Sweet Potato PWO with Weight Loss?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

A couple questions for this...if having a sweet potato PWO will stall weight loss AND if only one sweet potato will have any affect of glycogen restore. STATS: 185 lbs, 6', ~14% bf, gym 3-4 days/week, run 3-4 days/week (between 5 and 12 miles each).

I fell off my diet and exercise during the winter cold time...recently got back into it, dropped a lot of the fat and regained a lot of the muscle (did low carb for most of this). I recently started to add a sweet potato PWO with my whey protein (like bring a potato to the gym, eat that and have my drink immediately after workout).

I have read that PWO I would probably want around 200g carbs to restore glycogen. My one sweet potato provides ~30g carbs and I honestly have no urge to eat more than that. Does this:

a) Help to restore glycogen??

b) Stall weight loss??

I only have carbs after a good weight session or before a long run. Rest of meals are just meat+veg+fat.


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on March 15, 2013
at 06:10 PM

When I was cutting I ate a large sweet potato after WO three times a week typically with two tablespoons of honey. Up to 300g carbs total, LeanGains diet. RPT weight lifting three times a week, no cardio. Lost 25kg.



on March 15, 2013
at 05:26 PM

If you are engaging in intense bouts of exercise, eating a sweet potato following your workouts is a great idea! It will not stall weight loss, and very well could assist you in that goal. And it will assist in restoring your glycogen stores, your body is perfectly capabale of the rest without adding in extraneous carbs post workout. Stick with it. I normally do the same thing, sometimes a banana instead.

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