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The Slow-Carb Diet® 101

This blog is dedicated to the basics of The Slow-Carb Diet® as originally described in 2007 by Tim Ferriss (that’s me).  It has been successfully used by tens of thousands of people around the world.

Fat Loss via Better Science and Simplicity

It is possible to lose 20 lbs. of bodyfat in 30 days by optimizing any of three factors: exercise, diet, or drug/supplement regimen. I’ve seen the elite implementation of all three in working with professional athletes. In this post, we’ll explore what I call “The Slow-Carb Diet®” (henceforth referred to as “slow-carb” or “slow-carb diet”).

In the last six weeks, I have cut from about 180 lbs. to 165 lbs., while adding about 10 lbs. of muscle, which means I’ve lost about 25 lbs. of fat. This is the only diet besides the rather extreme Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD) that has produced veins across my abdomen, which is the last place I lose fat (damn you, Scandinavian genetics). Here are the four simple rules I followed… Continue reading