GoJenGo: I'm on Day 5 of the Potato Project and feeling great. Sleep is excellent, especially if I have my evening walk. I found days 1-3 were a little rough as far as energy levels go and adjusting to eating potatoes which is not a favourite food of mine. However, I like a good project, and have jumped in with both feet. I only eat boiled potatoes or Latkes that were dry fried (no oil/butter). I pour bone broth over my mashed taters and they are really good and I could eat them for the next 10 days.
Originally Posted by GoJenGo
I will be ceasing my potatoe Project on Day 6 because I have to be out of town at a conference for a week.
It seems to me that Days 1-3 I was out of Ketosis, and then Day 4-5 I'm back into ketosis (as indicated by keto sticks).
I believe this to be a great tool is busting through a weight plateau (as I was experiencing at 150lbs), and additionally adds some 'mental and emotional' fun in trying a new direction. The evidence seems to suggest there is no harm in eating straight potatoes for 7-14 days straight.
I will definitely come back to this strategy in the future as a fun and healthy way to mix things up.
Some on the forum have voiced concern that this is not true Paleo because it's a weight buster versus a '360 healthy lifestyle'. I believe that for many individuals, losing weight = better health. Therefore any tools that aid in the reduction of fat, while generating feelings of wellbeing and happiness are a win/win. Just my two cents worth. /Lu
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.