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How much sweet potato should I eat post workout?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 08, 2012 at 5:46 AM

I've been pretty strict paleo for about a month now and have lost just about 20 pounds (I'm 5'7 150Lbs). I crossfit 4-5 days a week on top of strength sessions I do before hand. Since losing so much weight I want to put on some muscle and hear that sweet potatoes post workout are a great tool to do so. I understand that it's a pretty heavy carb so I want to be carful on how much I consume. Would you say a half, whole, or some specific measurment (i.e grams)?

Do any of you paleo hacks have an answer?

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on October 09, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions! I really appreciate them!

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:26 PM

Just eat a potato or two and be done with it.

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:26 PM

People with damaged metabolisms probably shouldn't be doing big carb refeeds then. Eat a potato then be done. I've struggled with with an ED since adolescence , I'm very aware of the issues. I just hate this culture of allowing binges just because you exercised. Unless he's an elite body builder and trying to go from 7% fat to 5% fat, precise macronutrient obsessions aren't going to fix his deranged metabolism.

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on October 08, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Seems obvious, but for a lot of people who have damaged metabolisms, history of disordered eating, or who are still adjusting to a change in diet, lifestyle, and exercise, satiety signals can be really confusing.

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Whats up with these spam like replies all linking to the same website via different users?

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at 06:34 AM

Thanks for the advice! If you have any other great sources of good carbohydrates please let me know!

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8 Answers

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on October 08, 2012
at 12:45 PM

Exactly 156 grams

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:33 AM

Stick to safe starches - sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, plantains, rice etc. Check out Paul Jaminet's "Perfect Health Diet" for more information on safe starches. Ideally, consume the carbs immediately after working out - up to 125-150 g if possible (works out to around 650 g of sweet potato).

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on June 05, 2013
at 03:50 PM

I'm a 6' guy and eat .5 lb of sweet potato PWO and that seems good for me. I also eat the sweet potato in conjunction with my 3 eggs in butter and 2 pieces of bacon.

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on May 22, 2013
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on October 08, 2012
at 05:10 PM

Why don't you just eat till you are full? I don't mean to be an ass, but paying attention to satiety signals seems like a good plan to me.

E565e11cf32b38ab1f45086c1e0205f7

(613)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Seems obvious, but for a lot of people who have damaged metabolisms, history of disordered eating, or who are still adjusting to a change in diet, lifestyle, and exercise, satiety signals can be really confusing.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on October 08, 2012
at 06:26 PM

People with damaged metabolisms probably shouldn't be doing big carb refeeds then. Eat a potato then be done. I've struggled with with an ED since adolescence , I'm very aware of the issues. I just hate this culture of allowing binges just because you exercised. Unless he's an elite body builder and trying to go from 7% fat to 5% fat, precise macronutrient obsessions aren't going to fix his deranged metabolism.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on October 08, 2012
at 06:26 PM

Just eat a potato or two and be done with it.

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on October 08, 2012
at 04:55 PM

I personally eat about 2-3 pounds post workout.

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:13 AM

You need to consume 60kg of carbohydrate post workout, so close to 300g of sweet potato!

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:33 AM

Whats up with these spam like replies all linking to the same website via different users?

7ed67185b4d2b20059dca6201f04538b

(5)

on October 08, 2012
at 06:34 AM

Thanks for the advice! If you have any other great sources of good carbohydrates please let me know!

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Ce238c1c555ef066b198216e229482e9

on October 08, 2012
at 10:27 AM

Fruit! A glass of fresh oj & a banana will do the trick although your sugars will be quite high so save these for +60 minute sessions only!

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