[QUOTE=Im Losing It;996889]Okay, I'm trying it.
Like the OP, I will shoot for 14 days.
Starting weight: 215 (ugh)
approx 28% bf (yikes)
Just baked my first potato; had it plain. Not my favorite meal ever, but very satiating.
Tomorrow's bkfast will be this recipe from the post quoted below:
[I]Shred two potatoes with a kitchen grater, rinse under hot water, fry in a non-stick pan until brown and crispy, drench with vinegar and salt (my favorite!)[/I]
Wish me luck!![/QUOTE]
Funny someone intimately familiar with Ray Cronise' work would choose MDA to launch his potato diet, unless, of course, gasp, "I'm losing It" is really...ray cronise. Outed!
This is a bit pathetic. Really, over potatoes?
[QUOTE=tatertot;997547]Funny someone intimately familiar with Ray Cronise' work would choose MDA to launch his potato diet, unless, of course, gasp, "I'm losing It" is really...ray cronise. Outed![/QUOTE]
You beat me to it! So obviously Cronise....pretty pathetic attempt actually. Join, make 2 random posts in this thread, and then attack. That way, your very first post isn't attacking Otzi for "copying" Cronise...you made TWO WHOLE posts before that so we wouldn't catch on. Brilliant. Or, not so much.....
[QUOTE=Im Losing It;997660]HAHAHA. Wow, you got me, Sherlock.
I can't be Ray Cronise. Because Otzi is Ray Cronise. :-)[/QUOTE]
Ewww... the plot thickens. Or he could be Ray's evil twin brother, long thought dead, back to avenge the stealing of his potato ideas which he developed when they were only children!
But he didn't develop the potato idea... I already posted a link that predates his idea by about 10 years. :D
[QUOTE=Im Losing It;997811]And the reason you waited until yesterday to start the diet is?:p[/QUOTE]
It wasn't yesterday. I've just finished my third day. :rolleyes:
Jo00di, the general idea of muscle-keeping is that spuds actually contain around 10% complete protein, so if you're eating enough to satisfy hunger then you're probably getting enough protein to maintain.
Regarding repartitioning, kind of depends what you mean by that, as I'm not sure? To me 'food partitioning' means deliberately avoiding mixing certain food groups at the same time, such as carbs and fats. Either can be OK on its own, combined and it means all the fat will be stored (because your body produces the storage hormone insulin). This fulfills that because it's extremely low fat if you stick to it correctly, ie just starch and protein.
Of course, some people around here will tell you it's just fine to go frying your spuds in oil, despite both Otzi and Ray Cronise saying that's an absolute no-no.
"Any herb or species are fine, but remember no oils (I.e. fries, chips, etc…)."
But hey, I'm just [I]reading [/I]n stuff....
So last week, I had lost 4.5 lbs before heading into a weekend of eating. Didn't each much during the day but I never do. Had dinner out Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dinners included a bit of bread and rice (and a ridiculously good cheesecake on Sunday), plus wine and a couple of vodka/club sodas. And meat! I went back to potatoes Monday and Tuesday, though had regular primal dinner last night. I haven't gained any weight back. I'm doing potatoes for the next 5-6 days, bringing it to a total of about 12 days, to see if I can drop another 5lbs. I'm pretty pleased with how this has worked.
[QUOTE=Meatgrrrl;997743]But he didn't develop the potato idea... I already posted a link that predates his idea by about 10 years. :D[/QUOTE]
ok ok I am the master tator creator. We just didnt have internet back in those days. I just carved it out on my cave wall but I forgot to chisel my copyright. I noticed someone stole my rock wall but I didnt make the connection as to why until now.
I did it 20 years ago, while lifting heavy things. Like squatting 300lbs for like a set of 1 ha. But I ate lots of tators back then and not much else, mostly because I was recently divorced & poor (poorer). :cool:
[QUOTE=Im Losing It;998097]
It was only Cronise's research that convinced Otzi to try it and launch this thread (though Cronise was asking people not to, as he wasn't through researching it) -- but why he decided to steal Cronise's work [B]without attribution[/B] is beyond me.
By the way, anyone who wants to read a ton of great give and take with Cronise re: this diet, go here (free registration required) :
[URL="http://hypothermics.com/2012/06/no-guts-no-glory-part-2/"]Thermogenex - Fuel the Burn[/URL]
Ok, not to beat a dead horse, and I think what you are trying to do is admirable, defending someone else's work and all. But Otzi never tried to pass this off as his own. In fact, he directed me to Cronise's site and to his work. And when I went over there to sign up, I didnt even realize that I had already signed up some other time.
So there's the thing: the thing is, most of those guys, their work is just over my head. Trying to understand it and make sense of it all. And getting around to reading it all takes time. So even though I was already registered on his site because I was interested in his work, none of this tator stuff jumped out at me. It wasnt until it was pointed out & interpreted for me, did I have an interest. And if the fella wasn't ready for ppl to try it, then he shouldnt have posted it on the internet.
And I dont think TT meant anything bad either. I dont mean to speak for him, but his post came across to me, as someone concerned about our little community here, and a fella MDAer getting some flack for posting something that was already out there.
Cronise no doubt deserves his just credit. And we (at least I) would never have known about his work on tators over there, if not for the postings over here. That is how we all learn from each other.
Now, let's all kiss and make up, and move on :cool: