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Anything else other than YAMS post-workout?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 31, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Hi there,

I am currently eating upwards of 400 grams of yams post-workout, and I am starting to get bored of eating them all the time, even though they taste so great it would be nice to have some more variety of heavier carbs for post-workout. Anyone have some good recommendations for alternative carb sources?

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on April 02, 2013
at 04:02 AM

Polysaccharides that are harder, but still possible, to digest. I guess I should just say starch because I can't think of any others offhand that are like that.

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:08 AM

Hmmm interesting, thanks!

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on April 01, 2013
at 02:05 AM

those aren't yams. they're garnet or beauregard sweet potatoes.

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on April 01, 2013
at 01:33 AM

Yeah nice, I train fasted as well.

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on March 31, 2013
at 08:23 PM

No I am definitely talking about yams, the orange ones. They really do taste great.

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on March 31, 2013
at 01:23 PM

You probably mean "sweet potatoes" and not yams. Yams are interesting to have on occasion, but "taste great" is a rarely used descriptor for true yams. ;-)

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on March 31, 2013
at 11:19 AM

what do you mean by 'complex carbs'?

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on March 31, 2013
at 08:29 AM

try cassava, taro, parsnips, plantains, or in larger amounts basically any other root vegetable

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on April 01, 2013
at 02:48 AM

Carrots, beets, rutabaga, turnips and good old white spuds offer variety from the same old thing syndrome and provide a more diverse nutritional menu. I often cut them up, toss them in lard or butter, season them and put them in the roaster with beef or chicken. If there are leftovers, they don't last too long.

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on March 31, 2013
at 05:22 PM

This is my favorite way to eat sweet potatoes post-workout: Baked with cinnamon and butter, then topped with cottage cheese and honey. Diced, tossed in coconut oil with turmeric, curry, nutmeg, cinnamon, and maybe a little allspice, then roasted til crispy.

I also buy fresh or frozen squash (either cubed or pureed) or canned pumpkin. There's lots to do with squash. It's good with coconut milk/oil and more spices, or I'll cook it up in a stir fry. The pumpkin can be made into a dessert or even combined with eggs and some coconut flour to make a type of bread or muffin.

Here's some creative but "baked-good" type recipes:

http://paleomg.com/sweet-potato-chai-muffins/

http://paleomg.com/pumpkin-bread-french-toast/

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on March 31, 2013
at 01:19 PM

sweet potatoes, bananas, rice. Those are my go-to.

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33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

on March 31, 2013
at 09:47 AM

Potatoes are awesome if you want complex carbs.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on March 31, 2013
at 11:19 AM

what do you mean by 'complex carbs'?

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

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on April 02, 2013
at 04:02 AM

Polysaccharides that are harder, but still possible, to digest. I guess I should just say starch because I can't think of any others offhand that are like that.

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on March 31, 2013
at 10:57 PM

It's probably not considered "paleo" BUT I don't give a crap

I train fasted - eat dinner at 8PM the night before train around 10AM and eat around noon

My post workout shake is this

8 oz full fat locally sourced yogurt 1-2 bananas 2 cups frozen fruit (choose from mango, pineapple, cherries, blueberries, peaches) 1 oz each raw sprouted walnuts, almonds, macadamas, flax seeds, sunflower seeds 1/2 avocado either 1 TBSP 100% organic cacao powder OR 1 square 100% dark chocolate 1 scoop high quality unflavored whey protein isolate

water to blend

That's it

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on April 01, 2013
at 01:33 AM

Yeah nice, I train fasted as well.

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on March 31, 2013
at 11:02 AM

Recently I've been eating sweet potatoes post workout with a tablespoon or so of coconut oil and salt. Nothing else - tastes like some kind of sweet pie to me.

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