Last year, following a serious surgical procedure on his foot, Faster Than Forty co-editor Rick Miller experimented with Tim Ferriss’ Slow-Carb Diet in an effort to shed weight before beginning a distance running program. The free white paper at the end of this post documents the effects of this diet.
A future paper will present the results of attempting the Slow-Carb Diet during a long, slow distance training cycle. (The research for the future paper is underway as this post is going live.)
The net takeaways from Miller’s research:
- The diet is extremely effective for weight loss.
- The diet requires some discipline, but most motivated people should be able to follow it.
- Long-term participation may negatively affect endurance training, but more research is needed.
- Surprisingly, some fast food outlets (like Chipotle) meet the diet’s guidelines.
You can download the white paper in PDF format here or by clicking the image to the right.
Rick Miller ran track and cross country for Northeastern University, where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He is a trained researcher with experience building complex data models, and now works in advertising. Learn more about him here.