Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal Potato Diet (PPD)

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Down 1 lb since yesterday to 151.5, still up 2 lbs since Saturday.

    Tomorrow evening, my hubby leaves for 2 and a half weeks in China. For the first time ever, I will be home entirely alone for an extended period. On all his previous trips, I had my son living at home with me, but he has moved into his own place. I'm looking forward to having fairly complete control over the food in the house. I'm busy cleaning out the fridge of the stuff that I don't want to go bad while he's away. I plan to stick to potatoes all day for at least the work week, then add some protein at supper. I won't need to make a "coordinated" meal if I don't feel like it.

    After 27 years of marriage and parenthood, this will be a new experience for me!

    Comment


    • Good Job!

      I did a tator day yesterday. Down .4 today. I had eggs this morning though. I have to give a little speech here after bit, and I am a bit ansy and chose eggs for some reason. I guess I will do a high fat day today, and tators tomorrow again
      65lbs gone and counting!!

      Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

      Comment


      • Okay, sooo... nothing but potatoes for one and a half days and I'm up a pound and a half. I will say I ate a LOT of potatoes yesterday but have had only 2 today -- already getting to where the thought of eating another one makes me sick. And I didn't cheat. In fact, I didn't even use the 1 tsp. fat allowed per day. Just plain potatoes mashed up with some dried herbs. I'm in deload week and not exercising at all but I thought that was supposed to help?

        I'm going to give it another day but if the scale goes up again, I'm tempted to bail.

        Thoughts?

        Comment


        • I visit the forum for the first time in ages and potatoes are suddenly not only back in but encouraged!

          Go on then I'll give it a go.

          Any thoughts on having them with cinnamon for its blood sugar regulating properties?

          Comment


          • Originally posted by chronyx View Post
            I visit the forum for the first time in ages and potatoes are suddenly not only back in but encouraged!

            Go on then I'll give it a go.

            Any thoughts on having them with cinnamon for its blood sugar regulating properties?
            Cinnamon would be an awesome spice for a potato-only diet. Vinegar has the same effect and generally goes better with potatoes. If you are going to try a full-fledged "potato-diet", here's some advice: Be prepared. Buy about 10-15lbs of potatoes and cook up 4-5 pounds at a time so you have a ready source of potatoes to eat. Try to eat 2-3lbs a day, it is possible to overeat. Cook without oil or fat. Eat as plainly as possible.

            This works for a lot of people to lose close to a pound a day, but some people don't. If you aren't liking it and not losing weight, just quit. No harm/no foul.

            Comment


            • Thanks for your reply Otzi.

              I enjoyed orange sweet potatoes with nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon mashed up with copious amounts of coconut oil as a recovery meal after heavy power lifting sessions.


              I have already started and got decent 'Elfe' potatoes and white sweet potatoes cooked and ready to eat! Have eaten quite a lot today, but was VLC all last week. I now feel full, but with a 'sensation' in my stomach area. Have no urge to eat.

              They've been plain apart from a drop of Tabasco on one just to try. Vinegar sounds odd but I will try it!

              Comment


              • Originally posted by chronyx View Post

                I have already started and got decent 'Elfe' potatoes and white sweet potatoes .... Vinegar sounds odd but I will try it!
                Elfe potatoes are great, but not sure what you mean by white sweet potatoes. You don't want to use sweet potatoes, just white potatoes--the kind they grow all over the UK. Doesn't everybody in England put vinegar on chips?

                Comment


                • I don't know how else to describe them...they're called Bushbok white sweet potatoes. They're gone now anyway.

                  I like vinegar on chips but never thought about it on just a potato! Just plain malt vinegar? I have red wine and balsamic too...

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by chronyx View Post
                    I don't know how else to describe them...they're called Bushbok white sweet potatoes. They're gone now anyway.

                    I like vinegar on chips but never thought about it on just a potato! Just plain malt vinegar? I have red wine and balsamic too...
                    Salt and vinegar seem to be a perfect match to potatoes. The vinegar is said to lessen the glycemic load of the potato, but I just like the taste. Any vinegar is fine. I like malt vinegar best, but often use apple cider vinegar, too.

                    Comment


                    • That's good to know about the vinegar, it's starting to sound quite appetizing!

                      Comment


                      • I love how my appetite drops off after about 2 days of potatoes. This morning, I hit the road about 10 a.m. for a small road trip to visit some friend's shops in nearby towns. I really wasn't hungry before, so I didn't eat breakfast, just had my organic black coffee. I had a black coffee about at about 11:30 at one friend's shop, then about 12:30 I had about half a cup of cold mashed potatoes (between shops). That held me until about 3 when I had another half a cup or so of mashed potatoes (obviously I had taken them with me in the car - you can't buy dry mashed potatoes anywhere - LOL). When I finally got home about 4, I made potatoes chips in the microwave using my Topchip maker - I love that thing! That was it until supper. Probably about 1 1/2 potatoes, max. And no hunger, no cravings, no problems.

                        This is such as successful diet hack for me.

                        Comment


                        • I'm finding the same too. I had a lot yesterday once they were cooked but then hit the wall and managed one more before bed. Feel as well fed this morning (I haven't eaten yet) as ever.

                          Comment


                          • My husband and I are starting this today for a few days and I'm wondering if there's a certain way that the potatoes have to be prepared. I've read in some places that the potatoes need to be cooked and then refrigerated and eaten when cold in order to get the right starch. I love eating them raw.
                            Ideas?

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by Salina13 View Post
                              My husband and I are starting this today for a few days and I'm wondering if there's a certain way that the potatoes have to be prepared. I've read in some places that the potatoes need to be cooked and then refrigerated and eaten when cold in order to get the right starch. I love eating them raw.
                              Ideas?
                              For the weight-loss diet, you just need to eat them any way you like, but I have found the plainer the better. I like to boil about 5 pounds at a time, eat a few hot then refrigerate the leftovers for eating the next day either re-warmed or cold. Baked are also good, some cook them in large quantities in a crock pot. For a nice change, shred and fry them without oil, or slice/cube the cold potatoes and fry w/o oil for home fries. The trouble with hashbrowns and homefries is you can overeat on them they are so good!

                              One word of caution. For me, it has to be all-or-none. I can't do 'mostly potatoes' like some. Once I start eating other foods, it's all over. If I stick to straight potatoes I can keep it up for weeks. I've done 2 weeks in the past, but find 1 week is very do-able and actually enjoyable. After 10 days it gets very monotonous although you will see big drops on the scale!

                              If this works for you, consider adding potatoes into your normal daily eating habits. I find they keep my weight stable and prevent regaining the weight I lost.

                              If you are after resistant starch, eat about 1/2 a raw potato (peeled) and some cooked and cooled potatoes each day. This will give you all the RS you need.

                              Comment


                              • Thanks otzi!
                                This morning we sliced them into thin round slices and fried with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Lunch is boiled potatoes mashed with the same spices. I'm glad its okay to eat them raw, that will satisfy my need for something "crunchy".
                                I don't really understand the whole resistant starch discussion but am glad to only eat one item for awhile. It gets a little frustrating trying to think of new things to make all of the time!

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X