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by 568 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 6087 · about 1 hour ago

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 687 · about 1 hour ago

Lately I've been relatively low carb (around 50-65g daily), unintentionally actually, and I've noticed that I don't think it works for me. My throat has felt a little dry, I have some (extremely) mild joint pain, and my skin is a bit dry on my... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · November 02, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Fruits and tubers are the traditional paleo carb sources. But you may want to consider experimenting with the Jaminets' safe starches. White rice is not paleo, but it's certainly low in fructose. You might also consider tapioca as an easy starch... (more)

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by 56606 · about 1 hour 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 589 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 12407 · about 2 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 2 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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by 85 · about 2 hours ago

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 1786 · about 2 hours ago

tapioca pearls, made from yucca root/cassava, are (i think) considered a safe starch, but is eating them safe? 400cals/100g of them a day to fight infection ala PHD... when they contain no fiber? i'm just wondering.

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Ambimorph 0 · June 17, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Tapioca is considered a safe starch by the Jaminets, and since they are the coiners of the term, I would call that definitive.

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by 273 · about 2 hours ago

I've been doing Paleo/Primal for about a year now with good overall results. Body composition has improved drastically and I feel great in general. However, not everything has been smooth in terms of athletic performance which caused me to go... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Im with you 100%. Indeed whats new is old - Cordain's book, etc. And of course the whole idea of paleo, per se, is NOT low-carb by default. In my mind its always simply been about eating things that do not hurt us. Within those parameters one is... (more)

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by 39841 · about 2 hours ago

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 21405 · about 2 hours ago

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 5516 · about 2 hours ago

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 3521 · about 2 hours ago

My diet will consist of lots and lots of sweet potato, green plantains and taro coupled with huge amounts of coconut oil and suet, beef, egg yolks, gelatin, lots of vegetables, canned sardines and frozen salmon. I want to see how much weight I... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · April 01, 2011 at 3:34 PM

ROB, I was low carb for about 4 months, lost 13 pounds. Then added starches back in (potato, white rice, some sweet potato) and continue to pound weights 3x week with very heavy training, drinking the highest quality whey protein, eating like a... (more)

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by 18412 · about 2 hours ago

So if we accept potato as a safe starch in the context of a healthy diet of a healthy person, is cutting up a fresh potato into fries and cooking them in ghee any different than spooning ghee onto a baked potato? In other words, isn't this a good... (more)

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MikeD 0 · March 09, 2011 at 4:04 AM

I support your quest. I would suggest frying in grass fed tallow and use sweet potatoes for the ultimate paleo fry next.

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by 18671 · about 2 hours ago

This question was prompted by reading Travis Culp's recent comment about fasting, where he says I'm already pretty lean, but I actually am getting leaner after cutting fructose down to almost nothing and increasing starch I've also read... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 06, 2011 at 12:31 PM

I gained muscle without gaining fat after my weight loss was complete. A buddy of mine dropped fast while keeping potatoes in the diet. Wheat Gluten, Oxidized Oils, Fructose. Those are your poisons. Eat only Whole unprocessed foods(to avoid all... (more)

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by 216 · about 2 hours ago

In a recent post on Art De Vany's blog he states that starchy vegetables are full of lectins. I eat alot of sweet potato, acorn squash, etc. Should I be concerned with the lectin content in these starchy vegetables?

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · December 30, 2010 at 5:06 AM

To my knowledge, the only starchy vegetables with many lectins are potatoes. There might be some in sweet potatoes/yams I guess as well, but in both regular and sweet potatoes, most of it is concentrated in the skin, so peeling could get around... (more)

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by 149 · about 2 hours ago

Hello, I'm interesting in hearing from people who's calories from fat are under, say, 50%. What do you eat on a given day? I'm having difficulty figuring out how to get enough daily calories without lots of butter and coconut oil.

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David_Moss 0 · October 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM

If you're eating only 50% fat (or less), then given that you can't reasonably get more than 30% of your calories from protein (I would probably say less than 25% is optimal) then you'll necessarily have to get at least 20% calories from... (more)

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