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Paleo - Help needed!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 27, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Hi There PaleoHacks

After having a POLIQUIN BIOSIGNATURE MODULATION (http://www.charlespoliquin.com/AboutUs/Overview.aspx) test my trainer has recommended me to go PALEO alongside my training routine to reduce body fat and increase general health

1 week before i started Paleo i was measured at 19.5% Body Fat, Weight 74.5kg, height 5'6

My trainer has asked me to go complete Paleo for 14 days straight but on the 14th day have a meal that has carbs ie Gluten free pizza to shock the body. I must repeat this formula till i get down to around 10% Body Fat and once i have attained that i may incorporate a full day.

What are your thoughts on such a regime???

So I'm into day 10 of that 14days and have started to sneeze repetitively but other than that i'm feeling really good like my body is starting to mend itself after all the years of bad food intake....

Is this flu like symptom normal??

I look forward to the mending journey...

Many thanks in advance and best wishes :)

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on March 29, 2012
at 04:11 PM

I just don't think it is necessary to lose weight.

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on March 29, 2012
at 02:01 PM

For "normal" I just meant my personal, average levels; not the quality or the food it's from. FWIW, my fat loss accelerated when I upped my carbs to that 100g-175b range on workout days. Everyone's different, and while it was easy for me to remain ~50g/day, I was not seeing the results I wanted. I do a M-T, W(rest), Th-Sat, Sun(rest) workout regimen, and IF with a 16/8 hour fast/feed window. I eat -10% estimated BMR on workout days, and -30% on rest. I'm finally seeing great results, and I do believe dense carbs (from veggies like sweet potatoes, yams, and cassava) help. YMMV, of course.

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on March 29, 2012
at 01:12 PM

Great help thanks

7cc0b1c52fde7ae947e6ba2639dd659e

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on March 29, 2012
at 01:12 PM

Thanks great reply... I know carbs are not forbidden however im only getting them from veges and no more than about 50g in the whole day... When i get down to the desired 10% i will be intrducing carbs such as sweet potato after a work out but i must get my BF percentage down first.. what do you mean by normal carbs? Thanks

7cc0b1c52fde7ae947e6ba2639dd659e

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on March 29, 2012
at 01:06 PM

Thanks Todd it was just an example and not a whole pizza lol Yes my diet is full of whole foods i have not had no junk, no carbs except from vegetables, no soda, no grains and no dairy.... why do you say a shock is not needed?? Cheers

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on March 27, 2012
at 05:32 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by gluten-free pizza; if we're talking refined flours with lots of additives, I'd suggest you consider sweet potatoes or banana or something.

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50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on March 27, 2012
at 06:06 PM

I guess it could work.

What also works is eating quality whole foods and incorporating a solid fitness routine. You don't need to "shock" your system to lose weight. I understand there are different "protocols" out there for triggering different hormonal cascades that may lead to quicker weightloss, but eating a gluten free pizza after 14 days sounds like rubbish to me.

The whole point of consuming food is to nourish your body.

7cc0b1c52fde7ae947e6ba2639dd659e

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on March 29, 2012
at 01:06 PM

Thanks Todd it was just an example and not a whole pizza lol Yes my diet is full of whole foods i have not had no junk, no carbs except from vegetables, no soda, no grains and no dairy.... why do you say a shock is not needed?? Cheers

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on March 29, 2012
at 04:11 PM

I just don't think it is necessary to lose weight.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on March 27, 2012
at 06:03 PM

It sounds like your trainer suggested you "go low carb paleo" - carbohydrates are certainly not forbidden under even dogmatic, puritanical Paleo. While paleo types can expect to eat way less processed carbohydrate based crap than the average SAD eater, paleo is not by definition "low carb" -- "lower carb than people who eat crap", maybe.

If I can guess what kind of "shock" your trainer is looking for, instead of a pizza, may I suggest eating an abundance of extremely carbohydrate dense vegetables, and avoid the processed flour -- gluten free or not -- entirely. Sweet potatoes, yams (nah-yeh-meh / "name"), and cassava come to mind.

For myself, I alternate "normal" carbohydrate on rest days (40-100g), and I load up on workout days (100g-175g) -- I have a 5wo/2rest weekly shtick. It works fantastically for me; YMMV.

The "carb flu" you mention is known to paleo types, but is not something that happened to everyone. Again, YMMV.

Good luck with your paleo journey!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 29, 2012
at 02:01 PM

For "normal" I just meant my personal, average levels; not the quality or the food it's from. FWIW, my fat loss accelerated when I upped my carbs to that 100g-175b range on workout days. Everyone's different, and while it was easy for me to remain ~50g/day, I was not seeing the results I wanted. I do a M-T, W(rest), Th-Sat, Sun(rest) workout regimen, and IF with a 16/8 hour fast/feed window. I eat -10% estimated BMR on workout days, and -30% on rest. I'm finally seeing great results, and I do believe dense carbs (from veggies like sweet potatoes, yams, and cassava) help. YMMV, of course.

7cc0b1c52fde7ae947e6ba2639dd659e

(5)

on March 29, 2012
at 01:12 PM

Thanks great reply... I know carbs are not forbidden however im only getting them from veges and no more than about 50g in the whole day... When i get down to the desired 10% i will be intrducing carbs such as sweet potato after a work out but i must get my BF percentage down first.. what do you mean by normal carbs? Thanks

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on March 28, 2012
at 04:29 PM

I had a similar flu problem with Paleo when i 1st started.

I looked like a man with hay fever and flu.

For me it was a mix of salmon and nuts (probably omega 6 fats). I did a Robb Wolf esk 30days without and re-added a small amount of nuts and an avocado a day.

If i over do the nuts i get a small reaction, however its much less of a problem and lasts a shorter time.

Hope that helps!

7cc0b1c52fde7ae947e6ba2639dd659e

(5)

on March 29, 2012
at 01:12 PM

Great help thanks

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