In the last few years before I revamped my diet, I was starting to feel very fatigued after I ate a big meal. Never happens anymore. I've never been overweight, but in those same last years before I changed my diet, my weight started to creep up... (more)
I'm curious if people can shed some light on this for me.... I know there are many benefits to being efficient at burning fat for fuel, including better blood sugar control, much more 'bang for your buck' in terms of ATP per molecule, healthy... (more)
Lucas Tafur writes an interesting, and highly technical post on this.
I feel like I've heard it so many times--about how we don't want to eat too little or we'll go into "starvation mode" yet I don't think I've heard a good explanation of what is happening biochemically in our bodies and in relation to hormones (and... (more)
The brain cannot use long-chain fatty acids for energy because they are completely albumin-bound and cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. So that is a big negative if they make up a large part of the diet.
I stumbled onto paleo simply because I was running out of options to increase my health and one of the health issues I was having was IBS (7+ years). I was having a BM probably 4-7 times a day. After a 3 day fast and switching to paleo my IBS... (more)
I've read a few places that coconut oil increases metabolism and helps with hypothyroid symptoms. So far, I can't find coconut oil here that doesn't taste like plastic. Does coconut cream have the same impact on metabolism that coconut oil... (more)
I am hoping someone with knowledge about diabetes or other metabolic dysfunctions can shed some insight on this: I have occasionally noticed my urine smelling very sweet, only in maybe the past month. I didn't think anything of it. Last night I... (more)
I know that some paleo folks - the best known probably being Richard Nikoley - enjoy a cold shower or cold bath as part of their routine, and some folks will testify to cold water's effects on metabolism. That said, I cherish my hot baths and... (more)
The title pretty much sums up my question. What are the metabolic differences, if any, between fasting and eating 100% fat? I'm not clear that there are any, so I am very curious to hear what others think. No carbs/protein means gluconeogenesis... (more)
After finding low-carb paleo diet to be perfect for me and my lifestyle I am so dissapointed to hear Matt Stone at 180-degree health refute what I beleive. Stone use to be low-carb paleo and suffered several health problems and talks about his... (more)
Are there any tell-tale signs that your body is adequately insulin sensitive (as opposed to insulin resistant)? And more generally, that you have the much-touted "healthy metabolism" (whatever that may be)? Some ideas I've heard: you're insulin... (more)
I have been following the primal blueprint for over 2 months now. My diet, fitness, etc - has been very strict with one exception - The occasional drink. While I don't particularly crave alcohol, when I am around it in social settings - I will... (more)
Hello, I'm new to Paleo (coming from a veganesque diet), and fat currently makes up about 40-50% of my daily calories (pemmican, coconut, nuts, etc) which might be on the low side for some. Seems like everyone in the Paleo community loves their... (more)
I had an argument with my dad the other night, and basically we were arguing over the effects of green tea (stupid, I know). His side of the argument was that raising your metabolism is bad, whereas mine was that it can be a good thing WHEN DONE... (more)
Just wondering what the body does with far and how it handles it without carbs/insulin. Also would it make a difference if this fat was ingested after a 20 hour fast? Or if ingested with protein?
Hey everyone, so I've looked into metabolic typing and everything makes sense except how each metabolic type gains weight or how they are affected by high GI foods. So slow oxidizers don't really get blood sugar spikes no matter what they eat,... (more)
I have been reading so many blogs and posts to try and find someone with a similar situation as me. Hopefully someone here can help! I am 25, 5'11" and 180 pounds. Four years ago I lost 30 pounds with calorie restriction (1000-1200 per day)... (more)
Hello ~ Background: Paleo/Low-carb for about 3 years. It worked wonderfully in the beginning but a multitude of issues have popped up. Low Body temp(96.8am/98.1pm), high cortisol, inability to fully sleep, anxiety, low Vit D, low iron, low... (more)
The other day I listened to Jimmy Moore interview with Diane Kress - author of Metabolism Miracle. I mostly agreed with what was said, but then in second part of the interview she said something that seemed strange to me. She claimed that in... (more)
EnglishRose pointed out that the children of alcoholics may be genetically inclined to sugar addiction. My mother was an alcoholic for 20 yrs who drank heavily while pregnant. She also had low-blood sugar, low weight, and constant sugar cravings.... (more)
i eat about 1000-1200 calories every morning, so i eat a lot of bread and peanutbutter. In fact in the morning i pretty much only eat bread and peanutbutter. Im a teenager, five five, and about 113 pounds. i have lost ten pounds since i began... (more)
is it ok to eat zero carb every other day and around 200g the rest of the time? or would that mess up the metabolism?
I'm having trouble finding some concrete evidence on the efffects of IF on metabolism. Will it slow down? I was under the impression that eating small meals was the best thing to do for fat loss, but now people are fasting all day and eating 1 or... (more)