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The Potato Diet - What variations have you tried?

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Created September 19, 2013 at 4:48 AM

Like it or not, there are now many credible sources who speaks warmly about the potato diet when it comes to healthy fat-loss.

But those it work because it is potatoes and potatoes are magic or can you substitute potatoes for sweet potatoes, jams, or even rice and soaked brown rice?

Additionally, how will adding other nutritions change the outcome? Like drinking milk or frying the potatoes in butter.

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504 · January 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

I know the one you mean, I've eaten it before, it's alright I guess. But I much rather prefer the orange sweet potatoes, the flavor is nicer. It's the anthocyanins that give it the purpple color, but then again if I wanted anthocyanins I would eat purple cabbage or blueberries. They have anthocyanins too but are lower on the carbs/calories.

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598 · January 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

It was a special potato, really. The Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato.

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504 · January 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I hear the Okinawans love spam! (true fact they love chanpuru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanpur%C5%AB) And they're like the healhties people ever!!! So a spam diet must be like...the best!

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504 · January 29, 2014 at 9:53 PM

I'm sure factors like genetics, exercise levels since they were mainly farmers, their culture with great respect for the elderly, and very low protein intake had nothing to do with it. It was the Holy Potato, all hail the potato!

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245 · September 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

that being said if you are living in the wilderness and you fail a hunt, by all means eat 20 potatoes that day.

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245 · September 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

still not sure i would consider it paleo, being as paleo is an ideology at this point.(not a way of life)

dont think we should consider worst-case scenario eating the same as an ideal paleo diet. that being said i couldnt really care much what people did 10,000 yrs ago, its pretty much just a good reference point like a "intuitive" checkback to mother nature. if there is evidence of something and it conforms to paleo logic then we can be even more sure of it, but if there are better practices that out ancestors just didnt practice then fux them. :D

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39841 · September 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Actually, the fallback foods for many hunter-gatherer groups tend to be very potato-like. Successful hunting is extremely difficult.

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215 · September 19, 2013 at 10:22 AM

The okinawans ate a 95% carbohydrate diet mostly from tubers and were a very healthy tribe, so it's not just a fad, it's a traditional diet that some dumbass marketer is trying to make money off by claiming it the "new extreme wieght loss diet" or some crap

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0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I like spam!

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2187 · September 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

The potato diet sound. However, frying them would defeat one of the main purposes of the diet, which is starving out bad (gram-negative) fat digesting bacteria in the gut that are creating toxic pro-inflammatory by products as a part of their metabolism such as Lipopolysaccharides or the bacteria themselves can be inflammatory.

It only takes a few weeks to see a rather large change in bacteria under this diet if followed properly. There are things to consider though in your own personal biology that may make you need to adapt the diet...

1. Nightshade sensitivity. Maybe your okay with potatoes a few times a week but having them as a sole source for weeks and maybe months at a time is a different story. I'd use sweet potatoes or specific Japanese yams (nagaimo) that are low in toxins. You may even want to use squashes like butternut, acorn, and spaghetti.

2. Drink water. Lots of water. Dehydration because of the starches is real and could be dangerous. Half your body weight in ounces of non-fluoridated water should be minimum.

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598 · September 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Any time some diet pops up with a name that combines a single food/food group with the word "diet" you just have to move on. There is never, ever, any sense at all in basing your diet around a single type of food.

BTW - I suggest you try the nothing-but-fried-spam diet. It's the latest and greatest!

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504 · January 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I hear the Okinawans love spam! (true fact they love chanpuru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanpur%C5%AB) And they're like the healhties people ever!!! So a spam diet must be like...the best!

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245 · September 19, 2013 at 3:09 PM

i would be extremely skeptical, it seems this is based of potatos having a good micronutrient profile, and preparing the potato in such a way that the body does not absorb most of it?? so less glycemic impact. not sure about the science behind that but basing a diet on 1 food seems like a horrible idea, and basing your diet on a single carb is certainly not paleo. would be interested to see if anyone knows more about how the cooking/processing affects the potatos GI, but still doesnt sound like a good diet.

i would imagine it would be more paleo to consume sweet potatoes with butter... still not paleo though.

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39841 · September 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Actually, the fallback foods for many hunter-gatherer groups tend to be very potato-like. Successful hunting is extremely difficult.

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184 · September 19, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Have you heard about the brand new revolutionary chocolate cake diet ? Eat nothing but 3 lb of chocolate cake for every meal, and the fat and the pounds will just melt. No exercice required.

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215 · September 19, 2013 at 10:22 AM

The okinawans ate a 95% carbohydrate diet mostly from tubers and were a very healthy tribe, so it's not just a fad, it's a traditional diet that some dumbass marketer is trying to make money off by claiming it the "new extreme wieght loss diet" or some crap

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