Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been launching, running and kicking ass at my new Taekwondo club, West Coast Taekwondo. I’ve been mega busy but I apologize for neglecting this blog. However, I’m back and I’m starting with an article called “The Slow Carb Diet.”
The Slow Carb Diet is featured in The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris where you simply need to follow these basic rules…
• Rule #1: Avoid White Carbs
• Rule #2: Eat the Same Few Meals Repeatedly
• Rule #3: Don’t Drink Calories
• Rule #4: Don’t Eat Fruit
• Rule #5: Take One Day Off Per Week
I know, no fruit! Based on much of my research, fruit is a great source of nutrients but I struggle to find proof that the human body actually “NEEDS” it. Fruit is high is fructose, the simplest of all sugars and over consumption of fruit can lead to weight gain due to spiked insulin levels.
However, my vegetable intake is going to be higher than ever (at least 10 per day).
When going about the Slow Carb Diet, I may lose water. Therefore, I will supplement with magnesium and calcium to aid with electrolyte balance.
I’m not aiming to lose weight but there have been claims that the Slow Carb Diet mixed with additional brown rice can lead to muscle gain and fat loss in the same cycle. This is a bold claim but I’m determined to test its validity.
Next week, I’ll let you in on the Muscle Mass protocol I’ll be checking out. I’ll ensure to take before and after pics so you can see the results.