Day 8 and I return to my protein, veggie and beans for just about every meal. As expected I gained some weight back from Binge Day and my other numbers got slightly worse, but I won’t worry about that as long as I continue making good, steady progress over time.

First week of my real time 4 hour body review:

  • It was easy.
  • It was fun, especially when I got inspired to blog my progress. I’m a writer and it gives me a creative charge.
  • I’m enjoying the creative challenge of cooking the beans and allowed foods.
  • I never experienced any headaches, even going cold turkey on no sugar and carbs. I’ve never had it this easy before!
  • The biggest surprise – no cravings, either!
  • My biggest weight loss for the week was 6 lbs. My total weight loss after Binge Day was 4 lbs. I’ll take it!
  • I feel good every day.

Week 1 – down 4 lbs total. WOOT!

What is the 4 hour body diet? No headaches or cravings.

At least not yet. On every single one of my previous diets I continued to crave sweets and sugar. Especially on days when my energy was low. A lot of those other plans have several days of feeling bad or low, experiencing sugar withdrawal headaches, etc. Not this one, at least not for me. I was surprised not to feel cravings during the week. I do like a sweet dessert, and I enjoyed my Greek yogurt with monk fruit sweetener and flavorings all week, along with my Italian coffees. I only had hunger one day on the plan. So far the tim ferriss slow carb diet is working well.

Lunch: healthy low carb recipe

This week I’m savoring the leftovers from the incredible HelloFresh meal my eldest daughter cooked for me on Mother’s Day. I can’t have the mashed potatoes, so I’m having the beef with fig balsamic glaze with refried beans instead. Today I didn’t have a veggie side left over, so I did one of my life hacks – drank an original V8 to take in a quick and complete veggie serving. Enjoyed my Greek yogurt for dessert. Working towards my 4 hr body!

Supper: fast low carb recipe

I had leftover cooked chicken breast from last week, so I transformed it into:

Southwest Chicken Omelet
Serves 1.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • other fillings per your taste: veggies, olives, pickled jalapenos, corn, fresh baby spinach, other meats
  • Cheese: any if not on the 4 hour body slow carb plan. If you are on the plan, then a slight sprinkling of cheese is okay
  • Toppings: Savory Beans, plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, salsa of your choice
  1. Get your Savory Beans simmering. I did a quick version, see below.
  2. Heat your skillet with a little high heat oil or bacon grease. Whip the two eggs in a blender with a tiny splash of whole cream.
  3. Pour the eggs into the hot skillet, cover the whole bottom of the skillet with a thin layer. Let it cook for half a minute or so.
  4. Add any cheeses you are using (I didn’t use any). Layer onto the thicker side that is taking longer to cook. There’s usually a thinner layer of eggs which are cooking faster, and this will be the side we fold over.
  5. Layer onto the thicker side your other fillings: cooked chicken, fresh spinach, veggies, pickled jalapenos, etc.
  6. Once the thinner side is cooked through, carefully fold it over onto the side with the fillings. Shift the omelet to the middle of the skillet and let it finish cooking for a minute or two.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Carefully lift the omelet onto your plate. Smother it with the Savory Beans, salsa of your choice, and a dollop of sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt).

My chicken omelet with Salsa Verde was SO GOOD! I didn’t miss cheese at all. (I made it with cheese for my hubby and son). I was full and didn’t need dessert tonight.

So far I’ve been having fun coming up with slow carb diet recipes for the 4 hour slow carb diet plan (4 hour body book).

Fast slow carb recipe

Quick Savory Beans

Serves 2-4.

  1. Pour a can of pinto (or other) beans with its liquid into a medium cast iron skillet. Get it simmering.
  2. Mix in any spices of your choice, such as Mexican Spice Blend. Be sure to add onion and garlic powders, too.
  3. Simmer for about 10-20 minutes until well-flavored. Add salt and pepper to taste.

You can serve this as a side by itself or over rice (or cauliflower rice for a healthy low carb recipe) or over omelet.

My ender – Merlot

I sipped Merlot while cooking and with my meal. I didn’t need any other dessert tonight.


Goal 180 25 25% 45% 40% 50
5/7/2023 Su i 200.7 29 36.6 43.5 36.9 60
5/8/2023 M 1 199.6 29 36.6 43.5 36.9 60 1.1
5/9/2023 T 2 196.4 29 36.6 43.5 36.9 60 4.3
5/10/2023 W 3 196.6 29 36.4 43.6 37 60 4.1
5/11/2023 R 4 195.8 29 36.4 43.6 37 60 4.9
5/12/2023 F 5 195.6 29 36.4 43.6 37 60 5.1
5/13/2023 Sa 6 194.8 28.9 36.2 43.8 37.2 60 5.9
5/14/23* Su 7 194 28.7 36 43.9 37.3 60 6.7
5/15/2023 M 8 196.8 29.1 36.7 43.4 36.9 60 3.9

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