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  • How many days under 50g carbs??

    Hey guys, just started a 30 day act as if primal challenge. So far doing pretty good! I have noticed that my calorie count is extremely low even though I pretty much eat until I'm full (although mornings are difficult, as I don't really have enough time between waking up and work, so I might need something to fill that gap...)

    My question for the forum is how long it's safe to stay under 50 grams of carbs a day. I am trying to lose a couple pounds along the way so I've been spending my money on vegetables and meat almost exclusively and not really eating any fruits (or nuts, etc)... The one concession I do make is I still have one 8 ounce glass of milk (goat's) a day, and because of time contraints use a grass fed whey isolate. Essentially, I am around 40-50 grams of carbs every day, even when my calories bump up near 1500, which doesn't happen often. Is it safe to maintain this level (I think it's called ketosis?) for the full 30 day challenge?
    ~All luck is earned in the end.~

  • #2
    No problem at all. I have been in ketosis since September of last year.

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    • #3
      Forever. I stay in ketosis by preference becuase I feel best that way. YMMV

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      • #4
        I have been under 50g/day for going on two years with no ill effects.
        Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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        • #5
          Started in late 2007. Any time I add more carbs I always wish I didn't.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ChaserBD04 View Post
            My question for the forum is how long it's safe to stay under 50 grams of carbs a day.
            I am curious to know why you think it might be unsafe...

            By the way, 2+ years now on less than 50 carbs per day.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RSL View Post
              I am curious to know why you think it might be unsafe...

              By the way, 2+ years now on less than 50 carbs per day.
              That was kind of my intention with my post here. I guess I didn't clarify that I didn't know if it was an issue or not. Of course, CW tells us we need more carbs than that, but of course CW is often wrong.
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              • #8
                It's probably safe to stay there indefinitely, though it may not always be the best for your goals.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ChaserBD04 View Post
                  That was kind of my intention with my post here. I guess I didn't clarify that I didn't know if it was an issue or not. Of course, CW tells us we need more carbs than that, but of course CW is often wrong.
                  CW! Ha! I fart in your general direction! (with a French accent)

                  For my goals, it appears that I may always stay under 50 carbs.
                  Rebecca

                  Right click here to watch me lose 22.5 pounds of body fat and gain 5.5 pounds of muscle in only 5 months right before your eyes in this cool morphing video!

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                  Feb 2009 - 158 pounds - 43.6% body fat
                  Aug 2013 - 138 pounds - 34.3% body fat
                  So far, lost 19.8 pounds of body fat and gained 1.8 pounds of lean mass
                  Goal - 136 pounds - 30% body fat
                  Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RSL View Post
                    CW! Ha! I fart in your general direction! (with a French accent)
                    Nice Monty Python quote
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tomewer View Post
                      Nice Monty Python quote
                      You silly English person!

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                      • #12
                        It is interesting how nutrient dense foods are almost always low carb.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kbn1 View Post
                          It is interesting how nutrient dense foods are almost always low carb.
                          No kidding, and a lot are low calorie too, as far as bang for their buck goes. I'm eating until I'm full at every meal and sometimes I struggle to get in 1500 calories a day. Not that I'm really worried about counting, but sometimes I will log all my stuff in caloriecount to see what my percentages are as far as fat, carbs, and protein goes.
                          ~All luck is earned in the end.~

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                          • #14
                            7 weeks at 20 to 50grams a day - FEELING GREAT.
                            I have actually felt healthier these past 7 weeks than any other point in my life.

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                            • #15
                              I doubt you'll go into ketosis at 40-50g carbs.

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