Does The Slow Carb Diet Really Work?
Last year I decided to try the slow carb diet as outlined in The Four Hour Body. Of course before last year, no one had heard of the diet, myself included.
Tim Ferris created the diet based on a lot of research into the glycemic index. The idea behind the diet is basically to control blood sugar spikes by eating only slow carbs - carbs that are digested slowly. If you want to learn the details about the diet, you can read them here.
My Personal Experience With The Slow Carb Diet
I tried the slow carb diet for about four weeks and honestly, I really liked it. I experienced very little hunger, especially after the first few days. If I had known what I know now, I could have eaten a little more fat while on the diet to create an even better experience. I was still pretty gun-shy when it comes to eating fat and fat helps you to control your hunger a lot.
I lost a few pounds a week when I was on slow carb. I didn’t lose as much as Tim Ferriss did. That makes sense because Tim is a hard-gainer. In other words he’s a pretty small guy and gaining weight for him is difficult. I, on the other hand, can easily gain a pound a day for pretty much as long as I want. It’s hard for me to lose weight and fat so I was pretty happy with how my body reacted to the diet.
The slow carb style diet is one of two diets that are endorsed by The Skinny School. I actually prefer a paleo diet because my body feels a little better, but slow carb is a solid second choice.
Things That Weren’t Great About Slow Carb
The main thing that isn’t great about the slow carb diet is that you eat a LOT of beans and lentils. Honestly, I don’t want to see another can of beans as long as I live and I didn’t do slow carb for that long. Not only did I get tired of eating beans, I got tired of being full of gas 24/7. I still endorse this diet as it’s very effective and is solid for health, but you’re going to have to deal with eating a lot of beans if you try it.
Paleo eating is similar in nature to slow carb, but your digestive system feels a lot better when you eat paleo. Both slow carb and paleo keep you away from foods that will make you gain fat.
The slow carb diet is definitely worth trying out and I endorse it. It’s effective and is much better than a lot of other diets when it comes to maintaining your health.
Want To Learn More?
If you’re interested in learning more about how to control your body, here are a few resources. Learning how to control your appetite is crucial and was the biggest step in my gaining control of your body. If you’re interested in my story, you can read more about that here. I messed up a lot of things with my health and fitness before I finally figured it out. Now it isn’t difficult at all to stay fit. Please let me know if you have any questions, I’d love to help you out however I can!
- Does the Whole 30 Program Work?
- Will a 1,000 Calorie Diet Harm You?
- How Many Nuts are too Many on the Paleo Diet?
- The Skinny School Diet
- Can I Get Skinny on the Paleo Diet?
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