Oh Warmbear, your primal knowledge is so vast. Too bad you hace only been eating that way for 8 months and have no long term experience to back up your post.
Unless a person is trying to lose weight. Those potatoes can stall you out with one hand tied behind their back.There really is no such thing as healthy grains, being "whole" grains do not make them so. If you need carbs, try the many varieties of sweet potato, the Japanese/Korean kind is my fav but regular potatoes wont hurt if you dont eat too much.
Gosh Zach knows my name? squeeee!. Offering advice from a relative newbie standpoint with good results does not need massive amounts of exp. being a dick to prove their manhood or personal power takes no time at all.
Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.
Join me at www.paleoplanet.net, where all the cavemen hang out.
Haha, you guys are sad.
In a year from now you are in the worst health of your life, just remember my name and go grab a pizza and milkshake.
^ I have a very short memory when it comes to inconsequential people....fact is I forgot who I was talking to half way through my sentence.
Anyhow 2.5 years and I guess I'm still waiting for all that ill health to start lmao. It does kinda suck to never get to take a sick day and have no excuse when it comes to running around with the kids outside and whatnot. Ahh, well...guess I'll just suffer the consequences of my decisions.
to the OP, some people thrive on ketosis, vlc, lc, etc. others do not. this is something that you will have to figure out for yourself. personally, after about a year of vlc/lc paleo living, my body decided that enough was enough. i started adding in potatoes, sweet potatoes, and white rice on an every other day basis. doing about 50 grams of carbs on one day, and anywhere from 150-300 grams on the other days. i do my hardest workouts on the high carb days. for the record, i'm a 33 year old, 5'10", 175 lean and muscular male who trains with heavy weights, does HIT workouts, mountain bikes, hikes, hunts, etc. the added carbs have had no negative impact on my health, bodyfat levels, etc, and have only had positive effects on my training.
you will have to experiment and figure out what works for you, rather than listen to people yelling from both sides of the carb fence and insulting each other's credibility.