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by 3180 · April 10, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Would you eat up to 4TBS a day of raw, unmodified potato starch--the kind used as a thickener--very cheap--every day for the rest of your life? Let's say doing so gave you an uninterrupted night of sleep, lowered your LDL cholesterol, raised your... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 10, 2014 at 3:01 PM

After my experiment with pectin, no. Raw undigestible carbohydrates gave me gas and constipation at 1-2 tablespoons a day. And my LDL went up, same effect as when I ate a lot of fiber. Cook the starch. Otherwise leave it alone. Raw starch is... (more)

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by 21400 · April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Question is as posted. Years ago messing around with a very high protein/low carb/low cal (PSMF) diet I would get woozy after workouts and squirt about a tablespoon of honey in my mouth post-workout to "clear my head". This did not affect my... (more)

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ben61820 0 · April 28, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Tough to answer since ketosis has different definitions according to different people. I would say in the final analysis that doing a 200-300 grams of carb-refeed PWO will NOT: cause you to stop burning fat for fuel the rest of the time give you... (more)

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by 5 · May 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM

might be a silly question but i'm new to working out and was wondering why its better to have these carbs post workout and not that much during the day?..

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Most carbs release glucose into the blood stream when eaten and in response, they generate an insulin spike, depending on the amount of net carbs they hold, the glycemic index and the quantity you take. Starch carbs are more or less dense in... (more)

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by 589 · April 05, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Why do starchy foods (winter squash) so hard for me to digest--even if I take a digestice enzyeme?

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Dragonfly 0 · October 15, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Look up FODMAPS. You may be intolerant. I am.

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by 777 · April 11, 2014 at 6:47 AM

On trying to reintroduce starch into my diet i realize i simply can't, i don't enjoy eating it much, it sits in me like a bunch of rocks so causes me very undesirable BM related problems, it also seems to make me gain weight so easily, within... (more)

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by 230 · February 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I'm three weeks in to a 30-day Paleo challenge, and I'm finding that I have to eat LOADS of food to feel satisfied. And then a couple of hours later, I'm hungry again. I'm mainly eating meat and vegetables, with a bit of fish, a fair amount of... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · February 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I don't know your goals but VLC doesn't work for me - I must to have carbs to maintain or I literally can't keep the weight on and my muscle growth stalls. I also do not subscribe to "fat will solve everything" way of thinking, it doesn't work for... (more)

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by 388 · November 11, 2012 at 1:57 AM

I have tried eating a more strict paleo diet without rice or other grains, and mainly veggies, meats, fats, eggs, some healthy oils, and a few fruits and/or nuts. I have always felt icky and my stomach felt kind of....sloshy. I just felt ill and... (more)

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Varelse 0 · November 09, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I know some people do avoid starchy foods, either because they find they don't need them or because the starch exacerbates digestive problems, but if that isn't the case, why not eat starchy foods? If they don't give you problems, there's no... (more)

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by 557 · May 07, 2012 at 7:49 AM

What is wrong with starch? I dont know how i feel about getting all my carbs from bananas and fruit...

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Matt_18 0 · May 05, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Starch can be used by any potential nasties (i.e. bacteria) that might be hanging out in your intestines for fuel . In contrast, most mono and di-saccharides (such as those found in fruit) are metabolized before any invading bacterial colonies can... (more)

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by 39821 · May 05, 2011 at 3:09 PM

On Feb 28th my TGs were 54 and HDL was 55. Yesterday TGs were 37 and HDL was 67. In the intervening period, I ate less butter and significantly more carbohydrates. I probably ate in the range of 50-75g of carbohydrates a day in the months... (more)

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becker 0 · May 05, 2011 at 1:54 AM

I think the community's general failure to acknowledge a dichotomy inherent within the term "carb" is to blame, but that failure isn't anyone's fault, just that most people don't know a whole lot about science. You can read and understand plenty... (more)

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by 20353 · March 01, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Where do you stand on safe starches? Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white rice. How far do you go? What are your thoughts?

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Carly 0 · February 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I think each person can only answer this for themselves, from their own experiences and what works for them. If there is one thing that most of us learn along this whole paleo journey, is that THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL. I can not stress that... (more)

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by 6087 · November 05, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Do you drink cream? Saute your meals with heaps of butter? Eat tons of starch? Two pounds of meat a day? Maintaining my weight is starting to become a hassle. How do you guys do it?

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Jay_15 0 · November 05, 2011 at 12:59 AM

I eat plants and animals until i'm full 1-2x/day.

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by 1200 · April 12, 2012 at 3:53 PM

What a journey this has been! I'm a 6 foot tall, 32yr old male, that weighed 183 lbs on Jan 10, 2012. In three months eating 100% paleo, I've come down to 162 lbs (21 pounds burned!). Almost all the fat came off my belly! Incredible! My body... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

In addition to some carbs as greymouser suggests, consider adding fatty meat (or butter/coconut oil) more frequently. Why? Muscle cells (myocytes) are made mostly from FAT, not protein. (Hat tip Paul Jaminet). Without plenty of fat, you cannot... (more)

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by 608 · August 16, 2012 at 3:06 AM

I'll try to make everything easy to understand, but bare with me... I'm having problems with my digestion as a 16 year old kid(which is likely causing my acne); specifically with starchy vegetables and fruits. I am Paleo about half a year and... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · August 10, 2012 at 2:19 AM

You may find the information on the WAPF site helpful: http://www.westonaprice.org/ask-the-doctor/acne A strategy for dealing with acne begins with effective "bowel cleansing" and healthy bowel flora (the normal lacto-bacteria that live in... (more)

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by 608 · May 13, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Battle of the starches. What's your fave? My personal favorite starch is plaintains because of the versatility. You can fry em, boil em, bake em and eat them like a banana when ripe. I've grown to like them more than the overated sweet potato or... (more)

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nomnomnom 0 · December 12, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Baked sweet potato fries seasoned with cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and salt. Absolutely divine!

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by 10294 · November 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM

A lot of talking about starches these days. I have never really avoided them, and keep a kind of power law variation in my starch consumption (I don't know if Art De Vany would be proud...). Some days have a lot, some less, some none... Since... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 15, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I think SCD or GAPS would argue that starch hangs around in the gut for longer periods feeding some of the "bad guys" that can lead to gut dysbiosis, where glucose or any simple sugar is fairly quickly shuttled out thereby not providing a source... (more)

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by 25467 · October 08, 2011 at 5:33 PM

http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/is-there-any-such-thing-as-safe-starches-on-a-low-carb-diet/11809 What say you paleohacks? (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · October 08, 2011 at 3:15 AM

I thought it was a train wreck. Or trainwreck. Or train-wreck. Or...a disgusting display of ignorance, poor form, and not-so-hidden agenda. I can only hope Jimmy Moore realizes how clearly he missed the mark on this one and I surely hope some... (more)

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by 682 · May 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

After doing LC, VLC, Medium Carb, and High carb I have settled on some form of carb cycling for the time being. I have found that I do not function well in ketosis for extended periods of time but I do enjoy being in ketosis occasionaly. I am... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · October 05, 2011 at 4:30 PM

I think it's great! Both for plateaus and for those looking to cut BF to single digits. Cycling carbs also helps maintain thyroid function. [When not pregnant] I like to do two days VLC, one day moderate carb and then three days VLC, and one day... (more)

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by 5516 · April 06, 2011 at 2:05 PM

In an effort to make my post-workout meal more variable I am looking for a list of tasty starches that are also nutritious. This would be something like sweet potatoes vs white rice (which gives starch/carbs but not much in the way of nutrients.)... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 05, 2011 at 7:45 PM

The Starch List Wiki (edit if you have privileges) Easy to Find/Or Relatively Easy to Find in the US Sweet potato (Ipomoea) White Orange Purple Yam (Dioscorea) Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Cassava/Yucca (Manihot) Sago Palm (Metroxylon... (more)

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by 20353 · March 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Was safe a poor choice of words? With regards to safe starch and fats what does the term safe mean to you? Was there a better term to use?

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Nigel_Kinbrum 0 · March 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Paul Jaminet made it perfectly clear that the word "safe" referred to the lack of glutens that could cause problems for some people.

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by 85 · February 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Obviously, rice is forbidden; and I'd assume that most products made of rice would also be forbidden, but I'm curious to know if a vietnamese rice paper roll filled with lean proteins, fruits, and veggies would fall into a paleo meal. In the... (more)

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CaveDad 0 · July 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I eat them. For starters you have to eat about 20 of them to equal one portion of rice, so just roll them nice and fat! If you are dipping into Noc Cham,(which you should be) try to make your own so it will have less sugar or try it with honey,... (more)

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by 466 · April 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I'm nervous about this, but I'm fairly certain VLC made my hair fall out. It just goes against everything I know about low carbing to add in starches. I'd like to hear from anyone who made the leap successfully. I have about 30-40 pounds to lose... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · January 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I am sorry to hear about your hairloss, Burny, which is a very tough thing for women in particular. Are you aware that hairloss is a common symptom of PCOS? Some 70% of women with PCOS suffer from hair issues - both hairloss and hirsutism. In... (more)

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by 670 · February 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I've been paleo for about four months with good results. I'm coming from a place of having restricted calories and doing a lot of bike riding. Never been athletic, genetically weak up top. I'm really sick of it. I'm interested in ancestral... (more)

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Bisous_2 0 · February 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM

What about some hiking? Increase the basic functional movement. Eat enough carbs to keep you nicely fueled, and do bodyweight exercises as needed. You will get stronger, no question, if you lift.

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by 14877 · June 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I am thinking about introducing some grains back into my diet. I eat rice on occasion with sushi, but that's the only grain I've been eating in the past few years or so. I am wondering, for those of you who do partake in this activity, which... (more)

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YoungPaleoLover 0 · June 12, 2012 at 3:41 AM

I don't know, personally I think there are better options than adding in quinoa. It is considered a grain closely related to the gluten properties in wheat. It can damage the intestines and gut lining the same way wheat does so I would go with... (more)

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by 14877 · June 05, 2012 at 4:57 AM

No, I'm not kidding. It is a new book by Dr. McDougall. Anybody read it? http://www.amazon.com/The-Starch-Solution-Regain-Health/dp/1609613937/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338845875&sr=8-1 He also has a talk on youtube about... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 05, 2012 at 4:57 AM

I did basically a diet he would approach of (cooked starch-based unprocessed diet, though McDougall does allow a fair amt of wheat and soy, which I didn't eat) when I did a vegan paleo experiment and while it wasn't like all my problems from... (more)

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by 514 · December 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM

These questions are not being posed to offend anyones nutritional needs or macronutrient requirements. All plants have a season/time of year when they can be eaten, this season is even shorter outside the range of the equator- so how would... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · December 18, 2011 at 4:21 AM

Neanderthals were not mostly carnivorous. In fact, some of our best evidence for Paleolithic starch consumption comes from neanderthal remains. Either way, there is a ceiling for protein consumption and because of that, Paleolithic hominids had... (more)