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  • #76
    Originally posted by otzi View Post
    Maybe certain ethnic groups know how to prepare cassava, plantains, and taro, but to me these are like really foreign and I would have no idea how to buy them, cook them etc...
    I LOVE taro!!! They're one of my favorite foods! You can get them at Asian grocery stores, and they are delicious! They taste better than potatoes. Do you think this potato hack thing will work with taros???

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    • #77
      I started this on Sunday.

      On Dec 17, I was 143lbs, waist 29.5 inches, "belly" 32.5 inches. I went up to 145 on the 19th and stayed there. I should add that the scale at work that I use only measures to the nearest pound, so I guess 145 could be anywhere from 144.6 to 145.5lbs. Because the scale is at work, I only measure on the days I'm there.

      Day 1. Wt. unknown. 300g russet potato hash with 1 tsp coconut oil cooked on George Foreman grill, 8oz red potatoes boiled in bone broth (didn't drink), tea sweetened with stevia.

      Day 2. Wt = 143 lbs. Ate 1lb of fingerling potatoes baked with sea salt, herbs and 1tbsp of coconut oil. Dinner was ground beef and roasted broccoli that I was trying to use up at around 6pm. I also had some sweetish kombucha. Then I started feeling hungry around 9pm. I had one clementine, and a little bit of leftover gluten free christmas cake. I spent the next three hours throwing up. I have gastroparesis, so this throwing up a little for hours used to be a way of life.

      Day 3: 310 g russet potato hash in GFG, tea, 4oz roasted fingerlings. I was still hungry, but rather than make the previous days mistake of eating too much, I had some chai with a tsp of cocoa and some sugar free gum.

      Day 4 (today): Wt = 142, waist 29inches, belly 32 inches. Also lost half inch off bust. I ate the last of the grass fed ground beef and broccoli for breakfast. It's 1pm, and I'm still not hungry. But I'm going to work out this evening, so I have 12oz boiled cold red potatoes and the bone broth for later. I still have a bunch of off-plan, perishable foods that I'm trying to use up - high fat greek yogurt, clementines, pomegranate, brussels sprouts, radishes and granny smith apples. I intend to keep working those things in until they are used up.

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      • #78
        Starting in the morning. I'll do two and a half days, as I have dinner plans for Saturday evening, but I can do nothing but potatoes from now until then. I, too, have been working my way through the holiday leftovers and perishables. Finally think I've got them down to a manageable level. And next week, I'm planning a minimum of 2 days on potatoes.

        So I brought my son's George Foreman Grill home from his apartment to try potatoes. Can someone post a clear set of directions on how to make them on the GFG? I've never used this gizmo before, so be specific please.

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        • #79
          I'm back after 11 days on the East Coast. I am reading PB as I am looking for an eating/moving plan that is easily sustainable. I put on a few pounds in December but more importantly felt terrible eating sugar and grains. I gave up my tater experient in December as I had RA reactions to the nightshade. I hope to do the next 5-6 days of taters unless I get the same reaction, then move into eating without grains. I hope to find a balance that doesn't require low carb for weight maintenance.

          Bonus of the day: it was 39 degrees when I walked to work this morning. I stuck a hot potato in my pocket. It was a most excellent hand warmer!

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          • #80
            I am on my second day of potatoes and so far so good but need some advice please. Can anyone tell me if drinking diet 7up and chewing sugar free gum would be ok on the PHD.

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            • #81
              Started this morning. Boiled and mashed redskins with bone broth added. Hot for B, will reheat for lunch. Peeing like a racehorse already as I shed New Years water weight. I put on 4.5 lbs overnight on NY eve, and it's mostly stuck around for the last 2 days. Good riddance to it!!

              In other news, returned to Y last night and walked/ran some sprints on the indoor track, then walked a steep incline on a treadmill. Total about 40 mins. First return to workout in months - felt good. But man, am I ever out of shape!!

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              • #82
                Originally posted by WJS View Post
                I am on my second day of potatoes and so far so good but need some advice please. Can anyone tell me if drinking diet 7up and chewing sugar free gum would be ok on the PHD.
                I doubt they will hinder weightloss on PHD or potato-based diet, but I think they are two terrible habits that should be stopped in general. Just my opinion.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by marthat View Post
                  Started this morning. Boiled and mashed redskins with bone broth added. Hot for B, will reheat for lunch. Peeing like a racehorse already as I shed New Years water weight. I put on 4.5 lbs overnight on NY eve, and it's mostly stuck around for the last 2 days. Good riddance to it!!

                  In other news, returned to Y last night and walked/ran some sprints on the indoor track, then walked a steep incline on a treadmill. Total about 40 mins. First return to workout in months - felt good. But man, am I ever out of shape!!
                  Cool you got a place to go exercise--keep it up! I know what you mean about 'feels good'. Have fun with the potatoes!

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by serenity View Post
                    I LOVE taro!!! They're one of my favorite foods! You can get them at Asian grocery stores, and they are delicious! They taste better than potatoes. Do you think this potato hack thing will work with taros???
                    I'd love to find out. How do you cook a taro?

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                    • #85
                      Day 4 continued - I ate the 12 oz boiled potatoes around 5pm, went to the gym at 6pm. I was 141 after the workout. i wasn't hungry when I got home at 8pm, then felt like I was starving around bedtime. I ate a handful of veggie chips (sweet potato, taro, kabocha, carrots, green beans), had some tea and went to bed.

                      Day 5 (today): 140lbs. I woke up starving. I had two cold, boiled yukon golds for breakfast. I just had some roasted nori and will have another potato and some herbal tea in a sec.

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                      • #86
                        George Foreman grill hash browns. Thus far, I've just shredded the potatoes (~1/2 lb), mixed in a 1/2 tsp oil, dropped a clump on the grill and let it cook 8 mins. I use the little spatula to flip it over (it sticks together) and cook a couple mins more. I get 2-3 patties from the one potato. It's crispy on the outside and sort of gummy on the inside. I don't like the gumminess, so next time I'll either squeeze out some of the liquid before cooking, or rinse and do the same. Cleanup of the grill is a snap.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Dulcimina View Post
                          George Foreman grill hash browns. Thus far, I've just shredded the potatoes (~1/2 lb), mixed in a 1/2 tsp oil, dropped a clump on the grill and let it cook 8 mins. I use the little spatula to flip it over (it sticks together) and cook a couple mins more. I get 2-3 patties from the one potato. It's crispy on the outside and sort of gummy on the inside. I don't like the gumminess, so next time I'll either squeeze out some of the liquid before cooking, or rinse and do the same. Cleanup of the grill is a snap.
                          If you put the raw shreds in a strainer and run hot water over them for a few seconds, it makes them fry up dryer. Although, that gummy starch is part of the 'magic' of the potato diet. Here's another tip--when you are preparing your potatoes, eat a couple of raw slices...almost pure resistant starch. They are pretty good, especially with a sprinkle of salt.

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                          • #88
                            dropped a clump on the grill and let it cook 8 mins.
                            I forgot to add that I closed the grill.

                            Here's another tip--when you are preparing your potatoes, eat a couple of raw slices...almost pure resistant starch. They are pretty good, especially with a sprinkle of salt.
                            I'll let you know if I do. I tried raw beef liver last week. It wasn't bad. How much worse can raw potatoes be?

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by otzi View Post
                              I doubt they will hinder weightloss on PHD or potato-based diet, but I think they are two terrible habits that should be stopped in general. Just my opinion.

                              Thank you Otzi. I know I shouldn't because of the artificiall sweetener but it may help me through the time. I would like to do it for two weeks and an occasionall treat of diet 7up and sugar free gum may make it easier. Thank you again, it is good to know it wouldn't hurt my losses.

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                              • #90
                                I've eaten raw potato slices as a treat/snack since I was a kid. Lately, I've carried raw potatoes around for a between meal snack. Had a little Ruby Gem with coffee this morning, more to satisfy a crunch desire than because of any hunger. Just ate about 2 1/2 cups mashed for lunch. I'm stuffed right now.

                                Thanks for the hash browns directions. I'm going to try them for supper tonight for both hubby and I (he'll have some meat with his).

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