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What is the BEST Paleo food for doing carb refeeds?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I say its a sweet potato. Per 200 grams it has 41 grams carbs.

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(1112)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:38 AM

I've also lost some fat, and gained about 4 lbs the last 3 weeks. I expect this is a consequence of my higher carb inntake and thus retaining more water.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on December 14, 2011
at 05:36 AM

I do LeanGains, yes. Currently experimenting. I feel quite good, but I felt better doing low carb with 100g carb after workouts. I am keeping the LG protocol for a little longer to see if it is just transitioning, if not, I will go back to lower carb again. Other side effects I've noticed is dry skin, but that might be because the air is getting colder and drier.

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on December 14, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Wow great idea! Ive been struggling to find a Paleo way to do a carb load short of sweet potato mash and bags of berries. But that sounds way tastier. I do LeanGains as well but am trying the "Anabolic Diet" version which calls for massive carb refeeds! This might do the trick. The only tweak I make is that I add apple sauce to my sweet potato puree which I stole from a Robb Wolf podcast ; )

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on December 13, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Wow. I don't fantasize about carbs much these days (and I'm in no position to eat them), but that sounds uber-edible.

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on December 13, 2011
at 10:55 PM

Acknowledged. I'm sharing what I experienced and I understand yours may be different. I never found a level of exercise from which I couldn't rebound quickly--or keep going--with normal food intake but you may have different genetics and therefore different needs.

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on December 13, 2011
at 10:39 PM

Thanks Lars, I am doing LeanGains IF also btw, its great isnt it?

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on December 13, 2011
at 09:21 PM

Fatty beef does not provide the same increased leptin levels. Martin Berkan suggests lean meat and lots of carb. Sweet potatoes and bananas would do the trick.

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04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on December 13, 2011
at 09:24 PM

I usually make sweet potato fries (baked in oven) or sweet potato and banana cake.

Recipie goes as following:

Boil sweet potatoes untill soft, mash them, add some bananas, mash them too. Put in a form big enough to fit the lot. Bake in oven until you reach the desired consistency, cool down and top with berries if desireable. I can easily do carb refeeds for 500-600 g/day with this, despite my body weight of 129 lbs.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:36 AM

I do LeanGains, yes. Currently experimenting. I feel quite good, but I felt better doing low carb with 100g carb after workouts. I am keeping the LG protocol for a little longer to see if it is just transitioning, if not, I will go back to lower carb again. Other side effects I've noticed is dry skin, but that might be because the air is getting colder and drier.

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on December 14, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Wow great idea! Ive been struggling to find a Paleo way to do a carb load short of sweet potato mash and bags of berries. But that sounds way tastier. I do LeanGains as well but am trying the "Anabolic Diet" version which calls for massive carb refeeds! This might do the trick. The only tweak I make is that I add apple sauce to my sweet potato puree which I stole from a Robb Wolf podcast ; )

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on December 13, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Wow. I don't fantasize about carbs much these days (and I'm in no position to eat them), but that sounds uber-edible.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on December 13, 2011
at 10:39 PM

Thanks Lars, I am doing LeanGains IF also btw, its great isnt it?

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:38 AM

I've also lost some fat, and gained about 4 lbs the last 3 weeks. I expect this is a consequence of my higher carb inntake and thus retaining more water.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 13, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I eat the same foods in regular cycles. When I'm much more active than usual, I still eat the same way but I may feel a little more hungry than usual. That was also true when I was younger and might have done a 78 mile bicycle ride.

I agree the sweet potato is a good food; fatty beef works just as well for me.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 13, 2011
at 10:55 PM

Acknowledged. I'm sharing what I experienced and I understand yours may be different. I never found a level of exercise from which I couldn't rebound quickly--or keep going--with normal food intake but you may have different genetics and therefore different needs.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on December 13, 2011
at 09:21 PM

Fatty beef does not provide the same increased leptin levels. Martin Berkan suggests lean meat and lots of carb. Sweet potatoes and bananas would do the trick.

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on December 13, 2011
at 08:48 PM

Whatever meets these criteria:

-Doesn't cause any negative reactions in your body

-Tastes good to you and is in your price range

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