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TOPIC: Sweet Potato fries and Low Carb???/

 
November 18, 2011 1:57 PM
I am craving french fries soooo badly and have a whole bag of Frozen Sweet Potato fries calling my name. Are they bad for me? I hear that you can actually sit and eat double the amount of sweet potato fries than you could regular potato fries. Is this true?
November 18, 2011 2:03 PM
Yes as long as they are baked, or broiled =) enjoy they are sooo yummy
  7268631
November 18, 2011 2:07 PM
Nope. Not true. Sweet potatoes may have more nutrients, & be "better for you" in that way. But they have just as many sugars & carbs as regular potatoes. Avoid them if you're doing low carb.

Or, if you want to indulge in something high carb, do what I do: buy your treat, get into your workout clothes & sneakers, turn on the Wii (or go to the gym, whatever), then sit & eat your treat. Immediately afterwards, do a 20-30 minute workout to ensure that all of those carbs get burned right away & have no chance to turn into fat. smile I've never craved sweet potato fries, but I do indulge in a Snickers bar occasionally this way. Good luck to you!
  5103101
November 18, 2011 2:12 PM
my sweet potato fries have the same carbs per serving as my fries (24g/3 oz) they have 10 calories less (140 vs 150). But as another poster said, the sweet potato fries will have other goodness in them :)
  9586994
November 18, 2011 2:14 PM
Sweet potatoes are lower glycemic index than regular potatoes. I would imagine, as other posters have said, that they have the same number of carbs. Your body requires carbs to function so I would say eat them as long as you don't go crazy and eat the whole bag.
November 18, 2011 2:51 PM
Eat a small portion and then go work off all the glucose. Problem solved.

OR plan a cheat meal and go nuts.
  10563797
April 1, 2014 7:57 AM
QUOTE:

I am craving french fries soooo badly and have a whole bag of Frozen Sweet Potato fries calling my name. Are they bad for me? I hear that you can actually sit and eat double the amount of sweet potato fries than you could regular potato fries. Is this true?

No they are not bad for you.
  33156682
April 1, 2014 8:01 AM
neither one is "bad" for you. Neither one is "good" for a low carb diet.

Switch your diet to cals in/cals out

work your potatoes into your calories and enjoy!
April 1, 2014 8:04 AM
QUOTE:

Eat a small portion and then go work off all the glucose. Problem solved.

OR plan a cheat meal and go nuts.


You don't even have to work them off. Just fit them in your daily calorie goal and enjoy.

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