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How long does it take to measure effects of food?

Commented on January 27, 2014
Created January 27, 2014 at 5:48 PM

About 2 weeks into my Paleo diet. I kick started it with a 4 day juice fast. Which was a great way, for me, to kick carb\sugar withdrawals and get me on the right track.

How can you tell which foods are having an affect on you? Is it food that I ate yesterday that make me feel crappy today or great today? Or is it a much quicker resonse to food?

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on January 27, 2014
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Ok, next time I will copy and paste the same answer multiple times. Thank you for the tip.

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on January 27, 2014
at 09:09 PM

Thank you Laura. Good info. The app looks really interesting also.

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on January 27, 2014
at 09:06 PM

you can't comment until you've been a member for a certain amount of time..which seems weird to me

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:49 PM

Thanks, but I'm though the whole juice fast and it worked for me.

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:47 PM

It works when you are normally consuming much more sugar than the juice...

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:17 PM

Look at the labels, it's nothing but carbohydrate/sugar.

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on January 27, 2014
at 06:34 PM

100g of sugar per day? on a sugar detox?

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on January 27, 2014
at 08:35 PM

It depends, for some foods it could take months to figure out what is affecting you, and you may never figure it out. As far as hours/minutes after eating, my thyroid will react that soon to certain foods. Dave Asprey has an app where you can take a picture of yourself after you eat something, and it can tell you if you have a sensitivity (I've never used it).

For most food/issues, this is a general guideline: "at the end of the 3 weeks of elimination, reintroduce a single food for a single day only. And then monitor your symptoms for two days. For example, you might decide to reintroduce dairy on a Monday. That day you could eat some cheese, ice cream, and drink a glass of milk. While getting right back to your elimination diet, monitor for any abnormal reactions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

If you have no observable symptoms, you may try reintroducing another food (i.e. eggs) on Thursday. You can continue this process for a couple more weeks, reintroducing one new food every few days, until you’ve determined what foods may cause you an issue (if any).

The whole process will take approximately 5-6 weeks and, at the end of the experiment, you’ll know a heck of a lot about how your body responds to different foods."

taken from here.

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on January 27, 2014
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Thank you Laura. Good info. The app looks really interesting also.

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on January 27, 2014
at 08:39 PM

Tip - don't answer your own question with an answer - use comments !

Some foods can be felt very quickly. If I eat/drink a tablespoon of potato starch, I'm going to feel it 30 minutes later. So it depends on the person and more importantly the foods.

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you can't comment until you've been a member for a certain amount of time..which seems weird to me

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on January 27, 2014
at 09:11 PM

Ok, next time I will copy and paste the same answer multiple times. Thank you for the tip.

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:46 PM

Guys, it worked for me. Maybe not for everyone. I was obviously consuming a lot more sugars than the juices had in them. What about my actual question?

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on January 27, 2014
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http://squeezedonline.com/nutrition_info.aspx. Calories don't equate to how much carbs/sugar you are getting. I suppose it matters exactly which juice you consumed, but even at a 1000 calories you must have been drinking 10-15 servings a day of that stuff if that was all you consumed. These juices seem to range from 15-30 grams of sugar per serving (and that is the detox not the "sweetened" variety). You could have been getting as many 450 g of sugars from that diet and tons of carbs regardless. If anything, I would think that diet would make switching to Paleo harder, not easier re: sugar cravings.

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:49 PM

Thanks, but I'm though the whole juice fast and it worked for me.

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on January 27, 2014
at 06:14 PM

I used this. There was maybe about 1000 calories per day. Most of the vuice was vegetable like beets, broccoli, etc.

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:47 PM

It works when you are normally consuming much more sugar than the juice...

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:17 PM

Look at the labels, it's nothing but carbohydrate/sugar.

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on January 27, 2014
at 06:34 PM

100g of sugar per day? on a sugar detox?

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on January 27, 2014
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how does a juice fast kick the sugar withdrawal symptoms? Sounds totally counter-intuitive.

Depending on the person it takes 3-4 weeks to baseline your body pre/post change.

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