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    Carole
    April 6, 2009

    That’s true of all sorts of junk foods, not just sugar. I find that when I’m around people who don’t eat as well and I end up eating a bunch of stuff I wouldn’t normally eat – it just knocks me for a loop and it takes a couple days to get back in sink.

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    Felicia
    April 6, 2009

    Great article. A friend of mine is a definate Junk Food Rockstar and uses all of the excuses you mentioned.

    I did have a question though. I know one reason that carbs and sugary foods are so bad is because it causes a spike in blood sugar and insulin followed by a plummet which makes you hungry and craving more carbs. However, does coffee and caffeine have this same affect?

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    andy barge
    April 12, 2009

    Hey Rusty,

    This makes so much sense. However when I eat sugary foods I have worse effects. It makes me “drugged” and comatose and I have to go to bed (regardless of the time of day). Also the muscles especially in my legs are shattered and I am unable to exercise. This lasts for about 3 days!! Do you think this is an excessive insulin response Rusty? If I dont eat strictly paleo/IF then this happens.

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    admin
    April 13, 2009

    Bryan,

    I love basketball as well. Food is almost drug-like the way it affects the body. I know people look at food from a standpoint of how it affects body composition, but more attention should be paid top the way it makes us feel.

    Baz,

    All of those guys who are ripped weigh much less than you think. Brad Pitt (6 feet tall) was 155 for Fight Club. Tell me your height and if you have a light, medium, or heavy bone structure and your current weight and body fat percentage. I can give you a good weight to aim for.

    Chris,

    Good point. Even with all of baz’s details it will be hard to give him an exact weight to aim for.

    fitness-siren,

    The cool thing about the guys over at Graphics Genie is that they are extremely interested in seeing you succeed. Great guys!

    Carole,

    It is a bit tougher to stick with healthy eating when people around you eat junky food.

    Felicia,

    Coffee and caffeine can do this a little, but nowhere close to carbs. I do fine with caffeine and feel great even when the effect wears off. Just make sure you drink your coffee black.

    Andy,

    You may be even more sensitive to this stuff than others. Do some research over at Mark’s Daily Apple. He is a bit more informed about the Paleo Diet than I am.

    Rusty

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    myra
    April 14, 2009

    Hi Rusty

    Its true what they say….. Everything in moderation. Its how you define moderation…. to yourself, that matters!!!
    I had a —– few —- chocolates last night, well come on, give me a break! i worked from 07.15 to 10pm last night (i work for nhs rehab centre. breaks etc) i deserved a treat it felt really good! but i shall work it hard at cardio today, so its all good.

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    maz
    April 15, 2009

    What i dont understand is how being insulin sensitive can send you to sleep…i too have a fairly clean diet but on the rare occassion i indulge in something sugary i turn into a mad woman! i get such a rush from the sugar i become hyper for around 30-60 minutes then ill suddenly slump and feel tired with a headache etc. Does this mean im insulin sensitive in a different way or is this normal? i generally have very little sugar in my day to day diet [only natural sugars] and have fairly even energy levels.

    Oh and carbs never cause me a problem as long as they are eaten with protein and as a low gi type food. Carbs are a training mans best friend so stop slating them! [but i dont mean donuts!]

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    Jim
    May 29, 2009

    I notice this as well. I thought it may have been for the Rx I am currently taking, but it may be a combo. I work 9-5 and all day at work I am pretty good, maybe a lil groggy around 3-4, as that time seems to go by slow, but not down right sleepy.

    Once I get home at 5:30 I am fine. But this is when I have my meal. Its nothing huge, but I do splurge more on this meal than I do during the day.

    Just to give example, heres my meals prior to dinner:

    Breakfast: Bowl of cereal or oatmeal
    11:00AM: PBJ sandwich or ham sandwhich
    2:ooPM: protein shake, raisins
    4:00: Some cashews and some type of fruit

    So as you can see, pretty small meals. So when I get home, I have access to a lot more food. But I still keep it relatively OK, but I will go overboard. So I might have a sandwhich and lots of potato chips and a pepsi. Then I notice at like 6:30 I am usually knocked out on my couch for an hour or so.

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    Johnine Bailey
    July 23, 2009

    I have been overweight since I got pregnant some years ago but have been healthy physically for most of my life. I used to exercise a lot and noticed some fatigue symptoms and sleep problems so I went to a class for weight loss. A nurse introduced me to the South Beach Diet book and cookbook and they endorse the right carbs and the right fats there. I’ve noticed a big improvement in having less cravings since making this a meal plan even though I didn’t do it strictly for very long, it’s a great maintenance plan to do. The food is so each so cook when its fresh and you just use herbs and spices, not too much salt or oils. I feel much better about myself now and I can’t stand even sugar in my coffee.

    I’ve read not to be strictly no sugar though. Do you know more facts about artificial sweeteners? Why shouldn’t you be very strict about fats and sugars?

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    Sheena
    August 13, 2009

    That’s a good article!
    These days, I’ve been eating alot of healthy food. When I say “healthy”, i really do mean it, because i watch every single thing that i put in my mouth. Most of the time, i make sure that i eat the lowest amount of fat in my meals. But the problem is that I can only last 3 or 4 days eating that way, because once i see some junkfood around me, i start losing my discipline (especially when my whole family munches chips infront of my face) . I hate it when i start pigging out, because I immediately gain a huge belly and i feel like i’m about to explode by throwing up. Anyways, I’m only 14 and i’ve been working out for a month. I usually get great results because i changed my way of eating. Although my weekness is : pigging out once I have achieved my goal of getting a flat stomach. I really need help on this. Got any advice for me ?

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