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Old 01-14-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Most cost effective "Favorable Carbs" for Zone

Seems to really add up the grocery bill with all the produce, anyone have a secret to buying something in bulk, cheapest veggies, etc...

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Old 01-14-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Most cost effective "Favorable Carbs" for Zone

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Seems to really add up the grocery bill with all the produce, anyone have a secret to buying something in bulk, cheapest veggies, etc...

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If I remember correctly, beans and oatmeal are considered favorable. Beans and oatmeal are both cheap as dirt (and cheaper than clean fill in most cases!), nutritious and delicious.

Go steel-cut on the oats, it'll cost more but it's better for you.
Dried black beans should be under 90 cents for a bag.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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Re: Most cost effective "Favorable Carbs" for Zone

The only secret I have is going where you can buy in bulk.
These days costco has a pretty decent produce section where you can get 6 packs of romaine lettuce, large bags of green beans, spinach and broccoli, bundles of asparagus, bags of multi-colored peppers, etc. You can generally also get large bags of avocados, apples, oranges, etc...


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Re: Most cost effective "Favorable Carbs" for Zone

Steel cut oats, do they require to be boiled?

Is it possible to cook em in a microwave or reheat them?
I'm at work most of the day and cant boil them
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Re: Most cost effective "Favorable Carbs" for Zone

As with most of my food, I just make a hyuuuge batch of oats on Sunday and then reheat in the microwave the rest of the week. Sometimes you'll need to add a spoon-full of water before you microwave it (to make sure it is at your desired consistency) but I've never had a problem with reheating at work.

Edit: Yes, they need to be boiled when cooked the first time.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:20 AM   #6
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Re: Most cost effective "Favorable Carbs" for Zone

as well as oats

potatoes are prettey cheap if you buy a big bag
bananas are about the cheapest fruit available

milk can be a relatively cheap source of carbs AND protein AND fat, if you are pressed for cash. 1 full block for about 30c or so? don't know how much milk is for you.
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Potatoes and Bananas are UN"favorable" according to the Excel sheet I have
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Potatoes and Bananas are UN"favorable" according to the Excel sheet I have
Also according to the book. Too high on the GI index, though I am eating bananas since they are easy. I do sweet potatoes too. Usually after a workout, though, so it's not such a big deal.
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Also according to the book. Too high on the GI index, though I am eating bananas since they are easy. I do sweet potatoes too. Usually after a workout, though, so it's not such a big deal.
I don't get this-
What makes it "not such a big deal"?
Either it is a favorable carb, or not, right?
Why would having it as part of a post-workout meal make it better?
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I believe spiking insulin post work out speeds nutrients to the muscles
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