What about quinoa?
If you can find real African yams (they are big and brown on the outside, white and slimy on the inside), that's another option. They're very bland. I'm into butternut squash lately.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2
What about quinoa?
Tuber is a pretty broad umbrella. Even the ordinary supermarkets around here have 10+ types of potato, sweet potato, taro root, etc. Try different styles of boiling, baking, etc. I do a fair amount of plantain or pumpkin pancakes too.
If you really need density you could use tapioca pearls/flour/bread as the empty calorie option.
I'm also concerned that a lot of tubers/rice noodles, etc are pretty high glycemic and can raise insulin levels. Should I limit starches to just around the days I workout, because I'm actually pretty sedentary
"The body’s glycogen reserves are small and are usually maintained at between 250 and 500 g in a 70 kg adult man. A normal maintenance diet provides about 250-300 g CHO/d, which represents 50-100% of the total glycogen stores. From day-to-day, change in the body’s glycogen stores in the post-absorptive state are very small. This indicates that within 24 h there is total oxidation of absorbed dietary CHO."
There's more in there about the ability of glycogen stores to swell greatly before de novo lipogenesis kicks in, and carbohydrates also promote their own oxidation (unlike fat). Bottom line, it shouldn't be too hard to maintain your body weight eating fruit and starch even if you're sedentary.
Last edited by Timthetaco; 07-04-2013 at 12:18 PM.
5oz of garlic has 203 calories and a whopping 45g of carbs. Enjoy!
Why, on a paleo forum, are people recommending corn, quinoa, rice, milk, etc.?
If you want to consume those foods, wouldn't bb.com be a better forum? Maybe I'm missing something. I dunno.
Anyway, my favorite carbs are squash - all types. I like to make a nice coconut curry squash soup out of them. It usually involves:
3-4 lbs winter squash (I like kabocha)
1 medium onion
1 granny smith apple
curry powder/other spices/salt
BLEND IT UP!
lasts a good amount of time, especially if its only you eating it. Hope that helps
Rice is already a Primal approved food, and so is dairy. I agree about the milk and corn but if you want dogmatic, unhelpful responses, PaleoHacks is great. Maybe it's just an observation, I dunno.
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