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by 0 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 1005 · about 2 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 2 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 164 · about 2 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 2 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 3 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 15400 · about 3 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 · about 3 hours ago

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 3 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 12847 · about 3 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 3 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 39841 · about 3 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 203 · about 4 hours ago

First post here and I'm posting in a bit of a desperate state, looking for help. Background: Male, 42 years - History of digestive problems that were more or less in a manageable state eating roughly a WAPF style diet. Went relatively high fat... (more)

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Peggy_the_Primal_Parent 0 · August 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM

I always drop weight when I go zero carb too. I'm 5'6 and 108lbs but zero carb always makes me drop to 104lbs. I am super active and burn calories like a mutha and fairly muscular. It used to scare me that I would lose weight. And I would weigh... (more)

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by 85 · about 4 hours ago

Bottom line, I'm doing paleo and I'm losing weight rapidly but feel terrible and I'm extremely irritable with friends and family. By terrible I mean: constant hunger and distracting cravings, inability to concentrate, sleepiness, shakiness and... (more)

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peter_5 0 · August 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM

You CAN NOT do endurance exercise and weights on a calorie deficit. End of story. You need to eat fat and you need to eat starches. Sorry Masochist, but your plan is bad and you are going to feel shit. 1) eat enough carbs for you running -... (more)

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by 325 · about 4 hours ago

While I am well aware that the paleo lifestyle is far from a crash-diet, I am trying to slim down and look as svelt as possible in a two week time-frame for a special event I have coming up. I have been eating paleo now for a while, but I'm... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · August 11, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Yes I think ZC produces the best results for a 2 week period. Meat and eggs basically although the ZCers would argue with me on the eggs, lol. But then again what do I know? Given the current climate the PC paleo answer is that carbs don't... (more)

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by 813 · about 4 hours ago

Okay hard boiled eggs and pepperoni sticks kind of get old after a while. I need some ideas for inexpensive low-carb snacks, ideally no more than 2% non-fiber carbs by mass. Ideally it should contain a decent amount of fat too. (more)

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Rose 0 · August 10, 2011 at 5:57 PM

I have carried cold bacon in my briefcase; also leftover chunks of roast. Dogs love me.

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Hey everyone, Allow me to appeal to your immense body of paleo knowledge: good god i'm eating a lot. no, for real though. like so much. For background, I'm 23, exercise a ton, and I'm really fit, i.e. skinny, all lean muscle, very little body... (more)

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ben61820 0 · August 01, 2011 at 1:34 AM

Why the hell are you avoiding starch? You're young and fit man, eat your carbohydrates! And just eat more food. Don't make more out of it than it is. Eat a lot of food all the time; protein fat and carbohydrates from potatoes sweet potatoes, etc;... (more)

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by 78422 · about 4 hours ago

Has anyone gone absolutely zero carbs? And if so, how did you feel? And did it have an affect on your weight?

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ben61820 0 · July 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM

There are many threads dealing directly with this. The search engine is honestly pretty effective on this site. I did over three months of eating no plant matter at all. Zero. Prior to going full-on like that however I should mention that I was... (more)

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by 455 · about 4 hours ago

Hi all, I am making my own kombucha and kefir and was wondering how to decrease the carb content while still maintaining healthy grains/scoby. I'm pretty low carb so I'm kind of afraid to put in enough sugar for them to feed on (even though I... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 04, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I use 1/4 cup sugar to 1 quart of water. That's how I learned to do it. I let it go three days then strain the grains and start a new batch. Meanwhile I let this kefir sit out on the counter for another day or two until it no longer tastes... (more)

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by 106 · about 4 hours ago

How does gut flora survive on a zero carb diet if one only eat meat and fat, no eggs or dairy, and doesn't take probiotics?

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Satya 0 · September 29, 2011 at 6:34 PM

That would depend on the particulars of the zc diet and perhaps other individual factors. If it is the modern variety, the kind that Stefansson ate at the Bellevue study (1), then it can cause some serious die off and mircrobial constituent... (more)

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by 1626 · about 4 hours ago

I am emailing a lady who has been zero carb since 2009. She wants to start adding carbs back into her diet. What is the best way to do this? I suggested that she introduces one new plant food at a time to see if her body can handle it or not. She... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · June 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Fermented veggies would probably be good. My first thought was actually "green veggies and probiotics", but fermented veggies kind of kills two birds with one stone, eh? Have her try making taco meat and top it with cultured green salsa.... (more)

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by 2729 · about 4 hours ago

I went zero carb for a week, with pretty good results-- lost about 5 lb, better energy, better able to control calorie intake. However, recovery after workouts has been abysmal. I hurt all over, and feel like an 80-year-old woman every time I... (more)

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Rose 0 · June 15, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Stephen Phinney, who's researched the effects of ketogenic diets on athletic performance, says this: "There are to date no studies that carefully examine the optimum length of this keto-adapataion period, but it is clearly longer than one week... (more)

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by 450 · about 4 hours ago

It is my second day on a zero carb diet.. all meat/eggs. I feel SUPER tired for some reason.. My main goal right now is to cut out all sugar and eventually lose all cravings for it. I tend to binge eat on sugary food and if I can get rid of... (more)

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Rose 0 · June 03, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Derrick, many people seem to find ketoadapting, especially to a zero-carb woe, difficult. Stephen Phinney, in Ketogenic Diets and Physical Perfomance, says "There are to date no studies that carefully examine the optimum length of this... (more)

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