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    Sweet potato power

    Has anyone read this book?
    It looks pretty interesting and seems to have some good reviews on amazon. It's pretty expensive on ebay to get it shipped to Australia so I might wait until it gets stocked over here.

    Amazon.com: Sweet Potato Power: Discover Your Personal Equation for Optimal Health (9781936608782): Ashley Tudor: Books

    "If you want to look good, perform at your peak and be in tip-top shape, you must choose smart fuel for your body, not the processed "food" found on the shelves of every supermarket. Many have turned to Paleo and a low carb way of life to avoid the effects of these food impostors we were never designed to eat. Low carb diets, however, can leave you feeling as though you don't have enough gas in the tank.

    Low carbs need to be smart carbs. Lucky for us, nature has given us the nutritious, delicious sweet potato. This super food gives all the benefits of other high energy foods with more nutrition and without spiking blood sugar. Plus, this humble tuber tastes great and is easily incorporated into your diet in seriously good ways.

    Sweet Potato Power gives you the tools to run your own tests to determine the diet rules that work specifically for you and your unique biology. Through self experimentation you can cut through diet mumbo jumbo, and let science and your numbers speak for themselves to answer questions such as:

    How many carbs should I eat to make me look, feel and perform at my best?
    What foods spike my blood sugar the most and make me fat?
    How do I eliminate craving?
    How can I avoid mental fogs and post-lunch energy slumps?
    How can I optimize my carbs with my athletic pursuits?
    How can I get fit without getting fat?
    What exercise is best for my body?
    How can my kids become the most delightful version of themselves?
    How can my doctor be a well-care provider instead of a sick-care provider?



    Understanding a bit of science and incorporating new tools in your arsenal will make you an active participant in your health. Applying what you learn brings you closer to the ideal version of you. All of this and easy sweet potato recipes so you can incorporate this power food into your everyday lifeómaking Sweet Potato Power a force to be reckoned with!"

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    Fishpond is good for books Sweet Potato Power Discover Your Personal Equation for Optimal Health - Fishpond.com.au its more expensive from here, but with the free shipping it could still be less.

    Looks interesting.

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    I am convinced that roots and tubers were a major part of Grok and Grokina's diet. But I would say, just experiment to see how they work for you. And Google for research instead of paying big bucks for a book.
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    i heard of this book recently from jimmy moore's blog, which i still read, mostly for the schadenfreude. dude is so trapped in his own myths, he keeps getting fatter and i laugh. i'm an asshole.

    anyway, it sounds very interesting, but i haven't read it. i sure do eat a lot of sweet potatoes, though. i'm all for books that are low carb but don't define it as outright ketosis. i think low carbers need to take back 'low carb' from the keto crew. low carb should mean nothing more than deriving the majority of your calories from fat. that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    i heard of this book recently from jimmy moore's blog, which i still read, mostly for the schadenfreude. dude is so trapped in his own myths, he keeps getting fatter and i laugh. i'm an asshole.

    anyway, it sounds very interesting, but i haven't read it. i sure do eat a lot of sweet potatoes, though. i'm all for books that are low carb but don't define it as outright ketosis. i think low carbers need to take back 'low carb' from the keto crew. low carb should mean nothing more than deriving the majority of your calories from fat. that's it.
    Why should it be so narrowly defined? I eat low carb, by choice; and necessity. I happen to enjoy meat, and vegetables more than tubers. It doesn't mean I won't partake in eating them, at all. I just choose to eat them less.. I'm also for ketoadaptation. No one needs to reclaim definitions from anyone. If you want to redefine Primal, in YOUR image, fine.
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    Haha. Poor old jimmy, bogged down in his own dogma. His interviews are always worth listening to though. I just read he started his own sweet potato experiment which I think he secretly wants to fail by the looks of things.
    I just ordered the book off ebay. I couldn't be bothered waiting and it seems like a worthy read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    Haha. Poor old jimmy, bogged down in his own dogma. His interviews are always worth listening to though. I just read he started his own sweet potato experiment which I think he secretly wants to fail by the looks of things.
    I just ordered the book off ebay. I couldn't be bothered waiting and it seems like a worthy read.
    He gave an honest account of his n=1 experiment on it. I don't think the man's bogged down in dogma, from what I'm encountering. Low carb is his schtick, so what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lssanjose View Post
    He gave an honest account of his n=1 experiment on it. I don't think the man's bogged down in dogma, from what I'm encountering. Low carb is his schtick, so what?
    I'm a bit suspect. He's hardly nonpartisan considering his whole mantra seems to be about avoiding all carbohydrates and weight loss not being about the calories, even when it's not working for him. When people told him to lower his calories he said he lowered them to 1200 and was gaining weight. lol, seeing how much fat he adds to his meals, I'm just not buying that one.
    He's been VLC for about 8 years and he only gave it a pretty half ass 6 day attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    I'm a bit suspect. He's hardly nonpartisan considering his whole mantra seems to be about avoiding all carbohydrates and weight loss not being about the calories, even when it's not working for him. When people told him to lower his calories he said he lowered them to 1200 and was gaining weight. lol, seeing how much fat he adds to his meals, I'm just not buying that one.
    He's been VLC for about 8 years and he only gave it a pretty half ass 6 day attempt.
    Maybe he's happy where he's at?

    He doesn't avoid ALL carbohydrates, may be just starches, and what have you. Some people with metabolic issues can't take in starch as easily, or well as others without such issues. AGain, there are carbs in leafy greens, or whatever vegetable you want to put into the hole.

    If someone doesn't want to eat starch, that's their deal. But, to get on someone for making that decision, to make oneself feel better about his, or herself, I'm not cool with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lssanjose View Post
    Maybe he's happy where he's at?

    He doesn't avoid ALL carbohydrates, may be just starches, and what have you. Some people with metabolic issues can't take in starch as easily, or well as others without such issues. AGain, there are carbs in leafy greens, or whatever vegetable you want to put into the hole.

    If someone doesn't want to eat starch, that's their deal. But, to get on someone for making that decision, to make oneself feel better about his, or herself, I'm not cool with.
    I agree, if he's happy where's he's at then cool. But when his whole schtick is weight loss and how great low-carb when he himself is even gaining weight, it's kind of cringe worthy when he goes on about how low-fat and weight watchers is one big charade, how "if only Oprah started low-carb she would be able to control her weight issues" and acts like Jaminet is some kind of irresponsible mad man for bringing up potential dangers of VLC and recommending starches.

    Quote Originally Posted by frmiami View Post
    I just got Sweet Potato Power off amazon and love it. It is a great resource for not only sweet potato lovers, but those seeking to refine their low carb diets. The self experimentation section is almost like a manual for self-monitoring the book provides easy ways to figure out if and how to incorporate carbs smartly into your life with out with out sweet potatoes.
    Awesome, thanks for the info.

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