Hey guys joined this forum to gain some knowledge I find I go on this site quite a bit for questions about paleo and eating in general.
Not really a question but I'd like a critique on my diet. After a year or so of fad diets (Vegan, raw vegan) I about had enough of the yo yo. I adopted paleo for the very reason that it was a down to earth approach on how to eat. Problem is I bought into the "low carb" craze and bonked hard.
So here is where I am at now. I do full body kettlebell workouts 3 times a week and each meal I get just a good amount of protein carbs and fat. About 3 times a day. I eat white potatoes as my main carb as I hear they are 2 times as more nutritious as sweet potatoes. Is this ok to do? I feel better on a Mcdougall/paleo type diet.
Should I add or subtract anything?
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on March 25, 2014
at 03:05 PM
That sounds pretty reasonable but a little too simple. Just getting a good amount of protein carbs and fat is nice, especially if it's from paleo sources... How varied is your diet though? Are you eating the same things day in and day out? Have you tried tracking your nutrients for a couple weeks straight on cronometer.com and then checking your averages under the trends tab? Just make sure you're getting all the things your body needs. If you're "living it frugal" you might consider supplementation if you find you're consistently lacking a select few micronutrients.
Don't forget your offal!
on March 27, 2014
at 10:25 AM
Regarding White potatoes following are some of the specification I would like to mention:
1) Recommended intake 27% of Vitamin b6 is obtained from one baked potato
2) Same baked potato 15.2% of daily recommended fibers
3) 19% of RDI of manganese
4) 51% of carbs
5) 220 calories
I guess this is good diet plan you have chosen but try to just confirm the timing or intervals in which you are going to take these white potatoes.
on March 26, 2014
at 11:32 PM
White potatoes are about as nutritious as sweet potatoes (slightly different nutrients) but more sugars and less antioxidants. White potatoes should probably one of your last choices for carbs, not the first or primary. You should be eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables on the regular, several different ones every day.
You didn't say what your goals were, are you trying to lose weight, gain weight, get bigger/stronger, address a health issue, etc. Generally I think it's hard to lose weight eating a lot of carbs, where "a lot" is defined as > 100g per day. You should eat them primarily after working out.
on March 25, 2014
at 02:11 PM
I eat potatoes both sweet & white. They aren't that different although you do get loads of Vit A from the sweet potatoes. I find the sweet ones to be oddly enough sweet (lol) and I seek out the white less sweet ones. My body functions better with having the extra carbs they provide over the list that paleot provided, although I do eat most of those things he mentions.
on March 25, 2014
at 01:52 PM
I don't know about white potatoes being 2 times more nutritious as sweet potatoes. I look at them as being twice the amount of sugar with none of the antioxidants. Lately, I don't eat much of either. My main source of carbohydrates are zucchini / squash / asparagus / bell peppers / spinach / kale / broccoli / cauliflower / beans / cabbages / mushrooms / nuts / seeds / herbs / cheese / dark chocolate / berries (all kinds) / pomegranate seeds / fermented drinks / fermented foods / etc. Potatoes I keep toward the rarer side of my diet (a single large baked potato is equal to more than 11 medium zucchinis in carbohydrates.)