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    Legumes, Grains and Complete Proteins

    Hello everyone,

    I have been on the Paleo diet for about 3 weeks and lost inches off my waist, and am loving the results.

    But I came across the whole topic of hair loss with a low carb diet and I got pretty freightened. Thank good I have only been doing it for 3 or so weeks and I am fine so far..

    Any type of sudden dieting can lead to it, but low carb does seem to increase your chances versus a low fat one, according to a study (20% vs 40%). Sometimes the hair grows back, and sometimes they don't.

    At any rate, I just wanted to share that, for me, I don't think eleminating entire food groups dogmatically is a good thing. I do believe that it is better to use fat for fuel instead of carb, but staying constantly on fat-burning mode indefinitely?? I'm not so sure. Good thing Paleo does allow some carbs.

    So for those starting a low carb diet, the common suggestion is to start off slowly, so you don't shock your system.

    How to do it:

    And my realization here was that if you want to bring in carbs (legumes and grains, etc), do so in combinations where they form complete proteins. This might be common knowledge but for me it was big.

    Peanut butter and whole grain bread makes a complete protein combination as well as (brown) rice and beans.

    So those are some things I'll eat at the middle of the day. Peanuts and pinto beans are just packed with nutrients and even better when they are assisted to become complete proteins. And those two factors, I think, will aid in turning down hunger.

    Google complete proteins and you'll get a whole bunch of possibilites.

    Anyway, thought it was a good way to come full circle for me.

    Cheers

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    I'm not opposed to beans and rice, but bread and peanut butter is a toxic combination.
    “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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    It IS possible to be 100% Primal/Paleo and NOT Low Carb... and NEVER eat a legume or grain.

    Just sayn...

    There are all of these things called roots, and tubers. Fruits too... Amazing!
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.


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    ...and to continue Cori's thought, paleo/primal is not about being low carb as a rule.
    Decreasing carbs is an effective way to lose weight - IF you have any to lose, but it's not the rule.

    I have eating fairly low carb for 8 months now, and haven't lost any hair.
    Female, age 51, 5' 9"
    SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

    Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
    2013 goals are to get fit and strong!

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    so if you don't want to eliminate "food" groups, what are you doing here? have fun!
    Last edited by WeldingHank; 10-06-2012 at 03:46 PM.

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    Post #1 and you think you know enough to advise us on the Primal Blueprint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djtetsu View Post
    Any type of sudden dieting can lead to it, but low carb does seem to increase your chances versus a low fat one, according to a study (20% vs 40%). Sometimes the hair grows back, and sometimes they don't.
    Please link this study. Would love to see the scientific data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Please link this study. Would love to see the scientific data.
    Low Carb Diets May Accelerate Hair Loss

    However, the study, which was published in the August 3, 2010 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, also found that those following the low-carb diet reported more side effects, including hair loss, bad breath and constipation. After six months, 45% of the low-carb group reported hair loss, compared to only 21% of the low-fat group.

    Kinda dissappointed in these responses. I don't see any open mindedness of any sort.



    It was interesting to hear peanut butter and whole wheat bread be labelled as toxic. Alcohol is toxic, yet 1 or 2 cups a day improves health.. There is something said about not eating them all day, all things in moderation.

    There are so many nutrition in foods I've mentioned but I should've known better than to bring up Christ at an atheist meeting.

    To each their own..

    And with that, I say good bye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djtetsu View Post
    And with that, I say good bye!
    And we say good riddance.

    In regards to the open-mindedness comment, most of us, we've already done the grain and legume thing and decided it's not for us. We were open minded about them at one time, and then decided that we didn't like the results that occurred when we ate them so we ditched them.

    There's a reason we did so, we didn't just decide one day "I think I'll ditch grains for the hell of it." That said, for most of us, there will be no turning back. Been there, gave 'em a chance, didn't work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djtetsu View Post
    Low Carb Diets May Accelerate Hair Loss

    However, the study, which was published in the August 3, 2010 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, also found that those following the low-carb diet reported more side effects, including hair loss, bad breath and constipation. After six months, 45% of the low-carb group reported hair loss, compared to only 21% of the low-fat group.

    Kinda dissappointed in these responses. I don't see any open mindedness of any sort.



    It was interesting to hear peanut butter and whole wheat bread be labelled as toxic. Alcohol is toxic, yet 1 or 2 cups a day improves health.. There is something said about not eating them all day, all things in moderation.

    There are so many nutrition in foods I've mentioned but I should've known better than to bring up Christ at an atheist meeting.

    To each their own..

    And with that, I say good bye!

    Oh, excuse us for asking for scientific or even logical reasoning for your assumptions. Did not understand that you required us to unabashedly agree with you with or without any evidence of your stance. You see...the problem is most of us here are actually well read. We recognize bull sh_t at a glance. Yours was especially stanky . Please either leave now or not.....I'm happy to extend your charade as long as you are. You linked an article....not a scientific piece of literature. Please link the actual 2010 published study for further note. Then please read and archive each article in the Primal Blueprint and this page Published Research | The Paleo Diet. For ALL THAT IS HOLY DO NOT BASE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS ON ONE ARTICLE that you cant even find the original data for.

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