I've been paleo for 10 weeks and really rockin it. I've lost 24lbs in the first 8 weeks (only weighing every four weeks) but I have a significant amount of weight to lose still. I'm eating very few carbs and therefore have been in ketosis. I'm not eating dairy, fruits, or nuts. Just meats and non-startchy vegetables. I'm also not exercising due to some very slow recovering injuries. My question is, am I missing out on something by not carb refeeding? If so, how often should I do it? I've not plateaued yet and also a little worried old habits and cravings will come flooding back if I step out of ketosis.
asked byltotheiz (0)
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on March 13, 2014
at 04:56 PM
I don't think there is a need for a carb refeed at this time, especially if you are not exercising. Now, if you are having problems sleeping/pooping/focusing or anything else, you might want to consider some carbs. However, if you are feeling fine, losing weight and enjoying ketosis, I woudl say to keep it up for now.
When you can start working out, you can either stay in ketosis, do a carb refeed or just add some daily carbs in. Play around with it and see what works best for you. I did ketosis for a while and enjoyed it...now I have probably about 150g of carbs daily (mainly sweet potatoes + gluten free granola for breakfast after workout).