Very Low Carb Questions
Is the Paleo Diet, just like Atkins or any other low carb diet?
Paleo does not necesseraly have to be like Atkins. Atkins (if i understand correctly) was a high-fat, High-protein, low carb diet, but with Paleo you can make it as high or low carb as you want. Also, with Atkins, you can have artificial colors... (more)
So, I have read a few posts about people experiencing bad breathe and perspiration after they enter ketosis. Has anyone experienced the opposite? I have noticed in the last week or so, since I went back to a keto diet that my BO has gone away. (more)
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I'm really struggling with headaches, feeling low energy and not being able to think clearly and would really appreciate some thoughtful perspective on what you all think I should try next. Very quick history: I used to eat mostly carbs in my... (more)
I have been eating paleo diet for about sixth months and it has worked wonders for me! However i recently read an article about watching how many carbs you eat, and that the ultimate way to lean out and build muscle is to cut carbs, to maybe one... (more)
FWIW, I think you may be eating too few calories. Perhaps you need to replace the carbs with fat.
Over the span of 2 or 3 years, I have gradually decreased my carb intake to under 50g a day. This was not based on any protocol--it just naturally happened because I kept finding that eating carbs would exacerbate my rheumatoid arthritis... (more)
Ok, quick background. I'm 28, 1.75m, and before this started I was about 67kg (roughly 5ft 9 and 148lb), sedentary. Was on paleo close to whole30 standards for almost 7 months, and my occasional cheat/treat is closer to "chicken with half plate of... (more)
I'm currently trying to shed fat. Like 80ish pounds of fat. I'm eating low carb, and am limiting starchy vegetables and fruits to a couple of times per week. Not too much exercise yet, just some walking and I'm starting to do some circuit training... (more)
Dear Paleo-people, Let me please start off with a few questions that I think will resonate with a wider audience. For cisgendered women and other normatively female-bodied type paleo people, when you want to maintain the curves just in those... (more)
I have been eating/living/moving/sleeping paleo for approximately 6 months, getting increasingly strict with my diet. Now that I am within 5 - 7 lbs of my fat loss goal, I have decided to reduce my carbs to under 50g/day. Am curious as to how... (more)
I am on my second day of a VLC diet. I do feel more calm, so my emotions are more stable and my sleep is better. However, I feel weak. My energy level is very low, physically. Before going VLC, I was eating a good deal of fruits, sweet potato,... (more)
Upon switching to Paleo eating I felt the same as you describe and I had to up my protein and fat intake this helped with that constant tired feeling and gave me energy for my Crossfit workouts.
After reading this post on Robb Wolf's site I'm a little curious. What Matt Lalonde seems to be describing is a calorie restricted, low carb diet. Yet as he progressed, he reports muscle development along with fat loss. The fat loss part is... (more)
My weight loss has been stalled but I've noticed when I treat myself to sweet potatoes, I will actually weigh less the next day. Anyone else experience this?
I have been experimenting with very low carb and higher fat ketosis type diet. I love it and I feel great, but I have noticed that I have more cellulite on my thighs than normal. I am losing inches (not pounds, which is a good thing) but it is... (more)
I've been off grains, rice, and potatoes for many months. Stomach felt better, but no weight loss. For the last 3 weeks I've been following the Quilt's recommendations for jumpstarting leptin sensitivity. I was waking up full of energy, early in... (more)
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)
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)
Hey guys, I'm a 25 yo male, been straight VLC paleo for the past 8 weeks, started at 330 lbs and am currently stuck at 300. I've been at 300 for the past ~3 weeks or so. Here is a rundown of what I eat on a daily basis + my... (more)
I've been doing VLC for weight loss for some time now, using ketostix to check that I'm staying in ketosis. I've noticed that every evening, several hours after my last meal (and food intake for the day), I get very warm, even rosy-cheeked and... (more)
I'm on VLC, and particularly after breakfast - which is usually bacon, eggs, veggies and a teaspoon or two of coconut oil I am noticeably warmer. During the summer months this can get a bit uncomfortable, so it's lucky I live in the UK. :)
I was wondering what symptoms everyone has experienced in ketosis. I've heard that you can get a metallic taste in your mouth. But what about night sweats? They started for me about the same time I went into ketosis. Is this a normal symptom of... (more)
I've been following with great interest Kurt Harris' recents posts on macronutrients, low-carb, and ketosis. He seems to have shifted his position away from advocating very-low-carb (though he claims he was never doing that, and that makes sense,... (more)
Do you, personally, eat fewer than 20 carbs per day AND follow Dr. Kurt Harris' guidelines for a pastoral diet? Here is his recently updated Get Started page. http://www.paleonu.com/get-started/ I find it a very calm and restorative way to... (more)
I'm doing a low carb, high fat version of Paleo, and I'm searching for a good bagel or english muffin like recipe that I can make in the morning and spread coconut oil on. So far, I use this one: 2Tb coconut flour, 3Tb ground flaxseed... (more)
This is my favorite muffin recipe. I use stevia because I have a sweet tooth. When it's straight out of the oven, it's very fresh, delicious and moist-but-not-doughy. http://cowenparkkitchen.com/masa-harina-cornbread/
I will be honest with you - I am against eating low carb in a long run and do not think it is sustainable and healthy. However, in order to deal with my digestive problems that keep bothering me (even my herbal doctor does not know what to say) I... (more)
I am 18 years old and Paleo I eat 150g of protein a day 150 pound body weight and do 50g or less carb with the rest of my calories from fat. Is there long term risk to this? I don't want weight loss but rather increased muscle strength.