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slow carb diet

Friday, August 16, 2013

I just received a slow carb nutrition guideline from a fitness center that I joined this past week. sounds interesting so I searched Sparkpeople for a slow carb team and voila! there actually is one. Nice to know help is available. Now I must go and have a little goodbye ceremony as I put all the white stuff (flour, rice, waffles, potatoes) in the trash and make room for better foods. Although there is a cheat day for each week....hmm.
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CANDIK48 8/17/2013 3:07PM

    I do the 4HB Slow Carb Diet and it has been a great experience for me! It does take a little getting used to in the beginning. Especially if you're not an early breakfast person like me. I've done this eating plan a few times and each time I start, I lose an average of 9 pounds the first week alone. I know most of that is water retention and bloat from carbs (I'm very carb sensitive!) but it's a great motivational thing to see on the scale. Make sure you take measurements. Especially if you are exercising or working out. Muscle weighs more than fat so you might see more difference in the measurements than on the scale from time to time. Also, don't be discouraged if you don't lose the same way as a young male might or if someone else is losing more than you are on a week to week basis. Everyone is different and for some reason, women in my age range (over 40), lose weight at a delayed pace.

Also be prepared to go through carb withdrawal. You might have headaches and feel a little tired. That's normal as your body adjusts to burning your stored fat as an energy source instead of converting all those simple carbs or sugars quickly. It doesn't last long and trust me, it's worth it seeing how your body changes.

There are tons of resources and recipe ideas on the web to explore. Do make sure to enjoy your free for all day. It's a chance to get all the cravings out of your system that have built up during the week and to reset your body so it stays in fat burning mode instead of going into survival mode. (That's when you're body will not release any weight cause it thinks you're entering a time of famine.) Also,,, please remember the weight gain you see the day or days after a cheat day is not actual fat weight gain! Don't panic!! Unless you are eating 3500 calories over what your body needs for it's day to day function for every up pound you see, you can rest assured it's just water or carb bloat retention stuff and it goes away in the first day or so of eating clean again. I promise!

Most of all, have fun and best of wishes for your journey!

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RSHAID 8/16/2013 10:43AM

    Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of this diet. I just Googled it and it appears to be a guideline that I can easily follow.

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