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by 5 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 15400 · about 23 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 23 hours ago

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 23 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 12847 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 8933 · about 23 hours ago

What has been the effect of zero carb on your skin?

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Ambimorph 0 · September 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

It's a bit complicated for me. First, I've had rosacea since before going ZC, and that got a bit better, but isn't cured, and I'm not really sure whether the improvement was ZC related or coincidence. Second, after over a year and a half ZC I... (more)

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by 203 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 78422 · about 23 hours ago

As i understand, the Paleo diet is fairly low carb and high in protein. I have eliminated my carbs to a degree since going paleo about a fortnight ago. My only carbs at the moment are 3 to 4 oranges a day, and plenty of vegies. My cousin has been... (more)

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Rose 0 · August 06, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Nick, there are a few zero- and very-low-carbers here; I hope we see responses from some of them. I've been ZC for two years (meat only, plus spices and coffee, and the odd glass of wine here and there), and was VLC for two years before that. In... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 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 455 · about 23 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 1626 · about 23 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 23 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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