Slow carb diet, which was popularized by Tim Ferris in the 4 hour body, is a fantastic way to lose weight without it feeling like it’s a full time job. The diet is predicated on minimizing intake of foods that promote fat storage.
Rules to Slow Carb Diet
- Avoid white carbs such as breads, potatoes, rice, and pastas.Eat the same few meals over and over again. Try to stick to healthy proteins, legumes, and vegetables. I find that the easiest foods to stick to on campus are eggs, chicken, beef, beans, lentils, broccoli, and spinach.
- Don’t drink your calories. Drink water instead!
- Don’t eat fruit. Yup, you read that right. Although they are high in micronutrients, many fruits are high in sugar and don’t need to be eaten on a daily basis.
- Have a cheat day once a week. Your body will need this so that your fat loss doesn’t plateau. Spiking calories once a week
will make sure your metabolism doesn’t downshift. For more information check out “The four hour body” (or just google it).