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  • #31
    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
    Let's see 1800 fat + 480 protein +100 carb =2380 cal/day. Depending on your size and activity level, you could very well be eating too little food. Macros become moot if you are starving yourself.

    Marissa, ftw.

    But really folks, the guy says he doesn't do well with carbs, says they trigger binge behavior, etc, and yet a bunch of people pile on saying eat more carbs.

    I think, in this case, it is "Eat more food".
    Wouldn't binging be "eating more food"? -_- 2380 calories is rarely not enough, certainly not little enough to make such a big difference in his mood and feeling in such a short amount of time. People cut way more than that all the time. 2380 is probably just about right, unless he were hugely physically active.

    He can go ahead and binge all he'd like on fruit, I'd actually like to see him try to make a huge difference in calories intake binging on fruit. It won't happen.
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    • #32
      I think she's talking about bingeing on the wrong sorts of foods.
      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.

      Griff's cholesterol primer
      5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
      Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
      TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
        I think she's talking about bingeing on the wrong sorts of foods.
        If he's that concerned about it, he wouldn't keep that stuff in his house in the first place. No bad food in the house = no binging on bad food, unless she thinks him eating a banana is going to spark a sudden impulse to get in the car and drive to McDonald's or something lol
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        • #34
          I agree, not having those foods in the hosue makes bingeing impossible.

          To the OP, I had poor circulation a while back too, and I did several things (although I can't say which of them deserves the credit).
          1. Eating dessert (baked bananas, cream and dark chocolate) on days when I notice cold hands (gives me an infusion of potassium, carbs, calories)
          2. Taking Nori and Brazil nuts (Iodine and Selenium) for thyroid function
          3. Adding potatoes back onto the menu (more carbs, plus, cheap!)
          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.

          Griff's cholesterol primer
          5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
          Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
          TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
          bloodorchid is always right

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          • #35
            go to your GP and get U&Es done today. look up hypoklaemia. All night I've worried about that numbness in your left arm. it screeches cardiac insufficiency at me
            When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
            27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
              Wouldn't binging be "eating more food"? -_- 2380 calories is rarely not enough, certainly not little enough to make such a big difference in his mood and feeling in such a short amount of time. People cut way more than that all the time. 2380 is probably just about right, unless he were hugely physically active.

              He can go ahead and binge all he'd like on fruit, I'd actually like to see him try to make a huge difference in calories intake binging on fruit. It won't happen.
              Eating more=/=binging. One is controlled rational behavior. The other is turning in to human vacuum cleaner until the pantry is empty.

              We don't really know how much is or is not enough for this individual. The only clues we have are "young, male, and healthy".

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              • #37
                Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                Seriously do not worry about macro ratios or calories. Just eat real food. Eat meat, vegetables, potatoes, fruit and nuts. Cheese if you like it. Whatever combinations appeal to you.

                This need to be a sticky.
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Mikee5 View Post
                  Did you reduce your fat intake when you added back the carbs?
                  No, but the added carbs lowered the percentage of fat without reducing the amount of fat eaten.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by CarbDodger View Post
                    go to your GP and get U&Es done today. look up hypoklaemia. All night I've worried about that numbness in your left arm. it screeches cardiac insufficiency at me
                    That sounds serious. I've increased my sodium and reduced water, it's improved but my arm is still very weak, numb and cold. I love this new lifestyle and would hate to give it up, I hope it's not related to my cholesterol levels shooting up with all the eggs, red meat and saturated fat that I didn't eat before regularly.

                    I use to binge a lot on fruit and not necessarily refined sugar or carbs, but like the high sugar fruits like grapes, bananas etc. which probably messed up my insulin levels because it was so excessive, they were just the 'healthier' or more 'nutritious' replacements for my old binge foods so I've decided to stay clean of fruits for the time being.

                    I'm a male, 5'9, 23 and 130 lbs. I've already lost 10 lbs and I wanna maintain now, but adding back the carbs might trigger hunger pangs and cravings again so I'm planning on doing it gradually and as painlessly as possible. The issue I'm having now is really unpleasant and I know it's diet related.

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                    • #40
                      Dietary cholesterol will have little effect on your cholesterol level, if at all. Don't worry about chol. There is something else at work here and the fact that it is your left arm is cause for concern, I agree. But unless someone is qualified in this forum to give a proper diagnosis, I really encourage you to go and check it with your GP at least.

                      By the way, don't be afraid of the carbs, it is a matter of which carbs and when. Prefer "safe" starches and eat them in the evening. 100g to 150g / day will do you good probably. I have been upping my carbs lately and I can tell you,, I am definitely not binging. Coming from VLC for 7 months, so I would not sweat it. And if you find yourself binging once, then you'll know whether adding these safe starches is good or not.
                      Last edited by dkJames; 05-15-2013, 03:28 AM.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                        Dietary cholesterol will have little effect on your cholesterol level, if at all. Don't worry about chol. There is something else at work here and the fact that it is your left arm is cause for concern, I agree. But unless someone is qualified in this forum to give a proper diagnosis, I really encourage you to go and check it with your GP at least.

                        By the way, don't be afraid of the carbs, it is a matter of which carbs and when. Prefer "safe" starches and eat them in the evening. 100g to 150g / day will do you good probably. I have been upping my carbs lately and I can tell you,, I am definitely not binging. Coming from VLC for 7 months, so I would not sweat it. And if you find yourself binging once, then you'll know whether adding these safe starches is good or not.
                        Thanks for the reassurance. I think I'm gonna visit my doctor today but they'll blame the diet and my decisions. I'm definitely planning on adding more carbs eventually since 25g is not a realistic lifestyle commitment.

                        Every one on this forum has been really helpful. Thanks every one.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          Eating more=/=binging. One is controlled rational behavior. The other is turning in to human vacuum cleaner until the pantry is empty.

                          We don't really know how much is or is not enough for this individual. The only clues we have are "young, male, and healthy".
                          Uh, the sum total is exactly the same. You're not even making sense. Binging is eating more, doesn't matter if one is controlled and the other is some psychosomatic problem. Unless you mean eat more, but not too much more, just until that magical number where your circulation improves.

                          Young men don't need to be on low carb, period. When I was eating low carb, I had exactly this same problem as OP, except, I wasn't even able to break 1.5k calories on any day. No appetite whatsoever. When I wasn't eating low carb, I rarely, if ever, passed 2380 calories as well, and I'm 6'3. Felt perfectly fine, even walking and biking everywhere.

                          I use to binge a lot on fruit and not necessarily refined sugar or carbs, but like the high sugar fruits like grapes, bananas etc. which probably messed up my insulin levels because it was so excessive, they were just the 'healthier' or more 'nutritious' replacements for my old binge foods so I've decided to stay clean of fruits for the time being.
                          Fructose doesn't stimulate insulin, and fructose alone decreases blood insulin and glucose levels. There is glucose present, but the effects aren't nearly as pronounced as starch(pure glucose alone).

                          It's all in your head, or possibly, because you needed the fruit in the first place. Believe me, binge enough, get it out of your head that it's going to kill you or whatever, stop feeling bad, and eventually you'll get bored and won't do it again. Everyone, even the most healthy minded people binge, they just don't view it the same way. I "binge" all the time.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Mikee5 View Post

                            I'm a male, 5'9, 23 and 130 lbs. I've already lost 10 lbs and I wanna maintain now, but adding back the carbs might trigger hunger pangs and cravings again so I'm planning on doing it gradually and as painlessly as possible. The issue I'm having now is really unpleasant and I know it's diet related.
                            you are drastically underweight, and it sounds like you have an eating disorder. scrawny 23 year old men who use terms like "binge" and "cravings" and are scared of fruit need therapy

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                              you are drastically underweight, and it sounds like you have an eating disorder. scrawny 23 year old men who use terms like "binge" and "cravings" and are scared of fruit need therapy
                              I have to agree. My DH is 5'8" ~135 and quite skinny himself. Another inch and 5lbs less and I'd be piling his plate even higher to put weight on him.

                              Eat more!

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                              • #45
                                Wow, I missed that piece of info (your weight) - I am 5'9'' and 147 lbs, I can tell you that I am not big at all these days, I would say a healthy thin. There was once in my life when I weighed ~ 135 lbs, that was a very bad time and I was definitely under-nourished. If I went below 145, I would start to be very careful.

                                So to sing along with the last posters, eat man! just do it and thicken up!

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