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  • Originally posted by primalcar View Post
    Just an update. Down 2.5 pounds in 2 days! I will be out of potatoes by tonight or tomorrow morning though so I may take a day or two off and resume for a few days next week. I'm kind of a fan of cycling on and off of this tater feast. Its working well so far as long as I keep myself supplied with plenty of potatoes throughout the day.
    How many potatoes are you eating in a day? What's the latest time of your last potatoe?

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    • Originally posted by Beachspirit View Post
      Hi Otzi,
      Do you think calories really make a difference and what if we wanted a little snack of potatoes at 9:00 pm or so. Do you think we need to keep our eating hours before 6-8 pm?
      I was eating a small potato or two after supper if I was still hungry.

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      • Originally posted by tatertot View Post
        Otzi - Quit talking science, stick to results. There's nothing on the internet and nothing in the diet books that talk about an all-starch diet plan. I've seen some studies where they feed people high carbs, or even lots of potatoes, but always accompanied with fat for some reason. As far as I can see, nobodies done 'just potatoes'.

        Magic, science, starvation, whatever...this trick works! I went from 1-14 October eating only potatoes at the rate of roughly 1200 calories a day which is about half or less of my normal diet. During that time I lost 12lbs. Almost a week later, I have lost an additional 2lbs after resuming my normal eating.

        I had been gaining weight prior to the potato feasting, slowly but surely. As Otzi says, this works better than IF, alternate day fasting, carb refeeds, or pure calorie restriction--which I have all tried this past year to turn the tide on my weight.

        Science be damned, results speak for themselves.
        Forsooth! You ate at half your habitual caloric intake for two weeks and lost weight?!?! What manner of black magic is this? Truly these potatoes are otherworldly! Yea verily!

        -PK
        My blog : cogitoergoedo.com

        Interested in Intermittent Fasting? This might help: part 1, part 2, part 3.

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        • I am still reading this thread, every single post. Totally fascinating, and I love the experiments. It clearly works. All I can think of is how cheap this would be for 10 days! You can buy your self some new clothes for your new fat loss for all the money you've saved on grassfed meat, pastured eggs and organic vegetables.

          I seem to be suddenly unable to eat nightshades with a massive inflammation from aubergine last week. Doesn't mean I'm still not a fan of the Tater Feast.

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          • Day 4, headache, dizzy, nausious (spelling?)

            Other than that, feel like a million bucks..LOL
            55 yr old male


            07/01/2013

            Weight; 199
            Chest; 41.5
            Waist; 42
            Hips; 40
            Thigh; 22.5
            Calf; 15
            Bicep: 13
            Forearm; 11.5
            Neck; 17

            07/20/2013

            Weight; 200
            Chest; 42
            Waist; 42.5
            Hips; 39
            Thigh; 23
            Calf; 15
            Bicep: 13
            Forearm; 11.5
            Neck; 16

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            • Originally posted by Beachspirit View Post
              How many potatoes are you eating in a day? What's the latest time of your last potatoe?
              I'm eating about 9 smallish potatoes a day. I'm not worrying about time of day, just hunger cues. I tend to get hungry pretty fast eating only potatoes so I'm eating every few hours it seems.

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              • Originally posted by Beachspirit View Post
                How many potatoes are you eating in a day? What's the latest time of your last potatoe?
                I can only eat 2 1/2 large baking potatoes a day. I started last Tuesday morning at 140.8, weighed 133.8 today, Saturday,
                7 lbs. down.

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                • Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
                  I began my primal weight loss program about 20 months ago. To date I've lost about 104 lbs. I'm a 5'4" female and according to the insurance weight charts I should weigh between 120-125 lbs. I'm stuck at about 141.2 lbs and I figure I've hit the dreaded "plateau". I've changed nothing over the last 20 months in my eating. I completely satisfied almost all the time. I'm anxious to get rid of the last 20 or so lbs. so I can, for one thing, start to buy some serious clothes.

                  I'd like to try eating potatoes and see if they don't give my weight loss a new kick-start.

                  Are sweet potatoes ok? Would it be better to stick to white ones for the duration?
                  I take about 8000 IU of Vitamin D-3 a day, comes in Soybean oil, I know nasty? Can I continue to do this?
                  I also take 1 Tbl of gelatin dissolved in water twice a day to help with joints and very saggy excess skin. Will this interfere?

                  Naturally I'm feel anxious about messing with an eating plan that's working but I'm tired of the plateau too.
                  Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
                  I can only eat 2 1/2 large baking potatoes a day. I started last Tuesday morning at 140.8, weighed 133.8 today, Saturday,
                  7 lbs. down.
                  I couldn't remember your story, but found it. This is awesome progress for someone plateau'ed after losing so much weight. Makes you feel like your not broken doesn't it?
                  Good job! Are you going to keep going or take a little break?

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                  • Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
                    I can only eat 2 1/2 large baking potatoes a day. I started last Tuesday morning at 140.8, weighed 133.8 today, Saturday,
                    7 lbs. down.
                    That's hugely impressive.

                    My Great Potato Experiment starts tomorrow, for hubby and me, intending on going through until dinner on Friday. I can only hope for such great n=2 results for us! I loaded up on something like 35 lbs of russets, gold, red and blue taters at the farmers' market today, so we should be set. I'm pretty sure if the teenagers happen to notice what we're up to, they will be even more convinced that we are insane. I might make some primal ketchup tomorrow to help get through the week.
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                    • Originally posted by otzi View Post
                      I couldn't remember your story, but found it. This is awesome progress for someone plateau'ed after losing so much weight. Makes you feel like your not broken doesn't it?
                      Good job! Are you going to keep going or take a little break?
                      I plan to keep on through Monday, the whole 7 days. If I can, I'll push it to 10 days. Thanks for your kind words.

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                      • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                        I might make some primal ketchup tomorrow to help get through the week.
                        Recipe?

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                        • Originally posted by pklopp View Post
                          Forsooth! You ate at half your habitual caloric intake for two weeks and lost weight?!?! What manner of black magic is this? Truly these potatoes are otherworldly! Yea verily!

                          -PK
                          This made me chuckle. I'm curious though what you think about the 'stickiness' of the weight loss on this potato plan. I have eaten at a severe caloric deficit before with normal food variety and, in addition to fighting hunger constantly, which doesn't seem to be an issue here, I regained all the lost weight within a week or two of returning to normal eating.

                          I read the Stephan Guyenet article that was posted somewhere near the beginning of this thread and his food reward/fat set-point theory may go some way to explaining why the weight both comes off and stays off, but I'm curious what others think.
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                          • Originally posted by otzi View Post
                            Recipe?
                            I've not tried this recipe yet, but it's from the PB cookbook.

                            1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
                            1/3 cup cider vinegar
                            1/3 cup water
                            3 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
                            3 tbsp onion, minced
                            2 cloves garlic, minced
                            1 tsp sea salt
                            1/8 tsp ground allspice
                            1/8 tsp ground cloves
                            1/8 tsp black pepper

                            Mix all ingredients in a food processor or with a hand held blender until smooth. Add a bit of water it if too thick. Store in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator.

                            It sounds pretty decent. I might reduce the amount of honey/syrup.
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                            • Another interesting article from WHS which may help to explain why it's possible to eat so little when sticking to potatoes only.

                              The more palatable the food, the less filling per calorie, and the relationship was quite strong for a study of this nature. This is consistent with the evidence that highly palatable foods shut down the mechanisms in the brain that constrain food intake. Croissants had the lowest SI (47), while potatoes had the highest (323)
                              SI =satiety index
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                              • Ok I've spent the past two days reading about this and I've decided I'm going to give it a try. I like Otzi's suggestion a page over about doing this in a 5 days on 2 days off pattern as I have a fair bit to lose.

                                The reason this really appeals to me is the idea that it may effect one's fat set-point. I have lost a lot of weight over the past 7 years and I have been both heavier and lighter than I am now in the past 3 years. What always happens to me is that whenever I stop actively trying to lose weight, I end up back at the weight I am now (97ish kilos). I have got down to 82 at one point and porked back up to 109, but I always end up back here. I am convinced that this is my set-point. My body likes it here. I however, do not!

                                So, I think that I will make an interesting case study on the ability of reduced palatability/food reward to lower the body's fat set point.

                                I just had my farewell meal of a dozen oysters kilpatrick (yum), baked 2kg of baby potatoes and peeled, grated and rinsed 2 1/2kg of Nadines. I'm ready to go.
                                Last edited by NourishedEm; 10-21-2012, 04:55 AM.
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