NotACaveboyNotYetACaveman Posted June 22, 2012 Share Posted June 22, 2012 Hey, First time poster here, just getting started on the Paleo bandwagon. However, I do have a few concerns about beginning a style of eating that doesn't involve carbs: 1. The Atkins diet got a lot of bad press for being dangerous and unsustainable. Lots of people were worried about ketoacidosis due to lack of insulin. Paleo has even LESS carbs than atkins, shouldn't this be a concern? 2. I'm a pretty skinny guy (6'0", 153lbs). Part of paleo seems to be training your body to use fat reserves for energy. Well, I don't have very much fat reserved on my body, does that mean that once all my fat is gone my body will turn to my muscles for energy? I don't want that. I'm actually trying to build a little bit of muscle mass here while not gaining any fat. 3. From what I've read about dairy, the average person seems to be fine with it. I've never had problems with it, but I've heard that if you cut out dairy from your diet, your body will stop producing lactase, essentially creating a dairy allergy for you. What should I do? Those are the main questions I have right now, thanks in advance for taking the time to read this! By the way, my reasons for doing the Whole30 challenge are as follows: -I feel tired all the time -I don't generally sleep well, often due to back pain -I have seasonal allergies which cause an annoying post-nasal drip that has me clearing my throat 100 times per day (I'm a singer and this is causing vocal problems) -I'd like to build some muscles and lose the tiny bit of belly fat that's getting in the way of showing off my abs...ha. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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