Potato is just another Carbohydrate

PotatoCarbohydrate is glucose and glucose in excess is essentially converted to fat.

I regularly hear from people that they have cut their sugar intake down and have lost a bit of weight but cannot move the rest.

Look at the carbs.

Cutting back on the bread, rice and pasta are the obvious culprits but we often forget about the humble spud.

Potato may be the thing to go or at least cut back on to move those extra kilos.

By weight, potato is about 17% carbohydrate which is 17 grams per 100 grams. That’s about 4 teaspoons of glucose per 100 grams or about 6 teaspoons for a very average sized potato.

You manage about 4 grams or 1 teaspoon of glucose in the bloodstream at any one time. The rest provokes an insulin response and moves to fat production.

Carbs are boring!

People ask me what I eat. I am the one eating all the topping off the pizza – all the fun stuff – all the meat, vegetable, colour, flavour, spices and that cheese that melts through it. If you want the boring, glucose laden, fat producing carbohydrate base, then go for it.

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