I am no longer following the slow carb diet strictly. I interpret that as a good thing though. The purpose of the 4-Hour Body is to experiment with your body. I have been eating much less white carbs. I have had a few sandwiches, but not any toast by itself. I have only had pasta on cheat day.
For the most part breakfast still consists of eggs, onion, beans (red, black, or pinto), spinach, and peppers. I find that when I eat a nice breakfast of this stuff I'm full all the way until lunch without needing a snack. I also have been feeling very much awake with this as my food.
I have cut most soda out of my diet. I occasionally have a diet pepsi, or diet mountain dew, but usually only if I'm going to drive. I have not bought a case of either in over a month.
I am not a caffeine free nut. I drink coffee every morning, and I will have an occasional cup of tea.
I am trying to include more exercise. Every Monday my kids go to gymnastics at a gym, and I get to work out when they are there. I am also trying to get another workout in during the week.
This past week I ran about 3/4 of a mile on Saturday, the first running I've done in a while. Monday I lifted a few weights and then ran on a treadmill for 15 minutes.
Today is my weigh in. I've done OK. I'm only down 1/2 an inch total, but it's all in my waist. My pants are starting to fit me a little better, instead of me spilling out of them. I expect that in the next 2 weeks I'll need to start wearing a belt. That is awesome. I am also down 2 more pounds. I'm thinking it was close to 3. I got on the scale and it teetered back and forth between the two numbers. I weighed myself several times and each time it teetered on the number. I decided to go with the more conservative number. I'd rather be honest about how much I'm losing than lying to myself.