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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 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

I'm so lost!! I don't know what to do. My skin is always so clear when I do minimal carbs and sugar, also my sweating is to a minimum. However, when I am low carb I have an insane amount of hair loss - I would even take multivitamins (iodine,... (more)

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Milfy 0 · September 11, 2013 at 4:47 AM

Keep away from fruits and add some starches! Sweet potato etc.

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by 88 · about 17 hours ago

Hey, So while I don't have SIBO or a serious such bacterial overgrowth, I did have a high count for just one strain of bad bacteria: Enterobacter Cloacae, on my Geneva Diagnostics comprehensive digestive and stool analysis test that I had done... (more)

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begob 0 · September 02, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Have a look at this - an online experiment to see if resistant starch (potato) helps gut flora: http://freetheanimal.com/2013/08/resistant-starch-content-of-foods-other-anecdote-and-miscellania.html#comment-535136 "Here's what resistant starch... (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 8574 · about 17 hours ago

So I was with a friend over the weekend who is interested in trying a whole-food cyclic low-carbohydrate diet (< 50g of carbohydrate a day) in effort to move some stubborn body-fat. I asked her what she was eating before and she was in total... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 05, 2013 at 10:34 AM

To be honest, the 150g of carbs per day isn't set in stone. Some people are big and tall, some are short, some are muscular, some aren't, some are skinny fat, some are plain fat, and some are plain skinny. A person with a larger muscular engine... (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 1097 · about 17 hours ago

I suppose the title isn't that clear, so I'll try to word the question a bit better: I take a 2 hour walk every day, at a reasonable pace (around 3 mph) and in the middle, I tend to get something fructose-y, around 30 grams carbs. My question... (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 8574 · about 17 hours ago

Postprandial triglyceride and free fatty acid metabolism in obese women after either endurance or resistance exercise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23580597 In brief it seems after reading this abstract (about five times) that exercise... (more)

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CD 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

an excess of carbohydrates in the diet not only acts as a fat-sparer but also increases fat stores. In fact, all the excess carbohydrates not used for energy or stored in the small glycogen deposits of the body are converted to fat for storage ==>... (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 40 · about 17 hours ago

Please can some expert paleos help me? I have posted twice before about carbohydrates, as reduction in carbs seems to be the only way I can lose weight. I lost 10lbs by doing low carb paleo but I felt constantly ill and horribly anxious,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 08, 2013 at 4:15 PM

If you only have 21 lbs to lose, I doubt you are leptin-resistant. I'm imagining your hormones are a bit out of whack and some gentle tweaking will help. You may want to try focusing on eating nutrient-dense foods like liver pat??, gouda... (more)

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by 40 · about 17 hours ago

I am hoping for some clarification about carbohydrates. On the advice of paleohacks, I recently started eating more carbohydrates as I was eating next-to-none and it was making me feel ill. I am now feeling much better, having added bananas and... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I like Paul Jaminet's calculations in his "Perfect Health Diet" book. Where he comes to the conclusion that most non-athletes use no more than 150g of glucose a day. "Glycogen makes up 1-2% of the mass of muscle or about 300-500g. The liver has... (more)

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by 259 · about 17 hours ago

The Question: What do you think is the cause of this pain and what can I do to prevent loss of sleep in the future? The Background: I was up all night last night with some sort of difficult-to-define pain. I felt it mostly in my legs, and it... (more)

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Rachel_29 0 · October 04, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Sounds a lot like fibromyalgia. That's what I have. Started as an ache that was the worst when I got up in the morning. But it never went away. Went to 10 different doctors, tested everything. Finally my current doctor diagnosed me in less than 5... (more)

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by 15400 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 260 · about 18 hours ago

I know that a ton of carbohydrate (or protein for that matter) can make one sleepy. But a single cup of pineapple? Or one small sweet potato? Or a cup of melon? I had been pretty high fat/mod protein/low carb for over a year and decided to add... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Carbohydrate making one sleepy after consumption is indicative of poor insulin sensitivity.

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