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I have never been able to stick to a diet for very long. I would start one and then quit and gain it all back. I have been on the 4HB for 6 weeks now and can honestly say that I have not cheated. I am full all day, no more head fog, and I have plenty of energy. I lost 10 pounds on the first month and at week 6 I have los...

Day 2: Am I supposed to be feeling so blah?

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I realize it's only day 2 and I have a long way to go, but I have had a horrible headache all day long and I have hardly any energy. I just feel tired--not lethargic--and have this nagging headache. Is this maybe a result of withdrawal from refined sugar and white flour? And, any suggestions to feel better? I'm going to keep...

Day 3, Part Deux

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So this morning I was all chipper and motivated about the 4H-B diet and ready to keep going. Well. I got hit with a terrible slump this afternoon, including the famous headache, and now I'm in a mood. I hate this diet. I'm already sick of beans and lentils and meat, and I just want to go carb-crazy and eat nothing but bagels...

A Moment of Weakness But a Breakfast Comeback

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Just FYI to newbies.... Allow me to finish the following sentence in two different ways: "IT'S NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO _____________" a) Buy a Snicker's bar for the hubby, and then one for yourself, to "save until cheat day"....newsflash, you won't save it till cheat day. You will eat one bite, save the rest till late that n...

What should one expect?

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Hello I'm GravyDavey and I have been on the SCD for 1 week as of tomorrow. I had a cheat day yesterday but didn't overdo it too much, I think. I have at least 60 lbs to lose and am wondering what a good weekly loss would be? Regards DD

20g per meal or 30g?

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I am trying to just burn fat and thought that I had read in the book to do a minimum of 20g of protein per meal...but now I am reading that it is really 30g per meal. So, which is it?

Sugar Cravings, what helps?

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Does anyone have some tips to cut down sugar cravings? This is my first week doing the SCD without cheating with either cocoa or hard candies, and it's rough. I'm ready to kill someone!

One month results!

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After one month, and a grueling one at that, I am proud to say I have had a successful start to the SCD lifestyle! I had a lot of people in my life questioning why I would start this change in the middle of December, right before the holidays. After following the SCD way, enjoying my cheat days, and losing almost 9 pounds, ...

"Floating" cheat day position: acceptable?

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Hello everyone! I am here with another question. My cheat day is accidentally "moving" during week, is it okay? Or I should make it strict to 1 day, for example Saturday, Friday, Sunday etc. for the time being? I will be glad to move it as I please due to various circumstances (a party/eating out in Japanese restaurant/birt...

Tweaking SCD

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Hey everyone! So I'm starting week 3 of the SCD. Last week I got badly sick on Wednesday and just decided to allow an extra cheat day to eat what I wanted, because my body seemed to need it and I had barely enough energy to stand up let alone prepare food. Anyways, slip ups aside, I'm definitely feeling and seeing a dif...

Fast Food ideas?

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Does anyone have any fast food ideas for when I'm on the road & I havent packed a lunch or dinner? What places and items have you tried that kept you on track.

example for a day on the 4 hour body diet

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could anyone please show me an example for a day on the 4 hour body diet??? i just want to check if im doing things right! thanks :0)

Breakfast problem.. suggestions please!!

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Hi! I've been on the slow carb diet for one week and some days now, I think I really like it.. the only problem I have is that I cant eat beans first thing in the morning, its really hard for me.. I usually make an omelette with 3 eggs, but I think thats not enough for my breakfast what would you suggest? I could make an ...

What does your daily supplement regimen look like?

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What does your daily supplement regimen look like?

slow carb diet not working for me

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Hey everyone, I've been on the SCD for several weeks now and I don't see much progress, if any. I am currently 135 - 140lbs, I've been hovering around that weight for the entire diet. (I'm a girl BTW) I've been avoiding carbs and having mainly protein and veggies for my meals. I take myoplex for the morning, don't have diet...

Am I doomed to fail if I've tried 1001 fad diets?

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As usual, when I'm looking for answers about diet and weight loss some know it all (who I am usually related to), will give their 2 cents worth and I'll follow their advice and usually find myself worse for it -- special shout out to a friend who recommended the Lemon Detox Diet which completely screwed up my digestive syste...

Pouring My Heart Out Here

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So I am on, let's see, day 7 of this diet. I had my first cheat day yesterday and it was nice even though I had some blood sugar issues. Anyway I'm back on the plan today and for the rest of the week. Breakfast was 3 eggs and 1/2 c. black beans...lunch was 2 slices turkey bacon, 1/2 c. black beans, and about 1/2 cup sauteed ...

Why Is My Appetite Less Now?

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I know a version of this question has been asked before. (Someone has asked, "did anyone else experience a reduction in appetite?") I have definitely noticed a reduction in my own appetite, and this is week 2 for me. Why is that? And is it a good thing? I'm also inclined to believe what someone else said awhile back....that ...

legumes 1to 1.5cups

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I have been trying to eat at least 1 cup of legumes per meal on the scd..Is that too much? I just read on here that we are only suppose to eat 1 to 1.5 cups a day..help! If I don't have to eat a cup with evry meal that would be awesome..

Losing weight but not inches?

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I just completed 10 days on the SCD and I have lost 3 pounds. I'm pretty happy with the number and the diet in general. Other then the occasional air squats (about 90 a day), I have not yet incorporated any exercise. I'm doing the AGG stack 3 times a day, as well as some other supplements (Yerba Mate, Rhodiola, DMAE, and Tau...

Lose body fat and gain muscle...which first? or both?

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So my goal is to lose 20 lbs of fat. However I don't care if that equates to a total loss of 20 lbs. After I lose the 20 lbs I dont want to just stay at that physical state. I want to gain muscle so my main goal is to drop the 20 lbs of FAT. I started the slow carb diet on 12/26/11 (a week ago) and I have lost 5 lbs so far. ...

enough proteins for breakfast

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Hi! I'm a newcomer here on the forum I've understood that two eggs are not enough proteins for breakfast, but what can I add, leaving out legumes? Is salmon ok? How many slices? I'm an italian girl but I've moved to Berlin recently and I'm still not very pratical with german food!!!

Is it possible to go without beans?

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Hi, I have just started and noticed that everyone cites beans as in their daily diets but to be honest I'm not a fan (bad food poisoning incident has put me off them for life!). I have been eating at least two eggs for breakfast and salad and tuna for lunch, with carrots throughout the day. I was wondering if it was okay to ...

Fake meat ok?

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.I am a vegetarian that gets bored with food very easily and am already tired of eating beans all the time. I like crunch and different textures. One option is 'fake meat' products. I know soy is okay but how about other fake meat options (e.g. burgers based on beans)? Is there an easy way to tell when I'm at the store l...

Tips and tricks for a newbie?

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Just started today and had the following (a bit limited in the am since i had to go out to do groceries): breakfast : two hard boiled eggs and 2 strips of natural bacon (no nitrates etc). lunch: striploin steak, homemade guacamole (no sour cream, lemon juice, cilantro, some spice mix and an avocado), and salsa bowl. dinner:...

So far, so good, but have supplement question

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I started doing this last Tuesday and so far, I am impressed! I haven't had huge fat loss, in fact I don't think I have lost any pounds, but my clothes are fitting looser and my face is smaller. Other thing that I have noticed : I sleep much better I am not hungry that often I pee like crazy (kinda reminds me of my Atkins da...

New member...

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Hey guys, I just joined (took forever to get the confirmation email, seriously, like 2 weeks!). Glad to be here. This is my before, I'm at 270 (started at 275 about 3 weeks ago). I'll be posting updates as I go. I've learned this much though, cheese is my enemy. The only thing I changed after the first week on the die...