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by 5 · September 10, 2014 at 5:45 AM

It is my understanding that cholesterol is only harmful if you have oxidised LDL type and that this is a problem for westerners because of high intake of refined sugars, refined carbs and omega 6. My question is will eating safe starches from taro... (more)

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by 83 · September 07, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I go walking everyday on my lunch break, when i eat VLC i find i don't have much energy, i lack that spring in my step, if i go up to 200g carbs then it comes back, but then the last 2 days i've been fasting, all i've eaten is one avocado... (more)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2014 at 1:40 AM

tatical energy is a survial mechanism.  Your body responds because it needs to in order to get more energy (food).   Carbs are not the devil, 5 day fasts are not health seeking.

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by 0 · August 14, 2014 at 1:38 PM

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 · August 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM

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 · August 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM

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 952 · August 07, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Aside from discussions on why you would want to do it.Obviously, you will need to tap into "gray area", but the question is what gray area foods.I am currently thinking oats (real ones) and red lentils. Both are convenient (quick to cook), low GI... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 06, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Insulin is not the enemy.

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by 35 · August 04, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Let's say I have a goal of 2500-3000 calories a day. I want to gain weight. If I also want to do 35-40% of that as carbs... that is 875-1200 carbs a day. I have read many articles on pubmed saying 35-40% is likely close to what hunter/gathers ate.... (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · August 04, 2014 at 6:54 PM

The only way I have ever gained weight is by drinking extra calories, especially with orange juice and milk. This keeps me from getting very hungry between meals, and even ample starch isn't enough to make me gain a pound. Not paleo but I was at... (more)

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by 0 · August 06, 2014 at 4:03 AM

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 · July 26, 2014 at 3:38 AM

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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 · July 13, 2014 at 11:10 PM

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 · June 30, 2014 at 8:16 AM

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 · June 25, 2014 at 1:45 AM

It's very likely that this has already been pored over, but what signs/symptoms indicate that you tolerate a high-carbohydrate load well? I can easily imagine what carb-intolerance looks like (metabolic syndrome), but about a person who tolerates... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · June 25, 2014 at 1:45 AM

You can also increase your tolerance for foods like potatoes by either eating them raw (i.e. raw potato starch mixed into things) or cooked, then cooled (you can lightly warm them to consume). This causes some resistant starch to form, which is... (more)

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by 0 · June 18, 2014 at 7:29 AM

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 · June 30, 2014 at 7:09 PM

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 · June 12, 2014 at 12:58 AM

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 · June 02, 2014 at 8:54 PM

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 · May 06, 2014 at 9:20 PM

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 · July 29, 2014 at 4:29 PM

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 · July 11, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Once a week, I have a "done day" where I do a really intense workout and reward myself with a sweet potato. It's kind of my cheat day, but I still keep it Paleo, but indulge a little bit more than usual. I always whip up a batch of... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 09, 2014 at 2:35 AM

i usually roast chopped up sweet potatoes in coconut oil and rosemary/salt and then eat them cold. i like the added resistant starch content and they taste great cold, too. i also LOVE baking a whole sweet potato and then melting coconut butter... (more)

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by 0 · April 07, 2014 at 3:15 AM

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 583 · April 04, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 · March 17, 2014 at 5:10 PM

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 0 · March 02, 2014 at 9:25 PM

In regards to the Banana Pancakes...Isn't that a high carb/fructose count to begin the day?

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Janknitz 0 · March 02, 2014 at 9:25 PM

It's all in the dose. I consider myself low carb, but I occasionally indulge in banana pancakes. The trick is not to go overboard. I limit myself to a 2" piece of banana in my single serving recipe and I bump up the fat/protein with a tablespoon... (more)

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by 153 · February 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM

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 45 · February 14, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Hi there, My question relates to the issue of carb intake and subsequently fat adaptation. I need to eat about 150g of carbs per day to maintain my optimal bodyweight of 79kg. My hight is 6.1" and do a bodyweight workout twice per... (more)

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Methodician 0 · February 12, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Honestly I grow tired of trying to reconcile my diet with the supposed diet of my European ancestors. From what little we know, we can derive a good template for the elimination side (they probably didn't eat a whole lot of grains and fruit... (more)