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by 1523 · about 7 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 1523 · about 7 hours ago

I'm recently returning from a period of lazy, horrible non-paleo eating. It was really more like a two month bender that brought back dairy, pasta, and all their wonderful friends. Anyway, needless to say I've gone from 10 percent body fat to... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 15, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Once you're keto-adapted, much of your brain will use ketones for fuel. Before you adapt, there is a period when your brain can't access much glucose, but ketone production is still low. That often feels uncomfortable. This will pass quickly, as... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I'm definitely sensitive to fructose and need to limit it. Does anyone know how much acorn squash contains? I'm not sure if it is all glucose, fructose, a mix of the two, nor even how much sugar is in acorn squash to begin with.

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TheGastronomer 0 · February 07, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Squash are awesome if you are low carb, they pack a lot of nutrition, flavor and sweetness even though they have a negligible amount of carbs. You could eat quite a lot of it before reaching 50g net carbs (which tends to be my personal limit). (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I recently had my HbA1c tested (which indicates your average blood sugar level during the past 3 months). I was surprised to see that mine wasn't lower, although I am very strict and avoid any sugar, flour, starchy tubers etc. etc. etc. It was... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · October 01, 2013 at 4:20 PM

"although I am doing everything right" Before making such a statement, one should first define what is right and wrong. How do you come to the conclusion that sugar, flour, tubers is causing diabetes? This has not been shown conclusively. A... (more)

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by 598 · about 7 hours ago

Is the sugar in carrots, beets, taro, yams, and other sweet tubers mostly fructose or glucose?

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daz 0 · September 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM

any of the good online nutrition databases should give this info, here's a couple of carrot examples from nutritiondata.com, raw carrots (with serving size set at 100g), Total Carbohydrate 9.6g, Dietary Fiber 2.8g, Starch 1.4g,... (more)

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by 215 · about 7 hours ago

Here's the link to the page http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm I thought that fat slowed digestion so that the glucose from the lactose enters your bloodstream slower? (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM

The resource they're drawing their information from is multiple studies using different subjects and thus different glycemic responses are to be expected. It's good for rough estimates of the glycemic index of foods, but not for close comparisons.... (more)

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by 181 · about 7 hours ago

I've been paleo for a year. I lift weights for aesthetics and strength and want to stay lean all year round' while making good size/strength gains. I eat a lot of meat, and a lot of vegetables. I eat 4 meals a day, mainly consisting of about 200... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · July 09, 2013 at 9:06 AM

You won't probably find the perfect answer to your question because this depends a lot on your school of thought, some like Phinney & Volek, Peter Attia and many others think that the glycogen repletion need from carbs is a myth and that you... (more)

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by 10490 · about 7 hours ago

I've always been a little confused about this. I hope one of you nutritional science nuts can shed some light on this. I've seen many fructose/sucrose/glucose related questions on Paleohacks, and inevitably someone mentions that sucrose is simply... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 28, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Most sucrose we eat is hydrolyzed to glucose and fructose by the enzyme sucrase in the small intestines, although some (likely a small amount) of sucrose will be hydrolyzed in the presence of the acidic medium of our stomach. Personally, I don't... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

When we eat carbohydrates, they have three possible fates: broken down to glucose and burned for energy while in the plasma stored as glycogen in the muscle converted to and stored as fat (in adipose tissue) by the liver What happens to the... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

Hi everybody, I have a question regarding the glycogen / glucose release by the liver. So far I have read that once the food is being digested in the stomach, it slowly moves down the small intestine, where it begins to being absorbed, these... (more)

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by 229 · about 8 hours ago

I just had a few things done. I turn 22 this month. I am a 6'1 (186cm) 180lbs (81.6kg) male. Body fat is 8-10%. I broke my leg 6 weeks ago and the test was done 1 week ago. (5 weeks after the break) Overal Cholesterol - 3.78 -146 mg/dl HDL ... (more)

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Sataran 0 · April 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Here's how I'd interpret them: Your HDL accounts for 48% of your total cholesterol. That's equivalent to TC / HDL of 2.1x. Under 3.5x is supposed to be protective. Your trigs / HDL is 0.7x. Under 1.0x is considered to be ideal. Implies you... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

So I recently did Chris Kresser's blood glucose testing experiment (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/does-eating-low-carb-cause-insulin-resistance/#axzz2OtHPvMP3) and was wondering if someone could help me with some questions about adding carbs back... (more)

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NooMoahk 0 · March 29, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Seems pretty normal to me. After doing keto/vlc for 1 year I had to go through an adaptation period when I added carbs. Eating just one apple caused a major blood sugar crash afterwards. After about 2 weeks my body was able to, seemingly, respond... (more)

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by 40 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've got a few questions about substituting some non-starchy for starchy vegetables. Background 3000 calorie diet split 20%/25%/55% carbs/protein/fat (PUFA < 5%, 2:1 O6:O3) Fairly active with 3x pw weight training and 2x pw... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

There really isn't a question in your question ... you sort of just talked about maybe trying to get more tuber/root vegetables. Are you just looking for encouragement? If you're asking if you should eat more than zero, then personally, I think... (more)

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by 2407 · about 8 hours ago

The Exercise A Little Control chapter in Keifer's Carb Backloading book is fascinating. It corroborates something I've known about myself for YEARS; I am basically insulin resistant, which is why I can neither get fat nor muscular, as both... (more)

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Olivier 0 · December 06, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Have you ever seen an endocrinologist? If your insulin response is really that messed up, you should have experienced a LOT more adverse effects than just the inability to gain mass in the from of either muscle or fat. Anyway, your experience... (more)

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

I find that I'm eating WAY too much of everything, including protein... like i read what people say they have per day, and its like....thats what i have per meal. im ravenous, ill eat a pound of ground beef, 2 9oz chicken breasts, and half pound... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 20, 2012 at 4:25 AM

Check this out http://www.ketotic.org/2012/08/if-you-eat-excess-protein-does-it-turn.html I have seen those with high metabolic status eat over 4000 calories a day without gorging on protein or carbs...here is one such example if you need some... (more)

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by 608 · about 8 hours ago

Which hormone is more important for muscle growth? Testosterone or insulin? Doesn't high blood glucose blunt testosterone production?

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · October 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I'm not seeing how the question is "paradoxical", "silly", or "apples to oranges". The anabolic effect of both hormones could be compared side by side so it isn't apples-to-oranges, and no basic biology course is going to provide an answer because... (more)

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by 2407 · about 8 hours ago

How long does it last? Is this whats known as the glycogen window? How does caffeine affect it?

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jakeA 0 · October 05, 2012 at 12:13 PM

While I can't give you a correct or full answer to your question, I suggest you check out www.dangerouslyharcore.com and either get the book or read what Keifer has written. Also check out this article that describes it more in laymans terms:... (more)

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by 14877 · about 8 hours ago

I have read on here that our immune system, our testes, and certain glycolytic activities (from intense exercise to possibly complex, system II thought) all require glucose. The Jaminet's see it as a nutrient in a way that fructose is not. ... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 21, 2012 at 11:58 PM

As far as I know, we don't use fructose in the body, so it's not biologically necessary. Glucose is used everywhere, thus biologically necessary. It's so essential to biology that we humans can biosynthesize it if glucose starved (intentional use... (more)

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by 12677 · about 8 hours ago

I've been looking into the evidence of the health effects of sucrose or similar glucose-fructose mixtures found in fruit compared to glucose or starch. There's seems to be a fair amount of evidence that fructose can be bad, but most of the... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · September 21, 2012 at 4:22 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2673878/ "Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans" Its not a study on... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

What is the ideal blood glucose level. Why is it considered ideal ?

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akman 0 · October 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I have been LC for several years and had a set of labs drawn, mostly all were great but FBG was 110. I was freakin'. I bought an UltraMini OneTouch ($20) and 100 test strips ($100) and had a blast! I tested my FBG every morning for a week, it... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

Friends, I occasionally have episodes characterized by intense tension in my throat, neck, and chest, loss of mental acuity, impaired muscular coordination, pallor, anxiety, and dread. My friends note that my eyes take on a sort of glassed over... (more)

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bethaneyjayne 0 · September 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM

sounds a lot like a panic attack, they do crazy things to your body.

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by 487 · about 8 hours ago

Been on strict Paleo diet for 12 weeks - 60 to 100 G's of carbs a day, NO WHEAT and a moderate amount of dairy. Lost 20 lbs. which is fantastic and am only a few lbs. from a normal BMI. Incorporated HIT; both cardio and 5/5 lift to failure for the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 16, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Sounds like white coat hypertension. The stress of going to the doctor (especially given your obsession with the numbers) likely raised you BP AND your BG. Keep monitoring at home.

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by 298 · about 8 hours ago

Here is an interesting question, that I'm sure has at least one scientific study answering it. My understanding is the standard american diet has a high level of fructose, especially from drinks. Do you know what effect on the body it would have... (more)

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August 0 · September 13, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Feinman's take. At paleo levels, I don't think it matters. I suppose you could save a life or two at SAD levels. Less non-alcoholic fatty liver disease for the kiddies drinking their 32oz sodas from the gas station. Those same kiddies will be... (more)

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by 126 · about 8 hours ago

This is my first post even though I search this site all of the time. I've been doing Paleo religiously for the last 3 months due to a fairly poor blood test back in May (it's what triggered my search for a new diet). The amount of real sugar I... (more)

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spayne 0 · August 03, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I used a doctor who uses www.myhdl.com for the testing. It was great because they did very thorough labs and you can track it over time on the website. Maybe your doctor can use them as well if it is something you want to track. You might also... (more)

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by 5775 · about 8 hours ago

Has anyone heard of these or even used them? I'm wondering if it would be worth it to do a little experimenting and thought it would be an interesting tool to experiment with.

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Bernard_Farrell 0 · June 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I've been wearing a Dexcom CGM since March 2007, the product has evolved several times in those 5 years. A CGM is very different to a standard blood glucose meter because you get the context of where your blood glucose has been and where it may... (more)

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