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Old April 29th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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couple off foodie questions

I absolutely LOVE squash! Particularly Kabocha squash and spaghetti squash. Are these ok to eat anytime? or only as PWO?
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Old April 29th, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Excellent question.

I just looked up Spaghetti Squash just to make sure, but it's low carb. 1/2 cup is about 22 calories, 5 g carb (1 of that is fibre)...Unfortunately 2 g are sugars.

To compare, 1/2 cup rice, pasta, yams is 110 calories (ish), and thus, these foods can destroy your low carb portions if used more than 1/4 cup.

I have a category of "caution carbs" that include spaghetti squash, black berries, blueberries, rasperries, beets.... etc.

If their portion gets too high, the meal is no longer low carb "Anytime"

These are the finer points of managing carbs. Good job for investigating this.

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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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ah very cool! Thanks so much for clarifying! It does help. Alot of my favorite foods are more PWO foods. Ha! LOVE K. squash, lentils..all that good stuff. Just have to learn when my body can handle them. Great info!! Thanks again=)
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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:06 PM
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To add my two cents, of course like most things there is a continuum. What I would recommend if you want to find what works for you (after all, that's what we ALL want, right? What works for US) is start with trying to keep all types of winter squash for only the post workout window. (that includes kabocha and spaghetti.)

If your results are good, and you want to experiment with how much carb intake your body likes for anytime meals, start adding in spaghetti squash, which is really quite low in carbs and I'd say something that wouldn't pose a problem in AT meals for most people. Then, keep experimenting and observing your results as you add in other foods.

Bear in mind that smaller portions will be less carbohydrates than larger portions of the same food, so if 4 ounces of kabocha squash seems to make you puffy and less defined or slows your weight loss, you can try 2 oz.

All that's a long way to say: MOST people will be fine with spaghetti squash anytime, kabocha is more carb dense so I'd experiment with adding it gradually and seeing how it works with your progress.

Hope that helps!
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