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Offline Garrulous

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2009, 07:50:23 PM »
Wait bananas are bad?

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2009, 08:01:52 PM »
Wait bananas are bad?
If you do no intense anaerobic exercise, yes. You do intense anaerobic exercise frequently.


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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2009, 05:13:18 AM »
bananas are a high glycemic index fruit, so while they are a natural fruit, they should still be avoided, along with most of the "sweet" fruits (canteloupe, honeydew, kiwi).

further reading: http://crossfitsacramento.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/the-banana-friend-or-foe/ (wfs)

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2009, 10:06:19 AM »
I think there is a place for these high glycemic index fruits in modern paleo life, though- before and after HIIT workouts or high-intensity weight training, to rapidly replenish muscle glycogen.  Also, some easily-digested protein eaten before and after the workouts will help spare muscle protein from being catabolized. 

To this end, before my workouts, I usually prepare a protein/dextrose powder mix (MuscleLink "RecoverX"), in water.  I use 12 oz of water and 2 scoops of the powder.  Yes, it's not paleo, but I believe that modern-day paleo emulation should not be a "dogma".  In addition to striving to eat the best-quality macronutrients we can get hold of, we can and should do certain additional things to help us recover from intense exercise and spare (and build) valuable muscle tissue.   I take 1/3 of the RecoverX mixture (4 oz) immediately before I start my workout, and the remaining 8 oz immediately after I finish (within 10 minutes of start and finish).  It helps me recover from the workout faster, plus I'm using the insulin spike from the dextrose to drive nutrients into the worked muscles, at the precise time when those muscles are most receptive to nutrient replenishment.

References:

http://ajpendo.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/280/6/E982

http://www.jssm.org/vol3/n3/3/v3n3-3pdf.pdf

http://grande.nal.usda.gov/ibids/index.php?mode2=detail&origin=ibids_references&therow=275676

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2009, 09:11:19 AM »
Fat! and calories. Every carb is 4 calories... so if you were eating 100-200 grams of carbs per day, that is 400-800 calories that are no longer in your diet. Replace those carb calories with fat calories... btw 9 calories/gram of fat.

And shoot... go for a cup of coffee, or a pot of Yerba Mate...

-pk
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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2009, 04:12:21 PM »
This is so hard for me to wrap my head around the concept that Fat is good...

Im feeling really super tired right now at work and want to go to bed...  Anyone have an idea of how long this will last?

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2009, 04:36:54 PM »
This is so hard for me to wrap my head around the concept that Fat is good...

Im feeling really super tired right now at work and want to go to bed...  Anyone have an idea of how long this will last?
Like we told you in your intro post "the first 3 weeks are tough". Hang tough! It's so worth it! After 3 weeks you will have more energy than you ever thought possible.
What are you eating?

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2009, 04:43:22 PM »
Yesterday I ate
B- 4 eggs scrambled
S- Grapes, some almonds
L- Pork, salad, carrots raw
S- Smoothie (banana, flaxseed, cocunut milk, berries)
D- Cooked Veggies and Chicken
S- Pecans

Today
B-Three eggs
S-Grapes
L-Salad and Pork
S- Smoothie
S- Handful of almonds, apple, bag of carrots, clementine
D- Pork and cooked veg
And now im drinking a green tea black...

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2009, 04:50:11 PM »
What are you cooking with? Non-hydrogenated lard and tallow from grass fed or pastured animals are best. Coconut oil comes close. Regular Olive oil (not EVOO) is O.K.

You might not be getting enough fat?

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2009, 04:53:54 PM »
Olive oil. 

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2009, 05:10:56 PM »
Are you eating whole eggs?

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2009, 06:28:08 PM »
Yes sir..

I feel better since Ive gotten home.. I ate some pecans and a boiled egg..

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2009, 06:37:40 PM »
EAT MORE! ;D

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2009, 06:46:52 PM »
Will do...

In terms of consuption... is it just eat when your hungry??

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2009, 07:16:49 PM »
Will do...

In terms of consuption... is it just eat when your hungry??
Yes! But when eat more fat you won't be hungry as often.