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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Sweet potatoes - good?

    So i've heard that sweet potatoes are better carbs than regular potatoes, so I had one tonight and DAMN, i loved it! Something about it, I dunno.

    Are sweet potatoes much better than regular potatoes, and is this something I can have all the time, or should I not make a habit of it?

    (I'm trying to gain weight, by the way, but obviously I still want to limit my bad carbs.....)

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    sweet potatoes are good for you, more nutrients and lower gi then regular white potatoes, eat up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    sweet potatoes are good for you, more nutrients and lower gi then regular white potatoes, eat up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    sweet potatoes are good for you, more nutrients and lower gi then regular white potatoes, eat up.
    :withstupi

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    Sweet potatoes will do you good and they're about some of the tastiest food known to man.

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    I prefer a baked sweet potatoe with some butter of a regular white potatoe now. And I used to hate them.

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    Sweet potatos are my favorite bulking food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCC
    Sweet potatos are my favorite bulking food.
    interesting

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    they are the ****, i love em to death, and yea they are even better then regular white potatoes!, they are one of those things that actually tastes awesome and is awesome for you too

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    I love sweet potatoes. Put some I cant Believe its not butter and a sprinkle of splenda in it. *drool*

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    Sweet potatoes are good but I also like yams.

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    What is that in your avatar, is that Barrett? FF7 PWNS everything if it is.

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    Looks like Barrett to me.

    I prefer yams as well. They're a staple in my current cutting diet. They're the sweetest thing I allow myself to eat.

    And if baked correctly, they provide all the necessary moisture in a sandwich so you don't have to use mayo.

    I usually bake 4-6 sweet potatoes or yams at once on sunday night. They keep for a while in the fridge.

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    rnt yams and sweet potatoes the same thing?

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    They're related...a little different somehow (not sure how)

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    can you microwave bake a yam or sweet potato? how?

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    poke holes in it, wrap it in a paper towel and microwave for 3-5 minutes

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    Alrighty. As i am considering adding sweet potato to my diet i did a search.
    Does this info look at all accurate:

    100g (raw) = 96 cal
    1.7g protein
    .2g fat
    22.2g carb
    1.7g fibre

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    The nutritional content is there or there abouts Stack
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAngel
    The nutritional content is there or there abouts Stack
    Thanks man.

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    A sweet potato has a light brown skin and inside it is like, almost yellowish I think. A garnet yam has a darker, reddish skin and is deep orange inside. The nutrition I think is about the same though I've never directly compared the two. As for taste- I rarely eat sweet potatoes but often eat garnet yams so as to the taste question you'll have to answer that yourself with a side by side pepsi challenge.

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    That's for a pretty small sweet potato

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    uhmm ya ... a 100g one to be exact

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