30 Days of the Slow Carb Diet: Results and Conclusions

Note: This post is the last update in an experiment with the slow carb diet. For a better understanding, read about how it all started.

It’s been a full 30 days following the slow carb diet. After the first couple weeks it became routine and I barely noticed it. If anyone wants to lose weight, I’d recommend giving it a try. The hardest part is cutting out all the white carbs (bread, pasta, potatoes, etc.) and the sugar, especially from drinks.

Slow Carb Diet Results

My weight decreased from 191 pounds 7 ounces to 182 pounds 2 ounces, for a total loss of 9 pounds 5 ounces. This amount was greater than I expected. These results would have been even better if I’d been able to follow the Colorado experiment workout routine for the entire period and had been a more disciplined dieter.

Overall, I’m very pleased with the results. In addition to the fat loss, I’ve also become slightly more defined and added a bit of muscle. I’ve started eating 3 full meals a day, stopped skipping breakfast, and have noticed an overall increase in energy levels.

Conclusions

As a first time dieter, the slow carb diet was a great place to start for a few reasons.

  1. It didn’t require me to buy all new food or drastically change my eating habits. The only changes were substituting beans/lentils for rice/pasta and avoiding sugary drinks and snack foods.
  2. You don’t have to reduce the amount that you eat, so you never feel deprived. I actually started eating more after going on the diet.
  3. Food preparation is fast, easy, and inexpensive. Using frozen vegetables, canned beans, and cooking on a Foreman grill, I was able prepare complete meals in under 15 minutes.
  4. The once a week “eat whatever you want” day gives you a c