I have been reading The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss and have found it very interesting. One of the most interesting parts to me is the Slow Carb diet.
The Slow Carb Diet is interesting and a little different… the basic idea is that you eat few carbs and keep your blood sugar from spiking… no white carbs, lots of protein and vegetables… and a mandatory cheat day once per week…
The cheat day is good for a couple of reasons… first when I have a craving for something on a diet day it is easier to get through it by just telling myself that I can have it on my cheat day and then committing that food to memory… also, it keeps your body from getting accustomed to the lack of carbs.
There are a lot of other things that Tim mentions in the book, drinking 16 oz of ice water as soon as you wake up each day, eating a high protein (40-50 grams)breakfast within 30 minutes of waking, no more than 16 oz of diet drink per day, etc. Most of which I am trying to follow..
I started this on July 27, 2012 and have followed it religiously since (10 weeks tomorrow) I started at 406.0 pounds and as of today I am 377.6 (loss of 28.4 pounds) Now in that time I had a horrible case of stomach flu that accounted for a net loss of 16 of those pounds… recently the weight is not moving much… I went up 7 pounds on my last cheat day 5 days ago and am still 3 pounds higher than before that day… so this week has been tough.
My cheat days hav calmed down since the first one… I went crazy… now it usually consists of some form of carb for breakfast (along with protein).. last week it was a waffle with hash brown and a ham steak… jamba juice has been a choice on the last 2 cheat days and pasta/pizza for dinner has been a go to…
I will be refocusing after my next cheat day (Saturday for my 30th reunion so I can drink!) The focus will be more beans/lentils, smaller more frequent meals, lots of water all day and being very careful sticking to the diet while excpanding into other aspects of it.
Here are a few interesting sites about Slow Carb:
Tells you if something is allowed: http://www.eslowcarbdiet.com
Oh and there are Smart Phone Apps: http://www.fourhourbodyapps.com/
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