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    right now my goal is just to maintain my weight. I switched to paleo to see if it would help me with this brain fog that i've had for years. I thought it may have something to do with wheat or grains.

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    If you react badly to sweet tasting foods, perhaps your body is trying to tell you something there.

    Maybe you don't need to be eating a lot of carbs. Is there a reason why you are looking for more of them? What are your goals? Weight loss/gain?

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    Plantains, baked with coconut oil are really nice.

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    my body seems to like bananas the most when I need a carb fix, but since your avoiding the sweetness maybe white rice....

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    Not sure this would help with brain fog. *chuckle*

    OTOH, it's probably more satisfying than a potato, and with enough of it, you'd forget the brain fog.
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    Sweet potatoes have always been too sweet for me. I do eat them though. I get white Japanese sweet potatoes that are not sweet. I can hardly tell they are not white potatoes. They even look white inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx33 View Post
    Hello, what are some sources of higher carb foods other than sweet potatoes? I have a very low tolerance for foods that taste sweet. The sweetness makes me gag, I almost through up today when finishing some sweet potato with my meal. Is squash as sweet as sweet potatoes?
    Do you have a low tolerance for all foods that taste sweet, including fruit, or for things that you *think* would be savoury but are sweet-ish instead, like a sweet potato? I know I get like that sometimes with sweet potatoes, but I could easily be tempted to eat 10 pieces of fruit a day. Meat and fruit together sketches me out, though - pork chops and applesauce? *Gag*

    Anyhow...white potatoes and rice are great suggestions; plantains are some of my favourites as well but can sometimes border on that savoury/sweet area depending on how ripe they are and how they're prepared. Squash is a great way to go...I love butternut squash 'fries'; cut it into fry-ish shapes, toss in oil (bacon fat, what?), season, and bake until brown and delicious.

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    Fruits I can tolerate. I like pears, apples, berries. Bannanas I like, but only if its still slightly green. If its too ripe it makes me gag. Sweet potatoes have that overly sweet taste like ripe bannanas. I usually have frozen blueberries after some steak and eggs in the morning..mmm.

    Quote Originally Posted by lemontwisst View Post
    Do you have a low tolerance for all foods that taste sweet, including fruit, or for things that you *think* would be savoury but are sweet-ish instead, like a sweet potato? I know I get like that sometimes with sweet potatoes, but I could easily be tempted to eat 10 pieces of fruit a day. Meat and fruit together sketches me out, though - pork chops and applesauce? *Gag*

    Anyhow...white potatoes and rice are great suggestions; plantains are some of my favourites as well but can sometimes border on that savoury/sweet area depending on how ripe they are and how they're prepared. Squash is a great way to go...I love butternut squash 'fries'; cut it into fry-ish shapes, toss in oil (bacon fat, what?), season, and bake until brown and delicious.

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    Wow OP, I'm the same except I have that reaction with savory foods... I think my body is trying to tell me something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx33 View Post
    Fruits I can tolerate. I like pears, apples, berries. Bannanas I like, but only if its still slightly green. If its too ripe it makes me gag. Sweet potatoes have that overly sweet taste like ripe bannanas. I usually have frozen blueberries after some steak and eggs in the morning..mmm.
    Not all sweet potatoes are sweet. What colour are the sweet potatoes you eat? I don't like the orange sweet potato at all. mushy when cooked and overly sweet.

    The New Zealand Kumara is really good. It has a purple skin and a cream/white inside. The texture when cooked isn't as mushy and if you crisp up the skin, and even burn it a little on the outside, the taste is incredible.

    There are more than one sweet potato - just see if there are other stockists of different types around...

    Different varieties of sweet potatoes: how do they differ in taste?

    For the record, the new zealand kumara is similar to the Japanese one in this article - but it is white with purple streaks through the inside...

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