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  • Yes starch doesn't seem to be a problem for me either, although I don't do well with lots of fruit for whatever reason; I have my theories but that's all they are. I suspect if I ever became a fruitarian I would end up like this guy A 100% Raw Vegan Success Story | Free The Animal Berries are awesome, though.

    Mashed sweet potatoes in butter and coconut oil with salt, pepper and onion powder! *dance*
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    • Paul Jaminet recommended to have like 3 bananas everyday with 2 tomatoes and 2 potatoes for my fatigue (potassium deficiency maybe he said). So yesterday I ate 3 bananas. Today I woke up nice, more energy and all.

      I'm also probably one of the guys who can handle a lot of fruit and carbs. Bear in mind that when I say 5 sweet potatoes I'm talking about 5 medium sweet potatoes, not those huges ones. My combined meal (lunch) was probably 1500 calories, with the meat, veggies, whey and strawberries, so... yeah.
      Last edited by JPA; 05-09-2011, 12:20 PM. Reason: edited potatoes for tomato juice

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      • Originally posted by JPA View Post
        Paul Jaminet recommended to have like 3 bananas everyday with 2 tomatoes and 2 tomato juice cups for my fatigue (potassium deficiency maybe he said). So yesterday I ate 3 bananas. Today I woke up nice, more energy and all.

        I'm also probably one of the guys who can handle a lot of fruit and carbs. Bear in mind that when I say 5 sweet potatoes I'm talking about 5 medium sweet potatoes, not those huges ones. My combined meal (lunch) was probably 1500 calories, with the meat, veggies, whey and strawberries, so... yeah.
        LOL and I ate half a sweet potato on Saturday and am still not back to steady blood sugar. We certainly are all different in how well we handle carbs!
        Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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        • Good grief, even salsa makes me crave-y. Three bananas and all that tomato would send me on a beeline to the Krispy Kreme.

          Originally posted by cillakat View Post
          To me it means being about to reduce carbs and/or fast without discomfort. I can vary carb intake tremendously at this point and not suffer (ie no low carb flu) when I fast or drop carbs very low.

          My body had to figure out how to operate on ketones, how to access glycogen, how to produce glucose if needed - and it did. Just took a long freaking time.

          There still is that pesky little tidbit though regarding starchy carbs triggering my appetite - just just cravings b/c I can crave something even without being hungry. Starches actually make me *hungry* though I do eat them, timed carefully to be followed with planned dosing of adderall. Yeah. I know.
          Okay, so I've never had carb flu. Dropping to VLC has never made me feel like I was sick, although it does usually involve a day or so of orthostatic hypotension, esp. in the morning, but nothing more. I don't know whether I'm ketoadapted or not. I just know that I *think* VLC makes me a bit more likely to bound off the wagon when I have a tiny indulgence, and that higher carb amounts make me more likely to have that indulgence in the first place, although seemingly less likely to go nuts if I do, unless it's continued. Lose-lose, lol. I have no idea what to do.
          5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
          Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
          Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
          Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
          ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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          • Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
            Good grief, even salsa makes me crave-y. Three bananas and all that tomato would send me on a beeline to the Krispy Kreme.


            Okay, so I've never had carb flu. Dropping to VLC has never made me feel like I was sick, although it does usually involve a day or so of orthostatic hypotension, esp. in the morning, but nothing more. I don't know whether I'm ketoadapted or not. I just know that I *think* VLC makes me a bit more likely to bound off the wagon when I have a tiny indulgence, and that higher carb amounts make me more likely to have that indulgence in the first place, although seemingly less likely to go nuts if I do, unless it's continued. Lose-lose, lol. I have no idea what to do.
            Yeah and low carb makes me fatigued and depressed (SAD this year was a killer), but higher carb messes with my blood sugar. Also lose-lose. I keep hoping there's a balance to be found that will work, but I don't know if that's true or not.
            Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

            Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

            Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

            "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
            Harold Whitman

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            • Moderate carb is working for me. I feel better and more energetic, but not cravy. I have not started eating any more since I upped my carbs than I did before. Mind you, I don't think I have any candida issues. If I did, that might be different.
              Karin

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              • How about you let yourself go one day every 2 weeks or so? I had a huge binge last saturday at a party eating lots of meat AND lots of cake, pie and chocolate (basically a wheat, grain and sugar fest).

                But I'm here, and I'm alive, and I've dropped the water weight I've gained from that. Not only that, I felt more energetic because of it afterwards. Just make sure you have a digestime enzyme ready when you embark on a binge like that, especially if you're not used to eating gluten for a good period of time.

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                • Not noticing any radical differences between VLC and adding in some rice starch, and some sweet potato. Not cravey, no reigintion of my fat loss.

                  Haven't followed the PHD supplement recommendations yet. Very busy. Maybe I'll give VLC another whack in a few weeks or so, or maybe not. Very busy.

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                  • It's great and I'm envious that you can do that, JPA. I keep convincing myself I can have "just a little" (or more) "just this once" and every time, every dadblame time, it turns into 3 weeks of floundering and drowning until I can pull myself together, diet-wise, again.
                    5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                    Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                    Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                    Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                    ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                    • MamaGrok, bear in mind I probably "survived" the binge because I had 2 kinds of digestime enzymes on that night: a regular digestive enzyme + a gluten specific enzyme.

                      And if we're talking about cravings, I ate a LOT of cakes, pies and sweets, and I felt really guilty afterwards, so I'm probably worse than many of you were. On a side note, I got to full, so bloated that I'm sick of cake-carb cravings for a while.

                      I'm thinking about incorporating a once every 2 weeks or once every month carb-gluten fest (cakes). Life is short, and as long as I have some enzymes ready (general purpose and gluten specific), we'll be ok. I don't want to die frustrated without eating the stuff I wanted, even if it was just on occasion.

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                      • Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
                        It's great and I'm envious that you can do that, JPA. I keep convincing myself I can have "just a little" (or more) "just this once" and every time, every dadblame time, it turns into 3 weeks of floundering and drowning until I can pull myself together, diet-wise, again.
                        Same here. One "just this once" turns into 2 or 3 weeks of bingeing, every time. Plus it takes several days for my blood sugar to steady out again even from half a sweet potato, so a once a week dose of anything carby or sugary means several days a week stabilising.
                        Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

                        Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

                        Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

                        "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                        Harold Whitman

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                        • Horsewoman, have you experimented with taking digestive enzymes? Maybe it would help the stabilizing? I use these two, again, an all purpose enzyme and specific for gluten:

                          Doctor's Best, Best Digestive Enzymes, All Vegetarian, 90 Veggie Caps - iHerb.com
                          Enzymedica, GlutenEase, Digestive, 60 Capsules - iHerb.com (ja)

                          I think there are also products that help stabilize blood sugar levels.

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                          • Originally posted by JPA View Post
                            Horsewoman, have you experimented with taking digestive enzymes? Maybe it would help the stabilizing? I use these two, again, an all purpose enzyme and specific for gluten:

                            Doctor's Best, Best Digestive Enzymes, All Vegetarian, 90 Veggie Caps - iHerb.com
                            Enzymedica, GlutenEase, Digestive, 60 Capsules - iHerb.com (ja)

                            I think there are also products that help stabilize blood sugar levels.
                            Thanks, that might be worth a try. I did buy the Now ones with HCl and they gave me nasty acid reflux so I stopped those. But I haven't tried any others as all the others I could find in the UK were either too expensive or contained ingredients I can't tolerate. They are very expensive on top of all my adrenal supplements and the Mood Cure stuff I'm taking. Maybe when I come off those I'll try these instead.
                            Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

                            Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

                            Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

                            "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                            Harold Whitman

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                            • iHerb ships to the UK, it just has to be below 18 or it's going to get nailed in customs. You have Big Vits but it's usually more expensive than iherb:

                              The Big Vit Shop

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                              • Originally posted by JPA View Post
                                iHerb ships to the UK, it just has to be below 18 or it's going to get nailed in customs. You have Big Vits but it's usually more expensive than iherb:

                                The Big Vit Shop
                                Ooh thanks I hadn't seen that one.
                                Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

                                Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

                                Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

                                "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                                Harold Whitman

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