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    How many days under 50g carbs??

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    Hey guys, just started a 30 day act as if primal challenge. So far doing pretty good! I have noticed that my calorie count is extremely low even though I pretty much eat until I'm full (although mornings are difficult, as I don't really have enough time between waking up and work, so I might need something to fill that gap...)

    My question for the forum is how long it's safe to stay under 50 grams of carbs a day. I am trying to lose a couple pounds along the way so I've been spending my money on vegetables and meat almost exclusively and not really eating any fruits (or nuts, etc)... The one concession I do make is I still have one 8 ounce glass of milk (goat's) a day, and because of time contraints use a grass fed whey isolate. Essentially, I am around 40-50 grams of carbs every day, even when my calories bump up near 1500, which doesn't happen often. Is it safe to maintain this level (I think it's called ketosis?) for the full 30 day challenge?
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    No problem at all. I have been in ketosis since September of last year.

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    Forever. I stay in ketosis by preference becuase I feel best that way. YMMV

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    I have been under 50g/day for going on two years with no ill effects.
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    Started in late 2007. Any time I add more carbs I always wish I didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaserBD04 View Post
    My question for the forum is how long it's safe to stay under 50 grams of carbs a day.
    I am curious to know why you think it might be unsafe...

    By the way, 2+ years now on less than 50 carbs per day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSL View Post
    I am curious to know why you think it might be unsafe...

    By the way, 2+ years now on less than 50 carbs per day.
    That was kind of my intention with my post here. I guess I didn't clarify that I didn't know if it was an issue or not. Of course, CW tells us we need more carbs than that, but of course CW is often wrong.
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    It's probably safe to stay there indefinitely, though it may not always be the best for your goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaserBD04 View Post
    That was kind of my intention with my post here. I guess I didn't clarify that I didn't know if it was an issue or not. Of course, CW tells us we need more carbs than that, but of course CW is often wrong.
    CW! Ha! I fart in your general direction! (with a French accent)

    For my goals, it appears that I may always stay under 50 carbs.
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    Still need to lose 6.4 more pounds of body fat and gain 4.2 more pounds of lean mass

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSL View Post
    CW! Ha! I fart in your general direction! (with a French accent)
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