Can some paleo foods spike your blood sugar and cause obesity and disease?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Can some suggested foods sabotage blood sugars causing you to spike blood sugar and get obese with subsequent disease. The food in question being brown and white rice,potatoes especially the white varieties, and concentrated calories in Cheeses of all kinds.



on December 29, 2011
at 08:42 PM

If you tried hard enough with the white rice and potatoes (can we really call these paleo?) you could damage yourself. I suspect, though it is a lot easier to do with the other grains, refined sugars, etc..., so the real issue here, is, are you already damaged? If someone is coming at this in an obese state, wouldn't it be saner to take this stuff out (like so many of us did) and reintroduce it later? Maybe paleo starch isn't a problem to healthy paleo people but it is a problem to people who got fat on the SAD.

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on December 29, 2011
at 04:04 PM

No. I think it has as much to do with the person as with the food although I'd give a Yes answer to wheat.

After decades of SAD and binge eating, it's true that I treat tubers as "armed and dangerous" but it's not about the foods it's about me. Others will eat the same things with no problems. They may be wary of the cheeses which have never caused me the slightest problem.

Some on PH report consequences from eating fruit, which I trust and eat freely. They eat tubers daily while I might have a serving every month or so.

I'd give you a Yes answer if you re-phrased your question to, "Do different people respond differently to these foods?"



on December 29, 2011
at 05:26 PM

chronically eating any food to excess could cause obesity in most people. especially in the sedantary. in my case villifying food while ignoring behaviours was misguided.

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