The Slow Carb Diet: How I Lost Tons of Weight & Learned How to Cook

I’ve been on a self improvement kick for the past year. Don’t roll your eyes too much, because if it worked for me, it can work for you, too! (Kidding, you should roll your eyes).

But in all seriousness, I’ve found that I’ve begun to optimize the things I do each day, both big and small.

One of the best and most effective improvements in my life was the Slow Carb Diet, which Tim Ferriss popularized in his book “The 4-Hour Body.”

So what is slow carb? In short, you only eat lean meats, legumes, and vegetables. But you get one day a week to pig out on anything you want. 

This diet isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is for those who want dramatic results quickly. Tim said he lost 20 pounds in 30 days, which is about 2 whole clothing sizes (ex: size 10 to 6 or XL to M).  I lost 8% percent of my bodyweight in a summer, which is about 9 pounds. If you’re intrigued, read on.

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How to Get the Knowledge of a Wine Snob Without Becoming One

I recently watched SOMM, the documentary that follows four wine stewards as they try to pass the Master Sommelier exam. It’s one of the world’s most difficult tests with a pass rate of 8% – there are only 147 people in America who hold this prestigious title. The documentary made me realize I was very much taking for granted the wine bottle sitting on my counter. So naturally, I had to learn more.

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College is hard sometimes.

I’ve always been a wine enthusiast, but I never understood your standard wine snob’s vocabulary, consisting of buzzwords such as “dry”, “oaky”, “full-bodied”, etc. (does anyone, though?). So I decided to get informed on the general concepts and trick my friends and dinner dates into thinking I know what I’m talking about. Read on so you can, too.

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