Anyone cut grains from their diet?

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  1. Bunky

    Bunky Member

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    I'm just playing with my diet now and thinking cutting most grains and replacing it with fruit and veggie carbs.
     
  2. jhc

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    I think that would be pretty pointless. You might however think about cutting down the total amount of carbs and replacing them with protein or healthy fats.
     
  3. dysorexia

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    Eat less than 20 total grams of carbs for a week and report back how you feel in a week. Just give it a shot.
     
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    I'm about 8 weeks in. No grains, fruit, or sugar. I feel great and have lost 22 lb so far. GO FOR IT!!!!
     
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    Oh - yes, don't forget the fat. It forms a big part of our diet now. Dairy, animal, and coconut fats mostly. Thankfully they've disproved the flawed science that spawned the incorrect "fat kills, sugar is OK" message that's making the Western world obese.
     
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    Nobody is suggesting that carbs should be banished.

    You think the average American eats around 20 grams of carbs per day?
     
  7. Sean French

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    Grains are fine, as long as they are "100% whole grains".
    Read labels.
     
  8. Sean French

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    Heck, the average American probably eats/drinks 10 times that amount. If not more.
    Limiting carbs and sugars is the best fat/weight burning diet there ever was.
    Eat all the proteins you want.
     
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    Eat sensible portions of whole grains. Stay away from processed grains.

    Eat sensible portions of fruit. Stay away from fruit juice or else you'll be consuming too much sugar.
     
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    Google NSNG and find what's possible.
     
  11. kiwicanuck

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    Agreed, but don't forget the fat. Avocado, coconut, butter...
     
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    How will he feel?
     
  13. kiwicanuck

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    Probably like crap. The things I've read say that you should eat at least 20g of carbs per day. We get ours mostly from vegetables and dairy at the mo.

    If you get lots of exercise or are an athlete then you'll likely need a lot more than that.
     
  14. dramaticrunner

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    That's what they want you to believe
     
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    I did it for about a month and lost 8 lbs.
    Still ate like a pig, just no grains.

    I really need to do it again.
     
  16. hogy

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    Yes, I cut out grains from my diet quite a while ago. I really like the results.

    Btw, whole grains or processed makes little difference, and in many aspects whole grains are worse. They are nutritionally useless, cause LDL oxidation, and are high in anti nutrients such as lectins, phytates, and yes, gluten.

    My recommendation would be to cut out all grains for three weeks (no cheating), and see how you feel. Then decide if it's worth it.

    I did, and my answer was "yes".
     
  17. melvins

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    I'm trying to do the no grain thing for health reasons, not that easy especially being I'm a huge fan of beer. :(
     
  18. hogy

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    "Probably" means you haven't tried and you don't know.

    I regularly go for stretches of zero carb intake and feel like a million bucks during those episodes. Exceptional clarity of mind, calmness, and boundless energy.

    I'm currently back to eating carbs because I'm traveling, and the difference is night and day.
     
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    Ketosis is awsome
     
  20. kiwicanuck

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    So now I know the answer and can stop believing the health professionals, thanks. So you eat no foods that contain any carbohydrates? No sugar, fruit, vegetables, dairy. That must be tough. Do you play sports or do lots of physical exercise?
     

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