I went cold turkey on carbs when I started Primal, and I was fine. You'll probably get some carb flu, but IMO, it's easier to quit cold turkey than to taper. Aim for 75g with a +/- 25g margin for the first few weeks, until you figure out what level of carbs your body likes. For instance, some people do very well at 50g, some people don't and need to go higher.1) Do I really have to taper off of carbs? I wouldn't say that I ate many carbs before I picked up TPB, maybe ~200-250g per day as I did track my macronutrient intake. Do I need to scale back slowly? I was thinking of aiming for TPB fat-loss recommended carb intake of 50-100g and thus sticking with around 75g.
Put simply, eat when you're hungry. ACTUALLY hungry, not "oooh, a snack sounds like fun" hungry. While IF isn't something you'd want to try until you've been Primal and fat-burning for a while, it might be helpful to do a small fast, 10-12 hours or so, to figure out what true hunger feels like. It might surprise you.2) When do I eat? Previously I would eat ~5 meals a day (3 big, 2 snacks), but according to TPB so far that is CW and not necessary.
I don't snack, simply because it doesn't actually curb my hunger or make me eat less at meals. I end up just eating more overall. So, I only eat at meals. I do a protein shake after my morning workout, a meal around 2, and a meal around 6.
No. Unless you have a huge workout planned for a couple hours from now. Then maybe. But the general rule is, your body will tell you when you need to eat.I woke up about 2 hours ago this morning and don't have a single hunger pang, should I still eat anyways?
No. And that thing about thirst meaning you're already dehydrated is basically bro science. Same thing with "your pee should be clear". Just no.To me it makes sense that you should just eat anyways as hunger pangs must be like thirst, a warning sign that your body is already dehydrated at that point.