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Some Paleo Questions

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 02, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Hey Paleo eaters!

Since iam eating paleo, ive noticed many things that changed with my body and i want to know why.

My friends and people around me go "crazy" about my eyes now. They are blue like the Ocean. When i eat normal on a SAD with processed food it goes away. They dont even notice my eyes. Ive tested it many times. So i want to know why that happens. Is it a gluten allergie or is it from dairy?

Also when i eat paleo, my face looks a lot leaner, the puffiness goes away. I googled it and find something called a "Carb face" .... dont know if this exist. Some say yes, some say no.

Another thing i want to ask is, if some of you avoid fruits? It seems that i dont can handle with fruits, because after i eat them, i crave more and more of it. Terrible.

I ate them cause i dont wanted to fall in ketosis. So how do you avoid ketosis on paleo? Some sweet potatoes?

All the best, John

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on July 02, 2012
at 07:53 PM

@bachole: The point of Paleo is NOT to be in ketosis, Cordains latest analysis of East Africa puts carbs at 40%. Also, the myth about wild fruit not being sweet and delicious has been thoroughly debunked by Denise Minger.

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on July 02, 2012
at 06:33 PM

It's really interesting that people have noticed changes in their eyes. Does anyone here give any credence to iridology? I've never tried it, but I have friends who swear by it -- one of whom is a PhD in biochemistry and has every reason not believe the "woo-woo" stuff. He was a doubter until he tried it and was *amazed.* Anyway, I guess there's something to that -- changes in people's eyes can reflect what's going on elsewhere in the body. Pretty interesting stuff.

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at 04:32 PM

Fruits are high in fructose. Fructose is metabolized differently from other sugars. And I find that it makes me hungrier. I do periodic long term fasting with raw homemade juice, and I find that the fruit juice is going to make it very difficult for me to stay on the fast. Despite our love of fruits, fructose may very well be the number one bad guy in the SAD. Remember that paleolithic man had very lame fruit. The agriculture revolution developed the very juicy, sweet fruits that we all love.

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at 04:28 PM

Why would you want to avoid ketosis? A major point of paleo is to be in ketosis 24/7. Ketosis means that you are burning fat rather than carbs. It is obvious that you are having allergic reactions to certain carbs. You might add 2 tablespoons full of coconut oil every morning. (Don't do it later because it acts sort of like coffee.) Coconut oil is a superior fat and will get your engine revving.

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on July 02, 2012
at 01:43 PM

I've seen this happen (eye color change) twice to a relative. Both times on a trip near the equator. I think it has something to do with vitamin D or inflammation.

Here's a similar thread http://paleohacks.com/questions/15677/have-your-eyes-changed-color#axzz1zTH3Kq7a

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on July 02, 2012
at 06:33 PM

It's really interesting that people have noticed changes in their eyes. Does anyone here give any credence to iridology? I've never tried it, but I have friends who swear by it -- one of whom is a PhD in biochemistry and has every reason not believe the "woo-woo" stuff. He was a doubter until he tried it and was *amazed.* Anyway, I guess there's something to that -- changes in people's eyes can reflect what's going on elsewhere in the body. Pretty interesting stuff.

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on July 02, 2012
at 01:39 PM

  1. Paleo and eye colour: no idea about this (unless it's simply because your face is leaner and your eyes stand out)
  2. Carb face: SAD/processed carb with flavour enhancers (such as sodium, MSG, etc) will cause water retention, blood glucose increase causes increased water retention, also glycogen sequesters water molecules. Conversely metabolism of protein requires hydrolysis to liberate amino acids utilising one molecule of water for each amino acid cleaved.
  3. Fruit craving: fructose acts on the hypothalamus as an appetite enhancer
  4. Inducing ketosis: as Corbab said

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on July 02, 2012
at 10:29 AM

I've never heard of "carb face," but I know that storing glycogen causes water to be stored as well, which causes "bloat," or puffiness, which might work. Are you generally lower-carb on paleo?

I don't avoid fruits, and I don't have a problem with them, even when trying to lean out. They aren't inherently bad, and even a moderate amount shouldn't be a problem as long as you're not gaining weight or plateauing.

Becoming ketotic takes some concerted effort, even on paleo. Eat plenty of veggies. Sweet potatoes are good, but so are carrots, beets, and other semi-starchy vegetables.

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on July 02, 2012
at 06:34 PM

It's really interesting that people have noticed changes in their eyes. Does anyone here give any credence to iridology? I've never tried it, but I have friends who swear by it -- one of whom is a PhD in biochemistry and has every reason not believe the "woo-woo" stuff. He was a doubter until he tried it and was amazed. Anyway, I guess there's something to that -- changes in people's eyes can reflect what's going on elsewhere in the body. Pretty interesting stuff.

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on July 02, 2012
at 05:12 PM

Oh yes, I get "carb face" big time. So does my husband. I also get "carb belly" which I guess is gloating.

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