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No carb paleo?

by (128) Updated June 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM Created June 17, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I am trying a new, no fruit, vegetable or sugar version of paleo as a last desperate attempt at restoring my health. Although there are certainly health concerns that follow allong with it. I am only eating meat (lots of organ meat) and supplementing with vitamins, particularly vitamin C. So far it has been only 5 days. I have had NO allergies, acne, anxiety, energy and insomnia since the diet. I have had sugar cravings like crazy, constipation and brain fog like no tomorrow. But I have also slept incredibly well. What are your guy's thoughts? I am considering suffering through this for 90 days as it seems like it is improving my other health issues dramatically, then slowly reintroducing fruit. Thanks.

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4348 · June 18, 2014 at 6:14 AM

(edit: not an answer to OP. just some info relating to another answer...& easier to put in an answer rather than a comment)

@cdone quote "I remember reading that the scientist in the late 70s were surprised at how few Inuit were in ketosis. After recording daily journals 40-50% of their diet was carbohydrates from roots and tubers. Can't find the paper now, maybe someone else can provide"

just be reading something from wiki on this, it may include the study refs you mention. here is an excerpt;

"The Inuit are often cited an example of a culture that has lived for thousands of years on a low-carbohydrate diet. However, in multiple studies the traditional Inuit diet has not been shown to be a ketogenic diet.[26][27][28][29] Not only have multiple researchers been unable to detect any evidence of ketosis resulting from the traditional Inuit diet, but the ratios of fatty-acid to glucose were observed to be well below the generally accepted level of ketogenesis.[26][27][28][29] The Inuit consumed as much as 15-20% of their calories from carbohydrates, largely from the glycogen found in raw meats.[26][27][28][30] Furthermore, the blubber, organs, muscle and skin of the diving marine mammals that the Inuit ate have significant glycogen stores that are able to delay postmortem degradation, particularly in cold weather.[31][32][33][34][35][36] " Wiki Source

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225 · June 18, 2014 at 12:17 AM

low carb...maybe. no carb...no.

A pure meat diet and not even a vegetable seems like a terrible idea.

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26354 · June 17, 2014 at 11:51 PM

I remember reading that the scientist in the late 70s were surprised at how few Inuit were in ketosis. After recording daily journals 40-50% of their diet was carbohydrates from roots and tubers. Can't find the paper now, maybe someone else can provide.

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