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    You may not be eating enough fat. The body will find, um, alternate ways to conserve energy if you are not taking enough in.


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    Wow, okay, I'll take your word for it. There are so many studies out there saying that the brain can't function without carbs and yada yada.


    PrimalJewishA, I am having around 100 grams of fat per day. Note though, that I am also on a low calorie (1,700) diet to lose weight faster.

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    I wanted to post the same thread! But I think James is right, you could be overly preoccupied with other things. Once I set my mind on it, I&#39;m good.


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    Jess, so you&#39;ve had the same problem? I am a very carefree person at the moment so I don&#39;t know if that applies to me. But it may, and I am not even aware.


    Anyways, my memory will surely be put to test when I start taking the japanese class. If there is a notable improvement, I will definitely report on it! I don&#39;t know when my sex drive will be put to test though, haha.

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    There are so many studies out there saying that the brain can&#39;t function without carbs and yada yada.</blockquote>


    Did it not function for the Eskimo? Did it not for many North American Indians?


    People in both these groups ate up to 80% of their calories in the form of fat. If their brains weren&#39;t functioning, they couldn&#39;t have got through life. I&#39;m not saying that everyone needs to be eating "macronutrients" in that particular proportion - just that there are populations that have eaten almost no carbohydrate and done just fine. In fact they&#39;ve had generally better health (and - who knows? - possibly better mental functioning, too*) than the average person in our society.


    I&#39;d say a laboratory "study" is useless if it&#39;s falsified by real-world facts.


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    * Always remembering that anyone can only think inside the terms that are current in his own society - unless, perhaps, he&#39;s some kind of rare genius. So while your biochemistry may be optimal, if you haven&#39;t had certain life-experiences, and haven&#39;t been able to learn what others have found, your abilities in certain areas will be underdeveloped.


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    "Luckily for the study subjects, "memory performance returned to normal when we re introduced carbohydrates in the second week of the study," said Taylor. A piece of fruit or one- quarter of a slice of bread seemed to be enough."


    If you are worried about it, just make sure you are getting some carbs. Read marks suggestion about the carbs here http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-p...ate-continuum/

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    Since I started on primal about 3 weeks ago, my sex drive has kicked into high gear.


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    Saturated fats help increase testosterone, so I&#39;ve recently read. Good for both men and women, kicking that drive into overdrive!


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    Agnieszka,


    Me, too. Wow!


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    Yeah, I&#39;ve also had the opposite happen. Fun stuff.

    Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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