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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Most places I look say that grock would not have consumed coffee.  Yet Coffea canephora, a species of coffee, originates from a large percentage of Africa.  All a cavemen would have need: mortar and pestle, fire, coffee beans.... (more)

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by 83 · about 20 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)

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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 2302 · about 20 hours ago

I've done ketosis before and am trying it out again for a few weeks before my trip down to San Diego. Honestly I'm trying to get from 10% bf to around 8% or so (not a Paleo reason...sue me). My main concern is loss of muscle despite hearing it is... (more)

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bridge4342 0 · August 23, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You're probably right about keeping your protein to 170g or less.  If it were me, I would monitor blood ketones to find your protein tolerance level.  Start at 170g and work your way up until you're out of ketosis, or work your way down... (more)

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by 2302 · September 29, 2014 at 4:13 AM

I've heard that probiotics need food to feed off of so that's the basis of my question. From my research (although it seems to be an unclear topic), the best time to take a probiotic is about 30 minutes before a meal to let it sit in the stomach... (more)

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glib 0 · August 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

My understanding is no. But eating something that passes undisturbed through the stomach, such as a tbsp of raw tapioca starch, is a small violation of the fast.

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by 0 · September 25, 2014 at 4:16 AM

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by 47 · about 20 hours ago

My blood sugar is usually around 250, even though I eat high-fat-low-carb, walk everywhere, and do tai chi in the mornings. Medications havent helped - after years of trying different things, the only thing that worked was fasting.I did a 24 hour... (more)

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Harry 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I am in the same boat. My diabetes was controlled for seven years with Metformin. Then several things, including antibiotics made my blood sugar shoot up to around 250. (I also was off Metformin for a couple weeks.) My response was to cut carbs... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hi!I've been intermittent fasting for a few months now and I am feeling great.But sometimes when I work out two days in a row, I find myself a bit more tired than I should.My fasting routine consists on skipping breakfast and not eating until... (more)

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by 2302 · about 20 hours ago

The Story: I ran the SF Marathon yesterday (so un-paleo) and am now in pain. I celebrated a good amount after the race and would like to fast today to let my body clear out the crap.The Question: If I fueled properly after the race yesterday (for... (more)

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CD 0 · July 28, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I don't have any pubmed articles to send you, but I think fasting after a marathon is a bad idea. I've coached elite high school athletes, and the literature talks a lot about the zero week at the end of a 12-18 week training cycle. In the zero... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I'm wondering if the benefits in fasting, can actually be achieved with zero carb diet as well? Such as, DNA repair, HGH, brain function and so on. Doesn't ketosis arrive when your in zero carb diet, or fasting? So maybe, as long as you don't eat... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM

ZCZero Carb, which isn't a great idea, is just that, you don't eat any carbs. This is used when you want to reset your insulin response, and also for fat loss. However, prolonged zero carb, if done without enough protein can be problematic as it... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

When I eat less on certain days I'll still eat throughout the day but eating less then usual. Sometimes I can get by with a small breakfast, hardly any lunch and have a large meal at dinner time. I tend to skip meals on various days.

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Yuki 0 · July 19, 2014 at 6:47 AM

It's close - If you completely skipped the lunch, you'd be doing about a 12 hour fast every time you do this. It's not as effective (in my opinion) as a 24-hour fast less frequently, but it will still have some benefit on things like your insulin... (more)

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by 2302 · about 20 hours ago

During the week I train fasted at 5am and have absolutely no problems. However, when I go to the gym on the weekend at around 10am or so, I have bad diarrhea (TMI??) afterwards. It typically lasts for a few hours and...well...it sucks.I don't do... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Did you drink coffee before your workout by any chance?

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by 4181 · about 20 hours ago

Simple question, would there be a benefit to eating only vegetables and a little fruit once or twice a week and then the other days eating a paleo style diet? Intermittent fasting allows 500 calories during the day (without protein) and that would... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I usually do a full fast (36 hours with no food at all) once every couple weeks but if I didn't then i'd make sure to have days where I go very low on protein. I generally restrict protein to around 75g per day aswell.If you eat lots of protein... (more)

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by 247 · about 20 hours ago

Hey there! okay, so my mom is islamic and wants to join the ramadan month, a fasting month where you're allowed to eat before sunrise and after sundown - means, not during the day. While I always thought this must be the worst thing you can do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

She'll survive. Remind her though that all the "rules" are there to let her focus on religion (insert any religion here) and her god. The rules are not there to make her sick, ill or injured (and thus making herself sick or ill or injure herself... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I have a bad anxiety condition and sometimes it flares up while fasting. Is it OK to use the amino acid Theanine during a fast (IF)?

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HeyItsMePH 0 · June 26, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Could you please elaborate? Due to my anxiety condition my cortisol levels are probably elevated. But why should one not fast with high cortisol levels?

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by 3280 · about 20 hours ago

Recently, I stopped eating breakfast, and only have black coffee. I'm able to only eat twice/ day (noon and 6pm) - no snacking. I estimate I'm eating 1,700 calories / day. I went from 195 to 187 over about 5 weeks. When I told a friend of my... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · June 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM

After re-reading the protein chapter in The Perfect Health Diet (one of my all-time favorite health books:... (more)

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by 0 · September 27, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys do in the morning for breakfast if you have a routine...? I've always wondered what people do...I'm always being told different things like eat an hour within waking or eat small meals during the... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I eat small amounts every few hours, so I actually eat about 8 times a day. This is what works for me. I have some fruit and an egg.

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by 952 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all,(Please upvote if you find it interesting, this is am important question for me)Thank you for sharing it! Is there any scientific evidence to support the answer to this question?What of the following types of fasting should one do if he or... (more)

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John_11 0 · June 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

If you are curious, there are some good answers in comments here http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2014/04/alternate-day-fasting-well-researched.html

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Please help me to understand.i'am planning to try 6 days very low/zero carb+1 day 80-100 grams carbs from fruits dairy and nuts.if am fasting every day at least 16 hours,will i have any glucagon in muscles after night fasting or not,and if i have... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 09, 2014 at 5:52 PM

If you're eating enough food / nutrients and able to adapt, you should be good to go. Walking / jogging should be a breeze without too much effect on glycogen. Walking / jogging in a zone 1 heart rate while in ketosis is just about all... (more)

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:09 AM

I'll be committing to Paleo for at least the next couple of months and a friend of mine is telling me to fast for 24 hours beforehand to give my digestive system a rest, then slowly ease into Paleo with "light" foods like eggs, etc. Is there are... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Just say no. Seriously gradually switch to paleo. If you do it over the course of 2-3 weeks you will have no issue adjusting. If you do not, you're much more likely to suffer serious digestive upset. Ketogenic is not a necessity either. I'd advise... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, I suffer from "carb face" and generally have to be on a very low carb diet in order to reduce the water retention predominantly in my face. I've noticed that 2 things help. The first is 24-hour water-only fasting. The second is high... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:56 PM

The magnesium thing hints to me that you might have an electrolyte issue. If you also have muscle aches when it's not logical to have them, then I'd definitely suspect an electrolyte imbalance. You might recheck your carb amounts in your diet... (more)

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by 2302 · September 29, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I typically do a 20 hour fast 2-3 times/week...would ingesting an ACV drink (ACV, warm water, lemon, cayenne) effect any benefits of fasting? I know it has 0 calories, however I try to avoid most things beyond water/tea to allow my... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I have seen some of the evidences for Organic Apple Cider fast that really helps in weight loss.Apple Cider Vinegar has being considered as one of the excellent remedies for Weight loss.Apple cider vinegar's many other health benefits include... (more)

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by 60 · about 20 hours ago

I typically Intermittent fast (leangains style) 16-18 hours every weekday with a 6-8 hour eating window. I've incorporated raw potato starch into my diet, but I think I might be breaking my fast by ingesting the potato starch first thing in... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · April 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

One of the major benefits of fasting is resting the digestive system so I wouldn't, I don't eat anything at all until my stomach is asking for food, it just makes sense to me. If your fasting then don't eat anything or it isn't fasting, even... (more)

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I've been doing a daily fasting regimen for a while now but I'm looking to switch to alternate day fasting for the extended fasting period benefits. However, in the past when I've done >24 hour fasts I've found it hard to sleep and a bit... (more)

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Desmond 0 · March 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Although I do not do ADF, I usually fast for ~20 hours 2x-3x per week. You might be interested to read The Perfect Health Diet...they say that fasts over 24 hours tend to have a negative effect on your immune system (and prob a few other... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I certainly do not make a habit of binging. I don't even have a "cheat" day or meal because I'm someone where if I let myself have a little I'll let myself have a lot. But on the unfortunate circumstances where it does happen, what do you... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Whenever I eat too many carbs I make sure to fast until dinner the next evening (24 hours) and I do some intense exercise when I get up in the morning to burn off the sugar, I know these two things help with stabilizing the excess sugar in my... (more)