11-02-2012, 02:23 AM
I have to say I amazed how this is working. I am also chuffed it is so filling - after thinking protein wasa the key. Loving it
11-02-2012, 05:33 AM
Starting day 5, which won't be all potato - i am meeting someone for lunch. Down 4.5 lbs and at a weight I haven't seen in 5 years - yay! I've kept workouts lighter this week, just a few yoga and Pilates classes. Tomorrow, I'm doing a weight lifting class - I usually do that class in a fasting state and will do the same, then will some potatoes when I get back. Then I need to blanch and vacuum seal all of the veggies i usually eat during the week so they don't go bad. S, I get to lose some weight and put away veggies in the freezer.
This has been easier than I expected to maintain. Tonight will probably include some wine and dinner, then we watch football at a friend's house on Sunday. I'll start back with potatoes next week, and then will begin cycling back into regular eating. I'm curious to see how much will stay off - I think most of it will. This has been a great experiment AND, in my quest for potatoes, I found a farm selling 50lb bags for $17, so I stocked up. Thanks, otzi - I'm glad you started this thread!
11-02-2012, 07:11 AM
Start of day 5 and I am down 1.5lbs in total... not as extreme as other people but I have had more of an appetite, eating around 1300 grams/day (I am very active). I think today is going to be my last day, I am just about over these taters! I was dreaming about avocados last night haha. I am a little nervous to eat "normally" again as I dont want to gain those few lbs back, but am curious to see how my body reacts afterwords.
11-02-2012, 07:53 AM
Down 1.2 lbs today! This is a new low on the scale! Total loss in after 7 days of potatoes is 4.2 lbs.
11-02-2012, 09:22 AM
I'm giving this a go too. It's hard to say what I started out as I was backed up yesterday morning. But day one and 'issues' resolved I've gone from 166 (more like 164-165 normally) to 163.5 today so that's more of a baseline reading. It'll be interesting to see what the scale says tomorrow.
11-02-2012, 10:43 AM
Don't know how to copy text yet, so I'll recap my 1st message here. I gave this a try for 3 days, lost 3 pounds. Went on a 7 day vacation, came back up 5.6 pounds. This is not at all unusual for me as I am very sensitive to wheat and gain or lose 3-4 pounds depending on how clean I am eating. Went back on potatoes for 7 days, lost the 5.6 pounds I gained over vacation. I have now been off potatoes for 7 days and back on my weight loss version of Primal eating, which for me means higher protein and watching my carbs and calories. I am down 1.2 pounds this week, but more importantly, I have broken through a set point that I have had my entire adult life.
So, 10 days total of potatoes only. Net weight lost with potatoes is 3 pounds. Not the most dramatic weight loss, but I started out 8 pounds from my goal weight and with the additional 1.2 pounds lost now sit within 4 pounds of reaching my goal.
Things I learned -- My best results come in the first 5 days. I stalled after that and lost motivation to continue. I had plenty of energy to do my daily 75 minute hot yoga class while eating only potatoes. It's an effective way for me to break a vacation or poor eating cycle. My body (weight loss) responds to shaking things up periodically. I have suffered no ill effects from a short term potato only diet. Of course, this is just my experience, your mileage may vary!
11-02-2012, 05:20 PM
these points are consistent with my experience, it is interesting what shakes things up.
Originally Posted by Primal Tracy
11-02-2012, 08:50 PM
I've read a lot about how people are eating the potatoes and it seems plain is favoured - I have to say I was getting bored but grating the potato, adding moroccan spices and frying in coconut oil is very tasty.
11-02-2012, 11:52 PM
yum, I will try that!
Originally Posted by Danielfire
11-03-2012, 01:48 AM
You're not supposed to be using oil. Of any kind.