2. Only matters in regards to your goals and lifestyle. If you are working out frequently (more than 3-4x/week) and you want to quickly replenish your glycogen stores then eat starchy food that day. If you are cutting weight then reduce your fat intake to the degree you are increasing your carbs. If you are not trying to lose weight then don't bother changing how much fat you consume in that meal.
Or if you like them, just eat them. There's also that.
Sweet potatoes taste awesome, and they're easy to prepare, and they're decently cheap, so I eat them a lot. If you like them, eat them. They're not going to give you any special fat loss benefits. You're still going to have to create a caloric deficit.
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I'm assuming the poster meant cheat as in "tastes so good it's like cheating"
I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.
I started with .5 lb sweet potato with .3 tbsp of butter with my daily 3 eggs and 2 pieces of bacon post workout. I have now bumped up to .7-.85 lb of sweet potato PWO. I also due to not enough calories am eating one with dinner as well. I had roughly 175g of carbs from sweet potatoes yesterday and I killed it today at boot camp. I'm also 6' 160lbs so I have no weight to lose just lean out more and try my best to lose that lower belly flab. ZC and VLC didn't do it for me so now I'm bumping carbs over 75g on most days
I thought a carb refeed only worked if was only 1-2 times per week and not every day?
You don't have to ask us if the sweet potato is hindering the weight loss. Your body will tell you. If you're still losing fat, the potato is fine. If you hit a plateau, it's not. And I guess it depends on what you mean by a "whole" sweet potato. Those things can grow to the size of footballs!
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 111 on sugar cheat. Currently fighting off sugar/candy cravings with bulletproof cocoa and a little rice.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.