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Old 11-18-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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Sweet Potato

It's unfavorable in regards to the Zone but what is everyone's view on them here. I know Wolff advocates using them after working out. As of right now it's gonna be harder for me to get veggies so I'm thinking about subbing in some sweet potato only after I workout. Is that ok? Thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:54 PM   #3
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Re: Sweet Potato

I'm in a conundrum about them as well. I love them. "The Paleo Diet" book hates them. How bad can they be??!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #4
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IMO, not bad at all, especially pwo. 1 large is about 160 cal, 37 g carb, 6 g fiber, 200% RDA of Vit A, and a significant source of a dozen other vitamins and minerals (at least 10% RDA). You could do much, much worse.
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IMO, not bad at all, especially pwo. 1 large is about 160 cal, 37 g carb, 6 g fiber, 200% RDA of Vit A, and a significant source of a dozen other vitamins and minerals (at least 10% RDA). You could do much, much worse.
The "Paleo" problem was related to them being tubers, and tubers being inflammatory (if I remember correctly). So the problem wasn't with the calories or anything.

After I read that book, I stopped eating them. And hardly a day goes by that I wonder if that's just completely foolish. Same with beans. "Paleo" hates legumes (inflammatory too, I think).

Are sweet 'taters and green beans gonna kill me????!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:17 PM   #6
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Re: Sweet Potato

I probably eat 2 whole large sweet potatoes a week, if not more... skin and all. They are extemely filling and have relatively low calories for the amount of substance. Also, they are really good when you cut them into french fry size slices and bake them in the oven for about 20 mins.
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short and sweet good stuff Zach!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:51 PM   #8
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BB it to see if it works for you or not. Personally, I eat plain old regular potatoes and it works for me. I both perform and feel better when I include them a couple times a week. They also give me an energy boost, probably because of the high GI and carbs. I used to exclude them, but at college vegetables and fruit are a rare sighting so I tried potatoes and found them to work well for me. I had some mashed potatoes today in my PWO meal with some butter and felt great. As long as I stay away from pasta and bread I can make really good gains and have a consistent energy level. I'm with Scott, if potatoes are the worst I can do, than I am doing pretty good.
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BB it to see if it works for you or not. Personally, I eat plain old regular potatoes and it works for me. I both perform and feel better when I include them a couple times a week. They also give me an energy boost, probably because of the high GI and carbs. I used to exclude them, but at college vegetables and fruit are a rare sighting so I tried potatoes and found them to work well for me. I had some mashed potatoes today in my PWO meal with some butter and felt great. As long as I stay away from pasta and bread I can make really good gains and have a consistent energy level. I'm with Scott, if potatoes are the worst I can do, than I am doing pretty good.
whats BB?
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whats BB?
Black Box.

Try eating them and see if it works for you. If it doesn't, then cease to eat them.
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