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    Eating all those carbs..

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    After starting the primal diet, my hunger has nearly vanished. I only eat when i'm hungry. I find it quite easy to get all my food from protein and fat, with little need for eating carbs to keep me satisfied. Is there anything wrong with not meeting the 50 - 100 carbs a day? Aside from getting all my vitamins, minerals, antioxidants.. which i feel i get adequate amounts.

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    hey, if you feel good, you're good.

    consider mark's posts on carb re-feeds and also, tell us, what do you do for the physical fitness? if you do not do much action you will not require many carbs.

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    Restricting carbs can cause you to produce natural stimulants which give you a lot of energy and alertness, as well as suppressing appetite. If you are constantly in this hormonal state, the positive effects may dissipate over time. So then dozens of people come in here and start threads asking why they stopped losing weight, why they suddenly feel like crap, etc, and many of them feel better adding some more carbs in and are able to continue losing weight by doing carb re-feeds.

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    Hello dado. I get moderate low cardio as my full time job requires a lot of action and easy movement. I've only just begun low carbing about 5 weeks ago, and am working on getting in some heavy lifting in my daily routing. I'm not looking to gain a lot of muscle, just drop some pounds and get healthier. Thanks for responding

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    I try to keep my carbs under 30 (productive toward my diabetes. We like good fasting sugars), but on the weekends I let loose and carbs creep up to about 50. I think it helps, and maybe you should consider having some higher carb days. Let your hair down once in a while. It's okay (and fruit is fan-freaking-tasty!)
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    Each person is different, and that even changes over time. If VLC/ZC is working for you, great! But don't be afraid to try changing your strategy if it stops working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex Predator View Post
    Each person is different, and that even changes over time. If VLC/ZC is working for you, great! But don't be afraid to try changing your strategy if it stops working.
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    I would think that the only thing to watch for, and this is not an issue for everyone, but it is a potential risk, is that there is a possibility of inducing hypothyroidism with ketosis range carbs. If you have any thyroid issues to start with, I would monitor more closely - or if it makes you feel really low and slowed down I might try upping carbs a bit to see if it helps.
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    Also, the level of carbs that works at one point in your life may not work at another. Don't be afraid to try switching things up when they don't work anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKC View Post
    I would think that the only thing to watch for, and this is not an issue for everyone, but it is a potential risk, is that there is a possibility of inducing hypothyroidism with ketosis range carbs. If you have any thyroid issues to start with, I would monitor more closely - or if it makes you feel really low and slowed down I might try upping carbs a bit to see if it helps.
    JKC, I feel like I read another poster mention this, but was wondering if you have any links to studies etc. on this? I'm interested.
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