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    At this point in your journy, carbs are carbs, and they will prolong the low-carb flu because it's carb withdrawal symptoms. Suffer the flu; the longer you keep on feeding it with carbs, the longer it's going to last. Cut your carbs down to nothing and you'll get over it quicker.

    Remember that fruit today is not the fruit that Grok ate. It's been engineered by grafting and cross-breeding so that it's super-sweet and essentially tree candy. It is not by any definition primal, and you should limit it severely. Get your carbs from non-starchy veggies (leafy greens, mostly). And up your fats to 70% of your calories because your body is still going to demand fuel.
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    You may shorten your adjustment by having some protein and fat with each fruit serving...giving your body some fuel for a longer period and decreasing an insulin spike which can happen with fruit too. Sounds like you have made some big changes already - Keep up the good work - this whole thing is a never-ending journey (adventure)!

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    Fructose is used in lab rats to create insulin resistance. I have blood sugar issues and diabetes in my family, and I would take a cup of sucrose over a cup of fructose if forced to choose. Fructose goes to the liver where it's converted triglycerides. No thanks. It's causes fatty liver. I also concur with the addictive properties. You feel hungry more often when consuming it. It's a craving though, not true hunger. Like crack or nicotine, it does bring some relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG View Post
    oooo look what i just found.

    "Fructose has a very low glycemic index of 19 2, compared with 100 for glucose and 68 5 for sucrose."
    A Glycemic load of 2 is as low as it gets

    "Studies show that fructose consumed before a meal may even lessen the glycemic response of the meal"

    minimal spikes in blood sugar = less insulin production = im sticking to fruit
    The glycemic index is not based on science and shouldn't be trusted any farther than you can throw your car.
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    man, how dissapointing. im such a fruit lover.

    so everyone here has suffered this flu and "broke through", and now feels 1000% better?

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    I'm new to this too, so feel free to take my advice with a grain of salt. Anyway, have you read PB? It has a list of "good" fruits to include, berries are at the top, I think. Also, how much fat are you eating? I've had very little feeling of lc flu for the past week, but when I do start feeling that way, I up my fat intake and that seems to take care of it.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    The glycemic index is not based on science and shouldn't be trusted any farther than you can throw your car.
    so you wholeheartedly disagree with fruit belonging in the bottom of PB's food pyramid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomickim View Post
    I'm new to this too, so feel free to take my advice with a grain of salt. Anyway, have you read PB? It has a list of "good" fruits to include, berries are at the top, I think. Also, how much fat are you eating? I've had very little feeling of lc flu for the past week, but when I do start feeling that way, I up my fat intake and that seems to take care of it.

    Good luck!
    i usually eat 4-6 eggs a day, plus butter+coconut oil when i make them, handful of almonds, steak on some days. 3-5 grams of fish oil. i guess i do need to up my fat intake, that doesnt add to a whole lot. whats been your go-to fat food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG View Post
    man, how dissapointing. im such a fruit lover.

    so everyone here has suffered this flu and "broke through", and now feels 1000% better?
    I can't speak for everyone, but I got through it in about three to five days because I stopped eating all carbs for the beginning of my PB trek. My husband, on the other hand, dicked around and had a bit of fruit here and a bit of bread there and some corn chips and a few bites of a candy bar every few days, and it took him six weeks to get over the low-carb flu. You will break through, but you can't do it if you eat carbs right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG View Post
    i usually eat 4-6 eggs a day, plus butter+coconut oil when i make them, handful of almonds, steak on some days. 3-5 grams of fish oil. i guess i do need to up my fat intake, that doesnt add to a whole lot. whats been your go-to fat food?
    Oh, it varies day to day. Avocados are an easy (and portable) favorite of mine. Soaked and dehydrated pumpkin seeds. Smoothies with coco oil, coco butter, some berries and almond milk. I'll have lox for breakfast and a BAS for lunch with flax oil/olive oil dressing. I make sure dinners have a fattier cut of meat, too. I haven't really been needing to snack too often, to b honest.

    Have you seen the recipes for the butter balls? Those are on my list to try. I'm sweetener-free right now, but there are some pretty rockin' recipes floating around for faux mounds bars by combining dark chocolate w/ coconut oil and coconut flakes. Pre-primal days I made peanut butter cups the same way, and chocolate covered strawberries.

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