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Any 'high carbers'?

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Created August 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Personally I don't do well on low carb but my body is very sensitive to grains/legumes. I bloat immediately. Wonder how many other people do higher carb? And what carbs you have? I eat lots of bananas & sweet potatoes!

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:38 AM

I'm the opposite. Low carbs leaves me sapped of energy. And HUNGRY!

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:37 AM

Wow that's great! How come no fat milk? What are your overall macros like?

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on August 27, 2012
at 12:28 AM

2nd. No Fat milk, fruit, potato and for me, white rice, still getting more ripped at aprox 400g on training days no problem

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

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on August 26, 2012
at 08:06 PM

Well in general the people I have read/spoke to regarding paleo

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on August 26, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Eat less Move Mo(o)re is what Jimmy has to do.

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on August 26, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Who are these "people" that say paleo = low carb?

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:25 PM

Yeah I find a steady stream through the day, maybe less at night works for me. I love beets! I agree too many people say paleo = low carb!

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:23 PM

Yes exactly. I have grains sometimes because I'm still trying to get new ideas of what to have for carbs. When I have them my stomach is always painful!

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:23 PM

Perhaps I should experiment with high carb days?

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Yum at the can of coconut milk! Never heard of hydrolysed gelatin! Butter in coffee? I need to try these things!

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:21 PM

What does hear taste like? Liver & onion = heaven. I love duck skin!

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Forget the coffee I love my canned coconut cream in the evening drink the whole can delivers a wollop calorie wise and has a nice carb fat ratio for me.

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Yeah I love the skin the best, sometimes I help myself to the remaining skin off my non Paleo family's plates. Just did chicken liver and loved it next is that fabled heart of lamb fresh cut not frozen!

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on August 26, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Hydrolized gelatin dissolves more easily in liquid, and possibly it is more easily used by the body? Dunno about that, though. This is what I use: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=pd_sim_hpc_3 I put one Tb. per small cup of coffee (5oz sized cup). It slightly changes the flavor of the coffee, but it is for the better. Slightly less bitter, maybe?

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on August 26, 2012
at 02:21 PM

Do you put a tablespoon in one cup.I want to try that.I put butter in my coffee,but am curious about the gelatin.Never heard of hydrolized,where do you get that

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on August 26, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Oh yes, lots of coconut milk in the coffee, and I also put in a tablespoon or so of hydrolized gelatin. The gelatin is good nutritionally, of course, but it also makes the coffee even creamier and thicker. It's amazing!

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

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on August 26, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Thanks for the great reply. I train weights and a bit of hiit. I want to compete one day and have just undergone my first bulk. Maintaining at the moment but want to cut a bit soon. I eat~240 carb, 95fat & 180 protein.

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on August 26, 2012
at 12:57 PM

Ha! I love cooking so much. Honey in coffee? Sounds delicious. I like some coconut oil/milk in mine. I tend to do more carbs in the morning than night.

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

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on August 26, 2012
at 12:55 PM

Great! I'm around 240g. I don't run but I lift and do a bit of hiit. Good that quinoa works for you.

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on August 26, 2012
at 12:32 PM

I do high carb for sure. 200-400 grams per day. I also run between at least 1-2hrs per day with a long run of 5-6 hours on the weekend. I tolerate quinoa and oats very well. I throw down bananas and sweet potatoes as well.

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on August 26, 2012
at 12:22 PM

I tend to eat most of my carbs later in the day. Generally, the carbs I have in the morning are from the honey that I put in my coffee. I'm very lazy in the morning, and I can't be bothered with much more than coffee. But--if I had a chef, then I would order potatoes fried in coconut oil, eggs, and lovely ripe fruit. If I ever get rich, the first thing I'm gonna do is hire a chef!

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on August 26, 2012
at 11:35 AM

So great to hear someone else who realises low carb isn't for them! I need to try some yucca! I tend only to have bananas since ditching grains. Maybe I'll adopt some other fruits bwhat do you normally enjoy for breakfast?

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

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on August 26, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Omg I really want to try heart! I love liver & kidney just never made the step up to heart. Do you eat the chicken skin? I'd love to try thighs.

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on August 26, 2012
at 11:26 AM

That's my downfall. I pretty much eat no veggies just potatoes and bananas for carbs!

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on August 26, 2012
at 11:03 AM

Jimmy Moore is not paleo, he's low carb, there's a huge difference. There's one dude that goes by Castle Grok that does high carb paleo. Some people have that kind of metabolism where carbs are fine. I don't. If I have more than a few carbs, I instantly start to gain fat. Paleo is about avoiding modern, highly processed, nutrient-devoid, and toxic foods. That includes sugar, but not starchy carbs such as sweet potato for example.

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on August 26, 2012
at 10:29 AM

The paleo definition is fairly vague at this point, but if nothing else, that should be all the more reason that a real food-based, non-industrial, non-toxic diet is paleo-acceptable in whatever iteration may make you as an individual feel your best.

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on August 26, 2012
at 10:22 AM

Go away, you contribute nothing and are just making an annoyance of yourself.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 26, 2012
at 01:31 PM

I usually have 400g daily from milk, fruit and occasional potatoes. I lost some belly fat by doing so, which is cool. I used to believe I didn't tolerate carbs, but it was a matter of eating the right kinds. Legumes, grains, sweet potatoes, ... are still a no-no.

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 27, 2012
at 09:37 AM

Wow that's great! How come no fat milk? What are your overall macros like?

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 03:23 PM

Yes exactly. I have grains sometimes because I'm still trying to get new ideas of what to have for carbs. When I have them my stomach is always painful!

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on August 27, 2012
at 12:28 AM

2nd. No Fat milk, fruit, potato and for me, white rice, still getting more ripped at aprox 400g on training days no problem

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2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

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on August 26, 2012
at 01:53 PM

Just to make sure everyone is on the same page. Paleo != Low Carb (not equal).

I am currently have some days where I eat as high as 300 grams of carb. I do workout, which includes 3 days a week of lifting, 5 days a week I walk first thing in the morning for about an hour.

So don't feel like you are not doing paleo correctly if you feel you need more carbs. As long as your stick to healthy sources (just like you do when doing low carb paleo), you should be fine.

Another thing that I have noticed is I do really well when most of my carbs are eaten at night. So some days I might have up a large majority of my carb intake (say 200 grams) with dinner plus dessert. So breakfast is either skipped (maybe some coconut oil in my coffee) or something fatty with some protein (eggs and bacon/sausage, avocado, etc). Lunch is fatty cut of meat with some veggies. Then dinner is where I start introducing white rice, potato, starchy veggies like squash, beets, etc. That works for me, and regulating my blood sugar levels.

Of course eating carbs during the day is fine too, especially if you have no problems with your blood sugar levels.

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 08:06 PM

Well in general the people I have read/spoke to regarding paleo

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 26, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Who are these "people" that say paleo = low carb?

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 03:25 PM

Yeah I find a steady stream through the day, maybe less at night works for me. I love beets! I agree too many people say paleo = low carb!

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Cd717290eb43a6e17061f9920deed977

on August 26, 2012
at 11:30 AM

I eat plantains, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, as much high-carb fruit (bananas, melons, apples, pineapple, grapes) as I want, and a very, very small amount of white rice.

My plan is to start experimenting with more tubers from other cuisines, such as yautia, yucca, etc...

I feel good, the health problems which were my reasons for starting paleo haven't flared up, and my weight is stable.

Going paleo was a huge mental switch, and then realizing low-carb paleo was bad for me was another huge mental switch, so I'm still acclimating to this new way of thinking about "what's for dinner?!"

Cd717290eb43a6e17061f9920deed977

(1267)

on August 26, 2012
at 12:22 PM

I tend to eat most of my carbs later in the day. Generally, the carbs I have in the morning are from the honey that I put in my coffee. I'm very lazy in the morning, and I can't be bothered with much more than coffee. But--if I had a chef, then I would order potatoes fried in coconut oil, eggs, and lovely ripe fruit. If I ever get rich, the first thing I'm gonna do is hire a chef!

Fd1c5e35538fbe2ea5eccb8acd7ae546

(496)

on August 26, 2012
at 02:21 PM

Do you put a tablespoon in one cup.I want to try that.I put butter in my coffee,but am curious about the gelatin.Never heard of hydrolized,where do you get that

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 11:35 AM

So great to hear someone else who realises low carb isn't for them! I need to try some yucca! I tend only to have bananas since ditching grains. Maybe I'll adopt some other fruits bwhat do you normally enjoy for breakfast?

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Yum at the can of coconut milk! Never heard of hydrolysed gelatin! Butter in coffee? I need to try these things!

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 26, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Forget the coffee I love my canned coconut cream in the evening drink the whole can delivers a wollop calorie wise and has a nice carb fat ratio for me.

Cd717290eb43a6e17061f9920deed977

(1267)

on August 26, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Oh yes, lots of coconut milk in the coffee, and I also put in a tablespoon or so of hydrolized gelatin. The gelatin is good nutritionally, of course, but it also makes the coffee even creamier and thicker. It's amazing!

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 12:57 PM

Ha! I love cooking so much. Honey in coffee? Sounds delicious. I like some coconut oil/milk in mine. I tend to do more carbs in the morning than night.

Cd717290eb43a6e17061f9920deed977

(1267)

on August 26, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Hydrolized gelatin dissolves more easily in liquid, and possibly it is more easily used by the body? Dunno about that, though. This is what I use: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=pd_sim_hpc_3 I put one Tb. per small cup of coffee (5oz sized cup). It slightly changes the flavor of the coffee, but it is for the better. Slightly less bitter, maybe?

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A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

on August 26, 2012
at 10:24 AM

I don't eat very high carb (suppose about 40%? Don't really count anything) but I eat white rice, white potato and an absolute tonne of low fodmap veggies.

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 11:26 AM

That's my downfall. I pretty much eat no veggies just potatoes and bananas for carbs!

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on August 26, 2012
at 10:15 PM

I don't seem to tolerate higher carbs well. I guess that I eat maybe 70gm tops per day. Mostly from bananas, sweet potatos (not often), rice (even rarer), goat or sheep milk yogurt, salad greens, and berries. Too many carbs, possibly from the FODMAPS, gives me gastrointestinal issues. The other day I had a peach and boy, did that screw me up! The main problem for me is that eating low carb really kills my appetite.

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 27, 2012
at 09:38 AM

I'm the opposite. Low carbs leaves me sapped of energy. And HUNGRY!

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on August 26, 2012
at 12:23 PM

I am not a high carber, I typically consume abt 50-100g of carbs daily. I do however, include bananas, sweet potatoes, other fruit, and very occasionally white rice in my diet. When I want to lose weight though I absolutely must cut my carbs down to 40g or less.

What are your goals? If you are interested solely in improved health you are leaps and bounds better already by having dropped the grains and legumes. How much do you exercise? This could factor into your desire to eat carbs as well. How do you feel after eating certain foods?

A banana or two is not going to hurt you and can even be beneficial. Same with the sweet potato. However living on carbs all day is probably not a wise idea. You will likely continue to stay hungry and then want to eat more bananas and sweet potatoes. [I know because I love both of them] What else do you eat? What kinds of protein and fat are you eating? Keeping your protein and fat ratios will help tremendously with feeling full and satisfied.

Determining your goals will help shape your diet. Then try it out and see if it works. Then adjust as necessary.

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Thanks for the great reply. I train weights and a bit of hiit. I want to compete one day and have just undergone my first bulk. Maintaining at the moment but want to cut a bit soon. I eat~240 carb, 95fat & 180 protein.

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on August 26, 2012
at 10:39 AM

I fluctuate I don't go any higher than 100 without feeling ill, I try and keep under 50 but do high protein approx 120-150 with the rest fat. I feel good that way. Never done sweet potatoes as they're too expensive and impossible to find here in Jordan but love my fresh chicken thighs and lamb cuts :) soon I will try heart!

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Omg I really want to try heart! I love liver & kidney just never made the step up to heart. Do you eat the chicken skin? I'd love to try thighs.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 26, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Yeah I love the skin the best, sometimes I help myself to the remaining skin off my non Paleo family's plates. Just did chicken liver and loved it next is that fabled heart of lamb fresh cut not frozen!

F287713b432503cfe37fb567847131a8

(20)

on August 26, 2012
at 03:21 PM

What does hear taste like? Liver & onion = heaven. I love duck skin!

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on August 26, 2012
at 09:44 AM

High carb is not paleo. Jimmy Moore said so.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 26, 2012
at 03:23 PM

Perhaps I should experiment with high carb days?

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 26, 2012
at 10:29 AM

The paleo definition is fairly vague at this point, but if nothing else, that should be all the more reason that a real food-based, non-industrial, non-toxic diet is paleo-acceptable in whatever iteration may make you as an individual feel your best.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on August 26, 2012
at 10:22 AM

Go away, you contribute nothing and are just making an annoyance of yourself.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on August 26, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Eat less Move Mo(o)re is what Jimmy has to do.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on August 26, 2012
at 11:03 AM

Jimmy Moore is not paleo, he's low carb, there's a huge difference. There's one dude that goes by Castle Grok that does high carb paleo. Some people have that kind of metabolism where carbs are fine. I don't. If I have more than a few carbs, I instantly start to gain fat. Paleo is about avoiding modern, highly processed, nutrient-devoid, and toxic foods. That includes sugar, but not starchy carbs such as sweet potato for example.

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