Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31

Thread: No Carb? page 3

  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    64

    1

    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification


    I agree that you can be successful on a no carb diet, don't get me wrong. But I also believe it takes some time to adapt. Diana, correct me if I am wrong, but it doesn't sound like this is something that you want to do long term.


    Also, there is no such thing as no carb. Glycogen is stored in the muscle meat of the animal you are consuming. That is, unless, your grass fed cow is actually cow fed cow.


  2. #22
    jkilbane's Avatar
    jkilbane is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee/Chicago
    Posts
    27

    1



    I went no carb for about 3 months and it didn't work out for me. Eating small amounts of green veggies has made me leaner than when I was on low carb eating one meal of meat/fat everyday. Going zero carb will help with hunger if that is an issue for you. You simply are not hungry when eating only meat/fat.


    Here's an interesting article for those concerned with intense athletic performance. I really like this chap's blog: http://www.paleonu.com/panu-weblog/2...-athletes.html


  3. #23
    jkilbane's Avatar
    jkilbane is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee/Chicago
    Posts
    27

    1



    So, PrimalJewish, how many grams of carbohydrate are in a lb of steak then?


  4. #24
    SerialSinner's Avatar
    SerialSinner is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    286

    1



    Diana Renata, I personally feel great while in zero carbs (meat, eggs, bacon, water, tea). I am not a sportsy person though, but I am very active. I commute using public transportation and walk a lot and have never experienced any lack of energy.


    Plus being in ketosis, at least in my experience, feels great.

    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
    "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

  5. #25
    Jedi's Avatar
    Jedi is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    France
    Posts
    57

    1



    for you guys that are more or less no carb, how do you cope with social situations. Here in France, though of course we will sometimes go to the restaurant, MUCH socialising is done when invited for meals very regularly at each others' houses. My fench, italian, spanish etc fiends are all great cooks and for me it would be veyr offensive to refuse 50%+ of what they prepare. I do refuse dessert and have done for years but i usually include carbs when i am invited.


  6. #26
    frogfarm's Avatar
    frogfarm is offline Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    trudgin' across the tundra, mile after mile
    Posts
    45

    1



    Jedi: With some people, you could write a book on the awkwardness of social situations. Food and culture are almost inextricably intertwined, and when some people will start to raise their eyebrows at a mere leaning in a primal or low-carb direction, you can imagine the reaction to very low or zero carbers. But like I said in another post, and like Lemmy from Motorhead once said: Some people are just dying to be offended about something!


    I find the less of a fuss I make about whatever I eat or don't eat, the less of a reaction I get from others in general. But I've always loved to cook and still do, and I understand the negative feeling, however small or understandable, when someone declines something you tried to make the very best you could...and so if necessary, the optimal thing to do IMO is to tactfully yet explicitly make it clear that your choices are in no way a rejection of their hospitality, friendship, love, or whatever they're trying to offer besides the mere physical food itself.


  7. #27
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    64

    1



    "So, PrimalJewish, how many grams of carbohydrate are in a lb of steak then?"


    Some.


    "All cells contain a small % of carbs in their plasma membranes and in membrane enclosed carb stores such as glycogen stores. Muscles, because they are able to store so little glycogen, rely on the liver to be constantly resupplying glycogen via blood glucose. Skeletal muscles can also fall back on phosphocreatine to supply needed energy (creatine kinase catalysis). So, yes, when you eat meat, you do eat a small % of carbs that are metabolized when you eat them via digestive enzymes on the whole body and cellular level."


    To answer your question, I don't know, and I don't care...cause I don't eat zero carb.


  8. #28
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick Guest

    1



    0.25g of carbs in a pound of ribeye according to nutritiondata.com. Seems a bit low to me, but that kind of thing is possibly difficult to measure.


  9. #29
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    64

    1



    You're right, and it wouldn't be consistent from animal to animal. Like humans, animals will use their glycogen stores when stressed. The amount of physical stress the animal endures before slaughter takes account. Also, a lot of farms will carb load their animals prior to slaughter because it produces a prettier pound of flesh with a lower pH balance, and what they feed them also matters.


    Overall, it's insignificant. I only brought it up to be argumentative.


  10. #30
    hannahc's Avatar
    hannahc is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    1,134

    1



    It's okay PJAP, it's just your type A personality shining through

    You are what you eat,
    and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan


Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •