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by 1523 · about 9 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 9 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 9 hours ago

In schooltime we hear from our teachers fill solon knowledgeable and semiliterate who can refrain us interpret significant concepts and then suppose our own opinions around those concepts. When it comes to embarking on a shape routine, more of us... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 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 9 hours ago

I have been following a low carb primal diet for 6 months and, with the addition of lots of walking and hiking, have lost 60 lbs in the process! Prior to making this change my fasting glucose was running in the 110's, which prompted my search... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · November 11, 2013 at 3:48 AM

Eating a carby meal the night before can make your fasting blood sugar high.

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by 0 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 15 · about 9 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 9 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 608 · about 9 hours ago

I notice that whenever i eat some fruit, honey, maple syrup or other high fructose foods i get anxious, moody and bloated. This never happens with glucose containing carbs like white rice, yuca, sweet potatoes and yams, just fructose carbs. Could... (more)

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Scratch 0 · December 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

It sounds like it probably is. If you want a definitive diagnosis, your gp can perform a simple, noninvasive test in his office. If you just want to do your own experimenting at home, it sounds like you know where to start adjusting.

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by 2407 · about 9 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 2407 · about 9 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 4283 · about 9 hours ago

Insulin is a vitally important hormone in your body. I know because as a type 1 diabetic, I frequently know what it's like to have too much or not enough. It is the hormone that pushes fuel into the cells and makes you grow. Do you consider... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · September 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Since its already been pointed out that insulin isn't "evil" since no endogenous hormone could be good or evil really, the point is excessive insulin is associated with aging, suppressing antimicrobial peptides, and hardening of the arteries, and... (more)

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by 12677 · about 9 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 2227 · about 9 hours ago

Both glucose and fat rely on similar enzyme systems towards the end of ATP conversion, but the conversion of glucose starts with glycolysis, fat via beta-oxidation. Lactic acid is a by-product of glycolysis and is a preferred fuel source for... (more)

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CD 0 · September 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Define efficient? obviously glucose is easier and more efficient for your body to burn. That's why it prefers it over fat\ ketones. But how would you even choose? The body burns what it can, when it can to meet it's demands. I do not think... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 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 9 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 126 · about 9 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 9 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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by 14877 · about 9 hours ago

Do carnivorous animals run on ketones or do they run on a mixture of fat and glucose (gluconeogenesis)? Are they simply more efficient at converting protein to glucose than humans? Any information would be appreciated.

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borofergie 0 · May 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Glucose and ketones are complementary substrates for energy production in all mammals. Although we tend to associate them with "starvation" (or glucose starvation) in mammals, ketone bodies such as acetoacetate and ??-hydroxybutyrate are produced... (more)

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