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Is anyone experimenting with High Carb, Low Fat Paleo?

Asked on August 23, 2017
Created August 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM

I know there are a bunch of you out there who are up on the starches, but has anyone taken that a step further? Are there any paleos out there doing a high carb, low fat, low protein diet? Interested to hear from people who are eating in the 60-90% carb range... How is it going? How are you feeling? How does it compare? Anyone using it to lean out? Build muscle?

I had dalliances with fruitarianism in the past and ran into trouble there, but I've been wondering if a modified take on that approach which is carb-centric with some animal fats/proteins could be an alternative strategy for weight-loss/health. I've been experimenting with starches and fruit for the past few months with very mixed results, disconcertingly, some of the better results I've had increasing carb intake have been while keeping fat intake pretty low, around the 10-20% range.

I fixed a lot of issues I had post-fruitarianism with a high fat, low carb diet, so I'm nervous to cut down on the animal fat. But I've been coming around to the idea that unlike what I thought previously, which is that I got better mainly because of reducing carbs, it might have been down to the fact that I introduced nutrient dense foods like grass fed butter, offal, and shellfish. Is it possible that a more ideal route to low carb is high carb plus nutrient dense animal fat/protein?

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

alot of conjecture going on over there concerning the paleo community...

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:14 PM

Yea I can't do fruit either, except bananas. The fructose gives me that awful sugar crash and hunger an hour later

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:11 PM

I have always found that eating 100% dark chocolate before bed keeps me awake because of the caffeine!

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:09 PM

Same for me! After initially losing about 30 pounds from VLC, I stopped benefitting from it. I do HIIT and weight training. I am looking to build muscle, and a moderate amount of safe starch definitely helps with the muscle! Now I keep it at 50-100g carbs per day and am still losing fat!

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:07 PM

Yea, staying VLC can be very difficult and definitely has diminishing returns for a person who is very active (especially in intense cardiovascular activities like soccer)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:13 PM

7k calories a day? Ouch

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on May 13, 2012
at 09:04 AM

did you end up having more carbs?

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on May 13, 2012
at 09:01 AM

nearly 3 months in and put on 10kg from low carb :( was my slimmest in my life when I used to eat fruit like it was veg ... come 90 days if i have no results...im upping the carbs for sure!

E7e7e1c856d4494d4a1b700b6869df90

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:56 PM

yep obviously could not find the right [email protected] thetruth -try google to find your way to where ever it is you want to get to.

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on September 17, 2011
at 05:55 PM

I knew this was a troll from the username. "Thetruth"???

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on September 17, 2011
at 05:17 PM

c'mon, you know you're comment is too harsh. I'm eating 50 CHO myself right now, but i'll get to high fat on winter and feel awesome on it as well.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on August 30, 2011
at 08:41 PM

PURPLE sweet potatoes are so damn good

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on August 30, 2011
at 06:07 PM

I doubt that it affects fasting glucose at all. I also walk the dog 2 miles before breakfast every day, so it would likely correct it if it were occurring. Regarding chocolate, it would have to have a huge amount of sweetener to be effective for glycogen repletion and that would obviously have its downsides. It would certainly keep me awake as well.

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on August 30, 2011
at 05:18 PM

There's a lot of diabetics in my family and I ended up reversing my reactive hypoglycemia when I lowered my carbs. Genetically, I may just be in a group with less tolerance to the "wrong" carbs.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on August 30, 2011
at 02:08 AM

I am exactly like you. Can't tolerate fruit or too much fat, carbs alone make me sleepy, specifically white rice.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:57 AM

If you eat your starch that late, doesn't that elevate your BG in the morning? Meaning, insulin might be elevated throughout the night? The lowest BG I measure is after having taken an afternoon nap. However, the highest BG I experience is after having eaten a starchy late dinner the night before.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Same here Namby Pamby. I experimented with a high rice diet for a while, because it is the easiest one to digest, but I felt like complete and utter crap. I felt dizzy and sleepy the whole day, on the other hand tubers treat me nicely.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Rob, I do pretty much the same thing. The only starch I eat is yams, sweet potatoes, and yuca. If you only stick to those safe starches and throw in some meats, I find that my digestion is real easy and my appetite is beautifully controlled. However, the minute I throw in some processed carbs, I'm finished.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:36 AM

Dr. Quilt, what do you mean? Those Okinawans eat a ton of purple sweet potatoes and live as long as sturgeons. Also, if you eat that much carbs (and cut out all processed carbs), you will naturally be restricting proteins. Wouldn't that de facto work out to a longevity diet?

2d4ff23c8ce7fb00708fa88ceffd4087

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Same here Katie. I was under the impression that most of the centenarian cultures are high carb.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Is it? Can you link me to some studies? I keep seeing people refer to this but I haven't seen the source anywhere... Is it just speculation? I thought most of the centenarian cultures were high carb?

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:57 AM

Good observation Pocket, that seems pretty spot on. There is a spectrum though, plenty of people don't experience any of the negative symptoms I did on fruitarian and zero-carb. I wish it was more obvious which camp one fell into!

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:54 AM

I've tried lots of different carb sources, right now I'm still relatively low-carb, between 75-100g/day. My carbs at the moment are from a mix of raw dairy, tubers, fruit, and white rice (once a week, sushi :P). In the next few months I'm probably going to be experimenting with the lot; high starch, high fruit, low fat, moderate fat, a mix.

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:52 AM

careful with the chocolate - i think there are some metabolites that may keep you awake if you do eat it before bedtime...

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Don't care for longevity right now Quilt, both sides of my family lived to 100 on a diet of beans and tortillas. To consume that much tubers I boil them all in a big pot, and then simply mash them. I don't eat them all at once but I eat them throughout the day. I first it was pretty difficult but the more I exercised the more I craved them.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:50 AM

yea i have the same suspicions. I have to find a midway point else i'll be swinging back and forth between these two states forever! eep..

1ccc0b0b7a756cd42466cef8f450d0cb

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Interesting stuff. I always wondered whether high fat works by correcting deficiencies in dieters who were previously high carb. If true, it seems like overtime you would create a reverse deficiency unless you even things out. I wonder if that's what is going on here.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:31 AM

great for growth bad for longevity.......

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:25 AM

What are you eating on the high-carb, low-fat?

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Thanks for the before bed carb tip Travis. Does chocolate count?

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:07 AM

Holy guacamole that's a lot of sweet potatoes. And I second Matthews question.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 29, 2011
at 11:35 PM

How do you cook your sweet potatoes? I am curious as you eat so many.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 29, 2011
at 11:34 PM

How do you cook your sweet potatoes?

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

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on August 29, 2011
at 10:16 PM

whoa 6 lbs! That's crazy awesome. I started eating about one pound of sweet potatoes per day and felt like I was over doing it. No such thing!

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on August 29, 2011
at 08:01 PM

If you look at straight percentages of overall nutrients per calories sweet potatoes are higher than muscle meat, they also have a wider range of nutrients

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:50 PM

indeed :-) High fat DID work for me. The initial results were great, and I loved it. However, overtime, I noticed a that the beneficial effects from high fat diminished and was even negated by some new symptoms... I wonder if I will have to "cycle" these to life styles to maintain a balance in my health..

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:43 PM

They reason they are working better is probably because you were very insulin resistant. Now that you have gotten your carbohydrate machinery working better, they don't derail you like they did. Watch out, though because you may become insulin resistant again if you're not careful.

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:42 PM

That just amazes me, since I have had the exact opposite experience. Even now, if I consume a lot of carbs I am ravenously hungry the rest of the day. It's like getting on a roller coaster. If I stay low carb, my energy levels are stable and I feel satiated with three meals in a day. I'm not doubting you at your word, it just really shocks me. N = 1, eh?

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:24 PM

It's also interesting to note that i feel more full eating this way. On the high fat/low carb diet, I was (no joke) a bottomless pit.

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6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 29, 2011
at 07:22 PM

I recently transitioned into the high carb/low fat paleo from high fat/ low carb with great success, although, the initial effects were a bit intimidating.

Water retention was definitely present and occurred almost immediately. However, the "water capacity" eventually equilibrated (i.e my body got used to the increased influx of carbs) with time and the extreme bloating diminished as a result.

My skin has become less scaly in appearance all over my body. I am in a better mood. My sleep has been phenomenal.

I also have been trying to increase my strength with resistance training/ plyometrics, and with the change in my diet, I have seen tremendous improvements in almost all aspects. Greater endurance, strength, power, and agility. I have also leaned out. I have no exact measurements, but i feel lighter, and ....less bogged down by my body... I hope this makes sense. Prior to the change in my diet, I was in a plateau and perhaps even experiencing some loss in my strength.

I eat the following for my carbohydrate intake: rice, potato, sweet potato (not yams), plantains

And i do eat fruit on occasion. They include: bananas, apples, peaches, cherries... and more

Edit: I guess I should clarify this: I do not in anyway restrict my fat intake, I am just less "liberal" with it, meaning, I no longer have my broccoli look like little people flailing in a sea of butter (yum).

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on August 29, 2011
at 07:42 PM

That just amazes me, since I have had the exact opposite experience. Even now, if I consume a lot of carbs I am ravenously hungry the rest of the day. It's like getting on a roller coaster. If I stay low carb, my energy levels are stable and I feel satiated with three meals in a day. I'm not doubting you at your word, it just really shocks me. N = 1, eh?

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 29, 2011
at 07:24 PM

It's also interesting to note that i feel more full eating this way. On the high fat/low carb diet, I was (no joke) a bottomless pit.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 29, 2011
at 07:50 PM

indeed :-) High fat DID work for me. The initial results were great, and I loved it. However, overtime, I noticed a that the beneficial effects from high fat diminished and was even negated by some new symptoms... I wonder if I will have to "cycle" these to life styles to maintain a balance in my health..

1ccc0b0b7a756cd42466cef8f450d0cb

(1801)

on August 30, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Interesting stuff. I always wondered whether high fat works by correcting deficiencies in dieters who were previously high carb. If true, it seems like overtime you would create a reverse deficiency unless you even things out. I wonder if that's what is going on here.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 30, 2011
at 12:50 AM

yea i have the same suspicions. I have to find a midway point else i'll be swinging back and forth between these two states forever! eep..

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 30, 2011
at 12:57 AM

Good observation Pocket, that seems pretty spot on. There is a spectrum though, plenty of people don't experience any of the negative symptoms I did on fruitarian and zero-carb. I wish it was more obvious which camp one fell into!

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2d4ff23c8ce7fb00708fa88ceffd4087

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on August 29, 2011
at 09:57 PM

High carb paleo here. I get about 50% of my calories from carb, 30% from fat, and 20% from protein. I get most of my carbs from sweet potatoes, about 6 pounds daily, a bit of white rice, and some berries. My digestion has improved a lot, and I no longer have low energy. One of the reasons high fat didn't work for me was because I was exercising way too much and I play soccer almost daily, not a good combination at all.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:07 AM

Holy guacamole that's a lot of sweet potatoes. And I second Matthews question.

2d4ff23c8ce7fb00708fa88ceffd4087

(408)

on August 30, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Same here Katie. I was under the impression that most of the centenarian cultures are high carb.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on August 30, 2011
at 08:41 PM

PURPLE sweet potatoes are so damn good

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

(5147)

on August 30, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Rob, I do pretty much the same thing. The only starch I eat is yams, sweet potatoes, and yuca. If you only stick to those safe starches and throw in some meats, I find that my digestion is real easy and my appetite is beautifully controlled. However, the minute I throw in some processed carbs, I'm finished.

2d4ff23c8ce7fb00708fa88ceffd4087

(408)

on August 30, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Don't care for longevity right now Quilt, both sides of my family lived to 100 on a diet of beans and tortillas. To consume that much tubers I boil them all in a big pot, and then simply mash them. I don't eat them all at once but I eat them throughout the day. I first it was pretty difficult but the more I exercised the more I craved them.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

(5147)

on August 30, 2011
at 01:36 AM

Dr. Quilt, what do you mean? Those Okinawans eat a ton of purple sweet potatoes and live as long as sturgeons. Also, if you eat that much carbs (and cut out all processed carbs), you will naturally be restricting proteins. Wouldn't that de facto work out to a longevity diet?

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on August 29, 2011
at 11:35 PM

How do you cook your sweet potatoes? I am curious as you eat so many.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on August 30, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Same here Namby Pamby. I experimented with a high rice diet for a while, because it is the easiest one to digest, but I felt like complete and utter crap. I felt dizzy and sleepy the whole day, on the other hand tubers treat me nicely.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on August 29, 2011
at 11:34 PM

How do you cook your sweet potatoes?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on August 30, 2011
at 12:31 AM

great for growth bad for longevity.......

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on August 29, 2011
at 10:16 PM

whoa 6 lbs! That's crazy awesome. I started eating about one pound of sweet potatoes per day and felt like I was over doing it. No such thing!

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 30, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Is it? Can you link me to some studies? I keep seeing people refer to this but I haven't seen the source anywhere... Is it just speculation? I thought most of the centenarian cultures were high carb?

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:13 PM

7k calories a day? Ouch

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:07 PM

Yea, staying VLC can be very difficult and definitely has diminishing returns for a person who is very active (especially in intense cardiovascular activities like soccer)

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:43 PM

As Robb Wolf says "low carb works really well in the people it works in. If thats not you, add some back in and see how things go."

For me personally, low carb does nothing to help me lose weight. I did it for 4 months straight super low carb with no results. It was very frustrating but after adding in carbs, it was awesome and I've been leaner since.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on May 13, 2012
at 09:01 AM

nearly 3 months in and put on 10kg from low carb :( was my slimmest in my life when I used to eat fruit like it was veg ... come 90 days if i have no results...im upping the carbs for sure!

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:09 PM

Same for me! After initially losing about 30 pounds from VLC, I stopped benefitting from it. I do HIIT and weight training. I am looking to build muscle, and a moderate amount of safe starch definitely helps with the muscle! Now I keep it at 50-100g carbs per day and am still losing fat!

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on August 29, 2011
at 10:20 PM

I never think in terms of macronutrient percentages or ratios. For me, it's all about absolute numbers. I figure I'm using 5g of glucose per hour in a bed-ridden state, so I start out with 120g. I then add in about 30g for incidental glycolytic activity that occurs from forcing my stubborn dog into the car, climbing stairs, etc. And then I add any obvious activity above my anaerobic threshold. I strained a muscle in my arm so I'm not doing much standard lifting, but if I were, I'd add starch in an amount that I would guess would replete what I've burned in muscle glycogen. Generally, an extra 100g should cover it.

To remain weight-stable, going from VLC would likely require a commensurate fat intake reduction, but if you were eating around 100g, and started lifting weights and doubled your carb intake, you'd likely be fine with your current fat intake. For those who go pretty low with fat intake, just make sure you're focusing on getting EFAs. I find that hard-boiled egg yolks are the best source of uncompromised EFAs.

Additionally, for those who would like to add starch without losing their satiety and insulin advantage, try eating it late at night right before bed. It gets shuttled into glycogen while you sleep and doesn't increase appetite or insulin during active hours.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 30, 2011
at 12:52 AM

careful with the chocolate - i think there are some metabolites that may keep you awake if you do eat it before bedtime...

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

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on August 30, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Thanks for the before bed carb tip Travis. Does chocolate count?

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:57 AM

If you eat your starch that late, doesn't that elevate your BG in the morning? Meaning, insulin might be elevated throughout the night? The lowest BG I measure is after having taken an afternoon nap. However, the highest BG I experience is after having eaten a starchy late dinner the night before.

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on August 30, 2011
at 06:07 PM

I doubt that it affects fasting glucose at all. I also walk the dog 2 miles before breakfast every day, so it would likely correct it if it were occurring. Regarding chocolate, it would have to have a huge amount of sweetener to be effective for glycogen repletion and that would obviously have its downsides. It would certainly keep me awake as well.

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:11 PM

I have always found that eating 100% dark chocolate before bed keeps me awake because of the caffeine!

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on August 30, 2011
at 02:09 AM

This is similar to my experience as well. I've tried limiting my diet to basically some eggs and veggies in the morning, bone broth with yams / yuca and veggies for lunch, and a small steak or fish and yams/yuca for dinner. In between, I drink about a 1/2 gallon of green tea or chai tea.

Surprisingly, despite the supposedly insulin-elevating effect of starches, my appetite stays controlled and I feel incredible. I've tried it sans bone broth and with additional meats (pork), etc.

What I notice is just how beautiful you feel eating this very limited and monotonous diet. If you think about it, this is how most hunter-gatherers ate. Heavy on the carbs from the gathered tubers with some meats thrown in. They did not exactly have all you can eat Las Vegas buffets and enormous food choices ranging from marinated sirloins to avocados to sour cream.

The moment I diversify away from this limited food choice, I encounter problems. For example, if I start to eat dairy, the equilibrium is broken and I begin to crave other, Neolithic foods.

Also, the tea seems to be playing a role of suppressing appetite. Either green or chai tea in between meals works beautifully and the only food craving you have is for more of the same (i.e., starches and meats), not potato chips or candy bars. I started drinking 3 cups of tea per day and increased that to about half a gallon in between meals, after dinner. If you cannot reach satiety, try drinking tea in the afternoon and at night.

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Yes, this is what I do and it's the only thing besides straight all meat ketosis that works for me.

I don't find a high carb (white rice) intake to be a problem. I probably eat 60%

It's cheaper than eating all meat and more satisfying, although it may lead to more sleeping. I don't have a weight problem with it but then I never did.

I do find it important to mix carbs with meat as carbs alone lead to fatigue and sleep.

I can't tolerate much fat so I'm quite low in fat intake. And I can't tolerate fruit of any kind.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on August 30, 2011
at 02:08 AM

I am exactly like you. Can't tolerate fruit or too much fat, carbs alone make me sleepy, specifically white rice.

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:14 PM

Yea I can't do fruit either, except bananas. The fructose gives me that awful sugar crash and hunger an hour later

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on August 29, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I'm very interested to see any feedback you get here. Personally I have just reintroduced carbs and find that they're working a lot better for me than before.

It's always interesting to try things out, so I wouldn't want to detract from any desire to experiment, but I feel like a high fat diet is centered on meat and a high carb diet is going to be centered on something more like non-gluten grains (rice, etc.) or tubers. Isn't meat a lot more nutrient dense than rice (definitely) and sweet potatoes (probably)?

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on August 29, 2011
at 07:43 PM

They reason they are working better is probably because you were very insulin resistant. Now that you have gotten your carbohydrate machinery working better, they don't derail you like they did. Watch out, though because you may become insulin resistant again if you're not careful.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on August 29, 2011
at 08:01 PM

If you look at straight percentages of overall nutrients per calories sweet potatoes are higher than muscle meat, they also have a wider range of nutrients

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on August 29, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I think the biggest benefit to high carb paleo is the cheapness factor, the performance gains ain't too shabby either. I've never really tried low carb under 150g so I have no point for reference but I love the way a high carb diets makes me feel overall.

Overall my diet is pretty low fat and prot percentage wise but I eat so many calories that I get over 100g of both. I think getting adequate fat/prot along with the carbs is key.

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on September 17, 2011
at 04:42 PM

I eat 50% CHO and the rest split between protein and fat. The paleo community is too hung up on adding fat to everyhting. Just wait until youve lost the weight and you start running in to problems. Fat is basically void of nutrients. You dont need it for energy. Glucose is the bodys primary source of energy not fat. High fat high protein is not good for longevity either. Just look at the prematurely aged inuits with osteoporosis. Our optimal diet was never low-carb high-fat. Our need for lots of potassium and our inability to sythesize vitamin-c just shows this. The high-fat low-carb people are too obsessed with fat soluble vitamins. Thats why they all need to take like 10 supplements every day..

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

alot of conjecture going on over there concerning the paleo community...

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on September 17, 2011
at 05:55 PM

I knew this was a troll from the username. "Thetruth"???

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on September 17, 2011
at 05:17 PM

c'mon, you know you're comment is too harsh. I'm eating 50 CHO myself right now, but i'll get to high fat on winter and feel awesome on it as well.

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:56 PM

yep obviously could not find the right [email protected] thetruth -try google to find your way to where ever it is you want to get to.

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:42 PM

I found in the pass, with the process carbs moderate to high I was always hungry. I became more satisfied with low carb and high fat. But everyone is different. And I heard of people going no carb/low carb paleo and after a while finding they have to up the carbs. I never have done no carb. It may be just what the body needs to adjust over time. I was thriving on just under 100 g of carbs a day, but I think I may need to start going up a bit higher. Closer to moderate. Many Hunter-Gathers are no carb/low carb and high fat but there are some who are high carb/low fat. I figure different people are wired differently. I suspect I'll end up between 100 - 150 carbs with some of that being starch.

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on August 30, 2011
at 05:18 PM

There's a lot of diabetics in my family and I ended up reversing my reactive hypoglycemia when I lowered my carbs. Genetically, I may just be in a group with less tolerance to the "wrong" carbs.

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on October 27, 2012
at 05:23 PM

The truth is the truth idiots. Don't take it personal it's for all of you

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