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Old 08-01-2008, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default What is the least evil non-paleo carbohydrate source?

Here's some background: I've always had trouble putting on mass on low carbs even with fairly high calorie intake. I think large amounts of fruit are undesirable. Sweet potatoes are great, but I could use some variety. Also, my girlfriend is trying paleo for the first time. It's tough for her, and I think she has a better chance of sticking if there's some compromise.

So, which non-paleo carbohydrate source is the least evil? Oats? Brown rice? Sprouted grains? Something else? What are the pros and cons?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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Rice probably. Or anything "non-wheat" if you are getting "wraps" or something like that out.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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I like ice cream and brownies.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:38 AM   #4
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is this a moral question? if not Gant's suggestion is the way to go. otherwise huge bowl of rice with half and half and honey on it before bed.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:40 AM   #5
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Rice with coconut milk is a great one. Will try the half and half maybe.

Though really, I love H&H for protein shakes. Yum.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:48 AM   #6
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Whatever carb you choose, if you're trying to put on mass, combine it with high fat (as you notice, that's in all of the recommendation so far).
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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what is the reason for suggesting rice? Isn't rice even worse for blood sugar levels than bread/pasta?
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what is the reason for suggesting rice? Isn't rice even worse for blood sugar levels than bread/pasta?
Um, no. This is also assuming one eats a meal of combined marconutrients...as the whole insulin response is based on the total load, not just one part of it (think Zone). Could also get into portion control, meal timing, level of activity, etc...etc...etc. Loads of variables.

If you are trying to put on mass....eat, eat, eat.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:14 AM   #9
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is this a moral question?
No, I was speaking tongue-in-cheek. "Evil" means least detrimental in terms of insulin response, inflammation, performance and other issues common to non-paleo foods.

Gant's suggestion is definitely the most fun.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:29 AM   #10
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Go with Gants suggestion,

Ice Cream and Brownies... I prefer Ben and Jerry's or marble slab.
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