Hey you all!
I have a friend who has been VLC/LC a long time. Now she wants to increase her carbs, because her weight has stalled and she wants to try Carb refeed days just as Mark explains here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-should-i-increase-carb-intake-for-weight-loss/
The thing is, she has several intolerances, she can´t have:
-Starches of any Kind
-She has a Histamin intolerance
-Fruit (all fruits, Bananas too)
-Table Sugar (bloating)
Oh, and more than 9 oz Vegetables are also a problem due to bloating..
Do you have any suggestions? :(
My best answer...Raw Honey.
Preferably from a local source that is produced, packaged and consumed quickly. AKA, not a lot of transit time.
Honey has very little Sucrose and can be used in many ways. I can eat it with a spoon, but you can also cook with it, drizzle it on almost anything (salty, sweet, etc...) and mix it in with smoothies, shakes, drinks, etc. It's also great for reduction sauces if cooked at a low heat.
Some ideas: Starch - tapioca, taro, yucca.
Other grains that might work - quinoa, oatmeal (I know, not paleo, but way better than wheat)
Brussels sprouts are pretty carby, as are beets and carrots, but probably not carby enough...
Chickpeas and lentils are some legumes that are low on the intestinal distress scale, although with all the intolerances, that may not work either.
carrots, beets, pumpkin, winter squash, taro, plantains
or maybe try some safer grains such as buckwheat, gf oats, quinoa but I wouldn't recommend those if she has bloating and intolerance issues. I would start with beets, pumpkin & winter squash and go from there.
In addition to what scotts said, she could also try gels or formulas used by ultra endurance athletes.
After a certain mileage when exhaustion sets in endurance athletes often suffer from GI problems so they need to fuel themselves with easy digestible stuff which enters the blood stream quickly and won't need much digesting.
Well known brands are Hammer, Accelerade by Pacific Health Labs, GU etc.