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What are the least bad carbs?
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RE: What are the least bad carbs?
(02-21-2017 10:12 PM)TooFineAPoint Wrote:  This is total bro science, but I have the feeling that each of our bodies respond to a different "healthy carb". You have to find out which one that is.

I did an AIP reduction diet (basically a paleo-based diet that eliminates all potential allergic reaction / inflammatory foods). Then when I reintroduced carbs, one at a time, I saw some weird reactions:

- quinoa bloated me immediately, and made me feel like shit (even though I think it tastes great)
- both white and brown rice bloated me a little bit
- pasta, while being totally satisfying on all levels, just made me feel like I couldn't access 100% of what my body and brain had to offer
- potatoes don't give me any bad feeling at all (I'm Irish/Ukrainian so it must be in my blood), but if I am cavalier about eating them I tend to gain weight easily
- oatmeal (prepared the traditional way, after 1 day of soaking) made me feel like a superman

I have gone stretches of time with no carbs, apart from veg and fruit. I felt and looked great, but I fucked mediocre and played sports with less intensity. With a little oatmeal in my diet, I felt my edge come back.

But it's a personal thing. For you, it may be brown rice. It may be sourdough bread.

Put in the hard yards, do a reduction diet, and then reintroduce foods slowly. Listen to what your body says.

I've found that with foods like chinese or hot ones, I shit bad. I already thought I had leaky gut. I ate half a tombstone pizza last night, and it was like liquid stool. Sorry to gross you out, but I've found that a lot of modern foods must be horrible for you, judging by the way they come out. I've trained myself to realize that carbs are in fact bad for you, for the most part, so my brain doesn't look at them with desire, really.

I think you are on to something with oatmeal, and I've liked oat groats really, plus people have been eating them a long time with good results, from many historical anecdotes I've heard.
03-01-2017 10:59 AM
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RE: What are the least bad carbs?
(02-22-2017 08:39 PM)TooFineAPoint Wrote:  Yes, for sure.

You could mend the gut to the point where you could retry some of the foods that previously bothered you to find that they no longer have the same effect.

Long process though.

Yes, seems impossible to do and I think they are on to something with the leaky gut or candida thing with fermentation or yeast (bread), but I also don't think we understand it really at all; especially to be able to actively do something about it in our surroundings in this modern, western world.
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(08-31-2016 12:51 PM)iknowexactly Wrote:  I'm losing lard after an 8 month stint at a desk job. Some things I've found helpful are carefully noticing how I feel after I eat a specific thing. For instance, I love pasta and I have Italian blood but I feel dead, heavy and slow in the first half hour or more after eating pasta.

I feel much better after eating Oatmeal, although is is a bit sedating, I find the calorie/satiation ratio very high and I can easily go a long time after eating it without getting hungry.

I also am being careful to lose weight SLOWLY. I have found in the past when I go all out and cut back too much, i get destabilized so much psychologically that I fall off diet.

I'm older and I find I can lose at least a half pound a week without ever feeling hungry.
What you're looking for are foods that are low on the glycemic index. Essentially the "itis" you're feeling after eating pasta is caused by a spike in blood glucose levels.

Take a look at this site for more help on it: http://www.glycemicindex.com/
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When I talk to old people about how the cardiologists have been wrong for 50+ years, I talk about GI and how carbs make you fat, not fats.

They know this from experience because everyone admits they gain weight with pasta and bread in surplus.
03-01-2017 01:15 PM
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RE: What are the least bad carbs?
I've found this to be a helpful way of self-diagnosing foods that don't agree with you, and also of losing weight:
https://www.thepaleomom.com/start-here/t...-protocol/

Downsides -- it's very hard compared to most modern eating advice, and you will also lose muscle mass.
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RE: What are the least bad carbs?
Cruciferous vegetables such as Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and spinach. I'm doing Broccoli with either salmon, steak or chicken. More importantly it also aids in fighting estrogen and cancer.
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RE: What are the least bad carbs?
(03-01-2017 01:56 PM)TooFineAPoint Wrote:  I've found this to be a helpful way of self-diagnosing foods that don't agree with you, and also of losing weight:
https://www.thepaleomom.com/start-here/t...-protocol/

Downsides -- it's very hard compared to most modern eating advice, and you will also lose muscle mass.

Yeah, I gave a quick glance. I never have bloating and I don't have pain. I fart a decent amount. But all in all, I feel good.

So there's little incentive to pursue something intense as that, however interesting the findings might be eventually.
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