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  1. First Carb Nite® Outing: 626 Night Market
    First Carb Nite® Outing: 626 Night Market at |

    […] you’ve read my previous posts regarding CN (here and here) none of those above will do me any good on my CN […]

  2. Kath (My Funny Little Life)
    Kath (My Funny Little Life) at |

    Thank you for this post! I was wondering about what’s behind the CN concept. As you know, I’ve stopped eating Paleo because I couldn’t live with my ethical concerns anymore, and I also felt worse and worse with fat and protein as main source of calories – no satiation, low energy levels, nausea, trouble sleeping etc. Now I eat a ton of carbs from whole foods and that works very well for me. Sweet potatoes are some of my favorites, and also brown rice and gluten-free oats. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. AnonWho
    AnonWho at |

    Thanks for sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a Paleo eater about to embark on Carb Nite so this was very useful. The recipes look delicious. I have a question – why avoid cheese unless you have dairy issues? From what I gather cheese is very low carb.

    1. Jos
      Jos at |

      Hi, thanks for reading! I found out cheese induce my cravings so I rather stay away from it. Besides my trainer, Debby K mentioned how she read that cheese could inhibit fat loss progress as well.

  4. The Delicate Place
    The Delicate Place at |

    thanks for sharing this! so what has the difference been for you in terms of body comp? fat reduction, weight loss or both?

    1. Jos
      Jos at |

      Mainly body composition and fat loss. My weight actually isn’t quite different but my tight jeans feel more loose around the waist ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Deborah Kaplan
    Deborah Kaplan at |

    Jos,
    What an excellent post. Right on point. And thank you so much for the shout out and kind words. I’m so glad that you are happy and making such great progress. I enjoy working with you and it’s been tons of fun. You are a model client!! Keep up the great work.

    Nina, as a fat loss coach and carb coach you must stay away from fructose, even on carb nite for the most part. If you do have it stick to the last couple hours of your carb nite, and don’t go over board on it. The best source of fructose, if you’re going to eat it, is in spotted over ripe bananas. Berries would be OK too. So honey, maple syrup are fructose so you have to watch how much you’re having. It’s best to go back to Kiefers videos and watch them and take notes. On the safe side, just try not to eat it. Fructose gets processed by the liver and impedes fat loss. The best source of sweeteners would be pure dextrose, maltodextrin(there are 2 kinds, you want the fast acting and you can get that in a sports store or order it online) or Rilose, which is made from rice. You can use these for cooking. Personally I would stay away from the honey in tea, and cooking with it. You may end up overloading with fructose.

    1. Nina_CZ
      Nina_CZ at |

      Thank you, Deb! You are truly and expert, you have a clear and reasonable response for everything :)) I am baking some sweet potato muffins tomorrow and I think the sweetness of a sweet potato will be enough, so I won’t be adding any honey then and I will save it for christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Nina_CZ
    Nina_CZ at |

    Thanks for sharing the knowledge! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am currently on ULC day 8. Two days until my first CN. Just one question: you say “substitute the fructose based sweeteners (maple syrup, honey, sugar, fruit etc) with stevia,” does that mean that using honey on CN is a big NO-no? I hate stevia and I do not sweeten with anything else when baking, except honey, sometimes I like to put some honey in my tea. Can I do that on CN?
    Can’t wait to see the second part!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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