Slow-Carb: The Five Rules

RULE 1:  
AVOID “WHITE” CARBOHYDRATES
all breads, rice (including brown rice), cereal, potatoes, pasta, tortillas, fried food with breading, anything that is or can be white…. with the exception of cauliflower. 

RULE 2:  

EAT THE SAME FEW MEALS OVER AND OVER AGAIN

“The most successful dieters, regardless of whether their goal is muscle gain or fat-loss, eat the same few meals over and over again.  There are 47,000 products in the average U.S. grocery store, but only a handful of them won’t make you fat.”    Tim Ferriss

Some examples of good Slow-Carb foods

Proteins

  • Egg 2-5 whole organic eggs
  • Chicken Breast or thigh
  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Fish
  • Pork

Legumes

  • Lentils
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red Beans

Vegetables

  • Spinach
  • Mixed Vegetables (including broccoli, cauliflower, or any other cruciferous vegetables)
  • Sauerkraut, Kimchee 
  • Asparagus
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans

Eat as much as you want of these foods.
“Most people who go on ‘low’-carbohydrate diets complain of low energy and quit because they consume insufficient calories.  A half-cup of rice is 300 calories, whereas a half-cup of spinach is 15 calories!  Vegetables are not calorically dense, so it is critical that you add legumes for caloric load.”   Tim Ferriss

*  MAKE SURE YOUR FIRST MEAL IS WITHIN 1 HOUR OF WAKING UP! 

RULE #3: 
 DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES
Drink water.  
You can also have unsweetened tea, 
coffee (with no more than 2 Tbsp of cream).  
NO MILK.  
Red wine is good.
RULE #4:  
DON’T EAT FRUIT

“Humans don’t need fruits six days a week, and they certainly don’t need it year-round.  If your ancestors were from Europe, for example, how much fruits did they eat in the winter 500 years ago?   Think they had Florida oranges in December?”    Tim Ferriss


So, for the best results, avoid fruit 6 days a week. TOMATOES and AVOCADOS do not count under this rule. PLEASE EAT THEM!

RULE #5: 
 TAKE ONE DAY OFF PER WEEK
This is the best day!  I usually celebrate my cheat day on Saturday.   Tim calls it your “Dieters Gone Wild (DGW) day.”  
In order for this diet to work effectively, this rule must NOT be skipped.  

“dramatically spiking caloric intake in this way once per week increases fat-loss by ensuring that your metabolic rate doesn’t downshift from extended caloric restriction.  That’s right:  eating pure crap can help you lose fat.”  

Tim Ferriss

Isn’t this good news?  
Imagine eating ice cream, cake, chocolate, fully loaded Starbucks Drinks, with 0 guilt!  Last time I did this diet with a group of friends, we had a blast texting each other pictures of the food we ate DGW day.  It really is a lot of fun.

I recommend writing down everything that tempts you and everything you crave throughout the week.  Make a list of what you will eat on DGW day.
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