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Slow-carb foods allowed / not allowed

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Can someone please post a comprehensive list of exactly what foods are allowed and not allowed on the slow-carb diet? I keep hearing contradicting things and jus...
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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, avail...
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Tips and Tricks: Slow Carb Style

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I've been browsing the forum and noticed a lot of the same questions being asked. I thought it'd be helpful if a lot of the information that was gathered from se...

Women and the 4 Hour Body

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Are women finding success with 4 Hour Body? Over at 4-HBTalk we are discussing this and the women are not seeing very good results. Any feedback you can offer?...

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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Any super-fat people attempting this?

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Does this diet (lifestyle change) work if you're super overweight? For instance, 303 lbs and 5'5" tall female? I see a lot of people who are 200-250 (and t...
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Foods to avoid on Cheat Day?

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I've had very mixed results recovering from Cheat Day based on what I eat. What are some of the foods that other people have found led to unexpectedly high weigh...
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What slow-carb desserts are allowed?

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What are some slow-carb desserts or treats that I'm allowed to have when I'm having a craving for sweets? I know sugar is not allowed, but after eating breakfast...
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100 lbs in 208 days.

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This is more of a Before/During than Before/After cuz I'm nowhere near finished! Starting Weight 12/15/10 - 429 Todays Weight 07/10/11 - 328.8 I have 4HB to th...
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Where are you from?

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Hey good-lookin'! Where are YOU from? But seriously, what part of the world are you from? Be as vague or specific as you like! Maybe if there are enough o...
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TIP: Avoid whey protein when burning fat!

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A LOT of people following the slow carb diet to burn fat are getting lazy and using protein powders to meet the '30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking' requ...
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Simple Bean Cake Recipe: Feels like cheat day!

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I made these this morning for breakfast, with a side of greens. They taste like potato pancakes and the onion gives them a nice bite. Ingredients: 1 can of be...
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Anyone tried kettlebell swings yet?

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I'm looking forward to trying out the kettlebell swings after reading about them in the book. I'm definitely more biased toward the idea of the kettlebell compar...
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5 Tips for doing the 4 Hour Body

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I posted this on my website, but wanted to share it here. On June 14, 2011 I started the slow carb diet, a weight loss plan prescribed by Tim Ferriss in his b...
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Do you need to do the "Damage Control" indications on Cheat Day?

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Hello, In the first Chapter, under "Rapid Fat Loss" Tim doesn't tell you to read the "Damage Control" chapter. So I thought that there was no...
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30 min breakfast... after waking up or after getting up?

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Ok... I know this is probably a dumb question but anyway... I usually put my alarm clock and it takes me around 30 min to actually get up. The best 30 min of my...
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What are quick, easy and cheap sources of protein?

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I was under the impression, very mistakenly, that 1 whole egg was closer to 10g of protein for some reason, hence my 3 hard boiled eggs breakfast. Just looked it...
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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 (preferabl...
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Slow Carb, but legumes and vegetables have carbs

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Hey Been on SCD for a few weeks now, i have other questions where i posted my "stats" (weight loss and blood tests). I do have a question though: this ...
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People who are stalling, please read!

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Tomorrow I'm going to have my first 'cheat day' or 'carb loading' day, which apparently are 2 different things. My leptin levels are probably so low that my meta...
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Minimum requirements - forgotten veggies

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I've seen a lot of posts on here asking what the minimum amount of protein should be - and the max. And how much fat we should have. And the minimum and max for...
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Get Back on Track: Create your Harajuku Moment

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I read a question earlier this week I planned to answer, but I can't find it now so I'll answer it here since I've seen a few similar questions. The question wa...
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Monkey's Cheat Day Reminder...

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Some little monkeys wanted to give you some Cheat day reminders (Only applicable to full Dieters Gone Wild Day) After you wake up... and brush your teeth: ...
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Disappointment. Failure. Moving forward.

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I started slow carb in the beginning on the year, and it has certainly put me through a journey. It has changed my views of food forever, in some ways for the be...
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Skipped cheat day, any healthy alternative?

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I've been doing the slow-carb diet for 10 days now without a cheat day. I look and feel so good, I just can't bring myself to ruin all my hard work because I kno...

WOW! Cauliflower Pizza Crust !! Yum!

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Easy and delicious! I used pesto on the crust and then loaded it up with vegies. I used a little cheese in the crust to make sure it came out crispy, but I didn'...
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i'm 500 pounds, day 45 on diet and 0 weight change

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im feeling pretty frustrated on the 4hb right now. im sticking to my no cheat days and enjoying my saturday with whatever i want. this is a (somewhat typical, ...
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Overeating, Calories, and What Has Worked Best

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This is a post for those of us doing SCD with lots of weight to lose (100+ lbs in my case), who have a long and distinguished history of overeating. In short, i...
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One year! Fit-aversary!

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Hello fellow slow-carbers! It is official! I have completed one year on SCD! boy what changes I've gone through! 2012 was one of the roughest years I've had a...

How to fit Chipotle in this diet?

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I could be missing something, but it seems like there's a contradiction between the slow carb diet and the Chipotle diet. All the mentions of the Chipotle diet h...

Cottage Cheese?

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Why can I eat cottage cheese? How about Greek Yogurt (plain) which also has high protein concentrate?

You know you're losing weight when...

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...the food that drops off your fork discovers a previously non-existent gap to fall BETWEEN your boobs and further down inside your top!!! It's a silly milesto...
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Re: Quick Breakfast Ideas?

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Any ideas for breakfast that are quick? I can cook 3 eggs, but hard to eat in the car when Im driving, It hard enough to get up, shower, dry hair, make up, etc ,...
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Harajuku Moment

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In The 4-Hour Body Ferriss described the Harajuku moment as "an epiphany that turns a nice-to-have into a must-have." What was your harajuku moment? ...

How much beans should I eat?

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I was just wondering if eating too much beans can halt your weight loss because it makes me feel sooo heavy after eating them. I eat them because they do help ...
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SIX PACK: Is this possible?

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Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to see some of my abs or even a 4-6 pack in 1 month if I workout 5 days a week and stay on a strict diet? I'm 18 years old,...
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No Bread at all?

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In the book, for slow carb diet 1, it says, no white bread at all, is wheat bread ok?? I LOVE bread! NO bread is very tough!
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I'm not motivated to following the 4 Hour Body

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I've been carrying around the book and I've been reading it here and there. However I haven't started anything. I don't need to loose weight but I need to get th...
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Who has your ideal bod?

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You know how it is, you either see some hunk or femme fatale on screen with a crazy delicious bod and you think, ''That meat-suit would look good on me.'' Wheth...
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TIP: Carb Chart!!!

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Follow these links! Its really HELPFUL!!!!
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Cutting out beans to speed up fat loss?

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I go to them when I need a "filler" food... ya know, something to plump up a meal and make it more hearty while still being "paleo/slow carb"...
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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 cl...
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Cooking for the week in advance for SCD and Last Mile

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TIP/Challenge –Prepare ALL your meals in advance! Here is a tip (could maybe be a challenge) for anyone on SCD, but especially for those who struggle to find ...
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Does sugar make you shaky, anxious, or increase your heart rate?

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A couple of the people in my support group who are doing slow carb or low carb have told me that when they do have something very sugary or carby, as on cheat da...
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Fruit, How bad is it really?

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Yesterday was my cheat day, and the only cheat foods that I had was a smoked baked potato, cantelope and some popcorn in the evening. (I decided to have a rathe...
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Women, it's true: wait 4-5 weeks

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I arrived at day 30 today and I feel amazing. I have lost 8 lbs. (5 being the past week, finally) and 6.75 inches: 1 off both thighs, 1/4 off both arms, 2.75 o...
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I Was 'Stalling' and Here Is Why...

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Hi! This isn't a question but I figured it might help someone out there so I am going to share honestly about why I was having such a difficult time seeing resu...
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Burn fat before building muscle?

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Is it better to burn fat before building muscle or should I just focus on building muscle and burn the fat after. I'm relatively fit already, just a little exces...
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Protein Advice for Fat Loss

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I've been thinking of writing a little article for awhile about this but, I'm lazy so here are the first 15 tips of about 30 I have to ramp up your fat loss from...

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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...

G G commented on G G's reply:

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...

Leigh Penzhorn commented on G G's reply:

Thanks so much for all your input. Only on two day two hahahaha! But I literally cannot function I feel so hungry. I cannot eat alot, it's somethin...

G G commented on G G's reply:

Oh & snacking is no issue with complaint foods, eggs, beans/lentils/salad etc. I think if you have bigger meals you wont want or need to snack...

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