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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

When I first stated on the Paleo life style, I felt great.  After the 3rd week, I was on an emotional rollercoaster.  I cried for no apparent reason. I was eating lots of veggies, fruit and meat, but was not getting enough of the carb... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · October 22, 2014 at 1:09 AM

You may need to add resistant starch, such as: cooked, then cooled white potatoes, cooked then cooled white rice or green bananas, to better feed your microbiota. Many people, especially women, on low-carb paleo do not do well short or long term... (more)

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by 66 · about 17 hours ago

Evening all, I've had a look around (albeit briefly) and couldn't find anything specifically answering my query. So, over the past month I've regularly consumed crap on Saturday evenings (burgers, fries, beer etc.) and I'm wondering whether... (more)

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RoryD 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The term fat adaptation refers to how efficient your cells' mitochondria are at utilising ketones for energy rather than glucose. Being "fat-adapted" isn't like an on/off switch, as there are different degrees to how adapted to ketosis you are.... (more)

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by 1523 · about 17 hours ago

Does anyone know, without accounting for exercise, how many grams of carbs a day are desirable to maintain a steady source of glucose for your brain? If you've read some of my other questions, you know that I'm trying to get back on the paleo... (more)

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CD 0 · December 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

There's no answer to this question. You never burn just glucose or just ketones. You are always burning some of both. And it's not just carbs. Protein and fat can be converted into glucose via GNG. The point is that whether you are dominate... (more)

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by 1523 · about 17 hours ago

I know some people have probably seen this addressed, but everything I searched for came up in bits and pieces that didn't provide a straight forward answer or good example. I started a paleo style diet, I say that because I maintained limited... (more)

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animaleater 0 · November 26, 2012 at 6:28 AM

We have traversed similar paths. VLC keto repaired my hormonal systems and got me to 10%. Leangains and IF got me down to 8-9%. Coffee, green tea extract, and deeper calorie restriction got me to below 8%. I'm not predisposed and had never... (more)

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by 78422 · about 17 hours ago

Has anyone here lost more than 50lbs while averaging 200+gm of carbohydrate a day? For all I am glad that Paleo has embraced starch for those who need it I'm wondering if that hasn't skewed people's results.

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shelley_1 0 · October 26, 2012 at 2:04 AM

I can lose weight on carbs but its really really hard..I am hungry alot, hot flashes, cranky..not pretty at all but I did lose some that way, gained some back and then went Paleo about a year ago and lost another 30plus with ease..around 60g of... (more)

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by 5381 · about 17 hours ago

Thats basically it. We all know, add fat, lower the glycemic index of any carb. Thats why for some crazy reason, ice cream sugars are absorbed slower than starch in white bread (ie lower gi). How/why does this happen?

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MarkES 0 · October 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Here's one explanation ... How to Minimize Hyperglycemic Toxicity Fat Reduces GI J Stanton has noted that adding a little fat to a starch is very effective in lowering its GI. In a post titled ???Fat and Glycemic Index: The Myth of... (more)

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by 83 · about 17 hours ago

I have been tracking my macronutrients via con-o-meter. I am shooting for a ratio of 15:20:65(carbs:protein:fat). I can't seem to get my ratio of fat above my ratio of protein. Any suggestions?

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KA24 0 · October 23, 2012 at 2:10 AM

If you can afford and enjoy Macadamia nuts, I'd recommend that. I can put away a whole bag. Obviously it depends on price point and ability to digest them. Around 94% fat, about 80% of that being monounsaturated. Around 4% protein. Around 2%... (more)

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by 143 · about 17 hours ago

If im understanding this correctly, the main objective (besides eating healthier) of a paleo diet is to make it so that you burn fat vs carbs for fuel. If i have this right, the only way to make that switch is to put your body into ketosis. From... (more)

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gydle 0 · September 09, 2012 at 9:03 AM

No, the main objective of the Paleo Diet is to eat for optimal health. It's my impression that there are plenty of us here who have never been overweight or metabolically deranged and who have no other health issues to deal with. There may be some... (more)

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by 2341 · about 17 hours ago

About 2 months ago I had a nice set of abs at 175 lbs..I caught a cold for about a week and slowly lost them. This past month I went off the deep end. I've drank beer the past three weekends, binged on foods i shouldn't be eating (Pizza, white... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · June 14, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I have the same issue: my mother freaks out when I come home because I'm "too thin" and "look like a skeleton" - and at one point I really was skeletally thin and unhealthy, but since then I've put on 10lbs of muscle and I feel very strong and... (more)

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by 319 · about 17 hours ago

Is it necessary to eat some fructose? Is there such thing as fructose deficiency? If you never eat fruit and only eat starch for your carb consumption in order to avoid liver glycogen repletion is there any long term concerns to eliminating... (more)

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interrobung 0 · April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Sperm are obligate fructose consumers, so there's that. But your body can manufacture fructose as necessary, so it's non-essential in terms of diet. I have searched in vain for good links to provide regarding how we make fructose. Having failed,... (more)

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by 1720 · about 17 hours ago

I've been Paleo for quite some months now. When I was over in Haiti, I didn't eat Paleo for a week. I got back, had the runs, and now I'm back eating Paleo. It's been about a month since I was in Haiti, and I've had brain fog for the last 2... (more)

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College 0 · March 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Ben, in my experience, brain fog is related to digestive health. I'll guess that you had some traveler's diarrhea in Haiti perhaps? Or at least some digestive disturbance, and maybe now you still are having issues. You say you "had the runs" as... (more)

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by 3159 · about 17 hours ago

Hello, y'all are always immensely helpful so I figured I'd ask: While my ultimate goal is health, I could stand to lose a good 20-30 pounds (depending on how much muscle I have; I also gave my scale a way so I can't be specific ... and I'm not... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 01, 2011 at 9:20 PM

I try to eat 150g of carbs 5 days a week and 300+g on the two workout days I have. Carbs composed of starch eaten in amounts that serve to replete your glycogen stores are nothing to worry about. I think the argument against fructose consumed in... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello everyone. I have a few questions about training, rest days, metabolism, and my paleo dieting habits and how they all work together to affect my quality of sleep everyday. Here's my stats:Male ; 28 years old ; height: 5'11" / 180 cm ; weight:... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

If you're worried about blood glucose levels, it's cheap enough to buy a glucometer and a pack of 50 strips. Test yourself before you eat, an hour after, and two hours after. Also test yourself right after you wake up and right before you... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I am having issues with carbs, I feel like maybe something is missing from my diet or something is going on. I started a Primal/Paleo diet exactly a month ago because I have PCOS and possibly insulin resistance. I did develop mild gestational... (more)

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CD 0 · August 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Do you exercise with intensity. Could be in need of a deload week.

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by 83 · about 17 hours ago

I've noticed recently that on days after I go for it on carbs that wounds from cuts/grazes that I've had for too long tend to heal noticeably, is there an explanation for this? I also noticed this weekend after eating about 400g carbs, which for... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 12, 2014 at 1:25 AM

Excess carbs can interfere with wound healing--ask any one legged diabetic. Consider what you ate WITH those carbs, maybe something lacking in your diet, or just a coincidence of time.

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I know dried fruits are usually frowned upon in the paleo community because of the high sugar and low water content. Usually, whenever I eat any type of dried fruit I get really thirsty really fast, and I get a little sugar rush as well. Dates... (more)

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Tonia75 0 · August 04, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Hi,Your post reminded me of a book I read decades ago: memoirs of a French officer who had served in the spahis (French army, with most of the grunts being Moroccan 'natives', before the decolonisation) at the beginning of the 20th century. They... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

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Lesley_1 0 · July 23, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Many of the carbs in human breastmilk are indigestible by our human cells. They pass right through the stomach and land in the intestines, where they are feasted upon by the baby's beneficial gut bugs. In other words, the carbs in breastmilk feed... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Several times I've tried sticking to an extremely low-carb diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs). And each time I've tried, I've gotten the weirdest symptoms: extreme fatigue, anxiety, mental fog, fever/chills, weakness/dizziness, and heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · July 13, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I suggest you get Stefani Ruper's book PCOS Unlocked. I'm told that it's the most cutting-edge thinking on dealing with this issue. Obviously, I'm male, so I can't comment from a base of experience. But PCOS is a serious hormonally-based... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

HI Everyone, I continue to struggle with signifiant low energy and headaches after 8 months of eating Paleo. A quick summary: 1) Started VLC, thinking this would be the best - For roughly 4-5 months I ate between 30 and 65 grams of carbs per... (more)

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Cindy12122 0 · August 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Low carb meals usually are meals having pretty minimum sweets content material. The reduced carb eating habits answer is among the most most common eating habits answer and is also fundamentally staying considered in lots of parts of the earth.... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hi guysSo I went to the eden festival in scotland last weekend (was a lot of fun), however eating paleo was soooo hard as there were no foods stalls that did anything paleo (it was all potatoes, pizza, cake and maybe the odd vegan thing like a... (more)

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andrew 0 · June 18, 2014 at 7:29 AM

And there is the 1st problem! I live in Sussex and the Lake District is SUCH a pain to get to!!!! Middle of England - i.e. Derbyshire / Warwickshire - would perhaps be better as it is going to be easier for people from the far edges of the country... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

A day or 2 days after an intense workout I get pretty sore. Are those days important for upping carbs in addition to the workout day? I usually eat a good amount of carbs on workout days, but any other day not so much.

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paleot 0 · June 15, 2014 at 8:52 PM

If you're sore after exercise, and sore the next day, and still sore the following day after that and needing to eat more carbs to try to recover, you might be overdoing it. I would think more a bone broth / marrow soup with electrolytes and... (more)

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by 871 · about 17 hours ago

Hello All,Been reading lots of Dr. Kruse and then saw this article. I am officially curious... Who has watched their fat loss happen in the "Carb flame" vs. who has reached their goals via Dr. Kruse/leptin reset/low... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 12, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I want to say that Kruse recommends something like 50 grams of protein with breakfast combined with "little to no" carbs. At a mere 200 calories for half a day to a 3rd of a day's worth of fuel, that doesn't seem particularly high protein to me. ... (more)

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by 40 · about 17 hours ago

I've been subtracting fiber from the total carbs to get net carbs, but should resistant starch also be subtracted? Put another way, does anyone know if resistant starch is included in the total carb count that we see on nutrition... (more)

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moors 0 · June 02, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Nutrition labels / databases typically tell you all starch, fiber, sugar are carbs and the carb amount is their total. Approximately 2/3 of fermentable fiber is food to your gut organisms and your body uses the rest in the form of short chain... (more)

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by 2302 · about 17 hours ago

I am trying to add a simple, shelf-stable carb to my diet as I am very active and trying to keep at the 150g-200g threshold (it's where I feel best). I already eat a good amount of sweet potatoes and am planning on adding organic raw buckwheat... (more)

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palemeow 0 · May 06, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I thought you only had to soak buckwheat for 15 minutes because it soaks up water so quickly. Then you can sprout it afterwards. Here's where I got that info if you're curious. http://www.therawchef.com/how-to-sprout-buckwheat/ (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I'm currently trying to heal my gut issues, including SIBO, dysbiosis, gut inflammation and slow-transit constipation. I am following an SCD/GAPS diet, but I can't find any carbohydrate sources that I tolerate. Fiber makes my symptoms... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · July 29, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Have you tried the starchy tuber Yucca? It's like the most benign carb source I've ever found. Speaking of tubers, I bet parsnip is a pretty mellow carb source, too. I'll also echo others here saying that if you mix carbs with fat and probably... (more)

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