Based on the series of blog posts by Stephan Guyenet, I'm inclined to think that potatoes are a bit overemphasized as something to avoid, other than for the isulin resistant (is there really strong evidence for this, actually?). Most of the bad stuff is in the skins, it seems.
For what it's worth, I've been eating at least two potatoes a day, often more, for the last several days. I've felt great. Obviously this doesn't decide the issue, but it's worth something, I reckon. What has been your experience reintroducing potatoes?
I'm not saying we should make them a staple of our diet, but once a week, say, is probably fine, no?
BTW with the potatoes and other tubers I've been eating my carb load has gone way up, but I've never felt better. Also, at around 10 this morning I had a bunch of taters with chicken broth and bits, three eggs, scallions, and tiny dried shrimp, and have eaten nothing since then. At the time of writing this (8 PM), I am not hungry at all.