Ketogenic Diet Questions
I am eating a ketogenic primal diet and have been for the last week or so. I eat 20-30 grams of carbohydrates per day; I am getting a LOT of fat, like 70%-80% of my calories (I basically add coconut oil, lard, or duck fat to everything I can... (more)
I have been getting daily migraines for 5 years now and no treatment has helped yet. Lately I have been thinking about dieting to try and help them. I have been on the paleo diet for three months now, and the past week I have been trying to... (more)
Do you do dairy? If so perhaps you can get some cream from your local farm. I find Bone marrow really tasty and it's basically pure fat just about. Hope that helps, best of luck!
Hello, I have been paleo for a few months now and am enjoying the results. My Uncle was recently diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson's Disease. I have done some research on the benefits a ketogenic diet could have, and how it may help to... (more)
Bakcground info: I am 15 years old, male and eat paleo some meals and cheat terribly others I have always had a strong jawline but after watching a movie I had an idea. I am 5'11 166 lbs, I lift and am generally stronger for my age. What would I... (more)
DON'T GO INTO KETO. Paleo is not a keto diet. Keto will ruin your life. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies and ignore the sub 100 gram people. That's not Paleo. Paleo is NOT low carb. It's the right carbs.
Hey Hackers, This is for those who are in the Keto Diet category. To be honest, I actually quiet enjoy Keto, I'm less hungry and feel a bit clearer. My workouts don't really suffer if they are consistent. I just can't do H.I.I.T, which doesn't... (more)
So I have been very pretty good in ketosis lately doing about 25 g/day carbs. However I am worried about the potential dangers of being in ketosis constantly, so I have decided on periodic carb re-feeds. I currently eat broccoli and cauliflower on... (more)
As far as dangers, you are probably confusing dietary ketosis with the extremely dangerous condition of ketoacidosis. Check out this article for a summary of the differences: http://ketodietplans.com/faq/ketosis-vs-ketoacidosis/ There are no... (more)
I Just started Keto 3 days ago and the order two days I stayed under 20carbs but the third I decided I would just stay under 30..I have been drinking tons of water, but have headache and feel so so tired..does it ever stop or will I feel like this... (more)
I've been doing really well on a paleo-ish diet for the last 3 months, and I think I'm ready to go full throttle. I've got about 5-10 more lbs to lose to reach my ideal weight and I'd like to take ketosis for a spin. (preferably after replace that... (more)
I have seen research regarding ketosis being helpful in regards to those with diabetes, mental disorders, epilepsy, etc., but what research is there that shows benefits among healthy adults? Particularly interested in metabolic benefits of ketosis. (more)
What is the optimal role of carbohydrates in the human diet? No carbohydrates and ketosis? A cyclical ketogenic diet? A low to moderate (75-150 grams) carbohydrate intake? A higher (150-300 grams) intake of carbs of paleo sources? Is the... (more)
Ultimately, it's all individual. But if you had but one broad brush to paint with, I think 75-150 grams of carbs daily gets the most coverage, certainly closer than the 300+ grams of carbohydrate that conventional wisdom prescribes.
I'm trying to become keto-adapted because I read it can be therapeutic for depression and of course to lose excess body fat. I've eaten strict paleo for about 3 weeks, low carb about 2 of those weeks, and for the past 4 days I've been purposefully... (more)
27-year-old paleo crossfitter, just found out I have cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN III), which basically means I have pre-cervical cancer. This came as a shock to me because I thought I was living a pretty anti-cancer life, avoiding... (more)
Hi everyone. I'm new to PaleoHacks as I user but I've been reading a lot of your posts over the past several months. Thank you for all of your research and anecdotes which coupled with some Google Scholar hunting guided me in eventually adopting... (more)
Just started visiting and saw an old thread about the diet and migraines. Wondering how some people have done with low carb diets and their migraines. I'm currently on Topamax and not doing well even at 100mg. Leg cramps and paresthesia have seem... (more)
I used to be a regular migraine sufferer. Going primal has made a huge difference for me. I have gone from several a week to having less than 5 since April. It really has made a massive difference! The difference to Atkins is to eat cleanly. The... (more)
As a diagnosed lupus, TMJ disorder, RA, thyroditis, celiac (all by in-hospital doctors) , I've tried about every variation of diet out there in hope to help my autoimmune condition. Paleo diet has put some of the most severe symptoms under... (more)
My mom cured an autoimmune eye disease using a ray peat style protocol, she literally cured herself overnight by just eating some basic pro-thyroid foods and removing the anti-thyroid foods. She also uses progesterone and vit A(I think).
Is stevia suitable for a ketogenic diet (30 grams of carbs per day maximum)? Does it cause the body to "burn" stevia's sugars and "kick" the body out of ketosis? For argument's sake, let's say I somehow manage to never eat more 30gr of carbs per... (more)
What's a good rule of thumb for calculating Carb (sugar content) of fermented veg? I've never done a Ketogenic diet, and I want to give it a shot (for "fun") and make a lot of fermented Vegetables and fermented dairy.
I've read on different blogs that intermittent fasting puts a strain on the adrenals since it requires them to release cortisol to maintain steady blood sugar levels. Since a ketogenic diet has a similar effect on the body as fasting, does this... (more)
Hi, I'm eating a low to moderate carb diet (around 100g-150g of carbs a day) and was wondering if it's a bad idea to eat carbs with fats at the same time. I'm someone who is trying to lose fat while gaining/maintaining muscle. For example: Rice... (more)
I think it's great to eat some fat with carbs. Fat helps slow digestion down which is generally a good thing for both satiation and blood glucose levels. And it's tasty!
Is dietary carbohydrate even necessary at all? In the recent past, this question wouldn't even be asked. Knowing that the body can manufacture its own glucose via gluconeogenesis, dietary carbohydrate has long been considered non-essential. ... (more)
I think a huge issue here is that many of these people who are saying that glucose deficiency contributed to a fungal infection are self-diagnosing their fungal infections. I'm not saying they do not have fungal infections, but I'm concerned that... (more)
I'd like to ask for suggestions for my potential future cut, that I've been thinking about. Right now I'm eating 100-120 carbs on rest days and 380-420 grams on rest days - this of course is not what I plan to do a cut! I'm not crash-bulking right... (more)
If Alzheimers is really type 3 diabetes, wouldn't a ketogenic diet be preferable to supplementing with insulin? Or have people completely burned out their pancreases by the time they develop... (more)
The article ends with... ???We know that insulin has a role in terms of providing energy to the brain, but it also [works] as a brain growth factor in a way, helping nerves work together,??? said Besser. ???So, they tried this and they found ???... (more)
I am trying a ketogenic diet at the moment but it seems I eat too much protein. I down to 0-20 grams of carbs per day but it is difficult to track the protein intake. I avoid dairy, so getting sufficient fat is not that easy. One day I tried... (more)
I eat a TON of coconut products. For example, for breakfast today i made these coconut fry cakes made with coconut flour, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, and two eggs. I then pan fried them in coconut oil. They were delicious and tasted sort of... (more)
Does anyone here do keto/carb cycling, eating ketogenic for the majority of the time then having days of higher carb?How do you do cycle it? Amount of carbs on carb up days? Different exercises during the keto/carb cycles? What are the benefits... (more)
I tried it a couple of months ago because I'm prone to keto rash. I was looking to get rid of it after having it hang around for easily a month or more, and upping the carbs is suppose to improve your gym results. My first n=1 I tried doubling my... (more)