slow carb diet

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    Apr 16, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    anyone ever try it? my good friend is on it and he says its awesome. it's a brand new life style change for him.
    you eat nothing but meat and vegetables six days a week and drink only water. then on your cheat day you can eat whatever you want. you're also supposed to eat every four hours and you can't eat fruit at all. i'm trying it out and i feel good. it's honestly not that hard. im curious if anyone has tried this or eats like this now? how its working for you?
  • rebelbeard

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    Apr 16, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    I have wanted to try that but fruits are a large part of my diet. I love them! They are like nature's candy to me! Good for you and delicious!

    Also, if you eat just veggies and meat what does that do to muscle mass? I'm afraid to lose what I started building.
  • boffin818

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    Apr 16, 2011 5:23 AM GMT
    I read about it Timothy Ferriss' FOUR HOUR BODY earlier this year, though it turns out he'd blogged about it a couple years ago. I tried it with limited results; my body fat was already pretty low, but I was trying to lose the little roll still just visible at my beltline. I've had limited results - if you really pig out on your cheat day, you bloat up and take most of the following week to take it off, just in time for your next cheat day. I think the strategy probably works best for those who are significantly overweight. If you're already in halfway decent shape, try it, but limit the cheat portion to one or two meals on that day, rather than pigging out the entire day. I've had better luck doing that, and have lost about 2% b.f.... in two months.
  • allatonce

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    Apr 16, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    Actually, I've been trying a diet like this and it isn't too bad. Basically I cut grains, fruits, and dairy out of my diet. That is a LOT of things to cut though. You have to plan carefully I think. But it seems to work, been doing it about a month and I definitely feel the difference.
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    Apr 18, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    thanks guys for your input. i like how it makes me feel so im going to stick with it. my friend says its a brand new life change for him. so maybe i can do it for me too.
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    Apr 18, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    I'm sure it can work depending on your goals, but for me.

    Low Carbs -> Low energy -> Poor workouts -> No progress.
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    Apr 18, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    DanceNFightR saidanyone ever try it? my good friend is on it and he says its awesome. it's a brand new life style change for him.
    you eat nothing but meat and vegetables six days a week and drink only water. then on your cheat day you can eat whatever you want. you're also supposed to eat every four hours and you can't eat fruit at all. i'm trying it out and i feel good. it's honestly not that hard. im curious if anyone has tried this or eats like this now? how its working for you?


    erm... this is not the slow carb diet (the Ferriss one). That is

    (1) No white food (ie white carbs)
    (2) No dairy
    (3) no grains
    (4) no fruit
    (5) obligatory cheat day once a week.

    You eat legumes and sweet potatoes.

    I lost 2 kg on it in a month, but that many beans 0_0

    I´m trying paleo now with better results.
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    Apr 26, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    Lostboy said
    DanceNFightR saidanyone ever try it? my good friend is on it and he says its awesome. it's a brand new life style change for him.
    you eat nothing but meat and vegetables six days a week and drink only water. then on your cheat day you can eat whatever you want. you're also supposed to eat every four hours and you can't eat fruit at all. i'm trying it out and i feel good. it's honestly not that hard. im curious if anyone has tried this or eats like this now? how its working for you?


    erm... this is not the slow carb diet (the Ferriss one). That is

    (1) No white food (ie white carbs)
    (2) No dairy
    (3) no grains
    (4) no fruit
    (5) obligatory cheat day once a week.

    You eat legumes and sweet potatoes.

    I lost 2 kg on it in a month, but that many beans 0_0

    I´m trying paleo now with better results.


    Before I thought paleo was just crazy and now that I've done this diet for a while I am becoming more and more interested in paleo. I would still need a cheat day though icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 26, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    I keep on falling in and out of love with Paleo. Sometimes I love it, sometimes it makes me feel blue. At times I feel good, at times I feel used.

    I keep and falling in and out of love with Paleo....

    oh oh ooooh oh never felt this way.

    How do you give me so pleasure and cause me so much pain?
  • allatonce

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    Apr 28, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidI keep on falling in and out of love with Paleo. Sometimes I love it, sometimes it makes me feel blue. At times I feel good, at times I feel used.

    I keep and falling in and out of love with Paleo....

    oh oh ooooh oh never felt this way.

    How do you give me so pleasure and cause me so much pain?


    Please post a proper youtube karaoke video singing that.
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    May 01, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    Sounds similar to the South Beach Diet or Bill Phillip's Body for Life. I think it works well if you can stick to it. I always end up cheating. I know this is what bodybuilders use when they are cutting (although I think they only cheat one meal a week). I wouldn't deprive yourself of fruits or higher glycemic carbs that are natural after you reach your goal, because although they have sugar, they also have many useful vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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    May 27, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    SleepyFisherman saidI followed a low carb diet for about 8 years. I changed to slow carb earlier this year. I love the addition of lentils and/or beans (red, black, pinto). It gives me that extra bit of energy I need for running. I usually do it for six days, but occasionally I will do it for five days. For me, it keeps the weight off.


    Similar to me, I've been on fairly low carb for a long time and I'm about to try Ferriss' Slow Carb. I'll miss fruit & oatmeal but need a shake up and I'm keen to try something new.