Two and a half weeks ago, I started following the slow-carb diet proposed by Tim Ferriss in the book The 4-hour Body. Since then, I have lost a total of 5.4 kg of weight and 23 cm of total circumference around upper arms, waist, hips and thighs while not being hungry a single time.
I must say I am happily surprised.
The slow-carb diet is fairly simple and can be summarized in the following five rules:
Avoid white carbohydrates or anything that can be white.
Eat the same meals over and over again.
Don’t drink calories.
Don’t eat fruit.
Take one day off per week and go nuts.
This means no bread, no rice, no pasta, and no potatoes. I’m amazed by how much of these I must’ve been eating in the past. Every meal I can think of includes one of them! Therefore, to compose meals, I’ve been replacing these carbs with more vegetables and legumes for slow carbs and more protein.
The meal that has changed the most is breakfast. Swedish breakfast is usually composed of bread and various types of dairy products, both which are to be avoided when following the slow-carb diet. For the last two and a half weeks, my standard breakfast has become three scrambled eggs seasoned with salt, black pepper, and tarragon together with organic lentils with a dash of lemon juice.
The “Take one day off per week and go nuts”-rule makes it easy to avoid eating unhealthy things during the other days, since I know I’ll be allowed to have it on my day off.
I am really enjoying seeing the results of my new eating habits and am looking forward to seeing where I’m at in a couple of weeks.