yo. haven't been here in awhile BUT i gotta say that i now agree w the op. low carb will funk you up. never would have believed this when i first started my primal journey, but my carbohydrate tolerance got worse and worse and...WORSE! couldn't even tolerate freakin' berries about 7 mos. into vlc. garbage. adding fruit and sweet taterz REALLY helped w insulin sensitivity and all that jazz. please don't fall for it. vlc feels so awesome at first. almost euphoric. it WILL crash and you will feel the effects of screwed up adrenaline and cortisol. i really wish someone would have told me i'd regret ever going that low in carbs. carbs aren't the problem (not sayin' i'm all about grains and table sugar). fruits and tubers just saved my ass. i had to comment on this thread because i'm sure lots of y'all are getting awesome results from cutting out most carbs. it's a trick. you're using up your biochemicals and you will feel it eventually if you don't build 'em back up. pufa, grains (for me), table sugar, processed shit obviously isn't the way to go, but cutting out each and every bit of natural carb is stupid and dangerous. you NEED carbs. that's it. you NEED 'em. don't fall for that crap that ya don't. living off of fat stresses the body out more and more the longer ya do it. we all thought that cutting out fat was idiotic. so is cutting out another necessary macronutrient. gosh. i speak from 2 yrs. or so of experience. keep some carbs. i didn't really read much of this thread so i hope i'm not repeating anyone. think for yourselves and if low carb is feeling worse instead of better THEN STOP! my heart almost gave out on me and that's the last time i gave a shit about anyone's view on carbs. work on your metabolism and improving your glucose control. DON'T remove the carbs. feel free to message me about my experience. i'm sure there's been long time EX low carbers coming out lately. this is nothing to mess around with. sorry for the rant, i just wanted to speak my mind on the subject. still primal. still eating clean, organic, grass-fed foods. just w added fruits and tubers. peace.
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers