I am losing TOO MUCH WEIGHT (lost 10-15lbs already, but I actually needed to gain 20-25lbs), I have had the longest ketosis ever in my Paleo dieting history. It lasted for about 3 weeks. My urine was shiny/oily, I was getting this really bad ketosis odor in my mouth and my right flank was always in pain.
I am struggling where to get my carbs so that I could maintain a 300g a day of sugar macros.
In the past couple of days I have been drinking water with dissolved brown sugar (36 grams per quarter cup), 3-4 servings a day. Is that bad?
Some veggies and bananas and other fruits here and there, but I can't eat them every day. I plan to buy Cellulose as well for my insoluble fiber source (regardless of what you read from MDA; I have leaky gut, pubmed study available upon request).
I have recently re-introduced rice and potatoes as they are the only polysaccharides I seem to be OK with. I am still waiting if I would react badly on these two complex carbs.
Besides eating the very low carb spaghetti squash,
1. how else can I reach 300 grams a day to avoid ketosis?
2. Which Simple Sugars are SAFE APART from fruits and vegetables?
3. How much simple sugars out of those 300g can I consume in a day?
4. Is Refined Sugar really bad (as opposed to which other simple sugar?!), provided you consume it within 300g and take enzyme supplements?! Thank you for all your time and input. :'(
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on August 24, 2010
at 03:09 AM
This is another to add to the "See A Doctor" tag. I'm honestly tempted to close this one or tag it WTF. Let me repeat: Eating the Paleo diet should not involve INCREASING pathological symptoms. If this happens STOP what you are doing and see a doctor. The oily urine is particularly scary. I've never heard of anyone having that, could indicate serious gallbladder issues. Painful ketosis is NOT normal. Some people feel kind of fatigued at first, but that's different from pain.
Where did you get 300 grams of carbs anyway? Unless you weigh quite a lot, that amount of carbs is probably inappropriate.
I repeat: see a doctor(maybe more than one since they are so stupid, but at least you can get some basic tests to rule out electrolyte problems, blood sugar issues, etc.) and perhaps buy some paleo books like The Primal Blueprint or The Paleo Diet.
BTW there is a scientific test for this "leaky gut", which is scientifically called increased gut permeability. Try to find a doctor that will do it so you can be sure you have it.