The issue is that it is circular. If someone hasn't been diagnosed with celiac, they're told that they should not give up gluten. But the reason they have not been diagnosed may be that their doctor may be behind the times or incompetent, or that they are asymptomatic, or that the tests give high numbers of false negatives, or they are non-celiac gluten intolerant.
I'm not saying there is an easy solution to a complex problem, just that hearing over and over again that you shouldn't give up gluten unless you know you are celiac is something people often hear that shortens lives.
I decided to move my carb day from tomorrow to today so that I can go to Macaroni Grill and get pasta and bread. Tomorrow I'm taking my mom out to lunch and I'll just do the best I can. Or have a 1.5 day carb up. I dunno, we'll see.
Question for you: I normally fast for 48 hours between Monday night and Wednesday night. What's your gut reaction to me doing that in conjunction with steak and eggs? I didn't last time because I was new to the diet and didn't want to further freak my body out. But I think I might try it next week. I can't see how it would be a big deal, as I'm isoenergetic with my usual cutting diet. Think Imma go for it.
Last edited by canuck416; 05-10-2013 at 12:10 PM.
Ramadan fastings effect on plasma leptin, adiponectin concentrations, and body composition in trained young men. This looked at the aggregate effects of fasting over the course of a month, but those subjects (who were young and lean, i.e. applies to me) did not experience a net reduction in leptin.
Also interesting: one of the effects of chronically low leptin (for example: in lean individuals with little body fat) is decreased metabolic rate thanks to a decrease in catecholamines. Catacholamines (autonomic stimulants) are mediated by leptin (among other things), so it makes sense that low serum leptin is associated with a lower metabolism through decreased catecholamine expression. (It's tough to tease out causation vs. correlation, but this sounds reasonable to me.) However, Short-term fasting-induced autonomic activation and changes in catecholamine levels are not mediated by changes in leptin levels in healthy humans. provides interesting insight into the effects of leptin on catecholamines during a 72 hour fast. In this case, young (22.4 ± 3.3 years) lean (BMI 21.5 ± 2.0 kg/m2) women fasted for 72 hours. And though their circulating leptin levels fell by 80%, their heart rates and catecholamines (in this case norepinephrine and dopamine) increased after 72 hours. This is wild: after 72 hours of fasting, these women had an increased metabolism, even in the face of seriously reduced leptin and no food for three days! The authors say in the discussion that they expect no difference in men - women have higher baseline levels of leptin but during a fast both genders experience proportionately similar drops in leptin. Finally, ending the fast results in higher baseline leptin levels than before the fast! Basically, fasting is freaking awesome.
Aaaand you just made up my mindYou may have to go to a 2 day carb refeed on the following weekend.
Last edited by ajm422; 05-10-2013 at 12:38 PM.
What I want to see is moderation. The new FDA food plate makes me really happy. Yes, it says things like, "limit butter" and "avoid bacon" which will offend primal people. But in general it's really good advice for 98% of Americans. I mean, we primal people do avoid butter and bacon. That is, we avoid grain-fed, salted butter and bacon loaded with nitrites. We stick to CLA-rich, grass-fed, organic, unsalted butter and uncured bacon. Or we cut our own bacon. For the average fatso who's addicted to Land O' Lakes and Oscar Meyer microwave bacon, avoidance is excellent advice.
Last edited by ajm422; 05-10-2013 at 01:16 PM.
I recently read about a study done by a grade school girl as her science project. Having been diagnosed with celiac, she wanted to know how common it was. She went to the local clinic where they agreed to offer 133 free blood tests to upcoming patients who had not been tested. They expected to find one positive. They found 4, and all of them were asymptomatic.
I think you have a problem with digestion of fat. Perhaps you can handle certain types better than others. Maybe you need to limit your overall fat intake.
Most Americans eat hardly any butter. They are not addicted to it. The average Canadian consumption of butter is 7ml per day. The average American eats bacon only 18 times a year.