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  • I'm curious of progress, although not eating protein has its dangers. Also weight loss comes mostly due to the fact you are cutting calories
    I am not a bodybuilding/fat loss/strength training "guru" BUT I achieved a lean state with ease after learning the correct way to train and eat and I want to HELP YOU achieve the same.

    Getting fit is also about managing your mindset:
    http://getfitmindset.com

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    • Down .8 this morning
      Down 1.4 yesterday morning

      (remember too though, I had a few things I normally don't over the weekend)
      65lbs gone and counting!!

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      • Originally posted by Marinas Florin View Post
        I'm curious of progress, although not eating protein has its dangers.
        potatoes do have a good protein profile. It is a matter of how much you eat and how they were prepared. See for example this one: Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Potatoes, baked, flesh, with salt

        It's not much but the idea is that you do nothing during the potato diet and eat as much as you can (without harming yourself that is ...). Caloric deficit ? certainly, but not only.

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        • Originally posted by gopintos View Post
          Down .8 this morning
          Down 1.4 yesterday morning

          (remember too though, I had a few things I normally don't over the weekend)
          Good going, Mel - Pay close attention to what 'Epicurie' is saying--she's onto something. Similar to what you are doing with just potato meals then regular meals. I'm thinking she is close to cracking the code of why the potato diet is so effective.

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          • Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
            Okay... Weird.

            I dropped 3* whole lbs from yesterday to today.
            I changed a lot of factors recently (went from zc to high carb) and gained water weight and maybe some fat/muscle (gained a lot of stength) so I was up by 15-20lbs from May, but I have been watching the cals while trying to do recomp lately. I haven't lost a huge deal in a while so maybe it is one of those "whooshes."

            Yesterday was one of my "mostly potato" meals... I posted my "potato salad" recipe I are 2/3-3/4 of here. I had cottage cheese & pineapple and salted milk tea for dinner and tons of water so dairy, carbs, and tons of salt!! Not a high cal day (rest days are usually low cal and lifting days I eat a ton) but not too restrictive either.

            Maybe my scale is broken? It can't be water weight can it? 3lbs??

            Are cold potatoes magical?


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            See, this is what I'm talking about.

            Totally, totally WEIRD and almost unbelievable.

            If I hadn't gone through it myself last year, I would have thought you and your scale
            BOTH were lying.

            But I know... cuz potatoes ARE MaJiCk, but I don't.know.why.

            That kind of loss definitely keeps up the enthusiasm to keep plugging along though.

            Good job TP.

            Julia

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            • Originally posted by Marinas Florin View Post
              I'm curious of progress, although not eating protein has its dangers. Also weight loss comes mostly due to the fact you are cutting calories
              I would think that the potato diet would be a godsend for body-builders in particular. Just enough protein (with a complete amino acid profile!) to keep cell maintenance happy, but a huge calorie deficit, insulin action, hydration, and no fat. I'd think someone could turn this into a 'thing' and do well with it in BB circles.

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              • Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                See, this is what I'm talking about.

                Totally, totally WEIRD and almost unbelievable.

                If I hadn't gone through it myself last year, I would have thought you and your scale
                BOTH were lying.

                But I know... cuz potatoes ARE MaJiCk, but I don't.know.why.

                That kind of loss definitely keeps up the enthusiasm to keep plugging along though.

                Good job TP.

                Julia
                Going to try to do 2 days of mostly potato through Friday and see if I last. Today I already a fun sized chocolate... Happy Halloween!

                Then I plan out hitting the gym hard on Saturday.


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                • Day two morning me +400g husband -1.9kgs
                  Hope I lose weight at some stage!!

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                  • I don't have the means to make to make my own stock/broth. Is this ok? Tesco Finest Roast Chicken Stock 300G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries

                    Best I can find.

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                    • Originally posted by Sige_na_please View Post
                      I don't have the means to make to make my own stock/broth. Is this ok? Tesco Finest Roast Chicken Stock 300G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries

                      Best I can find.
                      I doubt you could make better at home!

                      Free Range Chicken Stock (99%) (Water, Chicken Carcass, Onion, Carrot, Leek, Parsley, Garlic, White Pepper, Bay Leaf),Salt
                      Looks good!

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                      • Day 5 - 104.8kg (down 2.2kgs since start)

                        Yesterday's food - Fast until lunch, 300g cold small baked potatoes, HM relish salt. Dinner was 500g baked sweet potato with 20g grated cheese and HM tomato relish, had 5 small milky way chocolate bars as well during Halloween walk around, can of coconut water this morning, splash of milk in black tea last night.

                        Exercise - yesterday Walk dog and kids dog around streets 2hrs. This morning 1 hour swim squad sprint session high intensity, 2800m swum, had a can of coconut water before swim to hydrate.

                        Energy is fine, hunger levels have dropped off. Shouldn't of eaten the milky ways but too late and would have swum them off this morning. Going to try an all day Fast today. Visibly leaner and less bloated.

                        Cheers
                        Last edited by fat belly frog; 10-31-2013, 04:53 PM.
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                        • Should I expect any weight loss after a day potato eating?

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                          • Ok, I'm in. I need to get a kick start on some weight loss. I can't do this at work, but I only work 7 days out of 14 so I'll just do the spuds on days I'm at home. I'll also keep my morning coffee with milk, sugar and gelatin, I think I'd rather die than give that up.
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                            • Originally posted by fat belly frog View Post
                              Day 5 - 104.8kg (down 2.2kgs since start)
                              5 pounds in 5 days...you beat the average! Come back next week and let us know if any rebound happens.

                              Originally posted by voyaging View Post
                              Should I expect any weight loss after a day potato eating?
                              That's really hard to answer. So much depends on you. Normal weight fluctuations, dehydration, food intake prior. You'll just have to find out for yourself. Normally, though, if you were just eating regularly and went right into potatoes, you'd see a loss the first day. Sometimes, I think people eat a bit more the days before anticipating the hunger, then put a lot of salt on their potatoes and end up gaining weight the first day, but it's all water weight.


                              Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                              Ok, I'm in. I need to get a kick start on some weight loss. I can't do this at work, but I only work 7 days out of 14 so I'll just do the spuds on days I'm at home. I'll also keep my morning coffee with milk, sugar and gelatin, I think I'd rather die than give that up.
                              Keep the coffee...we don't need you to die. I find it's easier to pull off the potato diet while at work, got stuff to keep me occupied. Only downside is if you have to eat lunch with others, then it's hard. Doing it at home can be good, too, especially if it keeps you from mindless eating. Let us know!

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                              • Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
                                Epicurie-
                                Chocolate ice cream is high carb and high fat...

                                Therefore designed to be hyperpalatable and put lbs on.

                                I don't understand why it is generally seen only as high carb...

                                Potato hack is high carb almost zero fat. S&e is almost zero carbs. Don't eat high carbs and high fat together.
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                                Thanks turquoisepassion, that's what I was referring to.
                                It's not just the fact that the potato diet has high carbs that does the trick. The low fat matters, a lot. But that's not the whole story either, because calories seem to have Nothing to do with it for many people since their caloric deficit isn't anywhere near what their weight loss adds-up to (just like the hyperpalatability of ice cream doesn't enter the picture if you control the calories).
                                There's 'something else' , still to be determined, that accounts for the magic. And it Is magic, because of course its 'impossible' to lose more solid mass than you supposedly need for your energy requirements in a day.
                                Yet we keep doing just that and there's no dehydration nor glycogen/water loss.
                                So very cool, eh?

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