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carb sensitive or fat sensitive?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

There are some people that feel better on a low carb high fat diet (I'm in this group) whilst others seem to do better on higher carbs with less fat.

If we define the low carb/high fat diet people as "carb sensitive" and the higher carbs with less fat people as "fat sensitive",

  1. which category do you fit in?

  2. why do you think so?

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on November 15, 2012
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I think it would be fair to say most people are wired to feel better on carbs. My question is more about what you metabolically feel better with. Based on your answer it sounds you're like me - carb sensitive.

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792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

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on November 14, 2012
at 10:12 PM

I don't know the answer to that question because of the 'feel better' aspect. What are you looking for?

I feel happier and more energetic with more carbs, but have fodmap and other IBS issues that flare my gut if I eat fruit or nightshades beyond my low tolerance level, and I don't lose weight unless I'm VLC and practically homicidal.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 15, 2012
at 12:08 PM

I think it would be fair to say most people are wired to feel better on carbs. My question is more about what you metabolically feel better with. Based on your answer it sounds you're like me - carb sensitive.

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:08 PM

I think it has to do with slow and fast oxidation(metabolic typing). In a fast oxidizer the krebs cycle is most efficient and in a slow oxidizer glycolysis works better. Dr. George Watson wrote about this back in the day.

As this may be a good starting point for people I don't really agree that we should be classified into two types. When I first started to experiment with diet I definitely felt better on high carb diet, but as my health has improved I feel like I do much better on a high fat diet.

So right now I'd say I'm on the carb sensitive side eating about 20% of my calories from carbohydrate.

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:06 PM

It may have to do with ancestry and even how and what the person grew up eating. I can tolerate both fat and carbs fairly well. Personally I was low-carb but now I actually have cut down my fat intake and upped the carbs. I'm eating lots of fruit and starch. I'm also drinking the water of 5 coconuts everyday. I feel warmer and have more sex drive that before when I was really low-carb. I get much of my fat from coconut oil. Seeing that my genetic ancestry is Costa-Rican I think it makes sense I can tolerate carbs well. Costa Rica has fruit and coconuts everywhere.

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