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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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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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Old 01-22-2013, 07:01 AM   #11
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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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Originally Posted by misty1028 View Post
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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How many carbs are in a sweet potatoes? Fiber?
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In maintenance I will eat them, fresh only. No frozen fries.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:51 PM   #16
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I actually had the restaurant The Cotton Patch tell me that they do indeed coat in sugar not flour before frying them. This was after I had taken a small bite and knew right away they had sugar on them. They were kind enough to make me a new order of them without sugar and they were wonderful. Once again, just goes to show that you have to be diligent everywhere and ask before ordering. If you make them yourself, well you are just that much better off!

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Old 02-20-2015, 02:35 PM   #17
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I only eat SP as a rare treat, usually when all other options are limited.

You may also be gaining muscle weight from exercising. That's a good thing, as your body will shrink, even if the scales don't say so.
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:33 PM   #18
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i had 1/2 of one this week and will have the other 1/2 (baked) tomorrow probably. Hope it doesn't cause a problem b/c they are wonderful
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It could be the working out. I would maybe limit a little more but still enjoy them. Why make this harder than it needs to be? I think we do that sometimes.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:22 PM   #20
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I do fine with sweet potatoes. I only get baked sweet potato with butter when I go out to eat, no added sugar or cinnamon, and no sweet potato fries.

I bet they would be good as homemade fries, sliced thin and sautéed in a bit of coconut oil.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #21
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I had half a cup of mashed plain sweet potato last night with Kerrygold and a teaspoon of Truvia brown sugar. Not even a blip on my glucose meter after 1/2 hour, or at 1 hour. Sweet potato has been one thing I've really missed on LC, but I'm not going to push my luck - definitely an occasional treat.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:31 AM   #22
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Yeah...always gotta be diligent when eating out. I always ask about certain things before I order (are the eggs in the omelet real? Do you add flour to them? Is the butter real?, etc.)

I am the same way when it comes to sweet potatoes. I might eat one when I am out but tell them no sugar. I'll just take the butter (if it's real-can't stand margarine) and the cinnamon.

That was kind of them to not cook the sweet potato fries in sugar for you. I always return to places that accommodate my dietary needs.
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I slice them like fries, toss them in a bit of olive or coconut oil, sprinkle sugar-free fajita seasoning on them, then grill them. This is a once in a while treat!
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We make them at home by just brushing with olive oil and salt and roasting in the oven. They are not an everyday thing!

I made the mistake of ordering them at a restaurant for a treat and was sick as a dog the next day. They must have been coated in flour and sugar.
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