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high carb or law carb diet?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by fibrodude84, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. fibrodude84

    fibrodude84 Senior Member

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    I know all the research indicates a low carb diet of unprocessed foods is best but I have the most energy when I'm on a high carb white flour pasta diet.

    I have done months of low to no carb to see if I adjust but I'm still drained. Anyone feel better on a high carb diet?
     
  2. BadBadBear

    BadBadBear Senior Member

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    I did low carb for a long time, and my body weight was great on it, but I got really sick eventually and I think I lost a lot of muscle on it. I am now eating something akin to the "Perfect Health Diet", about 30% carbs, and I feel a lot better. I am carrying more fat, but also more muscle and I have more energy. I get my lion's share of carbs mostly from rice, kefir, yogurt, winter squash, and potato.

    It's a tough balance because I think my blood sugars were best low carb, but my thyroid and adrenals tanked. Now my thyroid and adrenals are better, but I have to watch my blood sugars.
     
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  3. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    I have monitored my diet (calorie counting) for the last year and a half, and regardless on what I choose to eat, I usually end up being in the 65% carb, 15-20%proteine and 15% fat. This is what my body needs.
     
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  4. fibrodude84

    fibrodude84 Senior Member

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    Kefir and yogurt are considered carbs? I think my body also needs carbs but I just gotta feed it better sources.
     
  5. BadBadBear

    BadBadBear Senior Member

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    I get about 15% of my daily carbs from fermented milk products, so they are a valuable carb source for me. Compared to pasta, not very carby at all though. :)

    I do poorly on flour and processed carbs, so those are not a good option for me.
     
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I'm best on a high protein diet. Carbs in the morning and then protein or a mix after that.

    Something I noticed that is there seems to be a "tipping point" for energy though diet. That is apart from the mornings when I cannot tolerate much in the way of protein especially cooked foods due to nausea/vomiting etc (the low cortisol times).

    The rest of the time I notice that "small meals often" does nothing for me. It has to be 2 big meals for lunch and dinner and mainly protein but some carbs for me to have the best functioning.
     
  7. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    This new thread may interest people on this thread.
     
  8. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I improved a lot in many ways when I cut out gluten and went low-grain/low-sugar as well as adding some supplements. Details in my profile - see 'Information' section.

    I didn't have a blood glucose monitor before I changed my diet, but it feels as though it is better controlled now, with less urgent hunger and nausea, and it is indeed steady when I check it. I have 4 smallish meals a day and snack on nuts, sugar-free vegan chocolate and small amounts of fruit (max 1-2 apples a day). (I am a vegan.)
     

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