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The low-down on Calcium Supplements

We had a great question the other day from a reader - about calcium supplements. Calcium supplementation needs to be done carefully, because other foods and nutrients can stop calcium from being absorbed as efficiently, and likewise, calcium can block the absorption of certain minerals. Read on to find out what to avoid, and what to do. Continue reading

Been doing slow carb for months? Are you really still on it?

Are you on the slow carb diet? Really? Following the slow carb principles? Do you have expectations of fat loss, like the book describes? Are you expecting great results? Have you been following the book's advice for a few months now? What are the chances that over that time, you're habits have developed and changed, and in fact you might now be on something very close to slow carb?.. That if you re-read the chapters you might find a few common habits you have now that are actually fighting against your desires and goals? Don't be surprised if you get a little shock.. I know I did. Continue reading

The definitive answer on nuts and the slow carb diet

It's a question that gets asked from time to time - if we are avoiding 'white' carbohydrates, and eating protein and some fat.. then why no nuts? Maybe some are ok, and some aren't? If you have been wondering about nuts on the slow carb diet, or if you have been snacking on nuts with your slow carb diet, you probably want to read this - all you need to know about nuts is right here. Continue reading

Why the food pyramid makes me angry

If you read this site often, you'll know I don't like to speak badly of something, or anyone, for that matter, and like to focus on 'how to' and not 'why you can't' types of ideas. Today, however, I've reached the end of my rope with one very common sight around the world - the food pyramid. It takes a lot for me to get worked up about something, but I have been astonished too many times now - at people's beliefs, attitudes and the government's inaction of changing their recommendations so that people can be healthier in their dietary habits. So, it's time to explain why the food pyramid makes me furious, and why I wish I could turn back time and delete it entirely. Continue reading

Why we get fat – finally understanding the process

If you have ever heard someone saying fat loss or fat gain is 'simple thermodynamics - calories in, calories out', or if you have ever heard or read the only way to lose fat is to enter a diet that has a calorie deficit (less calories in than going 'out') then this is critical information you cannot afford to miss. Everyone should be taught this information in school. This couldn't have come soon enough. It's the missing piece that I had always been looking for, but never found easily. Completing a recent cross-country drive gave me a chance to listen, uninterrupted, to an excellent audio book on the topic, and I have found it revolutionary. Continue reading

Survival Guide: 7 Halloween Slow Carb Tips for Damage Control

It's one of the most fun times of the year to be an adult - we get a chance to be like kids again! Of course, not everyone has the childish metabolism of an 8 year old, who can most likely fill themselves with candy and not give it a second thought. For you and I, the reality is that a typical Halloween weekend of parties, candy and late nights could easily wind up with a result on the scale that's more scary that any costume or haunted house. So check out this Survival Guide for handling the ghouls and ghosts of Halloween foods. Continue reading

Baby Boomers’ easy Weight Management with slow carb

If you find yourself turning to the TV to learn the latest diet tricks, or picking up magazines in the drugstore to find out what the latest 'wonder' supplement is for staying thin, then chances are you're more than a little aware of the challenges of weight maintenance as the body ages. If you have someone in your family who does this, then you probably also know what a challenge weight control can be. I can gladly tell you that you can throw away the magazines, and turn off the TV; because weight management doesn't have to be difficult, or taste like cardboard. And it certainly doesn't need you to count calories like some kind of depraved food-accountant. Maybe you like the sound of that, or maybe you know someone who will? Read on to find out more - I explain everything completely, and getting started isn't difficult. It's a set-and-forget routine to give you energy, leave you without worries about your weight, and free to get on with living. Continue reading

Common Questions (FAQ) about Cheat Day

Cheat Day is an amazing time of the slow carb week, but sometimes you might have some worries and concerns about whether you're doing just right. After all, it's the one time of the week when you might gain some fat back. So it's important that all your questions are answered, and you can rest easy. Continue reading

Emergency Home Workout – Man uses household objects to build strength!

Stuck at a house, no car to get anywhere, and with the calendar ticking, I did what any regular 4HB follower would do - invented my own home workout to substitute for an Occam's Protocol/Geek to Freak gym session. Read on to discover how I managed to do a full workout of dips, incline bench press, squats, overhead press and myotatic crunches, without any gym equipment at all. Continue reading

Best Foods for Cheat Day

There's been a few questions that have come up about what people eat on cheat days. Though most people go wild, and clear out their closest fast food chains, other people hit some unusual stuff, like delicacies from overseas, or handmade truffle chocolates. I sometimes get the evil eye from Kat when I spoon out a bowlful of natural yogurt and fill it with trail mix, banana, and berries - it doesn't exactly look like a 'cheat meal', but it's packed with carbs, loads of sugar and hits the spot for me. So that begs the question: are there 'best foods' for cheat day, or is everything fair game and equal? Read on to discover things aren't all on the level. Continue reading
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