These are my notes/summary on the Slow Carb Diet. I highly recommend you try this out for just 2 weeks and notice the difference for yourself!
Rule #1: Avoid white carbs. All breads, rice (including brown rice), cereal, potatoes, pasta, tortillas, and fried food with breading.
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again. Have your first meal within an hour of waking up (within 30 mins is better). Have four meals, approximately four hours apart. Mix and match from the following list, constructing each meal with one pick from each of the three groups. Starred choices produce the fastest fat-loss:
*Egg whites with 1– 2 whole eggs for flavor (or, if organic, 2– 5 whole eggs, including yolks)
I agree — in most cases you won't need to eat any supplements if you eat enough. I avoid them, but only advice them to someone who is super sure they are not able to get enough of multivitamins/minerals on this diet.
With regards to ice water advice, I personally don't...
Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is Tough (NYTimes)
A good explanation of why it's easier to stay away from sugary foods altogether, compared to eating them in moderation. One paragraph that struck out, and I whole-heartedly agree with:
The minority position in this field — one that Dr. Ludwig holds, as do I after years of reporting — is that obesity is actually a hormonal regulatory disorder, and the hormone that dominates this process is insulin. It directly links what we eat to the accumulation of excess fat and that, in turn, is tied to the foods we crave and the hunger we experience. It’s been known since the 1960s that insulin signals fat cells to accumulate fat, while telling the other cells in our body to burn carbohydrates for fuel. By this thinking these carbohydrates are uniquely fattening.
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I'm still boggled by how you can almost draw a parallel between sugar industry of the day and the tobacco industry of the 60's. According to the article, the Big Sugar has been trying to knock down reports that sugar is fattening since 1956! Check out the article for more, and would love your thoughts on this.
Inside One Founder’s Personal Fast Club (Backchannel)
Phil Libin's (Evernote founder) interview on fasting, and how he used it to lose 80+ pounds over a year. Also talks about how various variants of fasting are picking up in popularity amongst Silicon Valley founders — not just as a way to lose fat, but to live longer as well.
I found this video interesting in showing how the right workout and diet mixture can have really good gains in just 1 month. Depending on your goals and starting point, you don't have to workout for years to achieve admirable gains and fat loss!