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Women Please Post Sample Meals

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Dear Ladies, Are you happy with your progress on slow-carb? If you are having great success on the slow-carb diet, please post a day's worth of food (preferably with amounts), along with how long you've been slow-carbing, starting weight/inches and current weight/inches. I know it would be helpful to me (and I suspect oth...

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...

Surviving a Rough Patch

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Greetings 4 Hour Peeps, I had a rough couple days this week. I ended up in a couple situations, mostly at work (I'm a barista at Starbucks. Yeah, I get to stare at pastries 8hrs-a-day, 5 days-a-week, gnarly.) where I found myself VERY hungry and with no slow carb food in sight (I dare you to find ONE thing to eat at Starbuck...

Minimize binge day damage with prunes

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i discovered that I feel 100% better the day after binge day if I eat 100-200gr prunes (depending on body size) as my last snack on binge day. Tim suggest using caffeine as a mild laxative, but that doesn't work for me. I hate feeling bloated and sluggish post binge day and prunes have seemed to fix that problem. They elimi...

Slow-carb dieting at work

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For all the 9-5ers out there, it's extremely challenging to eat the perfectly balanced meals outlined in the book. To make things worse, our office is stocked with all kinds of snacks: chips, candy, soda, you name it. It's driving me mad teasing me every moment. Also, every time I go out for lunch with coworkers I have to e...

Is Beef Jerky a good slow-carb snack?

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I know Tim mentions that if you are hungry for a snack, you might not eating a big enough meal. He also suggests carrots as a good snack, or just to eat another serving of chili, etc. Would beef jerky be a good substitute?

Getting great results? What's on your plate?

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I had great results following the slow carb diet and a lot of people wanted to know exactly what I ate and how I exercised. So I'm going to post my detailed meal plan here and encourage you to do the same. I certainly did NOT follow all of the rules! My diet was more protein heavy because I really hate beans (Tim said to jus...

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...

Are we designed for cheat days?

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My daughter visited me at Christmas and it was the first time since I'd started SCD. When I picked her up at the bus station she was staring at me funny, and finally blurted out accusingly "you look hip." (Oops, 47 year old moms are supposed to be wearing our momjeans uniform in public, not skinny jeans.) That was funny, b...

Member intro: I can't help cheating

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I was doing amazingly well and three weeks into the SCD. And then I went to the cottage. My cheat day turned into a weekend.. and then week... and then week and a day. I need my resolve back!

Eating intervals

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Hi" I know book says should at eat about 4 hour intervals, I have breakfast about 6.30 but won't have lunch til 12 o'clock. As I have a big 4hb breakfast, I'm not too hungry before that. Afraid can't have lunch at work any earlier. Even though don't need, should I have a snack or 5 and half hours between meals going to have...

job issues

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I work in an ER and therefore cannot always rely on getting a break to eat my meals while I am there. Even though I do take almonds and boiled eggs with me to have in those situations, so I do not start eating the junk food laying around, I wondered if anyone else has a similar situation and has any advice/tips. I do not l...

1 month on the SCD and only weight gain :(

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Hello everyone! I need help and expertise! I've been following the SCD for a month now and haven't seen weight loss on the scale. I've read the book many times, and following the rules really closely. My starting weight was 147lbs, the lowest I went is 146lbs and now I'm at 150lbs! Here is what I do: - 30 minutes of wakin...

Is it okay to eat any cheese??

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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...

First week on 4HB

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Greetings 4HB People, So, I'm on the second week of the 4hb. I ate cookies and pizza on cheat day, and have been following the diet as close as my budget allows. (Ok, I cheated with popcorn a bit.) I don't do the scale thing because I gain muscle fast and I know that you gain weight on cheat day so I take pictures a few tim...

Post-cheat swelling and hunger?

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I have had 2 interesting things the day after cheat day (or "Anything Day", as I prefer to call it. Mine are on Saturdays). One, I have incredible swelling in my feet and ankles. If I tap my foot, the top of it actually jiggles like Jello! It is bizarre and uncomfortable. I can only guess that because of having more pro...

How much cottage cheese is OK?

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I looked all over this site, and couldn't quite find the answer to this question - so, "How much cottage cheese can I eat in a day?" And for that matter, is there a reason that I should always include it in the diet?

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...

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. ...

how to stop snacking? is snacking okay ?

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i do follow the SCD but i keep on thinking of snacks, especially 2 hours after dinner i just want to have something in my mouth, i'm not hungry but i just WANT to eat not NEED to eat. is it okay to snack? or is it better nor to? if it is better not to how do you stop yourself from snacking? thanks

Can I lose 4 lbs this week?

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Had a whacky cheat day with too much sugar I think bec my stomachs been in a bad place since Friday! Doing everything I can to a eat atleadt 1300 cals a day and be 100 percent compliant this week. I REALLY want to shed some pounds this week. Help me!!!

one more question! protein shakes

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sorry for asking so many questions! i wanted to know if anyone has info on protein shakes. dont they use artificial sweetener? many people talk about using them, as does the book. also are raw carrots okay? i sure hope so cuz thats about all i snack on. thanks!

no nuts really

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i keep reading the 4hour forum and it seems that alot of people are saying now to cut out the nuts!!! really!!! i cut out 1/2 cup because was to much so now im at 1/4 cup i have them with every meal except breakfast why does it say you can have them with your meals if you dont use the oils. so i dont. so what is right can i...

Last Mile Diet Eval

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Hey All, I just started a desk job a few weeks ago and decided after 6-7 weeks of stalled weight loss but still dropping 1-2% BF that I wanted to experiment with this for the next 6 weeks and see what happens. I have been stuck between 220 and 225 lbs., but I am hoping with last mile I can lose some of the last belly fat I...

Menus HELP!!!

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I am new to this and am having a really hard time figuring out what to eat and when I thought I am supposed to eat every four hours? I would love to see some sample menus including times. I tihnk I am eating too much which has cause weight gain. Ahhhhh! E