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Old 07-25-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
Michael Francis Romano
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How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

surely you couldn't get enough just through sweetpotato's/yams, and isn't taking in a lot of fructose conducive to fat gain? Why no oats? I'm going for a 30/30/40 fat/prot/carb ratio btw. Thanks!

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Old 07-25-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

Getting zone ratios on paleo is challenging (not impossible). I believe most people opt for higher fat and less carbs. There are many on the board who follow paleo / zone. I'd run a couple searches.

You would need to incorporate more fruit, sweet potatoes etc.

And, of course, eat a ton of vegetables.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

The Zone ratio is overrated. Don't stress out over those carbs.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:50 AM   #4
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

alright thanks guys. I was concerned because in the book "Paleo Diet for Athletes", it suggested that an athlete eat in that ratio, which would mean either a lot of fruits or even more veggies, but that definitely clears it up.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:01 AM   #5
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

Paleo for athletes is a little disingenous. It's actaully Paleo for endurance athletes. Theres a bit of a difference in macronutrient utilization and energy pathways for endurance athletes.
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

Could you please explain that out for me? I'm trying to do Paleo for general health, but I am a firefighter and I'm looking for a diet that will support healthy living (avoiding heart disease, the leading cause of death in Firefighters).
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

Fruit in and of itself is packed with carbs. Put them in your veggie salad. Its not hard at all.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:22 PM   #8
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

orange juice = you just overshot your carbs by 204940914

hahahaha i love living 5 minutes from orange groves
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:26 AM   #9
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

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The Zone ratio is overrated. Don't stress out over those carbs.
Boooyaaaa!

I'm actually tinkering a little with Zone ratios myself these days (more carbs PWO a la Robb Wolf's PMenu article and blog info), and usually do them with some sort of a starchy tuber.

Either a sweet potato or yam. Sometimes I'll cheat and down some glucose tabs (more of a TKD strategy, not paleo in the least) to ensure muscle glycogen repletion.

Fruit's good, but a lot of the sugar in *most* fruits is fructose... good for liver glycogen, not good for muscle glycogen.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:01 AM   #10
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Re: How do you guys enough carbs with paleo?

Guys....

Fruits are good not evil.

If you do eat a lot of veggies and throw some fruits in there, NO IT WONT HURT YOU.

Just don't make your carb source solenely on fruits...not that hard to understand.
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