« Last post by Warren Dew on June 28, 2016, 08:48:05 PM »
You can't stay in ketosis by consuming your carbs with fat unless you keep carbs low.
I've found that the amount of carbohydrate I can eat and stay in ketosis varies with the amount of anaerobic exercise I get.
It's not clear whether you can get into ketosis every day for just part of the day. Certainly the first time you go into ketosis after taking up paleo, you have to spend several days in gluconeogenesis to transition in. Gluconeogenesis has its problems - see the thread on "low carb flu" - so one wouldn't want to do that too often. Some people think it's easier to get into ketosis if you do it more frequently, but I haven't seen strong evidence of that.
Staying in ketosis for months or even a year or two on end has worked well for me.
« Last post by Warren Dew on June 28, 2016, 08:39:36 PM »
If I was going to have a treat, I'd have a steak, or maybe a prime rib roast.
« Last post by cowlean on June 26, 2016, 08:56:41 AM »
Who are the best paleo youtubers out there? I currently enjoy watching some bodybuilding and lifestyle vlogs (my personal favourite being Christian Guzman), but I'd be interested to see people on a similar path eating a Paleo diet.
« Last post by cowlean on June 26, 2016, 08:48:52 AM »
As with all things Paleo, go for the highest quality food you can (organic, grass-fed cows etc).
As far as treats go, it seems like an okay choice, and as said above it's more the sugar which is troublesome. If I were to have ice cream as a treat I would go for Green and Black's Organic Dark Chocolate ice cream, then you could pour some full fat cream over it and maybe some low sugar berries?
When I'm considering treats or snacks, I aim to:
1. share them with my friends and family to reduce the amount I eat
2. swap out something high in sugar with something high in fat (like in the above having less ice cream and a little double cream)
3. eat them late in the day and preferably after a workout (to a) fill liver sugar stores before bed and b) to repay the glycogen debt)
« Last post by cowlean on June 26, 2016, 08:43:17 AM »
I've been Paleo for about 3 years; I started when I was about 20. Initially was carrying a lot of puppy fat but that quickly fell off. However, it came back quickly (as well as some muscle) when I bulked for a year.
I've since decided to cut away the fat and am looking and feeling really good. I'm leaner than I've ever been before. I am going to lose another ~10 lbs to get to what I think will be my best look ever, but we'll see
I recently started a blog on my journey and joined this community to participate in some interesting discussions and stay ahead of the new research.
All the best,
« Last post by cowlean on June 26, 2016, 08:33:42 AM »
Cavewoman, congrats on the weight loss especially considering your condition!
You can hear a lot of recommendations around the net for g of carbs to knock you out of ketosis. It seems like 50-100g is the most common recommendation, which of course you can individually evidence using ketostix.
It also appears that you can stay in ketosis by consuming your carbs with fat?
I'd be interested to know, is it good to be constantly in ketosis? i.e. for long periods at a time. Or is an intraday ketosis period more sustainable?
« Last post by cowlean on June 26, 2016, 08:23:28 AM »
How much quality and quantity are we looking at here?
Is 6 hours of high quality sleep better than 4 hours of high quality and 4 hours of low quality? Should we aim for a certain amount of high quality unbroken sleep?
I'm currently trying biphasic sleeping, what do you think of it?
Take it or leave it, but I remember hearing Asprey say that 8 hour people are likely to have more inflammation and therefore need more rest. Therefore, if your diet is nailed down you would require less.
« Last post by PaleoMarine on June 24, 2016, 03:52:55 PM »
Thanks! I've been doing a lot of reading around here and learning more. It's a nice forum with good people!
« Last post by Warren Dew on June 24, 2016, 03:34:40 PM »
« Last post by Warren Dew on June 24, 2016, 03:31:47 PM »
For me, it was something I did because I had gallstones, which cause an intermittent very sharp pain in the lower rib cage area, generally on the right side.
I don't think one is likely to develop gallstones on paleo if one doesn't start with them, so there's no need to do liver flushes preventatively.