What about sweet potatoes? Are they the same as normal potatoes?

Yes. They should be treated as a staple carb, not as a ‘free vegetable’. Sweet potatoes are actually higher in carbohydrate than normal potatoes (that shouldn’t be a surprise – the word ’sweet’ is a big clue). Sweet potatoes are 95% carb (5% protein) and normal potatoes are 92% carb.

They are no...

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