- Aug 24, 2017
The biggest problem Peat has woth starches is the perabsorption of starch particles. Also, it's not as easy to digest, so are more likely to irritate the gut.I still don't quite understand all this.
If you eliminate starch and replace it with fruit and sugar aren't you just basically reducing your calories, and therefore losing weight?
It's hard to get the same amount of calories from fruit & sugar as it is from starch.
And what's the big difference between eating starch and fruit? What does starch do that is harmful vs fruit?
Starch is sugar too, just no fructose.
I would guess there are a lot of healthy people in the world with a starch-heavy diet.
I've tried going without starches and can barely make it a day. It just seems so wrong to me.
I feel like I didn't eat anything unless I have a nice portion of rice or mashed potatoes or sourdough bread with my protein.
Other than that, starches are more insulinogenic than fruits, which could be a problem for some. Actually, combining fruit with starches can dramatically help to reduce the glycemic response from a meal.
Combining starch and fruit is not bad at all. If you do better on starches, but all means, eat them. Low carb diets are not better than high carb diets for fat loss in the long run, regardless of the carbs are from high or low GI.
Peat mainly has a problem with grains, beans and such. He still eats tortilla, which is technically a starches, but very easy to digest.