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    Hey everyone, I'm needing to up my carb intake. I have felt terrible lately on 50 grms or less.
    The problem is that I have a lot of allergies and can't eat grains, dairy, nuts, or nightshade veggies/spices.
    My diet can get bland real quick.

    I do not have any noticeable problems with beans but no that it's not a paleo food. I'm considering trying beans every few days and see what happens.

    I need to lose 40-50 more pounds. I don't want to add a food that may be a problem for weight loss.

    Here are the carbs I plan on eating: sweet potatoes (i'm really not to crazy about them), peas, beans (soaked and cooked properly, dairy free dark chocolate (few times a week), veggies, and some fruit. Fruit is not very satiating to me, so I will only have a few serving a day.

    I'm going to count my calories and hang out around 1500 and a little higher on work out days.

    I would appreciate your input.

  • #2
    Carrots, beets and parsnips may be helpful here?
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    • #3
      White rice maybe???

      Do you like sushi?

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      • #4
        Some people eat regular potatoes and white rice. Neither appeal to me, but then I love a sweet potato.

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        • #5
          I do like sushi!
          I know that grains make me terribly sick.
          I will try white rice and see what happens.

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          • #6
            How about regular potatoes and other starchy tubers like Name (aka Puerto Rican sweet potato, but it's nothing like a sweet potato - more like a regular potato, but with a pretty decent nutritional profile) or Cassava/Yucca?

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            • #7
              I'd give squash a try. Its not as carb dense, so you can slowly ramp up your intake without adding rice in tiny, unsatisfying increments. Also, roasted acorn squash is delicious. I know they are currently going out of season, so that might be a problem.

              Are there any exotic or foreign food stores in your area? Do some experimenting. You could find something awesome.

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              • #8
                Different varieties of banana would be worth trying.
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                • #9
                  fruit/squash/tubers

                  Any root vegetables carrots/parsnips/beets
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                  • #10
                    I second NowhereMan's advice. Winter squashes of all kinds are awsome. Acorn, butternut, kabocha, hubbard, sweet dumpling, delicata, pumpkin.

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                    • #11
                      Dried plantain chips fried in coconut oil? Pick them up at most asian shops.

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                      • #12
                        If you need to lose weight, you don't need carbs. Consider the leptin reset, intermittent fasting, the Atkins Fat Fast etc. I can't eat dairy, grains or nightshades either- totally understand. Go have your body fat% tested or measure and test online.
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                        • #13
                          Regular white potatoes are nightshades, no? So those would be out.

                          In addition to the other yummy squashes and tubers mentioned, I love sunchokes, kohlrabi, celery root, turnips, and rutabagas.

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