FEELING LOW ON ENERGY?
Eat beans. They have the right kind of carbs to give you energy. You should eat beans and/or hummus daily. Read THIS to compare the nutritional content in different kind of beans.
CAN I EAT LUNCH MEAT?
Yes. I recommend BoarsHead.
WHAT CAN I ADD TO MY COFFEE?
Up to 2 Tbsp of cream.
CAN I HAVE PROTEIN DRINKS?
Yes, but it must be unflavored whey protein isolate.
WHAT ABOUT PROTEIN BARS?
It’s best to stay away from them for the time being.
WHAT KIND OF SALAD DRESSING CAN I HAVE?
Non-creamy, sow-sugar dressing…Oil & vinegar is great. Hummus makes a great dressing.
IS ALL SALSA GOOD?
Make sure it doesn’t have sugar.
CAN I EAT ANY CHEESE?
I’m sorry but no… with the exception of cottage cheese. Hard one for me!
ARE ALL VEGETABLES ALLOWED?
Everything is good, but stay away from potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams.
CAN I EAT ANY FRUIT?
No fruit for 6 days and then enjoy as much as you want on the 7th day. Avocados and tomatoes are allowed everyday (in moderation)
HOW MUCH SLOW-CARB FOOD CAN I EAT IN A DAY?
There is no limit! Eat up 🙂
HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXERCISE WHILE ON SCD?
Being on this diet, you are putting a new kind of stress on the body. Exercise should be moderate for the next few weeks. Weight loss can actually stall if you push too much. I recommend exercise 20-40 minutes, 2-3 times per week for the time being. When the diet is over, we can rev up our workouts!
WHAT IS ALLOWED:
unsweetened almond milk
… In the beginning these may seem to not be sweet at all, but your tastes will change and they will become sweet treats!
Read THIS to get started on the Slow-Carb Diet.
Read THIS for the Slow-Carb rules.
Read THIS for a Slow-Carb Shopping List.
Read THIS for an example of a SCD Weekly Meal Plan.
Read THIS to find out if you should take Supplements while on the SCD.
Read THIS for Failure-Proofing Behaviors.
Read THIS for a Slow-Carb 3 Minute Breakfast video.