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No Carbs?

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I have noticed that some of you have mentioned not eating any carbs or not as much. What should you not eat if you choose to cut carbs? I have been running 3 miles under 30 minutes 4x a week and doing a bit of weights and I can not drop any wieght and do not notice any difference in my clothes. This is still all very new to me, only been dealing with it the last couple of months so any advice would be great.

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Jen


Gluten Free going on 5 years and counting!

gluten-free is a life change and not a diet.

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I have noticed that some of you have mentioned not eating any carbs or not as much. What should you not eat if you choose to cut carbs? I have been running 3 miles under 30 minutes 4x a week and doing a bit of weights and I can not drop any wieght and do not notice any difference in my clothes. This is still all very new to me, only been dealing with it the last couple of months so any advice would be great.

Thanks!

Jen

some of us avoid carbs because of candida. If there is not a candida problem, I really can't find any reason why you should avoid carbs (unless you have intollerance in some carbs). I am not a fun of Atkins....maybe you should check other food intollerances.Do you drink enough water? ave you checked your thyroid? Do you eat enough? Sometimes when we eat less than we are supposed to, I mean really less, our body reacts to it and keeps all the fat from all the food we are eating in order to protect itself.

Since I am an athlet I have an experience in over-training together with eating too little food. No good combination......

just some ideas....


Celiac September 2007

Graves disease June 2008

Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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It depends very much on your metabolism. I am a fast-oxidiser 'protein' type. I have always needed plenty of protein and cannot cope with carbs very well (hence the diabetes!), so the less carbs I eat, the better for me.

I am one person that Atkins was made for! I never went mad on the protein but would eat a little extra. I substituted potatoes with other green veg. I did very well on it. Others, who are slower-oxidiser 'carbohydrate types, or 'mixed' types who veer towards the carb 'end' of the scale would not do well on Atkins, and that is why no one diet fits all. We are all different and our bodies all work differently.

Things like Slimming World have picked up on that by providing the 'red' and 'green' options. Some do better on the 'red' more protein-based options and others on the more carb-based 'green' ones.

Interestingly, whilst we get a lot of the body's building blocks from protein and fats, very little of it comes from carbohydrates. They are 'quick-fix' foods. They give us a boost for a short period but it is the proteins and fats that sustain our energy. Many find with carbs that although they feel good for a short time, they often come back down with a thump after 20 minutes or so and are left feeling tired and sluggish.

If you eat plenty of good fresh vegetable and fruit, a little brown rice, buckwheat, amaranth, millet, or quinoa, and some pulses, you should be able to obtain all the carbs the body needs from those. Unlike baked goods and other sweet and savory stuff, they are not full of 'empty' calories but packed full of nutrients.

If you are running you need plenty of protein to ensure you maintain your muscle strength. Muscles are continuously breaking down, especially when put under strain, so protein is particularly important. For that it is better to focus on 'purine' based proteins, muscle meats and oily fish, chicken and turkey leg, heart, liver, kidney, beef, bacon, pork chop, spare rib, lamb, and fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, crayfish, lobster, shrimp and tuna.

Food like Eggs and cheese are low purine but still worth having, and eggs would be better for breakfast than carbs. People tend to have a lot of carb throughout the day and, unlike protein that stabilises it, it destabilises the blood sugar.

We have always found that we do much better on a cooked breakfast with no carbs. It will keep us going and stave off the hunger for a lot longer than carbs do, too.


Ali - 50 - struggled with what I now know to be GI symptoms and poor carb digestion for at least 35 years! Diabetic type II (1997). Mother undx Celiac - lifelong diabetic Type 1 & anemic (plus 1 stillborn and 10 miscarriages after me). Father definitely very GI.

Stopped gluten & dairy, Jan 08, but still other issues so dropped most carbs and sugar and have been following the Specific Carb Diet (SCD) since March 08. Recovery slow but steady and I can now eat a much broader range of foods especially raw which are good for my digestion and boost my energy level.

Not getting better? Try the SCD - it might just change your life.........

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Yes, I stopped eating carbs in the morning and have a hard boiled egg instead and have noticed a difference. I am not hungry around 10-11 AM anymore. Have a small handful of almonds in between lunch and dinner. Eat a nice healthy lunch and then dinner. I really need a ntritionist


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I don't avoid carbs - I don't eat grains. This means that sweet potato and yam and squash are still good for me (I don't eat potato for other reasons). All foods except animals have some carbs. In fact, nuts have more carbs than protein - nonetheless, they are considered a protein food. What you want to think about is the "refined" nature of the carb - and for me, whether or not it is a cereal grain.

I have felt amazingly better eating grain-free. I do eat amaranth and quinoa (both seeds, actually), but have to limit the quantity due to gas issues.

Anyway, just thought I'd share the way I frame it.

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I don't avoid carbs - I don't eat grains. This means that sweet potato and yam and squash are still good for me (I don't eat potato for other reasons). All foods except animals have some carbs. In fact, nuts have more carbs than protein - nonetheless, they are considered a protein food. What you want to think about is the "refined" nature of the carb - and for me, whether or not it is a cereal grain.

I have felt amazingly better eating grain-free. I do eat amaranth and quinoa (both seeds, actually), but have to limit the quantity due to gas issues.

Anyway, just thought I'd share the way I frame it.

I have also cut grains (again--I had to do this early on in my recovery, and then added rice and corn back in) and have lost 11 pounds in the last month. This was weight I needed to lose.

I eat white potato once or twice a week--other than that, I eat meats, poultry, nuts, fruits (not coconut or citrus) and veggies (not legumes). I drink spring water--maybe some tea once a week or so. I also watch my sodium carefully due to a tendency to edema and hypertention.

Not only do I feel better, I am off my blood pressure meds (per my doctor this morning! :) )


Patti

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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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