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by 25 · about 18 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 53 · about 19 hours ago

For the past month I've been doing VLC, possibly ketogenic( I don't know because I knock myself out of it with carbs on the 7th day.) I do feel amazing though on LC and workout 5-6 times a week, with no dips in energy. On the weekends I like to... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 28, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I think that, if you are concerned about your rosacea, it doesn't seem like this is a problem. I mean, if you ate a whole cake in two days with no bad results, I'd say you will be fine. I tend to have a similar eating schedule as you with low... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Been low carb (appr. 25???75 g/day) for about a year. Saw great results in energy and fat loss the first month or so, then things kind of stalled. Then I came across the carb refeed idea which made perfect sense to me, so now I have started to try... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 07, 2013 at 12:28 PM

So, looked into this a bit: no one really has a definitive Paleo meal plan for a 300g carb refeed, but here's some points I came across: -Most people aim for 300g of carbs over the course of the day, not over one meal. Should make it marginally... (more)

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by 695 · about 19 hours ago

So after nearly a year of staying under 100g (less than 50g 90% of the time) I decided to try a carb reefed to aid in losing that last stubborn body fat. I consumed over 300g of carbs throughout the day in the form of rice, fruits, vegetables and... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

CarboHYDRATES do cause you to hold water, and being hydrated is a good thing, not a bad thing in the long run. The reason some people retain water subcutaneously and not intra- muscularly is due to a lack of muscular insulin sensitivity (when... (more)

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by 2407 · about 19 hours ago

Everyone talks numbers in Leangains about how many g/lbs of protein, but how about carb? I'm doing Leangains and am cutting fat. I've been eating meat/fat no carb rest days, lean meat/satsumaimo low fat training days, WO fasted 11am, eat 12pm... (more)

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August 0 · December 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

In the first Ancestral Health Symposium, someone mentioned that the body could only really store about 270g of glycogen. It might have been - Dr. Doug McGuff but I am not sure. 70g was in the liver, and the other 200g is distributed within muscle.... (more)

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by 671 · about 19 hours ago

I just got through Jeff Volek and Stephen Finney's Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. It's worth the $6 Kindle price if you happen to have an e-reader: http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Science-Carbohydrate-Performance/dp/0983490716 One... (more)

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Monte 0 · August 23, 2012 at 5:02 AM

When considering athletic performance Dr. Kruse has stated that full fat adaption may take years to accomplish. Read this whole thread. ;) http://forum.jackkruse.com/showthread.php?305-Fasted-State-Training-Adaptations (more)

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by 1022 · about 19 hours ago

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:... (more)

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KA24 0 · August 09, 2012 at 1:36 PM

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... (more)

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by 2328 · about 19 hours ago

i wasn't going to go to the gym today but i found i have a lot of energy that i want to utilize... i ate a very fatty brunch about 4 hours ago and at the time i wasn't planning on going to the gym just trying to stay as low carb as possible.... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · April 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Effective at what? Evidently you're not planning to refeed for the energy since you have plenty to burn. If you're training hard and you don't have very long until your next workout then there may be some benefit, but it doesn't sound like... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

... and if so, should I do these binge days more often? I have been stuck on a plateau for some time (?6 weeks), have cut dairy, alcohol all starches and starchy veg, grains, seeds, nuts etc. Eating 1000ish calories a day, less than 50g carbs a... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

EAT MORE FOOD! Unless you are like 54lbs, 1000 calories a day is going to make your body think it's starving and retain fat. Quit counting. Eat real food. Walk. Measure. Watch inches go down. Admire self in mirror. Wink at self. Enjoy. (more)

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by 6709 · about 19 hours ago

I say its a sweet potato. Per 200 grams it has 41 grams carbs.

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Lars 0 · December 13, 2011 at 9:24 PM

I usually make sweet potato fries (baked in oven) or sweet potato and banana cake. Recipie goes as following: Boil sweet potatoes untill soft, mash them, add some bananas, mash them too. Put in a form big enough to fit the lot. Bake in oven... (more)

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by 1112 · about 19 hours ago

I am currently trying out leangains and paleo. For now, I am doing OK for cutting weight pre competition by eating a lot of sweet potatoes. However, I need to up my carb intake later. How do you get enough carbs? I am currently eating untill I'm... (more)

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Kasra 0 · November 25, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Rice + potatoes.

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by 3946 · about 20 hours ago

My question pertains to carb refeeds in order to increase leptin levels/sensitivity. I've read that when doing a carb refeed after being VLC, is it necessary to avoid fats during the refeed. In other words, high carb, low-fat refeed. Is the... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 01, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I really like Lyle McDonald's plans and his refeeds are definitely low fat. I agree with Ben that it's a calorie issue. However Lyle goes on to say I???d note in this regards that my own Ultimate Diet 2.0 actually takes advantage of this to... (more)

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by 1982 · about 20 hours ago

As a followup to my recent question about my own weightloss stall, I am wondering if anyone can explain carb re-feeds to me. More specificially, assuming I don't want to continue to be in a mild ketogenic state, what are the benefits/detriments... (more)

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Brad 0 · February 15, 2011 at 5:10 PM

But don't you want to use up glycogen stores if you are trying to lose bodyfat?

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by 164 · October 23, 2014 at 4:20 AM

Title says it all - I have a history of gut issues (leaky gut, suspecting SIBO, bloating, etc) and found that a keto diet kept the bloating away and BM's regular. I'm currently doing Lyle Mcdonald's PSMF (Protein Sparing Modified Fast) where... (more)

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by 282 · October 23, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I'm going to be doing a carb re-feed on Saturday, aiming for 200-250 grams carbs and 2100 calories. Last Saturday's re-feed was abysmal, I struggled to get over 125 grams of carbs (I'm below 75 daily) and had trouble being low fat after so many... (more)

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by 252 · October 23, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Hey all, I'm currently trying to create the ultimate hack towards my athletic performance. I'm talking about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Judo, hoping to eventually compete. I really want to go far with this as I was a really talented wrestler in High... (more)

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mykal 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Too many cliffs bro. Eat your carbs. An active insulin sensitive person should do okay on 150 grams of carbohydrates a day. Being active while in ketosis is bad and stressful on your body. Most really low carbers also have deflated muscles due to... (more)

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by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I've started eating about 50-70% fat on most days and I'm wondering how many grams of carbs to eat and when. I keep reading about upping them once a week or post workout but I don't know what ratios to use. I'm also trying to gauge protein. I'm... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · December 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

If what you're doing is working... don't change a thing. There are a lot of different formulas out there to maximize weight loss, but the bottom line is: don't overeat & do burn calories. From the sounds of it you've really put yourself in a... (more)

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by 565 · October 23, 2014 at 3:28 AM

I'm following the leangains paradigm, which calls for a high amount of carbs on workout days. Which would be a better source? I currently eat both after finishing my training.

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Joshua_1 0 · January 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I eat potatoes (I have a preference for the small heirlooms like purples roasted in the oven) for two meals (dinner and the breakfast before) pre-workout on my heaviest training day. I usually just have coconut water afterward. It's seeming to... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Alright, I have been cutting roughly 11 weeks now and from where I started at ~205 and am currently right around 190. The fat loss has been excellent so far and just began "mini" refeed days about 2 weeks ago. I workout in the morning right after... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM

What are you trying to accomplish? I don't really see this as a refeed of any sort. On a refeed you should go big or go home. At least double+ your carbs and yes drop the fat to ~50g for the day. I just don't see the benefit to what you are... (more)

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by 15 · October 22, 2014 at 3:47 AM

I recently started IF and love it. I feel like i have tons of energy during the day. I train at 11:00 and eat my first meal at about two. I still have a small whey shake post workout however. Wondering who likes to carb refeed postworkout or... (more)

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animaleater 0 · September 02, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I fast 8pm-12pm, train at 11am, and eat two equal (big) meals, one immediately post workout and one at 8pm, both high carb and lowfat lean meat; leangains. Rest days same thing just no carbs higher fat. PWO carbs feel awesome. Evening carbs... (more)

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by 504 · October 22, 2014 at 3:46 AM

would it be beneficial do have a carb refeed on a tough workout day, i usually do twice a day workouts on a calorie defeciet so would the spike in calories be beneficial for performance? im currently 18, weigh 190, i eat around 1800-2100 calories... (more)

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CD 0 · August 27, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Michael, you seem to have competing goals. (1) to improve athletic performance (2) to loose "a couple of pounds". IMO you should pick one to focus on. I would choose to loose the weight and maintain my current performance. Then to improve... (more)

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by 671 · October 22, 2014 at 3:45 AM

What's the data on the effects of a 20-24 fast after a refeed? Does the fast negate the leptin boost that the refeed is designed to provide? Will your body draw on those now refilled glycogen stores directly afterward, or does it continue to use... (more)

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igel 0 · August 20, 2012 at 8:10 AM

not exactly on the topic of glycogen/fat utilization after a 'feast', but this post may perhaps be of some service: "The 14-percent advantage of eating little and then a lot: Is it real?" (more)

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by 5838 · October 22, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I'm trying to establish a threshold for consumption of sugar. This is mainly geared at fat loss as I'm currently attempting to break through into single digit bf%. Many people on here agree that avoiding sugar leads to weight loss, (I understand... (more)

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Dexter 0 · January 15, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Just realize that all carbohydrates are nothing more than glucose molecules bonded together to look like carbs. When those carbs hit the gut, they are changed directly to sugars that spike your blood glucose. Insulin rushes in to control the BG... (more)

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by 504 · October 21, 2014 at 3:52 AM

I was wondering if i could do a carb refeed twice a week since my carbs are roughly 100-140g per day, im already in strict calorie deficiet roughly 1200-1500 calories per day, and im doing the insanity workout

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goodz 0 · June 07, 2012 at 1:13 AM

If you're working out really hard many are able to do lasting workouts on low carb; however, I don't really consider 100-140 grams low carb so carb refeeds may not be necessary. Since you're already tracking your workouts, do you track your food... (more)

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by 75 · October 21, 2014 at 3:27 AM

Hello hackers, In the past (pre paleo) I lost about 25kg over a period of around 6 months. At my largest I was 125kg, at my lowest recently I have been 88kg but sit somewhere between 90 and 95 at most times. I have seen the best results while... (more)

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Don_1 0 · September 21, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I think refeeds are as much psychological as physiological. In fact, beyond weekly calories, the physiological aspects may be unimportant. I've done refeeds with a typical body building protocol: Five or six lowfat meals and workout six days a... (more)

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