About

Hi there.  I’m Jason.  Resident Cook and Chief Food Experimenter

In 2011, SlowCarbFoodie.com was created when its founder decided she wanted to get healthier and began following the Slow Carb Diet.  She loved to cook, and figured that sharing some of her favorite recipes for Slow Carb eating and to help others stick to the program by showing them how a Slow Carb lifestyle can be delicious, decadent and doesn’t have to be remotely boring, then it would motivate her to keep cooking yummy, healthy food as well.

Somewhere around then, she and I met virtually and started comparing notes. Then in 2012 we worked on a project together where we came up with a great guide for slow-carb beginners called 10 Slow-Carb Shortcuts Even Tim Ferris Doesn’t Know About (Yet).

She’s since become quite the successful entrepreneur and wasn’t able to spend as much time with SCF as I had, so she handed me the keys and now I’m running the show!

Despite knowing a whole heck of a lot about nutrition and fitness after reading Tim Ferris’ #1 NYT Best Selling Book, The Four Hour Body as well as other eating styles such as Paleo,  Primal Blueprint, and Intermittent Fasting (still doing this one – for all the other health benefits!), I still struggle.  It’s one thing to know a lot – it’s a completely different question to actually do everything you know to do consistently enough to see ongoing results.

Every time I follow the “rules” and stick to my plan, I see results – I start looking slimmer, I feel better, I have more energy, and my wife notices it too.  I know this stuff works.  I just have to keep sticking to it.  And so do you.

Keep coming back to join me in the journey.    I’ll be sharing tips, trick, learnings and failures with you as I go.

Enjoy!

-jason

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9 Replies to “About”

  1. Hey Laura,

    My name is Charlie, and I work with Tim Ferriss. I just discovered your site and think it’s great. I’m currently putting together a Slow Carb Diet cookbook and would love to include some of your recipes, with full attribution to you and a link to slowcarbfoodie.com. All I’d need is a confirmation that you understand the terms and conditions on this page: http://fourhourbody.com/recipe

    If this is of interest, feel free to shoot me an email with some recipes you’d like us to use. If not, no worries. Keep up the good work, either way!

    – Charlie

    P.S. The sooner you can email the recipes, the better. I’m finalizing the cookbook early next week.

  2. Hi,

    I just stumbled across your website, and see that your site has the same topic as mine. I was hoping that you might link to my site in your blogroll. My site is The Slow Carb Cook, at http://slowcarbcook.blogspot.com. I would be more than happy to link back to your site. Thanks, and great site! 🙂

    1. Hi Shaun – I’m happy to link to your blog and would love a link in return. You’ll see it added this weekend when I do some big updates to the blog. Cheers,
      Laura

  3. Hi Laura, so glad I found your site, after googling: dropped beans slow-carb.

    I’ve been on 4hb for 5 months and I’ve dropped weight, but have plateau’d more than lost, during that time. Not sure why I am so stubborn on being flexible with my own body.. i just wanted Tim’s exact formula to work! I have a feeling that if I try dropping the beans, it would do the trick. My body has been *screaming* for some baked butternut squash, something I haven’t had in a while, so I think I will just use up the remainder of the cooked batches of pinto beans I have in my freezer, and then jump ship from beanery for a while.

    What’s funny, is that I had already read the book: Make Shift Happen, and the writer (who bases the book around Paleo) stresses the importance of food journaling and he realized that beans make him fat! .. I should have tried dropping them months ago!

    So thanks again for your blog
    Steve

  4. Hey Laura: just found your page and I like it 🙂

    Started with 4hb 10 days ago and I am moving very slowly. I am looking for recipes to eat through the week that dont contain a lot of meat. Any idea? forum?
    Thanks
    Daniela

    1. Hi Daniela,

      I don’t actually have a lot of meat-free Slow Carb recipes, as they really are a core part of this eating plan. I’ve been experimenting a log myself lately and am actually eating very little meat (1x per day at the most) in favor of lots of vegetables, green drinks and smoothies, and occasional brown rice or quinoa (totally not part of Slow Carb but working for me.) I’ve found the traditional Slow Card way didn’t really work for me in the long haul (though it seems to work for a lot of others so don’t let that discourage you if things are going along OK.)

      Are you having good results but just finding all the meat a bit much? Or are you a vegetarian? I may be able to point you toward some other resources if I know what your reason is.

      I’m looking forward to sharing more of my results and other recipes over time and as I have some great results to share.

      Thanks for reading,
      Laura

  5. Hi Lauras: Thank you.

    No, no vegetarian, just want to reduce meat a bit. I will plan for chili con carne for lunch next week and need a somewhat low-meat dinner 🙂 . I am doing it for health reasons and am in no way religious about it. Thank you so much for sharing. So fasr, my results have been nice. I start with proteinshake and coffee and then proceed to meat plus veggies.

    Best and I am looking forward to hearing more 😉

    Dani
    (thanks for responding)

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