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Garrett Smith 04-15-2011 01:01 PM

Low-Carb Paleo Diet: A Neolithic Fantasy
 
My first blog post at the new website.
http://www.repairrecoverrestore.com/...ithic-fantasy/

Enjoy...and for those of you who have been missing me around here, I've been having a baby and launching the new website. I should be around here more regularly again.

Chris Butler 04-15-2011 04:21 PM

Howdy Doc, Congrats on the new addition! Hope all are healthy and happy!

Good article. I've been strict Paleo (100% if you will) for just about 2yrs. Low carb for 1.5yrs. I've found the need in the last few months to really increase my carb intake.
I figured getting really lean contributed to that?

My sleep has improved, weights are going up, etc....

Garrett Smith 04-15-2011 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Butler (Post 89055)
Howdy Doc, Congrats on the new addition! Hope all are healthy and happy!

Good article. I've been strict Paleo (100% if you will) for just about 2yrs. Low carb for 1.5yrs. I've found the need in the last few months to really increase my carb intake.
I figured getting really lean contributed to that?

My sleep has improved, weights are going up, etc....

Thanks Chris! Everyone is doing well.

The lower bodyfat levels do seem to signify the end of the "honeymoon" for many people, as there are not as easily accessible stores of fat.

However, the stress hormones (catecholamines) and the cortisol rhythm getting messed up over time is more likely what caught up with you.

Eating more and eating more carbs tends to lower cortisol in the evening (better sleep) and maintain blood sugar better during the day (so cortisol isn't called upon to prevent reactive hypoglycemia as often).

Lower cortisol levels tend to equate with higher testosterone...so, the increased carbs are likely benefiting your workouts in multiple ways (increased local fuel sources being another one).

Chris Butler 04-15-2011 09:27 PM

Thanks for the insight Doc!

Darryl Shaw 04-18-2011 03:20 AM

Good article, and congrats on the kid.

Steven Low 04-18-2011 08:51 AM

Good stuff man

Anthony Bragg 02-02-2012 04:49 AM

Good read. I have to admit that I have excluded fruit from my diet except for once weekly. I was all wrapped up on the fructose thing. My carbs are normally betweent 100-150g per day, but I have noticed that I can't seem to get rid of the last little bit of bodyfat around my gut. I think I'm going to add some fruit back in either for breakfast or after workouts. I love fruit anyway, at least it will make me happier!


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