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    White Rice? White Potato?

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    Simple question: Do you eat either white rice or white potato? How have you found the results? I've been following PB for 6 months now and this is the one area I am still undecided on, and where there seems to be a debate..

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    I do better relying on fruits, berries, and nuts when I want to eat carbs. Actually I love rice and potatoes (with lotsa butter), but fruit gives me a noticeable boost in comparison. Still withing context of primal carb range though.
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    I absolutely adore white rice, but I have to admit it does my digestion and body comp no favours. Definitely bloats me, and clogs me up. In India it's actually "common knowledge" that rice makes you "fat" (they don't know about water retention). But weirdly, when I eat it in sushi I have no problems (?!) Maybe cos' when it's cooked and cold, you've got the resistant starch thing kicking in.

    As a plus for white rice: it's really boosts my mood (particularly in sushi).

    I think white potatoes are awesome. Great for energy, great for digestion.
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    I rarely eat rice, but white potatoes are regulars on my table. I wouldn't recommend eating the peel though. For me personally, starch keeps me full and at the end of the day I end up with less calories and much better feeling of satiety compared to when I was doing VLC. YMMV.

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    I eat each about twice a week. Just two things I'm not going to give up. When I was running on carbs, having some white rice would make me crave more and more. That doesn't happen now. I still have some arthritis, which might be helped by giving up night shades. Not happening though. I do have to watch my carbs. I need to lose more fat. But my results so far have been excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen View Post
    Simple question: Do you eat either white rice or white potato? How have you found the results? I've been following PB for 6 months now and this is the one area I am still undecided on, and where there seems to be a debate..
    Yes, I eat both, although the potatoes are usually accompanied by a larger amount of kumara as well. Rice is our go-to substrate for eating asian style food.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    I eat both, but I prefer white potatoes since they're a lot more nutrient dense. No complaints as far as mood, digestion and energy go.

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    I eat lots of potatoes. Only eat rice once in a while

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    I love both but I can eat rice without eating it with tons of fat (ie. in tuna sushi) so I use it more on carb refeed days. I only like potatoes fried (chips or fries or tater tots).
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    Just about every meal yup. For me, glucose problems occur at a quantity that's really hard to achieve with these foods. Plus the prep time is a handy barrier to mindless consumption. I actually found this forum after reading the foreword to Perfect Health Diet so that's an influence.
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