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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

I recently went low-carb, but find that I'm missing a lot of the old foods I used to eat.. but I like the way LC makes me feel and that is enough to keep me motivated. Would it be more benificial to stay LC all the time and deal with the cravings... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I never got the point of the whole "ketosis cheat day thing". Ketosis is a kind of "all or nothing" thing. If you test your blood ketones in the early stages of ketosis you can see them slowly building up from day to day. It takes 3-4 days to... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

I was watching YouTube and there's a Vegan guy who eats 4000+ calories per day. He logs what he eats into some website and he's getting about 1000g of carbs, 80g of protein and 15g of fat every day. He's slim too, no problem with body fat at... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 07, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Probably simply overreporting in an attempt to make the vegan religion seem more attractive. I will say, however, that overshooting calorically (with carbs) with very low fat intakes results in a miniscule amount of de novo lipogenesis, so each... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

I am on Day 12 :-) I've had a lifelong struggle with my relationship with food, I'm a compulsive eater for sure. Carbo-holic and Sugar too. At this point of doing Paleo I'm definitely noticing a reduced craving for grains. I'm also noticing... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM

a lot of people in history say similar things about habit formation, making your actions align with what probably is a deep set want/need to feel good... Habits take some time to form but I would say this can be done through you making the... (more)

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by 245 · about 3 hours ago

Heard this mentioned on a podcast. I'm curious as to why it isn't being widely used in the paleo community. Is there something besides the gluten in there that people don't like? Seems like a far better option than the various other... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 04, 2014 at 6:25 AM

I used to to very much enjoy good bread. When I was first sliding towards paleo (Blood Sugar Solution, 4 Hour Body, Primal Blueprint) I really missed bread. I made sure it was part of my cheat day and even investigated store bought 'paleo... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi guys, how are you? Well, since I came back to the gym, I started to eat a lot more carbs and I added to my diet some oats, brown rice, sweet potatos and white potatos. I started to feel a little bloated, primary from the oats. I readed a... (more)

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glib 0 · February 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Even in my vegetarian days I would sometime breakfast with lentil soup. Now I am fully on the salty/savory side, and rice, natto, eggs or sardines, sprouts and olives can not be beat. So nutritious. I will add a fruit at the end, but that's it. (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

I've found that I'm making 3 or 4 trips to the toilet at night, despite not or barely topping up on water at night. I know water loss is common on any low carb diet, but how long does it go on for? Any other related factors I could consider? (more)

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RonBurgundy 0 · January 21, 2014 at 7:26 AM

@Asclepius by low carb I meant low in grains and sugar...I'll have to watch my terms on here as I tend to throw the word carb around as a catch all term! Blood pressure wise, mine has always been low. (more)

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by 2302 · about 3 hours ago

I have recently gotten into resitant starches (hadn't even heard about them before!) and my research is still pretty new/lacking. I have a Spartan Race (2+ hours of running & obstacles) on Saturday and I do my due diligence to carb load for... (more)

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daz 0 · October 25, 2013 at 3:21 AM

"How many grams of sweet potato would I need to eat to hit 50g resistant starch?" Quite a bit going by this (pdf) study, in the the study the RS content per 100g of cooked sweet potato varied between 1.13g/100g & 3.88g/100g. The... (more)

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by 787 · about 3 hours ago

Say you are a pre-diabetic ectomorph and most carbs you eat cause you blood sugar complications, including starchy carbs like sweet potatoes/quinoa/rice etc, how would you go about gaining muscle? From experience I tend to agree carbs help build... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

First off, carbs are NOT what makes you gain muscle. When you eat a heavy carb meal, the glucose/glycogen has to be stored somewhere, so your muscles do take in as much as possible (along with about 3 grams of water for every gram of glycogen), ... (more)

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by 64 · about 3 hours ago

So I'm trying to lose some baby fat I still have...Currently doing the 30 day challenge, and I'm exercising primally everyday (long slow walks, 2 days of heavy weight and 1 day of sprints per week). I'm 4'12 (1.52 m) and currently weight 92 lbs.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM

You do not need to lose weight. If anything you could use to gain some weight, but possibly trade a little fat for muscle. Don't count carbs because you can't know exactly how many you are using. Eat lots of fat and protein, and eat lots of... (more)

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by 70 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everyone I do quite a bit of running and cycling for fun. On Sunday I had a rather bad experience after a 30mile ride-up about 2000ft in elevation over the first 15 miles, so for me it's a tough ride. I've had it happen on a couple of... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · July 09, 2013 at 8:00 PM

have you tried dates? they are like pure sugar. 2 dates have around 60 grams of carbs.

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by 75 · about 3 hours ago

Hi All- On Paleo I know that we focus mainly on dense carb sources when it comes to tracking our total carbs. I think my total carbs are too low then as when I've been looking at my total carb numbers I was including the carbs from avocados... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 03, 2013 at 5:12 PM

People sometimes don't include the indigestible, fibrous carbohydrate sources in foods when they are tracking carbs because they are on a low carbohydrate diet. About 1/2 to 2/3 of the carbohydrates from a Hass avocado are fiber, so if you are... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all so I have been doing IF for about a week or two and love it. I have decided to start carb back-loading as well. I usually train (crossfit 5-6 days a week) in the morning and as I understand it that's not the optimal time if you are doing... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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by 2407 · about 3 hours ago

Ate ZC for five months last year. Felt great but as anyone who works out knows, carbs fuel power and fat burning too. Leangains since then. I eat ZC rest days and 2-300g carbs as taters post workout. Plenty of meat and fat. I eat 2x per day,... (more)

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andrea_15 0 · April 22, 2013 at 2:15 AM

I think you have answered your own question. You say you feel like shit when you don't eat any carbs. I think we need to listen to our bodies true signals some times. Maybe your body is telling you, you need some carbs. Try having 20g a day on... (more)

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by 614 · about 3 hours ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2989112/ Low-carbohydrate diets and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: Two cohort Studies "Abstract Background Data on the long-term association between low-carbohydrate diets and mortality are... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · March 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM

This paper was discussed here at PaleoHacks soon after it was published I'd also recommend you study Denise Minger's analysis of that study If you still have concerns it's not that difficult to count your daily Potassium intake and then ensure... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

Hi I recently started Paleo and also recently had blood work done for an annual physical. My triglycerides were on the high side and my doctor would like me to try to get them down. I've read two schools of thought - lower saturated fat and... (more)

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Flag_Gal 0 · March 15, 2013 at 5:29 AM

My trigs went higher, but it was due to dropping lots of weight. My understanding is that while you are losing weight, the triglycerides are released from the fat molecules and so there is an increase in the blood (forgive me if I'm explaining... (more)

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by 787 · about 3 hours ago

I was wondering does going paleo/low carb intensify muscle soreness? I feel great going low on carb high on fat/protein apart from muscle soreness, i kinda like the soreness a bit, no pain no gain, but surely it means im not recovering from... (more)

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Bradach 0 · March 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

fish oil seems to help with inflammation and muscle recovery for lot of people.

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

So I have googled and searched to death trying to find some answers to my interesting and frustrating issue to no avail. Has anyone found that they had Insatiable- and i mean rabid- fat cravings when eating very low carb specifically no added... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 01, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I haven't experienced 'horrendous fat cravings' but more like an increased taste for fat - which makes perfect sense. Your body has to run on something, if it's not carbs then you only have fat left to choose from. You have to pick to your fuel,... (more)

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by 159 · about 3 hours ago

I want to do a zero-carb diet/all meat as an elimination diet. I have digestive issues and I'm trying to identify food intolerances. I don't plan to stay on zero carb for very long maybe a few weeks to a month, and then I'll reintroduce foods to... (more)

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elaichi 0 · February 05, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Beef, water, and fat is all you need! I throw in some lamb or fish on occasion, but in all honesty it is not necessary. I live off of 75% ground beef + occasional beef tallow thrown in (all grassfed of course) I've been ZC for 3 weeks and I've... (more)

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by 1631 · about 3 hours ago

Low carb sucks major cawkkk. brb no sex drive. brb no morning wood. brb dry skin and cracking around lips. brb no energy and relying on coffee and copious amounts of coconut oil. brb smelling like acetone. brb high cortisol. brb losing... (more)

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Ray_Peat_Idolizer 0 · January 27, 2013 at 11:11 PM

RAY PEAT FOR THE WIN DUHHHH CARBS FOR LIFE...

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by 825 · about 3 hours ago

i asked my nutrition professor if a low carb diet would help stabilize a diabetic's blood sugar levels and he gave me an emphatic "no." what i would like to know if macronutrient ratios matter at all, especially for those with metabolic disorders. (more)

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Hannah__1 0 · January 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Your nutrition professor must not know much about diabetes. I'm a nutrition major right now and it's frustrating how wrong my professors can be about some things. They get all of the information they know from one source.... The USDA. I am a type... (more)

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by 77 · about 3 hours ago

I have been dealing with what I thought were hormonal problems - acne, hairloss, fatigue, PMS and weird periods. When it did not stop I got my thyroid checked and I came back Hypo with an elevated TSH (other levels weren't measured yet). I had... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · January 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Do you consume significant sources of polyunsaturated fats? If so, stopping is very likely to help with thyroid function, although it takes a few months. Some raw vegetables, such as cabbage, slow down thyroid function. Paul Jaminet thinks a... (more)

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by 4181 · about 3 hours ago

Would there be any benefits to this?

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sondra 0 · January 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I think that your carb rotation should focus on your fitness plan and goals.... but that is just me (a weight room addict) ha

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by 30 · about 3 hours ago

So I've been paleo for 7+ months now and loving it in the sense that I've lost weight, no longer bloated and digesting food properly. But I want to lean up, so lowering my carb intake and hitting up HIT training... As I've been injured I've only... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 15, 2012 at 2:32 AM

this is pretty simple actually. you need some glycogen to do glycolytic work. eat some carbs, and this will take care of itself.

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

So I've been on these forums for days learning as much as I can about ketosis. I've been on a strict paleo diet for 6 months now...no dairy or grains at all (except for heavy cream and ghee). I recently started messing with ketosis a little bit,... (more)

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Desmond 0 · December 06, 2012 at 7:17 PM

#1 Read "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living" followed by "The Art and Science of Low Carb Performance". They will give you great advice and info on ketosis, and the second book is all about being athletic on a ketogenic diet #2 Basically, if... (more)

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