SusanLiana Posted August 4, 2019 Share Posted August 4, 2019 Hi! My husband has a genetic disorder called CPT2 Deficiency. Our understanding of the condition is that his body isn't able to swap from burning sugar for energy to burning fat for energy, during prolonged exercise (10 to 20 minutes) or stresses, like it is supposed to. When he does too much aerobic exercise, or gets cold, or sick, his body begins to breakdown muscle instead of fat and that results in muscle pain and weakness. We've been doing the Whole 30 for almost 4 weeks now, and his muscles have been tired most of that time. We had never considered how diet affected his muscles, but thought that exercise was the main trigger. Looking into diet suggestions for people with CPT2 deficiency, I'm seeing suggestions for low fat/high carbohydrate diets, since they get most of their energy from sugars. I feel like he should be able to eat healthy foods and still be able to accommodate his condition. Do you have any suggestions for ways to adjust the Whole 30 meal plan, or specific foods he could eat more of for higher carb intake? We've been trying to follow the Whole 30 meal template and focus on protein, veggies, and fats. Thanks for any suggestions! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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