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  • #46
    Chocotaco :-) awesome write up.
    I can attest to fruits consistency working really well in my body but avocados totally give mood boost, it's my main fat source next to young coconuts. Whole food fats seem to lift my spirits a lot more than a bowl of cherries.

    Here's the question on reading about digestion tract-
    Soluable fiber absorbs water so adds volume But we need the insoluable fiber to move it thru the system. That's why both are essential. If one only eats soluable fiber it's not moving thru and out the way it should. At least that's all I've ever found on the topic. I know when I went on steemed sweet potato binges it was really hard to go ___. But if I ate it raw sliced up to use for dips - no problem.
    So how can peeling fruits or skinless steamed sweet potatoes be the way to do it? Wouldn't it make evacuation harder?

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Alykat View Post
      Chocotaco :-) awesome write up.
      I can attest to fruits consistency working really well in my body but avocados totally give mood boost, it's my main fat source next to young coconuts. Whole food fats seem to lift my spirits a lot more than a bowl of cherries.
      Have you seen the nutrition information on an avocado?

      Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Avocados, raw, California

      An avocado of "average" size contains 11.8g of carbohydrate, of which 9.2g are fiber. That's 78% - shockingly high! And if you've eaten an acovado before, you know that's the soluble stuff. Avocados don't exactly have the highest quality fats in them, but they're clearly good for gut health.

      They're particularly high in vitamins and minerals, so who is to say it's the fats making you feel good? They're pretty nutrient-dense. It could just as easily be the potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium or folate making you feel good. My money would be on the potassium - it is shockingly high, and most Americans are deficient. Look into blackstrap molasses. The potassium content is through the roof. I'd be curious to see if a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses also made you feel fantastic.

      Originally posted by Alykat View Post
      Here's the question on reading about digestion tract-
      Soluable fiber absorbs water so adds volume But we need the insoluable fiber to move it thru the system. That's why both are essential. If one only eats soluable fiber it's not moving thru and out the way it should. At least that's all I've ever found on the topic. I know when I went on steemed sweet potato binges it was really hard to go ___. But if I ate it raw sliced up to use for dips - no problem.
      So how can peeling fruits or skinless steamed sweet potatoes be the way to do it? Wouldn't it make evacuation harder?
      You absolutely do not need insoluble fiber. It's the soluble stuff that really helps...move product.

      Skins on fruits and vegetables can give people with gut issues problems. Cucumber skin, zucchini skin, potato skin, sweet potato skin, apple skin, peach skin...these things are notorious to give people problems since this is largely insoluble fiber. Peel them and what remains is the nice, soft, soluble stuff you can break down.
      Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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      • #48
        Cocotaco-
        What kind of problems?

        And even if the apple, grape, tomato, zucchini skins go in the blender with the whole fruits. That's the only way I eat skins. Most time I spit them out if I can't blend it into a soup.

        Are you eating No leafy greens or vegetables other than starchy ones?
        What dif. did you notice cutting them out?

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        • #49
          I eat plenty of leafy greens. I eat 3 heads of lettuce a week minimum. Cucumbers every day - I love the skins. But my gut is A-OK. I have no reason to avoid vegetable fiber, and I eat very limited nuts and almost no grains so that really tough fiber isn't an issue. For someone that has poor gut health, they'd likely have issue digesting vegetable skins, and nuts, seeds and grains would be a nightmare. Stick to soft fruit flesh and starchy tubers cooked very well IMO.
          Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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          • #50
            Great answer Chocotaco. The most valuable one in the thread for all those 'allergic to carbs'

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Rocco Hill View Post
              Great answer Chocotaco. The most valuable one in the thread for all those 'allergic to carbs'
              +1

              Mucho love for Choco!
              A Post-Primal PrimalPat

              Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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              • #52
                I am Jacks total lack of surprise

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                • #53
                  Choco - is white rice considered a grain to avoid because of the insoluble fiber?

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                    I am Jacks total lack of surprise
                    As am I, as am I.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by upupandaway View Post
                      Just a quick side note, meat does NOT rot in your gut... veggies however....

                      Does Meat Rot In Your Colon? No. What Does? Beans, Grains, and Vegetables! - GNOLLS.ORG
                      Another awesome article from J Stanton.

                      Originally posted by Alykat View Post
                      Hmmm... So the reason gas smells is bc of the vegetables that rot & ferment in the gut?

                      Does a lifestyle of only eating animal foods not cause gas & if one has gas does it stink? Seriously all I hear from people who do Atkins is they are constipated and straining in the bathroom. Why?
                      I'm not wanting that and i sure don't want things rotting in me either:-/
                      The reason people on Atkins have so many problems in this area is that they are too focused on protein and don't get enough fat to go with it.

                      If you are going to eat lots of plant matter, Choco is right that you do need the gut microbiota to deal with it. However, who says you need to eat lots of plant matter (other than your grandma's voice in your head saying, "Eat you spinach, it's good for you")?

                      OP and others who have found that mostly meat suits them as it does me might enjoy the following websites:

                      Dr Georgia Ede "Diagnosis: Diet" (Info on the halo effect around fruits and veggies)Vegetables Diagnosis: Diet
                      The Dirty Carnivore site (meat centered, not exclusively meat. Some interesting info on raw eating.)Dirty Carnivore
                      Hyperlipid (Interesting series about FIAF and gut microbes)Hyperlipid

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by hottierockstar View Post
                        ???
                        this is the complete opposite of what i have been told/researched....

                        tons of ppl are deathly allergic to peanuts, strawberries, coconut, bananas, alcohol, wheat, etc
                        i don't know anyone that is allergic to chicken....
                        They all contain certain types of proteins.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by max219 View Post
                          Choco - is white rice considered a grain to avoid because of the insoluble fiber?
                          White rice is pretty much pure starch. Well-cooked, it is a great source of starch and particularly effective for glycogen replenishment post-workout. It isn't very nutritious though, so I would recommend white potatoes to serve the same purpose instead. Though rice pudding can be a particularly nutritious treat...
                          Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                            If you are going to eat lots of plant matter, Choco is right that you do need the gut microbiota to deal with it. However, who says you need to eat lots of plant matter (other than your grandma's voice in your head saying, "Eat you spinach, it's good for you")?
                            You don't. But when you're a young, pretty lean guy, you'd be foolish not to. He should be running primarily on fruits and starches. They are, after all, the body's preferred source of fuel and much more effective for supplying energy at his activity level.

                            It's also extremely important to have a flexible metabolism. It is an absolute sin to not be able to digest half the foods on Earth. He should be trying to fix his health, not avoid the issue. Going HFLC eternally in his case is exactly the same as a doctor prescribing a pill to help suppress side effects of a disorder instead of actually spending time to correct the disorder itself. That's exactly the mentality we discourage around here.
                            Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                            • #59
                              I think perhaps you are missing a gigantic point. Certainly being 'allergic to all carbs' is unusual. Maybe even unlikely. However, it is not impossible.

                              There are people whos cellular make-up is damaged beyond repair. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, for instance. The fact that my mother while pregnant was given the horrendous drug DES back in the 50's and 60's which caused reproductive harm to myself and all of my sisters, a bell that continued to ring for 50 years through hysterectomies (all 4 of us). Or the fact that I had a nasty little addiction to crystal meth back in the 1990's. These things damage you at the cellular level, and my endocrine system, my adrenals, my hormones, and my dopamine production/uptake receptors are (to my knowledge) damaged beyond repair. There have been no studies that I could find on the effects of any of those issues with long-term problems on the hormonal system of a menopausal woman. My hormones do not function like the textbook 'norm'. My body has learned to adjust, much like a 3-legged dog who still loves to run.

                              My body feels much better without any carbohydrates whatsoever. I eat vegetables, but mostly protein. I do not touch grain or processed carbs or oatmeal or crackers or bread ever, no way. Fruit actively HURTS MY MOUTH. Instantly, painfully, fast reaction to all fruit (with a few exceptions). The fruit I CAN eat causes gastric distress. If eating something causes you to break out in hives, I believe your body is telling you to please stop eating that item.

                              Every human is made of a different chemical soup. YES, there is the norm, the basis for the thesis, etc. Then there are those of us who fall outside the parameters of what is normal. When one of us states that we feel we are 'allergic to all carbs' <--quotes not mine, please believe we come from a place of years of trial and error within our own bodies. Perhaps you are a race car mechanic, used to how a 'real' car runs. I am, however, a 1960 Volkswagen, I run just fine with no radiator, I leak oil, but I'm still running. I have learned quite a bit about myself and how different I am from the 'norm'. I am familiar with feeling like absolute crap. I also know when I feel (mostly) healed and whole.
                              I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. ~P. G. Wodehouse

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                                You don't. But when you're a young, pretty lean guy, you'd be foolish not to. He should be running primarily on fruits and starches. They are, after all, the body's preferred source of fuel and much more effective for supplying energy at his activity level.
                                Wasn't true the first time, won't be true the one millionth time you say it.

                                "I feel fantastic on a high fat diet (meats, eggs, full fat yogurt, olive oil, avocado), obviously moderate to high protein.. Since almost completely eliminating carbs: (Zero to low low carbs.. less than 50 a day only coming form veggies) my energy is sustainable, my skin looks great, I sleep better, actually sustain my weight (& gain a little), heart beats quietly, stool seems perfect, & digestive system seems quiet & peaceful.. " - OP

                                OMG, somebody get this fella some startch and fruit stat!!!! He feels.............great

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