The world’s premier network for those seeking to share and discuss high-impact,high results, super practical information for the developmentof superiorphysical performance.
Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 113
  1. #1
    kbpaul is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,033
    Blog Entries
    40

    Default The 4 hour Body....slow-carb diet...giving it a go.

    So, i got Tim Ferriss' book for Christmas (cuz my wife is THAT cool). I'm trying this slow-carb diet. I kind of like it so far. Week 1 is almost done. I will weigh myself on Friday morning, which is my cheat day. Then weigh myself the day after that. Then it's back to the grind til next Friday. I'll keep posting.
    Anyone else get the book?

  2. #2
    CAP
    CAP is offline Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    42

    Default

    I have the book and was actually gonna ask the same thing. Been on the slow carb for a few days, on the first day I weighed myself in the morning I weighed 185lbs. 5 days into it I weighed myself again in the morning before eating like last time and weighed 181. Checked the scale a few times, made sure it was properly calibrated and got the same result. This diet is awesome I like it alot the emphasis on proteins and greens then the scheduled cheat day make it really good. Messed up a little last night but had my scheduled cheat day today and will weigh myself tomorrow.

  3. #3
    dean owens is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pittsboro, NC
    Posts
    219
    Blog Entries
    22

    Default

    what are the details of the "slow-carb" diet?
    [URL="http://gettingfitwithkettlebells.wordpress.com/"]getting fit with kettlebells[/URL]
    [URL="http://kbforum.dragondoor.com/blogs/dean-owens/"]training log[/URL]

  4. #4
    kbSagoo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Mint Hill, NC
    Posts
    381
    Blog Entries
    102

    Default

    Tim writes about slow carb on his blog here. I don't know if it is similar to what he has in his book.

  5. #5
    Semonides is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    1,724
    Blog Entries
    117

    Default

    sounds like a distillation of Precision Nutrition. Therefore, I approve.

  6. #6
    kbpaul is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,033
    Blog Entries
    40

    Default

    OK, i choose to weigh myself only 1x a week and that is the morning of my cheat day. The book says NOT to pay attention to your weight for the first few days after the cheat day, it says you may weigh up to even 10 to 12 more. So......after my 1 st week, i went from 195 to 188....7 lbs down! I don't expect to lose that much EVERY week because i was really on a huge binge a few days before i started.
    I did discover lentils......yummy served cold with green olives!
    I also am keeping notes....notes of everything that i crave during the week. I write it down then FEAST on it on my cheat day.... kinda fun.

  7. #7
    kbpaul is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,033
    Blog Entries
    40

    Default

    ALSO, the tips given on the cheat day kind of make sense, and make me feel better about eating anything & everything on that day.

  8. #8
    Semonides is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    1,724
    Blog Entries
    117

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kbpaul View Post
    ALSO, the tips given on the cheat day kind of make sense, and make me feel better about eating anything & everything on that day.
    I question why you should feel good about eating anything and everything. On the blog of the 4-hour-body guy, he mentions feeling like crap after the weekly binge. Why hurt yourself like that; you deserve better and you deserve health...but, to each their own.

    I will say that since this system is so much like Precision Nutrition I can offer some advice: it is easy (depending on what kind of pig you are) to over-cheat on that day. I can completely wipe out six days of good with one day of bad.

    On cheat meals, I would eat otherwise acceptable meals but tack on some potatoes, or just eat more than appropriate. I cannot imagine the harm I would do to my progress by eating without restraint all day. Again, maybe you aren't as bad as I was.

    Lastly, I have found in retrospect that cheating made things much more difficult for me. Cheating was the reward and, by analogy, eating correctly was punishment. I do much better now. What I did is totally cut out everything inappropriate from my eating. Eventually cravings become distant memories and all the sweets and junk food just stop being options. That's how I severed emotional ties with food.

    I am not writing this as a dietician and it has no authority. It is just my personal journey out of fatville. If any of it resonates with you, modify and use what you can for yourself. If it doesn't, oh well! keep looking and you will find the combination of things that will do it for you.

  9. #9
    kbpaul is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,033
    Blog Entries
    40

    Default

    Semonides.....
    It just makes it fun and easier to stick with (for now) that i know at the end of the week, i can have anything! One guy says it helps to write down anything that you have an urge to eat during the week & know that you CAN eat it on your cheat day. Ferriss says right in the beginning of the book that people will not believe that you can binge & NOT ruin your progress. There ARE things that must be done on your cheat days before and after cheat meals that slow down the effect that they would normally have on you. YES, i do know that when my weight loss starts to plateau, changes will have to be made, maybe even on the cheat days.

  10. #10
    Matthew Green UK is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,211

    Default

    the amount of weight you lose in one week doing a diet is near enough meaningless. You could lose a few pounds on virtually any diet. So what?

    Do it for a year and report back...

Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Free Course
Close