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Carbohydrate Questions

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by 952 · about 22 hours ago

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 144 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 529 · about 22 hours ago

A very close friend eats grains/carbs at the moment and is on a very tight budget (~$85-110 a month for food), sometimes with limited access to cooking. While they've expressed wishes to transition to Paleo/primal/ancient-type diet, right now,... (more)

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glib 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:49 AM

This is based on my personal experience, and I assume you mean from "less inflammatory" to "more inflammatory". Note also that I eat my wife's bread, if the dough is fermented for more than 24 hours. Very safe: turnips, yams and sweet potatoes,... (more)

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by 1097 · about 22 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 22 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 289 · about 23 hours ago

I am going to experiment with ketosis and would like to know which are the most nutrient dense vegetables that are low carb and good for staying in ketosis.

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CD 0 · October 25, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Most vegetables are low carb, and the carbs they have are fiber. From my experience I was able to remove fiber carbs from my carb count. For example, I could stay in ketosis at 50g carbs or 75g carbs (with 25g from fiber). The ones you want to... (more)

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by 15400 · about 23 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 23 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 85 · about 23 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 23 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 41442 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 982 · about 23 hours ago

What other dietary/nutritional information and sources have you consumed to broaden your understanding and come to personal conclusions about your paleo diet choices? Have read ONLY Paleo information ? If not what are some of the primary... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

"The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins. "Biology" by Campbell and Reece "Primal Bluebeprint" by Mark Sisson "Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle" by Tom Venuto "The Human Diet" by Rene Endara "Muscle Chow" by Gregg Avedon "Catching Fire" by Richard... (more)

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by 659 · about 23 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 23 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 319 · about 23 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 346 · about 23 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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by 323 · about 23 hours ago

Hello all, I am looking for a protein bar that is ideal for refuelling after long distance endurance events; it needs to be rich in branch chain amino acids and moderate to high GI carbohydrates. Paleo friendly would be a plus but isn't... (more)

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Paleo_Designer 0 · February 07, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Does it have to be in one bar? I would think Lara Bars would give you the carbs you need and jerky would give you the protein you need. Or you could make your own pemmican bars (which sound like a lot of work for something that doesn't seem too... (more)

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