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  • Originally posted by Shalimar View Post
    Two questions for those who have been on this potato feast:

    Have you had gas? After three days, I thought the dog was under my chair...and he's been gone for months!

    Those who have lost a good deal of weight, did you start with your weight in the obese range, or did you work off those last ten pounds?
    I need to lose between 15 and 25 pounds, depending how you choose your 'ideal' weight.

    No gas really. I am worst with cruciferous vegetables and onions so my body seems to like the break!

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    • I stuck out the 2 days that I counted on, then went out and bought more taters to resume the experiment , interrupted by a cheese omelette for breakfast. I'm debating whether to eat taters for dinner (supper) and keep going just to see what happens. But I am reacting badly to weather changes and haven't slept properly for 2 nights. Sure hope it's only fibromyalgia, and not blood sugar crashes. I am down a couple pounds, which is neither here or there, but I'm enjoying being at almost my lowest weight (other than 5 minutes 4 years ago) in 35 years. And I'm still plenty obese, but if this breaks my loooooong stall, I'll be happy. If it kills me, I won't finish this experiment. Heheh

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      • Did you guys see that Nikoley over at FTA is doing this?
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        • 30 Potatoes A Day!

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          • Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
            Did you guys see that Nikoley over at FTA is doing this?
            I'll check it out, to see their views. Thanks

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            • I figured out a way to not alarm the family about all potato eating by saying that I want to try eating potato dinners for a couple of weeks to see if it improves sleep. I am integrating starches a bit more now, but I test drove an all potato breakfast this morning, with 4 small potatoes, pureed with water dill and salt and I was hungry within an hour. I did have a cup of non fat quark with it, but still. I am not feeling confident that I will keep full without going very high on calories.

              I dunno. I just don't know what to do at this moment, so I am staying with where I am right now, which is not the happiest place.
              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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              • I had some gas the first day or so. I read in the thread that peeling the potatoes helps. It did for me. I went 7 full days and lost 8+ lbs. I'll do it again if I ever need to break a plateau or just quickly take off some pounds.

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                • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                  but I test drove an all potato breakfast this morning, with 4 small potatoes, pureed with water dill and salt and I was hungry within an hour.
                  Pureed as in like a smoothie or something? I dont know how well I would do with that either. And i know it shouldnt be any different than eating it.
                  65lbs gone and counting!!

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                  • Sorry, I should have used the word 'mushed'. ESL issues.
                    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                    • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                      Sorry, I should have used the word 'mushed'. ESL issues.
                      okay mushed. I like mine mushed up with a little bone broth. My bone broth is thiiiiick. So it might stray too far off the tator protocol, I don't know, but I like it
                      65lbs gone and counting!!

                      Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                      • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                        I dunno. I just don't know what to do at this moment, so I am staying with where I am right now, which is not the happiest place.
                        I can sense your sadness in this post. Forget about the potato diet and do something crazy for the holidays like skydiving or running a marathon. Get your mind off your eating and what your family thinks...show them you are REALLY crazy by doing something REALLY cool. When do the ski slopes open there? Take up snowboarding and do a 360 double-back flip or something.

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                        • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                          which is not the happiest place.
                          Originally posted by otzi View Post
                          I can sense your sadness in this post.
                          I read that too, but in conjuction with our convo on the ketosis thread. Not everything works for everyone. And I always hated it when ppl would say that, that you have to find what works for you. I just wanted someone to tell me what I need to do. And then when I read what others were doing, I thought it should work that exact same way for me, and then would be very unhappy or disappointed when I did not have the same results.

                          Keto is not for me. Though maybe some days I might dip in and not even know it. Other days my carbs are so high they are in the insidious weight gain part of the curve, and yet I can still lose weight. But the shake up is what has worked for me. It is what started my weight loss. And it is what has given it back to me. That means no one thing. It's not high carb, it's not low carb, it's not high fat, it's not low fat. Just a combo of all the above. I just try to keep my calories in check, and some days they are on the low end and some days they are on the high end.

                          And while I think I need to work on the carbs & calories - the high low days in correlation to my exercise, I am in a much happier place now that I am just eating w/o regard to trying to stay in one class or the other. What I mean is, I don't have to try to stay in ketosis or something. I dont have to try to fast. I dont have to try to eat all tators. And I know that is what everyone says, just eat good primal foods. But then you start to head down these other paths of fine-tuning, we get clouded of our original goals.

                          Ok, I am yakking but my point is, don't get down on yourself because you don't fit the mold of one way or the other. It is not an all or nothing kind of game. And that is a hard one for me also. I like to know exactly what I am suppose to do, but I have learned it is okay to allow for some variables That just because it works for some, it may not work for me, and I dont have to feel bad about it or think there is something wrong with me.
                          65lbs gone and counting!!

                          Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                          • I can sense your sadness in this post. Forget about the potato diet and do something crazy for the holidays like skydiving or running a marathon. Get your mind off your eating and what your family thinks...show them you are REALLY crazy by doing something REALLY cool. When do the ski slopes open there? Take up snowboarding and do a 360 double-back flip or something.
                            We are going to Cuba. I shudder to think about how I am going to look like on the pictures. Ski hills opened already, but I won't go if they paid me a million dollars. I am scared of going down a tiny hill on a sleigh with my daughter, lol. Never liked speed. I am just eating for now.
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • I think today marks the end of my big potato experiment. I'll just do supper, then call it quits. Tomorrow breakfast will be my regular meal plan. Today I noticed some fuzzier thinking than normal, and my vision started playing tricks on me. When I took my blood sugar 15 minutes after a late lunch , it was only 4.7,(84.6) which is getting way too low for me and my peace of mind. I may have lost 2 more pounds, but that's only a drop in my bucket. I'll check again tomorrow in a fasted state. As far as losing on my measurements, I need to lose inches from an area, not millimeters. Was it a worthwhile experiment? I think so. No starvation, no really unusual symptoms (foggy thinking, tricky vision, pain are also fibromyalgia symptoms, and I know I have them), but my blood sugar came down. Maybe these are common numbers for dedicated paleo folks, but I'm not used to seeing them and am a tad anxious. I know how to bring them up if they dip too low before bedtime - I have a bar of dark chocolate waiting to rescue me. But I will agree that mealtimes are easy when taters are the only thing on the menu.

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                              • Originally posted by Paysan View Post
                                When I took my blood sugar 15 minutes after a late lunch , it was only 4.7,(84.6) which is getting way too low for me and my peace of mind.
                                If you checked your blood sugar 15 minutes after eating, it was probably low for a reason. Your pancrease will release a big surge of insulin when the starch (amylase) receptors in your mouth detect starch. Your blood starts clearing itself of glucose before the potato even starts digesting. If you would have checked at 15 minute intervals, you would see a really cool pattern develope, but I know--those stupid strips are expensive. I went through $100 worth in a week when I was doing the potato diet!

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