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Potatoes For Dinner

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Created October 08, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I recently discovered that VLC is NOT for me and i'm not even convinced that it's the magic in terms of weight loss either (starting to think moderate carb, no fruit/or some berries, the right amount of calories works better for me)... but anyways I follow FODMAPS so I can't eat a lot of carb-y veggies, and was having a hard time thinking of what carbs to add back in since I'm trying to avoid fruit and nuts too for the most part. I recently added in some potatoes, and wow. I feel MORE SATIATED THAN EVER. Seriously. Not french fries, but plain steamed or baked potatoes with some butter put in AFTER, to know exactly how much I'm eating, and honestly I haven't felt this S A T I S F I E D in such a long time. Strict veggies and meat leaves me eating TONS (way over my calorie limit) just because I'm not "satisfied". Since adding in some potatoes at dinner, I find I'm actually eating less calories overall (which is crazy b/c no food has ever caused me to actually eat less before), and in turn I hope will be the magic to my weight loss. I was afraid of potatoes a while ago, but now think they were what I was missing. Has anyone else experienced this amazing satiety with potatoes not found else-where with paleo?

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on October 09, 2012
at 04:08 AM

wow I almost want to try that soon. I love potatoes. sounds awesome haha.

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on October 09, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Read what these folks are doing: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread67137.html

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 09, 2012
at 01:12 AM

very cool! I still don't eat any grains because i'm bothered by them even sprouted, but I find the potatoes so satisfying as i've mentioned so its no big :) im happy to hear you know what works well for you guys!!

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on October 09, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Mash them first?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 09, 2012
at 12:12 AM

potatoes for breakfast def make me feel funny, i dont eat lunch, but my dinner is actually early 3pmish so im not sure that's what it is. I guess were just different :)

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at 12:11 AM

haha awh... i'm sorry? :)

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on October 08, 2012
at 11:12 PM

Or you can make french fries with a bit of coconut oil and salt. I do that on occasion and I get the double benefit of getting some good fats in, as well as feeling satiated. Another plus is that my kids love them!

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:51 PM

Ok I think I know why it works for you: it's for dinner, so not much time goes until you go to bed I guess. I'd occasionally eat potatoes and fish (no fat) for lunch, and that does satisfy, but only for an hour or so.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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at 10:46 PM

so true Mike T!! interesting article too!!

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hmm interesting!! I don't think so for me though because i've done bulletproof all fat tea's and all that in the past, and find myself hungrier. My satiety after potatoes is incredible, is like I have control over my eating (past binger), but that's so interesting that we all have such different mechanisms.

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:41 PM

Stephan wrote about a paper which measured satiety index of various foods and found potatoes to be the highest (of the foods they looked at):

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2012/02/palatability-satiety-and-calorie-intake.html

I also find them to be very satiating. I think the key as you said is to have them boiled or baked (not fried) and to limit the toppings.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:46 PM

so true Mike T!! interesting article too!!

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on October 08, 2012
at 11:12 PM

Or you can make french fries with a bit of coconut oil and salt. I do that on occasion and I get the double benefit of getting some good fats in, as well as feeling satiated. Another plus is that my kids love them!

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on October 09, 2012
at 12:28 AM

My wife and I added potatos and alternative (gluten free) sprouted grains and legumes back into our diet and it has worked out well.

I make mashed potatos with butter or ghee and a bone broth gravy.....Oven fried potato wedges with coconut oil and salt.....Split pea soup made with coconut oil and bone broth....fermented, sprouted grain, porridge with oats, quinoa, buckwheat, coconut oil, butter, chia seeds, molasses and cinnamon.

It should be obvious the we don't exactly concern ourselves with calories. Just good, satisfying, nutritious foods.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 09, 2012
at 01:12 AM

very cool! I still don't eat any grains because i'm bothered by them even sprouted, but I find the potatoes so satisfying as i've mentioned so its no big :) im happy to hear you know what works well for you guys!!

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1b47e0a6d7984e33e59581d8364cc3dd

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:33 PM

Not really, potatoes don't satisfy me much at all. After a lunch of potatoes and fish, I get hungry again in an hour. I think the key to satiety with potatoes is the butter, or whatever other fat.

1b47e0a6d7984e33e59581d8364cc3dd

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:51 PM

Ok I think I know why it works for you: it's for dinner, so not much time goes until you go to bed I guess. I'd occasionally eat potatoes and fish (no fat) for lunch, and that does satisfy, but only for an hour or so.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(748)

on October 09, 2012
at 12:12 AM

potatoes for breakfast def make me feel funny, i dont eat lunch, but my dinner is actually early 3pmish so im not sure that's what it is. I guess were just different :)

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(748)

on October 08, 2012
at 10:42 PM

hmm interesting!! I don't think so for me though because i've done bulletproof all fat tea's and all that in the past, and find myself hungrier. My satiety after potatoes is incredible, is like I have control over my eating (past binger), but that's so interesting that we all have such different mechanisms.

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on October 09, 2012
at 06:31 AM

I definitely agree with you! Sounds like you've experimented and found your "N=1", aka what works best for you.

Here's a great recipe to use for oven roasted potatoes: http://greek.food.com/recipe/greek-potatoes-oven-roasted-and-delicious-87782

Prep is real quick and the end result is delicious.

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on October 08, 2012
at 11:51 PM

I notice that when I eat potato's even when I purposely chew extra, I get large chunks that lodge in my throat making it impossible to eat without a drink.

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on October 09, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Mash them first?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 09, 2012
at 12:11 AM

haha awh... i'm sorry? :)

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