Four Hour Body Update & This Week’s Meal Plan

by Ann Marie Michaels on June 1, 2011

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Just Got My Copy of Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

I just weighed myself and I am 140 pounds.

This means, after 3 weeks of vacation and being completely off my diet, I only gained one pound. And I ate a lot — dessert almost every night!

I think that’s pretty awesome!

In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s my original post about The Four Body.

Here’s a link to buy the book: The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

This Week’s Meal Plan on the Four Hour Body

Some of you who are also doing the Four Hour Body diet have asked for a sample meal plan.

I’ll tell you what I’m making this week:

Tonight: Roast Chicken with Roasted Brussel Sprouts. I may also make a green salad.

Thursday: Ceviche with extra guacamole. I might also make some refried beans. (I’ll make some tortilla chips fried in expeller pressed coconut oil for my daughter)

Friday: Grass-Fed Pot Roast with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut (and for my daughter, corn on the cob).

Saturday: Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets (fried in expeller-pressed coconut oil) with Steamed Broccoli

Sunday: Binge Day! I’m going to eat olive oil potato chips (which I bought at Trader Joe’s), pain au chocolat, and I’m going to dinner at Animal Restaurant (read my review).

Monday: Pesto Shrimp (with brown rice spaghetti for my daughter)

I drink white wine (organic sauvignon blanc from Trader Joe’s) every night with dinner.

I drink Gerolsteiner mineral water during the day, or Soothin’ Infusion iced tea. It’s caffeine-free and sweetened with green leaf stevia.

Breakfast is always the same — 1 or 2 eggs fried sunny-side up or scrambled in butter. Plus a cup of decaffeinated black coffee with stevia.

Lunch is really basic, too — one of the following: cottage cheese, salami, leftover meat, tunafish with mayo, liverwurst. Sometimes I’ll have a few nuts or a scoop of soaked nut butter. I need to make some more of my nut/seed crackers. They are a great vehicle for liverwurst!

I’m also trying David Lebovitz’s recipe for homemade cottage cheese today. I have been buying cottage cheese, since it’s the only dairy product allowed on the Four Hour Body. But I don’t like the fact that it is not organic, and definitely not grass-fed. If this batch of cottage cheese comes out, I will have homemade raw milk cottage cheese. I can hardly wait!

Also, I’ve been cheating a bit and eating chocolate at night. I know, bad!!! I’m going to make some coconut milk chocolate pudding and coconut milk chocolate ice cream made with stevia so I can still cheat but not feel guilty.

Share Your Comments

Are you doing the Four Hour Body? If so, what are you eating? Please share your tips and tell us how it’s going for you!

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julie barnett June 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM

I’d love to win this book. I could use a guide to help me eat better.

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cheeseslave June 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Maybe I should do a giveaway!

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FarmerKimberly July 10, 2011 at 2:12 PM

IF you haven’t already done a give-away of this book, I vote for it!!!

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Nicole Rice June 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Nut/seed crackers? Those sound awesome! How are you doing those?

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Yes, they are delicious! I’ll post the recipe on my blog soon.

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Joanna June 1, 2011 at 4:32 PM

So far so good for me! It’s easy to stick to and let me count the ways I love binge day :) It’s slow going for me since I only have about 10 pounds to lose, but at 2.5 weeks in I’m down 1.4 pounds (not that much, but considering late last week I was 2.6 pounds down I think there may be a “cyclical” reason for my current weight and I’ll just leave it at that!)

I see you’re not eating beans which makes me feel better as I’ve been thinking about mostly phasing them out. I like beans, but I feel like I’ve been overeating a bit in order to fit them into my day.

Tonight I’m having garlic bratwurst off the new grill (yay for Big Green Egg!) with carmelized Vidalia onions and farmer’s market peas. Last night I had a Whopper salad (salad that tastes like a Whopper without the bun…actually quite good.) All pastured animals, of course! Tomorrow it’s kahlua pork with sauteed spinach. We are eating good!

I should pick up some cottage cheese. Squeezing my 30g of protien in in the morning has been a bit challenging. Oh, I’m also doing some of the exercises out of the book. Some ab work and the kettlebell swings.

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Joanna,

I also only have 10 pounds to lose now and it is slower. I’m losing maybe 1 pound a week and I think that’s good. I’m not perfect with my diet — I cheat with the chocolate etc. But I just do the best I can.

I really don’t eat a lot of beans — I just eat more fat, which Ferris says is fine to do.

What is Big Green Egg?

Oh, and I never get in 30 g of protein in the morning. I do 1-2 eggs cooked in butter. Maybe I SHOULD, maybe I’d lose more… I just am rarely hungry in the am!

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Joanna June 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM

The Big Green Egg is the most awesome grill ever. When you buy one, it’s kind of like joining a cult. It’s so easy to use, easy to clean and you can grill, smoke, bake and slow cook with it. Love it!

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Lisa June 3, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Joanna, I would LOVE the whopper salad recipe if you wouldn’t mind sharing. It has been to many year to count since I have had a real whopper. I used to love them. The “four hour body” is waiting at the library on hold for me. Wish me luck. Thanks.

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Joanna June 3, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Here’s the recipe I used:

http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/whopper_in_a_bowl.html

What I did differently was that I used a burger that I’d cooked on the grill earlier so no liquid smoke was needed, I didn’t have tomato so I didn’t use that, and I just diced up a Bubbie’s pickle in lieu of the pickle relish. I think it tasted better than a Whopper since I was using *real* ingredients :)

Enjoy the book (and the salad) Lisa!

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Lisa June 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Thanks for the link to the recipe. I will be keeping an eye on how cheeseslave is doing on the diet. Thanks for sharing!

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FarmerKimberly July 10, 2011 at 2:14 PM

What kind of chocolate do you cheat with? (I am guessing whatever kind of chocolate YOU cheat with is probably a good kind of chocolate for me.)

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maria June 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM

you’ve inspired me to do a GF, Grain free binge day and I gotta say, it’s kind of fun, (and i think it does make a difference w/ the weight loss!).

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Shamra June 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Good for you! One thing that I hear from a lot of people when they first go gluten free is that their fingers aren’t swollen in the morning. Most people actually don’t even realize they were swollen to begin with until the swelling goes away! See if you notice this….I’m always told its an incredibly motivator to stay GF.

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Joanna June 1, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I’ve actually seen two articles in the mainstream media in the past week advocating a certain amount of diet “cheating.” They are catching up with Tim, LOL.

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jessie June 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I don’t know if this would work for a treat – but I you can make a “pudding” with 1 large avacado, 1 ripe banana, some cocoa powder, a little honey or stevia. Just mash all together in blender or food processor (maybe add some water). If you chill it, it’s tasty!

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM

I just can’t get my head around avocado as a pudding. I grew up in Texas, and avocado is for guacamole, period.

If I’m going to make pudding, I’ll just make pudding! :-)

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Nicole Rice June 2, 2011 at 12:23 PM

I’m pregnant right now- and I’ve been dying for “pudding”. Not the sweet stuff. Any ideas on how to make it- without tons of sugar and cornstarch? I already make a no sugar added cheesecake that I LOVE for breakfast…….I would think there’s gotta be some way to do something similar to get the cold creamy texture of pudding.

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Nicole Rice June 2, 2011 at 12:25 PM

I should have mentioned- WITH the egg. That’s kinda the point to me- egg and cream are a great meal replacement for a pregnant mommy :-D. I’ve thought about the avocado thing- but 1. avocados are for guac, and 2. No protein…..

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allison June 2, 2011 at 4:44 PM
cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Here’s my recipe for chocolate pots de creme (French pudding).

http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/02/10/chocolate-pots-de-creme-french-chocolate-pudding/

I’m going to work on a variation with cocoa powder and date sugar or honey only — so it’s GAPS legal.

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Christine June 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Nicole, would you mind sharing your recipe for that cheesecake? Sounds delish!

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FarmerKimberly July 10, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Nicole, you really should try the avocado pudding . . . . at least once. If you like and can eat bananas, that adds almost all the sweetness you need. You can also throw in a little honey or stevia. No cooking necessary. No need for cornstarch or other thickener, because the avocado provides the thick, creaminess. Just chill all the ingredients before you add them to the blender to have cold pudding or chill the mixture afterwards. And if you have farm fresh, free range eggs, I bet you can add a raw egg to the blender to fortify your pudding with protein.

I found this link that tells all the nutrients in avocado
http://www.avocado.org/avocado-nutrients/

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FarmerKimberly July 10, 2011 at 2:18 PM

My kids LOVE avocado pudding and they ask for it!!! You just gotta think of it as not avocado. Yes, avocado is for guacamole, but when it is in pudding, you don’t even realize it is there. It just provides the very smooth and creamy texture. . . . and if you cannot have dairy, well avocado pudding is the answer.

My kids also love avocado chocolate smoothies . . . . which is basically the same as the pudding but in a looser milkshake form because you add milk. But that won’t work on your dairy-free days.

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Meagan June 1, 2011 at 6:26 PM

What kind of cottage cheese do you buy? I have only ever found one brand to be good. Kalona organics.

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:53 AM

I buy the regular old crap cottage cheese at Trader Joe’s. The organic kind they have is LOW FAT only and I refuse to eat low fat.

This is why I am learning to make it — so I can have grass-fed raw cottage cheese.

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Meg June 6, 2011 at 2:45 PM

We buy the Clover one at our Whole Foods when we don’t have our own made at home. It’s a 4% milkfat. :-D

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FarmerKimberly July 10, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Daisy brand cottage cheese is not organic, but it doesn’t have all the extra weird ingredients as thickeners (guar gum, carrageenan, etc.)

It is too bad that mainstream food people seem to think that low fat = healthy.

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Jennifer June 1, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I bought the book and have started incorporating many aspects of the diet. Beans have changed my life! Eating beans at every meal has really helped with feeling satisfied and well…the fiber really helps ;). I eat an egg scramble each morning by sautéing diced onions, peppers, tomatoes, red beans and spinach. I dump that in a bowl with raw milk cheese and add scrambled eggs and it’s delicious! Lunch is a big salad with whatever veggies I have, goat cheese, nuts, garbanzo beans and meat. Dinner is always a grass fed or pastured protein with veggies. I do drink raw milk for dessert. Can’t help it. Must have it! I can’t help but think I’ll drop some pounds because I simply feel more satisfied and am not craving sugar as much. Good luck with the diet!

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Sarah T. June 1, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Trader’s has organic cottage cheese. So good! :)

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:22 AM

At my TJ’s the only organic cottage cheese they carry is low-fat. I absolutely refuse to eat any low-fat foods, so I buy the regular cottage cheese.

But I know it is not grass-fed which I don’t like, so that’s why I’m learning to make my own from raw, grass-fed milk.

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Andrew June 2, 2011 at 12:11 AM

I have my own meal plan I made for the entire week. Although I change some of the thing I eat when that meal time arrives, it gives me a good guideline for what to prepare and if nothing else, I just make whats on the paper.

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Every time I write a meal plan, it ALWAYS changes. Last night instead of roasting the chicken, we went out for dinner. Snails, roast chicken, and all you can eat mussels at the local French restaurant!

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bobcat June 3, 2011 at 1:47 AM

What’s the name of the restaurant, if you don’t mind? I live in your area. Have yet to find a really cool French restaurant, though I haven’t been looking too hard. But that sounds great. :)

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cheeseslave June 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Meet Restaurant in Culver City has all you can eat mussels on Wed nights.
I liked their mussels very much and their snails (l’escargot) were delicious.
Not crazy about their roast chicken, though — it was too dry.
I also love St. Amour restaurant, also French, and right next door to Meet.

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maria June 2, 2011 at 1:03 AM

This is excellent ann marie, thank you for taking the time to post this! I have had a bit of a slow week after my first cheat day but looking at your meal plan I think I might just be eating too much. Do you do any exercise at all?

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I don’t get a lot of exercise because I work so much on the computer. I was taking Kate on the bike to daycare but I haven’t had time in the past couple months. I plan to start kettlebells soon.

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miranda June 2, 2011 at 7:16 AM

Hi,
Your posts inspired me to get the book and it is fantastic! I have not actually started the diet yet beacuse I am a WAPF follower for the most part and the idea of the large amount of carbs from beans did not sit well with me. I am glad to see that you are doing it with out all of the beans. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Also are there any other things you have changed or done a tiny bit differently than in the book?
Thanks so much!!

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Ferris says you don’t have to eat beans. He included them just to get the calories up. If you prefer, you can just eat more fat. That is what I do.

I am taking the PAGG stack — although I haven’t in the past month b/c I didn’t feel like lugging them on my vacation. I do turn the shower to icy cold for a couple minutes in the morning, and I normally do the ice pack, although, again, I haven’t in the past month.

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Dawn June 2, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Thank you for the update, it is motivational. After reading your posts, I started reading “Eat Fat, Lose Fat”, 4hb body blogs and reverted to some OLD South Beach principles. (not the sugar free jello. ;) ) I started altering my eating habits, eating healthier, nutrient dense foods, less carbs, couldn’t give up all dairy and added more fermented foods. Without feeling deprived and enjoying several food orientated events( Graduations and Family Reunion) I lost 10 pounds in about 5 weeks. I have realized the foods I have reduce the most, like carbs I don’t really miss. Feeling good and full of energy. The goal is another 10 by the end of July! Keep us posted!

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Dawn that’s AWESOME!!! Congratulations!

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Marci June 2, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Good for you on only gaining a pound!!! It must have been all your walking. I love your meal plans.

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I don’t think it was the walking. On some days I walked a lot, and I even did a bike tour one day, but other days were spent mostly in the pub or in the hotel room (working).

I just really watched how much I ate and didn’t allow myself to eat to the point that I was STUFFED! I realized that I used to always eat until I was stuffed. No wonder I gained weight!

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Jeannette June 2, 2011 at 8:38 AM

I have never had a weight problem, but I’ve put on 10 lbs. over the past couple of years and would like to lose it before getting pregnant for the first time. Given your rave reviews, I’ve decided to get the book and try this!

I’m wondering if I could modify the diet just a bit for us to include raw cheese and yogurt. Out of everything to give up, those two things would just be so difficult to give up during the work week — they’re almost like convenience foods for us in terms of schlepping to work! Though I will also miss my fruit, particularly with summer upon us! I’m very “European” about my wine consumption during the evenings, too — so I suppose I can take consolation in the fermented grapes during the week and enjoy my fruit on “binge” day. :)

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Sure you can. I haven’t done it because I’m trying my best to stick to it until I lose the last 10 pounds. Then I’ll try to modify it.

I really don’t miss fruit. The things I really miss are bread and cheese.

That’s a good idea to enjoy your fruit on binge day!

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FarmerKimberly July 10, 2011 at 2:33 PM

my yogurt and raw milk would be the hardest for me to give up!

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Leanne June 2, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Been doing the 4 hour body for about 6 weeks. Breakfast this morning was 2 duck eggs and pork sausage from US Wellness Meats.

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Alexandra June 2, 2011 at 11:10 AM

I thought you gave up coffee? Why the switch back – is it something you can go back to once you get your amino levels straightened out?

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Yes I did give up coffee. I just drink decaf now.

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Jan Landman June 2, 2011 at 12:04 PM

When you eat real food (hopefully organic), in appropriate portions (see the new USDA Food Chart), you WILL lose weight. Of course, some form of exercise will help the weight loss along. You might need to have your thyroid checked if you do the above and do not lose pounds. I was diagnosed hypothyroid and am now on Armour Thyroid medication and I am losing weight without any change in the size of my food portions.

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Yes, I have heard of a lot of people who get on thyroid medication and they easily lose weight. My thyroid is normal — I just eat too much!!! (An occupational hazard)

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Annie Dru June 2, 2011 at 4:17 PM

I don’t understand the emphasis on losing “pounds” and I don’t understand why almost all dairy is excluded on this diet..

When I adopted the Nourishing Traditions style of eating a few years ago I immediately began to feel better, but it wasn’t until I replaced grains and starchy foods with full fat raw pastured dairy, pastured eggs & meat and fermented vegetables that my body began to chance shape.

I have actually GAINED 12 pounds, but surprisingly gone down an entire dress/pant size! I am firmer in all the right places and I have regained the shape that I had as a young woman; as in a small waist. My belly fat (four kids) has melted away (not the stretch marks sadly) and according to my husband I look like better than I did when we met fifteen years ago!

I haven’t taken up an exercise program, but all my girlfriends are green with envy and call me “skinny bitch”! I tell them “You can do this too! Just STOP eating grains, starchy veggies and sugar!”. Apparently they lose interest in the idea when they contemplate that part.

I still drink a bit of organic wine and beer, and occasionally will indulge in a sprouted corn tortilla or a piece of spelt sourdough (as a vehicle for my liver mousse!) but for the first month, I was very strict. Within three weeks, I realized that my pants no longer fit. It doesn’t take long!

I did this for health reasons, and not to lose weight or even inches, but I’m thrilled that its been a perk of the program! To be clear, I eat 2 eggs, 4 strips of bacon, a side of fermented vegetables and a large dollop of creme fraiche or homemade cream cheese every morning for breakfast. For lunch I’ll have a fatty cut of meat (hamburger, pork sausage, etc) or several slices of homemade chicken liver pate garnished with creme fraiche along with another fermented veg and maybe a side of raw cheese. Dinner is often a fatty lamb chop with a reduction sauce or slices of roast chicken with gravy (skin is my favorite) again with a fermented veg and say something like a veggie breaded in arrowroot, fried in bacon fat and garnished with homemade pesto. Almond cookies from Nourishing Traditions (with a piece of dark chocolate in the center instead of the almond… don’t tell Sally!) or homemade ice cream for dessert. FAT, FAT, and more FAT. That’s how you lose inches.

Remember, it’s not important to weigh yourself as you’ll probably gain weight eating like this because you will increase muscle while you melt fat.

Enjoy!

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cheeseslave June 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I love it, Annie! Your diet sounds wonderful! Congrats!

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brianna June 2, 2011 at 9:51 PM

My TJs ONLY has fat free yogurt :(

I think no one diet is right for everyone. I’m one of those people that *has* to eat, I exercise to loose weight. Now I just eat healthier ;)

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Primal Toad June 5, 2011 at 4:25 AM

I started to read The 4 Hour Body a few weeks ago and have been more curious about legumes every since.

Ann Marie,

Do you eat many legumes on this diet? How do you feel?

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cheeseslave June 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM

No I don’t actually eat a lot of beans. I just eat more fat.

I’ve kind of stalled the past few weeks at 139/140 so I think I’m going to do The Last Mile chapter.

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ginny stebbins June 7, 2011 at 9:16 PM

OK I have the rennet. Did you try the cottage cheese recipe yet? I’m ready!

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cheeseslave June 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM

LOL! No I didn’t yet. I tried it twice but it failed — I found out my rennet was OLD!

I bought some new rennet and I will try it soon — I promise to post as soon as I get it to work.

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Carrie June 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Okay, so I have been REALLY good on this diet, doing everything it tells me and the first week I lost 5 pounds, then I had my cheat day (which I had anxiety over doing) and I definitly cheated but I didn’t go crazy – I gained back FOUR pounds of the five I had lost…I realized that the scale can not be all accurate so I went back on the diet and waited for the weight to fall of in a day or two…it took four days and now I am almost back to my “cheat day” and technically I am only down 2 pounds since starting the diet two weeks ago!! I am so frustrated because I am being so good and following to the tee and I am hearing/seeing all these people dropping the pounds…am I doing something wrong??? Why won’t this work the same for me?

The only thing I can think of is that I am not eating ENOUGH food??!!! I really am not that hungry and have to force myself to eat beans ect. What should I do???!!

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Joanna June 17, 2011 at 11:41 AM

After my Saturday cheat day, my weight goes up on Sunday and then spikes on Monday, then gradually goes down through the week (in general). My weight loss for the first week was just over half a pound, then no difference the second week. Third week I was down 2.8, fourth week down 4.4 (total weight loss). The numbers seem tiny but keeping in mind that 4.4 pounds is over 3% of my total starting weight, this is an achievement for me.

I did find that my weight loss accelerated after I ditched the beans, so you may try that.

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cheeseslave June 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Yeah I don’t eat the beans either. I eat them occasionally like if we are at a Mexican restaurant or I make lentil soup. I think we WAPFer types eat more fat so we don’t need the beans to get more calories (which is why he added them to the diet)

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Carrie June 17, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Oh…and I have had my thyroid checked…it’s completely normal! I did the HCG diet before I got pregnant last summer for the second time and dropped down so thin to a size 2 and felt great…so I know that I can lose weight…why isn’t this diet working for me? I’m so sad and frustrated…I need your advice and help, I don’t want to give up!

And is it true you REALLY can go crazy and BINGE on your cheat day???!!!

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cheeseslave June 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Sorry I just saw this. YES I really do go crazy and binge. I eat pizza then come home and snack on potato chips and cookies!

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Carrie June 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Okay…thank you! So, I should maybe ditch the beans?? Why does he make such a big deal about beans then in this book…because beans are NOT my favorite! Also what are fermented vegetables??? Sorry for all the stupid questions!

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Joanna June 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I *think* he did that because people are so used to the low-fat mantra that they wouldn’t be eating fatty enough meats to obtain proper calories for the day. He did kind of back off the beans a bit in the interview he did with Jimmy Moore.

Fermented vegetables are filled with probiotic goodness. They are easy to make. I’m sure Cheeseslave has some on here, but you can also check out http://culturedfoodlife.com/ or http://www.cookinggodsway.com/3-reasons-fermenting-food-saves-you-money/ to get started. I make pickles and sauerkraut mostly. Note that most store-bought ferments are dead because they’ve been pasteurized so they are no good for nutrition purposes.

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cheeseslave June 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Yes Joanna I think you are correct. I heard him in that podcast as well as another speech he did (I think at Twitter HQ?) where he said you can just eat more healthy fats instead of beans — like coconut milk would be OK.

Here’s my definitive post on why you need to eat fermented vegetables (LOVE that Ferris is promoting this!)

http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/07/30/got-bacteria-10-reasons-to-eat-fermented-foods/

Also I have various recipes for them – check my recipes page:

http://www.cheeseslave.com/recipes/

Here’s a real easy one:

http://www.cheeseslave.com/2011/02/25/30-second-lacto-fermented-salsa/

You CAN buy some brands of fermented foods that are good!

http://villagegreennetwork.com/marketplace/fermented-vegetables?pid=1” target=”_blank”

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Carrie June 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Joanna…how long have you been on the diet and what is your total weight loss to date? Just curious, because you sound like your weight loss is very similar to how mine is….

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Joanna June 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM

This is my 5th week.

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Joanna June 17, 2011 at 12:18 PM

And I’m not expecting much out of this week because it was my birthday and so I had cake and such forced down my throat several times this week :) I think it’s important to keep in perspective how much you have to loose. Someone who starts out weighing 140 or 135 should not expect to loose 10 pounds in a week or two. Also, make sure you’re drinking enough water. Hope I’ve been helpful and good luck!

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cheeseslave June 17, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Yeah that’s my problem now. I’m down to 139/140 and kind of stalled but this is when the weight loss gets slooowwwweeer.

Have you thought about doing The Last Mile? I’m thinking about doing that.

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Carrie June 17, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Thank you so much!! I have about 15 pounds left to lose (baby weight) I just had a baby three months ago….and it’s really coming off slowly because I’m not breastfeeding! Anyway, I appreciate all of your help!

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Bethany July 2, 2011 at 6:13 PM

ohhh ceviche…. I just started making that we really like it. My husband love’s Tim Ferriss’ other book the 4 hour work week…

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tessag July 4, 2011 at 8:55 PM

I wish I could plan like that!

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FarmerKimberly July 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM

I just picked this book up from the library. Yay!

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leah September 22, 2011 at 5:59 AM

Hi this looks awesome , I have struggled with my weight and have been able to get to a good size , but never under 160lbs… unless starving and feeling very weak. I am pregnant with my 6th and started out at 170 lbs this time. So i wanted to find out if this would be a good eating plan for now and after my pregnancy. If you do not mind me asking .. How much have you lost on this?? Thank you for your time and help.

Leah

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Marianah September 28, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I thought you were suppose to have beans every meal.

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Brenda Morrissey October 16, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Are you allowed to eat fruit?

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Ann April 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I am new to the diet not sure I am doing it right but hey here is my week.
Breakfast everyday: 1/4 egg white with one egg scrambled with 1/4 c. lentels. green pepers, onion .
Mid morning snack: tuna
Lunch: I made a bean salad vinager and oil on it and top bowl of salad with it each day
Dinner:
1. Broiled chicken, bean salad
2. Stew made with grain feed beef, tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, pepers, over lentals
3. repeat day before
4. Broiled chicken with butter beans
5. Tuna over salad
This was my first full blown week. Had headach for the first few days. I think that was from no caffine. I started drinking green tea in the mornings, All seems to be doing well. I am not hungry to my suprise. Please post meal ideas. I will need help staying on track.

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