The Slow Carb Diet, often abbreviated “SCD,” is really not a diet (though it is a change in your diet) – it is a lifestyle change. This is a fantastic option for those interested in improving their lives – be it muscle gain, fat loss, or just a general desire to be healthier and happier.
This blog and guidelines used in my recipes as well as other lifestyle changes you may read about here are all based on Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Body, which you can buy here.
Clicking the link below will open a new tab with a brief summary of the basic rules for living a slow carb lifestyle.
5 SIMPLE RULES TO FOLLOW: taken from the “4 Hour Body – Slow Carb Diet” summary above
Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates (or anything that can be white).
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again.
Rule #3: Don’t drink calories.
Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit.
Rule #5: Take one day off per week and go nuts.
In short, the slow carb diet is high protein, moderate fat, low sugar, and dairy-/gluten-free six days per week. What you choose to indulge in on Cheat Day is entirely up to you!