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comment Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
@NathanWheeler "since storage of fat requires insulin, which your body won't have sufficient quantities of if you're not eating carbohydrates" Wait, what? Got a source on that? You're implying that the body can't create insulin without carbs. That's hard to believe.
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revised Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
no longer think slow carb is viable
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comment Do protein shakes push you out of ketosis?
+1 for answer. @j.rightly You're confusing insulin with blood sugar. I've been reading about this today and yes, protein does cause an insulin response. The theory is that this is so that aminos will be transported into cells. However I've never heard of insulin disrupting ketosis. Insulin in the blood does not equate directly with glucose in the blood. marksdailyapple.com/insulin-index/#axzz1szDOPYww
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comment Do protein shakes push you out of ketosis?
Explain how an increase in insulin results in an increase in blood sugar which would disrupt ketosis. I think you're the one who doesn't understand the science. Insulin != blood sugar.
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comment Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?
TLDR: Nope, didn't work. I've dropped my caffeine levels significantly (only decaf coffee, except on cheat day). No impact on my light headed feeling (it's hitting me strong right now, probably because I'm in ketosis). My total caffeine intake is about 1/4 cup caffeinated coffee per week.
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comment Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?
@shadesco I'm not convinced that I need fructose. There's plenty of fats in there -- eggs, beef. Plus I'm taking omega 3's at night and eating almonds as a snack.
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comment Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?
That being said, this is the best theory to fit the data that I've seen. I suspect I'll cut the coffee and tea (and there's plenty of both) out of my diet for 2 weeks and see what happens. Would like to see a reference to an actual study if you have it.
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comment Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?
I've spent 20 minutes reading various posts about this on the web and I've come to the conclusion that there's a lot of conjecture and very little actual info.
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comment Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?
Whew... yeah? That'd be... difficult. Got a link that I can check -- a study of some sort? I don't want to bite off that kind of pain without a good reason.
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comment Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?
@Aaron OK i see your confusion. Yes, I asked him specifically about this light headed ness and we pulled blood work after. Haven't tried the coffee but Zach below seems to think the same thing... I'll see.
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comment Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?
@Aaron: it's in there, read it again.
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answered Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?