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For those of you VLC to No carbing can you eat carbs

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 04, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I have been LC to VLC for awhile now, but whenever I go ever a certain amount whether from a starch or sugar I will feel like I got hit by a bus the next day and my gut/colon feels cloged. I was just curious for those who have been on VLC to no carb for extended periods of time (6 months and beyond) do you get the same thing? Have you ever tried to introduce carbs back into your diet? What were the effects?

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on March 20, 2013
at 06:02 PM

This is the best answer!!!

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on March 05, 2013
at 04:12 PM

@Renee have you tried going any length of time without the safe starches it to see if your body adjusts? I still get soluble fibre, in the form of berries,some fruits and vegetables, and have no stool issues whatsoever. @Steve carbs are still good, i just think need for carbs with exercise has been overstated by some. I eat roughly 50gcarbs in the form of berries and a banana or some pineapple about an hour before a really intense workout, I have found this has greatly increased my performance in strength training as well as endurance. The body is v.efficient in making its own glycogen.

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:54 AM

I agree, but once you become so adapted to eating this way can you ever (not that I want to) go back?

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on March 05, 2013
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In my experience, if I don't eat any SOLUBLE fiber (the kind that's in safe starches) my poops are just the worst consistency. So to me it's 100% essential. The soluble stuff is what gives stool that...logginess.

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on March 04, 2013
at 08:30 PM

what kinds of starch/sugar are you eating?

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on March 04, 2013
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Its all the time unfortunately

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Ede98d8569d42885d70e07c92d3df34e

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on March 04, 2013
at 11:46 PM

Starch in large quantities wreaks havoc on your stomach and intestines, it leads to indigestion, and so it breeds parasites which cause fermentation. This releases sulfur, which acidifies your system, causes temperature issues, and messes with your immune system. The parasites also release ethanol in your gut, in case you didn???t know. It's made even worse when you eat starch with protein and fat.

Personally I don't agree with the idea of "safe starches". I think the amount of starch eaten by many modern "paleo" people (no disrespect, to each their own) is far higher than was ever eaten by our paleo ancestors, especially those of us of Northern European descent. Just my opinion.

07fdf585fd53d6752350295241ca2cbc

(45)

on March 05, 2013
at 03:54 AM

I agree, but once you become so adapted to eating this way can you ever (not that I want to) go back?

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on March 05, 2013
at 02:28 AM

In my experience, if I don't eat any SOLUBLE fiber (the kind that's in safe starches) my poops are just the worst consistency. So to me it's 100% essential. The soluble stuff is what gives stool that...logginess.

Ede98d8569d42885d70e07c92d3df34e

(623)

on March 05, 2013
at 04:12 PM

@Renee have you tried going any length of time without the safe starches it to see if your body adjusts? I still get soluble fibre, in the form of berries,some fruits and vegetables, and have no stool issues whatsoever. @Steve carbs are still good, i just think need for carbs with exercise has been overstated by some. I eat roughly 50gcarbs in the form of berries and a banana or some pineapple about an hour before a really intense workout, I have found this has greatly increased my performance in strength training as well as endurance. The body is v.efficient in making its own glycogen.

07fdf585fd53d6752350295241ca2cbc

(45)

on March 20, 2013
at 06:02 PM

This is the best answer!!!

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on March 04, 2013
at 09:37 PM

If I eat grains I'm going to suffer for a few days. My old skeletal pain comes roaring back and I feel rotten.

Too many carbs will sometimes give me the runs. But sometimes I "carb up" carefully--a special occasion treat (birthday or anniversary) where I have more carbs than usual, but still far less than most people have. Usually it's a dessert treat--like the flourless chocolate cake I had to celebrate our wedding anniversary. If I'm careful (eat plenty of good foods too, so I don't go overboard on the treat) and avoid grains in the treat, I'm OK.

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on March 04, 2013
at 08:28 PM

Definitely a problem when I "cheat." Anxiety, energy boost then crash, joint inflammation.

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on March 04, 2013
at 08:24 PM

I've been on low-carb on and off for approx. 6 years. No problem when I "cheat"! Do you always feel this way after eating sugar/starch or is it only this time?

07fdf585fd53d6752350295241ca2cbc

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on March 04, 2013
at 08:28 PM

Its all the time unfortunately

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on March 04, 2013
at 07:59 PM

Doesn't bother me at all. I have a huge cheat meal once a week lately and there's no difference the next day.

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