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Are baked potatoes bad when dieting?
I've read others logs that say they stay away from potatoes, but when I checked the Calorie Counter -- it shows they have about 200 cals each and are high in protein and fiber and low in fat?
Wed. Jul 26, 4:15pm
You would be better off with sweet potato or yams. The white starches are converted to sugar faster. I consider a white potato a "bad carb" along with white bread and regular pasta. OK once in while yes, but not regularly.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 4:18 PM
potatoes are very good for your body-in moderation.see the attached link for nutritional info.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 4:20 PM
I watch my "white carbs" too, but I don't really consider a potato a bad choice because it's 100% in its natural state, no refining, no nothing. And when you look at its micronutrients - remember, it is a root vegetable (key word: vegetable), so it has much, much more to offer than rice or pasta or most breads.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 11:33 PM
i agree... maybe it isn't the very best vegetable you could choose while dieting, but it has alot more nutrients than fat free junk food that we often find ourselves eating.
the potato is fat free and has potassium, vitamins C and B6, and lots of fiber, especially if you eat the skin! just go easy on the butter and sour cream!
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 12:12 AM
One thing to note about potatoes - they're a good source of nutrients, but most of those nutrients are in the skin. If you just eat the middle, you can't justify it by saying that you're getting a ton of nutrients.
That being said, I've never denied myself a potato. Just watch the butter/sour cream/cheese/bacon bits! Whether or not they're on a potato, they're high cal!
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 11:42 AM
I can't recall where I heard/read this but I believe it said to eat the baked potato with full fat sour cream and that would aid in the digestion or whatever needs to be done with the sugars to help them.
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 11:46 AM
I have been very successful at losing weight while keeping a distance from potatoes and other examples of what someone here is calling "white carbs". White rice, normal pasta and especially white bread, I treat the same way.... not terrible, but not the best either. I consider them carbs I will only go for occassionally or when out of ideas.
I also agree with someone else about sweet potatoes, and I have enjoyed the potato comfort factor by making mashed sweet potatoes, or baked or grilled wedges. Sweet potatoes burn better (supposedly) but they also soften better and taste better without condiments. I can easily eat sweet potatoes grilled with nothing but a touch of oil, whereas a regular potato with no butter, no cream, no cheese is kind of a drag.
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 1:26 PM
Sounds gross, but...
I think I read this in Runners World many years ago:
Before a race, eat a baked potato w/brown sugar and cut up banana.
It's actually quite good! I know that this has nothing to do with what the OP asked, but I thought I'd just mention this!
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 2:54 PM
I like the little new potatoes and I think they are lower in starch while still providing the good things.
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 4:55 PM
There was a fan walking the Ohio State concourse wearing a
, and when approached about why he bought a fake jersey he became offended because he was unaware it was fraudulent.That fan bought the jersey on Amazon.com, so he felt it was a legitimate place to purchase such a
San Diego Chargers
.Most fans are like O'Hara, though. They know that the NCAA restricts Ohio State from authorizing a jersey with a current player's name on it, but they buy them from online retailers.The most popular one is AliExpress.com, the international version of Amazon. It's an aggregator of countless independent retailers that will send consumers in the United States the product directly. It usually takes three weeks, but the product comes.
But sometimes those products are sold second-handedly on places like EBay or Amazon
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, which is how unsuspecting consumers unaware of what's legitimate end up buying them."The people I've talked to, the majority of people know they're fake and don't care," Van Brimmer said. "That's distressing."
Impact on Ohio State
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith told cleveland.com that a very small portion of the program's revenue on apparel comes from
sales. It may be smaller than he thought off hand.
sales accounted for less than one percent of Ohio State's overall apparel business the last fiscal year. That figure is down from the six-year average of 1.51 percent. Jersey sales peaked in 2011 and declined every year since until last season
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, but last season included special national championship product.
During the last fiscal year -- July of 2014 to June of 2015 -- Ohio State made $1.6 million on
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, which was 0.7 percent of total apparel sales that totaled $221 million. Sales of T-Shirts, sweaters, hats, shorts, pants and things like that make up the majority. The number of jerseys may seem overwhelming at a game, but in the grand scheme of apparel, they're not the top thing purchased.But that doesn't mean the the mass counterfeit sales of
isn't a concern for Ohio State."There's a quality issue. Where was it made? How was the worker treated? There's a lot of issues involved," Van Brimmer said. "Counterfeiting is a crime."And Ohio State is having a really hard time of shutting it down. In the old days, counterfeit jerseys were made in mass in places like China and brought through a port of
into the United States in a place like New Orleans. Many times, those counterfeits were intercepted by U.S. customs agents and they never saw the secondary market.
Now those manufacturers are making and shipping those counterfeits directly to the consumer, so it's much harder for Ohio State to track and shut down. Ohio State tries to shut down every fraudulent manufacture it comes across -- places like AliExpress have fraud departments -- but most times those manufacturers pop back up under different names almost immediately.Ohio State sales are
, though. It's just hard not to notice when you go to a football game that those fakes are floating around everywhere you look, whether the fan knows it or not."From a total sales perspective, we've seen nothing but increases this year," Van Brimmer said. "It's hard to say what the impact is because things are good
. If things were in the toilet we could tell you something's going on and things are going badly."But the problem with these kind of goods is that we can't track them and we don't know how much we're losing or how many of the illegal goods are actually in the market place."
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