The Slow-Carb Diet is based on extremely low carbohydrate and very high protein intake. Author and creator, Timothy Ferriss, designed this diet to give the highest weight loss with the least amount of effort. During diet days, dieters are to eat 4 meals throughout the day, with no snacks. If followed correctly, dieters will eat plenty during the meals so they are not hungry until their next meal. Dieters should eat their first meal within one hour of waking up, and then each succeeding meal should be spaced 4 hours apart. Each meal should consist of unlimited amounts of protein, legumes, and veggies, and small amounts of fats and spices. But, Ferriss has a specific list of the different foods within each group dieters are permitted to eat. Accepted proteins include things like eggs and animal protein. Lentils and various beans are listed for the legumes, and the vegetable choices are limited to mainly hearty, green vegetables, like kale, broccoli, and asparagus. It should also be noted that things like fruit and dairy are not permitted to eat during diet days.With the basic framework of the different allowed foods and the spaced out meals, this diet is based on 5 main rules.Rule 1 states that the dieter must not consume any white carbohydrates. This includes anything made from processed, bleached flour, like pastas, breads, or cereal.Rule 2 states that in order to have the most success with this diet, it is easiest to pick your 4 meals and repeat them everyday. Because the types of allowed foods are small, the author felt, by repeating meals, it will help the dieter to stay on track.Rule 3 states that the dieter should avoid any drinks that have calories. This includes sodas, juices, and alcohol, although 2 cups of drier red wines are allowed on diet days.Rule 4 states that the dieter should not eat fruit at all. Fruit contains high levels of fructose, which increases the blood-fat hinder weight loss.Rule 5 states that this diet should only be followed 6 days a week. Yes, that means, one day a week is a cheat day! On the seventh day, the dieter can eat and drink whatever they want, with no limitations. This cheat day helps both psychologically and physically, as it helps to stimulate the body’s metabolic rate.