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by 0 · June 09, 2014 at 07:37 PM

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 05:52 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 · November 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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 · August 08, 2013 at 02:34 PM

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 · May 25, 2013 at 02:16 PM

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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Jaqi_1 0 · May 25, 2013 at 02:16 PM

Thank you for your great answer! I really didn't want to have to take any supplements, so thank you for the list of foods to get them from! I really appreciate the info!

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by 982 · May 17, 2013 at 05:50 AM

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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thegiantess 0 · May 14, 2013 at 09:11 PM

Burning off a virus? Not sure that exists. Fasting is a tool to use for viral infections, but never heard of keto dieting for a virus. I would think that if you are having recurrent shingles outbreaks, but are otherwise young and healthy that... (more)

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by 10 · August 13, 2013 at 07:03 PM

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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ASJ 0 · August 13, 2013 at 07:03 PM

Bull!! I have been very low carb for years and often zero carb. The trick is to eat lots of good fat! No vegetable oil,= Inflammationm. Only coconut oil. Butter and Ghee are fine. No trans fat. The demonization of fat is killing folks. My... (more)

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by 1981 · June 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM

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 09:01 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 170 · September 06, 2013 at 05:22 AM

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 05:53 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 170 · April 13, 2013 at 07:49 PM

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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primalpat 0 · April 13, 2013 at 07:49 PM

I think it does. I was like you: ate fat, meat and veggies and was stopped up all the time. My gastritis was bad too. I've been feeling much better since I really scaled back the fat content, and started eating more starch. I've actually found... (more)

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by 1090 · June 10, 2013 at 09:07 PM

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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dzone 0 · December 28, 2012 at 01:53 PM

You have multiple problems: 1) Listening to these soccer moms on this board and their "safe starch " bullshit 2) You will die young following that disgusting diet 3) Fruits , fruits and more fruits Try it. Do REAL Paleo which includes fruits. I... (more)

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by 10 · December 08, 2012 at 12:02 PM

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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MarkES 0 · December 08, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Some people find no or very low carb can slow down their thyroid and metabolism. So, also consider a balanced and nutritious diet that is lower in carbs, but includes potatoes, sweet potatoes. An example would be Perfect Health Diet: Weight Loss... (more)

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by 239 · December 07, 2012 at 09:17 PM

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

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Carlene 0 · December 07, 2012 at 09:17 PM

Are you all just eating meat with fat on it, or is fat being added? If yes what fats?

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by 15380 · October 23, 2012 at 05:19 AM

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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James_21 0 · October 23, 2012 at 05:19 AM

Until you start to feel like cr*p. Some may last longer than others.

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by 1264 · June 09, 2012 at 04:53 PM

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 383 · August 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM

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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Mark_41 0 · August 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Breathing techniques (see qigong) and exercise! Stop eating junk on weekends. If your too overweight to exercise (which is hard to believe) then breath like you are exercising. Make sure you breath through the stomach and not through the chest as... (more)

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by 1264 · June 08, 2012 at 03:28 PM

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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dzone 0 · June 08, 2012 at 03:28 PM

I think my diet would be classed as ZC but I did have 5 cherries and 1 very small strawberry on Wednesday and 3 cherries and 4 small strawberries on Thursday. It was the first carbs/fruit that I have had since last Summer but I hardly ate any... (more)

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by 1264 · December 04, 2013 at 04:05 PM

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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Passer 0 · December 04, 2013 at 04:05 PM

Very informative and useful article! I appreciate the the effort you have put into your writing. Its clear that you know what you are writing about. In the article Constipation and Hemorrhoids says that the main cause of hemorrhoids is... (more)

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by 1019 · May 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM

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 06:53 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 · April 15, 2012 at 07:25 AM

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 01:41 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 12804 · January 27, 2012 at 06:24 PM

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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coprophagous 0 · January 27, 2012 at 05:39 PM

the amount of sugar in just one can of coke is enough sugar to lower the metabolism of infection fighting blood cells by 75 percent. http://www.natural-pain-relief-guide.com/sugar-immune-system.html (more)

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by 20 · July 10, 2013 at 07:13 PM

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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mark_63 0 · July 10, 2013 at 07:13 PM

I used to fast alot and always felt great now that i am on the 1 meal deal i feel hungry but feel good about it i drink water all day long and at 6-8 pm have a lean meal i got alot of ideals from the notes above thanks.

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by 658 · December 24, 2012 at 07:50 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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Hemming 0 · December 24, 2012 at 07:50 AM

It works for me. After entering ketosis I have no desire/cravings (I don't really have cravings before so maybe not a fair comparison) for any sweet things which includes fruit and even berries. Berries now taste like candy to me. If you really... (more)

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by 581 · March 03, 2012 at 11:41 PM

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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dzone 0 · January 07, 2012 at 09:13 PM

Justin, not sure you are still looking for info but you might read "the Bear" http://www.thebear.org./essays1.html#anchor496162 I don't recommend zero carb. It works for some ppl but most of us don't have nearly good enough intestinal bio-mob... (more)

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by 39204 · March 12, 2013 at 04:50 PM

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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foreveryoung 0 · March 12, 2013 at 04:50 PM

Not at all. Or, at least not as high in fat as a lot here seem to think. The important thing is to make sure you're getting enough quality protein. Enough is a lot. I don't live forever in a VLC diet (VLC for me means <50 grams of carbs from... (more)

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by 10 · May 10, 2012 at 06:22 AM

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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Rick_8 0 · October 31, 2011 at 08:29 PM

Paleo forces you to be high protein because you are still living in modern world dependent on grocery stores and on the go eating. To not eat grains, sugar, and anything processed, meat is all that you have available. Hunter gatherers would have... (more)