Week 1 of the slow carb diet came and went. I started it on Sunday, but have decided to make Tuesday my weigh-in and measurements.
As far as the slow carb diet officially goes, I'm not going to follow it 100%. For the first week I was terrible at following it because I was on vacation and ate carbs on about half of the days. I skipped fries and baked potatoes several times, but I did have some bread. I did no extra exercise this week at all. Which in case you are curious means I did almost no exercise.
Weight. Down 1 pound.
Inches. Down 2 inches.
Waist. Down half an inch
I am excited that I was able to make progress in the first week despite eating out for 5 days in a row. I believe that being more aware of the food I'm putting into my mouth has as much of an effect as removing the white carbs does.
A couple things I've noticed. Without breads, potatoes, and noodles in my diet I've had less of a sweet tooth. I have consciously had less diet soda to drink, but I've also had less of a craving for it. I have increased my water intake to more than 2 liters a day, (I refill a 1 liter bottle and drink it more than twice). I did lose half an inch from my stomach, but it feels like even more than that. I feel a lot less bloated than I did before.
I am continuing to read through The 4 Hour Body and plan to start adding more exercise in for Week 2.