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    @noodletoy no worries. You couldn't know. I haven't even mentioned it on my journal (:
    I've been craving salty food, but it always happens when I'm about to have my period. I haven't linked it to my diet, but I guess that if it doesn't subside after the menstruation is gone, I should address it that way. Thanks for the tip.

    @picklepete Thanks for the recipe However, I've no kitchen appliances other than a microwave... So yes, for now, I cannot prepare purees nor smoothies, but I'll hopefully get a job soon and buy an immersion blender with some accessories...!
    On the other hand, I'm UNABLE to select avocados. Every time I buy them, they're half rotten. I've even tried buying them hard, but I wait and I wait... And when I open them out of boredom, they're rotten (%

    @Doc Thank you for the recommendation. I'll sure check it out (:
    I'm keeping in mind all that as well. I'm going through a hard and transformative period in my life. I've been on low-carb since mid June and my mood has crashed - however, I've addressed the issue with a couple of small sweet potatoes everyday, and positive affirmations all over my room. The mood is definitely better, and today's sleep has been much better than usual, so I guess the sweet potatoes are doing their magic.
    I'll insist until Sunday, but I don't have money for more food this week, so broth and avocados are out of the equation. I bought bacon, which has provided me a very nice, savoury breakfast (with champignons and egg)... But I'm not 100% satisfied. Living on such as tight budget as mine, isn't really helping me to sustain this "research".

    @seboyandong My body has given me bad feedback about things that in the end, proved to be good for it. I tend to push it a bit further because it's a bit of a weakling - so I guess it's good that I'm strong willed and persistent!
    Yet yes, I keep the high-carb paleo in mind, not because it looks like a plausible alternative, but also because I love fruit with all my heart - but the autoimmune has proved that when raw, it hurts me quite a lot.

    Homeostasis is a tricky thing!


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    If you've been on this low-carb for over a month, then you're probably already fat-adapted, that is, ramped up the fat-burner hormones. If you fell that you have made that transition, then you can bump up your carbs. We've had a lot of discussion about that on the forums lately. Lots of people can handle more carbs, but it seems to work better if they make a low-carb transition first.

    It sounds like you need to be on the higher end of the Carb Curve. Maybe around 130 g/day carb, possibly a few more? It's easy to do that without wheat or grains. High quality potatoes, rice, fruit.
    60 g protein may not be enough.. maybe bump up to 80 g/day?
    That will allow you to decrease your fat to about 85 grams. 130 carb + 80 protein + 85 fat = ~1600 cals/day.

    For exercise, you may do well with yoga, or Pilates, or balance ball, or "body weight" exercises. They are all low-impact, low-weight, and won't build muscle. They will help your mood too.
    5'0" female, 43 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Current weight: skinny-fat 106.5 lbs because of sugar cheating.

    MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.

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    Thanks for your anwer, oxide.

    Monday evening, I ate some sweet potato, and it definitely made me feel satisfied, sleepy, and happy haha

    The thing is, the yesterday, I was starving all day long. I was so hungry, whilst during this previous month, I've in fact been eating just a couple of times a day, and not much in fact.

    I'm on 70g carbs trial week now, and I'll see how I feel eating this way. If I keep on having the palpitations and trembling legs, I will start tweaking it. Like you say, maybe I'm on the higher end of the Curve!

    However, why do you think that amount of proteins may not be enough?


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