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    What are your thoughts on potatoes? I've avoided them because they're "not paleo", but I'm rethinking that. I mean, I'm not too concerned about nightshades; I eat tomatoes and peppers. I don't seem to do well on very low carb, so I'm looking to up my carbs, and I'm sick of sweet potatoes. I think my Irish blood is acting up. I want some shepherd's pie, with mashed potatoes, carrots and onions, and some grassfed ground beef. Are there any downsides to potatoes I haven't thought of?


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    Being from and Living in Ireland myself I do love my potatoes, especially when smothered in butter :P but ever since starting the PB I try to limit them to my 2 or 3 times a week. My goal is not to loose or gain weight, so i find this works well for me. Try and work them in and see how you feel


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    As a new person I am wondering about potatoes too. Are potato's okay once a week ? I wouldn't eat these everyday, but would make a nice treat once in a while.


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    Loren Cordain says we shouldn't eat them because they contain toxins. He says only sweet potatoes are acceptable. I love sweet potatoes so I eat only them just to be on the safe side, but I'm not sure potatoes should really be avoided. Aren't all the toxins destroyed by cooking? Many pre-agricultural societies eat cassava, which is also toxic when raw. But I'm avoiding potatoes for now.


    BTW sweet potatoes (actually boniatos) don't interfere with my weight loss at all. They are not like sugar and flour.

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    The thing about potatoes is that they are so carby they will send a flood of insulin into your system, and we all know that isn't good.

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    I am just starting, my first week. So its okay to eat sweet potatoes? Are there any restrictions? Thanks for all the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NATLES View Post
    I am just starting, my first week. So its okay to eat sweet potatoes? Are there any restrictions? Thanks for all the help!
    Stop eating when you are no longer hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NATLES View Post
    I am just starting, my first week. So its okay to eat sweet potatoes? Are there any restrictions? Thanks for all the help!
    We all come at this from a different angle. Assuming non-diabetic, eat any unrefined food you like until you discover a reason not to IMO. Disengaging from commercial meals is the big step.
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    I eat potatoes because I'm Peruvian and the Incas kept the potato alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneAgeQueen View Post
    The thing about potatoes is that they are so carby they will send a flood of insulin into your system, and we all know that isn't good.
    Without any insulin you may get into serious trouble...

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