Potatoes and Dieting

United States
January 21, 2007 6:05pm CST
I have been reading up on potatoes to see whether or not I should include them in my diet. I have been trying to eat healthier. Are these okay to eat or should I cut out the potatoes?
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
I would suggest that you eat a balanced diet and that would include potatoes. Fad diets are so unrealistic that people fail because of it. I read another post where someone suggested just using a smaller plate. That way the plate looks full but your portion is smaller. I thought it was a fabulous idea
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I really dont know about the health benefits but I know we have used them all our lives and my husband would go crazy if he did not have his potatoes. There are just so many wonderful ways to prepare them.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
26 Jan 07
If I was you I would continue to et the potatoes they are not high in fat and you can eat them even for lunch I did when I was on a diet and it actually helped me to control my hunger longer eating a potatoe for lunch. So It may have a higher G.I. index then some vegetables but they do help lose weight . Well good luck.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Well i think that potatoes tend to be fattening and as long as you limit them to maybe twice a week than you should be fine. I think that it is the starch taht apparently increases your chances of gaining weight. Personally i always include potatoes as a side dih for supper!
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I would say YES, because I love potatoes BUT, from my understanding Potatoes are not good to eat due to carbs. It seems like Not eating alot of carbs is the kick for today...Good luck to you
@faizumz (37)
• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
Potatoes are not too low or not too high in fat, but sweet potatoe(cooked any way) is really high in fat. You can eat potatoes boiled or microwaved but I would strongly recommend againt frying them and eating as that will give you a lot of fat.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
23 Jan 07
I couldn't live without potatoes, I love them, anyway you can do them I love them, I like to buy the small new potatoes and boil them in the skins and then mash them up skins and all with a little butter and cheese,,,,hmmmmm nice
• United States
23 Jan 07
if you eat potatoes try baked potatoes. i like them and they are pretty healthy. but that's the only thing i will eat for a meal. i put butter, shredded cheese, and sour cream on it. yumm...
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Potatoes are naturally low in fat, but they have a heavy glycemic load. A better choice would be a sweet potato or a yam. I love to bake one in the microwave, then peel off the skin and eat with salt and pepper. It's delicious.