I've heard that a lot of people are following this "potato only" diet lately, and that IT WORKS. I love potatoes and since including them in my diet have experienced so much more happiness (used to be very low carb) and kind of just want to test this out method out since including them in my everyday diet has helped SO much. I used to think there was some magic trick about carbs or fat when I went paleo that would allow me to eat whatever I wanted WHENEVER I wanted but, I've found that weight loss really has to do, blatantly said, with a calorie deficient. Whether that's through Fasting 24 hours 1-2 days a week, Leansgains IF, exercising, eating relatively "low carb" (80-100-150g a day) or all the other methods talked about on here, that it all has to do in the end with achieving that calorie deficient through satiety or going hungry (haha i.e IF). Paleo helps us find REAL satiety, and thus a calorie deficient . It forces us to stay away from all the processed SAD crap that confuses those specific satiety signals that we become in tune with on the paleo diet. I love Paleo for that and feel SO much healthier on it and plan to stick with it for life but sometimes it's still hard for me to GET that calorie deficient, thus lose weight. For me I find it easier to not restrict calories everyday, but eat maintenance calories, and fast 24 hours a day 2x a week... but it's still kind of difficult (not that weight loss is easy) If this potato diet REALLY works, I kind of want to try it. Apparently it helps us create that calorie deficient voluntary, because plain potatoes with nothing added are SO satisfying. If it helps achieve that calorie deficient goal with more satiety than the two days of fasting a week... I'm kind of down/stoked on it. 10-14 days of only potatoes maybe repeated 2 or 3 times within a few months to lose that weight a little easier than STRAIGHT IF, what do you all think? If you've tried it, does it work and on average how many potatoes do you each day? (I will probably still continue IFing btw after wards at some points since I know fasting provides more health benefits than just weight loss)
I know for a fact the potato diet works, because I've done 3 cycles of it in the past several months. The first time, I wasn't all that committed, lasted 5 days, lost 3lbs and cheated a little. Excited by that, I did 10 days and lost 6 lbs a few weeks later. Now I am on day 7 of a 14 day run and have lost 5lbs so far.
This is not a fad until Dr. Oz says it's a fad! I have tried single-food diets in the past and could not do it and developed a strong aversion to the food. With potatoes, I can eat them every day in many different forms and still crave more. I get full on 2-3lbs a day, which is about 1200 kcal., roughly 50% of my normal intake.
The nutrient content of potatoes is key. Full complement of amino acids (protein) and fat. Plug 3 pounds of potatoes in a nutrient calculator and you will be surprised by the vitamin and nutrients in there.
Try it! It works!
Lol Noooooooooo!!! Now THIS is the definition of a fad diet. Why don't you just eat cabbage for 14 days? Or just eat "X" where X is ANY ONE SINGLE FOOD for 14 days. I bet it all works out just as well as the potato bit.
I have thought of going on an all tuber diet, not for weight loss but for the supposed insulin sensitivity benefits. I tried it for half a day but I felt hungry the whole day, maybe if I went longer the hunger would have gone away.
It does work. I tried the potato diet for a week and felt great and was surprisingly satisfied. I wanted to make it sustainable so what I've done is added liver once a week, added sweet potatoes, some veggies and an egg here and there. What I've ended up with is more like an Okinawan diet.
The only other diet that's been as satisfying to me is keto. Root veggies are a completely different animal than other carbs. It's an altogether different feeling from when I was on McDougall but then I was eating a lot of grains and no animal foods. I was always hungry.
Every time I change my diet, I learn something new. I know I can't have grains and I can't mix carbs and fats too much.
Can sweet potatoes be used in place of regular potatoes for those who need to avoid night shades or is "the magic" in regular potatoes?
For the OP... Did you give the all potato diet a try? How did it go?
Ever since January I am eating potatoes. But I cut them in four pieces and put them in water overnight to remove the starch. I eat them only with fish, or tuna (love salmon too), with roman lettuce, beets, or carrots.I am not eating any pork, or beef, neither chicken. By March I lost 25 pounds , and then I decided to add a half hour walk in the morning. I am 30 pounds thinner. I have lots of energy, and I feel great.
Oh. Wait. You mean the diet entitled called "the Starch Solution" popularized by vegan Doctor McDougall?
Yes, that is the one. It works. It's nothing new. It's only new for paleo fat-asses who have been living under a rock (or denial) for their entire lives.
You might take a look at http://www.herbsonline.net.au/. many people do find them useful and membership is not hugely expensive. On the other hand you have the right attitude to begin with, long term weight loss comes from long term change in diet, not from eating one apple a day. The harsher the diet the less likely it is to be of lasting benefit as your body reacts to this "famine" situation by slowing down your metabolism; greatly reducing your energy levels and hanging on to every ounce it can,,and when you give in and begin to eat more normally, your metabolism tends to lag behind,the end result is that you regain weight quickly and most people gain more than they lost in the first place.
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