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VLC/LC wanting to eat more carbs due to digestion issues. Blood sugar issue due to VLC/LC ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 31, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Let me give a little history Back on s.a.d I had no blood sugar issues. But sugar made me moody. Naturally skinny and runs in the family. I swapped to paleo because of emotional eating with addictive foods ( surcose) causing me to gain weight as I had episodes of " mini-binges" From then on I've been pretty much VLC/VLC because it controlled cravings and binges. But now I have no issue. After joining paleo ( its been 4 months ) I've been bloated, gasy and constipated for the most part. I came to the conclusion that I can't digest paleo amounts of protein and fat. So I introduced soaked Brown rice to make up for any calorie deficit ( I heard rice also helps people with ibs ) eat with my meaty dinner, seemed to work well. But then, after about half an hour my heart beats faster, I feel depleated of energy and mindfog fills my head. While on paleo vlc I did binge on nutella once and had the same problem. How can I ease myself out of vlc/lc ? And if you have any other advice for me with this that would be really good.

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on January 31, 2012
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It sounds like you were VLC/LC before you went paleo? If so, what changed when you went paleo? Did you drop some foods, and/or add some?

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on January 31, 2012
at 05:40 AM

Can you edit your question to include what you actually eat?

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on January 31, 2012
at 05:38 AM

I had no blood sugar issues. But sugar made me moody.

emotional eating with addictive foods ( surcose)

Eh?! That makes no sense.

I've been bloated, gasy and constipated for the most part. I came to the conclusion that I can't digest paleo amounts of protein and fat.

Try some digestive enzymes.

So you are vlc/lc and you go to ... brown rice ... ? Where's the logic in that? How about trying vegetables first? Try upping lower carb vegetables first, one at a time, until you are sure they don't upset you (mind fog, ibs, etc), then try higher-carb veggies if you still want more carbs.

Instead of the rice, try home-made bone stock. Much better for IBS and improving digestion than brown-rice.

Personally I think addressing the fact that you can't digest protein/fat well right now is more important than going higher-carb. I think this is your sugar lust talking ;-)

Even if you try to make up for the lack of calories with rice (?!), your body still needs fat to absorb certain nutrients/vitamins/minerals.

Also, do you know about FODMAPs and the GAPS diet?

Sorry for the hurried response; it's late. I just replied because I saw no one had yet.

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