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    Old 03-22-2015, 06:00 AM   #1
    Ghleurtle
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    Question Need more calories - starch free diet.

    Hi everyone! I'm new here and I need some advice on how to get enough calories on a starch-free diet. My cholesterol and triglycerides are out of whack so the doctor told me to eliminate all grains, cereals, and starchy vegetables. He says I can eat as much protein/lean meat as I want and encouraged me to eat a minimum of 5 tennis-ball sized portions/day of green vegetables (preferably more dark leafy greens). I can eat pretty much anything except the starchy foods (including starchy veggies like squash, lima beans) but I still have to watch my sat. fat intake. I've only been doing this for 3 days and I've been measuring my portions to help get a better idea of what nutrition and amount of calories I'm consuming. I'm really struggling to get enough calories in a day and I'm not sure what to do. I'm already eating 5-6 meals throughout the day and I feel as though I might explode sometimes! Any ideas or suggestions for more calorie dense foods that fit these restrictions?

     
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    Old 03-26-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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    Re: Need more calories - starch free diet.

    Hi Ghleurtle

    I find that the only way to get energy (sustainable energy) is to eat starch such as in Oats and Potato's. I'm quiet amazed that I cant' find anything else to get me through hard physical activity. Unfortunately, starch makes me really fat around the waist.

    I have asked the question of Potassium deficiency. Without adequate levels of Potassium your body struggles to store energy in the form of Glycogen. With low levels of Potassium, your kidneys don't work properly and adrenal stress takes over your body. That dumps more sugar into your blood (increased cortisol levels) and that's what gives you the belly. I'm not sure why Starch for energy but not in maintaining lean form in this case but I was hoping to find out by posting that question on this forum.

    Cheers.

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