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Leangains and paleo, how do you get enough carbs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 25, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I am currently trying out leangains and paleo. For now, I am doing OK for cutting weight pre competition by eating a lot of sweet potatoes. However, I need to up my carb intake later. How do you get enough carbs?

I am currently eating untill I'm very full, and still a bit too low. Do any of you have some suggestions?

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on November 26, 2011
at 11:22 AM

daz, LG is mostly food-agnostic. I bet there are LG vegetarians out there.

7d64d3988de1b0e493aacf37843c5596

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on November 26, 2011
at 03:37 AM

It is funny how some people don’t have a problem with coffee or “paleo” baked goods or artificial sweeteners or butter or cream or cured bacon or Leptin Resets, but mention of white rice brings out the Paleo Police. Somebody needs to start AncestralHacks so the Cordain purists can use PaleoHacks to argue about how many eggs per day a hunter-gatherer could gather and whether or not plants indigenous to the Americas are allowed.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 02:56 AM

BTW, here's Kurt Harris' rationale for including rice & potatoes: http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/9/29/jimmy-moore-inquires-about-safe-starches.html

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 02:52 AM

Well, the newbie is going to have to learn sooner or later that some folks do orthodox paleo (a la Cordain), others do a modified version that includes dairy (a la Mark Sisson), and still others do a fairly liberal version that (shocker) includes rice and potatoes (a la Kurt Harris/Paul Jaminet).

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 26, 2011
at 02:46 AM

...on the rice and potatoes subject, it looks like leangains allows both rice and potatoes, so then it just comes down to Your version of paleo whether you allow them or not.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:40 AM

...oh, i guess i should have add Kurt Harris' Archevore term to the list for completeness....paleo vs paleo-2.0 vs archevore vs ancestral vs Paleo NG (Next Generation). i just made that last one up

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 26, 2011
at 02:31 AM

...on the rice subject, it looks like leangains allows rice, so then it just comes down to Your version of paleo whether you allow it or not.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:15 AM

That rice nor potatoes are not paleo - I was clear in my response that palatinose or buckwheat aren't. This answer is currently highest rated, and a newbie googling for answers would draw the conclusion that rice and potatoes are ok on a paleo diet. Most would say that's not the case.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 26, 2011
at 02:14 AM

...just reading these comments; is it possible some have been misinterpreted or misunderstood. they're lost me for sure....could it be a paleo vs paleo-2.0 vs ancestral vs......type discussion?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:09 AM

...it's possible some of these comments have been misunderstood or interpreted. they're lost me for sure. could it be a paleo vs paleo-2.0 vs ancestral vs....type discussion?

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on November 26, 2011
at 01:57 AM

I've made sweet potato and banana cake with chocolate and berries. Super yummy, but I would like eat something else as well! The recipie is as follows: 4 sweet potatoes 4-6 bananas (depending of the size of the potatoes) berries and chocolate after own wish. Cook and mash potatoes, mash bananas, blend together, add berries and chocolate. Bake in over untill desired consistency.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 01:49 AM

Yes, I did. You criticized Kasra for suggesting rice and potatoes because this is a paleo site and then commented that you ate non-paleo foods sometimes "when eating gets too much." What didn't I get?

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on November 26, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Beth, did you actually read what I wrote?

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 01:36 AM

What part of "white rice [is] a 'safe' starch that is relatively free of the anti-nutrients/toxins that are found in most grains" doesn't explain why some of us are "reasoning" ourselves to include it in our diets?

18d89478c2fbd0a69889ae094f5fa5d3

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on November 26, 2011
at 12:30 AM

I still have no idea how people are reasoning themselves with the whole white rice thing...

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on November 26, 2011
at 12:06 AM

I find potatoes to be fine, but not nutrient dense enough when I need to up my intake. I guess white rice is quite ok as well, but has the same problem regarding nutrient density...

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 25, 2011
at 11:55 PM

Ah, palatinose and buckwheat are okay in a pinch but mention rice and the dogma police come out? Some of us here do in fact eat white rice as a "safe" starch that is relatively free of the anti-nutrients/toxins that are found in most grains. See http://perfecthealthdiet.com for more.

C7e3ba0ed51a6195ae022822a8f056ac

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on November 25, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Rice is perfectly fine..

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on November 25, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Good advice, but the site is called PALEOhacks.com, after all...

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on November 25, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Rice + potatoes.

C7e3ba0ed51a6195ae022822a8f056ac

(673)

on November 25, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Rice is perfectly fine..

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 25, 2011
at 11:55 PM

Ah, palatinose and buckwheat are okay in a pinch but mention rice and the dogma police come out? Some of us here do in fact eat white rice as a "safe" starch that is relatively free of the anti-nutrients/toxins that are found in most grains. See http://perfecthealthdiet.com for more.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 02:56 AM

BTW, here's Kurt Harris' rationale for including rice & potatoes: http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/9/29/jimmy-moore-inquires-about-safe-starches.html

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on November 26, 2011
at 11:22 AM

daz, LG is mostly food-agnostic. I bet there are LG vegetarians out there.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:14 AM

...just reading these comments; is it possible some have been misinterpreted or misunderstood. they're lost me for sure....could it be a paleo vs paleo-2.0 vs ancestral vs......type discussion?

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on November 26, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Beth, did you actually read what I wrote?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:46 AM

...on the rice and potatoes subject, it looks like leangains allows both rice and potatoes, so then it just comes down to Your version of paleo whether you allow them or not.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on November 25, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Good advice, but the site is called PALEOhacks.com, after all...

18d89478c2fbd0a69889ae094f5fa5d3

(418)

on November 26, 2011
at 12:30 AM

I still have no idea how people are reasoning themselves with the whole white rice thing...

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on November 26, 2011
at 12:06 AM

I find potatoes to be fine, but not nutrient dense enough when I need to up my intake. I guess white rice is quite ok as well, but has the same problem regarding nutrient density...

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:09 AM

...it's possible some of these comments have been misunderstood or interpreted. they're lost me for sure. could it be a paleo vs paleo-2.0 vs ancestral vs....type discussion?

7d64d3988de1b0e493aacf37843c5596

(2861)

on November 26, 2011
at 03:37 AM

It is funny how some people don’t have a problem with coffee or “paleo” baked goods or artificial sweeteners or butter or cream or cured bacon or Leptin Resets, but mention of white rice brings out the Paleo Police. Somebody needs to start AncestralHacks so the Cordain purists can use PaleoHacks to argue about how many eggs per day a hunter-gatherer could gather and whether or not plants indigenous to the Americas are allowed.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 01:49 AM

Yes, I did. You criticized Kasra for suggesting rice and potatoes because this is a paleo site and then commented that you ate non-paleo foods sometimes "when eating gets too much." What didn't I get?

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:15 AM

That rice nor potatoes are not paleo - I was clear in my response that palatinose or buckwheat aren't. This answer is currently highest rated, and a newbie googling for answers would draw the conclusion that rice and potatoes are ok on a paleo diet. Most would say that's not the case.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:40 AM

...oh, i guess i should have add Kurt Harris' Archevore term to the list for completeness....paleo vs paleo-2.0 vs archevore vs ancestral vs Paleo NG (Next Generation). i just made that last one up

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 26, 2011
at 02:31 AM

...on the rice subject, it looks like leangains allows rice, so then it just comes down to Your version of paleo whether you allow it or not.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 01:36 AM

What part of "white rice [is] a 'safe' starch that is relatively free of the anti-nutrients/toxins that are found in most grains" doesn't explain why some of us are "reasoning" ourselves to include it in our diets?

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 26, 2011
at 02:52 AM

Well, the newbie is going to have to learn sooner or later that some folks do orthodox paleo (a la Cordain), others do a modified version that includes dairy (a la Mark Sisson), and still others do a fairly liberal version that (shocker) includes rice and potatoes (a la Kurt Harris/Paul Jaminet).

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D3f3b91d1dd9ce60865654faeb2ec809

on November 26, 2011
at 01:23 AM

I usually take sweet potatoes and bananas. The possibilities with those alone are endless, e.g. banana-coconut smoothie, yam fries, baked banana.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on November 26, 2011
at 01:57 AM

I've made sweet potato and banana cake with chocolate and berries. Super yummy, but I would like eat something else as well! The recipie is as follows: 4 sweet potatoes 4-6 bananas (depending of the size of the potatoes) berries and chocolate after own wish. Cook and mash potatoes, mash bananas, blend together, add berries and chocolate. Bake in over untill desired consistency.

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9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on November 25, 2011
at 11:15 PM

I've been on paleo LeanGains for a few months, and carb intake on training days is also the biggest challenge I'm facing - along with the restrictions low fat intake on training days puts in the diet but that's another topic. I have poor appetite, so I need carb-dense foods to get to the 350g of carbs I currently take.

My main go-tos are honey, dates, sultanas, figs, sweet potatos, fruit, home-made coconut ice "cream," and palatinose and buckwheat in a shake when eating just gets too much and you don't care about being dogmatic about paleo.

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C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

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on November 25, 2011
at 10:50 PM

Take something a little sweet, like berries and add it in after you are full.

When you are full up on regular food, you will always have room for desert.

I am not super familiar with the lean gains approach, but if you want more carbs something sweeter is the way to go when you are "full"

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