I Started Tim Ferriss’ 4hr Body Slow-Carb Diet

For Christmas I got the book “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss. My wife (who gave it to me) has read more of it than I have and after finishing the section on loosing weight, decided we were going on the slow-carb diet outlined in the book. I was all for it, since I’ve been trying to get her to go on a diet with me for a while. She doesn’t need it like I do, but its so much easier when you’re both eating the same food.

So here’s my stats as of Mon (10 Jan 2011) night when we took them (just to add more social pressure to make sure I stick with it):
Weight: 214.6; Fat%: 25; Muscle%: 55.9;
Measurements: chest: 42; waist: 44; hips: 42.5; thighs: 46; neck: 15.5

Now that you know more about me than you probably ever wanted to, feel free to make fun of me for being overweight and not anything like the picture in my avatar (that was 3 years ago). This will make me even more motivated to stick with this diet for at least a month, which should (according to Tim) result in at least 20lbs of fat-loss in a month from now. Now it is fat loss, so my fat percentage should change, as well as my measurements, even if I’m not down to 195 in my overall weight (though hopefully I’ll get there too).

I’ve gotta say, its harder than it sounds when you read the rules. However the “free days” make it all possible (at least for me) because I can just tell myself “wait until Sat.” Check it out: “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss

I’ll post before and after pictures in a month when I’m done.

2 thoughts on “I Started Tim Ferriss’ 4hr Body Slow-Carb Diet”

  1. Yeah man I’m 48 hours in. The carb and dairy VOID is brutal for me half the day, but I am down 4.6 pounds of FAT and 6.3 pounds overall in 48 hours. There is literally no other explanation because I have done no exercise. Granted, I started from 247.9 so I’m probably going to lose more actual pounds than somebody who weighs much less, but I lost 1.1% BF in 48 hours. I even threw some 2% cheese into my refried beans and salsa last night and the number still reflects the inclusion of that. I think the cheese inclusion will be a see-how-it-goes-each-day thing, because I love cheese on everything a mammal has ever put cheese on/in. I know I’m not lactose intolerant. And he really didn’t elaborate on why we could only have cottage cheese or a SPRINKLE of parmesan, at least not that I caught.

    It’s not water because my scale is expensive lol and it also measures body water %, bone %, body fat % and fat pounds. The body water % has gone UP 1%.

    Did you stick it out bro?

    1. Nah man. I lost about 5lbs in the 2nd week, then just plateaued for weeks 3 & 4. I keep meaning to write about it. But I was pretty grumpy and my wife was getting sick of it. May give it another shot, but no I didn’t stick it out 🙁

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