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  • Originally posted by Miss Understood View Post
    You're not supposed to be using oil. Of any kind.
    You are right. I should have been clearer. It is my "I am so bored I can't eat another potato' solution to stopping the whole thing. I figure a semi cheat for one meal is better than chucking it in completely.

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    • Originally posted by Danielfire View Post
      I've read a lot about how people are eating the potatoes and it seems plain is favoured - I have to say I was getting bored but grating the potato, adding moroccan spices and frying in coconut oil is very tasty.
      Otzi could tell us for sure, but I believe your body will burn the coconut oil for energy and store the carbs and starch as fat. If you want hashbrowns, packing the shredded potatoes in a non-stick muffin pan, bake at 375 for 30 minutes works great.

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      • If you're going to combine potato with fat, why not just eat a bag of chips?



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        • Originally posted by AlanC View Post
          If you're going to combine potato with fat, why not just eat a bag of chips?



          AC
          Or just eat Primal for that matter.

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          • Originally posted by Danielfire View Post
            You are right. I should have been clearer. It is my "I am so bored I can't eat another potato' solution to stopping the whole thing. I figure a semi cheat for one meal is better than chucking it in completely.
            that's ok, that is exactly how I read it. All good

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            • Originally posted by AlanC View Post
              If you're going to combine potato with fat, why not just eat a bag of chips?



              AC
              Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
              Or just eat Primal for that matter.
              I don't think primal bans potatoes or fats, nor is it hung up on food combining. I don't think what was mentioned was unprimal.

              If it is a small deviation to break the monotony, I will give it a go rather than abandoning the whole experiment.

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              • Originally posted by lambchop View Post
                I don't think primal bans potatoes or fats, nor is it hung up on food combining. I don't think what was mentioned was unprimal.

                If it is a small deviation to break the monotony, I will give it a go rather than abandoning the whole experiment.
                That was my point....fats + potato is plenty Primal. Not adhering to "potato law" doesn't mean you may as well just grab a bag of chips.

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                • aaah. I was confused what you meant.

                  On the same page.

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                  • Nope, it doesn't make any sense to me.

                    There's 2 ways of looking at the potato thing, either the 'low-calories because you're easily stuffed on spuds' thing, or the 'low to zero fat and low protein' thing, because it's almost starch-only diet.

                    Cooking the spuds in oil destroys the "low to zero fat" thing and also whacks up the calories again.

                    There's nothing particularly magical about potatoes, in fact they're potentially problematic as they're a 'nightshade'. My understanding is that the whole point of this is to crowd out other foods by filling your belly on spuds only.

                    If you're going to cook it in fat then why not add a knob of butter and some grated cheese? Some cubed ham and pickle perhaps?

                    Slap a slab of steak next to it, some stir-fried veggies and call it the "dinner diet"?

                    I don't think you can really stick with the program by breaking the program.

                    If you really feel you need to stop, then stop. Go back to normal food for awhile, repeat the spud thing again later, that's fine. However I cannot possibly condone the idea of a fried-potato diet. To me that's just crazy.

                    Hey, it's up to you; I'm a poster not a policeman. I just think frying potatoes in fat is a nutty way to lose weight.



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                    • I reject the suggestion there are only 2 ways to look at anything.

                      And thanks for the advice that if I want to stop, stop. But actually, if I want to try a medium ground, I will do that.

                      No you are not a policeman. If I want to take up the suggestion of a fireman of a good way to have a minimally disruptive break from just potatoes, to avoid giving up, I'll do that thanks.

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                      • Well sorry for trying to help.

                        Knock yourself out on fried potatoes. Let us know how that works out for you?



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                        • I am sure it will help me last longer than 3 days without reverting.

                          And don't assume any reporting I do is directed to you, I don't care for your directions or need you to 'condone' my efforts to adhere to this as best I can.

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                          • Well that's my point, you ARE reverting if you go adding fat back into your intake.

                            Spuds are fairly high in protein, you've obviously got your carbs and now you're adding fat into it, so it's just a low-calorie diet then?

                            Why didn't you just do that to start with?



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                            • Dan - made it through another spud day with that diversion. also lost another pound, thanks - I was ready to go back to meat and veg, it was a good tip.

                              I have a bunch of purple taters to try for next few days.

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                              • Originally posted by AlanC View Post
                                Well that's my point, you ARE reverting if you go adding fat back into your intake.

                                Spuds are fairly high in protein
                                , you've obviously got your carbs and now you're adding fat into it, so it's just a low-calorie diet then?

                                Why didn't you just do that to start with?



                                AC
                                This is complete BS. They are not even close in any sense of the word "fairly high in protein"...And YES that is all the potato thing is.....a low calorie diet. Get real. What else did you think it was. Damn Tator Nazis.

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