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Slow Carb Diet

Slow Carb Diet

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Carbzilla

    I’ve eaten like this before, and I’ve felt really good. Your day looks so delicious. I could not give up coffee, as we discussed. Right now I have mine with almond milk. For you it’s a trade off bc cream has low-carbs but you may not want the calories.

    I actually bought tortilla chips this week bc they were on sale. They were SO salty that I was totally turned off of them. It’s amazing to really really taste them without salsa or guac. I think you’ll be amazed at how your taste buds change. Very exciting! (sorry for the chip porn. Just remember salty yucky poo)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      So far I feel okay. I have a headache but I think that might be allergies, not lack of coffee? I have a hard time thinking 1 cup of coffee a day can make me addicted to it and go through withdrawals.

      The food was yummy yesterday. The dinner was exceptional and I really loved that! I have noticed that my taste buds have changed a bit. I feel more sensitive to sugar.

  2. A Girl Who Loves Cupcakes

    I’ve never heard of the slow carb diet but I know that I don’t do well on any “diet” that doesn’t allow me certain foods. WW worked great for me because I could have whatever I wanted as long as I accounted for it. Right now, I’m just starting back to counting calories and I’m having the same feelings. I thought I was hungry because I had been eating a lot more food and now i’m not but I never thought about it as being unsatisfied. Which totally makes sense because I was eating ALL of my favorite junk food and while i’m not eating anything I don’t like, I’m denying myself things I want again.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s definitely a mental thing for me I think. I feel like I’m being denied certain foods so I feel like I’m hungry. But when you load up on a really heavy breakfast of protein and fiber, there’s no way I am ACTUALLY hungry!

  3. Lori

    Good looking food day. I read the book and I think he has at least 2 different diet plans in there, one of which allows dairy. I think that one is a bulking diet, though. I can’t remember.

    I couldn’t do the slow carb one his way as I would never give up fruit *and* dairy. You are a brave woman LOL! I generally do slow carb my way, which is reduced grains.

    Can you have almond milk in your coffee? I do that in the mornings. Very few carbs in that.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am having a little bit of dairy. The sour cream is like 2g of carbs and sugar, which isn’t that bad so I’m eating it. I’m reducing the cheese I eat (only had a tiny bit on the salad) and so far so good. I would have a hard time giving up fruit, sugar, carbs AND dairy! Oh my!

      I would call yesterday a success. I liked everything we ate.

      I’m not a huge fan of almond milk, but I suppose I could give that a try just so I can have coffee…if after the 7 days I decide to continue this diet I will look into that so I can have my coffee.

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I don’t think I could do that diet for long term, though your day of eats did look delicious! I really like to have whole grain carbs with most meals, so it would be tough for me. The reason I love WW is because NOTHING is off limits, you just have to track it to make sure you’re holding yourself accountable. I’ll be interested to see your progress this week and how you’re feeling!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed. When I was counting my calories to lose the weight NOTHING was “off limits” but I made personal choices not to eat certain things while I was trying to lose (ie. pizza, alcohol, etc).

  5. jaki

    i really like this diet so far! it looks like youre able to eat a lot. i think im gona go find the book and look thru it when i have time this week.

    one question tho… ive looked everywhere for suggested serving sizes for the beans/lentils (carbs). is it a half cup, quarter cup or do you use your own judgement?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      On this particular diet plan you can eat whatever you want on the list of “okay foods” in whatever portions you want. Which is a weird thing for me because I worked so hard to make sure I only eat portion sizes. However, I think eating 1 cup of black beans instead of a serving size (1/2 cup) is a healthier option if you’re going to eat more of something (ex: 2 servings of black beans in a day is way better than 2 servings of Cheetos!).

  6. Suzanne @Workout Nirvana

    I have a relaxed clean eating style as you know but I think it’s similar – slow carbs (except my approach wouldn’t include sausage, too processed). Perhaps the unsatisfied feeling is simply telling you to get more protein or your body is adjusting to the change. I applaud you, Lisa, you are one motivated lady.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Suzanne!

      The sausage links were something that concerned Michael as well. But we also have a ton of them from Costco that we need to eat so in the meantime, it’s something we’ll eat.

      I think you might be right about my body adjusting. I can definitely tell when I need more protein! My body lets me know.

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