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    QUESTION ABOUT POTATOES,PASTAS,+WEIGHT GAIN :-)

    larry #2
    Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:42 am
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    As potatoes have 58calories for 1 med. potato,+pasta has 182 calories per ounce, it appears that eating potatoes in moderation rather then pastas,again in moderation, would be a net lower calorie option.

    BUT when I eat potatoes,again moderately+without butters,cheeses,etc I SEEM TO GAIN WEIGHT icon_cry.gif


    why???
    thanks
    Shirl (J) 831
    Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:44 pm
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    I think I answered the ? icon_smile.gif just remember starch (potatoes) is broken down into sugar then stored as fat in the body icon_sad.gif
    justcallmetoni
    Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:07 pm
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    What kind of pasta are you eating? Also are your servings of potatoes smaller, larger or the same as your servings of pasta? Remember the potato is going to be far more dense.

    On the face, cutting to one cup of plain potatoes instead of pasta should create a calorie deficit.

    White Pasta (1 cup)
    221 calories
    2.5g fiber
    8g protein

    Whole Wheat Pasta (1 cup)
    174 calories
    3.9g fiber
    7.5g protein

    White Potato (1 cup)
    113 calories
    1.8g fiber
    2.4g protein
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