- June 10, 2012 at 11:25 am #84343
PhilAJMemberTopics: 5Replies: 11
Today is 14 days into the diet, which I have tried to keep pretty strict. Also taking daily garlic pills and molybdium.
I went for a game of golf today, and was awful – no energy – and even went quite lightheaded at one stage. One of my playing partners is a biochemist, and when I told him about the diet I was on, he started telling me that I needed a bar of chocolate to give me some energy, and that it wasn’t possible to function without sugar. I couldn’t actually get through to him why I was doing this and I think he assumed I was just trying to lose weight, so I dropped the subject.
PhilJune 10, 2012 at 11:54 am #84345
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
PhilAJ wrote: Any comments?
Yes, stop telling people about your diet unless you tell them that you have an allergy to everything other than what you are eating including sugar. It doesn’t matter who or what they are, they’ll refuse to uderstand anything that isn’t already familiar to them. Allergies are.
Telling people about your diet can only lead to anxiety because they won’t understand.
You didn’t tell us exactly what you’re eating, so I’m guessing due to no other information. It sounds like you need to add organic eggs or else more eggs and breads (from the forum recipes) to your diet. Are you eating avocados? If not, add them as well in order to acquire more oil. The oat bran bread gives you a full feeling as well as helping with your energy. It’s explained on the Coconut flour bread recipe.
AbleJune 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm #84347
JavizyMemberTopics: 20Replies: 945
Cutting down on carbs takes a lot of adjustment, and if you’ve gone very low carb (<50g/day), you've probably dropped into ketosis. Some people are fine with it, but others develop a glucose deficiency as a result of poor metabolism or liver function, and candida can feed on ketones, so there's no benefit to it. If you eat about 60g of carbs a day you can stay out of ketosis, and provide enough glucose for your brain and muscles to function. The rest of your cells will happily run on fat, which is where you should get the rest of your calories (after adequate protein intake). By the way, you should introduce your friend to the magic of gluconeogenesis, or maybe remind him people don't die while fasting.
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