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    Alright, I voted yes.

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    I clicked yes, however I am interested in lingo.

    How many grams is VLC?
    How many grams is LC?
    How many grams is moderate carb?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uselis View Post
    I clicked yes, however I am interested in lingo.

    How many grams is VLC?
    How many grams is LC?
    How many grams is moderate carb?

    Thank you
    According to TPB its something like VLC >30-50g, LC >100, moderate carb 100-150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uselis View Post
    I clicked yes, however I am interested in lingo.

    How many grams is VLC?
    How many grams is LC?
    How many grams is moderate carb?

    Thank you
    Thank you for recognizing the confusion over the lingo! I've asked people to list their actual g/day, and people have started to do that.
    Meanwhile, this will start some arguments, but here's a starting point:

    If you're Standard American Diet SAD (not Primal)

    VLC = 100 g carb/day
    LC = 150 g carb/day
    Moderate = 200 g carb/day
    Regular = 350 g carb/day from "heart healthy" whole grains.

    If you're Paleo/Primal:

    VLC = 25 g carb/day (ketosis)
    LC = 50 g carb/day (Leptin reset)
    Moderate carb = ~100 g carb/day (I consider this to be "regular" Primal)
    Upper limit = ~150 carb/day (a little more if you're very active)
    Not Primal = Above 150 g carb/day (even if your food is whole and unprocessed.)

    [NOTE: there are people who cycle between 50 and 150-200 g carb/day because of their workout schedule. I'm not sure how to classify that.]
    5'0" female, 43 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Current weight: skinny-fat 106.5 lbs because of sugar cheating.

    MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.

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    I've never had a binge problem. If I overeat, it's always very conscious and I can link often link it to not having eaten enough earlier in the day.
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    I naturally can eat a ton so I don't know if it qualifies as a binge....

    But I haven't eaten a shit ton of crappy food (if that is your definition of a binge; I can still eat a ton at a Brazilian grill buffet on meats) since starting to eat paleo,*** regardless of carb intake. **

    I used to be able to eat a whole large bag of Lay's or half a cake but now that just seems gross. I can barely finish half of a cupcake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide View Post
    Not Primal = Above 150 g carb/day (even if your food is whole and unprocessed.)
    My name is Moluv and I am not primal.

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    I binge on a 14-15 day cycle; almost like clockwork.

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    IMO, the reason the carb curve is only a guide and not something carved in stone is because one should be paying more attention to percentage of calories from carbs (or whatever macro is being dealt with). In Mark's Low Carb Sample Menu | Mark's Daily Apple, he gets ~17% of his 2500+ calories from carbs. That's about 425 calories or about 106 grams of carbs.

    If I eat the same number of carbs and 425 calories from carbs in my 1500 calories per day, my percentage becomes 28%. A monster body builder eating 4500 calories a day would be getting less than 10%.

    One issue is trying to look at absolutes for entire populations. So in that sense, yes, the carb curve was an error. It probably should have been done in percentages.

    As to what is Primal, that is by definition whatever its creator says it is. 80/20 is a huge leeway. Saying CAFO animals are okay is huge. By those two parameters, Primal isn't much different than any other lower than SAD carb eating plan. But it's a business, and you can't sell something that's too hard to the masses. Hell, you can't even get most of them to stay away from McDonald's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nivanthe View Post
    I haven't had a trip to Whole Foods pastry section to "Buy all the things" since I backed off of primal's definition of VLC or LC.
    and here i was, thinking i was the only one who raided the whole foods baked goods section...

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