On the food combining:
combine Carbs with Fat and ... much more fat will end up in storage if a little carbs are added to the meal.
This agrees with the Grok scenario. I don't know of any naturally occurring hunter-gather foods which are both carby and fatty. Maybe avocados?
quickly stores all surplus energy, glucose and fats equally. this is the opposite of what happens when fat is ingested on its own.
So fat is best eaten on its own? Woo-hoo, Bulletproof Coffee!!
eat the same calorie amount of protien with fat and its likely most of the protien will be stored into fat cells.
I don't get this one. So fatty meats will trigger the response to turn protein into fat? Should we be eating fat-free chicken breast on workout days?
And what about the people here who combine everything into one-meal per day? But then, they're IF-ing, and I don't know what the insulin response is to that. I guess it's just a constant metabolic tug-o-war. No wonder CO is such a mystery. It changes with every meal.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.