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Need some good carb ideas

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 07, 2010 at 9:56 PM

I am currently on a medication for chronic migraine (Topiramate) that requires me to avoid ketosis. As an aside, one of the reasons I am going Paleo is to test the theory that grains may be causing my migraines, so I am hopeful that down the road I may be able to taper off and eliminate the Topiramate.

In the meantime, however, I am struggling to find enough carbohydrate to keep out of ketosis. Veggies just aren't very carb dense. Sweet potatoes work, but I'm looking for similar foods that have some calorie density to them.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on January 14, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Pumpkin? Not a lot of carbs in that...

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

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on July 13, 2010
at 06:03 PM

Sweet corn is less debatable if it's local and on the cob. Or maybe it just seems less debatable.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

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on July 11, 2010
at 04:26 PM

How much magnesium were you taking?

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

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on July 09, 2010
at 08:39 PM

I've tried mixing the various magnesium forms, including chelated and MgO. Once my neurologist put me on Topiramate he told me to back off on the Mg because it interferes with Ca uptake, and Topiramate can dimineralize the bones.

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

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on July 09, 2010
at 08:37 PM

I am fortunate to live 5 minutes away from a Wegmans. I'll check it out. Thanks.

8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

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on July 09, 2010
at 03:57 AM

I don't know if you have Wegmans in your area; that's where I found it (in the "health foods" section). I know Amazon carries it (because what don't they carry?) -- past that, I'm not sure.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

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on July 09, 2010
at 02:07 AM

How much magnesium do you supplement, and what form is it in? I've seen some evidence to suggest a few chelated forms together make a superior supplement.

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

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on July 08, 2010
at 05:39 PM

I'll definitely try it. Where's the best place to find it? I don't recall ever seeing coconut water in the supermarket

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

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on July 08, 2010
at 05:37 PM

I've been supplementing magnesium for a couple of years to no avail. Of course, it could be that grains (lectins/gluten) have been interfering with mineral uptake, so maybe I have been deficient despite supplementation.

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

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on July 08, 2010
at 05:36 PM

When on Topiramate you have to avoid ketosis because if your blood is too acidic it stresses your kidneys and causes bone demineralization. Two reasons I want to get off the meds. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Paleo will let me do that.

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on July 07, 2010
at 10:42 PM

@Domer88 -- I had massive success ending my migraines by going Paleo and avoiding wheat. It was completely accidental. Brent Pottenger had the same thing happen to him.

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at 10:41 PM

@Domer88 -- why do you have to avoid ketosis?

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1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 07, 2010
at 11:34 PM

Par boil sweet potatoes or yams, crush them in a pan with some heat, add butter, and rosemary/thyme and a small amount of cinnamon.

Love pan roasting some sort of squash face down in a little butter/lard and then flipping over to crisp up a bit.

Also, if you have chronic migraine's your very likely to be extremely deficient in magnesium.

Read this paper. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119202031/abstract

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 11, 2010
at 04:26 PM

How much magnesium were you taking?

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 09, 2010
at 08:39 PM

I've tried mixing the various magnesium forms, including chelated and MgO. Once my neurologist put me on Topiramate he told me to back off on the Mg because it interferes with Ca uptake, and Topiramate can dimineralize the bones.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 09, 2010
at 02:07 AM

How much magnesium do you supplement, and what form is it in? I've seen some evidence to suggest a few chelated forms together make a superior supplement.

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 08, 2010
at 05:37 PM

I've been supplementing magnesium for a couple of years to no avail. Of course, it could be that grains (lectins/gluten) have been interfering with mineral uptake, so maybe I have been deficient despite supplementation.

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8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

on July 08, 2010
at 03:20 PM

Richard at FreeTheAnimal recently posted on coconut water -- not an insane amount of carbs in it, but man, they're some tasty carbs nonetheless:

http://freetheanimal.com/2010/07/the-primal-natural-soft-drink-energy-drink-all-in-one-coconut-water.html

I had my first taste yesterday. Color me converted.

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 08, 2010
at 05:39 PM

I'll definitely try it. Where's the best place to find it? I don't recall ever seeing coconut water in the supermarket

9d741bcbe702044635f2ce3078043054

(1435)

on July 09, 2010
at 08:37 PM

I am fortunate to live 5 minutes away from a Wegmans. I'll check it out. Thanks.

8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

(2517)

on July 09, 2010
at 03:57 AM

I don't know if you have Wegmans in your area; that's where I found it (in the "health foods" section). I know Amazon carries it (because what don't they carry?) -- past that, I'm not sure.

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on July 12, 2010
at 10:36 PM

Vegetables:

Sweet potatos. Yams. Squash. Pumpkin. Butternut squash. Carrots. Parsnips. Onions. Beets. Taro. Celeriac. Cassava or Manioc. Jerusalem-artichokes. Chinese waterchestnuts. Potatoes. Sweet corn.*

Nuts:

Sweet Chestnuts. Cashew nuts. Pistachio nuts.

Fruit:

Apple. Orange. Pear. Plantains. Bananas. Pineapple. Grapes. Blueberries. Cherries. Blackberries. Strawberries. Mango. Papaya. Prunes. Dates. Figs. Apricots. Avocado. etc.

Just a random list of possiblities in no particular order. I realise some are limited depending on where you live.

*A more debatable option.

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

(2384)

on July 13, 2010
at 06:03 PM

Sweet corn is less debatable if it's local and on the cob. Or maybe it just seems less debatable.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on January 14, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Pumpkin? Not a lot of carbs in that...

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49de4cd2f26705785cbef2b15a9df7aa

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on July 08, 2010
at 03:47 AM

Add some berries, too. Lots of nutrients, antioxidants, and carbs in the form of sugar.

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on July 07, 2010
at 11:50 PM

Sweet potatoes, rice, berries, squash are all good options.

I'd also suggest: avocados, nuts and dairy.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 07, 2010
at 10:33 PM

ditto what daniel says but you could also play with all the hard squashes out there like pumpkin, pattypan squash, butternut squash, etc. Butternut squash is stupiddelicious.

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on July 07, 2010
at 10:08 PM

Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and white rice are what I eat when I eat carbs. And berries, but I don't know how significant of a source that is.

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