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  • #31
    That sounds more like a personal problem than a statement about longevity. I doubt anyone will argue that the Okinawans enjoy a long life, and regardless of their diet otherwise, sweet potatoes remain a large part of it. Sucks that you explode them out your ass as such, but perhaps you have a really weak system?.
    Longevity is overrated. I want to feel all the awesomeness I can now, and drop dead when the time comes.

    Perhaps I am not designed to eat such food. I'm made of largely Northern European, Native American, Irish - all big game eaters. Not tropical fruit junkies. High-protein, high-fat, low carb helps my asperger's anyway. I have no reason to try to reprogram my digestion back to carbs after all this work I've done upregulating all my fat metabolism pathways. I mean, I've been fine tuning this machine for three years. Not changing the fuel mixture now. I'm happily a fat-burning beast who eats more meat than you, and I'm feeling amazing for it. YMMV.

    But i agree about leaves. Pointless. When you say fatty or colorful ones, can you provide examples of which ones you mean?
    Avocado, berries, similar.
    Last edited by Knifegill; 12-06-2012, 03:01 PM.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #32
      Originally posted by JEL62 View Post
      That sounds more like a personal problem than a statement about longevity. I doubt anyone will argue that the Okinawans enjoy a long life, and regardless of their diet otherwise, sweet potatoes remain a large part of it. Sucks that you explode them out your ass as such, but perhaps you have a really weak system?.
      That was f*cking funny right there.

      And knifegill, don't lie - it's not brown, it's ORANGE.

      Dontaskmehowiknow.

      ~Anonymous

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      • #33
        That was f*cking funny right there.

        And knifegill, don't lie - it's not brown, it's ORANGE.

        Dontaskmehowiknow.
        You, too, eh?
        Crohn's, doing SCD

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
          Not changing the fuel mixture now. I'm happily a fat-burning beast who eats more meat than you, and I'm feeling amazing for it. YMMV.
          And I think that's awesome. Everyone needs to find out what works for their particular body. If a little sweet potato affects your dainty little body then by all means you have to plan your whole diet around that. That's just the way you're built and nobody can argue that. You just have to go with what works for you, regardless of what other people think.
          Last edited by JEL62; 12-06-2012, 03:27 PM.

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          • #35
            Unfortunately i had a bit of an explosive experience with the last sweet potato binge i did. i just love them, unbelievable taste, could live off the fluffy sweet/starchy flavour of the red skinned white fleshed variety. I was gutted to visit the toilet the next day and see the results.

            I need carb refeeds, so once again i am at a cross roads with which food to eat to do this! I will try cycle rice, parnips, carrots, squashes and sweet potatoes (in a more moderate quantity) and see how i go.

            So for the time being my starches will be:
            - rice
            -parnsips
            -squashes
            -sweet potato in moderation

            The squashes are fairly neglible in carbs though, so i won't bother having them in carb refeeds i think. Parnisps are pretty good choice, i am tempted to include a smallish regular potato now and then but fear for leaky gut and nightshade symptoms so i avoid those, other than that i can't think of many other suitable options. Oh and perhaps i might look into having taro once a week...i'm just concerned about where it would come from and any pesticides and whatnot used seeing as its such an exotic root tuber.

            Speaking of potatoes and toxins, has anyone got any n=1 with russet potatoes being ok? Seeing as they are apparantley lowest in glycoalkaloids. Would be interesting to hear of anyones personal experiences.
            Last edited by zizou; 12-06-2012, 06:37 PM.

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            • #36
              I'm fond of sweet potatoes and rutabagas, myself. I want to try plantains, so I can fry some (in coconut oil), and throw in some tomatoes, habaneros, and some mango. And some animal of some sort for good measure.
              "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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              • #37
                I like white potatoes. Cauliflower and avocadoes are the next most carby things I eat on a regular basis. I was eating berries and grapefruit when the weather was warmer, but I haven't been in the mood lately, so the berries languish in my freezer.

                According to Cronometer, a 10 oz potato has 218 calories and 50 grams of carbs. So if the only other carb thing I eat all day is the tiny bit in my half & half in espresso, I'm staying low carb even if I eat a fairly large potato per day.
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by VeganNightmares View Post
                  But what would your response be?
                  All.
                  Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                    Plants? Choose fatty or colorful ones, not leafy, starchy diarrhea-generating crud! Two avocados and 15 sprouted almonds. A cup of mixed berries. And you're covered.
                    Tell that to most traditional societies. Most of them are high starch/low protein. A great way to develop all kinds of food sensitivities is to eat small amounts of carbohydrate. It's anti-thyroid, pro-stress hormone, stifles CO2 production and you know the bacteria in your gut feed off sugar, right? Eliminating fruit and starch is a great way to kill off your beneficial gut bacteria. Starch gives you diarrhea? Probably because you have terrible gut flora, your mitochondria are tired and inefficient (low CO2 - get your CO2 levels tested), your thyroid is slow and you're constantly pumping out estrogen, cortisol, serotonin and adrenaline from forcing your body in a chronic state of gluconeogensis, which is very stressful. I bet milk gives you horrible gas doesn't it?
                    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                    • #40
                      ^Dude settle down. That may be the most nonsense I've ever seen you spout in a single post! Almost none of what you said here has any basis in reality. Gold star bro!

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                      • #41
                        Some people just can't accept that low carb can be healthy if done correctly. Let them believe that. I find it not worth the arguements I get into.

                        Like I always say, high carb, low carb, nutrition is individual. Go for what you know works for you and not what the masses say works for you.
                        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                          and you know the bacteria in your gut feed off sugar, right? Eliminating fruit and starch is a great way to kill off your beneficial gut bacteria. Starch gives you diarrhea? Probably because you have terrible gut flora, your mitochondria are tired and inefficient (low CO2 - get your CO2 levels tested), your thyroid is slow and you're constantly pumping out estrogen, cortisol, serotonin and adrenaline from forcing your body in a chronic state of gluconeogensis, which is very stressful. I bet milk gives you horrible gas doesn't it?
                          No shit. Gut flora is a function of what you eat. If you don't any broccoli for 5 years and you eat it again, you have to reintroduce the bacteria that consume it back into your system. That doesn't mean that you have to eat broccoli all the time to maintain that gut bacteria if you don't want to.....
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                            Some people just can't accept that low carb can be healthy if done correctly. Let them believe that. I find it not worth the arguements I get into.

                            Like I always say, high carb, low carb, nutrition is individual. Go for what you know works for you and not what the masses say works for you.
                            I agree. And I'm not going to bother with any argument. It's a bit annoying when people who should know better blatantly misrepresent the science though. Just more low carb is bad for you pseudoscience bull.
                            Last edited by Neckhammer; 12-06-2012, 10:18 PM.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                              I agree. And I'm not going to bother with any argument. It's a bit annoying when people who should know better blatantly misrepresent the science though. Just more low carb is bad for you pseudoscience bull.
                              Well, if you don't know what you are doing, it CAN be very bad for you to go low carb.

                              But as long as you've done your research and have a firm knowledge of the risks involved and how to go low carb in a healthy manner, then you can do great and even thrive. Though, fair warning... It's not something to just jump into because "you can."
                              "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                                ^Dude settle down. That may be the most nonsense I've ever seen you spout in a single post! Almost none of what you said here has any basis in reality. Gold star bro!
                                Like what? I'm consistently unimpressed with your appeal-to-authority approach at arguing. I'd like to see you make a compelling argument that isn't a logical fallacy.
                                Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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