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  • This may be a silly question, but eating the peels or not, or varied?

    Oh, and thanks for the updates!! Awesome results!!

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    • Originally posted by tatertot View Post
      My experiment: 8 people (me included). Each person was given 20lbs of potatoes (variety - Seed Potatoes - German Butterball PotatoesOrganic). Each person had approximately 40 potatoes and was instructed to eat nothing else. Water, coffee, tea to drink; salt, pepper, apple-cider vinegar for spices. Here are the results:
      Love this! Thanks for sharing!

      I am probably going a few days of tators very soon.
      65lbs gone and counting!!

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      • Hey tatertot. Interesting information and experiment. I took a quick look at loss as a percentage of starting body weight. Your top performers are #5,6, and 8. All female. All stretched their spuds to last the longest. #4 was close on their heels.

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        • Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
          Hey tatertot. Interesting information and experiment. I took a quick look at loss as a percentage of starting body weight. Your top performers are #5,6, and 8. All female. All stretched their spuds to last the longest. #4 was close on their heels.
          I have some really cool charts I'm putting together with all that and also some waist measurements, but want to wait another month or so before putting it all together. I'm also compiling info on the lasting effect of the weightloss.
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          • Hey tatertot, I know that you're more of a purist when it comes to the PPD, but have you or anyone you know had success while including moderate amounts of fibrous vegetables? They wouldn't contribute any fat, nor do they add many calories, so it seems like they shouldn't hinder the outcomes at all. I think it would be more attractive if that were possible, but I don't know if that would ruin the physiological "trick" at play here.

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            • Originally posted by Kilian View Post
              Hey tatertot, I know that you're more of a purist when it comes to the PPD, but have you or anyone you know had success while including moderate amounts of fibrous vegetables? They wouldn't contribute any fat, nor do they add many calories, so it seems like they shouldn't hinder the outcomes at all. I think it would be more attractive if that were possible, but I don't know if that would ruin the physiological "trick" at play here.
              I don't know. The only way to find out is to do it. I have had so much success with just potatoes, that's my comfort zone. I can't imagine that adding something like 1/2 a bell pepper or a couple broccoli florets would harm anything, but if you started adding in cupfuls of carrots or beets it would start to change the characteristics of the high GI aspect, possibly. I'll let the experts fight it out in the other threads, but I am just so in love with the all-potato diet for fast and easy weightloss I don't want to deviate.
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              • A poster on FTA hit the nail on the head with the discussion of Potassium and Sodium ratios in regards to this hack. The more and more research that is being done, the more it is being discovered that the ratios of the pathways used by various vitamins and minerals is a huge key to controlling inflammation and therefore weight loss and general health. Think the Omega-3 verse Omega-6 ratio. The Iodine, Floride, and Bromide ratio. The Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Selenium ratio. Now this brings in the Potassium, Magnesium, and Sodium ratio. What is the correct ratio? Beats me, but there are not any good studies suggesting what is ideal, just what the mins are before serious health problems arise. Why do we have a taste for salt? Probably because we spent a huge amount of our history near the ocean and brackish water. If such is the case, then we are consuming way to much sodium(even being paleo, think bacon, sausage, etc...), and therefore holding to much water in an inflamed state. Where is the water being held, muscles and fat cells are probable candidates.

                Enter the potato hack. That flips the K/Na ratio on its head in the matter of a couple days. You would start to notice immediate weight-loss via water, which people are. In addition, people who are in a caloric deficit and are fat adapted are also using the stored energy in existing fat cells. I think combo would create the water loss from fat cells, and therefore fat cells shrinkage. It would be much easier for a fat adapted person to hold onto the weight loss rather then a non-fa because a non-fa would tend towards refilling the fat cells first.

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                • Originally posted by Bobert View Post
                  ...Enter the potato hack. That flips the K/Na ratio on its head in the matter of a couple days. You would start to notice immediate weight-loss via water, which people are. In addition, people who are in a caloric deficit and are fat adapted are also using the stored energy in existing fat cells. I think combo would create the water loss from fat cells, and therefore fat cells shrinkage. It would be much easier for a fat adapted person to hold onto the weight loss rather then a non-fa because a non-fa would tend towards refilling the fat cells first.
                  So much to ponder. I told Otzi when he started this, "Quit talking science, stick to results". Well, the science is very interesting!
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                  • Originally posted by Bobert View Post
                    A poster on FTA hit the nail on the head with the discussion of Potassium and Sodium ratios in regards to this hack. The more and more research that is being done, the more it is being discovered that the ratios of the pathways used by various vitamins and minerals is a huge key to controlling inflammation and therefore weight loss and general health. Think the Omega-3 verse Omega-6 ratio. The Iodine, Floride, and Bromide ratio. The Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Selenium ratio. Now this brings in the Potassium, Magnesium, and Sodium ratio. What is the correct ratio? Beats me, but there are not any good studies suggesting what is ideal, just what the mins are before serious health problems arise. Why do we have a taste for salt? Probably because we spent a huge amount of our history near the ocean and brackish water. If such is the case, then we are consuming way to much sodium(even being paleo, think bacon, sausage, etc...), and therefore holding to much water in an inflamed state. Where is the water being held, muscles and fat cells are probable candidates.

                    Enter the potato hack. That flips the K/Na ratio on its head in the matter of a couple days. You would start to notice immediate weight-loss via water, which people are. In addition, people who are in a caloric deficit and are fat adapted are also using the stored energy in existing fat cells. I think combo would create the water loss from fat cells, and therefore fat cells shrinkage. It would be much easier for a fat adapted person to hold onto the weight loss rather then a non-fa because a non-fa would tend towards refilling the fat cells first.
                    Very interesting... I constantly feel like I don't get enough potassium and magnesium in my diet. The more I read the more I want to give this a try!

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                    • I posted this on the other thread first, but see that this is the new one so copied it here.

                      I finally read 99 pages and decided to give it a try. I was waiting to see if people experienced regain when going back primal. I recently put on 4 pounds and hope to shed them along with a few more. Not sure how many days I'll make it.

                      Female 62, 5'4"

                      Day 1 - 147.2. I ate 1.5 pounds sweet potatoes, 1 pound Yukon Gold. Gold were not until dinner and I got very hungry about an hour later. Felt better on the sweet potatoes. Salt was only condiment yesterday. I'm not yet willing to give up my 2T of half and half in my morning cup of decaf.

                      Day 2 - 146 taters are cooked and ready to take to the office. Need to go buy more sweet potatoes!

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                      • Originally posted by Bobert View Post
                        A poster on FTA hit the nail on the head with the discussion of Potassium and Sodium ratios in regards to this hack. The more and more research that is being done, the more it is being discovered that the ratios of the pathways used by various vitamins and minerals is a huge key to controlling inflammation and therefore weight loss and general health. Think the Omega-3 verse Omega-6 ratio. The Iodine, Floride, and Bromide ratio. The Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Selenium ratio. Now this brings in the Potassium, Magnesium, and Sodium ratio. What is the correct ratio? Beats me, but there are not any good studies suggesting what is ideal, just what the mins are before serious health problems arise. Why do we have a taste for salt? Probably because we spent a huge amount of our history near the ocean and brackish water. If such is the case, then we are consuming way to much sodium(even being paleo, think bacon, sausage, etc...), and therefore holding to much water in an inflamed state. Where is the water being held, muscles and fat cells are probable candidates.

                        Enter the potato hack. That flips the K/Na ratio on its head in the matter of a couple days. You would start to notice immediate weight-loss via water, which people are. In addition, people who are in a caloric deficit and are fat adapted are also using the stored energy in existing fat cells. I think combo would create the water loss from fat cells, and therefore fat cells shrinkage. It would be much easier for a fat adapted person to hold onto the weight loss rather then a non-fa because a non-fa would tend towards refilling the fat cells first.
                        Interesting. I note that the first night of my tater experiment, I had to get up a pee FOUR TIMES and was down three pounds. Swooooosh.

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                        • Hi, I'm super curious about this, and the timing of discovering this thread is ideal - I'm on an EXTREMELY tight budget, so I'm going to give the potato thing a try - Potatoes are by far the cheapest thing to buy in bulk amounts around here

                          I notice some people using sweet potatoes as well (forgive me I did not read all 17 pages here, nor all 100 on the other post) - How many of you are doing that?

                          I LOVE me some hot sauce on potatoes, salt and vinegar sounds good too. I'll be buying a few big bags today and that should considerably ease my food budget stress for the next couple of weeks. And I have fat to shed as well, and it might actually be a nice break from the high fat, lots of meat thing I've been doing (as an ex-vegan the shift to primal was major)

                          I'll let you know how it goes!

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                          • Originally posted by fateater View Post
                            I notice some people using sweet potatoes as well .. How many of you are doing that?
                            I'll let you know how it goes!
                            I saw a few people were cycling in some sweet potatoes. I don't think it's a huge problem, maybe just eat like one every other day or so, but not the bulk of calories. What is working really good for me, and my new favorite method, is to get 20lbs of really nice potatoes (pick them for size so you end up with about 40 potatoes), then just eat these til they're gone. Should take 7-10 days, and you'll be down 5-10lbs. Good luck!
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                            • I've been doing mainly yams (sweet potatoes, whatever you consider the orange flesh ones to be) and they
                              work fine as well.

                              They ARE a little more toothsome, so the "stop eating" mechanism takes a bit more to kick in, but once it
                              does, they are HIGHLY SATIATING FOR HOURS.

                              The other day I sliced up some rounds and baked them until they were chewy-chewy good, about 8oz of them,
                              at 1pm.

                              They kept me overly full until 7PM.

                              SEVEN PEEEE EMMMM PEOPLE!

                              On 230 calories? REALLY?

                              Relleh.

                              I bought a sack of russets, yukon golds, red potatoes and sweet potatoes at Costco.

                              I am up to my ears in potatoes.

                              Cheap, easy, satiating and delicious.

                              I've not been doing ONLY potatoes though, so I'm not doing the hack as it was intended,
                              but I'm eating them during the day and then a normal dinner.

                              So like yesterday I had some red potatoes cut into rounds and baked at 1pm, and then
                              a f*ckton of bbq'd chicken wings at 7pm and STILL came out in a deficit for the day.... which
                              is my goal cuz mama gots to lose a few lbs....


                              Julie

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                              • Originally posted by fateater View Post
                                Potatoes are by far the cheapest thing to buy in bulk amounts around here
                                I hear ya! I bought some last night, and I was like really? If these last all week, it's like $2, maybe $4 if I eat both bags.

                                Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                                I've not been doing ONLY potatoes though, so I'm not doing the hack as it was intended,
                                but I'm eating them during the day and then a normal dinner.
                                That sounds like me. I would intend to eat all tators, but end up with regular dinner. I am trying for an all tator day today though. I did LC/HF for a couple days to try to get my Thanksgiving plump up reduced, and that worked for about 3 of the 4lb, so now I would really like to do a week of tators but I didnt want to announce it, incase I didnt make it haha. But I have been having great success just having had added them back in, either with a meal or as a small meal.

                                I have added bone broth today. 1/2 cup with about 75grams of tators, twice so far. I LOVE my bone broth. So thick and delicious. It just makes such a hearty little meal. I am hoping to still produce good results. Last time I had some broth also, though I think it was more tators with just a little broth "gravy", so we will see.

                                I will have to try some sweet tators also. I need to get to baking so I will throw some of those in as well
                                65lbs gone and counting!!

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