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Old 01-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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What is the verdict on Sweet Potatos/ Fries?

So I am in maintenance about 80-100 carbs.

But I have gained 2-3 lbs since eating sweet potato fries. I homemade some, got some at carls JR with my lettuce burgers, and even got some with steak at outback steakhouse! So in about a week and a half I gained weight, and that is the only different thing. Also since school started I have been working out (Cardio not weights) 3-5X a week (this should help, not hinder right?)

SO the serving size has 3 g of fiber I subtract from the 20 carbs. This is way lower than the white fries I missed so much (never miss them with sweet potatoes) They are lower GI too and have beta kerotin so I thought these were good when I bore of carrots (I love carrots too though)

Do these have anyplace in maintenence for anyone. I am not paleo but I was told they are paleo friendly.

Should I cut them out and see if I drop the other 2 lbs?

I am at goal even though I gained.

I think these are literally the highest carb things I eat. and I always run on days I DO eat them. (Like I tell myself I am carbo loading).
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Not everything works for everyone. I would try limiting them to once a week and see how it goes. If you still cant maintain then they may need to be eliminated altogether. Sorry!
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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Most of the time sweet potato fries are battered in flour. That, plus the awful oils they are fried in, makes them a poor choice for a lot of us. If you're gaining with them and even the homemade ones are an issue, I'd say you just don't tolerate sweet potato well.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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I don't tolerate sweet potatoes well either. In fact they've given me a sugar hangover just like refined sugar does.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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And some are also 'sprayed' with sugar syrup (Schwan's to name one).
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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The pre-made sweet potato fries aren't very LC friendly. I've bought frozen ones and been appalled at the carb levels. I do eat baked sweet potatoes fairly regulary and have no problem with them. I don't eat large portions though.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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I eat sweet potato fries in maintenance but make my own with just sliced sweet potatoes sprayed with Pam and a bit of kosher salt. When they start to caramelize a little, oh Lord!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #8
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I agree with Cindy. Make your own and then you will know that no sugar has been added. Kurt Harris, PaNu, & Paul Jaminet, Perfect Health, consider these safe starches. I am amazed that I can have these w/ no issues.

If you have added weights, therein, may be your problem. I began Kettlebells and stalled for a couple of weeks.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:08 AM   #9
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I just added sweet potatoes back in and am still losing. I only use fresh. And not everyday. Right now I just made a shepards pie using sweet instead of reg. potatoes, so good.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #10
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There are no sweet potatoes on my horizon - just too carby for me. I think some people can consume them without issue but it seems to be very dependent on the state of your individual metabolism.
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I've added sweet potatoes back as well, homemade stuff. I haven't had any issues with them yet. And I hope I don't because I LOVE them I usually eat them 1-2 times a week.
It could be the exercise you just added too, retaining water, healing muscles, etc. Many of the people I am in challenges with who just added exercise see a gain at first while they are adjusting.
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We usually eat them baked (1/2 large each) with butter. And I do let my husband have the Alexia brand fries when we grill outside for convenience sake. Having said that, we limit sweet potatoes to twice or 3 times a month. And I make the "fries" in the oven- a little olive or macadamia oil, sea salt, 425 in oven for about 25 minutes (ovens vary) and you are good to go. If we ate more frequently I would bet we would see a gain, but who knows?
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I just added sweet potatoes back in and am still losing. I only use fresh. And not everyday. Right now I just made a shepards pie using sweet instead of reg. potatoes, so good.
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