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    What would be considered a low carb diet?
    At present I am on:

    No Bread
    No Pasta
    No Milk
    No Potatoes

    Lost 6 pound in a month, and 2% body fat

    Weakness, a few water crackers with cheese each evening.

    Terry
    "The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money"

  • #2
    Low carb is only low relative to current culture.

    For a defining point most define it as under 150g/day. This is the point that Volek (a researcher) has defined it as. But it's all relative.

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    • #3
      imo low carb is 75g carbs or less. Very low carb, to me, is 50g or less.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
        imo low carb is 75g carbs or less. Very low carb, to me, is 50g or less.
        I would agree, though I think "low carb" would be more like 100g or less. VLC definitely 50g or less.
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        • #5
          I'm low carb, under 150g/day, and I eat 2-3 potatoes a day.

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          • #6
            Since it's so arbitrary I'd encourage you to take charge and self-experiment, and maybe distinguish between refined and unrefined (e.g. I tolerate potatoes but not sugar).
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            • #7
              There are other carb sources besides those foods, you know. I consider low carb to be under 50g per day.
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              • #8
                I put LC at <100, VLC at <50, and zero at, well, 0
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                • #9
                  To people at large low carb is probably <150g. On these boards it tends to be equated with vlc (<50g).
                  Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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                  5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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                  • #10
                    To me LC is under 100g a day. you can still be LC and eat potatoes..I also think that it varies by individual. If I eat less that 100g a day, I don't feel too good. I am also very active and I just don't think that going LC is the answer to everything.

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                    • #11
                      I would not worry about it... sounds like it is working for ya!

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                      • #12
                        Nawww! LC is 100 - 150g, VLC is 50 - 100g, Ketosis is <50g.

                        In any case, I don't think the definitions are based upon individual body response. Instead when you find the carb range best for you, and have changed the range, change the name with it. That way we could all mean the same thing.
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                        • #13
                          I would say, if you go low carb, it would be best to go ketogenic. I don't feel too good in the "fuel mode limbo" (fat or carb for daily energy expenditure). Since high carb makes me fat (not as lucky as many), I go full blown ketogenic most of the time so I keep carbs under 30g / day (don't know the precise figure, sometimes, it is 0 or less than 5g). Running on ketones (brain and to some extent muscles) makes me feel really good! But some folks on the same regime feel like crap, not sure why ...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                            I would say, if you go low carb, it would be best to go ketogenic. I don't feel too good in the "fuel mode limbo" (fat or carb for daily energy expenditure). Since high carb makes me fat (not as lucky as many), I go full blown ketogenic most of the time so I keep carbs under 30g / day (don't know the precise figure, sometimes, it is 0 or less than 5g). Running on ketones (brain and to some extent muscles) makes me feel really good! But some folks on the same regime feel like crap, not sure why ...
                            I'm still convinced that many on Ketogenic that feel like crap have never really addressed their carbohydrate dependency. Now this dependency has varying degrees, and activity level plays a huge role as well (If you crossfit 5x week and say, "I feel like crap on Ketogenic diet" then yeah, cause you're not participating in a healthy activity level...)

                            But I believe that a healthy, functional body should do just fine on ketones. Everyone is different, but at the same time how do we know if all of these "keto sucks" people aren't still dependent on glucose to some degree? Or, like I said, maybe they're just trying to fuel an unhealthy activity protocol with ketones? It's an iffy subject with a lot of people chiming in with their n=1 experience, which turns out isn't very helpful because of all the possible variables at play.

                            Another important, often overlooked variable, is that if you're ketogenic on a crap diet of CAFO beef and nutrient poor nonsense then which one is causing you to feel like crap?

                            The variables are endless.
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                            • #15
                              To clarify, how are people measuring their carbs (weighing every day?). I'm fairly new to Primal eating, and have basically cut grains completely and potatoes etc. The majority of my carbs come from vegetables, which I eat freely (ie typical meal portions with a protein). Is it seen as possible to eat too much veg? (dark green stuff etc)
                              Last edited by trew; 04-22-2013, 10:04 AM.

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