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by 0 · September 19, 2014 at 2:58 AM

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 301 · August 19, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Anyone know of several good sources of vitamin B6, preferably low-carb? I know bananas are good, but they're not really my thing. I'm trying to get over a cold and apparently vitamin B6 helps with that....wondering where I can get some without... (more)

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paleot 0 · August 19, 2014 at 12:58 AM

143% daily value for b6 in 8oz of salmon. 142% daily value for b6 in 6oz of liver. Decent amounts in meat, throw in a few lbs of plants and you should be good.

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by 0 · August 04, 2014 at 1:49 AM

Hi guysOn the recent Robb Wolf podcast with Paul Jaminet that a carb restricted diet can cause issues such as dry eyes, gut problems and synovial fluid problems. This last one caught my attention because I've been carb-restricted Paleo for the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 04, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Then try more carbs. Can't hurt.

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by 226 · July 26, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Because of many food allergies and sensitivities I've found that I do best on a high fat diet, mainly consuming grassfed/finished fatty beef and a few servings of low carb green veggies daily. I've recently introduced small amounts of raw milk... (more)

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moors 0 · July 26, 2014 at 4:04 AM

I looked to see how much myristoleic acid was in tallow and butter but the MUFA numbers don't add up to the total MUFA content and myristoleic acid content is shown with ~Butter has short chain fatty acids and there are some other differences... (more)

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by 0 · July 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

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 · July 13, 2014 at 2:52 AM

I am on my first few weeks of paleo and have only limited reading experience as well as minimal practical application, so if this is a some what beaten to death subject I apologise.I was recently inspired to start a paleo diet, not because i agree... (more)

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AlmostFullyPaleo 0 · July 13, 2014 at 2:52 AM

You should do more research into the science behind "neolithic" foods before making assertions that they aren't harmful. Gluten has been proven to impair the mucosal lining of the small intenstine even in non-celiac individuals. This sets the... (more)

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by 0 · June 25, 2014 at 1:45 AM

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 · June 19, 2014 at 6:37 PM

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 · June 06, 2014 at 1:42 PM

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 · June 04, 2014 at 2:42 PM

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 · May 27, 2014 at 10:27 PM

i always trying to find best ratio for myself and still can't figure it out.i tried very low carb (>6 grams from veggies) and low protein;low carb (>15) with moderate protein;mod.carb with high protein(1 g per lean body mass).i found that... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · May 25, 2014 at 1:40 AM

My advice is to move smartly, cycle macros around activities and depedning how what, how much you do... Soemthing or somethings that are FUN! :) You need not be hungry to lose weight imho. If you were carb and low protein and eating at a... (more)

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by 0 · June 04, 2014 at 10:14 AM

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 · May 16, 2014 at 1:29 PM

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 · May 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

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 · May 03, 2014 at 11:00 PM

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 · April 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

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 · April 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 · April 10, 2014 at 8:20 AM

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 777 · March 05, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I eat low carb most of the time as i'm intolerant, most days my few carbs come from salad, broccoli, avocados, nuts, so mostly fibre, come the weekend i cheat & eat some carbs, not necessarily safe starches, the next day i notice that wounds... (more)

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by 0 · March 01, 2014 at 3:48 PM

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 · February 18, 2014 at 5:35 PM

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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by 0 · February 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I have been eating paleo diet for about sixth months and it has worked wonders for me! However i recently read an article about watching how many carbs you eat, and that the ultimate way to lean out and build muscle is to cut carbs, to maybe one... (more)

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JenniferB 0 · February 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

FWIW, I think you may be eating too few calories. Perhaps you need to replace the carbs with fat.

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by 15 · January 30, 2014 at 2:42 AM

is it normal for my blood glucose to rise to 150 after a meal only of protein, fat and veggies? I???m not eating VLC, I eat veggies, one/two servings of fruit and one sweet potato. Should I be concerned? Why does this happen? I though this... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Blood glucose spikes are normal after eating.

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by 777 · February 04, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I'm very sensitive to carbs so I started eating low carb, high fat, and moderate-high protein about a year ago and day by day I've been looking worse & worse, it's literally like I've sped up the aging process. As my carb issues feel... (more)

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Laura_48 0 · January 27, 2014 at 9:28 PM

I really like mayonnaise and eat it with a lot of things, almond butter is amazing, bulletproof coffee will get fat in really easily, and I do a lot of coconut milk "milkshakes" with stevia and cocoa powder.

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by 0 · January 14, 2014 at 1:26 AM

I was told that low carb and high fat diet will result in insulin resistance. I've been following a low carb diet for a while and have been feeling well and losing weight. I would usually throw in a day of eating lots of carbs for leptin,... (more)

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CyrusBlades 0 · January 13, 2014 at 2:36 PM

If you really want to understand what's going on inside your body when you do this read a book called GRAIN BRAIN by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD. Your 1day carb binge is horrible for your entire body!