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by 83 · about 17 hours ago

I'm currently tapering off a high fat diet and including more carbs in an attempt to drop my LDL (also switched to seafood/mono-unsaturated as my protein/fat sources) last night i ate about 2-300g carbs (cassava is dense!) about... (more)

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CD 0 · September 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Probably not.  Most likely its due to the dietary a change, and your body being thrown out of homeostasis.   Evolutionarily speaking, a change to dietary input could signal a change to available food resources.... (more)

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by 8 · about 17 hours ago

I recently started eating Paleo 2 days ago and am continually reading more up on it to help my transition. The past two days, I haven't had enough food to eat because I've cut out all grains (Asian here, and that's a lot of rice to cut out lol)... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · August 11, 2012 at 4:46 AM

Cronometer is great for macros and micros. I like it, anyway. Protein: if you eat fattier cuts of meat, you dont end up with excessive protein to fat ratios IMO. Its only fish and chicken that tends to be more protein than fat, and if you dont... (more)

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by 128 · about 17 hours ago

I bought a new protein powder at Whole Foods - Organic Food Bar Vanilla Whey. It lists only 1.6 grams of carbs and 25g or protein per scoop. Since using it, I could tell that it didn't satiate me well and was causing blood sugar issues because... (more)

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flowers 0 · May 06, 2014 at 2:23 AM

The same thing happens to me when I have whey protein. This is likely due to the fact that it digests quicker than other forms of protein like casein. The quick digestion is why people consume whey after exercising. They consume... (more)

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by 787 · about 17 hours ago

I eat low carb most of the time as i'm intolerant, most days my few carbs come from salad, broccoli, avocados, nuts, so mostly fibre, come the weekend i cheat & eat some carbs, not necessarily safe starches, the next day i notice that wounds... (more)

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by 144 · about 17 hours ago

I've been eating paleo for over a year. I lost a couple of kilos and seem to have plateaued at 59kgs even though I could visibly do with losing a few more. I would never go back to eating a SAD diet because my psoriasis and also some visible... (more)

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rachelliott 0 · January 07, 2014 at 9:08 PM

EAT THE FRUIT. Seriously, carbs are not the devil. Also yams.

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by 215 · about 17 hours ago

I've always eaten a high carb diet for athletic performance but there's so much controversy on the topic that I wanted to ask for some clarity on the subject. First, you have the people like Anthony Colpo, who is a high carb advocator(... (more)

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CD 0 · November 26, 2013 at 7:50 PM

In my opinion, and based on my experiences, neither endurance nor anaerobic athletes benefit from low carb. For athletes, protein should be the #1 macro in your diet. Fat and Carbs should be fairly equal, and each person may need to tweak a... (more)

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by 8574 · about 17 hours ago

You know it has taken me just under two years to finally drop that niggling "carbs make you fat" thought in the back of my head. This is understandable if the first book around the subject of nutrition I read was Taubes' GCBC. These papers... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 05, 2013 at 8:02 PM

@thhq (sorry comments are broken again - sigh...) I see the quote you refer to "The authors calculated that between 3 and 8 g fat/d was produced through de novo lipogenesis compared with 360–390 g carbohydrate ... (more)

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by 88 · about 17 hours ago

Hey everyone First off- 5'7" tall, 17 year old male, 114 lbs, currently doing Rings 1, a gymnastics ring training program (which is entirely upper-body) 3x a week, and plyometrics for lower body work 2x a week. (with yoga 1x a week, then one... (more)

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by 88 · about 17 hours ago

Hey everyone First off- 5'7" tall, 17 year old male, 114 lbs, currently doing Rings 1, a gymnastics ring training program (which is entirely upper-body) 3x a week, and plyometrics for lower body work 2x a week. (with yoga 1x a week, then... (more)

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CD 0 · September 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Volume trains muscular endurance. Weight trains strength. If your goal is to do as many pull ups as possible, you need to increase the weight, not the volume. While your body may do equivalent amounts of work in a 5x5 or a 1x25 schema, the... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

I am a 29 yr old female, 165lb, 5ft4in. I had a baby 3 months ago and am aiming to lose approx 25lb. I have now been doing paleo for three weeks. I was unfortunately unable to breastfeed due to having PCOS and increased testosterone levels so I... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

It's hard to say whether you are in ketosis. The best way to find out is a blood ketone meter. Bad breath can be a sign of getting into ketosis, but it certainly is not a reliable indicator. Some people do tolerate more carbohydrates than others,... (more)

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by 88 · about 17 hours ago

In regards to post workout carbohydrate intake, I have some questions about the timing and also the amounts I am currently carb-cycling, doing 2 high carb days a week, the rest I keep carbs under 100 grams, even on days I workout. I workout... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

In my mind honestly the amount you are eating 200g would not matter consumed all together or split up especially because it's post-workout. Because your workouts are glycogen depleting. Because you were potentially lower in glycogen from low... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

Is there such a thing as the opposite of 'low carb flu'? I did a Whole30 in January where I averaged about 50g of carbs per day. In the months after that, I went back to my usual 100g carbs per day, with a macronutrient ratio of about 60% fat,... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 24, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I just recently went from VLC to VHC and I had no adjustment period. I exercise often and I have felt great with the added carbs. I went from prob 50g carb of less per day up to 200g carb or more per day. My carbs are basically yams and fruit if... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Hi y'all. I've been eating the paleo diet for about a year now. I'm a male age 18 This is what I've discovered recently. -When I eat fruit, dairy, and carbs my acne returns with a vengeance within a day or two. -When I eat carbs I gain weight... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Maybe if you could deplete your muscle's glycogen via Something like high intensity training, then that would create a need for muscular insulin sensitivity to replenish the muscle's now depleted glycogen stores and just maybe your fat cells which... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

I've been on and off a Paleo diet for a few years now. By on and off, I mean I haven't eaten grains or legumes at all in that time, but I go through phases of eating grass-fed dairy. The problem is I can't seem to stop some level of compulsive... (more)

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Borysewich 0 · March 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Maybe I'm missing something, but you don't seem to be getting very much saturated fat at all. It seems whenever I get too close to half of my calories as carbs I start to get sugar cravings due to glucose preference vs fat preference. Also, are... (more)

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by 15400 · about 18 hours ago

How do you count carb grams? What do you use? I would love to have a list of carb grams count in foods, especially vegetables, berries and fruit. I am looking for something simplified like this: 5 carb grams equals.... 1/2 cup of strawberries,... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 28, 2012 at 9:57 AM

It's not that simple, because for natural foods, there is water content and it's going to vary from fruit to fruit, from veggie to veggie. It's actually easier from crap-in-a-bag food like products since those are made to be consistent, though... (more)

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by 25 · about 18 hours ago

What is your preffered carb sources? Easy way to get 100g of carbs?

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lacesandlabcoats 0 · September 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Sweet potatoes, chestnuts, pumpkin, white rice.

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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

Hi everyone, i've started doing crossfit about a month ago, and while I really enjoy the workouts and being a part of a great community, I find that i'm recovering very, very slowly, and have sore muscles and very low energy for a few days after... (more)

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Paleo_BLaZeDRas 0 · September 03, 2012 at 3:47 PM

eat MORE roots/tubers.. the "weight gain" is likely glycogen repletion in your muscles and is a good thing. Either way... scale weight means nothing... if you are doing crossfit style work outs you should eat a shit ton of carbs on work out days... (more)

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by 85 · about 18 hours ago

Hey Hackers! I've been hearing about Kiefer and his carb-backloading. It makes sense and I'm interested in trying it out. However, I can't train in the afternoon/night due to work so I train in the mornings. I heard that there is a morning... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 01, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Listen to Robb Wolf's latest podcast, #147. They address this question directly. Here is the transcript if you don't want to download it. It's a long discussion, like 12 minutes, so it's worth the listen. They address your exact question... (more)

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by 41471 · about 18 hours ago

Aside from the odd (in more ways than one) Ray Peat disciple, paleo universally shuns sugar - doesn't matter what kind - white, brown, raw, honey, glucose, fructose, etc... You have anti-sugar crusaders like Taubes out there, you have... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · June 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I think much of the sugar demonization has to do with the negative connotations of the sheer excess of it in a standard daily diet, and the impact that has on the folks who have metabolic issues (and gut issues to a lesser extent). I don't hate... (more)

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by 2407 · about 18 hours ago

I've read in several posts here that in ketosis, the muscles become insulin resistant to spare glucose for the brain. I've also read that prolonged ketogenic diets increase insulin resistance. I've also read that such diets are good for... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 08, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Low-carbohydrate diets generally help reduce the harmful form of insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes, abdominal obesity and PCOS. However, a very low carb intake can also induce a non-harmful and reversible form of insulin... (more)

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by 1200 · about 18 hours ago

I'm a 6', 32 year old male eating LC paleo for 5 months now. Last year before I went paleo, I weighed 187lbs while bodybuilding 5 days a week. My triglycerides were just over 200. I was strong, but also fat. I also had blood pressure over... (more)

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Flip_2 0 · May 17, 2012 at 7:04 PM

It largely depends on the activity level. Of course some crossfit scheme would enter the glicolytic pathway more then-lets assume- a 5x5 or some powerlifitng schemes. Actually, i'm on the same boat. I've been following the 5-3-1 programme by the... (more)

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by 814 · about 18 hours ago

https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcoholism/DS00340 Are alcoholism and drug dependencies actual diseases in the context that they possess specific signs/symptoms, are progressive, have a predictable course if not aressted and do not appear to... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · May 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I often am disappointed in how environmental circumstances are downplayed here. I love everyone here, I really do...but it makes me sad when someone with depression or an eating disorder is told to just take some vitamin D or to eat more fat. If... (more)

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by 659 · about 18 hours ago

I basically eat a ketogenic paleo diet with around 50g trace carbs, veggies etc. With my training volume I have decided that it's not very wise of me to be running on that amount of carbs training twice a day. Endurance based for my job. Basically... (more)

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peter_5 0 · April 05, 2012 at 10:14 AM

This is not really an answer and I don't mean this in anyway as giving you shit, but attempting 18km runs and keto make it seem like you don't have your goals and your methods in alignment. If you want to fuel yourself for endurance exercise you... (more)

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by 5509 · about 18 hours ago

I'm currently trying to do VLC but am confused as to why there is a sweeping "one size fits all" recommendation. For instance, around "30 grams" is thrown around on here and on various blogs as low-carb. But is this for everyone? Should it be even... (more)

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Beck_1 0 · March 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Your brain requires 120 g/day of glucose. If you're in ketosis, then the daily glucose need is reduced to about 30 g because the brain can use ketone bodies as fuel. The remaining 30 g glucose requirement can be manufactured from either glycerol... (more)

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by 1295 · about 18 hours ago

I'm a pretty avid follower of the paleo blogosphere, and I must admit that I'm feeling very confused these days as to how I should be eating. It seems as if we are moving away from the low-carb paradigm towards one that includes safe starches. I... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · March 25, 2012 at 3:41 PM

The majority of folks that I have seen, in my experience, that advocate a safe-starch diet aren't necessarily looking for weightloss but for a suppression of physical symptoms and discomfort. Speaking as a recovering food addict, the only way I... (more)

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