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by 0 · about 12 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 20 · about 12 hours ago

Even from lackluster sources like Nutella/raw honey/fruit/starches/etc?

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TheGastronomer 0 · September 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Under-rated? Lol. They're the most overrated group of foods on the planet. Base of the food pyramid? Heart-Healthy-Whole-Grains? 10 servings of fruits a day? Come on, if anything fat is the most underrated (demonized?)... (more)

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by 66 · about 12 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 12 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 78422 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 2407 · about 12 hours ago

Im VLC/ZC Keto adapted. If I touch carbs, PWO refeed or otherwise, even 50g, I get these symptoms: -Flush in the face -Foggy and sleepy -Irritable -HUNGRY Thing is, other things besides carbs that supposedly raise insulin give me the same... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM

My experience with VLC/ZC led to adverse reactions to everything you mentioned and it got to the point that anything sweet triggered the same reaction, even artifical sweeteners that weren't supposed to. I'd also feel dizzy and nauseous and just... (more)

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by 2341 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 15 · about 12 hours ago

I drink. Not often, but when I do, it's always rather heroic. So here's the thing; Since going Paleo - I no longer walk in at 5am craving McDonalds Bacon and Egg McMuffins. I now walk in at 5am craving steak, or Paleo pancakes (nut butter,... (more)

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MikeD 0 · October 13, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Saturday night I ended my brother's blow-out birthday party with a plate of bacon at around 2 AM. I shared some with my fellow revelers who are probably all now converted for life to Paleo. End a party with bacon = awesome. My drink of choice was... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 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 12 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 5 · about 12 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 12 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 5 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 hours ago

I recently started counting macros (a few days ago actually) and have been hitting them since. I eat whole foods, non of the Pop Tart IIFYM stuff. I am not fully Paleo as I consume SPROUTED grains and legumes. I don't eat gluten, fake sugars,... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 07, 2014 at 12:09 AM

could just be genetics. i personally don't think you can change where you store fat even though i've heard of a few people claiming you can change it. i am an apple shape and gain in my belly, too. i'm 5'5" and 107 lbs and have a noticeable gut.... (more)

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by 598 · about 12 hours ago

I eat plenty of sweet potato (and white potatoes), banana, various other fruits... The occasional squash but I sometimes find them binding. I try to keep the white rice to a minimum but allow for it. Frankly getting a little board (and my body... (more)

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CavemanAthlete 0 · April 03, 2014 at 9:02 PM

For me my staple Carb is Sweet Potato. I Also eat frequently butter squash, pumpkin, beet, carrots, yucca and banana. But with all these carbs specialy banana be careful with your sugar intake. Good Luck!

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I am getting the hang of not eating fruit-sugar carbs at night but I am still very new at this (less than a week) and the hunger is hard for me. Eating an egg or two at 9pm is hard not to do. For weight loss (I have maybe 10 lbs to lose, at... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · March 17, 2014 at 1:53 PM

What Ray said, eating carbs at night is probably the best time to eat them. Eating protein at night on the other hand can mess with your sleep, as protein takes quite a bit of effort to break down and our guts want to slow down while we... (more)

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by 153 · about 12 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm an active 20 year old female student and from my past experience I tolerate carbs quite well. However over the past couple of weeks I've been getting highs and lows in blood sugar which is affecting my hunger, moods and energy... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · February 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Cant seem to comment - but here is my response to some comments about my earlier answer: I really don't want to get into a posting studies battle - too lame. If you really want to investigate the role of carbs on hormonal production, there is... (more)

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