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by 18 · about 17 hours ago

So I was checking out the paleo food list and I noticed that it recommends all the fruits, but condemns starchy tubers. Now I know sweet potatoes have a lower fructose count per 100 grams than ANY fruit, so what's the deal? Fructose is the most... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · March 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8756328208000823- "The results suggested that glucose rather than fructose exerted more deleterious effects on mineral balance and bone" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1221903- "Rats on high... (more)

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by 322 · about 18 hours ago

After I eat food I burp excessively and after every burp i feel a little relieved. It feels like food moves down a bit after every burp. I also experience mental fog after eating. Other symptoms: constipation, low stomach acid, fungal... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

IBS is kind of a catchall for general digestive distress, so sure why not, it's IBS. I don't know that calling it IBS will help you treat it. My point is that I wouldn't get particularly attached to a diagnosis, as your symptoms could mean... (more)

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by 3521 · about 18 hours ago

Do you spread them out and eat them in small quantities or do you take in a lot in one sitting ? Do you feel any different when adding fat or not? Do you measure your blood sugar after? Have you noticed any improvement in your blood sugar from... (more)

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ben61820 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:29 AM

I eat about 275-300 grams of carbs daily. I get all the carbs from sweet potatos, white potatos, and butternut squash pretty much. Plus vegetables of course but that's minimal compared to the carb content of the starch. Oh I get sugar from my... (more)

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by 230 · about 18 hours ago

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 670 · about 18 hours ago

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 75 · about 18 hours ago

Hi! I'm just wondering if what I just said in my title is true or not. I'm naturally slim/skinny with a 10-15% BMI ( normal range 5-85%) and due to past events and probably genetics I'm a bit high strung and prone to anxiety , and especially... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I did VLC for a while and felt pretty sh*tty. Under the recommendation of my dietitian, I reintroduced sweet potatoes back into my diet and have noticed I feel a lot better in mood, concentration, satiety, etc. And I do suffer from depression and... (more)

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by 466 · about 18 hours ago

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 3125 · about 18 hours ago

Can some suggested foods sabotage blood sugars causing you to spike blood sugar and get obese with subsequent disease. The food in question being brown and white rice,potatoes especially the white varieties, and concentrated calories in Cheeses... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 29, 2011 at 4:04 PM

No. I think it has as much to do with the person as with the food although I'd give a Yes answer to wheat. After decades of SAD and binge eating, it's true that I treat tubers as "armed and dangerous" but it's not about the foods it's about me.... (more)

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by 514 · about 18 hours ago

I'm interested in moderate Carb paleo with only tubers 1-2x/week PWO. Will I (23 yr old male,10 % BF) need starch on my off days to avoid ketosis by a bit?

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conciliator 0 · December 20, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Liver glycogen is glycogen stored in liver. Muscle glycogen is glycogen stored in muscle. Liver glycogen is the determinant of ketosis. When liver glycogen goes down there are effects that lead to increased hunger (for some), decreased anabolic... (more)

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by 6087 · about 18 hours ago

Is there any significant difference between how starch and free glucose are absorbed or utilized by the body? On this post, a guy named "aaa" left this comment: Starch does not equal free glucose. Small intestine in perfect condition will... (more)

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thhq 0 · December 15, 2011 at 4:42 AM

It depends on which rice. Dextrose is the standard by which blood glucose response is measured. The sticky rice used in making sushi is almost equal to dextrose. [I can personally attest to this effect, as sticky rice would spike my blood sugar... (more)

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by 1683 · about 18 hours ago

With my constant adjusting of my diet and my constant questions filling up PaleoHacks...someone recommended the "Perfect Health Diet" which states that rice is a suitable safe starch. Do you eat rice? What kind do you prefer (brown, wild, white... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 04, 2011 at 1:17 AM

I follow the PHD fairly closely (save for generally one off-plan meal a week). I do eat rice, typically 3-4x a week. As the Jaminets' recommend, I go with white rice since the anti-nutrients in rice are predominantly found in the bran. As far as... (more)

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by 568 · about 18 hours ago

The GAPS diet is anti-starch, claiming it's more difficult to digest than monosaccharides. However, I've seen Paul Jaminet describe white rice (pure starch) as perhaps the most readily digestible carb source. Many in the paleo community are... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

GAPS, and its precursor the SCD diet, do pay attention to simple and complex sugars -- as they should. Complex sugars are more difficult to break apart, and so they end up in the gut unprocessed, free food for yeast and bacteria. For people with... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Is the small amount of corn starch in a vitamin supplement likely to be a problem with the autoimmune protocol or the "regular" Paleo diet?

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · November 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

I'm not familiar with the autoimmune protocol, but for any other Paleo/ancestral/related(I include whole food LC in that), it should be inconsequential. I've yet to see any evidence that ANY starch is detrimental -- it's the proteins that go with... (more)

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by 589 · about 18 hours ago

Can anyone give me a list of Paleo-ish Resistant Starches? I already know about potatoe but am looking for other types.

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Renee_2 0 · November 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Here's a good summary from Dr. Eades. I think cooling the food and not reheating it is key to maximizing the resistant starch. http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/metabolism/resistant-starch/ (more)

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by 333 · about 18 hours ago

Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)

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Adriana 0 · November 09, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The carbs in carrots are mostly sugar. Sweet potatoes have sugar and starch Sugars - carrots 5.2 gr / 1 cup, sweet potatoes 13.0 Starch -carrots .2 gr/ 1 cup, sweet potato 14 I am scratching my head, Nutrition Data shows NO STARCH in cooked... (more)

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by 56616 · about 18 hours ago

Apparently it's quite popular in many traditional diets. The WSJ had an article calling it bland, but many people in comments said they were wrong. Have you tried it? How do you cook it? (more)

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IslandEmpiress 0 · April 20, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Actually what AdianaG is referring to is a JackFruit. A Breadfruit is the same colour on the outside and is usually smaller than a jackfruit, but is not allowed to be ripened before Baked, fried or boiled. It is White on the inside with a Core... (more)

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by 2231 · about 18 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Will you continue eating rice after this piece of news? http://evolvify.com/rice-wheat-potatoes-interfere-with-gene-expression/ any hacks at a dangerous gene expression from rice and starch? i found it interesting... (more)

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by 589 · about 18 hours ago

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 25467 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 1416 · about 18 hours ago

By way of background, it should suffice to say that I'm 6'5" and have gone from ~215 lbs. (ca. June 2009) to today's weight of 185 lbs., mostly through carbohydrate reduction. In an effort to lose the last 8-10 lbs., which are happily clinging on... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

At 6'5 and 185lbs, I would imagine that you are already quite thin. However, you mentioned having some stubborn abdominal-area fat, which, combined with the fact that you are engaged in a strength program and following a... (more)

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by 1689 · about 18 hours ago

Are fermented grains low in starch, higher in sugars? I know that, with milk, a 24 hour fermentation time will result in nearly all the lactose being converted to simple sugars (or I think acids too). Does similar happen with all the starch in... (more)

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mth_1 0 · September 11, 2011 at 4:18 AM

It depends on what is fermenting the grain and the condition. For instance, the starch in barley (for beer) is converted to simple sugars while the grain is soaking in 150ish degree water. The temperature that this conversion takes place affects... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

Hello, Everyone 08/15/11 5:05 PM I would like to get a list of canned vegetables that are not starchy. Do sweet corn and sweet peas contain a lot of starch? thanks

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Karen 0 · August 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM

I would recommend avoiding canned food due to BPA contamination, poor quality etc. But if you need to for some reason - any foods on this list http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/whatveg.htm are non-starchy whether canned or not (provided... (more)

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by 12407 · about 18 hours ago

KGH is very active in the comments section on Stephan's site where he just posted the scientific counter to Taubesian obesity theory. Since he seemed to be responding to many commenters, i threw a question that i'd been mulling over to see what... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · August 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Totally agree with him. A lot of people use starch as a butter delivery system, which will spike LDL (perhaps with no negative health effects) and just generally greatly increase energy density. The amount of butter that you can make "disappear"... (more)

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by 4620 · about 18 hours ago

I just came across this comment from Don Matesz on his most recent blog post: ...I think that increasing starch while simultaneously still getting ~50% or more of calories from fat reduces the digestibility of the starch, resulting in larger... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · July 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Sounds like Don's making stuff up again...

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