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by 83 · about 16 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 0 · about 16 hours ago

Exampes of food with low fiber and carbohydrate with moderate index glicemic?

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by 8 · about 16 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 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, 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 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 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

Hello! I am assisting a biochemist at SUNY Downstate with an evaluative study on low-carbohydrate diets, with the intent of capturing in pictures the typical diet of successful low carbohydrate dieters. If you are interested in participating,... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · December 09, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I am interested in participating, but I'm on/off low carb

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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 17 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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by 1144 · about 17 hours ago

I've been Paleo for about 2 1/2 months and it's going great. My carbs come in around 40-70 grams everyday, usually on the lower end of the scale. My issue is I oftentimes will feel very guilty if my carbs creep up over 50 or so. As an example,... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · July 05, 2012 at 12:00 AM

You ask a good question that deserves contemplation. Guilt is definitely a terribly common emotion about food, but I like to challenge it whenever it surfaces because I find it mostly destructive. I'm interested to know if you truly feel guilt... (more)

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by 41452 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 319 · about 17 hours ago

If pre/post workout carbohydrate consumption preferentially replenishes muscle glycogen would carbohydrate consumption before bed preferentially replenish liver glycogen. Since glucose uptake by the muscle would not be increased before bed and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 30, 2012 at 2:56 PM

For body recomp / fat loss reasons, I'm currently doing a leangains inspired 16/8 IF, and because it's easiest for me to workout in the morning (yet fast until noon), I started this endeavor being very sensitive to "having enough energy" and liver... (more)

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

I'm now entering into, I think, my sixth week of following paleo/primal. Spring arrived early in Indiana and since my allergies (allergic to trees, mold, grass--hay fever basically) are in full swing, I've been craving carbohydrates, which I... (more)

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Kasra 0 · May 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Maybe your liver wants some glycogen.

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by 346 · about 17 hours ago

The Jaminets' Perfect Health Diet recommends 400 calories from carbs a day. They also say that, for the purpose of calculating carb intake under their diet, only calories from tubers and other 'safe starches' like white rice should count as being... (more)

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daz 0 · March 09, 2012 at 11:13 PM

This may help, its Paul's answer to a similar question over at his blog. Paul Jaminet: "It takes about 40 calories of glucose to digest a pound of vegetables. Leaf vegetables have less than that and so are negative contributors to... (more)

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