Carbs

Carbs

Carbs Questions

E83024ab9b7ac4e900a55b0ad1ef39ca
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
204
by 20 · about 9 hours ago

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

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30
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)

3c216cb00d639e2ba6e60c35083e0741
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
885
by 66 · about 9 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)

best answer

Ede98d8569d42885d70e07c92d3df34e
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)

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
1.5K
by 1523 · about 9 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)

F4d991ae6bcc8c23851369ad86fbef7d
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)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
2
Votes
2
Answers
9
Views
904
by 78417 · about 9 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.

5a21b66ef8ee09eeb0a5cfaefcac7b4a
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)

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
2.4K
by 5381 · about 9 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?

Cbdc8318738324492f2d5918868ce4c9
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)

D7f404b29047b12e2c2f528934b7b80b
3
Votes
3
Answers
8
Views
3.7K
by 143 · about 9 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)

best answer

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab
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)

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10
5
Votes
5
Answers
19
Views
5.6K
by 2341 · about 9 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)

best answer

Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992
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)

Cf938ac46500e200c97f6adbb3365f64
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
2.7K
by 319 · about 9 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)

8496289baf18c2d3e210740614dc9082
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)

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed
8
Votes
8
Answers
11
Views
7.3K
by 1720 · about 9 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)

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7
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)

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0
1
Votes
1
Answers
5
Views
941
by 3159 · about 9 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)

Medium avatar
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)

8c2ed9a35f6c4d35a3552a13ddabec8d
1
Votes
1
Answers
11
Views
1.3K
by 525 · about 9 hours ago

Ok so gradually I have been able to phase out carbs. I would start with doing Paleo + dairy and then over time my demand for dairy products would go so I didn't need that either. So I was getting along really well until I was forced to eat carbs.... (more)

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335
Elizabeth_2 0 · February 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I can't really think of a situation where you are forced to eat sugar or carbs (maybe prison or the military, I guess). You might have to go hungry for a little while, yes, but there's always your next meal. Eating grains and refined sugars... (more)

995c7a0472dc4ea08a24af86363bb295
3
Votes
3
Answers
4
Views
1K
by 15 · about 9 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)

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3
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)

B8139a868ab2e819ca6e582f1f064426
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
115
by 5 · about 9 hours ago

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)

Medium avatar
3
Votes
3
Answers
3
Views
344
by 83 · about 9 hours ago

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)

best answer

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
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.

8e8dd4a31de7af190d02ead3ca89e017
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
320
by 0 · about 9 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)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
265
by 83 · about 9 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)

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173
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.

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
332
by 952 · about 9 hours ago

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)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · August 06, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Insulin is not the enemy.

C358e6135e423ec3859c3f9acde0439d
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
296
by 35 · about 9 hours ago

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)

C6032b723b12cf0073ec6d22c5f4e7ae
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)

F7b8b445bdbdbc1a9695216bb2cb2aa1
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
739
by 0 · about 9 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)

8a525a942a37c3faf3d7ee524e64e57d
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)

746b2d632e9fbae991144c98c5fa7078
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
711
by 0 · about 9 hours ago

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCSAPbtafe4kYN9OZ4Zd9Bdoql_LBZvN8Z2kvXtU3E4IQmSlaKI wonder if this could be an evolutionary reason? http://www.vegetarian.org.uk/campaigns/whitelies/images/report-14.gif (more)

90bcfafd2ef73fea5398c483c593349e
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)

5ab30fcf5a062bc55ff2e64aaed4b882
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
457
by 5 · about 9 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)

best answer

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
10
Views
678
by 0 · about 9 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)

Medium avatar
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
442
by 0 · about 9 hours ago

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)

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173
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)

30f2b9263a446d10dcc6bc9bcb4eca67
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
216
by 0 · about 9 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)

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921
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)

Ede167512744dbbeb0869761759474e7
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
773
by 5 · about 9 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.

best answer

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57
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)

Get Free Paleo Recipes