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  • Originally posted by chronyx View Post
    Are you guys managing to eat the 20 a day Chris Voigt managed?
    Oh, God, no! I'm a 52 yr old woman, not seriously overweight, and I manage about 3-3 1/2 potatoes a day. No idea what that weighs, but a 5 lb bag will keep me going for at least 3 days. I opened a new bag of Yukon Golds yesterday, made a big pot of mashed that I will eat for lunch all week, likely (4-5 x 1.5-2 cup servings), plus each day I have one potato grated and dry-fried for breakfast and one smaller one made into chips sometime later in the day. Then a regular primal supper, occ with potato included. And I'm stuffed. In fact, usually after 2-3 days like this, I start skipping breakfast because I'm simply not hungry.

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    • LOL @ "Primal Potato Diet"...this is the point where people start losing their minds.

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      • The magic continues. I'm 2 weeks and 2 days into this process. M-F eating only potatoes until supper, then a regular primal meal, weekends eat normal primal as best I can. I'm down 9.5 lbs from where I started, about 6.5 lbs of that is real weight loss, as I was very bloated when I started. This is so darn painless. If I get hungry, I just eat another potato, usually made into potato chips for the crunch. But I don't often get hungry. Did you know that you can get over 50 potato chips from one medium sized potato? That's alot of crunching and mouth satisfaction. And unlike commercial fried potato chips, I'm actually full after a bowl of the fat-free chips. Pretty cool!

        And I'm not obese with lots to lose . I"m talking from 150's into 140's. Belly is flatter, but so are hips and thighs. I'm into a smaller sized pants. Pretty freaking amazing. I am so indebted to Otzi for bringing this diet variation/tool to our attention.

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        • I've been doing an 19/5 IF where I have a snack at 3:00 pm and eat a meal between 6:00 and 7:00. Lately I've found that no matter what I ate at 3:00 I was so hungry that I couldn't wait for supper and ended up snacking uncontrollably or just eating too much. I just had potatoes yesterday at 3:00 and I was able to wait for supper before eating again.

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          • So inspiring! You guys are doing fantastic! I haven't weighed in awhile..... maybe tomorrow
            65lbs gone and counting!!

            Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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            • End of week 3 report: After 3 weeks of my version of the Primal Potato Diet, I am down a total of 10 lbs. I weighed this morning at 146.0 lbs, though I saw 145.5 lbs yesterday. I dropped 6.5 lbs in the first 5 day week, rebounded 3 lbs over the first weekend, dropped 5 lbs the next workweek (a net loss of 2 lbs), rebounded only 0.5 lbs the second weekend, then lost 2 lbs this past workweek (net loss of 1.5 lbs). I am definitely smaller, wearing smaller clothes and have lost the torso puffiness.

              But more importantly, I feel great. I'm seldom hungry and if I am, I can just eat another potato, usually as microwave potato chips (unsalted, nothing-but-potatoes). I have a regular primal supper (protein and vegetables, occasionally with some potatoes or rice) and almost no snacking. I have plenty of energy for my day-to-day life.

              And the amount of extra time this WOE has given me is amazing. I only cook one simple meal per day (and right now, while hubby is away on business, I'm not even doing that - I just make up a batch of something and eat the same thing night after night). No grocery shopping or running into the convenience store for stock-up. Minimal kitchen clean-up. And I'm saving a ton of money. I haven't shopped for groceries in 2 weeks. And on the weekend, I can eat the stuff I'm missing during the week, like bacon and eggs for breakfast or BAS with tuna and avocado for lunch. Believe it or not, those are the things I kinda miss, nothing sweet or junky.

              I'm planning another full week of this to finish out March. On Thursday, I drive away for the Easter weekend and will likely eat out frequently, but the brother I'm going to visit is also working the potato hack to some degree, so I can hopefully get through the weekend without too much rebound.

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              • Reporting on the week so far: The week began on Tuesday. I normally do 19/5 IF with a snack at 3:00 and a meal between 6:00 and 7:00 pm. I have been finding myself so much hungrier even though I was eating more calories than previously that I ended up eating during dinner prep. A 2 week break from tracking in an attempt to only eat to satisfy my hunger cravings didn't help. Monday I ended up binging on protein.

                Tuesday I started having plain boiled potatoes with salt and vinegar for my break-fast snack.
                Starting weight: 151.2 pounds
                This morning: 148.8 pounds. Looking cut around the shoulders, my upper abs are starting to show.
                The afternoon potato snack satisfies me until dinner, and I don't get hungry in the evening. This has been a total success.

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                • Fantastic!

                  I think I have done my little reset long enough. So, DD28 and I are doing this next week. We did a day yesterday, so she knows what she is getting into

                  Thanks for posting y'all!!!
                  65lbs gone and counting!!

                  Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                  • Originally posted by marthat View Post
                    And the amount of extra time this WOE has given me is amazing. I only cook one simple meal per day (and right now, while hubby is away on business, I'm not even doing that - I just make up a batch of something and eat the same thing night after night). No grocery shopping or running into the convenience store for stock-up. Minimal kitchen clean-up. And I'm saving a ton of money. I haven't shopped for groceries in 2 weeks. And on the weekend, I can eat the stuff I'm missing during the week, like bacon and eggs for breakfast or BAS with tuna and avocado for lunch. Believe it or not, those are the things I kinda miss, nothing sweet or junky.
                    I love that you made this your own and worked it out! The traditional potato diet, ie. nuttin' but spuds, gets old fast and leaves you a bit depleted in energy and nutrition. Your version looks like it keeps you pumped up and ready to go. It's almost like you are IF'ing with a potato snack thrown in--hey people do it with Bullet-Proof Coffee and call it a fast, maybe you stumbled on to the next fad! How does "Intermittent Potato Fast" sound? It should be great for Insulin Sensitivity and refilling glycogen for sure.

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                    • Originally posted by otzi View Post
                      I love that you made this your own and worked it out! The traditional potato diet, ie. nuttin' but spuds, gets old fast and leaves you a bit depleted in energy and nutrition. Your version looks like it keeps you pumped up and ready to go. It's almost like you are IF'ing with a potato snack thrown in--hey people do it with Bullet-Proof Coffee and call it a fast, maybe you stumbled on to the next fad! How does "Intermittent Potato Fast" sound? It should be great for Insulin Sensitivity and refilling glycogen for sure.
                      I"m actually eating three times a day most days, just that I'm only cooking about once a day. I eat either a grated up potato dry-fried for breakfast, or I make potato chips with my chipmaker (crazy, eh? Healthy potato chips for breakfast! But it's one medium potato either way). And then I have a 1 1/2 to 2 cup serving of mashed potatoes with beef broth added for flavour. I make a batch at the beginning of the week and just take a bowl each day as my lunch. So I only make supper, and even that, as I said, is usually warmed up leftovers at the moment.

                      If the main nutritional effect of the potato-only regime is the short chain fatty acids produced in the bowel, then maybe it is rather like a fat supported IF... I've never checked to see if I achieve anything approaching ketosis. It's just not one of my goals.

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                      • Hey everyone! I've been looking at the success you've all had with the potatoes, and decided to give it a go. Yesterday was a a day of 3 small mashed potato meals which were very filling...plus some scrambled eggs with onions and mushrooms in the evening. I had 2 coffees throughout the day as well. I was pleased to find out this morning that I went from 150.4 to 147.4! I have plateaued for the last 3 weeks or so, and this did the trick! I am now at the lowest weight since starting primal eating about 2 months ago. I plan on doing the same thing for the next two days. Will keep you updated, hopefully it's not all water weight.

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                        • Originally posted by pickled herring View Post
                          Hey everyone! I've been looking at the success you've all had with the potatoes, and decided to give it a go. Yesterday was a a day of 3 small mashed potato meals which were very filling...plus some scrambled eggs with onions and mushrooms in the evening. I had 2 coffees throughout the day as well. I was pleased to find out this morning that I went from 150.4 to 147.4! I have plateaued for the last 3 weeks or so, and this did the trick! I am now at the lowest weight since starting primal eating about 2 months ago. I plan on doing the same thing for the next two days. Will keep you updated, hopefully it's not all water weight.
                          All last week, I ate no breakfast, 1 big, plain potato for lunch and 2 potatoes for supper, with a handful of nuts one night, a banana another night, and some chicken livers one night. After 5 days of this, I was down 4 pounds.

                          I have been eating a lot since Jan 1st, PHD style and gained a bit, but mostly muscle as waist didn't increase but max reps did. I went from 168-172 within 3 weeks of starting PHD, then put on 2 more pounds over next 2.5 months. I think the initial jump was increased intestinal matter and glycogen refilling as I went from 50g carbs to 200g carbs/day. If I could drop back to 165, I will be pretty ripped, something that has thus eluded me for quite some years. So my plan is 5 days of mainly taters, weekends normal PB, then another 5 tater days til I hit 165, which should be at the end of next week.

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                          • Originally posted by otzi View Post
                            All last week, I ate no breakfast, 1 big, plain potato for lunch and 2 potatoes for supper, with a handful of nuts one night, a banana another night, and some chicken livers one night. After 5 days of this, I was down 4 pounds.

                            I have been eating a lot since Jan 1st, PHD style and gained a bit, but mostly muscle as waist didn't increase but max reps did. I went from 168-172 within 3 weeks of starting PHD, then put on 2 more pounds over next 2.5 months. I think the initial jump was increased intestinal matter and glycogen refilling as I went from 50g carbs to 200g carbs/day. If I could drop back to 165, I will be pretty ripped, something that has thus eluded me for quite some years. So my plan is 5 days of mainly taters, weekends normal PB, then another 5 tater days til I hit 165, which should be at the end of next week.
                            Dear Dear Otzi. I have really been struggling since the first of the year. I guess you knew that already though.

                            But pretty much following PHD. I would throw tator days in there, and sometimes tators till dinner, which I like doing that. Then thought my calories were too low so I was then trying to increase my calories. Result is, I did gain. uggghh

                            Well I decided to take my measurements this morning - my Wii is on strike - so anyways, some places went down, like thighs, bust, and below belly button, while others went up a little, like calves and arms. And I KNOW my arms are not getting fatter, they are looking better - so not sure what that means. But any of these could be off in either direction due to my expertise measuring skills - or lack thereof.

                            Anyways, no point to this really, except that it helped me to read your experience. This week, most days I did tators, with dinner. So I am hoping I am through my funk now.

                            I was really really bummed out a few days ago though, to tears... which hasnt EVER happened in the 1.5 years I have been at this. But I really felt like a decrease and I was prepared to see a lower number, but instead I saw an increase & realized that with that gain, I had lost 8lbs in a year of primal! So yes, I lost it. But only briefly. I am okay now. I feel good, I feel strong. I feel like I am making progress though the scale may not have reflected such, but I know that is a piss poor measurement also, but still.

                            I am really really curious what my weight is now. I need a new Wii fit disk I think, maybe DH will stop by best buy on the way home and I can weigh in the morning.

                            Ok, so anyways, glad you posted It sounds alot like my experience. This week, DD was doing tator days till dinner also, and she forgot to weigh first. So her professor told her that she can not call herself a scientist anymore since she had nothing to evaluate at the end of the week :P haha Tators till dinner M-F, and then regular on weekends.

                            So anyways, I have a exercise plan. I have not been consistent in that department. I do not lack for energy doing tators, but I am not hardcore training either. I will do tators till dinner as long as DD is. My other idea is to throw in a complete tator day (as the JUDDD or whatever is interesting - the 500 calorie down day w/up day the next ) and then do a day of more normal PHD so I get my eggs and salmon and liver, etc in there.

                            Either of those, I won't be thinking about food as much, or thinking about eating in general, and I plan to stay away from researching online as much --- so then I can focus on other things, like my youth ranch. I have spent long enough on my weight, so maybe if I focus on something else, it will just happen. Hopefully.
                            Last edited by gopintos; 03-29-2013, 02:13 PM.
                            65lbs gone and counting!!

                            Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                            • wow 10 pounds of fat in 2 weeks that simply amazing, but I'm a little better :P around 12 pounds and I worked really hard on it

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                              • Anything is allowed if it works for you. Some people have used fat to cook and eat with, but it seems the best results come from just potatoes. It's a calorie/satiation game--plain potatoes are very satiating, no fat means less calories. Added fat makes them less satiating with more calories, but, YMMV.

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