How to Become Superhuman with the Slow Carb Diet by Tim Ferris

How to Become Superhuman with the Slow Carb Diet by Tim Ferris


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The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris is a lifestyle and dietary guide on how to become superhuman.

I was especially interested because it promised increased physical energy, mental clarity, and overall performance. In this guide, I will provide a slow-carb diet meal plan, food list, and other important recommendations Tim Ferris mentions to understand better what the slow-carb diet is about.

πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ How to Become Superhuman with the Slow Carb Diet by Tim Ferris

After reading The 4-Hour Workweek from the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, Tim Ferris (and thus totally transforming my productivity), I decided to give his book The 4 Hour Body a try.

Kevin Kelly, Wired Magzine writes: "A cookbook of minimalist methods for rapid body transformation - a practical crash course in how to reinvent yourself."

❗ Important things to know before starting with the Slow Carb Diet

  1. Expect to eat 2-3 times more the volume you eat normally, and you should.
  2. This diet is supposed to be effective, not fun.

🧾 The Slow Carb Diet Food List

Get at least 20g of protein per meal.

πŸ₯© Protein

  • Salmon*
  • Chicken
  • Eggs*
  • Tofu*
  • Seitan
  • Textured Vegetable Protein

πŸ₯” Legumes

  • Lentils*
  • Black Beans*
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red Beans*

πŸ₯¦ Vegetables

  • Spinach*
  • Mixed Vegetables*
  • Peas
  • Brokkoli*
  • Green Beans*
  • Sauerkraut

*Foods I bought for the first week of my meal preparation for the slow carb diet (start 01.03.23)

My groceries for the first few days of eating

These are the groceries I bought for the first few days. Probably this won't last even a week...

My Proteins:

2x 230g of smoked Tofu

1x 500g of Tofu nature

2x 250g Salmon

My Legumes:

500g white beans

500g red beans

800g black lentils

My Vegetables:

2 kg mixed frozen vegetables

1kg green beans

800g broccoli

🐒 My Slow-Carb Diet Meal Plan

Because I want to make it as easy as possible for me, but still have a variety of flavors and want to enjoy eating, I prepared 3 Meal options for the week.

I will always try to meal prep my meals on Sunday for the whole week. This will make 18 meals (3 meals per day x 6 days). Saturday is my cheat day.

From the 4 Hour Body

Meal 1: Tofu, Black Beans, Mixed Vegetables

Meal 2: Salmon, Pinto Beans, Spinach

Meal 3: Eggs, Lentils, kimchee

Snacks: Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Pumpkin seeds (high in potassium), carrots, eat another low-carb meal, peanut butter (ingredients: peanuts, maybe salt)

Other things to add or eat if the diet becomes too boring:

  • salsa to the eggs
  • cinnamon and vanilla

❌ What not to Eat and Drink

  • Milk, including soymilk
  • sugary drinks
  • fruit juice
  • fruit
  • sweeteners and sugars (spike insulin levels)
  • white carbohydrates

πŸ’Š Supplements

  • Potassium (or eat Avocados)
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium (500mg before sleep will also increase sleep quality)
  • Athletic Greens
  • Whey Protein

🌺 My Personal Experience after Starting the Slow Carb Diet

I noticed that my peaks and lows are smoother. I don't have the high energy phases I normally have after eating foods high in sugar, but I don't have the downs, either.

My problem before was why I binged when I was tired and hungry: I didn't have a strict plan for what not to do and what to eat.

Do NOT forget to:

  • Drink enough water
  • eat enough protein

🍭 How to stick to the Slow Carb Diet when life gets in the way

  1. Make it public