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Intermittent fasting + Zero Carb/Ridiculously Low Carb

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2013 at 10:29 AM

I've been IF-ing with a steak (with butter and cheese) daily for a week and I feel great (i.e. I no longer sleep 10+ hours a day, have more energy, mental focus etc). I'm just wondering whether I'm doing anything wrong because I can't find any blogs/articles about a near-zero carb diet coupled with intermittent fasting? My feeding window is really one hour or less (I just eat one meal!). If I were hungrier, I'd obviously eat more but I just don't have the appetite to eat more.

Can someone help me and let me know if I'm slowly killing myself :/

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on June 02, 2013
at 03:21 PM

but is likely eating only steak, butter and cheese.

76e82f76e7e3ed9747c980b50fc51b25

(229)

on June 01, 2013
at 01:35 AM

It's very unlikely that she will become deficient in anything without carbs. Insulin depletes nutrients. RDA for vitamins and morals are only relevant to those eating carbs and probably a larger amount

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 31, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Bring on the cortisol and muscle catabolism!

577bc69df72c9fcab497ecc55b0c19ab

(8)

on May 31, 2013
at 09:48 PM

I always say that the proof is in the pudding. 10 years ago I lost 50 pounds in 2 months by simply giving up most carbs which included high sugar fruits, bread, pasta, soft drinks, alcohol etc. I didn't eat after 7pm and barely ate breakfast. MY eczema that I had for 5 years was gone, 2 warts fell off my hand, my bad cholesterol and blood pressure were lower and my energy skyrocketed. I was eating less than 20g of carbs for months. WHenever I fell off the regimen, my health declined. After going back n forth for a decade I decided to make it a life change and I couldn't be healthier.

577bc69df72c9fcab497ecc55b0c19ab

(8)

on May 31, 2013
at 09:40 PM

Disease does not start with inflammation...lol. Inflammation is another symptom from fungal overgrowth. You have it all backwards my friend. You'd be doing yourself a favor if you read "Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine" by Gabriel Cousins. I can't fault you for your response because mainstream society has been brainwashed by the food and drug companies that want you fat and unhealthy buy pushing an over abundance of grains and other processed foods. 80% of nutrition is in the gut(stomach, intestines etc) Fungus and yeast beings in the gut and spreads throughout.

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

(1663)

on May 31, 2013
at 09:24 PM

The liver can't process more than 50-80 grams of carbs per day? LOL! Where do you get this from? All disease is absolutely NOT the result of fungal over-growth. Disease starts with inflammation. You'd do yourself a favour by reading the blog of Dr. Art Ayers, "Cooling Inflammation".

81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

(638)

on April 22, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Ive been eating less than 30 grams a day for a week and had no problems sleeping this time. I think cardio exercise effects my sleep though.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on April 06, 2013
at 03:01 AM

you can eat a lot more green than nuts and stay below 10g of carbs. its probably better to get a variety of greens as opposed to choosing just one.

1d27d2998ece5e9c5898b5121fb80711

on April 04, 2013
at 01:01 AM

i'm extremely sensitive to carbs (i.e. 10 grams feels as though i ate an entire bread basket); should i stick to lettuce? i usually resort to nuts if i feel overly exhausted/drained (this has happened years ago when i was a teen on atkins)

1d27d2998ece5e9c5898b5121fb80711

on April 03, 2013
at 02:06 PM

oops sorry! Stats: Age: 29 Gender: Female Height: 5'2" Weight: 170lbs Paleo exp: On and off for two years; I'm a professional pastry chef so I often have high-carb periods during new recipe developments etc Activity: Sedentary as HELL.

C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

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on April 03, 2013
at 12:57 PM

Assuming the fat sources are grass-fed then you are getting a good amount of minerals and vitamins but tbh I'd say you'll continue for a while then bonk, I did. You don't provide any info on your history or stats like age, weight, activity, paleo experience etc. So just continue as you are if, you so wish, seeing as it's working for you and your body will tell you when you're doing something bad!

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on April 03, 2013
at 11:37 AM

eventually you will become deficient in something. add some greens to your meal and utilize a variety of meats/fish. you will still be really low in carb consuption.

C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

(637)

on April 03, 2013
at 12:57 PM

Assuming the fat sources are grass-fed then you are getting a good amount of minerals and vitamins but tbh I'd say you'll continue for a while then bonk, I did. You don't provide any info on your history or stats like age, weight, activity, paleo experience etc. So just continue as you are if, you so wish, seeing as it's working for you and your body will tell you when you're doing something bad!

1d27d2998ece5e9c5898b5121fb80711

on April 04, 2013
at 01:01 AM

i'm extremely sensitive to carbs (i.e. 10 grams feels as though i ate an entire bread basket); should i stick to lettuce? i usually resort to nuts if i feel overly exhausted/drained (this has happened years ago when i was a teen on atkins)

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on April 06, 2013
at 03:01 AM

you can eat a lot more green than nuts and stay below 10g of carbs. its probably better to get a variety of greens as opposed to choosing just one.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on June 02, 2013
at 03:21 PM

but is likely eating only steak, butter and cheese.

76e82f76e7e3ed9747c980b50fc51b25

(229)

on June 01, 2013
at 01:35 AM

It's very unlikely that she will become deficient in anything without carbs. Insulin depletes nutrients. RDA for vitamins and morals are only relevant to those eating carbs and probably a larger amount

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Abf0b6d5e20906f742fd600887292c15

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Yes you are slowly killing yourself. I made the same mistake and have been recovering from adrenal fatigue for about a year now. Only in this confused messed up modern world where people are removed from food sources would anyone believe that carbohydrates are a bad thing. Carbohydrate = glucose = what your organism uses for energy whether you want it or not. Also sleeping is NOT a BAD thing. Low carb dieting gave me wicked sleep issues which took a long time to recover from

81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

(638)

on April 22, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Ive been eating less than 30 grams a day for a week and had no problems sleeping this time. I think cardio exercise effects my sleep though.

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E5f966146706744be0f6a9d32b207be2

(10)

on August 13, 2013
at 07:03 PM

Bull!! I have been very low carb for years and often zero carb. The trick is to eat lots of good fat! No vegetable oil,= Inflammationm. Only coconut oil. Butter and Ghee are fine. No trans fat. The demonization of fat is killing folks. My Blood pressure, cholesterol, are above optimum. I have tons of enery, white teeth, wrinkle free skin, and a consistent upbeat demeanor. I take no medications and my Dr is always surprised, at my age. Never had a hot flash and nothing is dry ;). The nutritional dogma in the US is slowly killing folks.

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C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

on April 03, 2013
at 12:57 PM

Assuming the fat sources are grass-fed then you are getting a good amount of minerals and vitamins but tbh I'd say you'll continue for a while then bonk, I did. You don't provide any info on your history or stats like age, weight, activity, paleo experience etc. So just continue as you are if, you so wish, seeing as it's working for you and your body will tell you when you're doing something bad!

1d27d2998ece5e9c5898b5121fb80711

on April 03, 2013
at 02:06 PM

oops sorry! Stats: Age: 29 Gender: Female Height: 5'2" Weight: 170lbs Paleo exp: On and off for two years; I'm a professional pastry chef so I often have high-carb periods during new recipe developments etc Activity: Sedentary as HELL.

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577bc69df72c9fcab497ecc55b0c19ab

(8)

on May 31, 2013
at 08:55 PM

A low carb diet doesn't mean you have to eat steak and bacon every meal. Raw Veggies and raw greens have almost no carbs and are the highest source of nutrition. If you eat plenty of greens and green veggies with your protein you will get proper nutrition without ingesting a large amount of carbs. Even Dr. Atkins never advocated Zero carbs. Fat and Carbs are both sources of calories(energy). The idea is to switch your body to use fat as an energy source. The way to do that is to eat less than 20g of carbs a day for 2 weeks or so, then start slowly introducing the RIGHT carbs into your diet. The liver can't process more than 50-80 grams of carbs a day anyway. You can get all the carbs you need from veggies, greens and certain fruits. ALL grains(bread, cereal, pasta, baked goods, alcohol etc are not meant for consumption by humans or any animal. We are meant to eat foods that are whole in nature. Veggies, greens, fruit, meat, nuts etc. When you get your energy from fat as opposed to carbs, your body burns the fat before it deposits on your body. You will also lower your bad cholesterol, blood pressure and risk of disease. All disease is a result of fungal overgrowth in the body. Fungus primarily feeds on sugar. The more sugar(carbs) you eat, the more the fungus grows putting you at risk for disease and sickness. :)

577bc69df72c9fcab497ecc55b0c19ab

(8)

on May 31, 2013
at 09:40 PM

Disease does not start with inflammation...lol. Inflammation is another symptom from fungal overgrowth. You have it all backwards my friend. You'd be doing yourself a favor if you read "Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine" by Gabriel Cousins. I can't fault you for your response because mainstream society has been brainwashed by the food and drug companies that want you fat and unhealthy buy pushing an over abundance of grains and other processed foods. 80% of nutrition is in the gut(stomach, intestines etc) Fungus and yeast beings in the gut and spreads throughout.

577bc69df72c9fcab497ecc55b0c19ab

(8)

on May 31, 2013
at 09:48 PM

I always say that the proof is in the pudding. 10 years ago I lost 50 pounds in 2 months by simply giving up most carbs which included high sugar fruits, bread, pasta, soft drinks, alcohol etc. I didn't eat after 7pm and barely ate breakfast. MY eczema that I had for 5 years was gone, 2 warts fell off my hand, my bad cholesterol and blood pressure were lower and my energy skyrocketed. I was eating less than 20g of carbs for months. WHenever I fell off the regimen, my health declined. After going back n forth for a decade I decided to make it a life change and I couldn't be healthier.

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

(1663)

on May 31, 2013
at 09:24 PM

The liver can't process more than 50-80 grams of carbs per day? LOL! Where do you get this from? All disease is absolutely NOT the result of fungal over-growth. Disease starts with inflammation. You'd do yourself a favour by reading the blog of Dr. Art Ayers, "Cooling Inflammation".

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74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

on May 31, 2013
at 09:24 PM

Women should absolutely not ever go low-carb, much less no-carb. Unless you love the idea of fucking up your thyroid and destroying your adrenals.

http://www.paleoforwomen.com/carbohydrates-for-fertility-and-health/

Please, don't do this. Carbs are your friend, despite what low-carb advocates will tell you.

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on May 31, 2013
at 09:17 PM

I agree withe the danger of running yourself into deficiencies. Adding kale, collards, mustard greens, and spinach would be an all right start to getting some stuff in there. And cabbage, green and red.

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606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

(364)

on April 03, 2013
at 02:27 PM

Theres something about 0 carb and fasting and ketosis which for me after some time leads to some form of depression and lifelessness no motivation to do anything. my hunger completely dissapears, my metabolism crashes, thyroid goes to trash and life just spirals downwards. of course this is personal experience, but i would say if you get any of these sort of feelings go destroy a bunch of spuds and fruit! even though our bodies can function without ingesting any carbs at all, it does not mean we run optimally on 0 carbs.

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