Does anyone know, without accounting for exercise, how many grams of carbs a day are desirable to maintain a steady source of glucose for your brain? If you've read some of my other questions, you know that I'm trying to get back on the paleo... (more)
I'm recently returning from a period of lazy, horrible non-paleo eating. It was really more like a two month bender that brought back dairy, pasta, and all their wonderful friends. Anyway, needless to say I've gone from 10 percent body fat to... (more)
In schooltime we hear from our teachers fill solon knowledgeable and semiliterate who can refrain us interpret significant concepts and then suppose our own opinions around those concepts. When it comes to embarking on a shape routine, more of us... (more)
I'm definitely sensitive to fructose and need to limit it. Does anyone know how much acorn squash contains? I'm not sure if it is all glucose, fructose, a mix of the two, nor even how much sugar is in acorn squash to begin with.
I recently had my HbA1c tested (which indicates your average blood sugar level during the past 3 months). I was surprised to see that mine wasn't lower, although I am very strict and avoid any sugar, flour, starchy tubers etc. etc. etc. It was... (more)
Here's the link to the page http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm I thought that fat slowed digestion so that the glucose from the lactose enters your bloodstream slower? (more)
I've been paleo for a year. I lift weights for aesthetics and strength and want to stay lean all year round' while making good size/strength gains. I eat a lot of meat, and a lot of vegetables. I eat 4 meals a day, mainly consisting of about 200... (more)
I've always been a little confused about this. I hope one of you nutritional science nuts can shed some light on this. I've seen many fructose/sucrose/glucose related questions on Paleohacks, and inevitably someone mentions that sucrose is simply... (more)
When we eat carbohydrates, they have three possible fates: broken down to glucose and burned for energy while in the plasma stored as glycogen in the muscle converted to and stored as fat (in adipose tissue) by the liver What happens to the... (more)
Hi everybody, I have a question regarding the glycogen / glucose release by the liver. So far I have read that once the food is being digested in the stomach, it slowly moves down the small intestine, where it begins to being absorbed, these... (more)
Hi everyone, I've got a few questions about substituting some non-starchy for starchy vegetables. Background 3000 calorie diet split 20%/25%/55% carbs/protein/fat (PUFA < 5%, 2:1 O6:O3) Fairly active with 3x pw weight training and 2x pw... (more)
I notice that whenever i eat some fruit, honey, maple syrup or other high fructose foods i get anxious, moody and bloated. This never happens with glucose containing carbs like white rice, yuca, sweet potatoes and yams, just fructose carbs. Could... (more)
It sounds like it probably is. If you want a definitive diagnosis, your gp can perform a simple, noninvasive test in his office. If you just want to do your own experimenting at home, it sounds like you know where to start adjusting.
I just got my blood work in. I am a 22 year old female, healthy weight and active. Creatinine: .67 Total Chol: 160 Trig: 46 HDL: 79 LDL: 72 (calculated) Glucose: 92 ?? Iron: 117 ng/dl I think the cholesterol is good... well according to the... (more)
The Exercise A Little Control chapter in Keifer's Carb Backloading book is fascinating. It corroborates something I've known about myself for YEARS; I am basically insulin resistant, which is why I can neither get fat nor muscular, as both... (more)
I'm not seeing how the question is "paradoxical", "silly", or "apples to oranges". The anabolic effect of both hormones could be compared side by side so it isn't apples-to-oranges, and no basic biology course is going to provide an answer because... (more)
Insulin is a vitally important hormone in your body. I know because as a type 1 diabetic, I frequently know what it's like to have too much or not enough. It is the hormone that pushes fuel into the cells and makes you grow. Do you consider... (more)
Been on strict Paleo diet for 12 weeks - 60 to 100 G's of carbs a day, NO WHEAT and a moderate amount of dairy. Lost 20 lbs. which is fantastic and am only a few lbs. from a normal BMI. Incorporated HIT; both cardio and 5/5 lift to failure for the... (more)
Sounds like white coat hypertension. The stress of going to the doctor (especially given your obsession with the numbers) likely raised you BP AND your BG. Keep monitoring at home.
Here is an interesting question, that I'm sure has at least one scientific study answering it. My understanding is the standard american diet has a high level of fructose, especially from drinks. Do you know what effect on the body it would have... (more)
Hello everyone! I just recently started browsing the paleo hacks community. I've enjoyed a lot of the posts but was wondering if someone could answer a question I have regarding avocados. Does anyone know if the carbohydrates in avocado's are... (more)
Do carnivorous animals run on ketones or do they run on a mixture of fat and glucose (gluconeogenesis)? Are they simply more efficient at converting protein to glucose than humans? Any information would be appreciated.
http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=5498 Paul Jaminet compares PHD to Danny Roddy and compares Glucose, Fructose and Galactose's(dairy) ability to replenish liver glycogen and muscle glycogen. Do you consume an intra or post workout simple carb... (more)
Ive been off and on the paleo the last 3 months, but recently ive decided to stick with it. Im currently on week 4 of the paleo, and it's amazing. I initially did it to cure my acne. and so far it has cut out 60% of it. I had acne all on my face,... (more)
One thing I found helpful to me to cut back on my sugars was to up my fats to feel more satiated (like full fat greek yogurt). That way, I knew that craving sugar wasn't the need for calories, but the sweet tooth. If you do need a source of... (more)
I just got the results of the blood test back. There are three numbers that seem to be in conflict with each other and with my expectations: Glucose 60mg/dl expected range 60-125 Fructosamine 1.89mmol/l expected range ... (more)
I've asked some questions before regarding blood glucose values--but am continuing to feel like I have some "issues." Yesterday, for example, I ate a fairly carby (but paleo) lunch. My pre-meal BG was 70 (and I was ready to eat my arm off) and... (more)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
Eating pudding and heat