The Slow Carb Diet Book
With an Easy Diet Plan
Don’t you hate going on a diet that makes you spend hours searching for and buying a bunch of fancy (or funky) food you don’t normally eat? How about counting calories? Do you have the time and patience to weigh out your food and keep track of everything you eat?
How agonizing do you find it waiting to see any difference? Does the idea of a grumpy tummy, dizziness, and feeling like destroying something, make you want to cry?
And then one day, as if by magic, a book titled “The Four-Hour Body” showed up on my coffee table. I followed the advice in the book and…
“I Lost 25 lbs in 35 days without, starving, or wasting my time and it only took a few days to start seeing results.”
The Ultimate Book to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing
In Record Time
Our family friend, Travis (who brought the book to the house) lost 100lbs in 10 weeks.
The Four-Hour Body, (we will get in to more detail about how it came to be, and how it will transform your life), has an easy diet plan where:
- You will notice a difference in how good you feel within a few days
- Within a week you can see a physical difference
- You don’t have to starve - you can eat until you’re completely full, and cheating is recommended
- You don’t have to count calories
- You don’t have to make huge life changes…only little ones
- You don’t have to spend a fortune
- You don’t have to exercise if you don't want to
Plus you don’t have to take diet pills, do liquid fasts, or suffer through uncomfortable cleansings
Make sure you read every word in this article because it’s really interesting how the book was created, and the secret ingredient to your success story is in here somewhere.
Who Should Read This Article?
Men and Women who wants to lose fat fast!
I’m thankful I found an amazing slow carb diet book, because it was the answer to my weight-loss issues. And if you feel the same way about dieting that I talked about, you’ll want to read this entire article. It's long - The article is around 4000 words and it will take you up to 30-minutes to read.
However, I assume that since you landed on this article, you’re not happy with how you look and feel. So I think it’s a great idea for you to take the time to investigate whether the information and resources I'm going to share will help you get the results you want.
Don’t you owe it to yourself to feel amazing?:
I've discovered that to get motivated to lose weight and eat better with a slow carb diet book. The book needs three things, along with an easy diet plan:
Quick Results, Realistic Goals, and Motivational Incentive:
- Quick Results: You have to see results quickly, and the results will keep you motivated. Eminem said it best in his recent article in Men's Journal, when he talked about running after he got out of recovery:
“Once you're at a place where you've made progress and you've got some time invested in it, you don't wanna quit and give up what you started.” Eminem
- Realistic Goals: It’s ridiculous to think you can starve yourself as a goal.
- Motivational Incentive: You need to have something to look forward to in the short term
I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people say that they craved fattening foods so badly that they binged – which led to quitting the diet.
Myself, I hate going on a diet that makes me piddle around getting a bunch of fancy (or funky) food I don’t normally eat. And the idea of having to buy special food from one certain place freaks me out…What if I run out? Do I have to starve until my order comes in? And isn’t this practice a bit of a rip off anyways?
I also cringe at the thought of counting calories. I don’t have the patience to weigh food, track everything I eat, and make sure I get all the proper nutrients from the different food groups – even with an app. There is a ton of other things I’d rather do (like research and write articles).
As well, it has always been confusing to me that at all calories aren’t’ created equal – there’s good and bad calories.
I’m thrilled I can suggest to you an easy diet plan so you can lose 20-pounds in 30-days and:
- You don't have to count any calories
- You don't have to spend a fortune
- You don't have to make huge life changes...only little ones
- You don't have to starve - you can eat until you're completely full
- You don't have to take diet pills, do liquid fasts, or suffer through uncomfortable cleansings
BUT You have to binge once a week.
So Where Does This Easy Meal Plan Come From?
It comes from a life enhancing book called The 4-Hour Body, and it contains simple steps to become the best you can be, in the shortest time possible – my favorite kind of system. And who doesn’t want to be the best they can be?
The 4-Hour Body, is a book written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss (he also wrote The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Chef and it is a step by step uncommon guide to make us become what he calls “Super Human.”
The 4-Hour Body slow carb (rapid fat-loss) meal plan included in his book lets you eat normal food from specific food groups that you probably already eat.
Of course there are certain foods you can’t eat such as sugar, candy, processed foods, or pasta for 6 days (and others as you’ll see later).
Before you get all sad, and click out of here, I want you to know that for the 6 days you’re “dieting” and I use this word loosely, you’ll eat things like chilli, steak and chicken stir fry; and on the 7th day you have to gorge on fattening foods.
Although I just mentioned a lot of meals containing meat, you can still follow the meal plan if you’re a vegetarian -all you have to do is substitute the meat. The other foods allowed in the easy meal plan are vegan friendly.
Another Slow-Carb Diet (SCD)?
I know that you’ve probably read a lot about low carb diets so you’re a little skeptical and possibly even rolling your eyes, but don’t write it off yet. Keep reading to get the details, but first let’s talk a bit about Tim Ferriss.
The 4-Hour Body was published in 2010, so it has been around for a while; and although not every diet expert agrees with him, they don’t say he’s wrong. And to my knowledge no one has ever called Tim’s SCD a scam, or him a scammer.
He’s well respected in various industries: Science, accelerated learning, accelerated language learning, health and fitness. As well, he is an angel investor, business man, and public speaker.
One thing you need to know about Tim is that he looks for unconventional ways to do things – work, lifestyle, health and fitness. He’s always looking for ways to do things better, and quicker.
For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Tim Ferris
What I love the most about this way of thinking is that it can be applied to every aspect of our lives.
Why has each one of Tim’s 4-Hour books made it to #1 on the New York Time’s Bestsellers list? Is it because he’s a great writer, has wicked marketing techniques, or has a bunch of famous people promoting him?
No, those aren’t the reasons!
Tim writes best sellers because he is a humble man (a quality I admire) who wants everyday men and women to get a new perspective on life to change their way of thinking and achieve their goals quickly. To sum him up, I would call him a personal growth and development guru.
To accomplish this he challenges long held ideals by actually doing experiments on himself to find out if they’re true.
Tim Says you can Lose 20-Pounds of FAT in 30-days Without Exercising
The added bonus is that you can lose the fat without doing one second of exercise. But you can also exercise if you want to, and there’s instructions for that too…
Don’t you love it when you have choices? I know I do.
I’m sure this sounds like an ad you’ve seen on an infomercial, but it isn’t – it actually works and is not gimmicky or hokey (you know I strongly I dislike that kind of stuff).
Thousands of people have achieved amazing body transformations with The 4-Hour Body, including myself. I lost 25-pounds and 10-inches of FAT… and the whole time I was losing it, I enjoyed myself.
You may think that 25-pounds isn’t a lot of weight, but when you’re talking straight up fat it makes a huge difference, for anyone.
What Happened to us?
Let’s face it, the world used to be healthier; but now we’re oversized, overstressed, overtired and new diseases are popping up all the time, such as sitting disease. So what happened to us?
Technology…We can get any information we need in minutes; we have multiple devices to choose from; and various types of entertainment at our fingertips - social networks, movies, television shows, etc.
As a result, there’s a whole bunch of “stuffing” going on - we spend too much time on our butts with our faces stuffed in screens, as we stuff our mouths with junk.
We live in the fast lane and demand convenience; and that has taken a toll on how we eat and take care of ourselves. We want quick boosts so caffeine, energy drinks and pop are guzzled by the tons. If we’re not eating in restaurants we’re eating too many bad carbs, fat, and processed foods (guilty as charged).
In Canada over 35% of adults over 20 are obese, and 69% of adults are over-weight (including obesity); 18.4% of adolescents 12-19 are obese; 18% of children 6-11 are obese; and 12.1% of children aged 2-5 years are obese. The American statistics aren’t any different.
The even bigger concern is that these numbers don’t show signs of going down. We are not meant to be inactive and abuse our bodies – because they fight back, and when that doesn’t work our bodies eventually give up.
How many celebrities are dying in their 50’s from natural causes lately – not illegal or prescription drugs?
Obviously, the solution is to get motivated now to stop stuffing. The 4-Hour Body slow-carb diet, along with the rest of the information in the book was designed to get us back into shape and healthy - as quick as possible.
If you’re going to do something such as lose weight, don’t you want to get it over with as soon as possible?
How Long Does it Take to Reach our Genetic Potential?
Tim, who Wired magazine called “The Superman of Silicon Valley” because how he has found ways to manipulate the body to make it work quicker, is nothing short of brilliant (in my opinion). For over a decade he was on a quest to see if it is possible to reach our genetic potential in six months.
During that time he acted as a guinea pig in a barrage of tests to see if it was possible – and found out that it was possible - for both men, and women.
Goal – Reach Your Fullest Potential
The low carb fat loss diet is only one part of Tim’s book, but a major one; particularly since we need to lose fat as a society more than we ever have before.
Tim’s book, which is over 500 pages long, covers other things you can do to become the best you can be: Healthy, strong, productive, etc.; There are over 50 topics covered, and they all have real-world experiments, with many including over 200 test subjects.
Tim also has a chapter on how to get a restful sleep by only sleeping two-hours a night. This was actually the main reason I started reading it. I have so much I want to do, but unfortunately need sleep.
Rather than me telling you about the experiments he went through researching for The 4-Hour Body, I’ll let him explain a bit of his process in the quick video below:
How The 4-Hour Body Slow Carb Diet Book Works
The First Three Chapters are Mandatory
In the first chapter titled Thinner Bigger Faster Stronger Tim explains what you need to know about the book. The next two chapters explain his thought process on how to go about doing things quickly and effectively, and what he learned during his experiments.
Tim then tells you how to navigate it (there is a ton information in the book); but you only have to read certain parts of the book to accomplish what you want. Each section is a 15-minute read.
For example, one topic is Subtracting Fat – Tim gives you the page numbers of the sections that talk about that topic, with steps to implement it. By the way, he has other ways to lose weight besides the SCD.
What Else Tim Teaches
As Tim said in the video, there’s a lot more to what his book is about than his fat-burning slow carb diet. Below we will look at what some of this information is about.
Although men and women are equals our bodies are different, and require different exercises. So Tim broke down these differences into chapters.
For the Ladies: How to build a perfect posterior with 15-minutes of exercise 3 days a week – or lose 100 pounds. I’m on this section now, and I can tell you I hate the kettle ball exercises, but love the results.
For the Dudes: Tim gained 34-pounds of muscle in 28-days, without taking steroids and only went to the gym for four hours. How to build muscle fast and get stronger (kind of like a super human). He shows you step-by-step how you can do it too.
For the Dudes and Ladies: How to get 6-pack abs with only 2 exercises…Before you think this sounds too crazy to be true and it can’t be possible, remember that Tim has learned how to manipulate his body in the quickest time possible.
But you will have to get rid of the fat before your defined muscles will show, this is fact of life. But, the exercises show you how to get directly to the abdominal muscles.
There is also a section in the book that applies to Vegans - The Meatless Machine II: A 28-day Experiment: Vegan meal plan and weight lifting routine
There is a section in the book where a doctor who specializes in exercise and nutrient biochemistry did a 28-day experiment to see if he could gain muscle on a 100% vegan diet.
It turns out he gained 7 pounds; 4.9 pounds of lean body mass and 2.1 pounds of fat – his meal plan is detailed in the book.
Slow Carb Diet Book - Allowed Foods
Although Tim sounds a little strict, he’s really not. He’s just like a caring parent who wants what’s best for you. He knows you want to get rid of the fat that’s weighing you down and he wants you to do it as quickly, and painlessly as possible.
Remember that Tim went to a lot of time and trouble to figure all this out for you. Below is a list of the Good Food groups:
- Protein (in food form, or protein drink)
- Legumes (Beans)
Through his experiments Tim discovered that by eating from these food groups at every meal you can lose 20-pounds in 30-days.
Tim says it is best to eat the same food over and over – for breakfast and lunch anyways. But I ate the same thing for all three meals, and I’ll tell you why.
I would whip up a wicked chicken stir-fry (30% protein) and eat it for every meal, because I don’t mind eating the same thing over and over for a few days. And I wanted to make sure I always had something pre-made so I wouldn’t get lazy and grab processed food for a quick fix.
Prohibited Foods for This Easy Diet Plan
Along with the food I mentioned at the beginning there are more foods you can’t eat; because Tim says there are certain foods you can’t eat because they interfere with rapid weight loss, and slow it down. Below are some of these bad foods.
- Avoid starchy carbohydrates that are white, or could be white
- Rice – Brown or white
- All Bread
- Dairy - except for cottage cheese
- Whole grains and steel-cut oats
In this brief video below Tim debunks some long held myths about calories.
3 Fat Loss Myths Debunked
Why no Fruit or Dairy?
Why No Dairy?
Dairy, is high in calories, fat and sugar. This article explains the good and bad side of dairy. But, note that cottage cheese is allowed, if you need dairy. I was very happy when I saw that I could eat cottage cheese.
Why No Fruit?
Tim says that fruit contains fructose – glycerol phosphate - which essentially equals more body fat. Plus he also points out that we are used to eating fruits in season, so there are seasons where we go without certain fruit anyways.
But avocado and tomatoes are allowed.
What About Nutrients?
If you’re concerned about lack of nutrients from this diet, he has that covered. He suggests certain supplements in his book that you probably have, or have had in your house. If not, they’re easy to get.
You won’t have to search the city going to every health food store to find a rare and expensive, vitamin.
Easy Diet Plan: What Can I Drink?
As Tim puts it in his book, “don’t drink your calories” meaning don’t drink beverages full of calories; but drink tons of water instead.
He also says you can drink a few glasses of wine and coffee or tea, but use cinnamon for flavoring instead of milk. He also says if you have to use dairy, cream is better than milk.
There are many health benefits in Cinnamon, if you don’t know how healthy cinnamon is, you can check out this article.
I sometimes put MIO in my water for flavoring. Tim doesn’t say to use it, but I think it tricks my brain into thinking it’s getting sugar; which satisfies my sweet tooth.
A Little Secret About Water
I drank many fluids before the diet, but it was rarely water on its own; I always added something else for flavoring such as lemon, or a sugary drink crystal. Near the end, Tang was my poison of choice – I’m guessing because of the sugar rush.
When I was doing a lot of writing and studying, I went to sugar and caffeine for energy – which of course totally defeated the purpose and drastically slowed down my productivity.
To get used to drinking just water, I would fill my 1.89 litre jug and keep it with me all the time until I drank it.
Oddly enough, Tang made me feel sick when I had it on cheat day; and now my drink of choice is water, or the odd Fresca. I rarely add anything for flavor - except for the occasional MIO squirt.
I’m also happy about the money I save, not buying drinks…just saying.
Tim Does Love you – He Gives you a Cheat Day – Wahoo
Cheat Day: Tim says one day a week you can eat anything you want, all day. In fact, as you will see later, the SCD doesn’t work if you don’t cheat (hint: metabolic rate).
Warning: You may get a surprise on cheat day. My daughter and I found that when we binged on our favorites (carbs and cheese) we felt hung over.
But What if I Don't Want to Eat What Tim Says to eat?
What it boils down to is this - Do you want to lose fat fast, or not?
The first complaint I hear is I don’t like beans, next is I can’t give up [blank].
Unlike other diets you don’t crave what you’re missing, especially since on cheat day you know you can go nuts eating what you love to eat.
As I tell everyone else, if you’re happy with your weight and don’t want to lose “fat” then keep doing what you’re doing – that is perfectly okay. But if you want to lose fat, and do it quickly with an easy diet plan, eating normal foods and not counting calories; then Tim’s quick and easy ways to manipulate your body is worth a try.
I’ll admit I wasn’t jumping up and down when I heard that I couldn’t eat yogurt or cheese and had to eat legumes (beans).
Slow Carb Diet Book
How Many Meals a Day can I have?
You can eat as many meals as you like, but start off with three and just eat until you’re full. Don’t worry that you’re going to be hungry. Tim says (and he’s right) if you drink enough water you won’t be hungry, and if you do feel hungry increase your veggie intake. You can eat as many veggies as you want.
A Slow Carb Diet That Increases Energy
You still get carbs with Tim’s meal plan, but they’re all good carbs. Our bodies don’t need as much carbohydrates as we consume to function anyways; and some vegetables, such as spinach, have enough carbs, good fats, and protein to give us energy all day long.
Plus, the legumes are complex carbs so a feeling of energy loss is not a problem.
The cool part is that our bodies take the stored fat and burn it for energy.
I was addicted to carbs (mostly bad ones) and had tried low-carb diets before but always felt a little agitated. On this diet, I didn’t even miss them.
Rapid Fat Loss – Not Weight Loss
The thing to remember is that this diet is not really a weight loss diet (with a lot of diets we lose weight, but not all of it is fat; we also lose a lot of muscle). The 4-hour body easy diet plan goes straight for the fat, and the weight loss naturally follows.
As gross as it sounds it blows my mind when I think that I lost 25-pounds of fat!
Cons – What People Don’t Like
As I mentioned earlier some people don’t like eating legumes (beans – not brown beans, but pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, etc.). You can remedy this by eating lentils because they’re tiny and you can’t taste them when they’re mixed with vegetables.
Some find not having any dairy difficult, and if you have a sweet tooth you may find it too restricting. But reminding yourself of cheat day should help stave you off, and Tim has some things you can eat to cure that issue in his book.
Some people deal with constipation at the beginning, because of all the protein – so drink lots of water.
You may find it hard eating out in public, but Tim tells you how to deal with that too.
Pros - What People Like The Most About
This Slow Carb Diet Book
- Weight loss is super-fast.
- It’s the last diet you’ll ever have to follow – its super easy to maintain
- The groceries are cheap 30-35 Bucks a week CDN
- Vegetarians can use the diet too – you don’t have to eat meat for protein.
- It comes with an ‘anything goes’ cheat day – it’s not an option, but required to sustain your metabolic rate.
- Food is what you’re used to eating (except maybe legumes).
Another thing that people love about the Four-hour body book is that there are a ton of other ways to transform your body, and your life. Such as adding muscle, perfecting sleep, reversing injuries, improving sex, rapid sense of total well-being, running faster and farther.
Motivation to Follow the Slow Carb Easy Diet Plan
If you’re worried about motivation to stay on the diet Tim’s right on the money when he says that if you have to do a lot of work to achieve something – it just doesn’t happen – you won’t do it.
This is how Tim puts it:
“You don’t need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.”
Which means little motivation is required to follow his slow-carb diet, particularly because there is no negative side effects – no starving, or loss of energy.
When you lose 20-pounds in one month, you’ll start to think since you did that, you can…and eventually you’ll get motivated to change other aspects of your life.
It’s Not Forever
It’s not a diet you have to follow for the rest of your life, because the results are fast. It’s a way to jump start your weight loss (fat loss), and after you lose the weight he tells you how to maintain it.
However, after being on the diet you may find that you’re love of bread has changed, or your desire to eat sugar lessens.
Before the diet I would sometimes crave salt and vinegar chips, but since the diet what I crave is celery and almond butter, or plain crackers.
What I Lost With This Slow Carb Diet Book
Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Body Slow Carb Diet
At my highest weight I was 160-pounds, now I weigh 130-pounds. Before the diet I started walking 20-minutes a day for six weeks and lost 5-pounds without dieting.
My Results in 30-Days, and There’s no Change 6-Months Later (One-year Now)
- I lost 25-pounds of fat
- I lost 10-inches of fat
- I went down the following clothe sizes: Jeans - I went down from size 31 to size 26 Skirts & Dresses: Size 12 to size 2-4 Shirts: Size 12 to Size 0-2
I would like to point out that the holiday season came in the middle of the diet, so I totally went off course for 4 – 5 days. But I only gained a couple of pounds and it was easy for me to get back on the diet, and lose them.
To maintain my weight I just eat the meal plan for a few days. But for the most part, (except for fruit) I continue to eat what Tim says to eat because I feel great. I’ve lost my desire for sugary drinks - cheese and bread aren’t as exciting as they used to be; and come to think of it neither is processed food.
Holiday Binge Eating Control
There is also a section in the book where Tim gives step by step instructions on how to binge eat over the holidays and not gain a pound.
Below are two photos of success stories
Taken From Tim Ferriss' Blog
Slow Carb Diet Book 4-Hour Body Recipes
If you’re worried about what to make for meals – this website has a lot of delicious meal plan recipes; or you can also use the resources in the book.
As I said earlier what I did was make stir-fry’s and Chilli and eat them for every meal. This saved a lot of time cooking because I could make it up in an hour and have food for a couple of days. When my youngest daughter stayed with me I just had to double it up.
I also always had a salad made for quick snacking and extra veggies.
The 4-Hour Body Slow Carb Diet Tips
- Keep it your little secret until you see results
- Keep a diary of your progress
- Write down your starting weight and measurements
- Go shopping and have enough food prepared so you don’t cheat on non-cheat days
- Don’t think about what you can’t have, but how you can make what you can eat, delicious
Famous people reinvent themselves all the time, so why can’t you?
Quickest Way to Lose Fat
Without Starving Yourself
The 4-Hour Body slow carb diet book, written by New York Times Bestselling Author Tim Ferriss, is one of the quickest ways to lose fat, without feeling the pains of dieting.
It contains an affordable and easy meal plan that covers the 3 things a diet needs: Quick results, realistic goal setting, and motivational incentive.
But, it’s more than a 500-page weight loss book. It is a guide that will gently push you to reach your full potential, physically – by subtracting fat, building muscle, perfecting sleep, reversing injuries, running faster and farther, getting stronger, living a longer and better life, etc.
To find out more about Tim Ferris and his other 4-hour books, you can read more on Amazon.
If you have the book, what was your favorite section, or sections?
Get Motivated Now - Final Words
So if you’ve ever wondered what if I could change your life, this book may very well be your answer. But if you don’t think the 4-hour body will help you lose weight and feel better, please don’t just do nothing.
I beg you to do something, even if it’s just go for a walk around the block, and eat a Greek salad – and stop stuffing! Try to de-screen at least one day a week, and if that’s too much try it for at least half a day.
If you’ve ever wondered if you could change life, this book may very well be your answer. But if you don’t think the 4-hour body will help you lose weight and feel amazing, please do something to change how you feel.
I beg you to do something, even if it’s just go for a walk around the block, eat a Greek salad – and please stop stuffing! Try to de-screen at least one day a week, and if that’s too much try it for at least half a day.
Always Remember: You're Amazing, life is dynamic, and there's always hope
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