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    GottaWearShades is offline Junior Member
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    I'm finding it very easy to stay on this diet.

    I'm struggling with some favorites.

    Any recommendations for easy to find and purchase low-carb bread that tastes like bread?

    I can make it if I had to.

    How about mayonnaise (taste) substitutes for things like tuna salad or egg salad. I used EVOO. Not bad.

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    IFerriss says to stay away from ALL of the bread starches & NO dairy...pretty sure mayo IS dairy. I'm not really sure what EVOO is, but I'll do a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbpaul View Post
    I'm not really sure what EVOO is, but I'll do a search.
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil .. a term made popular by Rachael Ray.

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    Joining in the fray comrades.

    I have been experimenting with the slow carb diet since Dec 26th.

    Trying to keep good records. Took start of diet pics of wife and I and week one pics at beginning of first "refeed" day. (notice how I avoided the Cheat word which carries so much baggage).

    Started out just doing the diet. No supplements, ie AGG, PAGG. Started using ice pack fat burning enhancement method a few days ago.

    Results from Dec 26 thru Jan 8

    Me Wife
    Waist 38.75 37 40 38
    Hips 40.5 40 46.5 45
    L&R Leg 21.25 21 24.75 23
    Weight 191.2 186.4

    Comments. Def weight loss. weighed in same time. am careful to have same hydration when weighing in. I drink 20 oz water first thing every morning, so I always do this before weigh in.
    Note very significant change in my wife. She lost two inches off of her waist and 1.5 off of hips and nearly two inches off legs in less than two weeks. I think that is a big deal. She didnt do weigh in at the beginning of cheat day so we will wait til the following weekend and see what happens. Also important to note that she did almost no exercise. two sessions of swings. Meanwhile I am trying to adhere to the ROP since last week of December.

    Looking forward to end results. We are trying to stay religiously on this program until the end of January and see what results we have achieved. This is supposed to be a rapid fat loss program so that is our goal.

    I look forward to further reports from others here.

    thanks

    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCraigP View Post
    ...I look forward to further reports from others here...
    KbPaul - are you comfortable with reports from others in your thread? This seems like a good place to discuss Mr. Ferriss' diet.

    Craig, I can tell you that I have experienced similar results. My waist was approaching 39 inches on December 25, which prompted me to begin a diet (my 34" pants were beginning to fit tight). Waist size was closer to 37.5 inches on New Year's Day, and it was about 36 inches on the 8th. I am certainly pleased with the result so far.
    Last edited by Stovin; 01-13-2011 at 12:42 AM. Reason: Updated measurements according to records

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    mayo isn't dairy - but it is still crapola - it could probably be made well if you made it yourself with whole eggs, vinegar, salt, and olive oil instead of vegetable oil. All you need is a blender.

    Eating a ton of junk because you want to is not the only way to do an increase in calories - you could, instead, eat an extra helping of something that is good for you.

    I eat a little bit more on weekends, but I actually enjoy good food more than crappy food and am blessed with never having liked sweets at all.

    I'm with Semonides on this one - cheat meals are only for those who cannot figure out how to make healthy food that is also good - or are just too lazy.

    Don't get me wrong, I might eat a few extra carbs once in a blue moon or something else, but eating well to binge on crap - that is just nonsense, plain and simple. At least if you are eating well for 6 days out of the week you will eventually realize that day 7 is where the bullshit is and the taste for garbage will most likely begin to fade after time. It would almost be smart if that was the hidden wisdom with these kinds of 90% diets - who knows?

    MM

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    What i have noticed on the SCD is that i have almost lost all my cravings for sweets, etc. I feel no need whatsoever to indulge as i can eat so much meat, veggies and the beans fix the carb cravings for me, might just be me i guess.

    Regarding cheat day though, why over indulge, if you are on a diet you have to have focus, as you obviously have discipline issues. I know i do, hence the diet. Otherwise SCD is just a kifestyle choice.

    When talking about DIET however you need to understand it is a bigger picture, you have work to do, so do it, lose the weight, eat extra GOOD stuff on cheat day, maybe oats for brekkie, etc. but keep your focus, reach your fat loss goal,THEN think about an actual CHEAT day.

    Why make life harder by overthinking a diet, keep it simple all the time and realise that like fitness Fat loss takes discipline

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    Default Pre-Workout Snack for the Slow Carb diet...

    Anyone have any suggestions for pre-workout snack on this Slow Carb diet??
    My sessions have begun to suffer due to lack of energy and I'm not totally sure on working out on an empty stomach is the best method.

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    Thanks for the ideas and you're right on the bread KBPaul. I was flying off down the road of "low carbs" and, man, I miss bread.

    MrAlexander, Ferriss says some interesting stuff from his experiments about preworkout. He found a snak 20 minute before did not make it into his bloodsteam to even matter for energy. He needed it 1 hour before. He said the protein after-workout shake was better for him BEFORE the workout, too.

    And I don't look at "binge" day like a binge because in the book he goes on to give information about real skinny people becoming bodybuilders and putting on muscle. I figure that is part of learning to consume massive calories at times. I agree no one said it had to be unhealthy. Psychologically, I've never had someone tell me to have a day for deferring my cravings. I tell my system, u can have it Saturday. I don't really get around to all the cravings on Saturday.

    Also, I do agree with some of the theories that after eating healthy you feel it when you do the binge day, moreso, and it becomes a sort of deterrent. During hot yoga teacher training, it was like having 2 jobs so I had to work some graveyard shifts. I was eating pretty clean, had to. Yet, like clockwork, while I was working about 2:30 each morning, it felt like I had an eagle's talons grabbing at my gut and twisting. Thot, whoooaaa, is this what's happening while I sleep???

    Our digestion affects how much energy we use up during sleep and with that kind of thing going on, you can wake up on the wrong side of the bed! I had to laugh when Ferriss said he ate things whole (like a boa constrictor) because raw foodist Ehret said number one rule was CHEW your food until it is juice. Now Ferris needs to study the enzymatic impact on chewing his food and recalculate things. Heh heh.

    Second week, my numbers are steady. My weight always goes up when I do kettlebells and it has stopped me several times in the past. This time I get it thanks to the book. Inch-wise I feel a difference and I'm telling you, those 2 exercises of myotatic and CV, I'm even sitting taller and supported in meditation, feeling immediate results.

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    Sorry for my absence to this topic, long work week for me. I think it's great that people share their progress on this thread!
    I am going to weigh in when i wake up in the morning....it's the morning of my cheat day (which i'd rather call my insulin spiking day) followed by week 3! Without stepping on the scale since last Sat., i will guess that i am down at least another 2-3 lbs. Let you know in the morning.
    Thank you to everyone that's been posting on this!

    KBpaul

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