Rules of the slow carb diet…

RULE #1: AVOID “WHITE” CARBOHYDRATES.
This pretty much means avoid any carb that’s white can be white. Avoid: all bread, rice (including brown), cereal,
potatoes, pasta, tortillas, and fried food with breading.

Just for fun, another reason to avoid the whities: chlorine dioxide, one of the chemicals used
to bleach Nour (even if later made brown again, a common trick), combines with residual
protein in most of these foods to form alloxan. Researchers use alloxan in lab rats to induce
diabetes. That’s right—it’s used to produce diabetes. This is bad news if you eat anything white
or “enriched.”

RULE #2: EAT THE SAME FEW MEALS OVER AND OVER AGAIN
The most successful dieters, regardless of whether their goal is muscle gain or fat-loss, eat the
same few meals over and over again.
Mix and match from the following list, constructing each meal with one pick from each of the
three groups. I’ve starred the choices that produce the fastest fat-loss for me:
Proteins
*Egg whites with 1–2 whole eggs for flavor (or, if organic, 2–5 whole eggs, including yolks)
*Chicken breast or thigh
*Beef (preferably grass-fed)
*Fish
Pork
Legumes
*Lentils (also called “dal” or “daal”)
*Black beans
Pinto beans
Red beans
Soybeans
Vegetables
*Spinach
*Mixed vegetables (including broccoli, cauliflower, or any other cruciferous vegetables)
*Sauerkraut, kimchee (full explanation of these later in “Damage Control”)
*Sauerkraut, kimchee (full explanation of these later in “Damage Control”)
Asparagus
Peas
Broccoli
Green beans
Eat as much as you like of the above food items, but keep it simple.

RULE #4: DON’T EAT FRUIT
Humans don’t need fruit six days a week, and they certainly don’t need it year-round. The only exceptions to the no-fruit rule are tomatoes and avocadoes, and the latter should be
eaten in moderation (no more than one cup or one meal per day). Otherwise, just say no to
fruit and its principal sugar, fructose, which is converted to glycerol phosphate more eSciently
than almost all other carbohydrates. Glycerol phosphate → triglycerides (via the liver) → fat
storage

RULE #5: TAKE ONE DAY OFF PER WEEK.
I recommend Saturdays as your Dieters Gone Wild (DGW) day. I am allowed to eat whatever I
want on Saturdays, and I go out of my way to eat ice cream, Snickers, Take 5, and all of my
other vices in excess. If I drank beer, I’d have a few pints of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen.1
I make myself a little sick each Saturday and don’t want to look at any junk for the rest of the
week. Paradoxically, dramatically spiking caloric intake in this way once per week increases fatloss
by ensuring that your metabolic rate (thyroid function and conversion of T4 to T3, etc.)
doesn’t downshift from extended caloric restriction.
That’s right: eating pure crap can help you lose fat. Welcome to Utopia.
There are no limits or boundaries during this day of gluttonous enjoyment. There is
absolutely no calorie counting on this diet, on this day or any other.
Start the diet at least Lve days before your designated cheat day. If you choose Saturday, for
example, I would suggest starting your diet on a Monday.