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by 598 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 78417 · about 2 hours ago

Has anyone here lost more than 50lbs while averaging 200+gm of carbohydrate a day? For all I am glad that Paleo has embraced starch for those who need it I'm wondering if that hasn't skewed people's results.

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shelley_1 0 · October 26, 2012 at 2:04 AM

I can lose weight on carbs but its really really hard..I am hungry alot, hot flashes, cranky..not pretty at all but I did lose some that way, gained some back and then went Paleo about a year ago and lost another 30plus with ease..around 60g of... (more)

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by 35 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 1186 · about 2 hours ago

Just wanted to see if I was alone here...When I started high fat, low carb I was actuallya bit bloated and heavy feeling for the first two weeks. I stuck with it, and now...vamoos! I have lost 3lbs in a week and have the best six pack I have ever... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · September 17, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I've noticed people report this from time to time, and very often they were calorie restricting before they went to HFLC, or had an eating disorder in their history. I don't know if that applies to you, or why that would be, but I thought I'd... (more)

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by 200 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours 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 -5 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours 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 · about 3 hours 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 · about 3 hours 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 · about 3 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 0 · about 3 hours 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 0 · about 3 hours 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 · about 3 hours 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 · about 3 hours ago

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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