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  • #16
    Originally posted by Catrin View Post
    This looks incredible - including the meat I will try the parsnip recipe this weekend!
    Muahahaha! Very happy to see ya'll are still enjoying my BBQ parsnip fries

    The roast is excellent too.
    Last edited by patski; 09-12-2012, 05:03 PM.
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    • #17
      You don't actually have to eat starchy vegetables to get your carb intake up.

      There is also the option of going for fruit, or simply, increasing your intake of non-starchy veggies. It may take a good amount to get to the levels you're looking for, but hey, why not give it a whirl? Your body will love the extra dose of healthy veggies you're getting as a result!

      Onions and tomatoes are actually among the higher carb veggies (at least, that won't count as particularly starchy), so you might try them out.

      Kale packs a few more carbs than the equivalent amount of spinach, there's okra as well, which has more than most traditional "salad" veggies (excepting tomatoes and onions perhaps), and bell peppers get up there proportionately speaking, in the carb count.

      You can easily get up to the levels that you want to get up to without starchy vegetables. In fact, I suggest you try it. Because with starchy vegetables, if you aren't careful, you might even go OVER the level you're trying to reach.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by BennettC View Post
        carbs are sugar. any dietary carbohydrate is digested as blood glucose

        personally i eat 60 grams a day at breakfast, 5 cups of raw milk
        O_o

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Catrin View Post
          As a mountain biker and cyclist who also does a lot of work at the gym (thankfully my trainer is Primal), VLC just isn't for me. I want my carbs to be between 70-80 grams - I don't have a lot of weight to lose and am more focused on body composition and strength.
          If you're a mountain biker that does a lot of work at the gym, 70-80g of carbs per day is VLC. It may even be ketogenic. I do very little cardio at all, I lift 3 times a week for 45-60 minutes and I average ~200g of carbs a day. I'm also only 5'7" and 150 lbs. If you do what you say you, especially if you're a male that's physically larger than me, more may be in order.

          If you're looking to build muscle and perform better, you'll likely find carbs to be superior to fats while active. IMO, fats are best left on sedentary days or if you're into breakfast and late day training. I make the meals centered around my workout pro-carbohydrate and lower in fat.

          My typical carb sources for workouts are sweet potatoes and white potatoes (typically sweet). I eat fruit every day regardless of activity. Watermelons are so good this year. I have been eating 2 entire large watermelons a week. I just ate 1/4 of one right now and today is a total off day from the gym. I'm actually getting up now to get a banana.
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          • #20
            SPAGHETTI SQUASH! My FAVORITE thing to do is roast the spaghetti squash, and then in a large pan fry onions, garlic, and then add boiled chopped roma tomatoes (optional - to more easily remove the skins - they freak me out a little) and add some dried or fresh basil towards the end. Season with salt and pepper and then scoop out the squash and add it to the mix. Good lord I want it now.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Catrin View Post
              I've seen these, what is the best way to cook them? I've been trying to find at least one new veggie a week to try - recently that was fennel. Didn't care for it raw, loved it roasted! Then again, I like to roast pretty much everything...
              I steam parsnips and mash with a heap of coconut oil or butter added and a dash of nutmeg. Leftovers make good pancakes the next day with the addition of some beaten egg.

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              • #22
                It won't help your carbs, but celery's one of my staples. Its good plain, or with dips, or nut butters, or tuna salad, or cooked in soups or stirfrys. For more carb dense veggies I love sweet potatoes and avacados.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Moll View Post
                  SPAGHETTI SQUASH! My FAVORITE thing to do is roast the spaghetti squash, and then in a large pan fry onions, garlic, and then add boiled chopped roma tomatoes (optional - to more easily remove the skins - they freak me out a little) and add some dried or fresh basil towards the end. Season with salt and pepper and then scoop out the squash and add it to the mix. Good lord I want it now.
                  Mmm that sounds so good! Think I'll have to try that thanks

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                    If you're a mountain biker that does a lot of work at the gym, 70-80g of carbs per day is VLC. It may even be ketogenic. I do very little cardio at all, I lift 3 times a week for 45-60 minutes and I average ~200g of carbs a day. I'm also only 5'7" and 150 lbs. If you do what you say you, especially if you're a male that's physically larger than me, more may be in order.
                    I am a 52 year old woman, 5'3 in my stocking feet and 130 pounds I am also a beginning mountain biker (just learned last year), and am only able to get out for a couple of hours every few weeks. The weeks I don't mtb I just ride the road for a couple several-hour rides a week. I work with a trainer in a small group environment and the workouts are high intensity/very much like Crossfit, two one hour weekly sessions with an additional hour that is more like fitness games in format.

                    If I were still riding 100+ miles a week I would certainly up the carbs, but I am not. I backed off a bit on the riding to balance everything out. I love to ride, but I also love the benefits from the training. While I am riding a bit less, I am a lot stronger on the bike when I do.

                    I've also been exploring which veggies are highest in calcium. I am currently in a dairy elimination experiment and am trying to figure out how best to get my calcium. I did just learn how to make bone broth as a way to address this.

                    I appreciate all of the great ideas here!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Moll View Post
                      SPAGHETTI SQUASH! My FAVORITE thing to do is roast the spaghetti squash, and then in a large pan fry onions, garlic, and then add boiled chopped roma tomatoes (optional - to more easily remove the skins - they freak me out a little) and add some dried or fresh basil towards the end. Season with salt and pepper and then scoop out the squash and add it to the mix. Good lord I want it now.
                      mmmmm, this sound yummy! I've never had much in the way of squash, will have to try this!

                      Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                      I steam parsnips and mash with a heap of coconut oil or butter added and a dash of nutmeg. Leftovers make good pancakes the next day with the addition of some beaten egg.
                      I am very curious about parsnips now, will have to try this very soon I can see a nice large pile of kale and parsnips

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                      • #26
                        I only recently discovered sweet potato! I had never had it before until a few months ago when my friend cooked his girlfriend some and I had a few.

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                        • #27
                          I have just learnt all the things you can do with Cauliflower

                          That is now my staple.

                          Last night Mediterranean Veggies with Cauliflower rice, Goats cheese a touch of honey.

                          Probably one of the nicest things I have ever eaten
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                          • #28
                            potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, plaintains, white rice, squashes, etc... and fruit

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                            • #29
                              I love kabocha squash. So sweet and tasty. I've also recently discovered leeks, and they are awesome cooked in soups.
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                              • #30
                                Cabbage (green or red), bok choy, califlower, Brussel sprouts, broccoli (basically any cabbage, LOL!), carrots, beets, eggplants, radishes, cucumbers and rutabagas.

                                I have an off and on relationship with tomatoes and bell peppers.

                                I do love squashes, but I find the winter one a bit too sweet, and zucchini has to be cooked just so to satisfy me (either as baked 'fries' or in browned butter with nuts).
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