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2011/03/10 20:36:12 (permalink)

White Potatoes on a CUT?

I'm 2 weeks into my cut and have used Sweet Potatoes & Oatmeal as my main carb sources. The sweet potatoes are normally consumed post-workout and for dinner.

Would replacing SWEET potatoes with WHITE potatoes be okay? I know there's a a difference in GI, but isn't that altered when eaten with other foods? ie. Chicken

Also, where does Basmati rice rank when compared with Oats, Sweet/White Potatoes?

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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/10 22:56:27 (permalink)
    far from an expert lol, but from what I have read white potatoes are fine on a cut, they are I beleieve Medium Gi and when taken with lower gi goods, collectively they lower overall gi anyway, I cant eat sweet potatoes I dont like them, but dont feel guilty eating white ones

     


     
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/10 23:44:26 (permalink)
    The GI of a white potato depends on how long it's cooked and what you do with it afterwards.
    al-Englais (mash) GI > al-dente (firm) GI
    Old potato GI > New potato GI
    Baking potato GI > Ordinary potato GI
    Hot cooked potato GI > Chilled cooked potato GI
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 00:10:03 (permalink)
    Nigeepoo

    The GI of a white potato depends on how long it's cooked and what you do with it afterwards.
    al-Englais (mash) GI > al-dente (firm) GI
    Old potato GI > New potato GI
    Baking potato GI > Ordinary potato GI
    Hot cooked potato GI > Chilled cooked potato GI


    i was waiting for you to come along! :)

    can you list the gi's if possible of these types of potato by any chance?
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 18:14:59 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone. Yeah, I'd like the GI difference if possible. Thanks.

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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 18:30:33 (permalink)
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    NigeepooThe GI of a white potato depends on how long it's cooked and what you do with it afterwards.
    al-Englais (mash) GI > al-dente (firm) GI
    Old potato GI > New potato GI
    Baking potato GI > Ordinary potato GI
    Hot cooked potato GI > Chilled cooked potato GI
    i was waiting for you to come along! :)

    can you list the gi's if possible of these types of potato by any chance?
    Maybe. <-clicky. Then press Ctrl F and search for potato.
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 20:35:01 (permalink)
    cheers nigeepoo! looks like im avoiding potatoes! lol
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 20:42:17 (permalink)
    I really like potato and eat on days I consume carbs, better than grains.....
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 21:48:30 (permalink)
    stealthycheers nigeepoo! looks like im avoiding potatoes! lol
    Really? New potatoes cooked al-dente should be fine. Cooling down boiled potatoes results in the formation of resistant starch which lowers the GI a lot, but it can cause gut-rot in some people.
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 21:51:35 (permalink)
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    stealthycheers nigeepoo! looks like im avoiding potatoes! lol
    Really? New potatoes cooked al-dente should be fine. Cooling down boiled potatoes results in the formation of resistant starch which lowers the GI a lot, but it can cause gut-rot in some people.


    yea i try to eat as low GI food as possible, id eat cold new potatoes in a salad tho!
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 22:52:12 (permalink)
    Didn't realize Weetabix was so high on the GI table, switching to All Bran now which is half that..
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 22:57:00 (permalink)
    Surly sometimes we want a high food especially if we have been fasting all night.... Cutting all high GI foods out is a sure way to being ill in my book...
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 23:00:21 (permalink)
    the only time i have high gi is with my pwo shake when i have wms with my whey, all other times
    breakfast: oats
    prewo: oats
    post post workout: brown rice
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 23:09:02 (permalink)
    I guess we are all different...... I don't feel well if I cut all high GI's out, I've cut grains out and have potato instead and feel great..
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 23:37:33 (permalink)
    out of ineterest, why do people feel the need to cut out everything apart from low gi foods?

    I understand the highly processed high sugary carb are high gi and avoided, and I also understand that lower gi = more satiety, but honestly, is switching a sweet potato from a white one, going to make any difference if the calories are around the same? white spuds are good for you too, surely?

     


     
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/11 23:56:21 (permalink)
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    out of ineterest, why do people feel the need to cut out everything apart from low gi foods?

    I understand the highly processed high sugary carb are high gi and avoided, and I also understand that lower gi = more satiety, but honestly, is switching a sweet potato from a white one, going to make any difference if the calories are around the same? white spuds are good for you too, surely?


    im not too clued up but i choose lower gi carbs because of the insulin respone or somethin like that, also makes me feel fuller and gives me a longer lasting energy supply which i def need on a cut! lol
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/12 00:03:58 (permalink)
    fair enough, I was just curious

    I have tried sweet potatoes over white for the same reason I admit, but just dont like them, I just dont know if the GI alone, is enough to worry about, if the calories are the same, or roughly the same... but whatever works for you is whats important :)



     


     
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/12 00:07:11 (permalink)
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    fair enough, I was just curious

    I have tried sweet potatoes over white for the same reason I admit, but just dont like them, I just dont know if the GI alone, is enough to worry about, if the calories are the same, or roughly the same... but whatever works for you is whats important :)


    yea i think its mostly to do with insulin response and secretion and does has an effect on fat stores? but as i say i dont know the whole scientific process around it
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/12 00:11:03 (permalink)
    im probs very wrong about that btw! lol
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    Re:White Potatoes on a CUT? 2011/03/12 00:14:27 (permalink)
    lol, it doesnt seem to matter how much reading you do on things, someone/research will disagree in one way or another, I cant say I'm clued up on it either, someone will probably say we are both wrong

     


     
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