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by 134 · September 27, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I am trying a new, no fruit, vegetable or sugar version of paleo as a last desperate attempt at restoring my health. Although there are certainly health concerns that follow allong with it. I am only eating meat (lots of organ meat) and... (more)

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daz 0 · June 18, 2014 at 6:14 AM

(edit: not an answer to OP. just some info relating to another answer...& easier to put in an answer rather than a comment)@cdone quote "I remember reading that the scientist in the late 70s were surprised at how few Inuit were in ketosis. After... (more)

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by 128 · about 12 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 53 · about 12 hours ago

Hey everyone, so I've looked into metabolic typing and everything makes sense except how each metabolic type gains weight or how they are affected by high GI foods. So slow oxidizers don't really get blood sugar spikes no matter what they eat,... (more)

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Methodician 0 · March 26, 2014 at 6:10 PM

No expert on metabolic typing but from what I understand if you're a slow oxidizer (carbohydrate type) this basically means you'd be better off with small meals more often. If this is really your type, your appetite should be a good guide.... (more)

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by 215 · about 12 hours ago

My football season ended a week ago, so I took a small break, but now I'm doing some off-season training. I do p 90x (legs and back is the cornerstone of my routine, along with some chest and triceps, ploy metrics and core synergistics) and/or... (more)

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fredmull 0 · November 09, 2013 at 2:31 PM

#1 - Do not take any advice from this site unless you yourself have cross-checked the info. There are many conflicting, sometimes confusing, answers. # 2 - It sounds like you are training in the pros. How do you feel at the end of the day, or... (more)

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by 181 · about 12 hours ago

Over the last 6 weeks I've put on a massive amount of muscle (without steroids) with my weight only increasing a maximum of 5kg (and quickly returning to baseline). After thoroughly analysing my nutrient intake I realised I was on about... (more)

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SenseiPaleo 0 · October 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I am going to recommend this book. That should have all the science you require. In my own opinion it seems that you putting your body through quite a lot. Maybe it works for you who knows but listen to your body. Keep it up!... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

My question is about how the timing of the micronutrients would be best... I mostly kept it like the first combination in the title, carbs a.m, fats p.m. But i thought about it today, and noticed that it may be more beneficial to turn the... (more)

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Jdoane 0 · September 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM

The protocol you describe of eating fat throughout the day, and all your carbs in the evening is basically along the lines of John Kiefer's Carb-Backloading, Nate Miyaki's Intermittent Feast (IF), and several other nutrition and training... (more)

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by 144 · about 12 hours ago

Heaps of information on how carbs are processed in the body; turned to sugar, stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, stored as fat if we have too much glycogen in liver and muscles... But what about fat? What is the process there? Does it... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · September 05, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Both fatty acids and glucose are converted into acetyl CoA and then go through the exact same process in the mitochondria to produce ATP (energy).

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by 215 · September 29, 2014 at 4:01 AM

I need to eat rice and potatoes to get enough carbs because I'm pretty active, but I really don't like high carb paleo at all. Can you give me an idea of how many carbs I need so I can fill in the rest of my diet with foods I like. I'm 5'4, 120... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · August 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

400,300,200...do whatever makes you excel and makes you feel good. I typically eat 250 grams but in the last couple weeks I have increased it to 400 grams. I play a lot of soccer which almost always depletes glycogen stores completely.

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I subscribe to a weekly news letter for runners. This week it contains diet tips for runners. I am new to the Paleo diet and am trying to make my mind up based on what I have learned reading about the benefits of eating Paleo. I feel this week's... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I wont answer you directly, but have a look around http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com who eats an ancestral diet and is a successful triathlete.

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

Hi my name is Lucas Richard. I am 22, 148.8 lbs (in the morning after urinating), 12% body fat (though there is discrepency; one machine says 12%, one 14%, and the caliper say 17% (if you saw me you'd know that isnt accurate-I've lost 100lbs and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Just guessing but I suspect that you could be having a pretty fast digestion in your breakfast as most food is already in a very processed form, see: Almond milk... is liquid Peanut butter is very calorie dense (and omega-6 rich!) and hard to... (more)

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by 10 · about 12 hours ago

Since i started eating paleo i have been feeling great! Although, something interesting has happened. i can no longer eat carbs in the for of pizza or quesadillas or chips without getting sick now. does anyone else experience that?

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greymouser 0 · April 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Yes, this seems to be a common occurrence, but it cannot be pinpointed specifically yet. There are some hypotheses. I like the following one. While celiac disease is growing, it's still very rare. However, gluten sensitivity enteropathy is in... (more)

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by 25 · September 29, 2014 at 3:55 AM

My brother is completely different than I am. He eats anything he wants and does not care about organic food, vegetables, or anything like that. All he eats is macaroni and cheese with hot dogs and doesn't gain a pound. Me on the other are more... (more)

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SIJ 0 · April 03, 2013 at 12:09 AM

"Doing well" isn't just about the here and now, nor just weight and skin condition. How will you and how will he look and feel in 20, 30 or 40 years? Just because you can eat something without immediate ill effect, doesn't mean it will keep you... (more)

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by 5509 · about 12 hours ago

There are so many variables at play that I don't even know where to begin. I've tried sticking to low-carb primal, but have had so much trouble focusing, being alert, happy, etc. I want to lose body fat, so I want to eat optimally to achieve... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · December 09, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Absolutely carb type matters for body composition, mood, focus, and digestion. However, the same carb may produce different affects for different people. Here is a simply little ket to go by though. First, there are really two types of naturally... (more)

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by 1097 · about 12 hours ago

So, this week I've been really careful with my carb consumption and not going above 35-40 grams. I feel weird, like a dryness at the back of my throat (making me a bit sensitive to some apparent mucus back there) and some body smells have been...... (more)

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CD 0 · November 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

It's not just the carbs you eat, it's also protein. Protein is gluconeogenic and can be converted by our liver into glucose which will prevent you from going into ketosis. The only way to know for sure is to use a blood test, the ketostix are... (more)

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by 20 · about 12 hours ago

I just want good skin, but I wish I could just eat potatoes with ghee, fruit, dates, nuts, and even legumes. But these foods have anti nutrients. I don't understand how our body can crave something that has anti-nutrients. Seems like everything... (more)

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CD 0 · November 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

"I don't understand how our body can crave something that has anti-nutrients." Everything has some anti-nutrients. That's how the nuts, seeds, grasses, vegetables, and fruits survive. Animals might not, but they evolved ways to run or fly or... (more)

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by 438 · about 12 hours ago

Hello everyone, I have autoimmune issues that seem to be set off when I eat an appreciable amount of carbs in one day, even if the carbs are from squash, fruit, and natural sweeteners. My throat will swell, and my neuropathy will increase,... (more)

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balor123 0 · November 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I imagine you would have checked already but have you been checked thoroughly for diabetes? Not just fasting glucose but also A1c and a stress test. Could you elaborate on the autoimmune issues? Have you been checked for GAD65? Nerve repair takes... (more)

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by 30 · about 12 hours ago

Hi I'm new and need a bit of help. I've been nearly a week on Paleo and loving it! I wasn't far off before to be honest. This week for breakfast I've loved having mushrooms, spinach, eggs, tomatoes, bacon for breakfast - its been... (more)

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Ryan_36 0 · September 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Since you've only been eating Paleo for a week, I would recommend allowing more time for your body, gut microbes, enzymes, etc. to adjust to the new food. Your energy levels will likely get better over the next several weeks as you adjust. Your... (more)

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by 20 · about 12 hours ago

So I work out alot. I lift weights three times a week and do cardio two times a week. I don't do paleo or low-carb in any serious form and I'm not part of the "scene". However I found this website now, and I've read more about paleo/low-carb/LCHF... (more)

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Rob_20 0 · September 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I feel much better low carb myself. It's a shame that when these questions come up people from the MUST EAT CARBS camp feel compelled to weigh in. I'm not sure why they can't accept that some people simply function better on low carbs. Until I... (more)

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by 256 · September 29, 2014 at 3:40 AM

One of my clients today was complaining about his stalled weight loss. This guy is a serious mountain biker and wants to shed a few pounds of fat to help increase his performance. He is also a mechanical engineer and is quite anal about collecting... (more)

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JasonAC556 0 · September 16, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Update on this issue: My client maintained his daily calorie intake and riding/training schedule, yet reduced his carb intake to around 100g per day while increasing his protein/fat ratios. Guess what? He has started to shed body fat, lose weight,... (more)

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by 161 · September 29, 2014 at 3:40 AM

For a few months I was eating almost zero carb (i.e. only meat and fat). The only vegetables I ate were simple pickled condiments. Now that I'm eating more of a GAPS Diet I have been eating more steamed vegetables and soups and have found that I... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · August 08, 2012 at 2:26 AM

You got fat because you ate too many calories, it had nothing to do with your vegetable intake.

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by 748 · about 12 hours ago

Okay I am COMPLETELY confused. I know Paleo's don't usually eat beans, and I didn't for a while (tried >20 carbs as well as a time of >50 carbs per day) but I felt like complete and utter crap most of that time. I wasn't even eating any type of... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2012 at 2:31 AM

If you're seeing benefits from eating beans I say eat em, who cares if they're paleo or not. Tubers and root vegetables are probably a better source of carbs, but that doesn't mean you should shun beans if they work for you.

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I'm a Crossfitter and have heard that I should be getting my calories as follows: 40% Carbs 30% Fats 30% Protein. My question is: how do you calculate what counts towards what? Easy example a dozen eggs: Calories Fat Carbs ... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 31, 2012 at 9:16 PM

1g of fat contains 9kcal of energy 1g of protein contains 4kcal of energy 1g of carb contains 4kcal of energy So if you have 60g of fat, 72g of protein and 6g of carb, the total energy is: 60*9+6*4+72*4= 852kcal * Fat % = 60*9/852 = 63%... (more)

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by 20 · September 29, 2014 at 3:34 AM

I know they're complex carbohydrates so the body would metabolize it slowly just like we do with fats, but if you include them in your diet regularly, would the body prefer it over the fats you've eaten thus delaying the stages of ketogenesis... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · May 31, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Lentils are the safest to eat, AFTER you ferment them. Research shows that most lectins are going away during fermentation. I wrote about how to ferment them here: http://eugenia.queru.com/2012/04/19/fermenting-lentils/ (more)

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 3:34 AM

out of curiosity i looked at the carb profile of kale and the sugars + fiber don't add up to the total carbs. what are other carbohydrates that would contribute to the total carb value and do these carbs cause any insulin response? thanks for... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

That would be starch (chains of glucose). Total carbs should be fiber + starch + simple sugars.

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by 2422 · September 29, 2014 at 3:34 AM

Hi. I am putting together nutrition guidelines based on paleo concepts. I am trying to debunk this CW: "Complex carbohydrates are broken down more slowly in the body, help provide more energy throughout the day and make you feel fuller a longer... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · May 24, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Well the 'provide more energy throughout the day', which is a subjective marketing term, but complex carbs are broken down more slowly than simple carbs and grains do contain fiber. You have to look at insoluble vs soluble fiber (non-viscous vs... (more)