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by 0 · June 25, 2014 at 1:45 AM

It's very likely that this has already been pored over, but what signs/symptoms indicate that you tolerate a high-carbohydrate load well? I can easily imagine what carb-intolerance looks like (metabolic syndrome), but about a person who tolerates... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · June 25, 2014 at 1:45 AM

You can also increase your tolerance for foods like potatoes by either eating them raw (i.e. raw potato starch mixed into things) or cooked, then cooled (you can lightly warm them to consume). This causes some resistant starch to form, which is... (more)

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by 777 · May 25, 2014 at 7:28 AM

If you cook/cool/reheat white potatoes does the resistant starch stay intact? Does it matter how you reheat them? Oven/fry/microwave? Cheers

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eric_9 0 · May 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

thoroughly confused

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by 215 · January 04, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I've always had trouble eliminating grains from my diet, due to the fact that it's too hard to get enough calories without them, it's hard to get enough carbohydrates with just tubers and milk, and grains take like 5-10 minutes to make aposed to... (more)

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fredmull 0 · January 04, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Microwave debate aside, you can steam them in the micro in about 5 min.

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by 583 · December 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

At the most basic level, what's the difference between the common white/beige sweet potato and the orange ones? I'm guessing the USDA nutrition data base is talking about the orange ones based on the beta carotine content. Anyone know the real... (more)

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samc 0 · December 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

faster way to search use this syntax in google site: paleohacks.com sweet potato I recall that sweet potatoes have minimal RS. Cooled cooked white potatoes have much more, but potato starch is by far the winner. Tbsp of Bobs Red Mill starch... (more)

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by 215 · December 02, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I usually have joint pain with white potatoes and other nightshades, will peeling stop this? And are the toxins in the thin skin itself , or in the thin layer of flesh underneath that's prized for having most of the nutrients in the potato,... (more)

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samc 0 · December 02, 2013 at 3:29 PM

If you have joint pain then avoid them, why mess with it? Move on to other foods like sweet potatoes. Purple sweet potatoes baked or microwaved and then fried in butter or coconut oil are far more flavorful than white potatoes, at least for me. (more)

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by 583 · November 22, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I see so much controversy over it. I tried to do some quick research and answer my own question but figured some knowledgable paleohackers could provide a synthesis of the pros and cons, the goods and bads, the silly and sound arguments, and... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I find some are ok (tomato) and others seem to cause issues (eggplant, bellpeppers). It's an individual response. Test yourself with an elimination and reintroduction, and see how it works. Typically they seem to agravate joint issues.

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by 115 · January 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Like it or not, there are now many credible sources who speaks warmly about the potato diet when it comes to healthy fat-loss. But those it work because it is potatoes and potatoes are magic or can you substitute potatoes for sweet... (more)

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olivia_111 0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:52 PM

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by 583 · October 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

This common sensation has become pretty foreign to me since starting Paleo. Since about 30 minutes after a big lunch I've been all sleepy and fatigued. It's been 2 hours now and getting worse. Lunch consisted of pretty much just a small... (more)

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Leogon 0 · October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Well we are all different, probably some people do well with a high fat diet other dont, i never said I followed an anti-fat diet, with severe adrenal fatigue you should consume fat in moderation at least in my case. I followed a paleo diet for... (more)

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by 75 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I've been experimenting with paleo for almost a year now and realized I feel more full with more carbs (I tried to go low-carb for a while and it was just frustrating with too much bingeing. High-fat doesn't feel too great for me, either). I've... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · June 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I haven't eaten oats in a while but I think it could be to do with oats having relatively more fibre and being prone to expanding once they've been eaten. However I can't be sure at this moment. In what sort of preparations do you eat them? Have... (more)

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by 14877 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

According to wikipedia, they have health benefits: "Lectins serve many different biological functions in animals, from the regulation of cell adhesion to glycoprotein synthesis and the control of protein levels in the blood. They may also bind... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 25, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I'm actually becoming increasingly less afraid of other foods. Right now the only foods I'm against are hfcs, and vegetable oil. I still think white flour and sugar are both probably bad, but I just don't know how bad anymore assuming a good diet... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Do dairy products make you fat?????????????

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CJC93 0 · May 20, 2013 at 4:32 PM

It only makes you fat when you eat it whilst trolling the interwebz, but given this unlikely event, I would say eat away

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hi all, I just recently purchased this product Now Acidophilus & Bifidus 8 Billion and just realized once I got home that it says "Note for those highly sensitive to milk protein: This product may contain minute amounts of casein." on the... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

If you have a true allergy to dairy whether its casein, lactose, or whey, obviously ingesting it could be fatal.

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by 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Finally decided to start eating lots of sweet potatoes but oh no can't eat them cos they're full of oxolates, white potatoes are nightshades, fruit is full of fructose, grains are obviously out I don't buy into this low carb rubbish so what the... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 30, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Who says YOU can't eat those foods (or anyone without specific problems for that matter) Perhaps stop trying to be 'paleo' and start being you...

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

What do you think about this article concerning White Potatoes? http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-white-potatoes-paleo/ I know if your goal is weight loss then White Potatoes should be avoided along with white rice and any starch for faster... (more)

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Scratch 0 · April 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

White potatoes don't have antinutrients, compounds that block your body's absorption of nutrients. They can contain a chemical called solanine, which may cause joint pain or other problems in sensitive individuals. Solanine develops in the skin... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I am trying to get my family more in tune with nature. I want to do things the "right way". My 7 month old appears to have severe reactions to gluten and I cannot tolerate dairy. I took 2 of my 3 kids to a more "natural" doctor (still has his... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 04, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Not sure what your specific questions are :-) but here is some general advice. I too am skeptical of / frustrated with doctors that don't consider dietary changes to be a valid way to address problems. I think all health starts with your diet. ... (more)

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by 748 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Okay, so basically I've been trying to lose weight for a few months now, but can never control my appetite. I thought eating fruit would be okay, but I realize now that my body is weird and doesn't need to be LOW CARB but rather just needs to be... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Keeping in mind the caloric density of butter and potatoes you're probably eating 50% fat 50% carbs on a calorie basis :-) Do note that the starch in potatoes is nothing but a polymer of glucose and by the time that starch gets into your... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

For the last few months I've been eating less than 50g of carbs a day mostly from veggies with the occasional fruit or nuts (about 3 times a week). I was losing about 1.5 to 2lbs a week. Recently I have been eating between 80g to 100g of carbs a... (more)

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cocobanana 0 · March 08, 2013 at 9:39 AM

It's the same for me, I feel more satiated with more carbs like a bit of white rice or potato/sweet potato. I don't even know why but I assume it's because some people just function better on more carbs.

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Is eating potatoes on Paleo a bad thing if ok to eat how often and how do you eat it? I mean baked,fried,or mashed? Also what about cheese iis that ok?

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April_S_ 0 · March 01, 2013 at 5:16 AM

I looooove potatoes; they are my main source of carbs on Paleo. I feel much better with them. I eat them every day and even on days that I don't workout. My favorite way to eat them would be cutting some baby red potatoes into cubes or making... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Has anyone found commercial sweet potato chips made with coconut oil?

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Paul_Mirek 0 · February 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Nope, coconut oil is kinda villain-ized by the food industry because of saturated fat fear. I know it takes time & patience, but home-made sweet potato chips are extremely yummy. You can find good recipes in Paleo cookbooks like Everyday... (more)

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

If Nightshades are so bad, why do they taste so good and are so prevalent in many cultures? Things that are naturally tasty for humans are a signal for us to eat that certain food. And don't come with that "sugar is tasty and that is not... (more)

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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Are they so bad? They may be detrimental to some people (rheumatic arthritis seems to be affected in some cases). They certainly are disliked by TCM practitioners. But are they actually bad for most people? (IMO that would be a no - they are in... (more)

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by 1363 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Ate some for the first time in a long time. Generally don't eat white potatoes. For awhile I felt a sort of pressure in my in my head, and now I have brain fog. I didn't do anything else unusual except skip my supplements today (which I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 25, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Most odd happenings like this are simply flukes. You're trying to make a connection where there very likely isn't one.

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by 572 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

They're also known as new potatoes in some parts of the country. I've been poking around, but can't find the definitive word on this. Not that there is ever a definitive word anywhere about anything. :)

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Eugenia 0 · March 06, 2013 at 10:39 PM

The problem with toxicity in potatoes is their skin, not the flesh. So just eat whatever potato you like, their differences are small. As long as you always skin them.

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by 14877 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Conventional fitness wisdom says to choose sweet potatoes over white potatoes (based mostly if not entirely on the differing glycemic indices). Yet, my experience says otherwise, as I notice I run slightly leaner when choosing potatoes instead of... (more)

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Scratch 0 · February 02, 2013 at 10:43 PM

The lower-gi sweet potato results in a lower, but longer-lasting, insulin spike. This means a longer window for insulin to inhibit lipolysis. White potatoes produce a higher insulin spike, but it drops much more quickly, and when insulin levels... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi guys, I am following an ultra strict version of the auto-immune protocol to try and heal an auto-immune disease. Just meat, fish, a few select well-cooked vegetables, sweet potatoes and green leaves. I also try to encorperate bone broth and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM

but people constantly say 'ONLY EAT THEM POST WORK OUT!' People do say this. Many people are trying to lose weight, and it is somewhat wise to refuel with dense carbs as opposed to eating them willy nilly. The idea being that you would primarily... (more)

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by 1353 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

(Other than potatoes). I get that nightshades evolved separately from humans due to being native to the Americas, and therefore weren't literally in the original human diet, but is that the only thing? I'm a newb in terms of the biochemistry. What... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · January 24, 2013 at 2:04 AM

They contain alkaloid which can have a negative effect on nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function. (From http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62) I... (more)