Okay so I'm trying to lose some weight, and I feel/have felt SO overwhelmed from SO many different things I've read on how to do it. After falling on and off Paleo i've learned I DEFINITELY want to live a grain free life, as I feel A MILLION times better. I've read that cutting carbs and sugars are imperative to losing weight and from what I've read, and I did that in the past with slow success, only meats, veggies, and good fats. But I went off of Paleo a while back and ruined all that. Now at it again, I've noticed now that when I try to eat very low carbs, that I have VERY intense anxiety/sleep-less nights, high stress levels. And since so many people on the Potato-diet have had high success, my carb fears started to diminish. I then came to the conclusion that fructose was still bad, but that GLUCOSE was perfectly fine as long as calories were kept in check. But after introducing potatoes, I've found my stomach gets horrible pains. Now I don't know what safe starch to go for to stop anxiety and stress, and to be honest I'm becoming totally lost on how to lose weight. I know it's not that difficult, eat good Paleo foods, and you'll lose, but I'm having such a hard time. So is there another safe starch I can have that's not potatoes? Or will starch all together stop my progress? I'm also allergic to eggs now (or at least the whites), so I'm just trying to figure out how to formulate some kind of weight loss plan that works for me. I'm feeling like my brain is going to explode.
asked byAmber_7 (748)
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on January 08, 2013
at 10:46 PM
When you tried low carb and had trouble sleeping, how long had you been doing it? Going low carb is rather a substantial transformation for your body. You should give it 4-5 weeks minimum before making any decision about how your body is reacting to it.
It would be like an alcoholic going back to drinking because they didn't sleep well without booze ;)
That being said, I have lost weight eating sweet potatoes and bananas, but it is much much slower.
on January 08, 2013
at 10:26 PM
sweet potatoes (which are an entirely different plant from white potatoes), bananas, white rice
on January 09, 2013
at 04:45 AM
cassava, plantains, jeruselem artichoke, sunchokes, celery root, beets, turnips, rhutabegas, lots of veggies are of medium carb density such as brussel sprouts and mushrooms and onions - dehydrated make it easy to get all the carbs you need. Also chestnuts are fantastic.