So, I’ve been doing this thing, this program, this diet, this idea, this whatever for a month and some change. Over the course of that time, I’ve lost 13 pounds, and including the ten weeks I was just adding protein shakes in the morning, I’ve lost 18 pounds. That’s great. That’s what I was hoping would happen.
But I’ve also had two unexpected things happen. First, I never nap anymore. I used to want to take naps all the time. I don’t know why I don’t nap anymore, beyond just not feeling tired. Maybe a steady diet of eggs, spinach, beans, and chicken just doesn’t turn your body into a hibernator. I noticed today (it’s Cheat Day) that I DO want to nap. Oh god, I’ve wanted to nap all day. More flour and sugar makes me sleepy? Maybe.
Second, I don’t have dandruff anymore. (Hi there. I used to be a flaky mess.) This was totally out of the blue, Selson or otherwise. I don’t want to claim that the Slow Carb Diet is a dandruff cure, but hell, I think the Slow Carb Diet might be a dandruff cure.
That’s kind of amazing. It makes me want to go get a haircut, just so I can sit there and not have the stylist try to sell me a special shampoo. That was a pretty regular, and mortifying, thing. But apart from buying those special shampoos, what else was there to do? I don’t know.
Maybe spinach held my answer all along. Or maybe it’s the eggs. Or the lack of flour or sugar. I don’t know. It’s not like I’d ever really even looked into why I might have that problem. But this is a crazy random happenstance, and I have to attribute it to something that’s changed, and the only thing I can think of that changed was what I’m eating.
I’m fearlessly wearing a black t-shirt right now.
6 thoughts on “Strange Side Effects of the Slow Carb, 4-Hour Body Diet”
Hey good luck. I did it for three months earlier this year. I love it when I was on it, but i had a problem. I am very much a junkfood junkie and i thought it was great because i could tell myself that i could resist urges because i had my cheat day. The problem was the urges were always there and eventually i fell off the wagon after a few months and once i was off i was off hard.
then i decided to try paleo which is the same but no cheat day and no beans. After about 3-4 weeks the urges were gone, completely gone and i have been on it for a few months now.
I like the slow carb diet, and it does work, it just didnt work for me long term, but it is not like paleo is far off.
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I’ve never been a junkfood junkie. My vice is soda, and I haven’t stopped drinking Pepsi Max on this program, so I’m safe for now.
Awesome, keep it up, it is a great lifestyle and easy to eat out with.
I gave up soda Jan 1 for 30 days… and so far it has lasted through today. I decided to just keep going. Ok except for that one Jack and Coke at Ignite Phoenix this summer.
I want to wear black… Please, tell me more. I read the 4hr body but just was not able to get the change of diet going. Was fixing a meal for me, one for the wife and a third for the kid. Turned out I did not increase in enough energy to keep up with the extra work! Now I got the workout going but i can’t seem to gain the muscle i was hoping for.
The griddle made my world a lot easier.
I feel a bit feverish on my 2nd day. I thought it was a side effect. But I am craving for everything I can’t eat right now. Chocolate, beer. I hope I can do this!
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