I switched from eating cooked rice to boiled potatos during times I can't eat fruit and it has not worked well for me. I feel tired and my digestion has gotten much worse. Is this common? With rice I didn't feel optimal but my digestion still functioned and I didn't feel like I needed to sleep all day. I also find this weird because on the SAD diet I rarely got tired so I can't figure out why potatos would make me feel so lethargic. I've always been an energetic person.
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Maybe experiment with other pseudo grains/grains. I can't really eat potatoes either (they make my forehead sweat profusely almost), but rice is just fine. Are your getting in enough calories/sleep/hydration regardless of what foods you eat?
Yes and I drink a lot of water but feel thirsty constantly after eating potatos. Don't know why.
KGG, have you tried sweet potatoes? Though I too do not do well with white potatoes (nor grains), I feel completely fine with sweet potatoes, especially the white variety. My favorite cooked meal is steamed white potato (cut up in small chunks) mixed with fresh tomatoes, chives and cilantro....all wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves. I go through an entire large head of romaine this way! Sweet potatoes are supposed to be one of the healthier cooked starches.
Yes --- I would agree. Some people just don't do well with nightshades, like tomatoes and potatoes. However, sweet potatoes aren't included in that catergory try those. I also like grains like quinoa, and recently tried one called millet. Both were nice and light. Good luck!
then dont eat em! hehe...sorry couldnt resist:) Maybe you have a sensitivity to them. I agree, sweet potates may be better for you.
Yep, I have that problem with potatoes too, such a bummer. But I seem to do great with winter squash, which is actually technically a fruit, isn't it? I love butternut squash.
Potatoes make me sleepy/tired as well.
They make me tired too if I eat them when they are really hot. If cool they usually give me a surge of energy 30 minutes after consumption.
Potatoes contain an alkaloid solanin that is poisonous to humans. While cooking may reduce some of the potency, the risk of consumption is ever present. Solanin can reduce oxygenation of the blood (cause tiredness and chronic fatigue), block enzyme systems (hence sour stomach and poor digestion) and poison the nerves.
Potatoes as well as some root veggies like carrots can cause cause problems like sour stomach, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and pain from these vegetables, and or slowed digestion which makes it difficult to eat enough calories during the day.
If you cannot tolerate the potatoes, then stick with the rice.
As time passes though, the reality sets in that our bodies respond best to low fat raw fruits n leafy greens.
OHH what a relief to hear! I kinda felt insecure for reacting the same way.
I ate 2 meal of potatoes today, after 2 weeks on datorade island.... I instantly felt a shift in my mood and energy level. I felt unmotivated, depressed...and I started getting all sort of crazy craving ! D: I had mental image of a whole , cooked chicken... I was swearing to my BF I was gonna go buy ONE NOW and it eat COMPLETLY...he found me very absurd, not to say the less. If I was a woman who didnt stick to her ethical beliefs, I would totallly have done it. But, nah, vegan forever.
Right now Im eating sushi- eating cooked food drive me to eat MOAR cooked food.
the first few bites were hella good, but now they taste like cardboard...bu I still keep eating them. why? fff
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