Zero Carb Questions
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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 kind... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
possibly a stupid question. They just taste much sweeter than other meat. (Ex: scallops/oysters/etc are sweet which I attribute to their small amount of carbs). Thanks!
Per my copy of On Food and Cooking, definitely worth owning or checking out from the library, why shrimp and crab taste sweet is because they are collecting amino acids in their tissue, as a way to balance the salt in the surrounding water. Their... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
I'm intrigued by the people here who eat zero carbs. Would you give me an example of how a typical day might look for you regarding meals? I have a feeling this would help me break an ongoing plateau, and I'm curious about how you go about it.... (more)
Someone asked on another thread at what point/number of grams that it's considered VLC instead of moderate carb. Are there official definitions/carb limits for each variation? My thoughts are: Zero Carb = 10 or less VLC = 30 or less Low Carb... (more)
Sounds more or less right to me, too. Though I might put ZC at 5, VLC at 20, and LC at 30. There is no official answer, only informal consensus, so it's soft.
I am new on the forum and am curious as to whether vegetables are a necessary element in the diet. Nutrient-wise can one get away with total abstinance and simply derive the nutrients needed from other sources(animal fat, etc.)? How would this... (more)
I recently bought some ketone detecting strips. (This brand.) I'm toying with using them regularly as an accountability tool in keeping my carbs low. I'd like to hear more about folks' use of Ketostix or other ketone detecting strips. My main... (more)
Well, I assist people with diabetes, so my answer might not be applicable to you. I prefer BD's brand - much easier to use. Just catch sample from urine stream 3 seconds after start, wait 15 seconds, done. No collection needed. Shorter shelf... (more)
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