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    hey guys, I just wanted your opinion on an only eggs and potatoes diet. This is mostly a thought I came up with so that I can save money for the holidays coming up, but I was wondering about weight loss and the long term health effects.

    My current diet is eggs, one potato, spinach, and grass fed ground beef. If i ate 2 potatoes and the rest of my calories coming from eggs (staying with my calorie range), based off your experience with starchy carbs, do you think I can still maintain a lean body, maybe even get leaner? Also, not have any ill health effects.

    I admit, I am still paranoid about carbs.

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    Eh. Low food reward. High nutrition. Low price. Don't do it forever. Not a bad idea to play with for a little while, in my opinion. If you can have some occasional liver, even better.
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    • #3
      so health wise i'll be ok? I only plan on doing it for about a month, maybe longer if it's safe. What is your opinion on weight loss with starchy carbs? I know everyone is different, but I've been maintaining eating 1 potato a day, but I'm cautious about adding 1 more a day.

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      • #4
        Not sure about the long term, even a month, health issues, but if it were me I'd try to make the potato and egg into a potato salad so that you are getting resistant starch too. I like keeping a bowl of it in the fridge to keep the gut flora fed and happy. It's not going to give you the insulin spikes that a hot potato will. You can even bake potatoes and then reheat a bit and still keep the resistant starch.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 2Rae View Post
          You can even bake potatoes and then reheat a bit and still keep the resistant starch.
          Do reheat, you will get more RS3 (type 3 resistant starch). The eggs will secure higher proteins and good fats and their vitamins, provided that they are pastured (not given though ...).

          if I were you, I'd consider adding legumes like chickpeas and lentils. They are cheap and easy to process (soak 12 to 24h, rinse, boil for 15mn, simmer for 1h more or less). You can also add onions and garlic to make the flora really happy. If you have access to them, replace taters by sunchokes, add other tubers if you like. These things should be much cheaper than grass-fed beef.

          And to make it even better, add gelatinous bone broth (bones should be really cheap, it just takes a little time in the kitchen).

          Sticking to spuds and eggs should be fine for a few weeks but boredom my set in ...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by premier89 View Post
            so health wise i'll be ok? I only plan on doing it for about a month, maybe longer if it's safe. What is your opinion on weight loss with starchy carbs? I know everyone is different, but I've been maintaining eating 1 potato a day, but I'm cautious about adding 1 more a day.
            Yeah, I doubt you'll get rickets or scurvy within the month.
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            • #7
              In some old experiments, people ate diets composed almost entirely of potatoes. They were found to be in good health. I don't see a problem with a potato-heavy diet.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by premier89 View Post
                If i ate 2 potatoes and the rest of my calories coming from eggs
                Both great foods but ^this sounds a little strange. That would be about 2 dozen eggs per day? I'd start to wonder about allergen or mineral overloads. Maybe cut it with some butter cabbage is for frugal calories.
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                • #9
                  I would only be eating 8 eggs a day. I mashed up potatoes and mixed sunny side up or scrammbled eggs into it. That recipe is pretty filling. One meal would be one potato with 4 eggs. In between i eat almonds. I add BBQ sauce too for flavor
                  Last edited by premier89; 10-29-2014, 10:45 AM.

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                  • #10
                    I'm just wondering if this can be long term for health and fat loss.

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                    • #11
                      You probably can't get all your nutrients from two foods. But I did something like that one summer when I was saving money for a splurge I wanted. Only I wasn't worried about paleo, so I occasionally bought an 88cent pack of hot dogs to chop up with the eggs and potatoes.

                      I still like hot dogs (or bologna) and eggs, but sadly, I put them back in the case once I've read the ingredients.
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                      • #12
                        Aren't eggs pretty nutritious? I'll be getting all the vitamins except enough vitamin E. How about fat loss? Anyone lose a good amount of fat with starchy carbs?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by premier89 View Post
                          Aren't eggs pretty nutritious? I'll be getting all the vitamins except enough vitamin E. How about fat loss? Anyone lose a good amount of fat with starchy carbs?
                          Sure enough. All you have to do is to not eat too much fat while eating your starches. Go for spuds and legumes. I just had a soup of lentils, onions and mushrooms in bone broth (basically). It is delicious, nutritious and won't make you overeat crap afterwards. Will I lose some body fat ? Probably if I continue with that soup at every meal (which I won't ...).

                          Skip a meal now and then, have a very big meal once in a while including beef liver but generally stick to good carbs (fibrous ones), good proteins and add a little fat around the edges for taste. If that can help, use small plates and say no to second servings. It is that easy

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                          • #14
                            Would 4 eggs be too much fat with one potato? The eggs would be 18 grams of fat.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by premier89 View Post
                              Would 4 eggs be too much fat with one potato? The eggs would be 18 grams of fat.
                              I have no clue. Try it and see what happens.
                              To be honest, I don't think that way. If I want 4 eggs and one potato, I'll have them. I would probably switch at the next meal: 1 egg, 4 potatoes And then I would skip a meal or fast the whole day. Then I would eat 3-4 potatoes only, then 4 eggs only, etc. I would rotate you see, not because I would get some "results", but because I like variation.

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