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How to eat 200-300 grams of carbs in a day while staying Paleo?

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Created January 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I'm trying to gain muscle mass by doing IF. I'm trying to reach a goal of 275 grams of carbs per day on work out days. However, I'm having trouble figuring out how to eat that many carbs in one day while staying on the Paleo diet.

I generally like eating sweet potatoes, but I'm not sure I'm physically capable of eating 10 medium size ones in a day. Any advice on what to eat to reach my goal?

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:20 AM

A medium potato is about 50g, so eat five. Bonus points steak and potatoes are awesome together.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:08 AM

^ The start of a beautiful friendship

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on January 28, 2013
at 12:32 AM

I eat 2 pounds of tubers, 3 bananas, and a couple more pieces of fruit. I usually get around 250-300 grams daily.

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:03 PM

Black sphynz dates with goat cheese.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on January 27, 2013
at 10:50 PM

Haha. Joanna I used to put almond butter on medjools but I would end up going through a jar of almond butter in about 2 days so I stopped doing that. Now I prefer Khadrawy dates, a bit less sweet then medjools and slightly different flavor.

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on January 27, 2013
at 10:16 PM

Word up potatoes are the shizznit dawg

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on January 27, 2013
at 09:34 PM

@roth, some people handle carbs differently than others. I used to think that I could build muscle on low carb, then I realized my gains were non existent afer a few months. I then used to think that everybody who works out needs to eat lots of carbs, that probably isn't true either. What I'm saying is that for muscle growth, vix27 might need that many carbs, and we don't know enough about him/her to say otherwise.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 27, 2013
at 09:18 PM

i am the same with dates. medjools are my favorite. i take the pit out and stuff them with coconut oil. it is heaven.

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on January 27, 2013
at 08:45 PM

Don't just eat your dates. Take dates out to a nice movie. Take dates for a romantic walk on the beach. After a while, introduce dates to your family. And maybe THEN you can eat your dates.

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on January 27, 2013
at 08:32 PM

Also worthwhile to note that I gain muscle while in ketosis. My carbs are always under 50g a day.

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on January 27, 2013
at 08:28 PM

ha. Are you serious?

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on January 27, 2013
at 08:09 PM

You don't need to eat 200g carbs honestly. If you're finding it difficult to reach 200g carbs a day, that's because your personal biology probably doesn't want you to consume 200g carbs a day.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 27, 2013
at 09:36 PM

Hello White Potatoes, especially for putting on mass, white potatoes are going to be your new best friend :)).

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:20 AM

A medium potato is about 50g, so eat five. Bonus points steak and potatoes are awesome together.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 10:16 PM

Word up potatoes are the shizznit dawg

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(10663)

on January 28, 2013
at 01:08 AM

^ The start of a beautiful friendship

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on January 27, 2013
at 08:27 PM

Try eating dates, I sometimes eat upwards of half pound a day. Nature's candy!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 08:28 PM

ha. Are you serious?

Medium avatar

(10663)

on January 27, 2013
at 08:45 PM

Don't just eat your dates. Take dates out to a nice movie. Take dates for a romantic walk on the beach. After a while, introduce dates to your family. And maybe THEN you can eat your dates.

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

(1631)

on January 27, 2013
at 11:03 PM

Black sphynz dates with goat cheese.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on January 27, 2013
at 10:50 PM

Haha. Joanna I used to put almond butter on medjools but I would end up going through a jar of almond butter in about 2 days so I stopped doing that. Now I prefer Khadrawy dates, a bit less sweet then medjools and slightly different flavor.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 27, 2013
at 09:18 PM

i am the same with dates. medjools are my favorite. i take the pit out and stuff them with coconut oil. it is heaven.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:55 AM

Dried fruit and carob powder.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Within the strictest paleo definition, this is pretty tough.

I would venture into the so-called "safe starches", primarily white potatoes and white rice. Also, raw milk.

I echo some of the other posters in clarifying questions though. Why so many carbs? Why are you trying to "stay paleo"?

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:10 PM

GET THAT DAIRY IN BRO

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:09 PM

You could easily pack 2-3 bananas and a bunch of honey into a smoothie. Mashed potatoes will also up your carbs to that seemingly random number.

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C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

on January 27, 2013
at 11:03 PM

It's called fruit and starch.

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on January 27, 2013
at 08:22 PM

Short of eating large quantities of sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and bananas, I'm not sure how else you can meet that carb goal. I would look next at the least offensive carb-heavy non-paleo options. Can you handle rice? How about oats? Quinoa and millet might also help. Long soaked beans if you've got the time to prepare them. I personally would focus on sweet potatoes, bananas, other starchy tubers (including white potatoes), and then use oats and rice if needed. There are also high-carb high-protein powder supplements, but non-food = definitely not paleo.

Curious question- how did you come up with the 275g goal? Seems like a TON of carbs.

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