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by 128 · June 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

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 108 · May 08, 2014 at 11:37 PM

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 43 · March 26, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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 228 · November 09, 2013 at 3:56 PM

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 182 · October 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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 · September 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

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 · September 05, 2013 at 7:40 PM

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 228 · August 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

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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Britt_1 0 · August 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM

I workout for about 4-5 hours (all of it is pretty intense) plus quite a bit of walking (college campus) and I have found my perfect amount to be around 150g a day. I would start around 100g-150g a day and if you feel low energy or have... (more)

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by 5 · June 06, 2013 at 2:22 PM

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 · May 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM

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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Alvaro 0 · May 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I would say you need to introduce more real food to your diet, it seems everything you're eating is highly processed. Don't complicate things, keep it simple, go back to basics, eat like a caveman.

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by 10 · April 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM

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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Doris 0 · April 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM

On several occasions within the last 9 mos. when I've eaten wheat products (a tasty croissant, a fancy nut laced bread with blue brie like cheese and kumkuat jam, A bread stuffing from a well cooked goose) my right cheek puffed up. I've checked... (more)

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by 25 · April 03, 2013 at 12:23 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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joanna_4 0 · April 03, 2013 at 12:23 AM

i feel this way all the time. my sister and friends all eat crap diets and yet i'm the one who is in and out of the hospital and can't work. i really don't have an answer for you since i am just as puzzled.

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by 5476 · December 09, 2012 at 10:17 PM

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 1032 · December 03, 2012 at 7:59 PM

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 · November 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

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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MarkES 0 · November 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Chris Kresser wrote a nice series on skin health recently you may be able to get a few tips from: http://chriskresser.com/nutrition-for-healthy-skin-silica-niacin-vitamin-k2-and-probiotics As far as potatoes with butter ... combining fat and... (more)

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by 431 · March 09, 2013 at 10:09 AM

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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HuntingBears 0 · March 09, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Yes, carbs are to blame for everything Damn those evil, evil carbs!!

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by 30 · March 22, 2013 at 3:17 AM

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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CD 0 · September 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM

If you eat rice, then a lot of the Paleo 2.0 and "Perfect Health Diet" folks eat rice cereal (like Rice Krispies). Also, Congee is a rice porridge that is made in many asian countries. My old rice cooker had a congee setting so you just set it... (more)

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by 20 · February 15, 2013 at 6:25 AM

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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Alle 0 · February 15, 2013 at 6:25 AM

GLUCOSE GLUCOSE GLUCOSE. The real problem is sugar! The mayority of people with thyroid, diabetes, gluten and celiac disease have a glucose problems, not allergy to gluten, their real problem is spikes of glucose. 90% of autoimmune diseases are... (more)

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by 256 · September 16, 2012 at 2:53 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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thhq 0 · August 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The guy sounds extremely healthy, well within healthy weight considering musculature. The level of activity sounds paleo. That counts for a lot, so why this obsession with someone else's diet? What's to fix? If he wonks the macros to less carbs... (more)

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by 161 · August 08, 2012 at 3:06 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 · November 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

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 · May 31, 2012 at 9:16 PM

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 · May 31, 2012 at 7:01 PM

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 · May 31, 2012 at 12:21 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 2423 · May 24, 2012 at 2:30 PM

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)