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  • #16
    Whatever you want them to be.
    Dark chocolate and coffee, running through my veins...

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    • #17
      Neckhammer, I can't speak for the OP but she does ask what macro to increase, not how to proportionally increase her current macros.

      I do agree that any of these suggestions could be helpful, i.e. eating real eggs, adding a meal, etc. but I do think being more well balanced (adding real carbs from fruit and/or starchy vegetables) will not decrease her health in any way.
      Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by ombat View Post
        Neckhammer, I can't speak for the OP but she does ask what macro to increase, not how to proportionally increase her current macros.

        I do agree that any of these suggestions could be helpful, i.e. eating real eggs, adding a meal, etc. but I do think being more well balanced (adding real carbs from fruit and/or starchy vegetables) will not decrease her health in any way.
        Hahah.... yeah, I added a sentence to that to acknowledged I missed that part

        Meh, she's not doing "intense" training so IMO she could choose either fat or carbs to fuel her current activity level and fair equally well. Depends on what OP prefers, or if she enjoys other non-weight related factors of ketotic levels. I know when I'm at ketotic levels I can reach a zen sorta state good for study and retention. But, thats obviously not the same for everyone.
        Last edited by Neckhammer; 04-30-2013, 06:28 PM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
          Fiber blunts the insulin response in the presence of carbs so obviously when you don't have carbs that blunted response leads to an instant hypoglycemic coma. Geesh. Why do I have to spell it out for ya .
          Got it,
          To avoid hypoglycemic coma don't eat egg whites or dark chocolate.
          "There are no short cuts to enlightenment, the journey is the destination, you have to walk this path alone"

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          • #20
            I don't like that you're eating protein powder at 11. Definitely need some REAL ANIMAL protein in there! Lately what I have been eating at around 11 or 12 is sauteed mussels and squid! Freaking delicious - And I don't even put seasoning except salt on them - MAN! Throw some of them in a pan with coconut oil and holy hell you will be in heaven, well that is... if you like shellfish/seafood - lol

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Omni View Post
              What's the mechanism for that?
              As far as I was aware carb intake only had a positive pressure effect on blood sugar control, hence the Insulin spike to bring it down and by reducing carbs only reduced the size of the spike closer to baseline as determined by ones body.

              I was not aware that a non carb intake caused instant Hypoglcemia, causing insulin levels to plummet.
              The protein in egg whites is very unstable, it's known to cause hypoglycemia, and the flavonoids in dark chocolate cause a sharp decline in blood sugar as well. It's not the carbs, per se, it's those two foods in particular.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                That is why I suggested real eggs, whole food as opposed to isolated protein. And I never said sugar free chocolate had carbs. You just ignore the squash, coconut and berries and dub all her carbs "shitty". She asked for help, not abuse.

                Somebody's being pouty today.
                I saw 30-40 carbs, and no real source of sugar, that's all.
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                • #23
                  Actually if you wanna add carbs add a 28oz can of crushed tomato's to that ground beef and veggie scramble. I make this sometimes. I make it just like marinara and cover the whole mess with it. Thats like 50+g of carbs added right there.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                    Neither egg whites(0 carbs) nor 100% dark chocolate have carbs lol unless you count indigestible fiber as carbs which is why both drop your blood sugar like a brick.
                    Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                    The protein in egg whites is very unstable, it's known to cause hypoglycemia, and the flavonoids in dark chocolate cause a sharp decline in blood sugar as well. It's not the carbs, per se, it's those two foods in particular.
                    Can't quite seem to get your story straight there, Derp.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                      Can't quite seem to get your story straight there, Derp.
                      My English is sloppy and lazy since I don't give a singular fuck, sorry, didn't feel like explaining something simple the first time around. It's well documented, I thought, that both of those foods have an inverse relationship with blood sugar.

                      Anyway, stop bothering me, you're distracting me from finishing the last episode of Hemlock Grove
                      Last edited by Derpamix; 04-30-2013, 06:40 PM.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                        The protein in egg whites is very unstable, it's known to cause hypoglycemia, and the flavonoids in dark chocolate cause a sharp decline in blood sugar as well. It's not the carbs, per se, it's those two foods in particular.

                        Use google scholar if you want to learn more
                        Just a cursory glance around the net indicates, those in the know, Hypoglycemics, promote the use of Egg whites and dark chocolate as an aid to manage their conditions.
                        One would have to assume they are just as informed about their issues as individuals here, both just being internet forums.
                        "There are no short cuts to enlightenment, the journey is the destination, you have to walk this path alone"

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                        • #27
                          I guess I should've known people would argue about the fat vs. carbs issue, so I guess I'll have to decide that for myself. Should I assume, thought, that I shouldn't go too much higher on protein?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Omni View Post
                            Just a cursory glance around the net indicates, those in the know, Hypoglycemics, promote the use of Egg whites and dark chocolate as an aid to manage their conditions.
                            One would have to assume they are just as informed about their issues as individuals here, both just being internet forums.
                            So, you assume something that cannot possibly raise blood sugar in any way somehow regulates blood sugar in hypoglycemics? Good to know you can't google very well
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by PrimalStudent View Post
                              I guess I should've known people would argue about the fat vs. carbs issue, so I guess I'll have to decide that for myself. Should I assume, thought, that I shouldn't go too much higher on protein?
                              Let's just have our own conversation over here, then... How are you feeling, other than the hunger? Energy, mood, cycle, skin, etc.?
                              Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                                So, you assume something that cannot possibly raise blood sugar in any way somehow regulates blood sugar in hypoglycemics? Good to know you can't google very well
                                Derp, hypoglycemic people like egg whites and dark chocolate because these do not spike one's blood sugar much, thereby helping them to stay on an even keel.
                                Something does not spike blood sugar=/=something causes blood sugar crashes.

                                Originally posted by ombat View Post
                                Let's just have our own conversation over here, then... How are you feeling, other than the hunger? Energy, mood, cycle, skin, etc.?
                                No, let's just forget about her entirely and have our petty little fights. Again.

                                But srsly, to the OP, I do think you probably do need more food in general. The macro stuff is fine tuning.

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