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by 53 · about 17 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 181 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 5 · about 18 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 18 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 1097 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 748 · about 18 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 20 · about 18 hours ago

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 1019 · about 18 hours ago

What is the optimal role of carbohydrates in the human diet? No carbohydrates and ketosis? A cyclical ketogenic diet? A low to moderate (75-150 grams) carbohydrate intake? A higher (150-300 grams) intake of carbs of paleo sources? Is the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Ultimately, it's all individual. But if you had but one broad brush to paint with, I think 75-150 grams of carbs daily gets the most coverage, certainly closer than the 300+ grams of carbohydrate that conventional wisdom prescribes.

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by 277 · about 18 hours ago

Maybe it's just more conventional wisdom, but I remember a friend back then swearing off all carbonated drinks because it was supposedly damaging to teeth because of its acidity or something. Is there any truth in this? Or is it really the sugar... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · April 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Hi Dracil, I am a dentist, Carbonated water is slightly acidic. As long as you are drinking it and not holding it in your mouth for long periods of time it is not a problem. It is the sugar in the lower pH environment that seems to be the... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

Well i've got a very rigid sleeping clock ( no matter what time i fall asleep I always wake up around 7), it takes me about 30min-1 hour sometimes more to fall alseep, and i've got constant dark circles. Anyway. Is there anything I can do ( i've... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 20, 2012 at 12:21 AM

For me, it's not necessarily about what I eat before I sleep but what I do before I sleep. If I attempt to go to sleep immediately after I've been on my laptop, my brain feels like it's still a-buzzin' and my mind will still be running. Reading... (more)

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by 25 · about 18 hours ago

Hi :) I'm assuming this could be the effect of being low carb and getting low blood sugar as i'm not used to it, but i'll explain. After introducing brown rice soaked ( as i believe I have problems digesting paleo amounts of fat and protein)... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · January 30, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Is that 100g of raw or cooked rice? Your reaction sounds more like blood sugar than bowel (if it was the latter, you might want to look into avoiding starch a la the Specific Carb Diet). It's probably also worth trying another starch to rule out... (more)

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by 143 · about 18 hours ago

I've come across this in The Paleo Solution book, but now I'm debating this with a chemist who says it's just not true. I've found a couple of references to this but only in conjunction with drinking alcohol and being in a fasting, ketogenic... (more)

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pfw 0 · January 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Humans have an absolute requirement for blood glucose. If you are eating zero carbs, you would go into a coma and die if you were incapable of producing blood glucose via gluconeogenesis. A more accurate statement would be that ketosis greatly... (more)

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by 971 · about 18 hours ago

I have pinned down some of my food problems. After having chronic anxiety for a couple of years I've reduced it significantly through my new diet. As I've said before, sleeping like a baby! So... I've given up all grains, corn, sugar, most dairy... (more)

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ddibwynt 0 · January 15, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Alcohol (and beer in particular) is very high in histamine, a compound that acts as a neurotransmitter that is involved in wakefulness and anxiety because it stimulates neurons. This is a byproduct of fermentation by yeast and bacteria, so any... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

How important are they? Any agreement here on optimal general parameters?

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JRAC 0 · December 08, 2011 at 9:14 AM

As long as protein meets requirements then I don't think macronutrients matter much; I think VLC or VLF aren't the best way to go. Myself, I eat around 60% fat, 20% carbs and 20% protein but it can vary.

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by 987 · about 18 hours ago

I was hoping someone with a better understanding of science could help me out. I just want to understand a little better what's happening with my body. First off, I believe I am a total carbohydrate addict. I've been known to eat sweets or... (more)

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StreakOfLean 0 · October 26, 2011 at 6:46 PM

There are some studies showing that a majority of alcoholics have reactive hypoglycemia. I believe both issues exacerbate each other, as in, hypoglycemia can predispose one to alcohol addiction, and active addiction to these repetitive boluses of... (more)

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by 641 · about 18 hours ago

I started this question as a response to dooliemcjules' question about VLC, Crossfit, and ketosis. My answer quickly moved in the direction of my pet topic, and I've been wanting to ask about this for a while, so here goes: I'm no longer doing... (more)

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Corinne 0 · September 13, 2011 at 2:00 AM

This is my life. I love this question, because it seriously is my life. I was ZC for three full years, eating only meat and the fat in which the meat resides. Three years. It's a long time to avoid dinner parties, dates, meals with family and... (more)

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by 10919 · about 18 hours ago

I wondering what those of you who do a more perfect health diet style of paleo, as in safe starches. I tried it for 2 weeks and gained 6 pounds!!! I went from losing weight steadily on VLC to gaining. However, I felt a lot better. I had been... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · August 22, 2011 at 3:15 AM

I have had the same experience. I think it's hard to pull off a full week with high starch when trying to lose weight. I would suggest a once a week carb up meal or maybe a day. Alternatively but less desirable I think would be a weekend high... (more)

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by 325 · about 18 hours ago

I have been overweight since childhood and struggled with a binge-eating disorder. My weight fluctuated a lot throughout my adolescence (I'm 22 now). I definitely would consider myself in the "metabolically deranged" category since I suffered all... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · August 17, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Took me about 5 years to heal my metabolically deranged body, so I believe it can be done. Everyone will be unique and some will heal faster than others. The key is not to have some arbitrary timeframe in mind (ie I want to be healed in 4 months)... (more)

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by 580 · about 19 hours ago

I really "like" incorporating hill sprints to my weekly workout regimen. There's a steep-ish hill at the end of my block, that takes me about 15-18 seconds with a 100 percent efforts. I've been doing them for 10 reps with 90 second rest in between... (more)

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ben61820 0 · April 30, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I'm about to enter a similar situation. Currently I lift heavy twice per week and eat one pound lean protein and one pound sweet potato post wo. That's Monday's and Fridays. I'm looking to just lean a bit, drop about five pounds. Don't wanna... (more)

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