Slow Carb Diet, courtesy of Tim Ferris
The Slow Carb diet is a diet that is based around foods that are low on the glycemic index. The principle behind this diet is that you are going to be able to lose weight quickly without having to worry about exercise. In short, this diet requires the elimination of all starches and anything sweet. This includes eliminating all fruits and artificial sweeteners. These things are eliminated in order to favor such items like strong proteins, vegetables, and legumes. Calorie dense nuts are also a fantastic choice for this type of diet. There are a lot of things that you need to avoid in order to be successful with this diet. This type of diet is very similar to the South Beach Diet.
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What are the tricks to succeeding in this diet? You need to absolutely stick to the plan if you want to be successful in this plan. You can find a lot of success through sticking to this plan, but you will be so impressed by the results and how little effort you will actually need to put into this diet. For one thing, you should try to stick with the same meals. This means that you should find some meals that work for your personal tastes and for the diet and you will be very successful. This will also be a timesaver for you in the long run because you will be able to prepare extras for meals that it is possible to do so and freeze them so that you have a reduced prep time. You should also take advantage of the one cheat day. You will need to be on this diet for 6 days, but you do get one day to enjoy yourself. Ideally your cheat day should be Saturday, as this is the day that people often spend out socializing. This can not only be good for your mentality but it can also help boost your metabolism.
Some foods that you should stick to include eggs, meat, fish, organic products, beans, seafood, vegetables (with the exception of starches), oil, cottage cheese, brown rice protein, lemons (and other sour fruits) and pea protein. You need to avoid not only starchy products and sweet foods, but you also need to avoid dairy products, savory fruits, and avoid alcohol with the exception of red wine.
There are a lot of different benefits of this diet, including:
- The increased ability to lose fat.
- An increase of muscle mass when you work out.
- An increase of your strength if you work out.
- You will not suffer the blood sugar level spikes found in other diets
- You will find that this diet can improve your heart health.
These are only a few of the benefits that you will find with this diet. This is an easy to follow diet that anyone can find success with as long as they stick to the plan. This is an affordable diet that lets you choose the foods that you want to eat, within the restrictions of this diet. If you have not been happy with your results in your previous diet attempts, this may be exactly what you are looking for.
Cooking a Slow Carb breakfast:
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