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by 598 · 10 minutes ago

It occurred to me tonight that the reason high carb diets tend work may be because it allows the body to synthesize the right fats. Pure and simple... If you have good gut flora and a healthy metabolism and good insulin response, your body/flora... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Our bodies only synthesize things they *need*, otherwise it's a waste of energy. There are things we need but cannot synthesize.  So in terms of fats… we need omega-3 and omega-6 long chain fats, we cannot synthesize these,... (more)

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by 0 · 10 minutes ago

So I eat a low carb paleo ketogenic diet (Bulletproof Diet without tons of coffee though) for roughly a year now. I feel great on the diet but always seem to have looser stools. I dont really have much bloating, acne, or gas, and I dont have very... (more)

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by 0 · 11 minutes ago

I've been eating Paleo for the past 2 months. Recently I've altered to a low-carb diet (50g) or less. On days that I don't work out, I feel great, am rarely hungry and mental clarity is superb. Whenver I workout, whether it be morning, afternoon... (more)

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paint94979 0 · September 19, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Eat a giant sweet potato bathed in butter... Seriously though eat some carbs!!! HF/LC can cause high levels of cortisol. Paleo is not low carb.

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by 0 · 11 minutes ago

I LOVE onions! I could eat them until they come out of my ears! I know they are super healthy for you and have quite a bit of anti-oxidants in them. I eat probably 1 small to medium onion a day. While I'm on paleo, I'm trying to lose weight and... (more)

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Nvor 0 · December 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM

You know, onion, like hot peppers, is one of those foods that some people believe aren't "Paleo" because "no way anyone living in the wild could enjoy eating this raw". The people who say that are probably communists and should be federally... (more)

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by 45 · 12 minutes ago

Hey everyone. I am trying to put on some weight. Which sounds easy, but I cannot stomach carbs, nuts/seeds, most fruits, and certain nightshades. I do pretty intense workouts 6-7 days a week for boxing. Does anyone have any suggestions to do this.... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Avocado. My two favorite things: guacamole and eggs baked inside an avocado half. Guac is pretty simple, and for the egg thing, just slice an avocado in half, remove the pit and a little bit of meat in the center, place an egg in each half, and... (more)

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by 25 · 12 minutes ago

I recently went low-carb, but find that I'm missing a lot of the old foods I used to eat.. but I like the way LC makes me feel and that is enough to keep me motivated. Would it be more benificial to stay LC all the time and deal with the cravings... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I never got the point of the whole "ketosis cheat day thing". Ketosis is a kind of "all or nothing" thing. If you test your blood ketones in the early stages of ketosis you can see them slowly building up from day to day. It takes 3-4 days to... (more)

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by 35 · 12 minutes ago

The old me did atkins for a long time and lost a lot of weight AND muscle. The new Paleo me bulked up and now want to cut the right way. I actually don't have much of a variety because I love the few basic foods I eat. Basically grass fed beef by... (more)

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Stu_1 0 · September 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

How bout you just train with more intensity. Low impact is a waste of time. The lack of variety in That diet would drive me nuts. Surely you eat some other things?

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by 26 · 12 minutes ago

CONFUSED NEWBIE!!! I'm getting so many different answers. As far as I know.. I'm 20 years old female, weighing 165, height 5'6"-7" and my ideal weight is 130 pounds. I'm trying to do HIGH fat, MOD protein, LOW carb. I was told to eat 1 gram of... (more)

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miked_2 0 · June 07, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Your body is pretty good at dealing with both extremes (too much and too little) of protein. So it's not something to worry about too much. If you're trying to pack on the muscle, you'll want to have much more so that you have building blocks... (more)

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by 1720 · 12 minutes 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)

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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)

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by 200 · 12 minutes ago

I just finished a 30 day challenge on Paleo and made it through unscathed. I feel good, skin looks good, and I dropped a few pounds. Even though my husband and I told ourselves we could "cheat" when we finished the 30 days, I really don't want... (more)

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Kamal 0 · April 26, 2011 at 3:09 AM

Hey KM, relax! Weight loss does not follow a steady straight line. If you could survive 30 days of paleo, try to imagine what you'll look like in 180 days. (Hint: skinnier) Note that water weight fluctuations can be substantial. Also, if you... (more)

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by 25 · 12 minutes ago

For the last couple of years, I've had trouble with food - overeating, constantly thinking about (carby) food, eating "just because it's there", etc. I think it's all been due to some weird, unfounded fear of ending up in a situation where I'm... (more)

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pfw 0 · August 26, 2010 at 8:01 PM

You sound a lot like me, especially if you're skinny. I can only tell you my experience, so I don't know how well this applies to you: I wasn't eating enough. Eat more. As a skinny guy, I had developed a mental model of what "a lot" of food... (more)

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by 0 · 15 minutes ago

Hi. I am a 33 year old female and I weigh 145 pounds. I would like to lose 15 pounds as it is weight i have gained in the last year since moving and starting a new job. I have tried calorie restricting but i can never manage to stick to it and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

My unscientific observation is that people who have little weight to lose (under 20 or 30 lbs) don't see a lot of weight loss on paleo/low carb, at least not in the short term. I think that's because of a "set point"--your body may be happy where... (more)

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by 0 · 17 minutes 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)

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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 · 17 minutes ago

I'm 15, in good health, and at about 15% body fat. Yesterday was my first low carb day. I skipped breakfast and worked out really hard for about 2 hours, which most likely depleted all of my glycogen stores. That day, all I ate was about 35... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Hard exercise can burn upwards of 500 calories an hour. If you did that for two hours, then ate less than 1,000 calories.. and didn't watch your nutrients, there's your problem.Did you use salt on your food? (without added salt, that food is less... (more)

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by 0 · 17 minutes ago

I developed GERD at the ripe old age of 18. I began experiencing chronic sore throats, which my MD at the time suggested was acid reflux, because I was in continual pain and had no signs of respiratory infection. I thought she was wrong, simply... (more)

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kail_aiello 0 · June 06, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I found that my GERD got worse on a VLC diet of under 50g a day. Now I've upped them to to the 75-125g daily range, and my GERD has disappeared. I think it had to do with digestion, as I'm now eating more tubers and squashes which are easier on my... (more)

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by 0 · 17 minutes ago

I've been paleo for nearly 6 months, and have lost 20 pounds so far, but am starting to stall. I'd like to lose 20-30 more via a low-carb, high-fat ketotic paleo diet.I've been in ketosis for about a week now, and I feel good. I'm not abnormally... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Get more physical activity rather than cutting more calories. I don't see any reason (save medical emergencies) that an adult should go below 1,200 calories per day.

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by 0 · 18 minutes 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 0 · 18 minutes ago

Hi, I have recently started the Paleo diet (its been about a week) and I am starting the 30-day Insanity Asylum program soon. I have heard all these things about the necessity of carbs for high intensity workouts but it seems that if you use... (more)

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FitDadLife 0 · May 16, 2014 at 1:29 PM

@Beshoy I've done all of the P90X workouts and the orginal Insanity with Paleo, and I have gotten amazing results. I actually got stronger while I was doing it, so I know I didn't lose muscle. I would ease into it and see how you feel, because I... (more)

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by 0 · 18 minutes ago

This video says that eating a low carb diet is dangerous and is basically can cause diabetes through fat toxicity... Is there any merit to this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es4PFR5GZTY (more)

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thhq 0 · May 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

First of all you earn a downvote for posting a video as bait. You're just like any other spammer. Second, that wasn't my problem. I got my diabetes by overeating sugary carbs. Specifically raisin bran and frosted mini wheats. Nothing low carb... (more)

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by 15 · 19 minutes ago

I'm doing a low carb, high fat version of Paleo, and I'm searching for a good bagel or english muffin like recipe that I can make in the morning and spread coconut oil on. So far, I use this one: 2Tb coconut flour, 3Tb ground flaxseed... (more)

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seesaw14 0 · May 03, 2014 at 11:00 PM

This is my favorite muffin recipe. I use stevia because I have a sweet tooth. When it's straight out of the oven, it's very fresh, delicious and moist-but-not-doughy. http://cowenparkkitchen.com/masa-harina-cornbread/

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by 0 · 19 minutes ago

So since going paleo I have had around 10 people say pretty much the same thing. Going paleo is great and will be the best dietary change i have ever made BUT do not go low carb. I had my training partner who is paleo say this, my mother... (more)

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PoormansDrNewton 0 · April 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM

@CDone If I am looking to recoup as quick as possible would it be worth dropping the training and going VLC for a couple of month and just walking the dog everyday and doing low intensity exercise like that? I can't stand tracking my... (more)

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by 0 · 19 minutes ago

So I went to the organic store and saw this little box contaning about 100 tiny licorice pellets. It's sugar-free, gluten-free and made with only one ingredient : 100% licorice extract. So it's not exactly a candy : they taste really strong and... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Well if they aren't sweetened them I'm to assume they are low carb, unless you know otherwise. That being said, No, eating a low carb snack will not delay any progress you've made on a low carb diet, since the snack is, well, low carb. Eating... (more)

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by 5 · 20 minutes ago

As far as I understand it, carbohydrates don't really lead to weight gain any more than other macros unless you're in a caloric surplus, but correct me if I'm wrong. When I'm running purely on meat and veggies, I feel mentally clear, 'light',... (more)

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Oceanborn 0 · April 08, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I can relate to multiple things that everyone has posted. I also have heart palpitations and I was always certain carbs had a hand in them. It's so weird reading someone else saying the same. Also, I'm very high strung most of the time and... (more)

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by 0 · 21 minutes ago

So I was thinking. This morning my low carb breakfast was probably one of the best things I have ever experienced. 60 grams of blueberries with 30ml of double cream. Fresh organic coffee with 30ml double cream. 100 grams of store... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · March 01, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Do what you can do - it is better than SAD! The problem with most processed foods is the additives to make them shelf stable and palatable - so much salt and HFCS - getting those out of your diet is a very good thing. What I appreciate... (more)

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by 0 · 21 minutes ago

I am working my way toward going VLC (35-40g), or at least cycling in days of being VLC with moderate-to-low carb days. For those of you that track macros/cals, do you count the carbs that come from fiber into your total daily carb intake? Or do... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM

From what i've read a small number of VLCers weight loss stalls when they add in fibrous veggies after a period of none, although that's all anecdotal stuff I've heard here & there, god knows what they were actually eating. I think if... (more)

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