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by 952 · August 07, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Aside from discussions on why you would want to do it.Obviously, you will need to tap into "gray area", but the question is what gray area foods.I am currently thinking oats (real ones) and red lentils. Both are convenient (quick to cook), low GI... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 06, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Insulin is not the enemy.

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by 5 · May 10, 2014 at 12:40 AM

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 · April 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM

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 0 · April 02, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I see people here like sweet potatoes a lot. Its though to be much lower in toxins than white potato and cassava. But there is something with sweet potatoes that been whipping out cattle when its been used for feed. You can google it and find... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 02, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I'm curious. ^^ Of course potatoes are nightshades, and do produce toxins. Normal potatoes will produce toxins when they go bad as well - solanine - which concentrates mostly at the skin level of the potato.

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by 255 · March 04, 2014 at 4:47 PM

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 · February 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM

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 247 · February 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Hey there! I'm trying to lose weight and doing this whith being on the lower-carb side and doing some Hiit. So I always try to eat mostly meat/fish/poultry, veggies, eggs and some fats (evoo, coconut, ghee). It feels like my body is... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · February 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I feel you - sometimes I am devastatingly hungry. For me, the answer is in healthy fats. If I start thinking about food, a half an avocado with some sea salt and chili flakes on it can get the fat in my system to keep the demons of craving at... (more)

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by 0 · February 06, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I play alot of tennis at a high level and also do a workout in the gym - just compound exercises. Id like to lose abit of fat but still keep my muscles haha so my question is: Should I use energy drinks such as lucozade during tennis that... (more)

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samc 0 · February 06, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Try it both ways, see what works best for YOU. Science be damned.

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by 10 · February 03, 2014 at 5:35 AM

What happens when you become fat adapted and you happen to eat to many carbs one day and it knocks you out of ketosis but you still remain in a calorie deficit?

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paint94979 0 · February 03, 2014 at 5:35 AM

You will feel better? I did.

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by 0 · January 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM

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 0 · January 15, 2014 at 2:43 AM

So, I've been paleo (er... primal I guess, I do eat a bit of ghee and kefir) for a few weeks now, and I'm loving it, tons of energy, I'm losing weight, sleep better... Just about everything is great, but one thing. I've been tasting a terrible... (more)

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James_3 0 · January 15, 2014 at 2:43 AM

Drink a couple gatoraids or sodas (normal, not low sugar ones) and see where you're at. A lot of the carbs you're talking about are in veggies as fiber and don't really affect you much over the long term. You think you're getting a lot of... (more)

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by 215 · February 10, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I used to be able to eat basically any food I wanted and digest it just fine, but over time I became sensitive to more and more foods and now I have problems with even the least allergenic foods. Surprisingly I digest dairy (conventional,... (more)

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topper 0 · November 29, 2013 at 12:15 AM

looks like you 'broke' your digestion. rather than limit your food diversity, you should try and address your gut issues (otherwise it will only get worse). it is highly likely that your gut bacteria balance changed when you dropped... (more)

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by 45 · October 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Hi, this is a question with a few variables. I'm starting to train for my 2nd marathon (if you want to comment on how I shouldn't be doing chronic cardio please don't), and I'm trying to learn from what I did there to do it better. I had been... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · October 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM

High fat diet in ketosis sounds ideal for LH training. I doubt you can benefit without ketosis. I began running while fasted on the bulletproof coffee plan and have had a fairly successful experience becoming 'fat adapted'. That is 100g carbs,... (more)

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by 2302 · October 25, 2013 at 3:35 AM

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 185 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Im going to TRY to keep this short and sweet. Like me :) Im 23, 5'4" 135 pounds. Used to have severe adrenal fatigue/Hashimotos. Now its very mild adrenal fatigue, if any, and thyroid is normal with ARMOUR thyroid. Thanks to paleo, I've healed... (more)

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Kyle_FitFolks 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Howdy Sarah. You're probably over analysing this... or not enough. I like results, so in order to get the shortest feedback loop I'd go with the following - more fats. You're depleting your glycogen stores quite frequently through the... (more)

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by 21 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

i m ..5"2 and weight is 130 pounds..i wanna loose 30 pounds acording to my height ..i just want to have a clean life..like without sugar in my tea coffee...but i really cant help out..coz of my sugar carb cravings...so i have started taking 800mcg... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM

One of the things you could try is to take ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), which is a wonderful antioxidant, but it also seems to cut down sugar cravings. The other is to take some L-Glutamine (in powder form), which tells your brain that you did... (more)

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 14 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Trying to lose about 15 pounds and I heard the fastest way to do that is low-carb. I can still have ice cream since its dairy if I understand ketosis correctly. And since chocolate bacon is meat, it's recommended on carb-restricted diets as well,... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · July 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Are you trolling? Ice cream has a ton of sugar in it. As does most things with chocolate.

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi all, I have been on the paleo diet for almost 5 months now. Along the way, I discovered that my digestive issues were bigger then I taught. i can't handle fruit, starchy veggies and FODMAPS. So I follow an eliminating diet wich is very... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This is fairly common with women that go too low on carbs. Try upping to 50-75 g a day via white rice. Split it up with each meal.

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 1169 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I got really massive carb cravings yesterday and today after been out for several hours sun-bathing. Ate some meat, but it was carbs my body wanted. So had to buy strawberries, blueberries and dark chocolate to get satisfied.. Anyone experienced... (more)

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Laura_50 0 · June 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I have read before that being in the sun is very depleting. The more vitamin D you take in the more magnesium you need with it. So that might be why you feel a need for carbs - low magnesium levels.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

So after 8 days on strict paleo I am having a pretty bad carb crash. I wouldn't think much of it and just push through but I have exams coming up in a week and am afraid it's going to affect my studying and test taking. The carb crash started tree... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Eating strict paleo doesn't mean eating low carb. Get lots of tubers and starchy veggies and you can easily get your carbs up to a level you can deal with. 1 cup sweet potato = 40 grams, remember :)

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by 75 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hey, so about 2 months ago, I was going through a period of trying to lean out, and I was eating high high HIGH protein, with moderate fat and low carbs.... I still want to lean out, as some things happened between then and now (I plateaued in my... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 09, 2013 at 8:18 AM

This might be useful: post-workout carb amounts? I really think that hunger in the most part is driven by malnourishment. Understandably there is habit involved (i.e. you normally eat at 12:00 and don't that day), but if you are nourished even at... (more)