[QUOTE=InSearchOfAbs;1018738]Jenn, if you haven't already, try cutting the sweet potato into rounds (1/2 inch thick) and then bake them in the oven on 400 for
about 40 minutes, turning them over at the 20min mark.
Or they may have to go for an hour - my oven completely sucks a$$ and doesn't hold its temperature, so I have
to check on it frequently, but in a NORMAL OVEN, 40 minutes would work.
I also buy nonstick foil - spendy, but works great.
Anyway, the consistency of the baked sweet potato rounds are chewy on the outside, gooey on the inside.
They give you way more chewing time and way more satiating power as you're eating them.
Yesterday I cooked up a 1.5lb sweet potato, ate half of it at 1pm, and the other half while I was
making my shredded waffle potatoes, five hours later, and that sweet potato was the only thing I'd
had to eat all day besides my coffee at 6:30am.
So try 'em that way, you may get addicted.....
p.s. and I'd totally be interested in your results eating potatoes plus the other stuff you listed.........[/QUOTE]
I've had sweet potato rounds before but always cooked with oil. I'll try them dry! For some reason baked like that with salt and dipping in mustard sounds sooo good right now. Omg.
And heck yes, I loves me some nonstick foil! I also use Silpat sheets when I am not too lazy to wash it.
[QUOTE=Zach;1018680]Wanted to post this over here, this was my comment over at freetheanimal.
"TT, thanks for that post because somehow i missed the quote from Peter. So becouse of this, i wonder if white rice would work just as well for 1-2 weeks
I thought this might be an interesting experiment. A rice cooker is so much more convenient then potatoes and im sure for millions of Asians, rice is mostly all they eat. I know white rice has a pathetic nutrient profile but since its only a week or two and the mechanisms dont seem to have much to do with nutrients, maybe this would work well.
Zach on my first round of potatoes I ate on average one meal a day of white rice, either with chilli sauce or soy sauce. It's easy to find boiled white rice everywhere so its a great choice when eating out or on the road. I still lost weight most days, I even had a day of rice only. Also had sweet potato as well on the odd occasion. Google rice diet or starch solution with an open mind. Pretty impressive weight lose and health benifets reported from both of these programs. With the rice just watch how much you eat a cup of cooked rice is ~200 cals so 6 cups was my self imposed daily limit
I now on the 2nd round eating rice, green veggies, some fruit and of coarse potatoes, I am still losing weight daily, slower this time round, but noticed yesterday that cravings where really bad after lunch, so ended up eating a couple of bananas after eating strawberries at lunch or it could have been the red curry I added to a couple of cups of chopped veggies that went with the rice.
What I have also noticed is a mind set in how I cook, fried rice is just as tasty done without oil and using veggie stock to cook the veggies, mashed potatoe is fine done with a bit of beef stock, no added butter, cream etc... When or if you are over weight reducing the added cals from the incidental fats is a good idea in my opinion..
The whole idea with spuds only is that it's a simple choice and that's away the ability to added in other foods, as you can see from yesterday I had strawberries which turned to bananas and curried veggies, if I had stuck to plain spuds and rice I would eaten less cals... Which for a short term is a good thing for me. So back to just plain spuds, steamed veggies and rice... For a few more days
I will have to try the sweet rounds. sound yummy!
Jenn, your pumpkin pie looks heavenly also!
On the rice, I would have a bowl now and then while I was doing my days of tators. It was a nice little change.
Thank you maladee. I will take the magnesium for now. Really sorry up hear that you had to give up the half and half. I guess I'm switching to tea. I just can't do black decaf.
[QUOTE=Bobert;1018156]Yes, cramping is a sign on magnesium deficiency. Organic Green Leafy would be your best source. Who knows what other vitamins and minerals you are flushing out.[/QUOTE]
Jenn, your pumpkin pie looks heavenly also![/QUOTE]
There should be a pumpkin pie hack! I kid, I kid. :)
Dude... I didn't even make it through one day! My coffee was horrible without half n half and I ate potatoes for breakfast and lunch and felt full and like crap all day. By this evening I had a migraine and was thinking obsessive thoughts about food!! Call me weak, but this is not for me! Life is too short to just eat only potatoes and no cream in my coffee... lol. For those of you who have done this ... I give you credit cause it sucks, lol. I ate a bunch of cheese for dinner because that was all I had besides potatoes. This brought me too close to my eating disordered days. For those of you who can do good for you! I'd love to lose some quick weight, but I can't hang!!
By the way, i will avoid fruits and vegetables high in fiber when I do the variation. Fiber could significantly alter results. I'll probably put my juicer to work.
I'm calling it The Potato Plus+ hack. Ha!
Are you guys eating potato skins? Where most of the fiber is? Just wondering what the original potato diet fiber intake is like and how results vary, if at all, among those who do and do not consume it.
Day 1: black coffee and water in the AM, then between 12noon and 7pm I'll have eaten 6 white potatoes, 1 medium sweet potato white fleshed, 2 small purple sweet potatoes - all baked, all with hot sauce. LOVING the hot sauce, as I haven't had it in over 3 months since switching to primal. That's probably about 1200 calories.. I might cook up a couple more before bed as I 'm feeling maybe a bit hungry.
The surprising part to me is how little I've eaten, calorically speaking, and the low degree of hunger experienced.
Eating high fat, moderate protein, low carb... I was eating 1100-1200 calories for DINNER - after eating at least that many during the day of mostly fat. So this is a big change.
I had reasonable energy levels, perhaps slightly lower. Probably didn't drink enough water, though I sure peed a lot today. My mood was stable, my patience and positivity etc all remained level. I noticed I had bad breath today though. Keto body odor is gone, can't complain there :)
I'm going to have to get more potatoes though. Oh, and I'm eating the skins on my organic ones, which is about 50-50.
Be back tomorrow, with more potato.
I hope I'm done eating for the day! I was hungry all day today for day 3. Days 1&2 were easier. I ate 1094 calories which seems outrageously high for just potatoes. It was a mix of Yukon gold and sweet potatoes. I feel like my appetite and blood sugar are more level when I eat the sweet potatoes. That said, a couple hours after eating, I feel like a bottomless pit. Tonight I ate some red bell pepper. I dove on it like it was a bar of organic dark chocolate.
I'm a 5'4" woman. How many calories are reasonable to eat and still shed pounds?
Tomorrow I will not have the decaf with half and half and will strive for all potatoes!
Any advice appreciated!