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    Quote Originally Posted by Xexist View Post
    Hate to bump such a long and dormant thread, but this is what brought me to this forum so it is what it is. Ive spent the last 3 days or so reading this thread and figured it coudlnt hurt to give this a try.

    Is anyone else still doing this, or at least falling back on it from time to time?

    One question I have is just how strict you have to be on the no fat. For example for like a tsp of olive oil (or was it tbsp?) there was 9g of fat, so I get that butter/margerine/oil is bad and a little self defeating on the no/low fat of all potatoes. What about smaller amounts? 1 or 2 g of fat from coffee creamer, or from a 2 second spray of PAM or something similar. NO fat sour cream (in really really small doses), or no fat greek yogurt?

    I realize the point is to avoid these things as much as possible, but how harmful is adding just a tiny bit of items like this to improve palatability?

    I love potatoes so I thought this would be a piece of cake for me but after 1 day, let me tell you It has been a challenge. Vinegar, hot sauce both saved this for me.
    I did 7 days of the potato diet in Oct. and lost 8.2 lbs. I stayed "pure" except for about a tsp of ketchup or a TBL of fat free bullion. The amounts weren't enough to help the taste. I forgot to add that very early every morning I had, what amounted to 1 pork rind, to buffer a medication I take. Why pork rind? Because it kept on the nightstand without spoiling and was 0 carbs compared to crackers. I again did the potato diet this past week for 7 days and lost about 4 lbs. I added around 1/4 cup of fat free chicken broth (canned) to the chopped up, mashed potatoes (warm) and it made a huge difference for me. It also may account for why I didn't lose more weight like last Oct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
    I did 7 days of the potato diet in Oct. and lost 8.2 lbs. I stayed "pure" except for about a tsp of ketchup or a TBL of fat free bullion. The amounts weren't enough to help the taste. I forgot to add that very early every morning I had, what amounted to 1 pork rind, to buffer a medication I take. Why pork rind? Because it kept on the nightstand without spoiling and was 0 carbs compared to crackers. I again did the potato diet this past week for 7 days and lost about 4 lbs. I added around 1/4 cup of fat free chicken broth (canned) to the chopped up, mashed potatoes (warm) and it made a huge difference for me. It also may account for why I didn't lose more weight like last Oct.
    I might also add that at the time of this second potato diet I was within about 5 lbs of my goal weight and that, in itself, could have been the cause of slower, smaller weight loss.

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    Now that I have almost reached my goal I plan to use the potato diet for those times that I find myself creeping up a bit. All white, unadorned potatoes aren't interesting but 7 days of only them works for me.

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    Has anyone tried any kinda hybrid to this? Like- Potatoes for 1/3 meals a day, or 2/3 meals a day? It might slow down the speed at which it works, but might make it more viable longer term. Or rather than eat potatoes every day maybe 'only potato' days twice a week, as a longer term solution to maintain or lose weight?

    Just thinking out loud here.

    Today is my second day and I have had very encouraging results so far.

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    Gee... what is this diet doing here...

    Really? You could probably do that on jelly beans too... Why not simply eat les carbs... works for me anyway... good meat, veggies, one or two fruits in the day and bingo... weight loss.. no strain, complete nutrition...

    I hate thos gimics. Like jojo said previously, you could probably do this with anything... hey why not try 30 bananas a day....lol

    I dunno, does'nt sound healthy to me at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergel View Post
    Gee... what is this diet doing here...

    Really? You could probably do that on jelly beans too... Why not simply eat les carbs... works for me anyway... good meat, veggies, one or two fruits in the day and bingo... weight loss.. no strain, complete nutrition...

    I hate thos gimics. Like jojo said previously, you could probably do this with anything... hey why not try 30 bananas a day....lol

    I dunno, does'nt sound healthy to me at all...
    So dont do it. I dont go crashing posts on what works for you.

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    I did a three-week run and lost 14 pounds. I stayed with condiment levels of whatever (butter, egg yolks, bits of chicken) as long as it stayed under 250 calories per day (most days less than 100 calories), because I had read Richard's posts about it on Free the Animal. I took a 4 day hiatus for my birthday and some social events and gained a few pounds (this involved restaurant meals and 2 pieces of birthday cake/huge cup cake - so, yes, sodium and crap), which came off in 3 days on the second run, which I am now in the middle of with one interuption for valentines day. I plan to go another 14 days and see where I stand.

    I got these results after losing @ 100 pounds on low carb during years of trying, since 2005, generally losing 15-20 pounds per year, a huge struggle, all in my 40s.

    Anyway, the hack has lowered my fasting glucose from 120s on low carb paleo to 80s. This seems consistent wtih McDougall claims for his vegan starch diet plan for diabetics. Yes, I am diabetic and bravely working the potato hack, checking my blood sugar and floored that it is so normal. I decided to try it out of desperation after gaining weight going higher fat/lower protein with my low carb plan.

    Dazed and confused, but very pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Key Tones View Post
    I did a three-week run and lost 14 pounds. I stayed with condiment levels of whatever (butter, egg yolks, bits of chicken) as long as it stayed under 250 calories per day (most days less than 100 calories), because I had read Richard's posts about it on Free the Animal. I took a 4 day hiatus for my birthday and some social events and gained a few pounds (this involved restaurant meals and 2 pieces of birthday cake/huge cup cake - so, yes, sodium and crap), which came off in 3 days on the second run, which I am now in the middle of with one interuption for valentines day. I plan to go another 14 days and see where I stand.

    I got these results after losing @ 100 pounds on low carb during years of trying, since 2005, generally losing 15-20 pounds per year, a huge struggle, all in my 40s.

    Anyway, the hack has lowered my fasting glucose from 120s on low carb paleo to 80s. This seems consistent wtih McDougall claims for his vegan starch diet plan for diabetics. Yes, I am diabetic and bravely working the potato hack, checking my blood sugar and floored that it is so normal. I decided to try it out of desperation after gaining weight going higher fat/lower protein with my low carb plan.

    Dazed and confused, but very pleased.
    Awesome work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    I remember a few years ago making the comment that somebody needs to invent "People Chow". I would love to be able to buy a 50 pound bag of something crunchy that would have the perfect blend of vitamins and C-F-P that I could eat a couple bowls full a day and be guaranteed weightloss and health. They offer this for pets, why not people?

    I find that when I commit to just potatoes, everything else is out of the question. It is so easy to justify that other half an avocado or that extra handful of almonds in day-to-day eating.
    I completely relate to this. I buy my cat these little premium pouches of different types of 'meat' in various kinds of sauces, and she loves them. They're not the cans of mashed whatever, they're actualy little piece of 'meat'. The pouch may say turkey, or ocean whitefish or tuna or chicken or beef, but the contents all look the same. It's so easy to feed my cat, and she wolfs it down.

    Personally, I could eat whatever. If I could open a pouch and just eat it (and still feel good, full of energy, sleep well, etc), then I would and wouldn't think twice about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Key Tones View Post
    I did a three-week run and lost 14 pounds. I stayed with condiment levels of whatever (butter, egg yolks, bits of chicken) as long as it stayed under 250 calories per day (most days less than 100 calories), because I had read Richard's posts about it on Free the Animal. I took a 4 day hiatus for my birthday and some social events and gained a few pounds (this involved restaurant meals and 2 pieces of birthday cake/huge cup cake - so, yes, sodium and crap), which came off in 3 days on the second run, which I am now in the middle of with one interuption for valentines day. I plan to go another 14 days and see where I stand.

    I got these results after losing @ 100 pounds on low carb during years of trying, since 2005, generally losing 15-20 pounds per year, a huge struggle, all in my 40s.

    Anyway, the hack has lowered my fasting glucose from 120s on low carb paleo to 80s. This seems consistent wtih McDougall claims for his vegan starch diet plan for diabetics. Yes, I am diabetic and bravely working the potato hack, checking my blood sugar and floored that it is so normal. I decided to try it out of desperation after gaining weight going higher fat/lower protein with my low carb plan.

    Dazed and confused, but very pleased.




    I wd. be interested in a diabetic's perspective. Cd. you explain the key points of this diet, and (if it is okay to ask) are you a diagnosed T1 or T2?
    "I took a 4 day hiatus for my birthday and some social events and gained a few pounds (this involved restaurant meals and 2 pieces of birthday cake/huge cup cake - so, yes, sodium and crap), which came off in 3 days on the second run, which I am now in the middle of with one interuption for valentines day."
    I also noticed that you, a diabetic, seem to take a vacation from sensible(as a diabetic at least) eating. I suspect that you are easily blown about by fads, and foolishness rather than courage is a better word for it. Only a fool wd. call this irresponsible behavior "awesome work."
    Last edited by Terry H; 03-20-2013 at 07:24 PM. Reason: punct.

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