Slow Carb Diet


From "The Four Hour Body":

It is possible to lose 20 lbs. of bodyfat in 30 days by optimizing any of three factors: exercise, diet, or drug/supplement regimen. I’ve seen the elite implementation of all three in working with professional athletes. In this post, we’ll explore what I refer to as the “slow-carb diet”.

In the last six weeks, I have cut from about 180 lbs. to 165 lbs., while adding about 10 lbs. of muscle, which means I’ve lost about 25 lbs. of fat. This is the only diet besides the rather extreme Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD) that has produced veins across my abdomen, which is the last place I lose fat (damn you, Scandinavian genetics). Here are the four simple rules I followed…

(tglinatsis's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow Slow Carb Diet :

Cut carbs, except on cheat day (once/week).
No fruit.
Eat protein w/ each meal (meat or substitute).
Eat veggies with each meal - including beans.
Drink lots of water, black tea and coffee...but no soda.
  by member tglinatsis
member since: 29 Jan 10

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About / History

Timothy Ferriss is a lifehacker - and is accordingly always looking for ways to maximize output while minimizing input. This is just another attempt at maximizing return for your body while minimizing the time/effort required.

tglinatsis's top tips

1.Be sure to read the book "The Four Hour Body," as it provides solid guidelines for the diet AND very practical home-based exercise routines that will help you get in shape quickly.

  Why choose "Slow Carb Diet "?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Promotes rapid weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Targets body toning weight loss
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Provides an energy boost
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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