Experiences with Tim Ferriss' slow carb diet?
April 7, 2011 5:34 PM Subscribe
Are there any mefites out there who have tried the slow carb diet as described by Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Body? If so, I'd really like to hear about your experience.
posted by kitcat to health & fitness (19 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to try Ferriss' diet as both a stricter and more lenient extension of my low carb diet (since it's very limited in what you can eat, but on the other hand adds legume carbs). It *may* even be healthier than the diet I've been following, which has included a lot of fats, artificial sugars, malitol, sodium and some prepackaged foods.
My family thinks the diet is madness and this has me doubting myself. The cheat day (eating as much crap as you like and can stuff into yourself) sounds particularly ridiculous.
That aside, I look at this and the low carb diet in their extreme form as temporary experiments that will help me figure out what really works to help me lose weight. But I'm still feeling strange about trying such an extreme diet advocated by such a strange (although compelling) dude, so I'm turning here to find out if any folks here have experiences to share.