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by 2318 · about 22 hours ago

Quick question, Is it the same (as far as the body is concerned) to carb load the night before a hard, fasted workout in the morning with fruit (I've been tending towards eating a lot of grapes, berries, melon) as opposed to starches... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · October 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The whole point of carb-backloading is to do it with glucose or starch which is essentially chains of glucose, not fructose. Since glucose will elicit an insulin response, in order to shuttle glucose and amino acids into the cells, it is... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 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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glib 0 · October 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Lots of options. Fruit, roots, well cooked beans, some nuts, some rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash.

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by 1523 · about 22 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 5381 · about 22 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 143 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 0 · about 22 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 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 2302 · about 22 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 22 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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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Im in the paleo diet for 2 months more or less, I feel great and I have lost some fat and look more muscular, but when it comes to my workout time I feel weaker than before. So I suppose this is not strange as I don't take so much carbs as... (more)

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by 1608 · about 22 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I had some bloodwork done the other day, and my (non-fasting) blood glucose came back at 197, prompting the doctor to insist that I get screened for diabetes (via Hemoglobin A1C test) . Wow! I wasn't expecting that. Granted,... (more)

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thhq 0 · January 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM

When I was diagnosed T2 diabetic my blood glucose was 200 fasting on repeated tests. Eating less high glycemic carbs brought that down within a couple of weeks. However, if I ate a lot of sugary or starchy carbs - a piece of pie or a cup of... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Hello :) I have a long story and I will try to tell it short: I was 6 months 100% paleo maniac, transformed myself from flabby chubby girl (5 ft 7 tall, 148 pounds to 138 pounds with 4 pack, brazil ass, skinny legs and arms and remained... (more)

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melladell 0 · January 07, 2014 at 1:11 PM

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I am 19 years old (female), switched to Paleo 6 months ago. I went from 125 pounds to 105 now, and I am 5'7. Stopped having my period four-ish months ago, probably from the weight loss. I eat pretty clean (clean meat, bone broth, zero sugar,... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Hello everyone. I've been eating more or less low-carb paleo for some years with excellent results. I'm a degree student and I think that if I don't have something like 20 grams of carbs in my breakfast my mental focus and capabilities for... (more)

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PaulAuster 0 · November 20, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Thank you :)

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