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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Please help me to understand.i'am planning to try 6 days very low/zero carb+1 day 80-100 grams carbs from fruits dairy and nuts.if am fasting every day at least 16 hours,will i have any glucagon in muscles after night fasting or not,and if i have... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 09, 2014 at 5:52 PM

If you're eating enough food / nutrients and able to adapt, you should be good to go. Walking / jogging should be a breeze without too much effect on glycogen. Walking / jogging in a zone 1 heart rate while in ketosis is just about all... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I am researching the effects of ketosis and how to get into ketosis. I find that most articles suggest at least 70% calories come from fats. I however have found this to be quite difficult to accomplish. I am much closer to a 50/50 split between... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

50% of calories from protein for a sustained period is actually quite toxic. Not a great idea. You're better off doing something like 80% from fat, 10% protein, 10% carbs. or maybe 70:20:10. Excess protein, assuming it's all digested, has... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

I find it difficult to get enough potassium when low carb without resorting to massive amounts of vegetables, vegetable juice and coconut water. I believe my brain fog and memory issues might be due to a long time potassium defiency on low carb. I... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Any particular reason why you want to go zero carb? n=1 zero carb can cause a lot of issues in terms of making sure you get all the essential minerals, macros and vitamins that your body needs without turning your kitchen cupboard into a... (more)

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by 5 · September 30, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Hi, I suffer from PCOS, Fructose Malabsorbtion & I'm sensitive to FODMaPS. That being said, there isn't much for me to eat without flaring up one of the other issues. I dont eat grains or dairy as well. So, I have gone zero carb. I only eat... (more)

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123 0 · May 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

To me, supplementing with all of those vitamins and minerals mindlessly does not sound like a clever idea at all. That could lead to unpredictable stuff happening inside of you. I think it wouldn't be such a bad idea to test first, and get... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

I keep getting these recurrent shingles / zoster virus infections, and it's starting to piss me off. I've been doing a Paleo diet for a few months and love it, so that will probably stick with me for a few years to the rest of my life. My weight... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Yeah. You're missing the most important thing. CARBOHYDRATES!!!

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

I've been IF-ing with a steak (with butter and cheese) daily for a week and I feel great (i.e. I no longer sleep 10+ hours a day, have more energy, mental focus etc). I'm just wondering whether I'm doing anything wrong because I can't find any... (more)

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sage_ 0 · April 03, 2013 at 11:37 AM

eventually you will become deficient in something. add some greens to your meal and utilize a variety of meats/fish. you will still be really low in carb consuption.

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by 1981 · about 19 hours ago

I have a 15-year history with depression, including 3 episodes of major depression lasting 2-3 years. I've taken antidepressants sporadically, but have been off of them for almost 5 years. I now eat almost-zero-carbs, which keeps me levelled off... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 26, 2013 at 9:01 AM

It may come for many facts. At a psychological level, for instance, if you've gained weight (or did not but think you will or are doing it wrong with your goals) you could just be feeling guilty which will bring you nearer to depression if you... (more)

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by 164 · about 19 hours ago

I've been ZC for over a month now in an attempt to improve my AI-leaky gut problems. I eat 80/20 fat protein of tallow and beef/lamb and probably 2000-2500 cals a day. I've never felt better and don't really flare up badly anymore. However, I seem... (more)

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August 0 · June 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM

If you do decide to drink alcohol, you ought to keep a little carb snack on hand. Two ounces of tequila will drop my blood sugar twenty points. Alcohol, among other things, temporarily stops your liver from putting glucose out in the bloodstream.... (more)

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by 164 · about 19 hours ago

Please help!! I am so confused and don't want to add another diagnosis of histamine intolerance to my leaky gut-gluten intolerant-lactose intolerant-GAPS-FODMAPS situation... I recently decided to go zero carb from low carb. On LC I was just... (more)

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elaichi 0 · March 02, 2013 at 3:55 AM

I also have a histamine, gluten, salicyclate, all-vegetable, etc intolerance, and all my issues cleared out when I eliminated bone broth (causes MSG-like symptoms due to glutamic acid) and all seafood, and stick to only high fat beef and lamb.... (more)

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by 1074 · about 19 hours ago

I'm 24 and been morbidly obese since I was 10 yrs old. Been on a Paleo Diet for about 2yrs now, lost about 95lbs but the last 30 hasn't budged for the past 6 months. In these months, I've been doing VLC with alot of vegetables and about 50-100g of... (more)

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Wes_6 0 · June 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Im the ultimate carnivore. I've only eaten meat my whole life and have never eaten most fruit and vegetables, i've eaten some but theres probably 20 or even 30 main fruit and vegetables that i've never even eaten before. I'm quite healthy, not... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

I'm over weight and i want to try the protein diet and no carbs but I dont want to gain weight so what should i do? should i go ahead and try it? and for how long should i do this all protein no carbs diet? thank you so much

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Desmond 0 · December 07, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I say no! If you want to go "no carb" or "very low carb" you need to do a lot of research about ketosis. If you replace your carbs with protein, your body will turn the excess protein into fat. If you (virtually) eliminate carbs, keep your... (more)

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by 240 · about 19 hours ago

How do your meals look like and what for fat source do you consume.

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VB 0 · December 07, 2012 at 2:59 PM

This is my second day on 0 carbs. You don't want to see the pictures. It is meat, meat, meat, liver and more meat. Nothing else. Oh, some salt.

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by 15400 · about 19 hours ago

I would like to try zero carb for a limited period of time. I did it yesterday - I ate nothing but bone broth, fat and some liver. I felt fine. The reason for me to go zero carb is to bring my completely metabolically deranged body into some... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Vilhjalmur Stefansson did an experiment where he and his associate ate only meat for two years. They did fine. They considered eating organ meats essential, which does provide some carbohydrate. The amount of protein they ate would have kept them... (more)

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by 1307 · September 26, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Doing a ZC protocol for GERD. While it was working wonderfully (a few episodes but nothing major), I'm just too achey/exhausted/sluggish bowels to proceed. Would coming from ZC to VLC be okay? The Perfect Health Diet says starches over vegetables,... (more)

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by 384 · about 19 hours ago

Hey there, Stats: 350lbs, 5'5", Male, 25 y.o. I started down the Paleo path right around Christmas 2009 when I found Mark's Daily Apple. Being a poor college student I did my best to eat Primal with the occasional meal out with friends. I... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · June 08, 2012 at 6:04 AM

This post comes with some trepidation. I am going to say some things that a lot of people are going to disagree with - but I was in your shoes as well and I would like to share a few things with you. You are 5' 5" and 350lbs. You have a broken... (more)

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by 1307 · September 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/15395/perfect-health-diet-alleges-4-dangers-of-paleo#axzz1xAk7zVcA Since this was from a year ago, I'd like to re-ask the question. Is ZC safe short term? I'm doing it for a week, now I have one more thing to... (more)

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Bloop 0 · June 08, 2012 at 1:58 AM

I have been ZC (essentially, very small deviations now and then mostly consisting of non starchy veggies if I'm eating out) for four years. I'm healthy, strong, funny, smart, and can kick ass!

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by 1307 · September 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Tried the ZC to get rid of GERD. Well, it worked...sort of. Swallowing trouble: Gone Burning sensation: Gone Food coming up: Gone The problem is it made me severely constipated and in one day I now have a hemorrhoid. I ate: 1lb of grass-fed... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 04, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I would try to find one or two plant foods you can add that don't reactivate the GERD while you adjust to a low-fiber diet. But the priority now is to get rid of the diarrhea. I would try mixing the broth with a can of pumpkin to do that. I have... (more)

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by 1019 · about 19 hours ago

What is the optimal role of carbohydrates in the human diet? No carbohydrates and ketosis? A cyclical ketogenic diet? A low to moderate (75-150 grams) carbohydrate intake? A higher (150-300 grams) intake of carbs of paleo sources? Is the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Ultimately, it's all individual. But if you had but one broad brush to paint with, I think 75-150 grams of carbs daily gets the most coverage, certainly closer than the 300+ grams of carbohydrate that conventional wisdom prescribes.

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by 50 · about 19 hours ago

I'm still a newbie. I've been on Paleo for about a month now. I've eliminated all refined sugar, dairy, oats, etc. I've been good about all the 'biggies' in the paleo lifestyle. I've done well with eating real food, eating lean meat, good fat (I... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · April 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I think like anything, this is something you're going to have to play around with a little, but I can say from experience that if you are CrossFitting 5x a week, you're going to need SOME carbs. Any exercise that taps into that glycolytic pathway... (more)

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by 12847 · about 19 hours ago

Sucrose substitution in prevention and reversal of the fall in metabolic rate accompanying hypocaloric diets Hypocaloric diets cause a fall in resting metabolic rate that interferes with weight loss. To evaluate the mechanisms underlying this... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · January 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Cliff, you have to distinguish between the effects of carbs on the one hand, and the differential effects of sugar v starch on the other. As I've blogged (eg http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4383), zero-carb diets invoke a glucose conservation... (more)

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by 20 · about 19 hours ago

Does anyone have any experience with this type of diet? I met an old guy at this gym and he was in amazing shape. He was playing basketball and keeping up with me (I'm 21) like it was nothing. He said his secret was eating one meal a day and he... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · December 28, 2011 at 5:08 AM

I think that if they are eating one meal per day, and 0 carb, that their bodies are FULLY adjusted to ketosis and fat burning and their metabolism has adjusted as well. IMO this is extreme from a traditional 3/4 meals a day routine. However, its... (more)

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by 688 · September 27, 2014 at 3:23 AM

I'm contemplating starting a ZC regimen for 30 days with the only carbohydrate in my diet coming from coconut milk and eggs. I've been struggling with some sugar/carb addiction recently. Basically, I follow VLC paleo for a couple of days, but... (more)

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Leoni 0 · November 22, 2011 at 4:57 AM

It works for me too. Within days of cutting out all plants my brain fog eases and my mood is absolutely transformed. I barely recognise myself from the anxiety-ridden teary mess I have struggled with being for so long, to the calm, peaceful... (more)

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by 581 · about 19 hours ago

hi anyone know any good books or online articles about living on zc? i've been to the "zeroing in on health" forum and will start going through the "active low carb" forum. but i really want some books directly about zero carb (meat and fat... (more)

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Rose 0 · March 03, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Not quite about zero-carb, but here's a book by two ketogenic diet researchers, Jeff Volek and Steve Phinney, that addresses pretty much everything currently known about ketogenic diets for health and weight loss. It's become my favorite book on... (more)

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by 39821 · about 19 hours ago

First off, let me preface this by stating that I'm not now nor have I ever been a proponent of zero carb diets. I don't believe that they are necessarily unhealthy, but there are a lot of unanswered questions. The fact that so many feel great... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 31, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Because you have to eat something, and eating only protein is impossible [rabbit starvation]. So it has to be fat. You say you can't fathom how eating fat helps in weight loss, but the point is to practice beta oxidation pathways i.e. upregulate... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

I've been eating a high protein diet for almost a month now (basically, my diet has been 20-24oz of steak everyday with 4 tblspoon of sour cream sauteed in butter). I also eat about 3oz liver/heart/kidneys 2-3 times a week. Rarely, I will eat some... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 31, 2011 at 6:16 PM

If you're trying to lose weight, you ought to skip the sour cream and butter and just grill the steaks. You're actually probably just fine on selenium (especially if eating grass-fed; if not, it's in the liver at least) and potassium (there's a... (more)