The Slow Carb Diet
NOTE: I no longer practice the following. I leave it here only for the purpose of additional information for those who may find it interesting. I have eliminated all animal products from my diet. There are still points below that are valid, aside from the items listed in the Proteins section.
Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates.
Anything that is, or can be, white. All bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, tortillas, and fried food with breading. Don’t eat white stuff unless you want to get fatter.
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again.
Mix and match from this list:
- Eggs, whole, if they’re organic. Else, egg whites.
- Chicken breast or thigh
- Black beans
- Pinto beans
- Red beans
- Mixed vegetables, including all cruciferous
- Sauerkraut, kimchee
- Green beans
Eat as much of the food items above as you like, but keep it simple. Pick three or four meals and repeat them. Vegetables are not calorically dense, so you need to add legumes for caloric load. Meals should be approximately 4 hours apart.
Rule #3: Don’t drink calories.
Drink massive amounts of water, unsweetened tea, coffee or other no-calorie beverages as you like. Don’t drink milk, normal soft drinks, or fruit juice. Aspartame in diet drinks can stimulate weight gain.
Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit.
Just say no to fruit and its principle sugar, fructose. Fructose is converted to glycerol phosphate, which turns to triglycerides via the liver, then to fat storage.
Rule #5: Take one day off per week.
Use Saturdays as your Dieters Gone Wild day. This will ensure your metabolic rate (thyroid function and conversion of T4 to T3) doesn’t downshift from extended calorie restriction.
There is absolutely no calorie counting on this diet.
Questions, objections, observations, should be brought forth as soon as you think them. There are solutions to every objection.
This is the diet used by Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Body. It works, or so he says. Now we need to try it.