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    I am trying to get the best nutrient rich foods that will give me the needed Potassium, magnesium, calcium, salt and water. I got the water part down but am having trouble with the rest, keeping in mind that I am trying to keep my carbohydrate level bellow 100. It seems very hard to keep up the nutrient level at under 100 carbohydrates per day.

    My Favorites are:

    Frozen spinach
    Frozen collard greens
    baby spinach i.e. salad greens
    yams
    tomato juice
    bananas
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    avocado
    eggs
    spinach
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    • #3
      kale?

      I love kale. I think it's better than collard greens (though I like them too)
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      • #4
        This doesn't have anything to do with your question, but your question raised a question of my own. I see that you are staying under 100 g of carbs but include yams and banana in your list of foods. I am not trying to lose weight so don't stay that low on carbs personally. I'm more in the maintenance range of carbs or more. I usually average about 150g sometimes less sometimes more. But, the reason is because I eat a sweet potato every night with dinner and I have a banana at lunch. Those two things right there are already over 60 g. Add an avacado and I'm over 70. by the time I get my veggies in and another piece of fruit or two and 100 g is long gone. But the biggest carbs in my diet per day is the yam/sweet potato and the banana. Ok, the 8oz of milk doesn't help...but even without that....you get my point

        Ok....back on topic

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          kale
          seaweed
          spinach
          organs
          tomato
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          • #6
            Originally posted by AnarchoGrok View Post
            I am trying to get the best nutrient rich foods that will give me the needed Potassium, magnesium, calcium, salt and water. I got the water part down but am having trouble with the rest, keeping in mind that I am trying to keep my carbohydrate level bellow 100. It seems very hard to keep up the nutrient level at under 100 carbohydrates per day.
            chard
            kale
            purslane (grows wild just about everywhere and has a boatload of potassium)
            organ meats, bone marrow

            If I stick with green leafy stuff...kale, collards, lettuce, etc etc. I can get 7/8 servings in at 50g carb.

            Fish for magnesium...
            tomato sure does up the potassium but also the carbs iirc....



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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tommy7 View Post
              This doesn't have anything to do with your question, but your question raised a question of my own. I see that you are staying under 100 g of carbs but include yams and banana in your list of foods. I am not trying to lose weight so don't stay that low on carbs personally. I'm more in the maintenance range of carbs or more. I usually average about 150g sometimes less sometimes more. But, the reason is because I eat a sweet potato every night with dinner and I have a banana at lunch. Those two things right there are already over 60 g. Add an avacado and I'm over 70. by the time I get my veggies in and another piece of fruit or two and 100 g is long gone. But the biggest carbs in my diet per day is the yam/sweet potato and the banana. Ok, the 8oz of milk doesn't help...but even without that....you get my point

              Ok....back on topic
              I do get your point and your point is exactly mine as well. I want the nutrition plus keep myself in the so called weight loss sweet spot under 100 carbs per day. I am starting to wonder if given my size still 320lbs if I can up the carbs to say 120 or so and still lose fat if I keep those carbs nutrient rich. I my have to experiment a bit. At first I did not exercise, now I am hiking, walking and lifting some heavy things. Will it really matter if I eat over 100 carbs per day if those carbs are good complex carbs like yams, spinach and the like. Anyone with experience?
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              • #8
                I don't have that much experience in all this, but "for me" the reason I have the sweet potatoes is because I usually workout a lot and I like to support my training with a little more carbs as well as not lose weight after a workout. But if I were trying to lose weight I would probably drop the yams as well as the banana.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tommy7 View Post
                  I don't have that much experience in all this, but "for me" the reason I have the sweet potatoes is because I usually workout a lot and I like to support my training with a little more carbs as well as not lose weight after a workout. But if I were trying to lose weight I would probably drop the yams as well as the banana.
                  I am definitely trying to lose fat but there lies the rub. How do I get what nutrients I need and still stay under the 100g carbs per day. I need to either increase carbs, supplement and keep the carbs low or find good alternatives in other foods. I did not consider avocados and will add that to my diet on a more regular basis. I will look into what fish offers nutrients as well. Anyone else have a suggestion for a fat or protein that has the electrolytes I am looking for?

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                  • #10
                    What is the point of this post - are you trying to economize, or are you trying to raise your carb count for some other reason? Do you feel lethargic exercising on VLC? If that's the reason, just eat a banana before your longer workouts. If fat loss is your #1 priority though, you'll want to stick to nutrient-dense VLC foods.
                    Your most nutritious foods are all very low in carbs - natural eggs, dark green veggies, liver, etc. Nutritious cheap carby foods = the sweet potato, bananas.
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                    • #11
                      tfarny,

                      I am trying to get the nutrients I need with food rather than supplements. I am also trying to do that and keep below the 100g carbs per day. I wanted to see what others where eating that would give me the best of both worlds.

                      You say just eat a banana before my longer work outs...... If I do that and my carbs go over the 100 per day for the long hall will my wight loss stop? I don't know I am learning. I my be picking nits and should just stop tracking the the stuff.
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                      • #12
                        The key thing will be focusing on organ meats (not just liver), bone marrow, brain (all instead of 'just' organ meat) a variety of seafoods (for magnesium), oysters once or twice a week depending on zinc needs.



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                        • #13
                          Broccoli
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                          • #14
                            Anarchogrok: I keep my carbs at 45-65 a day. I too have alot of weight to lose, which is the only reason I track 2-3 times a week to make sure I am on target, most people dont need to track at all, but we both have a goal different than just a healthy way of life.

                            For me my carbs are mostly:
                            Cauliflower (roasted usually)
                            Spinach, lots--in salad, in soups, in eggs
                            Kale, in soups,
                            Brussel spouts (again roasted)
                            Collards (must admit they are canned, and I love them, with butter)

                            And then 2 times a week I allow myself to go higher in carbs by adding a half a sweet potato, or avacado. I space this out with a lower carb day, so when you look at the big picture I am averaging 50 carbs a day. An example of that is my Big Ass Salad, that really fills me up only has 25 carbs in it, I have it with tuna on top, or left over meat. Then for dinner I have eggs and bacon, half cup of frz blueberries with coconut milk on them. I typically dont eat breakfast, just have coffee with cream.
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                            • #15
                              What we're all saying is that the more nutritious foods are also the lower carb ones. Bananas and sweet potatoes are not particularly nutritious compared to calf's liver, kale, or egg yolks. VLC is very nutritious if you eat a variety of foods. I think Mark chooses to emphasize the "eat your veggies" because he doesn't want to go around recommending people eat ground beef for every meal. But if you crunch the numbers you'll find that dark leafy greens + good quality meats will get you heaps of nutrition.
                              As to a specific question like: will going over 100g carbs in a day stall your weight loss? I kind of doubt it, but only you can answer that by experimenting. Nobody on this board knows the answer. I lost my weight without being particularly super low carb, but that might not work for you.
                              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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